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« on: November 01, 2012, 01:29:56 PM »
I\'m in a bit of a pickle. I want to get back into riding my trials bike. The only problem is I need to use my Mrs\'s car to tow it about with. This mean that when I\'m out she is stuck in with the kids if it is wet out. So I would need another car for her to drive whilst I\'m out on my bike. I don\'t have the room or the money for 3 cars so I would need to sell the FC to fund the new car. I\'d say the REX is worth 2-3K so what would you guys or gals buy with the money? It has to be something fun, RWD ;) and can take the Mrs\'s (she wont drive the FC even if I would let her!) with 2 kids.

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 01:49:13 PM »
If it was me it would have to be some kind of BMW.  I loved E36 328 Touring.  It was quick, fun and spacious.  I havent looked in ages but im guessing you could get an E46 for that budget, but for me I always preferred the 36 and so you could get a very nice one for that money.
A lot were recalled as well due to the Nikasil issues at one point so (like in the one I had) it had basically had a new bottom end from 60k.
 
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 01:52:24 PM »
I have seen one FC with a tow bar. iirc the owner used it for his boat!!!!!!!!!

Good shout on the BMW I have thought of these.

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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 03:19:34 PM »
A BMW would be the obvious choice, although you could go for an E39 5 series, There are 530is with less that 80k on the clock for £3k, a lot of car for not a lot of money.
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012, 05:28:21 PM »
what about a older 730 / 740

Nice V8 engine , RWD etc..


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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 08:02:11 PM »
Oh god I\'m having silly thoughts about a big V8 pick up!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012, 08:30:25 PM »
thats not a silly thought mate

i didnt realise you were into trials bike riding

its something i have always fancied having a go at ( hint hint )


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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2012, 10:13:03 PM »
Your welcome to have a ride any time mate. Just got to find some land I can take it too to practice. Its a bit crap when the only time you can practice is at an actual trial.

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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2012, 11:40:28 PM »
V8 pick up. I like the juxtaposition of that as a replacement for an RX7.
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2012, 07:57:32 AM »
Well the thing is, I don\'t think I\'d be completely happy with something that is bought as a replacement for the Rex. So my thinking is maybe I should go mad and have something completely different that isn\'t trying to be a Rex. I did used to enjoy having a off-roader in the house a few years back.
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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2012, 08:02:40 AM »
Some kind of lexus?

Or a monaro ;)

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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2012, 09:13:54 AM »
As Mr. Martin says - look at an IS300 estate... they are quite rare but starting to appear within your budget.

The other, and frankly best choices would be either a Subaru Outback or a Subaru Forester.

Personal preference would be the Outback - either version is good (be it the 2.5 or 3L) and there are so many to choose from in your price bracket.

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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2012, 09:32:16 AM »
Quote from: TiddlesRX7;840030
Well the thing is, I don\'t think I\'d be completely happy with something that is bought as a replacement for the Rex. So my thinking is maybe I should go mad and have something completely different that isn\'t trying to be a Rex. I did used to enjoy having a off-roader in the house a few years back.


ive been soooo temtped to but a defender 90 for ages

I have done a few greenlane days with my mate , and i like the idea of doing 5-6 miles at only 3 MPH :D


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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2012, 10:02:19 AM »
Lexus IS300 2JZ no S**T!

Alternatively, V8 Land Rover pickup.


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« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2012, 11:36:27 AM »
I\'d have a Monaro tomorrow. Only they are a tad over budget. Lexus is an option but maybe one of the smaller ones as the Mrs\'s wouldn\'t want the 300 cause its too big!
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