Andy Entwistle

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7 hours ago, David Ayers said:

Sortware?

Gear ratio?

Tyres?

Aero?

Remember the old Astra Eco4 from 2001/2. They were only £30 a year tax, and @ 80mpg. Everything else in the range was a lot more to tax and a lot less economical. It was different to the rest of the range for all the above. Quite rare (for an Astra) My paintman still can't kill the one I sold him for £300 5 years ago.

Yes David thanks . That what it will be ecu software aero design  and the rest off the  above when you think about 

Never thought of that or gave it a thought before 

yes I do remember the Astra eco we bought a couple back in the day due to the cheap tax 

all the best 

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12 hours ago, Frankieola said:

NO ENGINE!!!!!

Wow , they must have seen where you parked the px cars and thought i know , Cheeky twats . 

Bet you still cant believe you fell for that trick , He would have had a visit from my reclaim adjustment  team :ph34r:

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3 hours ago, David Horgan said:

Wow , they must have seen where you parked the px cars and thought i know , Cheeky twats . 

Bet you still cant believe you fell for that trick , He would have had a visit from my reclaim adjustment  team :ph34r:

I remember a local farm auction called the implement sale local to us sold an escort at the Time  under the hammer with no engine David . Also remember an old guy I know buying a civic with a broken timing belt that had been pushed in he bought an old peugeot 406 out it later on for £400 spend £200 on it and sold it for £150 in the same auction cause his daughter in law couldn't insure it being a 2.0 petrol you think he would have learned his lesson 

same guy bought a smoky diesel Mondeo for £1200 at the local car auction and sold it back through there  for £200 some people never learn 

funny thing is the same old guy was always telling us what to buy at auctions saying things like what you buying that for it it will never sell etc . Proved him wrong a right few times 

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12 minutes ago, Casper said:

funny thing is the same old guy was always telling us what to buy at auctions saying thing like what you buying that for it it will never sell etc . 

He attends every auction in the country Casper. 

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5 minutes ago, J.T said:

He attends every auction in the country Casper. 

There's always one everywhere isn't there . 

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Didn't VW do a Polo blue motion that was free to tax because they had removed the aircon from the standard model? Well worth saving £12 a month to suffer in our beautiful summers....

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47 minutes ago, Boycie said:

Didn't VW do a Polo blue motion that was free to tax because they had removed the aircon from the standard model? Well worth saving £12 a month to suffer in our beautiful summers....

They did do a bluemotion that was free to tax yes ... 

 

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12 hours ago, Boycie said:

Didn't VW do a Polo blue motion that was free to tax because they had removed the aircon from the standard model? Well worth saving £12 a month to suffer in our beautiful summers....

At least it showed VW understood the mind of their buyers.

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19 minutes ago, have a word with the wife said:

That, is  brilliant :lol::lol:

‘Mind of the buyers’,going back to Astras with £30 tax as opposed to the better models at I think £140 .The punters would pay a grand extra for the poverty model because they were attracted by the low tax.

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I had a customer spend £1800 changing from a 24,000 mile Fabia to a Citroen C1 or Peugeot 107 I forget which it was now, just so that he could pay £30 a year road tax as his Fabia was £130 a year. As he's only done 1,000 miles in the last 3 years the saving on fuel is negligible, but in about 16 years time he should start saving money on his road tax!! :lol: 

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20 hours ago, trade vet said:

‘Mind of the buyers’,going back to Astras with £30 tax as opposed to the better models at I think £140 .The punters would pay a grand extra for the poverty model because they were attracted by the low tax.

Try selling a £120 tax 2008 Corsa diesel rather than a £30 model. Fuck me sideways, it was welded to its parking spot for nearly nine months & the man who bought it only did so accidentally because he thought it was £30!!

The first question EVERY email asked was “£30 or £120 road tax?”. Absolute fucking horrible greedy vermin - never again!

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On 9/16/2019 at 12:51 PM, BHM said:

Try selling a £120 tax 2008 Corsa diesel rather than a £30 model. Fuck me sideways, it was welded to its parking spot for nearly nine months & the man who bought it only did so accidentally because he thought it was £30!!

The first question EVERY email asked was “£30 or £120 road tax?”. Absolute fucking horrible greedy vermin - never again!

Had the same with a diesel Hyundai Getz, every call or email, first question "how much is the tax" , mentioned it to a mate, he suggested advertising it with six months tax, I sold it soon after taxing it, as the lady got in her new car to drive away she asked "oh how much is the tax when it's due"  Typical!!

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Not a trick as such, but word has got around about our local Arnold clark dealer being an easy touch for offloading part exchanges with issues.

They never drive them or seem to start the car or check electrics, they just look at the bodywork and ask the mileage.

and because they change salesmen so often it just keeps repeating. they must lose a lot in the auctions.

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1 minute ago, Dan W said:

Not a trick as such, but word has got around about our local Arnold clark dealer being an easy touch for offloading part exchanges with issues.

They never drive them or seem to start the car or check electrics, they just look at the bodywork and ask the mileage.

and because they change salesmen so often it just keeps repeating. they must lose a lot in the auctions.

Definitely but overall they’ll do fine - I guess they do the sums at each auction & as long as that day’s lots overall end up in the positive column then everything gets sold (or am I oversimplifying?).

The good thing about Arnold Clark entries at the block is it doesn’t matter which auction you’re at they are there to sell - most provisional bids are taken & usually an instant decision. No fucking about begging for another £50 unlike some vendors.

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31 minutes ago, BHM said:

Definitely but overall they’ll do fine - I guess they do the sums at each auction & as long as that day’s lots overall end up in the positive column then everything gets sold (or am I oversimplifying?).

The good thing about Arnold Clark entries at the block is it doesn’t matter which auction you’re at they are there to sell - most provisional bids are taken & usually an instant decision. No fucking about begging for another £50 unlike some vendors.

Yes suppose you are right. volume with them and £1 profit is better than none in their eyes.

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