Davie's french attraction.

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:grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: Why the fcuk do people view and agree to buy a car privately at £1200 when they don't have the money. Selling this civic = ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)

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Because they have (well, should have) the name Richard Cranium!

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Again???????

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Fake Concern wrote:Again???????
Yes and this is the one that I know well and really thought it would be no problem. Hadn't the money and had a loan approved in principle but when she went in to bank on Friday they refused. Folk shouldn't agree to buy a car privately until they have the money in nice £20 notes in their hand. Every time I have bought a car private I go with the money on me and pay there and then and take car away. Job done. Canna stand all this farting about. I need to get rid of it, being taxed and not insured, is that not an automatic fine nowadays? Don't want to cash in tax just now, it should sell easier being taxed. Push comes to the shove and I cash in the tax I will then fix it up and then sell it. I can get two doors in the correct colour delivered to my house for £150, thats the hard work of fixing it done, fill the rest and paint with rattle cans, then t-cut and coloured polish and it will look ok to get it sold. But still GGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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Just had a phone call from a (-expletive removed-) in London. He had already phoned about the civic and was told £1200 is the least I would take. He said he had booked a flight to Aberdeen and I would meet him there and he would give me 900 for the car and I would fill it of petrol for him and then I would get the bus home. I don't think so!!!!!!!! And if he does fly up to Aberdeen then he will just have to fly back again. Why am I attracting all the jokers? :evil:

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daviemck2006 wrote: Why am I attracting all the jokers? :evil:
I don't think it's just you Davie, the whole world is full of spivs and chancers now but your last bloke really takes the biscuit. I just think that people's moral and decency standards are not the same as ours and see what they do as perfectly acceptable.

That does not make it right and is rather unsettling.

Let's hope the next potential buyer is genuine and decent.

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Got a phone at 7 this morning, can I come see the car, I'm coming from fort william. We agreed a price on the phone and gave my address. I thought here we go again. 3 hours later they appeared, a mobile mechanic and his wife. Totally unworried about the damage, he checked under the bonnet, asked for a drive, we jumped in, him driving, me in the back started driving and went round the block came back t the house and he handed over a handful of nice £20 notes filled in the paperwork and it's bye bye civic. Thats how it should be done. Nice folk, nice easy sale, everyone happy. £200 profit for me then. Mmmmm on to the next one then :-D :-D

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Excellent :-D

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Great news. Now you don't have to deal with the prats anymore. Well done.

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So Davie is a wheeler dealer after all!

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Only problem is I can't drum up any interest in the c4. I have been phoning a few dealers today trying to trade in the c4 for something more suitable for me now. Most of them are only offering £1700 to £1900 for it. When pushed they admit that the trade price of the c4 is £2700 to £2900. There is no way I'm getting ripped off to the tune of a grand. Their excuses ranged from times are hard to can't sell a 2.0 petrol and I'll sell that car no problem ( a c4gp with 166000 miles) Keep trying advertising then. Anyone want it for £2500and it's yours!

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I must be a wheeler dealer. Or mad. On a train right now crossing into England at Berwick upon tweed on my way to pick up a car I have bought unseen. Train fare, car which has 10 months mot and 4 month tax, and insurance for less than I got for the Honda. So c4 still will be on the road and so will this one. It's another citroen, taking a chance with a c2vtr senso drive. Very cheap though and a FSH. 88000 on clock. It could be fun!

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C2 VTR sensodrive - I love it!!!!!! It's absolutely unmarked inside and out, although dirty right now. It will be washed and photos taken and posted at the weekend. It has the most complete service history I have ever seen, 1st owner had it 4 years, was serviced at supplying dealer at 2 years, 6700 miles, then again at 4 tears and 16000 miles. Then the guy I bought it from had it and serviced at a citroen specialist in Doncaster, every year without fail. Mileage is currently 90500 approx last service in july at 86000. Everything recorded on the invoices, oil, plugs, filters, bulbs, battery,timing belt, tyres, brakes, every mot, all invoices given to me and service book all stamped up. It drives as new, and even smells fresh. The best e-bay car I have ever bought yet, and £500 less than the going rate. When asked why so cheap, answer was he had only been offered £500 for it as a trade in, so he stuck it on e-bay, and I happened to see it and had phoned him 10 mins after it went on and paid a deposit 20 minutes after he listed it. He then had about 10 fone calls before he took it off the next day. Well worth the train fare and the petrol, £50 from Doncaster to home. I think this will be a keeper. He even gave me a HPI check he got done for selling it and put in a brand new set of mats. Cheapo horrid mats, but mats. 2 Goodyear efficientgrips on the front, done 15k and about 1/2 done, 2 budgets on the back only done 5k and still look new. To drive it, if its left to it's own devices in auto, it's slow and ponderous in its gear changes, and I could see it being a bit annoying in towns. However use the flappy paddles, and lift off accelerator as you hit the up paddle the change is instant and much smoother, down changes, sitting at 45 say behind a lorry, hit the down side twice with foot to the floor, and it drops to 3rd and takes off. So best used as a manual then and it's really nippy. I would actually say it would give the c4 a good run for its money. All this fun for a good bit less than a grand! Overall I am happy :-D

The C4 will now do no more mileage until I get a wheel bearing put into it, getting noisier by the mile. I shall now be able to put it to my son-in-law to be who will strip the hub off it and take the hub to his work, I'm quite sure Scotrail engineering department will have a suitable piece of equipment to press out a bearing. Both cars are insured and taxed, so the plan is to use the c2 most of the time and give the c4 a run occasionally until I advertise it in the spring. Then c5 auto will be looked for, by that time I may lose the c2 to my son when he passes his test.

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C2 sounds really good, waiting for photos. What colour is it BTW?

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It certainly does sound nice Davie.

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