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#241 OFFLINE   RichardK

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 11:05 AM

Somewhat surprised by the lack of interest in this - not so much price-wise, but for all the enthusiasm it's had; just in case anyone read the PC caption and not the actual thread or page, a quick recap.

It's a 2002 Renault Twingo Expression, 1.2 8v, Mk 1, LHD.

 

Originally from Holland, it was imported fairly young, and converted to MPH, hence it's recorded miles. There's an electronic converter in the dash; documented.

It has RHD headlights, hence they're the earlier mid-design with integrated indicator but not complex reflectors. It should have the complex reflector at this age.

 

It's in working condition - two keys, and turn either one and it'll drive anywhere - after months in the garage over winter I drove it Peteborough without issues, it's generally pleasant to drive too. Very easy despite being LHD.

 

I got it a while ago, with a misfire. As documented, the misfire was a failed headgasket between the cylinders - fluids had not mixed. It took a while to get around to fixing it, but it's been fixed since August 2017, driven regularly until the weather changed including being stuck in Birmingham traffic jams and driven down the A14 rapidly.

 

I paid £250 for it, and spent probably over £400 in parts, plus a lot of time repairing it. It's had:

New head gasket; head and block cleaned thoroughly and checked with straight edge and lasers

New gaskets elsewhere

New water pump (Bosch)

New timing belt (Bosch)

New plugs and leads

New radiator

New thermostat

Flushed and changed OAT coolant

New air filter, new oil filter (of course)

 

It also comes with a new radiator fan motor (Valeo), new lower engine mounts.

 

LED rear lights to make it more visible.

 

New rear brake pipe for MoT.

 

It's very clean underneath and on top, no rust. The glass sunroof works, but needs some guides - they're quite involved to fit, involving removing the headlining trim, so I've held off but will do it if pushed.

 

There's a patch of paint loss on the driver's door window frame, which I always planned to sort. Quoted £200 to respray the door basically, and that was the plan but I wanted to see if I could get an uncut rear bumper as well.

 

Needs wheeltrims, they let it down.

 

I don't think it's overpriced, but obviously I'll think about offers - I'm more surprised I've had no offers or questions.

 

I insure it with Direct Line. It's not as cheap as I'd expect, but it's still 1/3 the price of my Fiat pickup.

 

Much as I'd love to Roffle it, the tickets would be nearly £30. Can't see much enthusiasm for that.

I'd maybe consider a £20/ticket roffle to buy it for £350, if that makes sense - roffle winner pays £500 for the car, roffle entries £20, but that seems really convoluted.


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 12:02 PM

It was this thread that ingnited my love agian for Twingo's -  hence why i have one now! really @£1500 this one is good value, I paid about £800 for mine with about a months ticket and this one looks much nicer and has had a load of work done. 

only thing I would suggest to help sell it is perhaps chuck it in for an MOT, the you've got the full 12 months, but that is the only criticism 



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Posted 21 May 2018 - 12:11 PM

I'd love one, but I have no money and a small car is not on my list of priorities atm.

This one looks great, and I'll be sad that I didn't buy it in 5 years time.

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:25 PM

Free bump because I like this.  Some new photos may help, I reckon.


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Posted 23 May 2018 - 04:20 PM

I'll fetch it out and update the first and last posts, over the weekend.


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:28 AM

Heading over to farm today if anyone wants any specific pictures.


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 10:24 AM

Somewhat surprised by the lack of interest in this 

 

 

I paid £250 for it, and spent probably over £400 in parts, plus a lot of time repairing it. :

 

 

I don't think it's overpriced, but obviously I'll think about offers - I'm more surprised I've had no offers or questions.

 

 

 

 

It's not overpriced compared to others advertised on the UK market.

 

The point is do they actually sell for the advertised price? I suspect not!

 

It owes you £650 so why not ask something like £800 for it - more realistic, still leaves you a small profit, and also roffleable. 

 

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 01:59 PM

Looks about right money and I'd love it but wrong time (skint, loads to pay out, already have too many cars etc).

 

Still, once things improve shall have another Twingo.


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Posted 04 June 2018 - 04:54 PM

It's worth your asking price I believe, trouble is a mk1 phase two LHD Twingo is quite a specific market

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:36 AM

It owes you £650 so why not ask something like £800 for it - more realistic, still leaves you a small profit, and also roffleable. 

 

GLWTS

 

 

£1250 is perfectly realistic for a rust-free Twingo! Profit won't account for the hours spent on it, either; it owes me two years of storage, stress, and so forth ;)

Having said that, no-one's even made an offer!

I think Autoshite may not be the place to sell it, despite the enthusiasm for it :)


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 10:38 AM

Sounds a very fair price to me. Ebay classified ad seems the way to go from recent advice on here.


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 10:53 AM

I think Autoshite may not be the place to sell it, despite the enthusiasm for it :)

 

If I didn't have one sitting on the drive doing nowt, I'd be all over this. 



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Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:09 PM

Got it out and rinsed it while waiting for the Rover's buyer (who has some proper British awesomeness)

 

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:21 PM

Dashboard complete, LCD instruments working

 

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Panoramic glass sunroof, sliding front section - needs guides fitting (included) for perfection.

 

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A door.

 

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Steering wheel on the wrong side. Glovebox handle broken - may still be available from Renault and shared with Kangoo, but keep getting distracted when trying to nail it down. Parts there - the trim/paddle part has a broken clip so it falls off, easier to open by just pushing the lever inside.

 

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Rear seats (good condition, slide and fold well)

 

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Sills, various. This car really has no rust to speak of - some surface on ARB brackets.

 

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Glass roof.

 

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Driver's seat with water spot from opening the roof after washing the car...

 

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Heater controls and radio/cassette (new mech).

 

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The engine. New head gasket, water pump, cam belt, radiator, coolant, filters, plugs etc. last year, probably <1000 miles ago.

 

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The bit of paint (topcoat) loss on the door, the main but that lets the car down IMO.

 

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 11:48 PM

Any interest in an 02 Octavia?
Fsh, 80k miles, not very exciting and 1.4 petrol.

Happy to post pics if even the slightest bit of interest...

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 08:07 AM

Any interest in an 02 Octavia?
Fsh, 80k miles, not very exciting and 1.4 petrol.

Happy to post pics if even the slightest bit of interest...

CFD

 

 

Sorry, not this time (not generally, to be fair, but right now definitely not) - I'm having to clear out to move to somewhere without a workshop, even the SLK has to go eventually :(


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Posted 06 June 2018 - 09:03 AM

Sorry, not this time (not generally, to be fair, but right now definitely not) - I'm having to clear out to move to somewhere without a workshop, even the SLK has to go eventually :(


I hear you man, totally get it.
Such a lovely car & I always fancied one. A pal here had one but I was lazy when he was getting rid of it & lost out. Them's the breaks I guess! I'll keep an eye on the thread & hope I find a bit of cashola.

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 04:34 PM

Trying the eBay classified route! *shudder*


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 07:39 PM

Well, loads of watchers, but no enquiries.

 

£1000 will get it, TBH. Moving starts this weekend. I have space to store it if necessary, but really need it to disappear!


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 10:08 AM

(The other option is a £20/ticket roffle, which I can't see many takers for).


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Posted 26 June 2018 - 12:34 AM

As expected, costs of moving are hitting, etc. so the bounced payments I'd hoped to avoid have happend, and the only interest I've had is derogatory.

 

So for the time being the car is off the market. Will possibly MoT it ahead of expiry and find storage.

 

£1K for a rust-free, clean Twingo with genuine RHD lights, a glass roof and pretty much fully serviced is a bargain - but clearly, I need to find a different outlet!

 

Looking at the examples on eBay this is in a different class; wish I had time to bring it to Fot2E.


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