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Eidhur

Original Poster:

33 posts

86 months

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Friday 25th January 2013 quote quote all
Hi,

Does anybody know anything about the dealer or had any dealings with them ?

Going from the name I thought the majority of the people who had dealt with the dealer would probably be on this forum.

I have had my eye on the porsche Gt3 at 911virgin for a while and it seems a very similar car and price . Any help or thoughts appreciated. I was planning on going to see the car this weekend, as its infinitely closer than the 911virgin car for me to visit.

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/p...

douglasgdmw

257 posts

104 months

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Friday 25th January 2013 quote quote all
Have a look at this:
http://www.scottishelises.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?...

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

You could also look on http://www.seloc.org/ to confirm the above.

George

Edited by douglasgdmw on Friday 25th January 12:51

rob999

497 posts

66 months

Andyk44

29 posts

21 months

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Friday 25th January 2013 quote quote all
I'd go have a look you've nothing to loose, in my experience in the motor trade happy customers don't find reason to go on forums to leave good comments, it's natural that if you d had a bad experience you wanna get it off your chest so may have a flutter on forums like this one.

Eidhur

Original Poster:

33 posts

86 months

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Friday 25th January 2013 quote quote all
I'm going to pop up tomorrow - weather permitting ! Will keep you posted. Thanks for the help.
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AMGreg

177 posts

40 months

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Sunday 27th January 2013 quote quote all
How did you get on. PM if necessary. Im looking at one of their cars too (not the same one!)

CooperS

3,040 posts

104 months

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Sunday 27th January 2013 quote quote all
Isn't this te company who were buying up swaths of S1's and pumping the prices? Just like the London BMW Indy did with the Z8 and Z3MC?

Eidhur

Original Poster:

33 posts

86 months

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Sunday 27th January 2013 quote quote all
Didn't make it due to the snow Saturday and prearranged plans today. Going up Wednesday, had quite a lot of info about the car from the last two owners.

Feedback from the garage hasn't been the best so far. Which car are you looking at?

AMGreg

177 posts

40 months

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Sunday 27th January 2013 quote quote all
Eidhur said:
Didn't make it due to the snow Saturday and prearranged plans today. Going up Wednesday, had quite a lot of info about the car from the last two owners.

Feedback from the garage hasn't been the best so far. Which car are you looking at?
Thanks Eidhur, i have dropped you an email.

Petrol_fumes

190 posts

96 months

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Sunday 27th January 2013 quote quote all
Not wanting to break forum rules

But just don't

Walk away. Look at my cars... Been there...(which is past tense)

Wootan

18 posts

53 months

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Tuesday 29th January 2013 quote quote all
I 've bought two cars from them over the years and always found them really helpful. I've only had one problem with a car I bought and they fixed it foc without any trouble. if you look hard enough you can probably find negative comments about every dealer in the country. just go with an open mind and draw your own opinions and if you don't like don't buy.

Rudy 111

32 posts

34 months

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Tuesday 29th January 2013 quote quote all
Wootan "if you don't like don't buy."

Exactly this, use your eyes and head when buying a car, have a good look at the chassis and suspension and test drive the car. If you know your elises then with this approach you cant really go wrong, if you're all unsure and a bit like the insecure type of buyer; go to a dealer and buy a new one.

Why is it that people are so afraid to buy a second hand car, 'because what if someone is trying to sell me a bad car'. Tough luck if it happens to you, as I said, learn to inspect a car properly and you will know that a car is not some kind of magic black box with hidden secrets.

CooperS

3,040 posts

104 months

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Tuesday 29th January 2013 quote quote all
Certainly not insinuating how the company operates as I’ve had no dealings with them. However if I was to go to an independent of any mark, I’d go there not only because of the stock they hold (which seems to be a large proportion of the S1 used market) but I’d hope as they were charging me more than a private buyer I was getting a level of security I wouldn’t automatically get from bob off SELOC. The answer isn’t to become an expert or stop winging or buy new.

Wootan

18 posts

53 months

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Tuesday 29th January 2013 quote quote all
I 've bought two cars from them over the years and always found them really helpful. I've only had one problem with a car I bought and they fixed it foc without any trouble. if you look hard enough you can probably find negative comments about every dealer in the country. just go with an open mind and draw your own opinions and if you don't like don't buy.

John D.

10,277 posts

94 months

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Wednesday 30th January 2013 quote quote all
Wootan with 13 posts to his name. Then twice in this topic scratchchin

Maybe I'm a cynic.

Wootan

18 posts

53 months

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Thursday 31st January 2013 quote quote all
Thats a little harsh, the two posts thing was an error. My previous posts were mainly about my Europa wich I bought and sold through Pure.
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...


Since I dont have it anymore I rarely contribute.

I was merely offering an opinion based on my experience with the dealer.

MarkExige250S

5 posts

30 months

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Thursday 31st January 2013 quote quote all
I've just bought my Exige from Pure Lotus. Found them a pleasure to deal with and wouldn't hesitate to buy from them again

AMGreg

177 posts

40 months

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Thursday 31st January 2013 quote quote all
They have been very helpful so far with me I have to say. I will provide an if the purchase goes through.

Mr Fix It

407 posts

153 months

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Monday 4th February 2013 quote quote all
If you go and quite fancy buying the car, I would then take it 5mins down the road to tracktorque.co.uk and get them to take a look at it before you had over the cash. At least you then have a second opinion. If the dealler does not like that, then they probably have something to hide!

Stelvio1

1,098 posts

112 months

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Tuesday 5th February 2013 quote quote all
Mr Fix It said:
If you go and quite fancy buying the car, I would then take it 5mins down the road to tracktorque.co.uk and get them to take a look at it before you had over the cash. At least you then have a second opinion. If the dealler does not like that, then they probably have something to hide!
A rather strange post? - have you actually done this?

For what it's worth I have no business affiliation whatsoever with Pure Lotus but have dealt with them without issue in the past smile

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