By Jim Bell
Thank you all for coming. Please take a seat and attach your name badge.
Feeling comfortable? Good.
Welcome to an introduction to CBT (Car Buying Tommorow).
In this workshop we will explore why I am buying a car tomorrow and talk about how this makes our undercroft feel. We will also look at techniques that may help us all NOT buy a car tomorrow.
Section 1) how do you feel?
I bought this as a stopgap, its purpose has been filled, and now I need something more economical.
Its a 2000 Mazda 323F, with a 1.8 petrol engine and auto box (4 speed with lock out in top). Its in decent enough condition, looks tidy, starts, runs and drives with no major issues, decent amount of poke when needed. MoT is till November. Interior is very tidy and shows little wear. Leccy windows, mirrors, sunroof which all work, AC which does not. The downsides are there are 3 small chips in the windscreen, all less than 10mm. And it could do with a tyre changing on the front as its cracked with age.
More photos when its stops raining. Oh, and economy-wise it averages around 33mpg with mixed driving, more on a long run.
Looking for £300 for a sale, or prepared to roffle at £5 if theres enough interest, could do with shifting it relatively quickly though. I'm also up for swaps, preferably for something small, petrol and manual. Small Peugeots are a preference.
Oh, and its in Lincoln. Sorry.
1993 L reg Vauxhall Cavalier 1.8i LS. Mot'd May 2020, £425 or Roffle now for £7.50 a ticket! West Mids.By Burnside
Well after almost 11 years it time to part ways with my Cavalier as recent changes mean I'm needing a estate car now.
It's in tidy condition for it age and years but is no show car, though saying that I get plenty of nice comments off people about it which is nice! Will be really sad to see it go as it's been a fantastic car to me and has always been a dependable friend. Holidays, house moves, days out, road trips buying tat or being on family taxi duty. It does it all without fuss.
I have folders full of various receipts and bills for work carried out over the years and have got various spares mainly used that I can include if wanted. I also have a compete spare 1.8 engine with 74,000 miles available too.
Mileage is 204,000 but I did replace the engine with a secondhand unit about a year after first buying it with similar miles due to a oil pressure fault. Though I've seen these Cavaliers with over 250,000+ miles and I have no issues with driving this car anywhere as these are hardy things.
I've always serviced the car each year and always use a quality 15w40 oil. In recent years it had all new shocks/ front springs and top mounts. Front Brakes and had various other parts replaced as needed to keep it ticking over.
Has Pas, leccy front windows and central locking. Also has working Towbar see pic bellow.
There so much more I can say but I'd be here all night!
Currently awaiting some Mot repairs to sort out emissions [ replace front downpipe ] and some minor welding to the rear floor pan . It should be ready for me to collect by Friday. Any questions just ask away. Will add some pictures over the weekend once I've got the Car back. Still Insured till the end of May and Taxed etc.
Something amazing has come up, so this being the sensible economical family car I'm moving it on. If it doesn't go quick I'll more the 205 on instead once it's tested, which would make much more sense as I like it a lot.
Pretty economical; guessing very high thirties or low 40s.
Peugeot ride quality
Soft comfortable seats
Needs a new side repeater lens (£15 on eBay)
Could do with new tyres on the front as they're worn Chinese ditchfinders
Bottoms of the doors are scruffy.
Passenger window needs help to go back up.
Located in Durham, delivery available at cost.