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Offline Cian86

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Re: Would You...
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2020, 08:28:18 AM »
Conclusive enough opinions, thanks.

I was getting drawn in by the spec, rear bumper, 18"s and leather. But more rational thoughts are now telling me otherwise!

Thanks everyone. The search continues!

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Re: Would You...
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2020, 09:01:03 PM »
I’ve bought cars with no history in the past but always because they were a good price.

I recently bought a 58 plate 1.9tdi match mk5 for my mum that had done 140k with no history. From looking at the car i could tell it had been looked after (new tyres, brakes, clean oil, new battery) after buying it I called the vw dealer that was on the reg plates to then find out it had near full history from them
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Re: Would You...
« Reply #17 on: February 29, 2020, 05:25:56 AM »
How does a 122k mile car have zero history? Lost in a house move/previous owner said he'd send it on? They are two of the usual excuses.

Has the current owner not even changed the oil?

You can buy xenons and leather seats from Ebay to retrofit.

That just can't be a cared for car.

Exactly.  Mine at 140K has an A4 box file full of invoices and a VW service book that's maxxed out. Need a new service book, which VW charge for, so sod that.

This is the tricky thing with private vs trade.  The trader will want shot of it asap and clearly made zero effort to acquire any kind of history on it, or produce a decent representation of the car.  Whereas a private seller who is clearly diligent in the car's upkeep is immediately obvious, just in his/her demeanour and attitude....receipts aside.

Looking at the pics, it's a total shed.  Sizeable supermarket carpark dent in the passenger door, peeling interior trims, shredded driver's seat bolster.....etc.  The pics are low res on purpose. It'll be a lot worse in the flesh.


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Re: Would You...
« Reply #18 on: February 29, 2020, 09:54:51 AM »
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« Reply #19 on: February 29, 2020, 09:57:39 AM »
Thanks again. Stuck in a Tornado mindset though  :smiley: