Mate, if you want a warm response on here don't say people are talking sh*t,
Are you sure you want a 172 then if money is tight, wouldn't you be better getting something diesel, or smaller engined maybe to really save the penny's for the house?
I have not said anyone on here has taked sh*t!!!!!
Read my last post I just said I valued the replies!!!!
its all a question of compromise, like I have said in a previous post, a few weeks back I was looking at Focus Zetec's 1.6's and 1.8's. Fairly run of the mill plain cars, its only since last week I grew interest in the 172. which is the top end of my budget, thus I still get a nice car, thats exciting and gives me a bit of cash difference from selling my Civic Type - R. I can afford to run that so I can afford to run a 172, I just want and immediate cash hit to help me decorate and fit my house so I can actually live in it. I could go the bottom end of the scale to a mondane focus but its a trade of between enjoyable car, and cash a swapout would give me.
TBH this thread has run its life now- there is plenty of accurate comments from the forum members- some being traders & one owning his own garage!!!
Simple- Pay £10 & join & stop wasting time on the autotrader + ebay ads-
At the moment I can only look and not buy - I dont have a buyer for mine so cant until then. And its only been a few days since I've decided I like the 172 - but its not the only car I am looking at, it might not be the car I go for, until I am set on it, and I need to see more and drive more its not worth me joining in my opinion at the present time. if i joined all the forums of the models I like I'd have spent a fair bit; thought the 172 is one of the favorates
I only stumbled on this forum yesterday. Ive only today learned there is guides available to members on the cars. Yet it feel like I'm being slated for asking question or for opinions on what I should look out for, major service to check for etc.
There will still be good cars on ebay and autotrader - and yes I have looked at those for sale on here, pistonheads etc. But I came here to ask a few questions and learn about the car from the people who know them and enthusiastic about them. However judgin by the most recent posts I'm not getting a friendly reception and I'm ahving to explain me financial situation and view to fend of some of the comments
...is it the usual initiaition proces for n00bs