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Seems a shame to have sent the Corsa to the scrappy after lavishing so much attention on it Neil...

Did you not try to sell it first or did you think as I might... More hassle than it was worth? In the past I've given things away rather than go through the stress of selling them, especially on the 'bay... If you took the path of least resistance I fully understand...

Or are scrappies paying good money for cars again now?

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CitroJim wrote:
01 Sep 2020, 18:33
Seems a shame to have sent the Corsa to the scrappy after lavishing so much attention on it Neil...

Did you not try to sell it first or did you think as I might... More hassle than it was worth? In the past I've given things away rather than go through the stress of selling them, especially on the 'bay... If you took the path of least resistance I fully understand...

Or are scrappies paying good money for cars again now?
Having the LEAF and the MICRA taxed/mot-ed/ and insured, the Corsa was just on SORN after a failed MOT.

I was just working my way through the sheet as and when I felt like it. The last of my cars I sold to anyone was about 35 years ago....every car since has been run for large milages and then taken away for recycling. Like you I wouldn't volunteer to sell on. Definitely couldn't be bothered with that hassle.

As for scrapping them, we live miles away from the nearest scrapyard, and I never look for any money for the vehicles I scrap. For one they come up quicker when they are getting it for free, and it probably takes at least an hour and a half round trip to get up here, in a vehicle which does a paltry miles/gallon so if the scrapmen can make anything out of it good luck to them.

One phone call this morning. Car collected by 12.30, DVLA notified On-Line, job done. That's how I like to do it :-D

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CitroJim wrote:
01 Sep 2020, 18:33
Or are scrappies paying good money for cars again now?
I got £100 for the C5.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
01 Sep 2020, 18:48

One phone call this morning. Car collected by 12.30, DVLA notified On-Line, job done. That's how I like to do it :-D

Absolutely :D Quick, easy and stress-free! Works for me!
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01 Sep 2020, 19:18
CitroJim wrote:
01 Sep 2020, 18:33
Or are scrappies paying good money for cars again now?
I got £100 for the C5.
That's not bad at all Steve 👍😃

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The front tyres were worth that

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As this thread also says scrapyard purchases both my Leon and Hilux came from the same scrapyard, and both moted taxed and insured, and the Leon I have had for 20 months now which is longer than I have kept any car for the last good few years. And it got a treat a couple days ago, as in a proper valet and a top up of its ceramic coating. Theres how it looks, £100 for a valet is expensive, but as I am not able to keep them clean as I used to be able to, the ceramic coating is a godsend. It just needs a power hose with no chemicals, sponges or effort.
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For what I paid for it and spent on servicing including a timing belt and water pump I would still get every penny back were I to sell it now. Not bad for a scrapper lol

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Looks good Davie, and welcome to the thread :-D. Never bought a whole car from a scrapyard. Friend of mine bought an auto XM from one of the local scrappies, just on an impulse not a very common site in the scrapyards now.

Like I often say an airbag light on can scrap a decent car, so if you know about fixing them up some bargains can be had. The standard of cars in scrapyards now is a good few notches up on the rusty wrecks which filled the yards in my youth.

The car I just scrapped would still make a decent cheap first car for a new driver, and fixing up the one or two things that remained for the MOT ticket could be a good learning curve for a youngster, as my first Mini was for me. Not many youngsters are following that route into car ownership and motoring these days.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
04 Sep 2020, 08:19

Not many youngsters following that route into car ownership and motoring these days.

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How right you are Neil, and what a pity that is the case. My first Morris Minor was a steep but exciting learning curve, from trafficators to ball joints. drums to floor mounted washer button she introduced me to many of the darker arts in car maintenance, and produced some entertaining moments while my L plates were still on board!! Bob and I have memories of our first survival of unintended events from that car! All will be revealed in due course :-D

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
04 Sep 2020, 08:19
Looks good Davie, and welcome to the thread :-D. Never bought a whole car from a scrapyard.
I bought my AX from a scrapyard.
It was only when I got it home and did the paperwork that I found that I had actually bought a Visa :(

It wasn't that bad, ran for a long time without any problems.

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myglaren wrote:
04 Sep 2020, 08:51
I bought my AX from a scrapyard.
It was only when I got it home and did the paperwork that I found that I had actually bought a Visa :(
:lol: That did make me giggle...

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Me too when I got over the first disappointment. Should have looked closer than the chevrons on the bonnet.