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Death Row (blame the scrap price !)


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#1 OFFLINE   mr-reno-139

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 07:53 AM

took a few quick pics whilst weighing in some of my surplus stock( only lagunas and clios etc )
LS400 was parked on the road last week just up the road from me
was going to post it on here but not sure how they are or rather were :shock: rated
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not being an expert what was jap 4x4 ?

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 08:14 AM

not being an expert what was jap 4x4 ?

Korean! Hyundai Santa Fe

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That Lexus is a strangely sad sight, funny how the values of those have disintegrated almost overnight.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 08:26 AM

That Lexus in there is indeed a sad sight. I suspect the rising fuel costs and maintenance of such a barge is a factor. Plus its weight is literally erm....worth its weight in gold.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 08:31 AM

funny how the values of those have disintegrated almost overnight.

Tell me about it. Just when I'm trying to sell mine, too. :roll:

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 08:42 AM

Ihad a feeling we would see wuvvum shed a tear here !

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 08:46 AM

How much are you trying to sell yours for wuvvum?I've seen genuine UK LS400s for as low as £950 on dealer ads, so it doesn't bode too well for yours. :( Hyundai Santa Fes are brilliant, must be one of the last cars to be sold with a brown interior.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:16 AM

I only want £500 for mine, which I think is pi$$ cheap. And Celsiors are better equipped than UK-spec LS's, so in theory should be worth more. It's most irritating. I'm just going to have to hope that the value of Cadillac STS's doesn't go the same way...

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:18 AM

Hyundai Santa Fes are brilliant, must be one of the last cars to be sold with a brown interior.

The DVLA doesn't recognise the plate (Y417 TF/PG) so it was probably a ringer.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 01:16 PM

Heard on the wireless the other day that the swag boys are targeting 4x4s on forecourts (easy for you to say) and pinching their cats. They contain platinum, and the bigger the vehicle, the bigger the weigh in, even if that's only in grams :evil:

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 02:50 PM

Out of interest what did you get for 'em weighing them in?If a car is properly registered scrapped then the DVLA take it off the computer.. I binned a car a fortnight ago and now it comes up as not found on a search.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 03:05 PM

Is that the certificate of destruction? I've never had one, in the past I've tended to break out Mr Angle Grinder when it comes to getting rid of a car after I've cannibalised it for spare parts and deliver the bite-sized pieces to the local recyclers, sadly I don't think we can do that here as the one and only scrapyard doesn't have a weighbridge.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 03:37 PM

We’ve just had some drawings come in for a shed in which someone will be storing cat’s, they’re lining it with steel plate.I declared my old Laurel as scrapped a few weeks ago, got the letter confirming they’d done this yet it still shows up on a search.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:51 PM

When i sold my Mondeo as scrap on ebay (kippered clutch at 197k...), the guy only checked it still had a cat on it before winching it onto his recovery truck. anything else was a bonus i guess, I got £102 so £40 for the cat, £60 for the engine and the rest is frag-feet profit. it still drove if you were careful!

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:55 PM

Hyundai Santa Fes are brilliant, must be one of the last cars to be sold with a brown interior.

The DVLA doesn't recognise the plate (Y417 TF/PG) so it was probably a ringer.

It's still showing up as insured.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:15 PM

Hyundai Santa Fes are brilliant, must be one of the last cars to be sold with a brown interior.

The DVLA doesn't recognise the plate (Y417 TF/PG) so it was probably a ringer.

Vehicle Registration MarkY417TFGMake HYUNDAIModel SANTA FEfuel type PETROLBody Type 5 DOOR HATCHBACKColour RED

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 10:32 PM

sorry to change thread..but me scrappie mate called with his latest list for rescue so on Sunday we go down to Wellington and pick up this wonderful economical uncool piece of shite...new MOT...

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 12:53 PM

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Just out of interest Mr Reno what was wrong with this one? I can see the damage but that looks like it might have come from being forklifted around in the depot, even with major mechanical failure those things surely can't be life-expired at seven years old.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 12:55 PM

The ringer thing seems like a possibility to me, can you really get these on a Y reg? Seems a bit old for one of these.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 01:21 PM

The first Santa Fe's were probably registered on Y's - I think they first came out in 2001. Unless its a 'special' number plate belonging to MR Y417TFG.

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 03:19 PM

It still seems very new to be frag-fed, although I do wonder if the damage to the roof has anything to do with it, as the sunroof/windscreen ding doesn't seem to be forklift-inspired?It's depressing to see an LS400 in there because of the fact that I can remember reading all the car mags back in 1990 saying it was the best car in the world. I know that's 18 years ago, but still - it remains a desirable car to me, at least. The Discovery less so, but still seems odd to find one being cubed given that I would have thought demand was still high enough to ensure most don't get cubed. Having said that, a mate of mine recently spent £1300 on getting the rear floor of his welded, so it may have been more cost-effective for him to have done this (or learnt to weld).

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 04:26 PM

I think the combined effect of high fuel prices and high scrap rates is going to see a lot of big stuff cleared off the road, maybe to extinction? I saw a really clean 900 go past on a truck today, the Hiab boom resting on the roof didn’t bode well for its long-term future. Stash them away now if you want to be enjoying them in a few years’ time…

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 05:18 PM

although I do wonder if the damage to the roof has anything to do with it, as the sunroof/windscreen ding doesn't seem to be forklift-inspired?

That damage looks like a hiab with chains through the cabin is the most likely culprit, followed by resting the boom on the roof.Is it me or do those Santa-fes look like they came with dents from the factory??

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 05:47 PM

Think you're right SL. Certainly getting very twitchy about leaving the BMW home alone all day. Time for some BFO gates. And a camera. And chain it to the house.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:14 PM

Was at the car auctions in Glasgow yesterday looking for some shite for the missus.. and was surprised to see how many cheapies could still be bought given the high scrap price at the moment.Bargain of the day i thought was a T plate laguna with 5 months test.. looked a tidy car all round although i hadnt paid it any attention before it came under the hammer so i dont know what horrors may have been lurking.Sold for £110 plus the £50 indemnity (con) feeMy local yard is paying £160 now so buy it- if its a no hoper- weigh it in.. no loss.I only passed as i had no way to get it home since my missus was also buying. pity.Got her an S plate Fiesta 1.25 Zetec with long test for a shade under £500.. all that i can find wrong is dodgy door locks.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:17 PM

I think the used car market is a bit depressed in Scotland at the moment with the "fuel crisis" and all that. I can't seem to flog my Saab at all. :(

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 06:29 PM

You might find the Fiesta's door locks come back to life if you get a new key cut at the Ford dealer.

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 12:33 AM

I think the used car market is a bit depressed in Scotland at the moment with the "fuel crisis" and all that. I can't seem to flog my Saab at all. :(

The fuel thing is becoming a joke, that strike hasn't helped any. My mate has just had to get shot of his car, running costs getting too high, most of his money has already gone of mortgage, council robbery and the ever increasing shopping bills!

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 09:27 AM

Suppose a car is declared scrapped, regardless of condition, ie paperwork sent to the DVLA, can it ever be returned to road use? There could be any number of easily/cheaply repairable motors which are weighed in simply because hapless owners can't be arsed to see to them.

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 03:47 PM

I think once its registered scrapped you've had it. Only option is ringing!As for the locks... cant get a new key as it only came with one.. which is a copy and not the red key annoyingly. Since the car was also full of the previous owners stuff i assume it was a repo job.Ordered up some new door locks from fleabay - 25 quid and job done.. seemingly they're fairly easy to change

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 04:02 PM

Seems this could be a way for disgruntled bunny-boiler ex-wives etc to go one step further than ripping the arms off your suit ... she takes your prized motor to the yard, and scraps it :twisted: :twisted: I am shocked that you can't buy a complete car from a breaker and run it again on the road if you're prepared to repair it. I guess a lot of rare classics have been broken for this reason.I'm reminded of the old BR steam loco stock that was scrapped at places like Dai Woodhams yard. Eventually everything got sold for restoration, even those engines that were considered too far gone, on the basis that anything is rebuildable with enough time, cash and effort.




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