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Mileages!

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I've been looking at what's offered in the small car range, thinking it's time to be a bit more sensible about what I drive, don't really have a good reason for using a huge C5 diesel estate any more..

I've had a look at cars like Nissan Note, Mazda2 or 3 and Suzuki Swift.

What's astonished me is the mileage some of these cars have done, some are claimed to be 'low mileage' with a 100k on the clock, one listed on Ebay 5 years old had the miles as 0 in the listing, a check on the MOT register says the miles at the last MOT was over 199,000

A careful look at the low mileage ones often shows why, they're repaired write offs and haven't done the miles because they've been sitting around in salvage yards for months/years waiting for someone to come along and glue them back together.

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
16 Aug 2019, 09:06
Here's the Corsa, remarkably clean for it's age:
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Does your temporary Corsa not fit the bill Gibbo? Or are you after something a bit bigger/more comfortable/more modern?

REgards Neil

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I really need a five door and little higher horsepower than the Corsa Neil, the 1.5 diesel Nissan Note looks ideal but there aren't any local to me, at my price. :) plenty 'oop north'.

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Gibbo,

So why are this lot able to undercut the rest on the price of well-presented cars? Nissan Note's like this for example.

Plenty of bumf in the "about us" tab, but basically they buy in "bulk" from finance house reposession auctions, and sell on-line and deliver to your door max of 5 days later.

Interesting to have your own critical eye run over their modus operandi.


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Critical eye provided below and as original link redirected elsewhere, removed as suggested
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You need to wipe that link Neil it's very dodgy.

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Mileage seems to mean little these days. This 57 plate Octavia I have has 191k on it, and it drives and pulls like new. The interior isn't worn at all, and it all works! Amazing really.

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
27 Nov 2019, 18:53
You need to wipe that link Neil it's very dodgy.
Done. Seemed there was something not quite right, which is why I asked for your critical eye!

Regards Neil