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Old 18 Mar 2010, 03:40 PM   #16 (permalink)
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... rightio looks like i can start shopping earlier than expected

browsing through piston heads and found a brilliant find, bit out of my price range but depending on wether its a good buy or not i might take out a lil loan said to myself i only would if the car was right and mileage was low enough

What you guys think?

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Old 18 Mar 2010, 04:51 PM   #17 (permalink)
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think I will add my mum to my insurance!!!!! lol
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Old 18 Mar 2010, 04:57 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Thats a great looking scoob on that link - other things to check with a car being stored such as
tyres may be dosed
brake discs and flexi hoses
make sure handbrake cables are free
brake pads and calipers incase calipers are sticking
any other belt other than the cam belt
suspension bushes
check clutch operation.
Any other rubber parts as their condition can deteriorate with age.

Im sure most of this stuff will be ok but worth checking
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Old 18 Mar 2010, 07:13 PM   #19 (permalink)
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thanks shambles ive made a note of what you said i will contact the guy next week as hes where im moving too in a week which is ironic.

back to insurance found out that not all but some insurance companies do actually reduce the premium by absolute loads if you have older named drivers on policys i.e. elephant admiral etc

:O stunned at that to be fair but hey win win and i get a scooby :P
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Old 19 Mar 2010, 02:50 AM   #20 (permalink)
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... rightio looks like i can start shopping earlier than expected

browsing through piston heads and found a brilliant find, bit out of my price range but depending on wether its a good buy or not i might take out a lil loan said to myself i only would if the car was right and mileage was low enough

What you guys think?

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Strange that the mileage so low for a 10year old car it might be legit but check to see if the clock was tampered with also bring a good mechanic to thoroughly go over it for ya and look out for accident damage does look mint doh
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Old 19 Mar 2010, 08:36 AM   #21 (permalink)
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yeah i managed to save 200 on my first scoob by having my dad named on it.

think personaly i'd give that car a miss, the seat looks like it has marks on it that look like wear (the actual seat bit has lighter patches on it).

the engne also seems to have a mix of parts age wise, the intercooler has some fins bent, too many for 3k miles imo, the right hand pully cover is new, it doesn;t match the rest of the belt cover.

also the pics show it with 3k miles on it, so in 14 years its done 3k miles but in since taking the pics its done 300?

also it may be very low milage, but its still a 10+ year old car so overpriced for what it is. expect to pay prob 2-3k less than the asking price

if you do go have a look, have a look at the fornt end for stone chips, also under the front spliiter for any scrapes. if there are some then the milage is def out.

then the final thing that puts me off is as mentioned, 10 years of not keeping seals presurised by using it will have taken there toll, rubber and plastic will have perished so if you load them up the may just desintergrate. it should have had a yearly service no mater the miles so check for stamps.
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Old 19 Mar 2010, 09:54 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Sorry mate, but for 9000 I wouldn't bother for the reasons stated above. Will need a full service straight away incl timing belt, all fluids, plugs, leads, filters, brake pads (and probably disks) etc etc. Anything else that has deteriorated will need replacing too.

You could get a better car for a fair bit less which would leave you money left over to pay your insurance, tidy it up, buy wheels or stick in the bank and save.

Too many unknowns and questions with that car to make it worthwhile.
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Old 19 Mar 2010, 10:29 PM   #23 (permalink)
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wow... ok great info guys

Tidgy great eye for detail, um brilliant well ill spend my money on something that seems more genuine. Kind of really put alot confidence in me, knowing all you guys are really helpfull, ill be sure to run past you guys the car i will be getting to make sure its all ok.

I am suprised of the cars mileage tooo to be fair riki ur right with so many questions not worth the hassle, best thing for that guy to do would prop run it in properly himself and get it back to being a road car than a ornament.

O well keep looking i guess.
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Old 21 Mar 2010, 04:39 PM   #24 (permalink)
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i really dont mean to be a party pooper but are you sure you entered sti into go compare? ive been finding it hard to get quotes under 1000 for my bug eye WRX and im 23 with 6 years no claims
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Old 22 Mar 2010, 04:25 PM   #25 (permalink)
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yeh there was this sti on pistonheads entered the reg. ill take wat ur saying though and try a few more reg's
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Old 22 Mar 2010, 06:51 PM   #26 (permalink)
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fair play if you can get insurance that cheapgo for it, if it was me i would
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o hang on, does it come up with it as being an sti? some are regestered wrong with the DVLA, if the worst happens and you have to make a claim and its reged wrong they wont payout and your in the poo.
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