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Used car buying advice needed. #469442
5th Feb 2011 11:08am
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Hi All

Does anyone know of anywhere 'trustworthy' that I would be able to buy a small used car... I'm really worried about where to go to get one as I have heard so many scare stores about people being ripped off. I'm hoping to pass my test next month and I haven't a clue here to start.

I'd also like to know where there are 'trustworthy' garages/mechanics in the Wallasey area too.

I'm not saying mechanics and car dealers are all unscrupulous, but as a new driver and a female to boot I wouldnt know where to start!

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Re: Used car buying advice needed. [Re: Handbag] #469450
5th Feb 2011 11:17am
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Pm me, you need any work or Mot, we are in your area smile

If I were you I'd buy a car privately from an old person. smile

Re: Used car buying advice needed. [Re: _Ste_] #469456
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Thankyou Ste!

Now to find an old person.... LOL

Re: Used car buying advice needed. [Re: Handbag] #469506
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Don't think I'd buy off an old person. Why do most of they need to red line it when starting up?

Re: Used car buying advice needed. [Re: Handbag] #469550
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Lol, most old peeps have full service History by main dealers & look after their cars with no expense spared smile

Re: Used car buying advice needed. [Re: _Ste_] #469557
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most old peeps have full service History raftl sorry Ste cudn't resist it

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Re: Used car buying advice needed. [Re: reddragon] #469558
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good luck on your forthcoming test Handbag and if and when you pass please don't advertise the fact you have just passed your test by displaying green P plates on your vehicle unless this is now law I dunno but if you advertise other drivers will i have found cut you up and slow you down and stop just to scare you.


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Re: Used car buying advice needed. [Re: reddragon] #469592
5th Feb 2011 3:47pm
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Thanks Reddragon smile
No definately no Green L's for me!
I have been cut up enough times by numpties while driving a clearly marked driving school car without asking for more!

Re: Used car buying advice needed. [Re: Handbag] #469593
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If you are that unsure I would recommend taking someone with you who knows a bit, It is worth paying someone a little to save a massive expense a month or two down the line.

Re: Used car buying advice needed. [Re: reddragon] #469615
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Originally Posted by reddragon
most old peeps have full service History raftl sorry Ste cudn't resist it


raftl I was in work at the time rushing lol.

Handbag, also it's advisable to get a check on the vehicle to see if it's been damaged or is still on finance.

Good luck on your test wink

Re: Used car buying advice needed. [Re: _Ste_] #469655
5th Feb 2011 8:19pm
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As a woman who has bought several used cars, my advice would be to ask for as much warranty as you can. Even if you're only paying a few hundred quid they should give you one month at least. If there's anything wrong at the time you're buying it will be revealed during that time.
If you're paying a bit more it may be worth getting the AA to do a check.

Re: Used car buying advice needed. [Re: Handbag] #469761
6th Feb 2011 10:27am
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Hello Handbag

I've just noticed your post and wondered what type of car you are looking for?

Im selling my car and will be advertising it this week, I was going to post it on here today actually. Its a Ford Fiesta 1.4 Zetec 03, Silver. Its a great little car, im reluctant to sell it really but we really only need one car now.

If you are interested let me know and I can send you some more details.

Michelle

Re: Used car buying advice needed. [Re: Michelle_Louise] #470525
7th Feb 2011 8:38pm
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I am looking for a small car...

I dont have a lot of money mind, so I need cheap little car... micra, old style fiesta or something. Something small thats not going to get me hung when I apply for insurance as a first time driver... although I'm technically over the insurance hill tease

Needs to be reliable too.

I know I need a miracle or a lottery win LOL

Re: Used car buying advice needed. [Re: Handbag] #470545
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might have a 97 corsa 1.2 in soon would come with mot/tax fully serviced for about 450, i run a garage so would be safe/ checked before sold wink

Re: Used car buying advice needed. [Re: chris_gilly] #470689
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I take my test on 23rd march so will be sometime after that...
if you pm me the details when it goes up for Sale wink


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