advice when buying a diesel by RRobson (Page 2 of 2)


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MrB
Some are still on the original clutch at 150k miles plus. They are a bit of a lottery. Seems to be that they become more unreliable after replacement through people using cheaper parts or not replacing the whole lot at once.
Obvioulsy the fan, key and swimming pool are a different issue. The fan could just need a new resistor as it's likely to be the 2 speed, the swimming pool just a little silicon around a rear light cluster and the key, well they're £180 from Lates.
All good bargaining points if you had felt the car was what you were looking for, which clearly it wasn't.
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Posted 22 Jun 2011, 07:10 #21 

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Arctic
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HI RRobson.
It is a buyers market at the moment and some nice cars to be had found these for some other chap over toother side yesterday depends on your budget too,

This is nice too just depends on if you want a saloon or a Tourer i am biased mind milaage might be a bit high for you, full service history though.
http://tinyurl.com/68wtf43

Last but not least this Contemporary also some money left over to do some little jobs
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Another one here but i would go for the leather seats myself,
http://tinyurl.com/6xp4s9p

Because i do not know your budget i have only done a quick search of car upto £4000 seems you need to go for an SE for leather seats ETC.
http://tinyurl.com/6g8wc9e

Yes SE as leather etc meterors i think on this to.
http://tinyurl.com/5rh65gl

This car was a DEMONSTRATOR
http://tinyurl.com/66uaewv

This one is bang on the budget again you may have more to spend.
http://tinyurl.com/6a89g5b

Full top end of budget but very low miles wooden steering wheel and gearstick Automatic so no clutch to worry about. 7 out of 10 for me this one i like the colour too :-D ;) good luck in finding what you want, Arctic
http://tinyurl.com/63oygvg

Posted 22 Jun 2011, 08:03 #22 

Last edited by Arctic on 22 Jun 2011, 09:58, edited 1 time in total.


RRobson
cheers chris, thats something to think about. there were a few other little problems like drivers door lock solenoid had failed, which wasnt a good start but like the fan and rear light, they are both simple fixes. as you can appreciate, i dont want a repeat of last time where i need to spend £700 in the first week of ownership... which is why i didnt even bother continuing to look at it.

artic, the contemp looks very nice and the price makes it very appealing. i may even have a trip down with it being fairly close. both are well under budget.
i do prefer the look of the tourer, but i have no reason for the extra space. but if i see one that is what im looking for, im not going to say no :)
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Posted 22 Jun 2011, 08:39 #23 


RRobson
wow, thanks for your time atric! :)
yes, budget upto around 4k, with room to go slightly over if i need to. but i think the majority are within 4k now anyway so i thought it was a reasonable limit.

i absolutely love the red contemp (http://tinyurl.com/5rh65gl), and have always loved a set of meteors. just a shame its so far away...
the silver one (http://tinyurl.com/6a89g5b) looks very tasty too, but ive always had a soft spot for contemporaries.

cant believe the mileage of the last one, not even 30k! looks very well looked after and the colour is very nice. dont think ive seen one like it before. they are all definitly food for thought :)
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Posted 22 Jun 2011, 08:56 #24 

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Arctic
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[quote="RRobson"]wow, thanks for your time atric! :)
yes, budget upto around 4k, with room to go slightly over if i need to. but i think the majority are within 4k now anyway so i thought it was a reasonable limit.

i absolutely love the red contemp (http://tinyurl.com/5rh65gl), and have always loved a set of meteors. just a shame its so far away...

Cant you get someone to look at it for in that area, mind you it always nice to view your self, but if it is the one for you just think of the nice drive back in that beauty.


cant believe the mileage of the last one, not even 30k! looks very well looked after and the colour is very nice. dont think ive seen one like it before. they are all definitly food for thought.

I know what a car i like the colour too one downside no FBH (Fuel burning heater.) :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :cheers:
http://tinyurl.com/63oygvg

Posted 22 Jun 2011, 09:54 #25 

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Duncan
Low mileage Diesles are out there. I bought my 2004 tourer with only 38k on it a couple of years ago, and it hasn't done that many more since. However some things still go irrespective of mileage, and the rear springs wer gone even at 38k.

Do have a good look at low milers. My V6 saloon only has about 5k on the clock, but is actually well over 110k. Something seems to have gone wrong when the IPK (Instrument pack (IPK from the German)) was changed when almost new, and then when I upgraded late in it's life, the miles went backwards to 96 miles.
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Posted 26 Jun 2011, 19:33 #26 


PaulT
Arctic wrote:Full top end of budget but very low miles wooden steering wheel and gearstick Automatic so no clutch to worry about. 7 out of 10 for me this one i like the colour too :-D ;) good luck in finding what you want, Arctic
http://tinyurl.com/63oygvg


Agree with you about the colour - Yve wanted red late 45 and bought a Ski Blue one with 9,200 miles. The more I look at it the more I like it.

What would put me off this one is the respray - when I started work one of the chaps had been in the 'garage game'. He would speak about 'pissy' coats consited of a thin paint spray with plenty of thinners to make the car shine and not give an orange peel finish.
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Posted 27 Jun 2011, 19:03 #27 


RRobson
right then, time for a final update about this. i have bought a new car, but i havent bough either a 75 or zt unfortunately. i have infact bought this:

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i wont bore you all with the details, but i couldnt believe how cheap they were (comparable with diesel zt's and 75's, if not a bit cheaper, and well spec'd)

if i could just say a very big thank you to all the people who have helped me not only over this thread, but over the entire time ive been part of both this and the other club, and a very special thanks to mr takestock who helped me out on more occasions than i can count. i may see some of you again, and i will try not to be too much of a stranger.

happy motoring everyone :)
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Posted 21 Aug 2011, 20:55 #28 

Last edited by RRobson on 22 Aug 2011, 14:56, edited 1 time in total.

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Mick
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Good luck with this one.
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Posted 21 Aug 2011, 21:01 #29 

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takestock
Hope you hang around Reece, your a good egg and always pleasant company. good luck matey

Edit: who is this stocktake geezer :gmc:
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Posted 22 Aug 2011, 14:41 #30 

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Bernard
takestock wrote:
Edit: who is this stocktake geezer :gmc:


He's some reprobate from somewhere in the frozen north, I believe.

Is it 'Yarckshire' or summat? :?:
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Posted 22 Aug 2011, 17:33 #31 


carlpenn
RRobson wrote:right then, time for a final update about this. i have bought a new car, but i havent bough either a 75 or zt unfortunately. i have infact bought this:

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i wont bore you all with the details, but i couldnt believe how cheap they were (comparable with diesel zt's and 75's, if not a bit cheaper, and well spec'd)

if i could just say a very big thank you to all the people who have helped me not only over this thread, but over the entire time ive been part of both this and the other club, and a very special thanks to mr takestock who helped me out on more occasions than i can count. i may see some of you again, and i will try not to be too much of a stranger.

happy motoring everyone :)



Is that a Mazda 6? (Picture doesn't come up too well on my Screen) I drove a few of them at the auction and they where very nice specced.
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