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  1. Looking for advice as I’ve never come across this before. My friend wants me to look at a Irish plated car . NI plate. I don’t often get involved sellling to friends and family but happy to go looking with them at the block. My mate has found this Qashqui diesel with NI plate, 1 owner from new registered in this country up the North. The Mot history states first registered December 2011, but dvla, hpi and other sites say February 2011. Therefore making it a 60 plate instead of a 61. The vendor has no history and my mate tells me the car is immaculate with great spec and drives fantastic. I wouldn’t touch it not knowing if it ever had a service but I feel he thinks I’m just trying to get out of going with him to view. Your thoughts please.
  2. I have a few diesels which are sticking around but I have petrols as well not selling. Ticking over as normal but are diesels still worth buying?
  3. Having only dealing in mainly Jap cars and the odd Vauxhall or Ford I have taken in a Fiat 500 Lounge 65 plate in salmon pink with 30k and immaculate. I haven’t had a call or even opened the door. Is it the colour? Am I too expensive or is it just the time of year? What would you expect to get for this little gem?
  4. How long has Parcel force delivered letters? I’ve only ever heard of Royal Mail for letters and small parcels, Parcel force for the big stuff.
  5. After having an accident this year of no fault of my own I can honestly say I am so glad I was as white as snow with my insurance company. They came to my house to question me as if I was a criminal. They checked all purchase receipts sales receipts and what I earn, where I buy from etc etc. If I had been just a little dishonest the claim would had been cancelled then I dread to think what might of happened. Think yourself lucky you have been found out now rather than after an accident or incident and then they cancel your policy. You could of been a lot more worse off than £300. You answered the question wrong. It don’t matter if it was over 5 years ago, that wasn’t the question. They asked if you had ever been a director. Not if you had been a director in the last 5 years. Lucky escape if you ask me.
  6. Been the same for years. What's the problem? Set your limit and stick to it.
  7. I haven’t had a Zafira for quite a while but took one in chop today. I use to do very well on these years ago. The older shape 99T up to 54 plates were good news. This is a 1.8 Petrol 2011 with 51k . Don’t think they are so desirable now after the heater recall scare
  8. Yes it sold. Could of sold it 6 times over.
  9. Strange experience today, When your phone don’t stop ringing and you think what is so special about this car? Have I under priced this? Where do you see this.? Mazda 6 TS saloon on an 09, 64000 miles full Mazda history, 2 owners, 6 speed very nice condition, proper straight car. 12 months ticket as of today. The phone has exploded. I can understand it when I have something special, but really? A Mazda 6 saloon.
  10. Strange experience today, When your phone don’t stop ringing and you think what is so special about this car? Have I under priced this? Where do you see this.? Mazda 6 TS saloon on an 09, 64000 miles full Mazda history, 2 owners, 6 speed very nice condition, proper straight car. 12 months ticket as of today. The phone has exploded. I can understand it when I have something special, but really? A Mazda 6 saloon.
  11. During the eighties and nineties I had many 318s,320s and 325s without any issues. I always liked these especially the autos as they sold well. I stopped buying them until recently and they are no where near the same quality. I have had a few lately and every one has had or got an oil leak. The latest being a 15 plate with 33000 miles fbmwsh. I thought this is nice to have one leak free, to start it up this morning and have smoke pouring from under the bonnet where oil is dropping on manifold. What’s people’s thoughts as I was going to use this as a smoker but think I’ll stick to my faithfull Mazda 6.
  12. Wondering how many people are aware that garages are still failing some older cars with EML on. Talking to my MOT tester the other day and he wasn’t aware that diesel cars registered before 1st July 2008 and petrol cars registered before 1st July 2003 are except from this test. I’m still seeing cars failing that shouldn’t be tested for this because of their age. How many people have had a car fail when it shouldn’t of? I had a customer only this week with a car I sold her years ago have this happen. MOT stations need to be made aware of this.
  13. Wondering how many people are aware that garages are still failing some older cars with EML on. Talking to my MOT tester the other day and he wasn’t aware that diesel cars registered before 1st July 2008 and petrol cars registered before 1st July 2003 are excerpt from this test. I’m still seeing cars failing that shouldn’t be tested for this because of their age. How many people have had a car fail when it shouldn’t of? I had a customer only this week with a car I sold her years ago have this happen. MOT stations need to be made aware of this. I have checked a few of these older cars recently to find they have failed for engine management light on. I wish I knew the owners contact details but since I sold them they have changed hands. Please remember if it’s a diesel before July 1st 2008 or petrol before July 1st 2003 it’s not a failure if light is permanently on.
  14. Thanks guys for your help. I’ve bought it. I offered him below cap average and he accepted. Hopefully I can do well with this. I’m putting it up for £4295 .
  15. I’ve had a repeat customer come in today with this mx5 I sold him 7 years ago. He wants to get shot of this as the novelty has worn off. He has become more a friend over the years and bought around ten cars off of me. This doesn’t mean I want to give strong money for this lovely convertible hard top with 54k 2007 on a 56. 2000 sport. I told him he will do better selling privately but he is adamant he don’t want all the hassle and wants me to buy it. I haven’t had a convertible for a long time as I never done well with them so my question is what would you offer him for this. I have a figure in mind. It’s grey and fairly near immaculate, 2 owners with history. Thanks guys and by the way I’ve sold 3 this week, that’s the best I’ve done all year and it’s only Wednesday.