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Wanted Where Can I Buy A Cheap Car?

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by littleme, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    That's ok :) You're not. I (kind of) see your point.

    However, I've been offered around £400 trade in for the knackered old thing, which means I could have a slightly newer knackered old thing.... :)

    Of course I would LOVE a super new expensive shiny thing, but I have no intention of racking up a load of debt in order to get one. ;)
     
  2. shoes

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    I don't disagree there, financing an asset which depreciates that quickly isn't often a sensible proposition.... unless you plan on keeping the car for a long time. And modern cars don't last a long time. Some don't even last a short time!

    £400 trade in for a (presumably) Corsa B or C which has failed the MOT is a fantastic offer and I would be biting their arm off (I'm genuinely surprised by this!).

    On the plus side, £1000 gets you a lot on the used car market in the UK, and some cars are surprisingly reliable - such as G's favourite, the Hyundai Getz.
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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  5. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    The stalks are on the proper sides! - It's one of the last cars to be the right way round.

    Indicators/dipswitch should be at the window side. Like it always used to be.
     
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  7. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    I didn't know they had cars in prehistoric times! ;)
     
  8. Gramaisc

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    Do you never watch documentaries?

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    Try dipping whilst you're changing gear.....
     
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    When I had a first generation mx-5 the controls were the wrong way around (Japan spec!)... but my daily was a european car, and i pretty much routinely wiped my windscreen at roundabouts and indicated the hell out of rain every time i swapped between the two.
     
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    I had to drive a friend's LHD car in Prague - the stalks were cack-handed, I was sitting on the wrong side, everybody was driving on the wrong side, it was drizzling, I had multiple junctions to negotiate, I had to keep flicking the wipers whilst trying not to flash the headlights and changing gear with the wrong arm whilst trying to avoid accidentally opening the door - at least the pedals seemed normal.
     
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    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Well I got what I wanted & traded in my old knackered car for a slightly newer one. :)

    But, I thought that this info might be useful/interesting to someone...
    One of the things I thought about doing was scrapping the Corsa... 2 years ago we scrapped my sons KA & got £100 ....when I asked the price for my Corsa that now only pay £25!!!

    I actually thought the bloke was joking & laughed at him & told him I would go elsewhere....(soz bloke) but they said exactly the same & went on to tell me that business is terrible at the moment (price of steel being so low & all the steel manufacturers closing) & that they hardly ever bother to open the yard doors... I had thought that the scrappys weren't coming found due to the change in the law over cash payments....

    ...shocking!
     
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    I'm glad to hear you've managed to do a deal!

    Sadly yes, scrap is worthless at the moment, I scrapped a 3 series not so long ago, and also discovered that scrap is worthless - I only got £35.
     
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    Resurrecting this again as poor 'Stella' has catastrophically failed her MOT & isn't worth repairing.....
     
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    Bidspotter might be worth a look.
     
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    Below off Bidspotter April last year :
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    Unmarked condition on an 07 plate, 2 previous private owners. 2.0 diesel, full service history 14k genuine mileage. £2k.
     
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    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    ! well, i could spend hours on here - not sure i need a 'genuine duck decoy head' though!
     
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    Minime might need it as part of her SAS training......................... just saying like.
     
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    Always a handy item to have in any glovebox, I find.
     
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    Surely a false duck decoy head would be a bit less messy?
     
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    I kind of need a glovebox to put it in first.....
     

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