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#1 shaunw85

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:00 PM

Hi everyone, Just thought i would say a quick hello to the forum!! "Hello" Im a former Lotus Elise owner and recently decided i wanted another. After taking a interest in the VX220 i began reading lots and lots and realised this is probably the better car so joining the VX side :) Currently looking at a few but one in particular as taken my eye. Was just wondering if anyone know anything about this VX or could give me some advice on what the look for when i go see it etc. Ive already done a HPI check and all is good except the Cat D bit is registered. Heres the link http://www.ebay.co.u...c#ht_500wt_1219 One thing i have noticed from the pictures is in the interior pic. What looks to be a Gap of some sort near the drivers seat.... any ideas? Thanks in advance :happy:

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:05 PM

Welcome thumbsup I would ask him/her what damage was done to the car as they don't seem to say

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:08 PM

Welcome thumbsup

I would ask him/her what damage was done to the car as they don't seem to say


He said he bought it as a damaged car and did the repairs. Its apparently had a new front clam, front drivers suspension, front axel and tracking arms i believe it was. Also there is no books or service history and only the one key... :-/

Edited by shaunw85, 28 June 2012 - 06:10 PM.


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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:10 PM

See if any knowledeable local vx owner will go and have a look with you. Most know what to look for. Seems cheap even for a cat d. Martin s

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:12 PM

Front axel?! :blink:

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:13 PM

See if any knowledeable local vx owner will go and have a look with you. Most know what to look for.

Seems cheap even for a cat d.

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Ive made him a offer for the car already which as been provisionally accepted. Whats its worth providing all is good?

Yeah like the idea of someone who knows there stuff coming to see it tho!

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:14 PM

Have you googled the number plate? Searched here too? What about previous plates on the hpi report?

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:16 PM

Worth? Hmmmm. Well there is a black one for sale (non cat d etc) went up today on forum at 9.5k

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:16 PM

Have you googled the number plate? Searched here too?
What about previous plates on the hpi report?


Not googled the plate yet no... Did a HPI check on it and does show a change from private plates after the CAT damage

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:20 PM

Search the plates (or post them here). Also find out the last 4 digits of the chassis number, that's the build number and there is a "register" on here with hundreds of cars and their previous owners, so a good source of info.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:23 PM

Search the plates (or post them here).

Also find out the last 4 digits of the chassis number, that's the build number and there is a "register" on here with hundreds of cars and their previous owners, so a good source of info.


Just done a search on google for the plate, a Forum post was the top result.
http://www.vx220.org...i-didnt-notice/

Ill have a look for the chassis number now on the HPI.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:28 PM

In his profile (andym172) it says build number 6944 thumbsup

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:31 PM

In the build list, it only shows andym172 as a previous owner.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:31 PM

front drivers suspension, front axel and tracking arms i believe it was.


Check the chassis where the wishbones mount, check where the wishbones would bend back into the chassis, check where the steering rack goes through, When you've done that, check it all again. Take along photos of what it should look like if you're not sure and compare.

Edited by fiveoclock, 28 June 2012 - 06:32 PM.


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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:36 PM

In the build list, it only shows andym172 as a previous owner.


The guy who owns it is the 3 owner it says and states on the HPI,... mm :-/



front drivers suspension, front axel and tracking arms i believe it was.


Check the chassis where the wishbones mount, check where the wishbones would bend back into the chassis, check where the steering rack goes through, When you've done that, check it all again. Take along photos of what it should look like if you're not sure and compare.


Thanks, will do just that bud :)

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:38 PM

Search the plates (or post them here).

Also find out the last 4 digits of the chassis number, that's the build number and there is a "register" on here with hundreds of cars and their previous owners, so a good source of info.


current plate
CX04ZXS

Previous plate:
M8HDN

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:40 PM

One thing i have noticed from the pictures is in the interior pic. What looks to be a Gap of some sort near the drivers seat.... any ideas?


This?

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If so, nothing to worry about. It's just the leather or fabric pocket on the sill, as with the other side.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:44 PM


One thing i have noticed from the pictures is in the interior pic. What looks to be a Gap of some sort near the drivers seat.... any ideas?


This?

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If so, nothing to worry about. It's just the leather or fabric pocket on the sill, as with the other side.


Yep thats it. Ha thats good to hear then! :happy:

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:51 PM

no its not techieboy, its a split in the chassis :lol:

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:03 PM

Try to find out when the repair was or how many miles have been done since to give a bit of peace of mind its solid. Looks nice though. In the Hudd too so may see you about, no others I dont think anymore.

Edited by Anarchy, 28 June 2012 - 07:04 PM.






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