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What have I done? (Impulse shed buying content)

What have I done? (Impulse shed buying content)

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LiamM45

Original Poster:

1,035 posts

77 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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So... last month I bought a Passat V5 as I needed a car asap, got a little sick of the lack of power and lack of mpg, I felt if the car was doing mid 20's mpg I might as well buy something with a bit more oomph.

I do love the 5 cylinder noise, and I do miss the shove of a turbo'd car.

So, ebay today... what's this? A Rica mapped 850 T5 with 15 minutes to go... Kept refreshing and refreshing... stuck a max bid in and won the bugger for the sum of £590.

So I've gone and bought a tuned Volvo estate, in orange, for not a lot of coin. Am I in for a massive world of financial pain and ruin, or some 5 pot turbo winter bangernomics fun?

I've never bought a car unseen and on ebay... I've just insured it (surprisingly cheaply) and I go and pick it up tomorrow.

Some confidence inspiring Volvo T5 related would stories would help my nerves! Anyone?

Vocal Minority

4,844 posts

49 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Heroic stuff

Fleckers

2,230 posts

98 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Interesting idea

williredale

2,437 posts

49 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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How can you go wrong for £590?

If it expires in a cloud of steam you can part it out and recoup your money. My T5 is about to go over 150K and is doing well. I've had it a year and all I've bought is a heater matrix (£52 on ebay, fitted it myself) and a couple of tyres.


Potatoes

2,744 posts

67 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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A good buy from my experience, you will be becoming very acquanted with your local petrol station

80quattro

1,440 posts

92 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Nice buy. How wrong can you actually get it at this price?

However, if it is a wrong 'un:

1. Sling it back on Ebay.
2. Retreat and lick wounds.
3. Slag off Volvos on PH.

B'stard Child

8,414 posts

143 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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What could possibly go wrong......

Or what's the worst that could happen

Keep us up to date - Bookmarked for when it's moved to homes and gardens as it has shed content

g3org3y

10,101 posts

88 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Strong work! thumbup

williredale

2,437 posts

49 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Potatoes said:
A good buy from my experience, you will be becoming very acquanted with your local petrol station
Yes, yes you will... I'd forgotten that part...

Manicminer

4,248 posts

94 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Sounds good, where's the eBay link so we can rip it to shreds and get you all worried smile

LiamM45

Original Poster:

1,035 posts

77 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Manicminer said:
Sounds good, where's the eBay link so we can rip it to shreds and get you all worried smile
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200826918951

Fire away laugh

Garlick

40,601 posts

137 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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eBay photos please

Ecurie Ecosse

4,685 posts

115 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Good man, they are great cars. Mine is on 178k miles and runs like a dream.

You can't go wrong at that price.

80quattro

1,440 posts

92 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Garlick said:
eBay photos please
O/P, you have a potential buyer lined up already laugh

B'stard Child

8,414 posts

143 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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LiamM45 said:
Manicminer said:
Sounds good, where's the eBay link so we can rip it to shreds and get you all worried smile
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200826918951

Fire away laugh
Apart from the stickerbombing seems fine - in fact I'm pretty sure that car has been featured on another forum thread

Ecurie Ecosse

4,685 posts

115 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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I was actually looking at that one myself. They are addictive smile

In fact, I'm kicking myself for not buying one sooner.

They sound even better when you "liberate" the silencers. Here's mine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeCwbFtW2g8&fea...

Manicminer

4,248 posts

94 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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LiamM45 said:
Dammit, seems to be a good un. HPI clear too - let me know if you want the full HPI as I have a spare check on my account to use up soon.

Keep us updated!

LiamM45

Original Poster:

1,035 posts

77 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Garlick said:
eBay photos please
I'll post up my own tomorrow. smile Nice little 200 mile trip to Glasgow in the morning, should be fun.

Might bring it to the Malton meet on Sunday if anyone would like to mock me in person laugh

danjama

2,476 posts

39 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Thats a lot of car for not a lot of money!

Mr AJ

1,246 posts

68 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Can't go wrong at that price! Lots of car for not alot of money.