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#21 vocky

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:04 PM

they seem to have sold quite a few cars on ebay

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:08 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.


Looking at the HPI it looks like its done about 6k since the crash.

Ah sound! i shall!
Saw a yellow one blasting down leeds road the other day, first one ive seen in hudd except when my friend had his. Ill keep an eye out for u mate!

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:09 PM

they seem to have sold quite a few cars on ebay


Yeah i noticed that too, although its a friend of the owner that as put up the listing im told. The current owner has had the car around 4 years too if that spreads any light :)

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:13 PM

I bought mine from Huddersfield (luddenfoot I think)

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:15 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.


Looking at the HPI it looks like its done about 6k since the crash.

Ah sound! i shall!
Saw a yellow one blasting down leeds road the other day, first one ive seen in hudd except when my friend had his. Ill keep an eye out for u mate!


Look out for totally standard Silver n/a, which sounds like it has a supercharger on.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:42 PM

Not surprised by the 'no history etc'....seems that's always the case when the vendor is 'selling for a mate' lol Milltek on it too

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:50 PM

Not surprised by the 'no history etc'....seems that's always the case when the vendor is 'selling for a mate' lol

Milltek on it too



Should i be worried about the no history stuff do u reckon?
Going on intensions of buying tomorrow so fingers crossed all is good!
Will get myself a proper membership on here too then i think, been extremely helpful so far thanks :)

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:02 PM

Should i be worried about the no history stuff do u reckon?
Going on intensions of buying tomorrow so fingers crossed all is good!
Will get myself a proper membership on here too then i think, been extremely helpful so far thanks :)


How long is a piece of string?

You know it's a risk, it depends whether the price of it reflects the amount of risk you are taking ;) don't forget you are seriously going to have trouble flogging it on with no history and one key lol

If it were me I'd be seriously wanting to see some before/after pics of the wishbone/crashbox damage (clam damage is largely irrelevant) and I'd want to take a wheel off to have a really close look at the 'repair'....I'd also state that I'll be taking some pics and i'll get back to them in 24 hours (after posting pics on here for comment)

If they start getting twitchy after you've asked for the above then turn a cheek and keep on walking....

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:02 PM

As long as it checks out as mentioned by 5oc etc. Piecing together its past history can be tricky as Vauxhall don't hold records as such. As long as you're happy with it and realise the knock on effect should you sell it...

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:23 PM

Wellcome to the site.

I will come straight out with it and I think this must be my first negative post but....

The advert seems like he is selling it for a friend. For cheap item that would be a risk I would take.

For a car I would never buy from anyone who was "selling on behalf of a friend".

Could be an ace car but that would be too much money for me to risk. I thought that was one of the top five rules of buying a car, never buy from someone who is selling on behalf of the owner.

Kind regards and good luck whatever you choose to do, Paul

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:31 PM

Appart from the guy in the background something looks wrong. The front wheel does not look like it is in the normal position of the wheel arch. My suggestion is take someone along to look at the car who is familiar with the these cars. Good luck, Paul

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:42 PM

Is it me or does it look like its poking out abit much (the front wheel that is )

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:50 PM

Could be something totally innocent like the non-ideal offsets on the wheels, so don't dismiss based on a photo.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:55 PM

Looks like it is poking out too much and the camber appears wrong. Might just be the photo. Same advise, take someone along who knows what they are looking for. Kind regards, Paul

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:54 AM

It's got my spidey sense tingling I'm afraid. Sounds like a trader moving it on and the car doesn't look right as others above have said. I'd want a decent inspection and ideally accident photos to assess the damage. There is an awesome turbo on here for £9500 and unless you are getting this for something like £6k I would say that is a far better bet in the long run as it's fully documented and appears to have been loved. Cheers, Phil

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:58 AM

mmmm, i can see this too now :-/ Just done a bit of digging about and found out which wheels they are: TEAM DYNAMICS PRO RACE by looks of it but in black http://www.ebay.co.u...#ht_7487wt_1154 Also i've been dealing directly with the seller, his friend just used his ebay to list the car thats all. The first phone contact i made was with the guy who listed it but then got the seller to call me straight away as the other guy couldn't tell me much about it.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:07 AM

Gonna take my dad along with me now to check everything. May do sum Urgent posting on here for some last minute advice too! :) One positive i can say is that the current owner has had the car nearly 4 years now and still says he reluctant to sell although i suppose this is standard speak when selling. Ill go check it out anyways and if not ill be definitely considering traveling the 240miles to see the turbo on the for sale! Ill put up an update a little later tonight, again thanks again for all the advice, much appreciated :)

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:12 AM

Have you checked insurance as well? Some companies do not like Cat D's. Phil

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:17 AM

I've had. 20 vxt now. I'm on my 21 st. I've been caught twice years ago and I bought it of a police man. I don't think you no what your doing. If I was up your way I would come along. If you want a chat pm me yor number. Also big worry has cambelt been changed? No history of that

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 07:30 AM

according to dvla , there is no cat marker on the VIC





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