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The local bargain game

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V8mate

Original Poster:

37,671 posts

91 months

Friday 24th February 2012
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OK - Friday afternoon fun.

I started this a couple of years back. As all the links/pics will be long since dead, I'll treat myself us all to a new thread.

The scenario: You need to buy a car to get to work. Urgently. You've only got a grand and you're going to have to view and collect it by BUS yikes

Yep; times are hard


Here's how to play:

- Go to Autotrader
- click 'more options'
- Put your postcode in
- set maximum price to 'up to £1,000'
- set Distance to - within 10 miles

Then, from the results, choose and post the ONE 'local bargain' of your choice, i.e. the one you'd choose to get you to work each day.
(extra points for having cash left over for tax, insurance, fuel etc. coke and hookers!)



Here's mine to start:

I had 42 cars to choose from

A bargain £750

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2012...


RP1

246 posts

52 months

Friday 24th February 2012
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I would be tempted by this:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2012...



740i 160k £995.

BorkFactor

6,665 posts

60 months

Friday 24th February 2012
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I like this game! I have 4 to choose from, 1 of which I would actually drive. This ok looking E46 318i:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2012...




Looks pretty decent actually!

£998, negotiation welcome

jamesson

2,082 posts

123 months

Friday 24th February 2012
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47 cars to choose from, this one top of the heap by a long way. No mention of mileage, but how high can it be?

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2012...

Justayellowbadge

35,653 posts

144 months

Friday 24th February 2012
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http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2011...

Edited by Justayellowbadge on Friday 24th February 15:52

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sleep envy

62,207 posts

151 months

Friday 24th February 2012
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you didn't specify how long you'd need the car to go to work wink



http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2011...

Justayellowbadge

35,653 posts

144 months

Friday 24th February 2012
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loser.

zasker

433 posts

106 months

Friday 24th February 2012
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Only had a choice of 8 so opted for this:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2012...

sleep envy

62,207 posts

151 months

Friday 24th February 2012
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Justayellowbadge said:
loser.
god damn you.

eta - this is a bit of you, broken back box and saggy headlining

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2012...

aruck

792 posts

141 months

olly22n

14,568 posts

108 months

Friday 24th February 2012
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Vocal Minority

5,042 posts

54 months

Friday 24th February 2012
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http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/2012...

Best of a slightly quiet bunch.

This or an R plat Hyundai Coupe 2.0 for £1000. This wins on price, and shades it on badge. Just.

V8mate

Original Poster:

37,671 posts

91 months

Friday 24th February 2012
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aruck said:
Top chavtasticness! Shame it's only a four-pot!

LotusOmega375D

2,957 posts

55 months

Friday 24th February 2012
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Rover 620Ti, 70k miles. FSH. 197bhp. Manual, 1 owner. 995 quid.


VoziKaoFangio

1,944 posts

53 months

jamei303

391 posts

58 months

Friday 24th February 2012
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Chrisw666

22,655 posts

101 months

Friday 24th February 2012
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olly22n said:
That's cheating he said autotrader, and who wants a car that probably smells like Rab C Nesbit has slept in it.

mercfunder

4,886 posts

75 months

Friday 24th February 2012
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MrC986

1,240 posts

93 months

Friday 24th February 2012
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This beats working from home on a Friday afternoon....

I found a 1996 P 728i with 86k miles for £795 with MOT until end July '12...I'm sure SWMBO would say argue