The Joy of Running an Old Shed

The Joy of Running an Old Shed

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bungz

1,220 posts

77 months

Monday 10th August
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STIfree said:
Well I got back to the UK earlier in the week in the Lexus LS430 after a faultless trip to Munich.

Decided it's time to let the Mondeo shed go as I've not used it myself in the past 3 months of owning the Lexus. It's been online half an hour and I've already had a bit of interest with someone wanting to put a deposit down over the phone. Double edged sword, did I price it too cheap? Or should I be glad it goes so quickly?

Anyway, last snap of it after a quick wash

Will be looking for a new one of these soon.

Lots of rough ones about, prob why lots of interest if looked after.

rich12

3,219 posts

111 months

Monday 10th August
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STIfree said:
If it were me, I'd advertise it and not mention in the ad why you're selling it. If anyone asks just say your commute has just changed and you no longer need a diesel. As long as you've got the V5 back then shouldn't be an issue.
V5 arrived today. Obviously is shows i've only had it 5 days though lol.

Will see what happens.

giblet

7,654 posts

134 months

Monday 10th August
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Just say you bought it as a temporary car to tide you over. I did the same with an EP3 Type R a few years ago, mate didn’t want to risk his Impreza on a road trip we had planned so I bought him the Civic. Fun drive across Europe for a week including a trip to the Ring. Came back, listed it and sold it for the same price it was bought for. Was open with the new buyer and he had no issues

Toaster Pilot

13,005 posts

115 months

Monday 10th August
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Don’t say anything in the advert - usually comes across like you’re trying to hide the fact it’s a pile of arse.

rich12

3,219 posts

111 months

Monday 10th August
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Put it on Facebook with no mention of my short lived love affair.

I hate that it seems all the bargain Lexi have disappeared.

Toaster Pilot

13,005 posts

115 months

Monday 10th August
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rich12 said:
I hate that it seems all the bargain Lexi have disappeared.
yes

I’ve got a 3dr RAV4 that could do with being someone else’s.... not quite as luxurious laugh

Jimmy Recard

17,050 posts

136 months

Monday 10th August
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Just address it if it gets asked and I see no problem with the truth - you'd prefer a big petrol and therfore just didn't get on with it. Show them this thread on your phone if necessary!

rich12

3,219 posts

111 months

Monday 10th August
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Jimmy Recard said:
Just address it if it gets asked and I see no problem with the truth - you'd prefer a big petrol and therfore just didn't get on with it. Show them this thread on your phone if necessary!
"See, my interweb friends all said it's fine and nothing to worry about" laugh

TeamBigfoot

102 posts

30 months

Monday 10th August
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Toaster Pilot said:
Is it a Scenic II? I had one for a while - 165k up and the supposedly problematic auto box. Was utterly excellent.
Its a 2006 1.6 petrol "Expression" with 120k, i think it is the mark 2 - it continues to exceed expectations. Its a tremendously well thought out car for the practicality (I sound like an old man now), the picnic tables and all the cubby holes come in very useful. My phone even wedges in the dash for use as a sat nav. The MOT has been extended to Dec (due to COVID) at which point if its too expensive to get through MOT, I'll buy a grand scenic with the same engine.

Its woefully slow, but great for your license.

Jimmy Recard

17,050 posts

136 months

Monday 10th August
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rich12 said:
"See, my interweb friends all said it's fine and nothing to worry about" laugh
I meant your post where you said you'd prefer a big petrol rather than a diesel! hehe

Not our opinions on sales tactics!

Captain Answer

635 posts

144 months

Monday 10th August
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rich12 said:
Quick question for the more knowledgeable when it comes to sheds.
I bought the 530D 5 days ago, don't want to keep it as having a diesel does nothing for me as apart from the odd 300 mile journey, my usual drive to the shops or train station is no more than 5 miles each way.

Do I just sell it and say that I literally bought it to do one trip or does that just sound like bull st?

Car is spot on apart from the leak on that fuel pipe but even that is tiny.
What you looking for to sell and does it have a tow bar? I may know of someone in the market wink

rich12

3,219 posts

111 months

Monday 10th August
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Captain Answer said:
What you looking for to sell and does it have a tow bar? I may know of someone in the market wink
I put it up for 1450 but happy to take £1200 as that's what I paid.

No towbar but i'm sure a cheap one on ebay can be had.

Captain Answer

635 posts

144 months

Monday 10th August
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rich12 said:
I put it up for 1450 but happy to take £1200 as that's what I paid.

No towbar but i'm sure a cheap one on ebay can be had.
Hold out for £1450 - I just want a cheap motor to move a box trailer couple times then flog on, watching a couple on eBay at moment

rich12

3,219 posts

111 months

Monday 10th August
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Set of gangsta wheels, better photos than mine and it's worth £1400 extra apparently.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363072443055
(My ml500 I sold last week)

Toaster Pilot

13,005 posts

115 months

Monday 10th August
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rich12 said:
Set of gangsta wheels, better photos than mine and it's worth £1400 extra apparently.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363072443055
(My ml500 I sold last week)
One born every minute. People flip cars like this all the time and seem to manage to find buyers for them. No idea how.

rich12

3,219 posts

111 months

Monday 10th August
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Toaster Pilot said:
One born every minute. People flip cars like this all the time and seem to manage to find buyers for them. No idea how.
Seems the real reason he was being such a dick about the condition is because he had hoped it was a massive bargain and he'd double his money.

Be interested to see what it sells for.

oOJamesOo

36 posts

8 months

Monday 10th August
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May be able to get a Mazda 6 petrol with mega low mileage on it. 2007 with less than 40k miles. Would you avoid it or not? Been with the owner since new. Didn’t think the Mazda 6 had a good reputation so a bit wary. What would you say it’s worth? Paintwork isn’t great but mechanically it should be ok.

Edited by oOJamesOo on Tuesday 11th August 00:31

Captain Answer

635 posts

144 months

Tuesday 11th August
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Toaster Pilot said:
rich12 said:
Set of gangsta wheels, better photos than mine and it's worth £1400 extra apparently.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363072443055
(My ml500 I sold last week)
One born every minute. People flip cars like this all the time and seem to manage to find buyers for them. No idea how.
Be a real shame if a load of us kept bidding it up and buying then ghosting on it.. real shame

loskie

2,183 posts

77 months

Tuesday 11th August
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why shouldn't the guy make money on it? It appears as if he's a business.

rich12

3,219 posts

111 months

Tuesday 11th August
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loskie said:
why shouldn't the guy make money on it? It appears as if he's a business.
Selling very random stuff, not cars.

I have no problem someone buying something from me at a price I was happy with to then try and sell on for profit. If he had been honest and said it was to sell on, I would've wished him the best of luck.

The guy I bought it from 2 months ago for £700 could've seen my advert and said the exact same thing laugh