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    So today I thought I would pop along and see a fairly cheap ex-police "VXR" estate. I had spoken to the trader and he assured me it was in very good condition, only one hole in the roof, no stereo and a few marks where sitckers used to be. I thought it sounded like an ideal cheap fast estate.

    When I arrived it did indeed look very tidy. The seats had hardly any marks on them but it went down hill from there. There was no boot carpet, holes in the roof bars from the light bar (to be expected but I did ask about this) steering wheel controls worn out completely and the worst bit - The front bumper and passenger wing were a funny very pale pink! looked like a cheap white respray over a red and it was showing through. It was also very badly fitted. I get the feeling this was the damage that retired it from the police fleet!

    So I walked away. This is the car in question
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    lol, looks tidy in the pics.

    Was it the right hand side (as you look at the front) that was pinkish?

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    Prob why its cheap m8 old bill prob wrecked it then flogged it on, shame looks smart in the pics .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofty View Post
    lol, looks tidy in the pics.

    Was it the right hand side (as you look at the front) that was pinkish?
    Yep passenger side. Its not that clear in the pics and I missed it until I arrived

    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphwells1967 View Post
    Prob why its cheap m8 old bill prob wrecked it then flogged it on, shame looks smart in the pics .....
    It is pretty tidy but would want another £500 spent on it to get it decent so I would have been able to live with it. Its then not cheap for a 156k car!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    The good news is that its done 158,000 miles.

    Testament to the 2.8 turbo engine.

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    I thought police spec ones were more SRi special order than "proper" VXR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy1954 View Post
    I thought police spec ones were more SRi special order than "proper" VXR?
    Good question, is it a poor spec VXR or a Fast spec SRi? the sri never came with the 2.8t so I guess its a poor spec VXr
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Its not a VXR, it will be listed as "SPECIAL" on the V5 its just the clowns who sell them that list them as a VXR in the hope that someone who doesnt know the difference will buy it.

    Fortunatly a poor spec VXR is vastly superior in looks and equipment to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post
    The good news is that its done 158,000 miles.

    Testament to the 2.8 turbo engine.
    More like testament to the mechanics who look after it, they must get a good thrashing every day, shame the bodywork dept doesn't do as good a job eh

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    Quote Originally Posted by byebyeitsagsi View Post
    Its not a VXR, it will be listed as "SPECIAL" on the V5 its just the clowns who sell them that list them as a VXR in the hope that someone who doesnt know the difference will buy it.

    Fortunatly a poor spec VXR is vastly superior in looks and equipment to that.
    Yes I know, its still a sri though for a lot less cash - for a reason, with a decent power-plant. Would make a nice street sleeper.

    Quote Originally Posted by Big-Pete View Post
    More like testament to the mechanics who look after it, they must get a good thrashing every day, shame the bodywork dept doesn't do as good a job eh
    I wonder how much on it now was on it when it left the factory.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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