Best of the Bargain Basement (Vol.3)

Best of the Bargain Basement (Vol.3)

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Krikkit

13,902 posts

118 months

Tuesday 8th January
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stevesuk said:
Krikkit said:
Boot floor cracking is rare on anything but the M3.
I think it was seen on fair few 328i as well... BMW modified the design some time fairly early on in production (2000 or 2001?). From what I read before I bought my 330, you'd be unlucky to suffer with the problem on anything built after the cut-off date (that isn't an M3).

But then we're talking about the bargain basement. Providing it doesn't fail and send you in to ditch - you'd just scrap it if it became a serious problem and didn't fancy fixing it? smile
I thought it was only the lesser-engined cars which had been tracked or seriously abused with a cracked floor, hence they're not likely to fall into bargain basement smile

TheVole

450 posts

90 months

Tuesday 8th January
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Update on the cheap 150k+ mile 2.2 diesel Civic.

It broke.

Wouldn't start if it was hot, and took a long time to do so whilst cold. Did some research and all signs pointed to the fuel pressure relief valve on the end of the rail. £35 for a new valve and 10 minutes installing it, the problem is now sorted and the little Honda starts on the button, hot or cold.

It continues to be an excellent shed.

Emeye

7,895 posts

160 months

Tuesday 8th January
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The best E46 to get is the Compact - not as "sexy" as the coupe or saloon, but they don't seem to rust anywhere near as badly much for some strange reason.

princeperch

5,778 posts

184 months

W00DY

11,346 posts

163 months

Wednesday 9th January
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princeperch said:
It's got £1995 in the window so I don't think you can buy it for £200 sadly.
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funkyrobot

16,593 posts

165 months

Wednesday 9th January
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W00DY said:
princeperch said:
It's got £1995 in the window so I don't think you can buy it for £200 sadly.
Probably done on purpose to catch attention. You ring up about it and they say 'nah mate, it's £1995'.

Krikkit

13,902 posts

118 months

Wednesday 9th January
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TheVole said:
Update on the cheap 150k+ mile 2.2 diesel Civic.

It broke.

Wouldn't start if it was hot, and took a long time to do so whilst cold. Did some research and all signs pointed to the fuel pressure relief valve on the end of the rail. £35 for a new valve and 10 minutes installing it, the problem is now sorted and the little Honda starts on the button, hot or cold.

It continues to be an excellent shed.
Great result, let the shedding continue!

Emeye

7,895 posts

160 months

Wednesday 9th January
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funkyrobot said:
Probably done on purpose to catch attention. You ring up about it and they say 'nah mate, it's £1995'.
And car dealers have the cheek to talk about time wasting customers.....

soad

29,337 posts

113 months

Wednesday 9th January
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No longer "discounted".

phil_cardiff

3,895 posts

145 months

Wednesday 9th January
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3.0 Legacy estate for a grand. Spanish too!

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

seiben

1,583 posts

71 months

Thursday 10th January
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phil_cardiff said:
3.0 Legacy estate for a grand. Spanish too!

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
Jesus that's tempting!

Hoofy

68,043 posts

219 months

Thursday 10th January
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funkyrobot said:
W00DY said:
princeperch said:
It's got £1995 in the window so I don't think you can buy it for £200 sadly.
Probably done on purpose to catch attention. You ring up about it and they say 'nah mate, it's £1995'.
More like they hoofed £2000 and missed the extra zero.

Spoon Burner

7,338 posts

124 months

Friday 11th January
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TheVole said:
Update on the cheap 150k+ mile 2.2 diesel Civic.

It broke.

Wouldn't start if it was hot, and took a long time to do so whilst cold. Did some research and all signs pointed to the fuel pressure relief valve on the end of the rail. £35 for a new valve and 10 minutes installing it, the problem is now sorted and the little Honda starts on the button, hot or cold.

It continues to be an excellent shed.
How much is the road tax on these per year? Seriously looking at getting one for my next run around.

jas xjr

10,977 posts

176 months

Friday 11th January
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phil_cardiff said:
3.0 Legacy estate for a grand. Spanish too!

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
Ooh I like that

TheVole

450 posts

90 months

Friday 11th January
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Spoon Burner said:
TheVole said:
Update on the cheap 150k+ mile 2.2 diesel Civic.

It broke.

Wouldn't start if it was hot, and took a long time to do so whilst cold. Did some research and all signs pointed to the fuel pressure relief valve on the end of the rail. £35 for a new valve and 10 minutes installing it, the problem is now sorted and the little Honda starts on the button, hot or cold.

It continues to be an excellent shed.
How much is the road tax on these per year? Seriously looking at getting one for my next run around.
I paid £140 for the year, I'd recommend one. Seems to take shedding in its stride.

princeperch

5,778 posts

184 months

Friday 11th January
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My bargain basement days are over, for now. My 300 quid Citroen xsara lasted 2 years in my ownership but last few weeks the gearbox bearings got noisy and at the weekend the clutch started playing up. Felt like it was a bag of gravel.

Fairly good timing as the mot was due at the end of the month. Had my money out of it. The cambelt was (by age) 3 years over. I'll sort of miss her in a strange way

Anyway I've been banned from bangernomics for now by the wife due to the nipper. So Ive purchased another bargain basement car - but just for a bit more money than usual- a Dacia Logan MCV 900cc.




andburg

2,996 posts

106 months

Friday 11th January
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princeperch said:
My bargain basement days are over, for now. My 300 quid Citroen xsara lasted 2 years in my ownership but last few weeks the gearbox bearings got noisy and at the weekend the clutch started playing up. Felt like it was a bag of gravel.

Fairly good timing as the mot was due at the end of the month. Had my money out of it. The cambelt was (by age) 3 years over. I'll sort of miss her in a strange way

Anyway I've been banned from bangernomics for now by the wife due to the nipper. So Ive purchased another bargain basement car - but just for a bit more money than usual- a Dacia Logan MCV 900cc.
needs a readers cars thread

egor110

10,836 posts

140 months

Saturday 12th January
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Audi TT convertible for £700 , no proof of cambelt change and the electric roof doesn’t work .

Jimmy Recard

15,192 posts

116 months

Saturday 12th January
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egor110 said:
Audi TT convertible for £700 , no proof of cambelt change and the electric roof doesn’t work .
Is the roof currently up or down?

wjb

2,669 posts

68 months

Saturday 12th January
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Found this for my 18 year old nephew (his first car) in December.




Pug 207 1.4
77k
MOT till August, no advisories
£850 smile