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What is it with idiots selling cars :@



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As much as i love buying/selling alot of cars, it is made so stressful by the people selling them

take this for example http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2410349.htm

i emailed him saying 'hi whats the service history like? do you have the receipt for the belt change? was it done by specialist/main dealer?'

he replied 'erm some service history, belt hasnt been changed as it isnt due till 72000'

to which i replied 'any detail on service history? belt is massivly overdue being 9 years old'

he then replies 'my dad has been a mechanic for 30 years and he sayd it isnt due till 72k regardless of age and im in industry myself so i should know'

WTF i was going to get arsey but i just said 'ok just offering friendly advice etc'

piston heads is a joke tbh and autotrader isnt much better

anyone else find it very stressful when finding a new car lol ?
 

TheEvilGiraffe

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Welcome to "the general public". Also, feel free to follow my motto of not helping stupid people.

Plenty of cars for sale on here at the moment dude !
 
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Welcome to "the general public". Also, feel free to follow my motto of not helping stupid people.

Plenty of cars for sale on here at the moment dude !

Lol yea i suppose its to be expected but why cant people be honest

when i sell my cars i am honest about everything and people like that and it always helps sell the car quicker

i dont get why people think if they dont put up information then people wont ask about it

yea plenty of cars on here so just messaging about

alot of people overprice their 172's and wonder why they dont sell
 
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I went to look at a campus sport before getting my car, the bloke wanted £2,500, he said loads of 17 year olds had been to see it, but because it was a 1.6 didn't want it because they wouldn't get insured.

I rang the insurance company with the numberplate for a quote, they told me it wasn't a 1.6, it was a 1.2.

Still interested in the car, I went round to see the guy again and asked him to check the V5. He looked and found out that it was indeed a 1.2, he's been in it and I quote "it seemed fast, so I thought it must be a 1.6".

I said never mind, as it's a smaller engine would you take £2,000 for it. He said he was going to put the price up because it would sell better as a 1.2. *DOUBLE FACEPALM*
 
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Ah, with most things like this, everyone is an expert! When I bought my 182 , the ammount of b*llsh*t the guy gave me about the car. Oh, it was the development car for RS192's exhaust (not), it has very special wiper blades (really!) etc. New tyres (budget) . It has had everything done when needed. Errr.. completely knacked rear shox, rang the garage who replaced the belts "no mate, never did that" eek 87K! Changing those tomorrow. I bought it very cheap, so I didn't care anyway. But these people just are like this. Best bet is to ring / email and wind them up. You are right about the prices too... £3K for a 172!! Or £5K for a 182!!:rasp:
 
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Lol at both them stories thats crazy

glad its not just me :)

yea the prices are stupid 172's are not worth more than 2500 tbh unless very well looked after and full service

you can pick 182's in good condition and history for 3500

i might just buy another phase 1 in black nomnomnom
 

DrR

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I've emailed that seller asking the same.

I still maintain a good 182 is £4500. When looking for my mate was incredibly hard to find a good 182.
 
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I've emailed that seller asking the same.

I still maintain a good 182 is £4500. When looking for my mate was incredibly hard to find a good 182.

True but there are alot for like a grand cheaper in good nick, i dont think ill get a 182 as ive always missed my phase 1

but wouldnt mind a black phase 2
 
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Completely agree they're idiots. Went to see another 205 gti before getting mine and upon noticing White deposits on the dipstick he told me the head gasket was fine and that the White stuff was condensation lol.

I think it's horrible how willing people are to screw you over.
 
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I've emailed that seller asking the same.

I still maintain a good 182 is £4500. When looking for my mate was incredibly hard to find a good 182.

Well my 182 was £2300 with history. Change belts and shox and it is spot on... There is a really good Flame Red 172 on Pistonheads needs belts, but otherwise perfect £2000. Like most things, they are only worth what someone is willing to pay. Hence that is why there are so many for sale for so long.
 
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Completely agree they're idiots. Went to see another 205 gti before getting mine and upon noticing White deposits on the dipstick he told me the head gasket was fine and that the White stuff was condensation lol.

I think it's horrible how willing people are to screw you over.

if i get told any s**t like that when i go to view any cars ill be dishing out a slap :approve:

im glad im mechanically minded as there are many dodgy cars for sale
 
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Completely agree they're idiots. Went to see another 205 gti before getting mine and upon noticing White deposits on the dipstick he told me the head gasket was fine and that the White stuff was condensation lol.

I think it's horrible how willing people are to screw you over.

It's not even limited to buying cars, I work for a newspaper and get literally hundreds of stories about people going to MAIN DEALER garages for a service or MOT and being told they need new bushes, exhaust, clutch etc on cars which have had the part changed two weeks before.

If you added up all the money which people have been conned out of at the garage it would probably pay off the national debt!!
 

DrR

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Well my 182 was £2300 with history. Change belts and shox and it is spot on... There is a really good Flame Red 172 on Pistonheads needs belts, but otherwise perfect £2000. Like most things, they are only worth what someone is willing to pay. Hence that is why there are so many for sale for so long.

£2300, proper bargain if it's good

But, I read your previous post about it having "lockwood" dials, so i'll reserve my judgement till i see pics. Oh and you say it broke down lol
 
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£2300, proper bargain if it's good

But, I read your previous post about it having "lockwood" dials, so i'll reserve my judgement till i see pics. Oh and you say it broke down lol

Lol at lockwood dials but still if you spent 700 making it a minter thats still a good bargain
 
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Lol at lockwood dials but still if you spent 700 making it a minter thats still a good bargain
Yes, the ghastly dials - "Visible Performance" !!! UGH. Anyone got a speedo? Oh yes, it did break down, only a battery though. Doing the belts myself - hell, 40 years in the trade doing lots of that sort of stuff should help! So, £250 for all the belt kits oem, oem rear shox at £42 each. Some decent tyres at £80 a go. Still a good deal. Helps to be vat registered too!! Will do some pics soon. Actually, here is the Ebay link. It is good for a laugh! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200563828742&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
 
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ill check out that link now

make sure you use the correct locking tools :approve:

EDIT: serious LOL at them dials :dead:

good deal though and at least he took the time to write out a decent advert
 
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ill check out that link now

make sure you use the correct locking tools :approve:

EDIT: serious LOL at them dials :dead:

good deal though and at least he took the time to write out a decent advert

I have the tools already. I ought to post pics of my toolkit - the tool box is insured for £40K let alone the other stuff. Snap On bloke loves me - he can always flog me some expensive thing - like the torque wrench with a gyroscope so it measures the angle for stretch bolts even if you have a few pulls on the wrench!
Yea, the dials.....:eek:
Decent advert? Hmmm.. a lot of bullsh*t though. At least he can spell!
 

Short Legs

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I know what you mean when looking for mine I looked at 5 in total, 2 of them which were private sales were cat D write off's (owners said they didn't know), 2 that were trade sellers both cars were very rough and the fifth one I bought.

oh and cheeky plug mine's going up for sale next week (just bought a caravan so need something bigger)

2002 (02) 172 Black 70k miles
FSH with 2 previous owners (same family)
Belts done
recent service (inc plugs brake pads)
Excellent condition (was machine polished and had all door knocks taken out late last year so looks nice and shiny)
Standard apart from Scorpion Exhaust and induction kit (I also have standard air box)
4 new Toyo T1R's Tyres
 
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I have the tools already. I ought to post pics of my toolkit - the tool box is insured for £40K let alone the other stuff. Snap On bloke loves me - he can always flog me some expensive thing - like the torque wrench with a gyroscope so it measures the angle for stretch bolts even if you have a few pulls on the wrench!
Yea, the dials.....:eek:
Decent advert? Hmmm.. a lot of bullsh*t though. At least he can spell!

agreed but he made the effort Lol

hate people who put adverts like this

'60k miles

xenon lights

cd player

electric windows

4 wheels

4500 ono'

if your gonna overprice at least make the f**king effort

i dont even look at adverts like that
 
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I know what you mean when looking for mine I looked at 5 in total, 2 of them which were private sales were cat D write off's (owners said they didn't know), 2 that were trade sellers both cars were very rough and the fifth one I bought.

oh and cheeky plug mine's going up for sale next week (just bought a caravan so need something bigger)

2002 (02) 172 Black 70k miles
FSH with 2 previous owners (same family)
Belts done
recent service (inc plugs brake pads)
Excellent condition (was machine polished and had all door knocks taken out late last year so looks nice and shiny)
Standard apart from Scorpion Exhaust and induction kit (I also have standard air box)
4 new Toyo T1R's Tyres

price??

im looking at buying this weekend hopefully
 
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Love the video!

The other thing that iritates is when the advertiser lists all the things that are stock. Leather seats, climate, alloy wheels, adjustable steering wheel, oh this is a special edition, it has doors! Wheels! engine! pedals! Heater! Windows! And a limited edition round thing that if you grab it and turn it the front wheels steer around corners!
 
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Buying cars is a nightmare.

Any adverts that are written in chav text are ignored. Any that don't list any details are ignored.

I called one guy...

Me - Hi blah blah blah.
Him - Blah blah blah
Me - So where abouts are you?
Him - Dorset
Me - Yeah. Where abouts?
Him - Dorchester
Me - This is going to take a while. Where abouts exactly?
Him - I'm not giving you my address.

Actual WTF. Just send the car down the phone line to me then.
 
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Simple fact, you won't buy it, so he's lost a potential buyer.

His loss, not yours.

all depends on price, if he;s askin peanuts he knows someone who puts up with his type of thickness will no doubt buyit!!!
 

Christopher

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Completely agree they're idiots. Went to see another 205 gti before getting mine and upon noticing White deposits on the dipstick he told me the head gasket was fine and that the White stuff was condensation lol.

I think it's horrible how willing people are to screw you over.

White residue does not always mean HG failure.
 

DrR

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Yes, the ghastly dials - "Visible Performance" !!! UGH. Anyone got a speedo? Oh yes, it did break down, only a battery though. Doing the belts myself - hell, 40 years in the trade doing lots of that sort of stuff should help! So, £250 for all the belt kits oem, oem rear shox at £42 each. Some decent tyres at £80 a go. Still a good deal. Helps to be vat registered too!! Will do some pics soon. Actually, here is the Ebay link. It is good for a laugh! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200563828742&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT


Sorry after looking at that, i still maintain a good 182 is £4500, don't see how you can say a 182 that needs new steering wheel, dials replaced, replacement stereo, unknown springs, and a boost valve? and no belts is a good one? and breaks down after a week lol.

Good price though.
 
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Hmm did he email back from a girls email adress might not be the rigjt one, his name was danny

Also white s**t on dipstick is normally HG in most cases

When its on the oil cap and not dipstick then probs condensation
 
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Sorry after looking at that, i still maintain a good 182 is £4500, don't see how you can say a 182 that needs new steering wheel, dials replaced, replacement stereo, unknown springs, and a boost valve? and no belts is a good one? and breaks down after a week lol.

Good price though.

Stereo? What's wrong with the Sony? And it has the original. Jamex springs are ok (You've not heard of Jamex????). Soooo. Belts replaced,fully serviced, new battery, new rear shox,new Renaultsport mats, Boost valve not fitted (you have to be kidding..), steering wheel replaced, speedo on its way.
So you'll pay me £4500. Good! pm your details and I will send my bank a/c details for the transfer.
 

Daniel

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I hate everything to do with the general public and car sales.

The sellers are nobs, buyers are liars and mechanics can scuk on my ginger nuts. Cnuts.

I should have paid attention at school and I wouldn't be in this mess.
 

Herr Flick

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I hate everything to do with the general public and car sales.

The sellers are nobs, buyers are liars and mechanics can scuk on my ginger nuts. Cnuts.

I should have paid attention at school and I wouldn't be in this mess.

other way round isnt it?? lol
 


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