The only place for a coil spring is up Zebedee's arse.
Joined: Oct 17 2016
Posts: 51

I've got far too many vehicles making demands on my time and my wallet otherwise I'd be all over this. I'll probably still go take a look as it's not too far from me. 2000 Vogue on LPG. Looks tidy but little information.


Joined: May 14 2020
Posts: 28

Mmmm for some reason I don't like LPG modded engines---- I had a 3litre omega with LPG kept having issues (zavoli ) maybe just unlucky myself but wonder if got other issues Anyway £800 could go on what you already have ---- that's what I'd do or go halves with a mate for parts ??????

Joined: Dec 30 2015
Posts: 4560

I could be tempted if I had more space although it looks like it hasn't moved in a long time from the rusty bits under the bonnet. For me it's the right colour and it's got the Oxford leather interior too. I can't see myself ever driving anything not on LPG for the foreseeable future. Once you get your head round how it works and what can go wrong, it's pretty straightforward. But there's some pretty crap installations out there that never will work properly due to the way it's been installed or the choice of kit not being up to the job.

Joined: Feb 25 2020
Posts: 142

You guys are so lucky. That's a steal considering the condition of the leather only ...

Joined: Oct 17 2016
Posts: 51

So I went and had a look. Car is a lot better in person than the pictures make it look. I arrived to find all the tyres pumped up. I even got to take it for short drive.

The Interior is in fantastic condition. The steering wheel has chipped wood and worn leather and the headlining is sagging but the seats, carpet, and trim are excellent. Front seats have very light wear. HVAC working fine with no book symbol. I tried the front windows and both went up and down OK. No error messages on dash (146,000 miles)


The Body is straight. There's a small scrape on the corner of the OS Front wing, and the lower tail gate is corroded. Doors are good as is the uppper tail gate. The LPG filler is behind the petrol filler cap.


It was out of gas so I wasn't able to test that. The engine fired up straight away from cold. There was a ticking noise that concerned me but it appeared to be coming not from the engine but from the tensioner pulley and it went away shortly after. Other than that and a slight blow in the exhaust (noticeable from the nearside) the engine ran very quietly thought it seemed a little lumpy to me thought that may just be down to it sitting for several years. Air Suspension all works as it should. It has had replacement rear bags and a replacement/rebuilt compressor and there's a pair of new front bags sitting in the boot. The brakes seemed a little weak and it pumped away for a bit on start up so it may need an accumulator, but again this may just be down to it sitting for several years. The tyres hold air but are mismatched brands and will need replacing. I only drove it up the lane and back but it tramlines - certainly the tyres are a part cause of this, but who knows, may need some front suspension work. It needs windscreen wiper blades though the washer works as do the wipers.

The story behind the car is that the current owner bought it from a coworker in January 2019 but then found a hideous Toyota Hilux that he really wanted so this has sat since then. The chap he bought it from had it for several years and has had the cylinder heads done amongst other things. It was parked up for a couple of years while he and his wifer were travelling and when he came back it had a supension fault. He replaced ithe rear bags whereupon he discovered the compressor wasn't working and gave up, selling it on to the current owner.

The car has been off the road since 2016 but has not failed an MOT and the MOT history looks pretty clearn. Reg is W996KNN if you want to check it yourself.

I think it's a good honest solid car with some service and repair history. The only things that worry me a little are that it has a battery cut off switch under the bonnet by the battery which suggests there may be a battery drain issue, and there's a mess of wires in the boot where there was a play station hooked up (it has screens in the headrests. That said it wasn't throwing any error messages so it's probably nothing that can't be sorted easily enough.

I need another vehicle like I need a hole in the head so somebody do me a favour and buy it before I do.