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#1 Dunk

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:05 AM

Ladies and gentlemen of the forum,

Anyone know anything about this tubby? Is the seller a forum member? Seems a bit expensive, even though it looks extra-clean.

Interestingly, the seller claims there are rear headrests... Looks like careless, standard advert copied and pasted with some detail changes and therefore smells a bit like a trader masquerading as a private seller to me.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:08 AM

All you can do is go and have a look at it, look at all the docs etc. get an HPI check. This must be one of the last few of the production line and yes I agree it is a little overpriced. Looks tidy though.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:55 AM

One of the last registered VXs on the road not necessarily one of the last 'made' ;)

Have you tried the reg in the search engine?

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:34 AM

One of the last registered VXs on the road not necessarily one of the last 'made' ;)

Have you tried the reg in the search engine?


No results in the search engine.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:42 AM

One of the last registered VXs on the road not necessarily one of the last 'made' ;)


It is however one of the last completely standard Turbo's left on the road though by the look of it!

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:06 AM

Good ones are few and far between, the best will attract a premium and rightly so.

I'd much rather pay 14k for that (if it is as good as it looks) than the vast majority of 10-11k cars i've seen for sale recently.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:11 AM

It also says that it has cloth seat trim & you're worried about rear headrests? (It's got leather in the pictures)

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:26 PM

It also says that it has cloth seat trim & you're worried about rear headrests? (It's got leather in the pictures)


Hmmmm.... Could say they all have cloth trim, around the seat?

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 10:12 PM

It also says that it has cloth seat trim & you're worried about rear headrests? (It's got leather in the pictures)

There's plenty wrong. It really does look like a lazy, unscrupulous trader.


It also says that it has cloth seat trim & you're worried about rear headrests? (It's got leather in the pictures)


Hmmmm.... Could say they all have cloth trim, around the seat?

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:19 PM

Has to be a dealer with an advert as careless as that. When I was looking at Integras I went to see one at a dealer and I saw him in the office placing adverts on Pistonheads as a private seller. Must happen all the time.

Makes you wonder why he doesn't want to sell it properly through his business :dry:

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:35 PM

Just wanted to add.

I think this looks like the best Tubby for sale right now:

http://classifieds.p...vailable/626806

They know how to write an ad and they know these cars inside out. You might even be able to negotiate a go round the Top Gear track!

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:37 PM

Harsh :P

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:44 AM

JK, that has been for sale for months.
An advert claiming to be the best VX220...hmm

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:49 AM

JK, that has been for sale for months.
An advert claiming to be the best VX220...hmm

Purely going from the ads of course. I haven't seen it so it could be a dog for all I know, but it would be the first one I'd go and see if I were looking to buy. I'd give this one a miss as the ad is pretty strange and the price is what I paid for a 14,000 mile car from a Vaux main dealer with warranty and good part-ex deal back in '09...

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:29 AM


It also says that it has cloth seat trim & you're worried about rear headrests? (It's got leather in the pictures)


Hmmmm.... Could say they all have cloth trim, around the seat?


You could, but I think that's clutching at straws :P
I put cars on Autotrader every week & I wouldn't highlight cloth seat trim & not mention leather.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:15 AM

As said above there are some real dogs for sale at the minute. That car has been for sale for a while, so I would phone the owner and see what price they would except.

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