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FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« on: February 24, 2012, 10:05:21 am »
gulp  :'(

I can't believe I'm doing this...

we need to reduce our outgoings; which includes changing down to being a one car family and Mrs Starfish doesn't like driving Jolene (WTF!)

1995 Chevy Astro All Wheel Drive 4.3l petrol with LPG conversion

my insurance was 438 this time round

automatic

left hand drive

pretty damn scruffy cosmetically (that's why I'm not asking for 5k+), but drives well - no rust

extremely comfortable leather seats, full blinds, groovy internal lights

electric bench seat - converts into comfy bed

mid seats turn round if needed to make a bigger bed and are very easily removable for transporting washing machines, mobility scooters etc

all pipes, tubes and belts replaced when I got it 3 1/2 years ago

MOT and tax till November

no idea about price... first 2.5k gets it for definite, but as time goes by I'll have to accept a lower offer

I'm writing this as quickly as possible before I chicken out, so haven't got any pics ready

Google will probably let you know if this is the vehicle for you

more details and pics to follow

owch  :'(

« Last Edit: February 24, 2012, 10:25:09 am by lagerstarfish »
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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 10:13:16 am »
NNFN!!!
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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 10:22:01 am »
wiped away a few tears

more info

V6 engine

big, stainless exhaust

injectors replaced

new water pump (main weakness of engine system)

sounds like a Miami drug runner's boat  8)

Starcraft conversion - gay skirts removed for better ground/snow clearance - no TV/VCR, but wiring, rear speakers/headphone sockets are still there - groovy wooden trim throughout

has 10 CD changer, radio and cassette player (old school driving joy)

7 seater

cruise control and arm rests, obviously

ladder on the back

electric front seats

aircon temporarily disabled - garages fault, so hopefully getting fixed

the kids will hate me...
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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 10:26:02 am »
Are you sure about this Lagers ?
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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2012, 10:28:39 am »
Sell  the other car!
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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2012, 10:35:59 am »
Sell the other house! Sell the wife! Sell the kids!
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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2012, 10:36:56 am »
not my choice

I put Mrs S through so much shit - the bust ankle being the latest on the heap -  that I'll do anything to make her happy

this is the 2nd gen model 1995- 2005
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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2012, 10:39:40 am »
Mrs S.
I like the fact that Starfish is your surname and your first name is Lager
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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2012, 10:45:18 am »
drives well in the snow, even without snow tyres or chains
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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2012, 10:47:17 am »
not my choice

I put Mrs S through so much shit - the bust ankle being the latest on the heap -  that I'll do anything to make her happy


Yes I know all that but........ah..... dammit.  :'(

drives well in the snow, even without snow tyres or chains

You forgot to mention personalised plate (if your name is Lagerstarfish).
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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2012, 10:49:49 am »
drives well in the snow, even without snow tyres or chains

you forgot to mention how it sounds too... its amazing!
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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2012, 10:52:56 am »
alloy wheels

space saver spare tyre

front tyres due for replacing (65 each, fitted - not too bad)

original vacuum cleaner working fine - deep carpet throughout - with extra foot mats (same carpet)

headrests on all seats
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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2012, 10:53:50 am »

you forgot to mention how it sounds too... its amazing!



sounds like a Miami drug runner's boat  8)



It does too.
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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2012, 10:55:54 am »
sailed through last 2 MOTs

steering limiter bushes thingies getting worn

new windscreen

new wiper blades

new battery

12v sockets all over the place

Haynes manual
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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2012, 11:01:16 am »
mileage is about 85k - so probably another 200k left in it


was 49k when I got it
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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2012, 01:10:25 pm »
serviced 3k miles ago
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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2012, 01:25:00 pm »
I'm fairly certain somewhere amongst the organised chaos that is our beloved forum there is a photo of the lagersbus but I can't find it.

Anyhoo. What colour is it out of interest?

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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2012, 01:27:59 pm »
Found it

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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2012, 01:34:47 pm »
did I mention tinted windows?

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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2012, 01:52:34 pm »
did I mention tinted windows?

Who are you trying to convince here?

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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2012, 01:57:28 pm »
Found it

I thought it was this one?

Alloy wheels, tinted windows

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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2012, 04:27:02 pm »
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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2012, 05:34:57 pm »
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2012, 07:19:02 pm »
Quick before the missus catches me...what's the internal layout of this thing? And what sort of fuel consumption are you getting? Would be nice to keep it in the community - it seems nearly as well loved as you  ;)
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Re: FS: AWD Chevrolet Astro LPG
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2012, 07:20:45 pm »
I've been longing after one of these bad boys for ages, wish I could justify it!