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How can someone not know what car they own???

How can someone not know what car they own???

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PetrolDriver

Original Poster:

781 posts

49 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3905400.htm

Or do people just lie hoping that people come and have a look at it but don't notice?

Surely if you're looking for a 3 series Sport with a straight 6 then you're not going to fall for an SE with a 2.0 litre 4 pot in it?

Captain Muppet

8,492 posts

167 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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PetrolDriver said:
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3905400.htm

Or do people just lie hoping that people come and have a look at it but don't notice?

Surely if you're looking for a 3 series Sport with a straight 6 then you're not going to fall for an SE with a 2.0 litre 4 pot in it?
I thought it was going to be a thread about someone not being sure if they had an Audi or a Renault or something, not the possible misuse of the word "sport".

PetrolDriver

Original Poster:

781 posts

49 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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Captain Muppet said:
I thought it was going to be a thread about someone not being sure if they had an Audi or a Renault or something, not the possible misuse of the word "sport".
It's also not a 320.

So instead of 318Ci SE he has put 320Ci Sport.

Deliberately misleading I'd have said since he must surely know what is written on the V5 and what he has been insuring etc.

Captain Muppet

8,492 posts

167 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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Maybe he tried to read the badge, then just gave up and picked a spec at random.

Or maybe the V5 is wrong.

Six Fiend

5,729 posts

117 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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Vehicle enquiry
The enquiry is complete.
The vehicle details for RA03 ZXV are:
Date of Liability 01 08 2012
Date of First Registration 18 07 2003
Year of Manufacture 2003
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1995cc
CO2 Emissions 190g/Km
Fuel Type PETROL
Export Marker N
Vehicle Status Licence Not Due
Vehicle Colour SILVER
Vehicle Type Approval M1
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PetrolDriver

Original Poster:

781 posts

49 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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It's more likely he's trying it on or a bit of a dimwit.

Either way, I sent him a quick message letting him know that the errors in his advert may be putting potential purchasers off.

CampDavid

8,905 posts

100 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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Vehicle Check for RA03ZXV
We have important information on our database regarding RA03ZXV, a Bmw 318 Ci (Convertible). Choose a check to proceed

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CampDavid

8,905 posts

100 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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Six Fiend said:
Vehicle enquiry
The enquiry is complete.
The vehicle details for RA03 ZXV are:
Date of Liability 01 08 2012
Date of First Registration 18 07 2003
Year of Manufacture 2003
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1995cc
CO2 Emissions 190g/Km
Fuel Type PETROL
Export Marker N
Vehicle Status Licence Not Due
Vehicle Colour SILVER
Vehicle Type Approval M1
That'll be a 318i then

Six Fiend

5,729 posts

117 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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BMW and their pesky number bks wink

ajb85

1,065 posts

44 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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This misrepresentation happens a lot, especially it seems with people with BMWs who stick a set of MV wheels on and pass it off as a Sport. There will be some naive people out there who will also pay for a valuation believing the 'Sport' they are looking to buy is cheap.

PetrolDriver

Original Poster:

781 posts

49 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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Six Fiend said:
BMW and their pesky number bks wink
Yeah, that was the start of the rot as the 318 used to be a 1.8, then a 1.9, then a 2.0 and the 320 was a 2.2 straight 6.

Now if you look at the 3 series, you'll be getting either a 2.0 or a 3.0 regardless of whether you buy a 318/320/325/330/335 etc (in E9x form anyway, I'm not au fait with the latest gen and their engines).

ajb85

1,065 posts

44 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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Think they've brought the 328i back with the new new shape!

CampDavid

8,905 posts

100 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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ajb85 said:
Think they've brought the 328i back with the new new shape!
Indeed, though it's now a 2.0 turbo. Obviously

I like that my 4.4 litre 7 series is a 740i. Dunno why.

PetrolDriver

Original Poster:

781 posts

49 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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ajb85 said:
Think they've brought the 328i back with the new new shape!
If its the same engine as in the new Z4 then it'll be a turbo 2.0 4-pot?

rhinochopig

17,715 posts

100 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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Me for one. I booked my OH's car in for a service this morning and couldn't remember whether it was 306, 307 or 308 diesel such is the level of apathy I have towards the car.

PetrolDriver

Original Poster:

781 posts

49 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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rhinochopig said:
Me for one. I booked my OH's car in for a service this morning and couldn't remember whether it was 306, 307 or 308 diesel such is the level of apathy I have towards the car.
That's fair enough but if she asked you to sell it for her would you make an effort to find out?

Matt_N

6,578 posts

104 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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They're also not sport seats and what is up with those mats? Halfords specials!

CampDavid

8,905 posts

100 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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rhinochopig said:
Me for one. I booked my OH's car in for a service this morning and couldn't remember whether it was 306, 307 or 308 diesel such is the level of apathy I have towards the car.
Must have been a 307/308. The 306 at least had a bit of charm

rhinochopig

17,715 posts

100 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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PetrolDriver said:
rhinochopig said:
Me for one. I booked my OH's car in for a service this morning and couldn't remember whether it was 306, 307 or 308 diesel such is the level of apathy I have towards the car.
That's fair enough but if she asked you to sell it for her would you make an effort to find out?
I suspect being a 1.6 diesel it will have eaten its own turbo, or caught fire, before we come to sell it.

But yes, I would in that circumstance.

rohrl

7,625 posts

47 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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It's BMW's fault for doing away with their eminently sensible naming convention. Mercedes are just as bad now. Why call the A45 an A45 if it hasn't got a 4.5 litre engine?