K reg 1.2 Clio (advice please)

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K reg 1.2 Clio (advice please)

Post by woodhead722 » 06 Aug 2004, 04:35

We have been offered the above to buy in a few weeks time £300, 49K on clock, 1 months MOT.
Whats your feelings please if you have owned one?
Any good or what?
Just need reliable run around.
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Post by andrewhall » 06 Aug 2004, 16:35

Hi
Bought the wife a runaround 18 Months ago - A Clio 1.2 Oasis 3door
Zippy around town but not great at long distances. Only problem encountered was with the alternator - Easy change apart from the room around it. Overall she is very happy with it. She gets 40 - 45 mpg. Price looks OK. Don't know whether the one you are looking at is a 3 or 5 door. My wife says that if she could turn back the clock, she would have prefered the 5 door.
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Andrew
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Post by reblack68 » 06 Aug 2004, 22:32

I think the price is a bit steep for such a short MOT. If I was selling a car with a short MOT I would get it renewed unless it was going to be an expensive one.
It might be an idea to take it for a test before you buy it, just to see what it needs. You could quite easily double the cost if there's much wrong, especially if you don't do your own repairs.
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Post by woodhead722 » 07 Aug 2004, 03:09

Good points!
The seller is my boss! It's his wife's car, and she is having his, he's due a company car. We have the chance for a test ride etc, and in honesty assuming its OK it SEEMS a good price.
They have had for 1 yr, and a lady owner before them. It apparently needs no water / oil top ups.
Any more help gratefully rec'd!
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Post by woodhead722 » 23 Aug 2004, 03:13

£300 cost and about £120 to pass test (discs, pads, headlamp,and adjust back brakes), including fee. Repaired small puncture hole near passenger lock myself at no more cost.
Now on road. Thanks for advice!
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Post by reblack68 » 23 Aug 2004, 03:30

Sounds like you got a pretty good deal then.
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Post by delbirt » 28 Aug 2004, 20:13

Clio is usually reliable I was at an auction yesterday, M & N 1.2 cost £175 & £375 R reg 1.2 cost £700. Best going for M reg or newer if poss.
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Post by arry_b » 07 Sep 2004, 02:17

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by delbirt</i>

Clio is usually reliable I was at an auction yesterday, M & N 1.2 cost £175 & £375 R reg 1.2 cost £700. Best going for M reg or newer if poss.
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So £420 for a car with a known history and 12 months MOT is a good deal then! The age doesn't matter, gimme an older known car than a newer "auction special" any day.
They're not in the auction for nothing, you know [;)]
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