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CHEAPEST CAR YOU HAVE EVER OWNED


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I only started buying cars recently and it seems that nowadays you can't actually buy cheap cars like you used to. My cheapest was a rover 420 bought for £110 including delivery then scrapped 2 days later for £117 and a 1993 mazda 121 £110

Maybe those days of cheap cars will come back ?

 

Post your cheapest bangers

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I'm getting back into selling cars again and it does seem most cheap cars have gone as people now know that they can scrap them and get paid. A few years ago you had to pay them and cars were for nothing.

 

Anyway as for cheap cars, I have free* ones as we had a family car pitch. Least I've paid myself was £40 in about 1997 for a very nice white mk1 1983 fiesta. Didn't have it that long as I was a naughty boy with no driving licence :-)

 

The swift was cheapish at £117.88 would have got it for a lot less but the owner had already been offered £90 in scrap

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In 2001 I was a Cab driver using a 94 Montego 2.0 diesel to earn my daily bread.

Whilst it was off the road for pretty major work I bought an A registered Nova 2 door saloon with 3 weeks MOT and a weeks tax (back when you could buy tax with a car, seems a distant dream now) for £25, reduced from 40 from the garage that was fixing my Montego!

Kept it for 5 days and sold it for £40, best thing was it had half a tank of fuel in it, l found out later the garage fixing my car had sold the Nova owner an Orion for £800 and the purchaser thought that included a Px allowance for the Nova so the garage kept quiet and palmed it off on the first likely idiot to look gormless enough to buy it.

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I've said before about the Passat estate I bought at a car auction for a quid with tax and test, a tank full of petrol and no faults other than the previous owners inability to clean it.

 

Also bought a 2CV for £20 which I ran for ages when I was at uni in the 90's, dreadful heap which I utterly adored!

 

Bought a Saab off a skint mate for £15 with tandt and that was brilliant.

 

I've hardly ever srapped a car and (passat excepted) the above were sold for a decent profit!

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paid 50quid for a 309 pug,about 12 years ago,  It had about 8 months mot but overheated after about 25 miles, I was only learning to drive so it was no real problem :)

 

also had a very tidy 1.8 sierra, paid £150, with a months ticket, re moted it, used for 6 months and flogged it for £150... 

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Cheapest car I had was my Black 1989 F-plate Ford Sierra Sapphire Ghia:

 

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Not actual car but exactly like it.

 

Must have been about 22 when I got it for £NOWT. Ran it for a bit on the insurance of the family friend who gave it to me as back then I could drive any other insured vehicle (a loophole which has since been closed up) and ran until Insurance, tax and MOT were all up. I couldn't afford all 3 and I had nowhere to put it. Sadly had sell it to the scrappy for £20, still got the wheels though. I really wished I knew then about renting a lock-up, it might still be here.

 

My current Merc is potentially the next cheapest, so far it cost me £250, £15 admin fee for insurance transfer, £F***All for MOT, and pocket money for most of the stuff I've got for it so far. But we'll have to wait and see...

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I've had a few freebees.  From memory - Maestro 1.3 City in navy blue with fucked engine mount; Rover 216 Vanden Plas EFi auto in gold with tan leather; Y reg Bedford HA van which I never did manage to get running; F reg Nissan Sunny 1.6 Coupe; Citroen AX 10E with 3 months' rent still on it that I used as my daily until it ran out.  There's probably been more, but those are all that spring to mind.

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