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If you look carefully you can see the green paint where the headlight hasn’t been masked completely, also the bigger circle shows some of the orange peel. 
 

TBH if it was a decent job but had Orange peel, I could live with it. What I wasn’t happy with was the runs, thin areas that didn’t have either enough paint or enough lacquer etc 

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3 minutes ago, sierraman said:

Was he being aggressive? 

Nah, just kept on and on that he’s spent money tidying it up and he couldn’t understand my “strategy” as to why I’d buy it if it had the odd knock or bump but not if it had been painted.

Didn’t seem to grasp that having paint is fine, but that wasn’t a body shop paint job. My scirocco has had both sides painted as the lad I bought it from was a bit OCD, you can’t tell it’s been done though as it’s a good job.

I reckon this bloke got it dirt cheap, knows a bloke who does a bit of paint - probably been gunned on a driveway or something so it’s been tarted up. 
 

I wonder what margin he’s got in it. Bearing in mind we’d agreed £2200 delivered, he’s got fuel here, train and bus ticket home, plus his own wage, plus he said he personally had the clutch and 2 tyres done as well as the paint.

 

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He wouldn't have had a leg to stand on if he refused to leave. Just go indoors and if he starts harassing then you've got CCTV 

If you're indoors then he's the aggressor

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3 hours ago, JJ0063 said:

 

I said to him that I’d have still taken if there was the odd scuff or scrape but a poor repair is worse than no repair IMO. How do I know it wasn’t in an accident and been repaired all round. 

This, 100%. I looked at a one that had been in the wars but was honest, few dents, scraps kids stickers on it, you know the stuff, like Transformers etc. 

I made a strong offer on the car 'as is' ie don't both to tart it up etc, but they have an onsite bodyshop that deals with all this type of stuff, left my mobile and said I'd have another look as it was only local. went back a few days later and it had had a half decent job done, but it was just rushed, the type of repair that looks okay for 12 months and then starts to peal and fade. it was also a bog standard model for strong money. 

 

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2 hours ago, JJ0063 said:

I did regret it when I came in and sat down but meh, it’s done with. He kept implying as though I was expecting a showroom condition car although it’s 13 years old - I almost started to believe I was just being picky then realised that no it just wasn’t as described! 
 

I agree, trouble is I was on my own, I’m a 5’10 weed and he was about 6’7 and probably 20 stone. I don’t exactly look like a threat.

These cunts that say things like “ You’ve got to expect scrapes and dents on a secondhand car “ do my head in.

When I was looking at 2015/6 A6es and 520es a couple of months ago I had loads of that when I mentioned body damage not in the description. They didn’t seem to understand when I pointed at the 26 year old heap of a Merc I’d just pulled up in that hadn’t got a dent or scrape on every fucking corner.  I wish I’d got reimbursed for my fuel and time that I wasted looking at miss-described scrap.

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The bodywork of my car was done by the previous owner.  By crashing into a lorry and just about every bollard in Herefordshire.  It's been like that since I got it and it's to the degree that because we're going to see relatives at the weekend and Lady Grumpius wants to make a good impression.  So we're going in the other car.

Would love to see somebody try to tart up my Golf.

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That seller sounds like a right numpty. Probably thinks he can push you into a sale because he has come so far to deliver it for you that you will cave in.

The thing is some people must fall for it and end up with these nails.

Good luck with the search, as said probably best to view in person going forwards.

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1 hour ago, GrumpiusMaximus said:

The bodywork of my car was done by the previous owner.  By crashing into a lorry and just about every bollard in Herefordshire.  It's been like that since I got it and it's to the degree that because we're going to see relatives at the weekend and Lady Grumpius wants to make a good impression.  So we're going in the other car.

Would love to see somebody try to tart up my Golf.

Challenge accepted. Give me a rattle can, some tetley plus choccy digestives, and some time and you have a deal.

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29 minutes ago, AnnoyingPentium said:

Challenge accepted. Give me a rattle can, some tetley plus choccy digestives, and some time and you have a deal.

Odd combo.....

😉

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2 hours ago, JJ0063 said:

Nah, just kept on and on that he’s spent money tidying it up and he couldn’t understand my “strategy” as to why I’d buy it if it had the odd knock or bump but not if it had been painted.

Didn’t seem to grasp that having paint is fine, but that wasn’t a body shop paint job. My scirocco has had both sides painted as the lad I bought it from was a bit OCD, you can’t tell it’s been done though as it’s a good job.

I reckon this bloke got it dirt cheap, knows a bloke who does a bit of paint - probably been gunned on a driveway or something so it’s been tarted up. 
 

I wonder what margin he’s got in it. Bearing in mind we’d agreed £2200 delivered, he’s got fuel here, train and bus ticket home, plus his own wage, plus he said he personally had the clutch and 2 tyres done as well as the paint.

 

From the looks of it he sells mostly to people who dont know cars that well and can bluster and bullshit his way past  a few "age" related wear and tear marks.   The kind of driveway trader who's  Hope's for rain and dull days when somone is buying.     

From the quality  if work done I'd say he's paying about half of what he is retailing them for - not starting with the best for sure. No way is he doing it legit, doing tyres &  having clutches done and making money.

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I don't think you did wrong giving him the £50, I would have too, time is money and all that, imagine how much it would have cost you doing it the other way. 

Shame but, and I'm trying REALLY hard not too sound all Tommy Robinson here but let's just say from my experience of owning my own bodyshop certain people from certain backgrounds have different ideas when it comes to a "good job" and what that should cost,often thinking you can paint a full car for them for a few hundred as that's all the car cost. 

Never got the whole turn up and give you less money for the job saying its a "business relationship". 

I had one Indian guy turn up after his nephew had wrapped up his car and think it was ok to give me £100 less than the quoted price as he would "bring me much work in future". My response was bring me the work then you get a discount, but for now you pay in full. Never saw him again after that. He'd already tried the same trick with 2 other garages. 

 

Sounds to me as though the seller has a mate who paints cars on the side and they make a drink from it. 

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2 hours ago, AnnoyingPentium said:

Challenge accepted. Give me a rattle can, some tetley plus choccy digestives, and some time and you have a deal.

Two days later...

Top 10: Comedy Classics | | Honest John

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6 minutes ago, GrumpiusMaximus said:

Two days later...

Top 10: Comedy Classics | | Honest John

Two days... ten minutes more like.

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26 minutes ago, GrumpiusMaximus said:

Two days later...

Top 10: Comedy Classics | | Honest John

 

19 minutes ago, AnnoyingPentium said:

Two days... ten minutes more like.

Well he even managed to wreck the Hoover (defo a colleague tho m9 😉

HERB WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN 

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Just now, RoverFolkUs said:

 

Well he even managed to wreck the Hoover (defo a colleague tho m9 😉

HERB WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN 

Was definitely Stevie that broke Herb... I did manage to kill off one of the taller ones that had been at the branch for years tho!

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  • JJ0063 changed the title to Mk7 Fiesta - PURCHASED!

Definitely worth the extra outlay, 

Traders around here want £3500 for petrol 59 plated Fiestas, looks like an absolute bargain.

GLWTP.

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19 minutes ago, Doctormop said:

Definitely worth the extra outlay, 

Traders around here want £3500 for petrol 59 plated Fiestas, looks like an absolute bargain.

GLWTP.

I think so too. We did see it advertised last week but it was up for £2995 and I couldn’t knock him down to our budget at that time.

It’s had 3 owners, full history, cambelt done around 25k ago, 2 new front tyres, new disks and pads etc so should be pretty well sorted. From a dealer too.

Amber doesn’t like test drives so I had that job and it drives very nice, obviously no power house at 70bhp but adequate and again considering it’s £20 a year tax and supposedly 70 odd MPG, ideal for her. 
 

Also a nice spec in a subtle colour too!

She stuck 12hrs temp insurance on it and flew in to get her stuff but has then gone back out for the afternoon/eve to a spa thing with some friends so I’ve not actually seen the car since we left the place but all in all it seemed very genuine and no driveway paint jobs!

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2 minutes ago, sierraman said:

Check for chuffing on the injector seals, the 1.4 is a sod for that. 

And a sod to pull the injectors too with all the stuff in the way that has to be removed!

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12 minutes ago, sierraman said:

Check for chuffing on the injector seals, the 1.4 is a sod for that. 

Will take a look, sounded sweet as a nut but I wasn’t listening out for it! 

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28 minutes ago, JJ0063 said:

Will take a look, sounded sweet as a nut but I wasn’t listening out for it! 

Earlier you catch it the better, black death builds up on them like nobody's business if they start leaking. If it's fine now just keep an eye (and ear) out every so often!

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