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#373944 - 15th Dec 2009 4:35pm Cheap car with atleast 6month MOT
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Well my car's engine siezed today, got someone coming to look at it tomorrow, but want to open my options, so has anyone got a car with atleast 6months MOT for Sale, just to last me till May when I should be getting a new car.
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#373945 - 15th Dec 2009 4:45pm Re: Cheap car with atleast 6month MOT [Re: Waddi]
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You talkin about the Mazda, Lee? I shall keep my eyes peeled for you, what sort of budget you looking at?

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#373951 - 15th Dec 2009 5:07pm Re: Cheap car with atleast 6month MOT [Re: MattLFC]
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Yep the Mazda, Apparantly the big end has gone and the piston hitting the valves and something about the oil and hydrolics, It was all gobbley gook until he said atleast £1800 to fix, in the current market, dont think the car is even worth that, thinking of scrapping and getting a <£500 run around to get me to work and back till next may, when my Daughter becomes eligible for Motability.
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#373954 - 15th Dec 2009 5:27pm Re: Cheap car with atleast 6month MOT [Re: Waddi]
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Have you tried sorcing a replacement engine? or birkenhead engines?
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#373956 - 15th Dec 2009 5:34pm Re: Cheap car with atleast 6month MOT [Re: Sanchez]
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yeah Andy, I've sorced an engine (not bought one yet tho) and got someone coming to look at it tomoorow about doing the engine swap, just want to explore all my options.
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#373964 - 15th Dec 2009 6:24pm Re: Cheap car with atleast 6month MOT [Re: Waddi]
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dead easy to do a swap, would take about 2-3 hours smile i had the engine out my cav in 10 mins smile
second hand engine is around £100 from a scrappie, PM me bud as ive just done the eingine non my cav smile might be able to help!


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#373991 - 15th Dec 2009 8:07pm Re: Cheap car with atleast 6month MOT [Re: chris_gilly]
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theres a few decent cheap cars out side the tyre guys in wallasey may be worth having a look

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#374015 - 15th Dec 2009 8:41pm Re: Cheap car with atleast 6month MOT [Re: chris_gilly]
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Originally Posted By: chris_gilly
dead easy to do a swap, would take about 2-3 hours smile i had the engine out my cav in 10 mins smile
second hand engine is around £100 from a scrappie, PM me bud as ive just done the eingine non my cav smile might be able to help!


A cav is old school tho, where as this is a 2004 electronically controlled engine frown thanks for the offer of help tho.
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#374017 - 15th Dec 2009 8:43pm Re: Cheap car with atleast 6month MOT [Re: Waddi]
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what car is it bud?
empty yer PM box bud smile
by the sounds of it the oil pump went, if a big ends gone and a valve follower has gone! thats caused by a lack of oil supply,


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#374018 - 15th Dec 2009 8:50pm Re: Cheap car with atleast 6month MOT [Re: chris_gilly]
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Its a 2004 Mazda Premacy 2.0L sport

PM box now empty.
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#374057 - 15th Dec 2009 11:23pm Re: Cheap car with atleast 6month MOT [Re: Waddi]
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I sold my escort gti on ebay earlier this year for £116.

It was nothing special but had 5 months T&T.

I was actually gutted that it didn't sell for more but that's what you get for starting auctions at 99p right?

My point is :-

You'll get a decent run around on ebay for less than £500 - if you're not fussy, then just go for anything that's cheap but has T&T.

You might just be surprised how long it lasts, lol.

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#374065 - 16th Dec 2009 12:00am Re: Cheap car with atleast 6month MOT [Re: Volly]
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Originally Posted By: Volly
I sold my escort gti on ebay earlier this year for £116.



wow what a bargain smile

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#374067 - 16th Dec 2009 12:08am Re: Cheap car with atleast 6month MOT [Re: chris_gilly]
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Originally Posted By: chris_gilly
Originally Posted By: Volly
I sold my escort gti on ebay earlier this year for £116.



wow what a bargain smile



yeah! that's what I thought - aswell as thinking - OH ****!!

ha ha

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#374076 - 16th Dec 2009 1:44am Re: Cheap car with atleast 6month MOT [Re: chris_gilly]
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Originally Posted By: chris_gilly
dead easy to do a swap, would take about 2-3 hours smile i had the engine out my cav in 10 mins smile
second hand engine is around £100 from a scrappie, PM me bud as ive just done the eingine non my cav smile might be able to help!


lmfao!!! get a life. a 2004 Mazda is f uck all like a cav engine fitting it,

£100 for a 2004 mazda engine think it would be bit more than that. laugh you crack me up. raftl

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#374094 - 16th Dec 2009 8:48am Re: Cheap car with atleast 6month MOT [Re: ]
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hence why i said it took me 10 mins, if you read above i said it would take a few hours wink

and it is £100 for just the engine, no box etc, ive just been and priced one in neptunes for a 02 BMW turbo with the turbo wink

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