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  1. CCC liked a post in a topic by tradex in Are Used Car Prices About To Collapse ?   
    not MINI's though, huge discounts on stocks of non pre-order gear.
    I've been thinking the same for a while, and as said been here before, usually March every year.
    There maybe a price readjustment coming along, a lot of used car prices are too high when you consider the price of some new cars, there are some amazing deals out there to be had.
  2. GimN liked a post in a topic by tradex in V5 issues advice   
    Insure the car, tax at post office and fill in a V62 whilst there, £25 for the new V5.
    Or make it number 38 phone call, I have to admire your memory.
  3. have a word with the wife liked a post in a topic by tradex in Feeling Like a Leper..lol   
    Groucho Marx wasn't it? 
    Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana
  4. met liked a post in a topic by tradex in Sold my last diesel   
    Well, if nothing else your repair bills should be far lower
    unless you sell German gasoline shite
  5. Scooby who liked a post in a topic by tradex in After 1/4 of a year Hyundai finally relplaced my 2015 Elantra engine   
    Fantastic cars, but even good cars attract poor customers sometimes. Never an issue with their service personally speaking, how odd
  6. pmpants liked a post in a topic by tradex in Business Slow?   
    ...so 7 in 7 days. ......but now I'm looking at an empty unit...well, cowshed
  7. MJG50 liked a post in a topic by tradex in New injector cured supposed head gasket problem?   
    A simple coolant system pressure check will detect a leak, BUT DO IT COLD OR THE CONTRACTING COOLANT ETC CAN GIVE A FALSE RESULT. Sorry for the shouty caps but its such a common mistake made by many mechanics. Need to leave overnight to ensure a proper result. Yes, some leaks only occur when hot so you can do both, remembering the safey aspect of course.
    A CO2 sniff test will aid head gasket/cracked head issues, but this has the hallmarks of a simple leak......possibly cracked plastic t/stat housing (there is a metal upgrade part or was that earlier engines?), pressure cap, split headed tank, heater matrix anything that can degrade after time etc.
    A trained nose can usually detect an external coolant leak (and even burnt coolant going thru the engine), had this only last week when a guy with a Disco TDI came and bought from me. Out of interest I had a look around his Disco and I could smell that tell-tale smell of leaking coolant. Yup, weeping waterpump.
  8. DPF liked a post in a topic by tradex in Business Slow?   
    Well, one to Wales, another to Skeggie, Megane to Enfield, one Colchester. 
    Proper Norfolk folk are ok buyers but tighter than a cash strapped Yorkshireman, the sufan'ers whom have moved up are the usual 'must twitch curtains' brigade. 
    So businesses as usual, Focus on a viewing tonight, be nice to make that 7 in 7 days
  9. tradegirl liked a post in a topic by tradex in Business Slow?   
    Well, one to Wales, another to Skeggie, Megane to Enfield, one Colchester. 
    Proper Norfolk folk are ok buyers but tighter than a cash strapped Yorkshireman, the sufan'ers whom have moved up are the usual 'must twitch curtains' brigade. 
    So businesses as usual, Focus on a viewing tonight, be nice to make that 7 in 7 days
  10. Mojo121 liked a post in a topic by tradex in Business Slow?   
    6 this week out of 8, done n dusted, thought that would raise a warm feeling.
     
    .....can I buy though, can I fuck. 
  11. met liked a post in a topic by tradex in Paddock Wood   
    Be a real shame if buyer present auctions go completely.
    Contrary to what was posted earlier, I have found the vast majority of indie car dealers to be very friendly, very helpful and I've rarely come across dealers that hate each other. Many are close friends now. 
    Auctions are great for catching up on car dealer gossip as in what to buy, what to avoid, common problems, customer issues, it's a well oiled sump of general help, that has helped me no end of times over the years. 
    Being an indie dealer can be a bloody lonely business. A visit to the auction is like a self help group.
  12. CCC liked a post in a topic by tradex in Paddock Wood   
    Be a real shame if buyer present auctions go completely.
    Contrary to what was posted earlier, I have found the vast majority of indie car dealers to be very friendly, very helpful and I've rarely come across dealers that hate each other. Many are close friends now. 
    Auctions are great for catching up on car dealer gossip as in what to buy, what to avoid, common problems, customer issues, it's a well oiled sump of general help, that has helped me no end of times over the years. 
    Being an indie dealer can be a bloody lonely business. A visit to the auction is like a self help group.
  13. pmpants liked a post in a topic by tradex in Paddock Wood   
    Be a real shame if buyer present auctions go completely.
    Contrary to what was posted earlier, I have found the vast majority of indie car dealers to be very friendly, very helpful and I've rarely come across dealers that hate each other. Many are close friends now. 
    Auctions are great for catching up on car dealer gossip as in what to buy, what to avoid, common problems, customer issues, it's a well oiled sump of general help, that has helped me no end of times over the years. 
    Being an indie dealer can be a bloody lonely business. A visit to the auction is like a self help group.
  14. pmpants liked a post in a topic by tradex in Paddock Wood   
    Where ffs, the industrial estate is rammed all day anyway. 
    I really like Paddock Wood but won't miss the parking, and after Neil left it's not quite the same for me. Yes, he could be a pain, but he was a straight up guy in my experience of shopping there for a long time.
    Some really nice staff there, but too many changes, too quickly imo
  15. Anglo9 liked a post in a topic by tradex in Valeting   
    this, a grand or ten grand gets the same treatment.
  16. pmpants liked a post in a topic by tradex in Valeting   
    this, a grand or ten grand gets the same treatment.
  17. TangoVictor32 liked a post in a topic by tradex in Write off for minor damage   
    Because often there is more damage that you can't see.
    Maybe that Mazda had a crumpled rear boot floor that would compromise it, if in the future it had another rear end wack, liability concerns. It may of been dozzed out (pulled out). You won't know. 
    The Fiesta, maybe the A or B post, outersill, door step had been damaged and repaired. 
    Simply put, you won't ever know the whole story once repaired and insurance companies are in the business of making money. 
    Also, often the car in question can have had some damage 'repaired' before passing hands down the food line, so what you think was a light n/s/r was originally a hard n/s/r
    Acid test: would you put your son or daughter in one, once a write off, always a write off and with airbag emulators you won't even know if there is a physical airbag even present. 
  18. Screenman liked a post in a topic by tradex in Who would want to be a main agent service advisor   
    Just one note to say the oil was below maximum, it's at halfway full, they even cleaned it, but I wouldn't employ the valeter, the wheels were still dirty
    Had a chat with the service guy to say how I admired his incredible patience with his customers
  19. tradegirl liked a post in a topic by tradex in Who would want to be a main agent service advisor   
    Sitting here at Toyota waiting on a recall, ffs these poor sods get some needless and pointless shit from Joe Public, the big difference is they have to be sooooo polite, where as I can point the rude and ignorant twat to the door. 
    Best is an old boy with an intermittent central locking issue on some 12 month old Toyota POS, sometimes it opens all tbe doors, sometimes it doesn't.
    They have had it back three times and they can't replicate the fault. This travesty of automotive design is so shockingly bad, the old boy may have to cancel his holiday to Benidorm () due to the worry.....some other shite comparing John Lewis came to his house to fix his washing machine, I'm in stitches here. 
     
    ......I've a suspicion that he doesn't know how to use his remote control and so does the service advisor judging by the looks we are exchanging. He has mentioned this to the customer only to be met with more abuse than a Premiership referee gets
    .....in fact most of the problems seem to intermittent with these cars.... 
  20. met liked a post in a topic by tradex in Sales events - how to compete with the well known providers   
    So just how much does it cost to hire Kylie for the evening
  21. Anglo9 liked a post in a topic by tradex in Dealer Auction - Any better now?   
    And not forgetting the stuff bought in just for DA
  22. David Horgan liked a post in a topic by tradex in Dealer Auction - Any better now?   
    And not forgetting the stuff bought in just for DA
  23. Tony911 liked a post in a topic by tradex in Vauxhall insignia limp mode but no fault code   
    .....I do like this one though
  24. David Horgan liked a post in a topic by tradex in Vauxhall insignia limp mode but no fault code   
    Yes, and its the purrrrfect tool for the job
  25. Kes liked a post in a topic by tradex in clio 2006 dci red eml light and stop light and reduced power   
    Well, that's not much to go but we do love a Mystic Meg guess here....I'll go with worn injectors and/or HPP too.
    Cam sensors like to fail when hot, just to muddy the waters.
     
    PS if the engine cover was missing when bought.....