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paulrockliffe

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3,945 posts

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I've been driving a Nissan Primera for the last couple of years, has been great but has a few faults. My Dad has the same car and has just bought a new car, so I now have two old Nissan Primeras, both cars are P11-114 from 2001, 2 litre SE spec cars. My Dad's also has a few different faults, so I'm using mine to fix my Dad's and then I need to get rid of mine for as much money as possible.

I realise that my car isn't worth very much, but I've never had to dispose of a car before, so I'm not sure what my options are exactly.

If I rang a scrap yard and asked them to collect will they pay me for the car?

Is it likely to be worth my while trying to sell parts on eBay, on forums etc to other Primera owners first? I should probably strip off as many sensors and spares as I can in case I have problems with my Dad's car in the future.

Any advice on how to maximise my income from the sale of my car greatly appreciated as I'm out of work at the moment.

Thanks!

Shaw Tarse

22,776 posts

89 months

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Donate it to a PHer?

PumpkinSteve

2,525 posts

42 months

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Sailors said:
What shall we do with an old Primera?

What shall we do with an old Primera?

What shall we do with an old Primera?

Early in the morning.
Sorry getmecoat

Another Fluffer

3,881 posts

51 months

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Strip it, track it?

Needa308GT4

311 posts

32 months

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scrap it.

they were dull and s**t when they were new
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tomsugden

758 posts

114 months

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paulrockliffe said:
If I rang a scrap yard and asked them to collect will they pay me for the car?
If my friend's experience is any reflection, they'll probably come and pinch it.

ReaperCushions

1,859 posts

70 months

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Does it have an MOT and is reliable? I need a car for a charity rally and can part with some reddies for it if it runs?

djfaulkner

861 posts

104 months

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Donate them to a local college/yoof center for people to work on?

Needa308GT4

311 posts

32 months

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hang on, you're out of work and you have a horrible old primera???

MINICAB...MINICAB...you wan minicab? Yeah yeah, all licence have....

Eighteeteewhy

6,919 posts

54 months

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Needa308GT4 said:
scrap it.

they were dull and s**t when they were new
Dull maybe, but very under-rated.

hardcorehobbit

1,096 posts

81 months

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Needa308GT4 said:
scrap it.

they were dull and s**t when they were new
I agree with the scrapping, there's not a lot of point keeping it... but I can't say they were st. Regarded as a decent steer for the class, the P11 I had stuck like glue to the road, even hustled along with it's rubbish tyres. Strong engine too.

Was dull to look at and be in though.

sturobturbo

2,951 posts

32 months

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I got 100 quid for my old rover 45, and they removed it too. That was half broken for spares so was a far stretch from a complete car. Metal prices are strong these days too.

paulrockliffe

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Eighteeteewhy said:
Needa308GT4 said:
scrap it.

they were dull and s**t when they were new
Dull maybe, but very under-rated.
Sure there are lots of faster cars out there, but as a car that will swallow all my bikes it's pretty decent. When you factor in both price and reliability they're hard to beat. Mine is decently quick and the handling is pretty much as good as it gets in that class.

My Dad's is the estate version, so an extra six inches of dull-ness tacked on the end. Awesome!

northandy

3,229 posts

107 months

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We used these when getting rid if my dads old astra estate

http://www.cartakeback.com/

Worked really well, online quote and called next day to collect, paid cash and completed paperwork, all my dad had to do wa inform the dvla

paulrockliffe

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ReaperCushions said:
Does it have an MOT and is reliable? I need a car for a charity rally and can part with some reddies for it if it runs?
It's MOT'd until the end of February/Early march. It's very reliable, I've had no issues with it. It will need a replacement MAF sensor to run though as that's going on my Dad's car. Other issues:

Exhaust has started to blow a bit.
Brake discs aren't far off needing replacement.
Battery doesn't hold it's charge for more than a week.
Engine light is on - caused by diagnosing the MAF fault on my Dad's - needs to be reset.
Fuel warning light is permanently on, but the gauge works.
Rear right ABS sensor needs to be replaced.
No parcel shelf - left it in the Peak District one evening.

carreauchompeur

12,805 posts

90 months

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paulrockliffe said:
No parcel shelf - left it in the Peak District one evening.
As you do.

paulrockliffe

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carreauchompeur said:
paulrockliffe said:
No parcel shelf - left it in the Peak District one evening.
As you do.
I used it a lot to go mountain biking, it was dark when I got back and I forgot to put it back in. I very rarely have the back seats up, so I haven't missed it. If I was selling it I'm sure it would be an issue for some people though.

I could do with some thoughts on the likelihood of making a few quid, or best methods for selling parts before I decide whether it's worth my while starting to dismantle it or not?

gazchap

1,255 posts

69 months

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Find someone with an R34 Skyline GT-R and race them down a motorway before being pulled over by a police motorcyclist.

Another Fluffer

3,881 posts

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PumpkinSteve said:
Sailors said:
What shall we do with an old Primera?

What shall we do with an old Primera?

What shall we do with an old Primera?

Early in the morning.
Sorry getmecoat
hehe

Toaster Pilot

9,896 posts

44 months

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Take it to a proper scrappy yourself if you're going to scrap it, you'll get a fair bit more than if they pick it up and you'll be sure to get a certificate of destruction there and then (important!)
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