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Thread: What 80's - 90s cars for sale have caught your eye for under 5K recently.

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    What 80's - 90s cars for sale have caught your eye for under 5K recently.

    Not really VAG related but thought I would start a new long term thread.

    Don't see many of these anymore pretty cool with the Zender Kit and SEC bonnet and the monoblock alloys. Are we in agreement this is becoming a cheap cool classic ?

    What a fantastic engine bay to work in with all that space !

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-...t/143208080782

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    Ha, not my cup of tea, but I always liked the zender kits on any VW
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    I think these Zender kits are worth a bob or two these days.

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    190s are on the rise - and very solid cars too. I always have a hankering for a W124 7 seat estate, 280/320 or 300D. For fun. an Audi 80/90 or Coupe Quattro with the I5 engine. And for real retro charm a Volvo 340 or Saab 900 would be nice.
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    I’m trying to buy a Volvo brick- 240 Estate to replace my 2010 Octavia

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    Quote Originally Posted by fendervg View Post
    190s are on the rise - and very solid cars too. I always have a hankering for a W124 7 seat estate, 280/320 or 300D. For fun. an Audi 80/90 or Coupe Quattro with the I5 engine. And for real retro charm a Volvo 340 or Saab 900 would be nice.
    The old Saab 900 is one hell of a cool car , really retro interior to . I think with the ulez now live there might be a few bargains to be snapped up in London .

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    Quote Originally Posted by culshaw View Post
    That's a hell of lot of car for the money. You can get a secong hand hardtop for £250 off ebay if you shop about.

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    Well as per my signature I've been enjoying BMW E39 5 series ownership for the last couple of years. There's plenty around, can get your foot in the door for < £1,000 if you want one which needs a bit of work. They're all at least 6 cylinder (even the 520i!) so make a nice noise.. even the diesels! You can get into V8 ownership (535i or 540i) usually starting around £2000 up to about £6000 for a nice one. M5's are, sadly, well beyond the budget here.. starting around 13k for anything half reasonable.

    They're absolutely brilliant cars. Not without their share of common problems (probably just as many as a Corrado, if not more) so don't for a minute think they're bomb proof.. but happy to give some tips and what to look out for, for anyone considering one

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    Cost me the princely sum of £1,300 with 119k on the clock and a service history so thick it filled a large lever arch file.

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    I think I remember these were reckoned to be probably the best all round saloon car available at the time in terms of reliability, build quality and driving experience - well wear.
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