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#391 OFFLINE   Rusty_Rocket

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 06:47 PM

I wish Hendry all the best in his search. My advice would be however, to buy the absolute best example he can find, whether it was registered in Glasgow or Grantham.

As far as I know, the op isn't the type to spend hours welding up an old crock or have the facilities to do so in the first place. With that in mind, it can only be crazy to buy something that is beyond redemption - it'll turn into an expensive lesson if he buys one with the desired dealer sticker on the back window and no sills left or floor to weld new sills to. 

But one must learn from experience and I look forward to seeing the pictures of the car when it arrives with shiny tyres and a bent MoT. 


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#392 OFFLINE   Noel Tidybeard

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 07:59 PM

Out of a mk1 Focus and a mk4 Astra, I'd have a Megane.

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#393 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 08:12 PM

The Mk1 Megane wasn't that bad a car, it does suffer a few electrical gremlins but these are invariably the usual suspects, Coil, Crank Sensor etc.

The 1.4 16v was fairly nippy, more so than the 1.6 Focus.

A good Megane Mk1 isn't a bad buy if you are handy with the spanners.

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 08:32 PM

And the price keeps tumbling...

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 06:10 AM

The Mk1 Megane wasn't that bad a car, it does suffer a few electrical gremlins but these are invariably the usual suspects, Coil, Crank Sensor etc.

The 1.4 16v was fairly nippy, more so than the 1.6 Focus.

A good Megane Mk1 isn't a bad buy if you are handy with the spanners.

Oh and a >13 year old Ford will never break down?

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 06:24 AM

Oh and a >13 year old Ford will never break down?


Renault's were especially bad for coil packs back then. I knew a Renault tech is refused to fit the Simens packs and always replaced them with Denso.
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Posted 21 August 2017 - 12:04 PM

And the price keeps tumbling...


This would be good enough for me.

It's the right car. It's in Kettering which is basically Corby which in turn is basically Scotland.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 04:48 PM

And the price keeps tumbling...

 

Im now wondering what the deal with that one is, why its so cheap.

 

Yes admittedly I thought that was dear for a mk6 Scrote, but having looked on ebay and seen ropier looking ones at 2/3 times the price, and ones which in pics look as clean as that at £2500/3grand im wondering why he hasnt clocked this and stuck it on ebay for those figures.

 

PS whoever it was who said im not being fussy about a daily, I want one for nostalgic box ticking exercises and one thats not quite right is pointless. Bingo! Nail. Head. Hit. Thats what ive been trying to explain all along and failing miserably. 


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 04:51 PM

It's cheap because there's zero market for them. Anyone looking for banger would buy a equivalently priced Focus.
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Posted 21 August 2017 - 05:07 PM

It's cheap because there's zero market for them. Anyone looking for banger would buy a cheaper priced Focus.


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 06:58 PM

*hendry rapidly looking for excuses !
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Posted 21 August 2017 - 08:15 PM

I'm happy to get it for you and sit on it a bit; I have an unused policy still running and Kettering is 25 miles from here.

Then when you get here I'm just 40 minutes from Stansted. Doug did it from Ayr to buy my w124!

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 08:19 PM

*hendry rapidly looking for excuses !

To be fair he's told us all along exactly what he's looking for and that's not it.
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Posted Yesterday, 05:16 PM

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But this one one gumtree Coatbridge is closer to not EDL SCOTTISH NOT RACIST registered special editionness.


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#405 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted Yesterday, 05:30 PM

Worth £123 to fuck about with on the driveway.

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Posted Yesterday, 06:42 PM

Usually stating offers and a price figure like that,ive found they want more.

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Posted Yesterday, 07:04 PM

Only one way to find out .


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Posted Yesterday, 07:18 PM

It's cheap because there's zero market for them. Anyone looking for banger would buy a equivalently priced Focus.

 

The point im making is ones which appear ropier on the bay of E are at like £3k, surely theres no more a market for those £3k ones than this one?

 

There was even the shite mk6 Mexico special edition up at £3995. 

 

I realise nobody with half a brain would pay that, but surely the guy selling that would be thinking "the others are going for crazy money, I could treble my price and mine would still look cheap because ive undercut those other ones"

 

As Lacquer Peel says, ive stated what I want and thats not it.

 

I am however going to the breakers in Dumfries tomorrow, if that R131DGA one they have is still there and hasnt had a CoD issued, I may just be findinging a local guy with a recovery truck to bring it up here and launch it on my mates drive along with his collection of tatty old Fords. 


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