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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!
...sh*tter than you could imagine

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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!