Best of the Bargain Basement (Vol.3)

Best of the Bargain Basement (Vol.3)

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CX53

1,964 posts

47 months

Wednesday 14th March 2018
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https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2...

I posted this mk4 mondeo in Vol2. It sold for £980 but I happen to know the buyer didn’t bother turning up to collect and that the seller would let it go for £900 if someone would be honest and show up to buy. Just incase it’s any good to anyone!

l354uge

1,501 posts

58 months

Hoofy

68,043 posts

219 months

Wednesday 14th March 2018
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Anyone feeling brave for a 4 litre V8? https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

ZiggyNiva

895 posts

123 months

Thursday 15th March 2018
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Integroo said:
This looks pretty clean with a 12 month MOT for £690

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
That's cheap isn't it for an 05 with 95000 miles?

Integroo

2,960 posts

22 months

Thursday 15th March 2018
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ZiggyNiva said:
That's cheap isn't it for an 05 with 95000 miles?
Seems very cheap if it is half as straight as it appears. Shame these don't get a good write up as drivers cars, as I quite like the look of them. Plus it's an old Hyundai, I don't think they had a great rep for being well built in 2005.
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GeordieInExile

589 posts

57 months

Thursday 15th March 2018
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Hoofy said:
Anyone feeling brave for a 4 litre V8? https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
I drive a 70 mile round trip each day, I shudder to think how much it would cost me in fuel a week. Over £100, surely. My 9-3 is costing 60-65 as it is.

Hoofy

68,043 posts

219 months

Thursday 15th March 2018
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GeordieInExile said:
Hoofy said:
Anyone feeling brave for a 4 litre V8? https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
I drive a 70 mile round trip each day, I shudder to think how much it would cost me in fuel a week. Over £100, surely. My 9-3 is costing 60-65 as it is.
I don't mind the petrol costs. My thinking is - Jaguar with a V8; how long before I have to fix something?

On the plus side:
Engine power 281 bhp
Engine size 3996 cc
Brochure Engine size 4.0 litres
Acceleration (0-60mph) 6.6 seconds
Top speed 150 mph
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive

Where can you get 6.6s to 60 for under £1k?

GeordieInExile

589 posts

57 months

Thursday 15th March 2018
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A 9-5 Aero has better 40-90 acceleration than the contemporary 911 Turbo.

But it's not a Jaaaaaaag and it has half the number of cylinders...

Here's one for £550, a manual estate, that looks rather nice.

Clicky



Edited by GeordieInExile on Thursday 15th March 16:30

ian316

657 posts

42 months

Thursday 15th March 2018
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TonyRPH said:
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???



At that price it's worth a look to see if the sills have been done

andburg

2,996 posts

106 months

Thursday 15th March 2018
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Lasts weekend I tried to find a solid cheap motor.

A whole weekend of driving round found nothing but heaps with bodge repairs, rust and rot.

Scrappage deals have seemingly killed off the solids cars people could afford to maintain by swapping maintenance for finance.

Celiacs, Hyundai coupes, Laguna, freelancer, a3, 3 series it just didn’t matter.

Maybe my expectations are too high

BoRED S2upid

14,942 posts

177 months

Thursday 15th March 2018
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GeordieInExile said:
A 9-5 Aero has better 40-90 acceleration than the contemporary 911 Turbo.

But it's not a Jaaaaaaag and it has half the number of cylinders...

Here's one for £550, a manual estate, that looks rather nice.

Clicky



Edited by GeordieInExile on Thursday 15th March 16:30
That looks decent if it lasted until November it would earn its keep at £500. Bargain!!

Integroo

2,960 posts

22 months

Thursday 15th March 2018
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andburg said:
Lasts weekend I tried to find a solid cheap motor.

A whole weekend of driving round found nothing but heaps with bodge repairs, rust and rot.

Scrappage deals have seemingly killed off the solids cars people could afford to maintain by swapping maintenance for finance.

Celiacs, Hyundai coupes, Laguna, freelancer, a3, 3 series it just didn’t matter.

Maybe my expectations are too high
I've been looking for weeks. Albeit for something interesting and haven't actually looked at any yet in person. Slim pickings though . . .

Integroo

2,960 posts

22 months

Friday 16th March 2018
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Quite like the look of this:

https://www.gumtree.com/p/bmw/bmw-e39-528i-se-auto...

High mileage, but history, last owner owned it for twelve years, service stamps, looks reasonably clean, and £550! If it was a little closer and I had time this weekend I would go have a look. Dealer selling it also seems to be a well regarded BMW specialist.

Edited by Integroo on Friday 16th March 13:46

Integroo

2,960 posts

22 months

Saturday 17th March 2018
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Trekked to see this today: https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/mer...

Complete turd. Bodywork chipped to bits in various places, Chinese ditch finders, alloys looked like they'd spent twenty years in the north sea, rust along top of windows. Also a cat c and didn't tell me. What a waste of time - didnt even let him unlock it before I left.

mickyc79

255 posts

45 months

Sunday 18th March 2018
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https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2...

Check this ad out! Overly critical or just very very honest?

My favourite line...." It rattles like a skeleton wking in a tin can on cold startup...". 😂😂

Edited by mickyc79 on Sunday 18th March 11:51

andburg

2,996 posts

106 months

Sunday 18th March 2018
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Integroo said:
Trekked to see this today: https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/mer...

Complete turd. Bodywork chipped to bits in various places, Chinese ditch finders, alloys looked like they'd spent twenty years in the north sea, rust along top of windows. Also a cat c and didn't tell me. What a waste of time - didnt even let him unlock it before I left.
And this is why I have now given in and spent a lot more money on a civic diesel

Compared to the Volvo XC60 its now replaced I'm still saving over £1500 a year on basic ownership costs (payments / tax) plus its got 4 almost new branded tyres, a 12 month warranty, a full MOT and its doing 60+mpg not 33mpg.

Volvo had thrown several warning lights recently (likely needs a thermostat and/or coolant temp sensor), a lower front wishbone gone (other is never far behind), needed 2 tyres on the front plus it was due for timing belt this year. I bet all in all I'll have save myself nearly £3000 this year by swapping.

TonyRPH

9,489 posts

105 months

Sunday 18th March 2018
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andburg said:
And this is why I have now given in and spent a lot more money on a civic diesel

Compared to the Volvo XC60 its now replaced I'm still saving over £1500 a year on basic ownership costs (payments / tax) plus its got 4 almost new branded tyres, a 12 month warranty, a full MOT and its doing 60+mpg not 33mpg.

Volvo had thrown several warning lights recently (likely needs a thermostat and/or coolant temp sensor), a lower front wishbone gone (other is never far behind), needed 2 tyres on the front plus it was due for timing belt this year. I bet all in all I'll have save myself nearly £3000 this year by swapping.
Can you give a cost breakdown?

Proper maths, not man maths please! :P


Integroo

2,960 posts

22 months

Sunday 18th March 2018
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andburg said:
And this is why I have now given in and spent a lot more money on a civic diesel

Compared to the Volvo XC60 its now replaced I'm still saving over £1500 a year on basic ownership costs (payments / tax) plus its got 4 almost new branded tyres, a 12 month warranty, a full MOT and its doing 60+mpg not 33mpg.

Volvo had thrown several warning lights recently (likely needs a thermostat and/or coolant temp sensor), a lower front wishbone gone (other is never far behind), needed 2 tyres on the front plus it was due for timing belt this year. I bet all in all I'll have save myself nearly £3000 this year by swapping.
See, I don't disagree. I'm a moron and did it all wrong. Bought a 2014 Civic for 10600 on finance. 9k miles, warranty, good fuel economy etc. Flawless. Sold it after 6 months as it was a bit dull for a Type R. Dog that cost me 2.5k in 5 months. Sold it. Now I'm looking at buying a cheap car not on finance, but don't want to be bored laugh

flyinyam

175 posts

137 months

Sunday 18th March 2018
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https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/jag...

I'm liking this , V6 all wheel drive and red. Paint the alloys back to silver.

All for less than £600

Winner winner

Fy

vikingaero

3,902 posts

106 months

Sunday 18th March 2018
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flyinyam said:
https://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-motorbikes/jag...

I'm liking this , V6 all wheel drive and red. Paint the alloys back to silver.

All for less than £600

Winner winner

Fy
Nice. But a long way to go for Mainlanders. Would be a fun road trip.