Best of the Bargain Basement (Vol.3)

Best of the Bargain Basement (Vol.3)

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funkyrobot

17,999 posts

176 months

Monday 12th March 2018
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defblade said:
Checking in smile
You can bookmark it?

hehe

rlg43p

619 posts

197 months

Monday 12th March 2018
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andburg said:
only posting to keep this ion my recent topics!
banghead


soad

30,482 posts

124 months

Monday 12th March 2018
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funkyrobot said:
defblade said:
Checking in smile
You can bookmark it?

hehe
Much easier when it appears in My Stuff though. smile

V8mate

42,991 posts

137 months

Monday 12th March 2018
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soad said:
funkyrobot said:
defblade said:
Checking in smile
You can bookmark it?

hehe
Much easier when it appears in My Stuff though. smile
Then click Watch instead.

Usget

5,027 posts

159 months

Tuesday 13th March 2018
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Posting partly to put this in my Watch list and partly to annoy people who think I should have clicked the "Watch" button instead wavey

andburg

3,363 posts

117 months

Tuesday 13th March 2018
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Usget said:
Posting partly to put this in my Watch list and partly to annoy people who think I should have clicked the "Watch" button instead wavey
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Integroo

6,287 posts

33 months

Tuesday 13th March 2018
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Can people please start posting bargain basement car advertisements rather than inane chatter ... I need to find a shed to buy!

Usget

5,027 posts

159 months

Tuesday 13th March 2018
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Furry muff.



Fun motoring, sounds like it's been owned by someone who knows what they're about, low-ish miles.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

V8mate

42,991 posts

137 months

Tuesday 13th March 2018
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Usget said:
Furry muff.



Fun motoring, sounds like it's been owned by someone who knows what they're about, low-ish miles.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
That is just bonkers value!

Integroo

6,287 posts

33 months

Tuesday 13th March 2018
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How about a one owner 2.5 v6 X Type with 62k miles and a 12 month MOT with no advisories for 750 quid?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

It's near me and actually quite tempting, despite thinking that the 3.0l must be a better bet than the 2.5l...oh and the intermittent eml.



Edited by Integroo on Tuesday 13th March 17:11

TonyRPH

10,028 posts

116 months

Tuesday 13th March 2018
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Integroo said:
How about a one owner 2.5 v6 X Type with 62k miles and a 12 month MOT with no advisories for 750 quid?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

It's near me and actually quite tempting, despite thinking that the 3.0l must be a better bet than the 2.5l...oh and the intermittent eml.

Edited by Integroo on Tuesday 13th March 17:11
Jag mileage can't be genuine surely, based on the MOT history?

So much corrosion at such a low mileage???




Integroo

6,287 posts

33 months

Tuesday 13th March 2018
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TonyRPH said:
Jag mileage can't be genuine surely, based on the MOT history?

So much corrosion at such a low mileage???



I suppose if it hasn't moved much then perhaps corrosion would occur - I know these X Type's have a reputation for rusting along the sills. It must have had welding (or a dodgy MOT) though as no corrosion advisories in 16, 17 or 18? Though that MOT history puts me right off, you are correct.

TonyRPH

10,028 posts

116 months

Tuesday 13th March 2018
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I've been actively searching for a car in the bargain basement bracket to replace my VW Bora this past 2 weeks.

And I've seen several cars with a claimed low mileage, however the MOT history suggests otherwise based on the listed faults.

If people actually maintained these cars fully as well as clocking them, then the MOT history would likely be less of a giveaway!!

But as things stand, many of these cars seem to hobble from MOT to MOT with little or no maintenance in between.


Integroo

6,287 posts

33 months

Tuesday 13th March 2018
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TonyRPH said:
I've been actively searching for a car in the bargain basement bracket to replace my VW Bora this past 2 weeks.

And I've seen several cars with a claimed low mileage, however the MOT history suggests otherwise based on the listed faults.

If people actually maintained these cars fully as well as clocking them, then the MOT history would likely be less of a giveaway!!

But as things stand, many of these cars seem to hobble from MOT to MOT with little or no maintenance in between.
Indeed. I am also searching in the sub 1500 quid bracket, but with the added difficulty that I want to buy something relatively interesting (i.e. either small and chuckable or large powerful engine). I had an eye on a Suzuki Ignis Sport nearby on a claimed 39k miles, but the MOT history shows it was blatantly clocked.

jamoor

10,450 posts

163 months

Tuesday 13th March 2018
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How much easier are these barge things now we have the mot history

Integroo

6,287 posts

33 months

Tuesday 13th March 2018
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This looks pretty clean with a 12 month MOT for £690

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

Integroo

6,287 posts

33 months

Tuesday 13th March 2018
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Chaps can't we get back onto the topic of bargain basement cars rather than this nonsense ?

Integroo

6,287 posts

33 months

Wednesday 14th March 2018
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https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/rov...

Rover Streetwise with funny advert for £100? Claims no advisories on recent MOT but hides reg.... but it's £100!

TonyRPH

10,028 posts

116 months

Wednesday 14th March 2018
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Seems way to cheap.

Perhaps they missed a '0' off the price?

Peanut Gallery

1,577 posts

58 months

Wednesday 14th March 2018
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I like the wording of that ad! - but how much damage is that across the entire front of the car?