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4 Cylinder BMW petrol 2008/2012 era and anyone who does sell these is asking for huge trouble at some point.

Land Rover Discoverys or Range RoverSports 2006/2013  absolute pieces of shite, selling them piece of cake keeping them away no chance.

Mini's avoided wherever possible.

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22 hours ago, justina3 said:

107 ?? wouldnt be mu choice of a daily driver but there no worse than c1 or the aygo version, yes they do clutches for fun but they can be fitted in 4 hours for less than a £100 

To answer the op question has be the dreaded PSA quality engine 1.4 / 1.6 i cant walk away fast enough these days.

 

20 hours ago, tradex said:

I was surprised by the 107/C1/Aygo too, most of the clutch issues are down to poor servicing whereby not enough freeplay in the pedal, thereby pushing their way thru the pressure plate. I've one here with 140k up it still on the original clutch and another with 42k on it's second:blink:

No german, no diesels, no auto handbrakes, no slush boxes and now life has been lot smoother since.

I've got 3 of them all less than 50k and not had a nibble on any apart from the first phone call this morning.

Good to see the clutch is cheap and easy to fix if needed

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There very price sensitive with lots of selection around so much people tend not to travel for them so price is key

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Never give CAP for them as they never make proper retail money, hard to find nice ones thoughB)

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37 minutes ago, tradex said:

Never give CAP for them as they never make proper retail money, hard to find nice ones thoughB)

Never see them making less than CAP though, that's the problem.  I agree, they are plentiful so price is key.  Just shifted a 14 plate 5dr one with 33k on clock at £3995. Owed me into the £3ks, so not a great return on that one.  Oh well!

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1 hour ago, CRW said:

Never see them making less than CAP though, that's the problem.  I agree, they are plentiful so price is key.  Just shifted a 14 plate 5dr one with 33k on clock at £3995. Owed me into the £3ks, so not a great return on that one.  Oh well!

Just sold one of mine 50k 2009 down to two now.

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4 hours ago, Rory RSC said:

4 Cylinder BMW petrol 2008/2012 era and anyone who does sell these is asking for huge trouble at some point.

Land Rover Discoverys or Range RoverSports 2006/2013  absolute pieces of shite, selling them piece of cake keeping them away no chance.

Mini's avoided wherever possible.

According to our BMW guy, the newer 4 cylinder petrol engines are even worse.

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54 minutes ago, tradegirl said:

According to our BMW guy, the newer 4 cylinder petrol engines are even worse.

My sisters 19 plate has already broken down with 3k mikes on it with fuel pump failures etc :blink:

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4 minutes ago, MarkTVS said:

My sisters 19 plate has already broken down with 3k mikes on it with fuel pump failures etc :blink:

Older is the way to go for reliability. Small issue of ULEZ charge to deal with, but maybe the lesser of two evils.

My 1997 328 got to 200K miles without any issues....not sure many would do that now? 

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I avoid anything from Ford that says Ecoboost on it, and their durashit auto gearboxes as I've replaced several clutch packs at very low mileages. Also avoid the B Max like the plague.

Fiat Twin Air, I mean really what were they thinking?

Alfa Romeo, that's a given obviously.

Dacia, had a Sandero Stepway and it was just putrid. It was the 0.9 petrol and was horrible to drive and was made out of Renault parts that were rubbish when they were putting them in Renault's, and the plastic interior felt as cheap as the Proton Savvy if anyone remembers them?

Not keen on Mini's these days, at least when BL/Rover were building them they were cheap and shit now they're expensive and shit.

Anything from Peugeot with four numbers in, like the 3008. Don't know why really, maybe it just reminds me of the kind of bill I could be looking at to repair it when it goes wrong! £3008 :lol:

 

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4 hours ago, MarkTVS said:

My sisters 19 plate has already broken down with 3k mikes on it with fuel pump failures etc :blink:

Jesus....that's unbelievable. I know BMWs look good, but I don't understand why they're so popular, considering their mechanical reputation.

22 hours ago, Del Boy said:

This! 

Oil pressure, injectors, chains... the list goes on 

...and on, and on, and on and Ariston :lol:

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On 10/4/2019 at 1:28 PM, JA Trader said:

Just sold one of mine 50k 2009 down to two now.

Actually I take back everything I said sold all 3 this weekend.

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On 10/3/2019 at 2:20 PM, grant8064 said:

VAG TFSI are the only engines we avoid.

What's the years on these to avoid? 

For us it's the BMW/Peugeot Prince engine - New caught directly but a few close calls out of warranty put us off them unless very low mileage. Generally find MINI's lacking in servicing as oil change interval is too great (they get more brake fluid changes than oil changes according to the schedule).

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36 minutes ago, CCC said:

What's the years on these to avoid? 

For us it's the BMW/Peugeot Prince engine - New caught directly but a few close calls out of warranty put us off them unless very low mileage. Generally find MINI's lacking in servicing as oil change interval is too great (they get more brake fluid changes than oil changes according to the schedule).

VAG TFSI - 1.6 & 2.0 , 2006 through to 2012/13? and some 1.4 at upper miles.

1.8T & 2.0T are generally fine.

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8 hours ago, awc1000 said:

VAG TFSI - 1.6 & 2.0 , 2006 through to 2012/13? and some 1.4 at upper miles.

1.8T & 2.0T are generally fine.

Thanks

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Minis and Peugeot 1.4 & 1.6 patrols as these are head gasket blowers. Used to buy lots of Peugeots but now, the petrol ones don't entertain me at all.

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No Range Rovers, no Vauxhall’s, no Minis, no Powershifts, no ecoboosts, don’t like Citroen, Fiat, Peugeot, anything TFSI, small cars, entry models, poverty spec...... the list is endless....

 

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1 hour ago, Arfur Dealy said:

No Range Rovers, no Vauxhall’s, no Minis, no Powershifts, no ecoboosts, don’t like Citroen, Fiat, Peugeot, anything TFSI, small cars, entry models, poverty spec...... the list is endless....

 

yep usual suspects, anyone want to list their favourite winners??

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6 minutes ago, awc1000 said:

yep usual suspects, anyone want to list their favourite winners??

Minis we always do well on them. I also made £100 on a 330d .......... After i had put 20k on it of driving round for just over 12 months

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4 hours ago, awc1000 said:

yep usual suspects, anyone want to list their favourite winners??

Favourites for profit are just any retailable swapper.

We're a forecourt so work very much to cater for the local demographic (otherwise we'd be inside an anonymous unit). Right colour DS3s, Merivas with the suicide doors and any small/med petrol auto do particularly well for us. DS3's and those Merivas are probably the kiss of death for most of you i'd imagine. 

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28 minutes ago, grant8064 said:

Merivas are probably the kiss of death for most of you i'd imagine. 

Of no interest to me whatsoever.

5 hours ago, JA Trader said:

 I also made £100 on a 330d .......... After i had put 20k on it of driving round for just over 12 months

I can beat that (You’ve got one itchy arsehole so I’ve got two :lol:). The Mrs’s Honda auto, almost 3 years & added almost 30K miles, made £200 (admittedly that’s not factoring in 3 oil changes + discs & pads). The downside was I recently paid over a grand into book for her replacement.

The funny thing is she got the car because I couldn’t sell it originally even after advertising it at cost! And even stranger still is a few cars before that the same happened with her Corolla auto - originally I couldn’t sell it but a few years later there was a scrummage for it.

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24 minutes ago, BHM said:

Of no interest to me whatsoever.

 

Of no interest to 99% of the forum I reckon!

 

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13 hours ago, BHM said:

I can beat that (You’ve got one itchy arsehole so I’ve got two :lol:). The Mrs’s Honda auto, almost 3 years & added almost 30K miles, made £200 (admittedly that’s not factoring in 3 oil changes + discs & pads). The downside was I recently paid over a grand into book for her replacement.

The funny thing is she got the car because I couldn’t sell it originally even after advertising it at cost! And even stranger still is a few cars before that the same happened with her Corolla auto - originally I couldn’t sell it but a few years later there was a scrummage for it.

Cant beat a good profit over adding miles to a car. General maintenance is just good measure however i do beat you on the replacement. Won a one owner 320d for £300 great for moving shit around and running erands and returns 60mpg on a run.

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On my don’t buy list? Mostly what is popular and what everyone else buys. 

What I like ... Low Mileage scarce model Alfa’s ( Something always needs doing, but I budget for that)

High Spec scarce model Jags, Merc’s, Audi’s (particularly estates) Old low miles/low owner M3, Porsche Boxster, TT

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