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#121 OFFLINE   rantingYoof

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 07:51 AM

Donk the 940?

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#122 OFFLINE   RichardK

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 08:38 AM

When I failed to get approved for support after my injury (blue badge approved, but the criteria are so weird - I walk too fast, because pain is much higher if I'm weightbearing for long periods - i.e. shuffling slowly!), the cars I went for based on ease of entry got narrowed down to W168 A-class, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler Voyager. Voyager was by far the best in terms of comfort.


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 08:58 AM

For full disclosure the amount of cash that changed hands was £100. So given that I bought £20 worth of tickets you can argue I've made £80 for nothing.

I'm not sure what the collective feeling is on the whole situation. Had I brought the car home as originally planned I would have likely sold it on after a few months anyway and maybe seen a similar profit after costs

Interested to hear your thoughts

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On that score, it's a no brainer. If you 'won' the car then what you do with it after that is your business. If you sell it for a profit, then fair enough imho. It's literally the luck of the draw.
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Posted 28 April 2017 - 09:04 AM

On that score, it's a no brainer. If you 'won' the car then what you do with it after that is your business. If you sell it for a profit, then fair enough imho. It's literally the luck of the draw.

 

 

When I offered to help with collection/moving/storage and even prospective purchase (that became a no-brainer when I was told it would cost £100 - I'm not THAT stupid), I certainly wasn't thinking "Oh, I'll buy this for £20 'cause that's what the raffle tickets were" - I'd expected it to be "what a Volvo like this is actually worth". That's why the raffle is winning something of value, otherwise it'd be like offering a winning lottery ticket to someone and them saying it was only worth £2 (or whatever a lottery ticket costs now).


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 07:07 PM

Ford Fusion 1.4 dizzle satisfies low tax (£30), cheap to buy pre face-lift, easy access for the more mature gentleman, plentiful in Essex...


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 07:38 PM

Ford Fusion 1.4 dizzle satisfies low tax (£30), cheap to buy pre face-lift, easy access for the more mature gentleman, plentiful in Essex...


Plus it looks like a Fiesta what's wearing a top hat.

That's a win win win from where I'm sitting.

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 07:57 PM

Ford Fusion 1.4 dizzle satisfies low tax (£30), cheap to buy pre face-lift, easy access for the more mature gentleman, plentiful in Essex...


That was going to be my suggestion too. My step dad has a diesel one. He's never had a problem with it and it costs buttons to run.
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Posted 28 April 2017 - 08:01 PM

plentiful in Essex...

 

 

Ford Fusions or the more mature gentleman?


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