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Post by Unitedleeds1919 » Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:47 pm

Ha ha I missed that...to be fair it’s got a chequered mot history too...but I do know the advisories on the latest mot have been addressed inc new bottom arm ..it has just had a service inc plugs but is a gap in history in the book but some reciepts for service materials present so presumably someone self serviced...I’m not too precious, it looks in my opinion really nice in and out and it’s a fairly old machine I only hope the majors are ok .....like the cup holders :wink:
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Post by Unitedleeds1919 » Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:50 pm

Special Kay wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:36 pm Mate it looks stunning, no so sure of the optional extra (the potty) but I suppose it has it's uses for some passengers with weak bladders :poke:
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Post by Unitedleeds1919 » Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:25 am

I have actually goofed up as I rushed with viewing and despite questions on the lights and my doubt they were xenons as I thought they were dim and didn’t self level the seller did say they do self level on start up....it was sunnny and time was short but basically I can’t have one with no xenons as they are dire with halogen....I totally forgot the height adjustment
On the control panel....so I’ll be losing some money

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Post by hopz121 » Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:19 am

Unitedleeds1919 wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:25 am I have actually goofed up as I rushed with viewing and despite questions on the lights and my doubt they were xenons as I thought they were dim and didn’t self level the seller did say they do self level on start up....it was sunnny and time was short but basically I can’t have one with no xenons as they are dire with halogen....I totally forgot the height adjustment
On the control panel....so I’ll be losing some money
So now you'll sell the car and buy another?

An easy way to check is the single or twin scroll wheel on the headlight switch.
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Post by mr wilks » Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:28 am

Unitedleeds1919 wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:25 am I have actually goofed up as I rushed with viewing and despite questions on the lights and my doubt they were xenons as I thought they were dim and didn’t self level the seller did say they do self level on start up....it was sunnny and time was short but basically I can’t have one with no xenons as they are dire with halogen....I totally forgot the height adjustment
On the control panel....so I’ll be losing some money
The car looks really nice .
I wouldn't get too twitched over halogen / xenon with the E85/E86 , get the height adjustment right + a decent bulb & halogen unit will match the woeful xenon light :cry: they really are very poor .
Unde the bonnet over each light unit will be a yellow warning sticker if they are xenon
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Post by Lynchy » Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:36 am

Unitedleeds1919 wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:25 am I have actually goofed up as I rushed with viewing and despite questions on the lights and my doubt they were xenons as I thought they were dim and didn’t self level the seller did say they do self level on start up....it was sunnny and time was short but basically I can’t have one with no xenons as they are dire with halogen....I totally forgot the height adjustment
On the control panel....so I’ll be losing some money
As mr wilks has said don’t worry too much about the lights. My current Si was fitted with aftermarket bulbs etc by the previous owner and are much brighter and crisper than the standard halogen and xenon. Feel free to come and look :thumbsup:

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Post by Zedebee » Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:45 am

Unitedleeds1919 wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:10 pm Literally want something to go out have a coffee listen music etc
Just be aware the standard 6 speaker set up is pretty weak. The 10 speaker “Hi Fi Professional” (look for the big speaker grilles behind the seat backs instead of the cubbies) is better. There is also a 10 speaker ”Top Hi Fi” system with Carver DSP amp which some members say is very good. Either way, if you have the basic system and you like listening to music, you will probably want to upgrade it and there are a couple of complete 10 speaker systems kicking around at the moment.
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Post by Unitedleeds1919 » Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:06 pm

Lynchy wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:36 amswitch.
yes it unfortunately had two scrolls

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Post by Unitedleeds1919 » Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:11 pm

mr wilks wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:28 am
Unitedleeds1919 wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:25 am I have actually goofed up as I rushed with viewing and despite questions on the lights and my doubt they were xenons as I thought they were dim and didn’t self level the seller did say they do self level on start up....it was sunnny and time was short but basically I can’t have one with no xenons as they are dire with halogen....I totally forgot the height adjustment
On the control panel....so I’ll be losing some money
The car looks really nice .
I wouldn't get too twitched over halogen / xenon with the E85/E86 , get the height adjustment right + a decent bulb & halogen unit will match the woeful xenon light :cry: they really are very poor .
Unde the bonnet over each light unit will be a yellow warning sticker if they are xenon
thank you but they have the height adjustment on the dash ...I just remember my first z was non xenon and I struggle in the dark so good lights are really important and the last z had xenon and they were much better

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Post by Unitedleeds1919 » Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:13 pm

hopz121 wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:19 am
Unitedleeds1919 wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:25 am I have actually goofed up as I rushed with viewing and despite questions on the lights and my doubt they were xenons as I thought they were dim and didn’t self level the seller did say they do self level on start up....it was sunnny and time was short but basically I can’t have one with no xenons as they are dire with halogen....I totally forgot the height adjustment
On the control panel....so I’ll be losing some money
So now you'll sell the car and buy another?

An easy way to check is the single or twin scroll wheel on the headlight switch.
I’m a bit gutted :rofl:

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Post by Unitedleeds1919 » Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:15 pm

Zedebee wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:45 am
Unitedleeds1919 wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:10 pm Literally want something to go out have a coffee listen music etc
Just be aware the standard 6 speaker set up is pretty weak. The 10 speaker “Hi Fi Professional” (look for the big speaker grilles behind the seat backs instead of the cubbies) is better. There is also a 10 speaker ”Top Hi Fi” system with Carver DSP amp which some members say is very good. Either way, if you have the basic system and you like listening to music, you will probably want to upgrade it and there are a couple of complete 10 speaker systems kicking around at the moment.
to be honest I’m ok with music at a low setting so that’s not such a big deal as the lights

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Post by Unitedleeds1919 » Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:22 pm

Lynchy wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:36 am
Unitedleeds1919 wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:25 am I have actually goofed up as I rushed with viewing and despite questions on the lights and my doubt they were xenons as I thought they were dim and didn’t self level the seller did say they do self level on start up....it was sunnny and time was short but basically I can’t have one with no xenons as they are dire with halogen....I totally forgot the height adjustment
On the control panel....so I’ll be losing some money
As mr wilks has said don’t worry too much about the lights. My current Si was fitted with aftermarket bulbs etc by the previous owner and are much brighter and crisper than the standard halogen and xenon. Feel free to come and look :thumbsup:
cheers lynchey I’m a bit peeved, I rushed down to view as the car had sold a few days earlier a deposit was left but then the person who left a deposit apparently had a work van issue so backed out so the seller contacted me as I had been speaking to him regards a viewing et etc ....classic example of rushing and chancing it....I missed the lights didn’t study mot history which is not the best to be honest...to be fair at this price I want xenon when I said these are not xenon they don’t self level he said they do when you start the car the lights go up and down so I thought ok maybe they are....but forgot about the scroller on the dashboard

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Post by Lynchy » Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:18 pm

We’ve all done it, we are so excited about the prospect of buying a car that we miss things and forget about things to ask about. Try not to beat yourself up about it as there are alternatives to solve the light issue.

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Post by True-Blue » Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:34 pm

As others have said, a change of bulb on the halogen makes a night and day difference…. :tumbleweed:

Ok, ….doesn’t turn night into day, but makes the lights very effective at night :thumbsup:
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Post by Unitedleeds1919 » Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:44 pm

True-Blue wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:34 pm As others have said, a change of bulb on the halogen makes a night and day difference…. :tumbleweed:

Ok, ….doesn’t turn night into day, but makes the lights very effective at night :thumbsup:
hope so mate as I either lose deposit or stick with it and I reckon I’ll easy get a xenon car for this money but am I really travelling the length and breadth of the uk looking at cars...no, this one’s 70 miles away I do feel the seller is a decent fella I just think I’ve done my job wrong

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