JDM1983

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About JDM1983

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    Horizon Performance Cars

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  1. What sort of sill damage are you talking about. Is this something he could done to the car in his possession?
  2. This. Trouble I’m having at this time of year though is people phone, but don’t want to come weekdays after work cos it’s dark. Which means it’s predominantly weekends, and those that can’t wait are going elsewhere
  3. This sounds about right. Once inside the UCH it will be obvious is that’s the problem
  4. This. The drain plugs in scuttle block, let’s in water, and if gets in the body control unit. There are eBay listings for refurbishing these, few day turnaround, sub £100 if I remember right.
  5. I got her a quote for a Parrott fitted, even with that the 1.2 was £500 cheaper than the Ecoboost, go figure.
  6. Well, despite my best advice, she went for the Ecoboost over the 1.2, simply because it had Bluetooth
  7. Like you I have a great passion for cars, so in Feb this year I sold my 2017 Focus RS to fund starting this business and follow that passion, as a result of that decision I’m currently driving a....Peugeot 307 CC Like you I’m doing this alongside the day job. I also bought and sold a lot of cars over the years, sometime just changing my personal car, sometimes purely to make a few quid. This time I’ve done it all 100% legit, VAT registered, warranties etc etc, and I have to say it’s a lot harder to turn a decent profit now. Its not all doom and gloom though, I love doing this, love buying, selling and even preparing. It’s a lot slower than I ever thought it would be, I only have 3 cars though so that doesn’t help. Like the others have said, £100k sounds about right before you could get serious momentum doing this. I can honestly see it taking me 5 years or more before I could do this full time, unless things picked up at some point. You do sound like you’ve got a sensible head on you, especially for your age, that will definitely help. Try to see it as a hobby to begin with, enjoy it, keep the day job going and maybe one day this will take over. Good luck with it.
  8. Thanks for all the advice chaps, took her to see an Ecoboost and a 1.2. Clearly educated her on the Ecoboost issues, so now it’s up-to her to decide. I’m not supplying, just trying to make sure she doesn’t buy a lemon. Did consider it, but thought not worth the ag for a few hundred quid benefit cheers Nick, would have passed her onto you as I know she’d be in good hands, but her budget is £6k.
  9. I’m going to be helping the wife’s friend buy a Ford Fiesta today, I remember many of you guys saying the Ecoboost engines are trouble, could someone tell me what the main things to look out for are please? It’s not a car I would normally buy so don’t know much about them.
  10. Thanks all. I was tempted by the CTEK Nick, but as I’m a tight arse I saved 20 quid and bought a Sealey
  11. Hi all, can anyone recommend a cheapish battery charger/conditioner. Can tell winter is coming, cars are beginning not to start
  12. Download the Flippin Cars auction fee calculator. Does BCA, Mannheim, all the different cards etc. I’ve found it to be pretty close to reality