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    well where to start, i know the end.

    So this silver vauxhall corsa 1.0l (2002) came along and the engine sounded ok, so i told my dad to have a look, by the time i knew it he started bidding.

    i quickly ran over to the car to check the specs, mot, mileage, tax, etc.
    it wasn't to my liking and told my dad to stop bidding......unfortunately my dads bid was the last

    so now i've got this corsa without even giving it a thorough look over.

    after receving the keys turns out i may have picked up a bargain.

    the price...........have a guess, go on.......

    wrong, it was






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    £800 for the car and £188.50 to the auctioneers, total= £988.50
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    Never buy a car at auction unless you know what you're doing.
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    Did you have a point to make?
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    I could never drive a 1.0

    eugh lack of power
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    Someone was probably murdered in it.
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    (Original post by TheCurlyHairedDude)
    I could never drive a 1.0

    eugh lack of power
    Yeah, you'd have to rev the nuts out of it to change gear.
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    (Original post by Tyler.)
    Never buy a car at auction unless you know what you're doing.
    Thats why my dad went with me, he's purchased a few over the years and all have lasted quite well, so he knows what he's doing even if i don't.
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    (Original post by TheCurlyHairedDude)
    I could never drive a 1.0

    eugh lack of power
    i'm not keen on 1.0l either my old car was a 1.4 so in a way i've downgraded which wasn't my intention
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    (Original post by waliur)
    i'm not keen on 1.0l either my old car was a 1.4 so in a way i've downgraded which wasn't my intention
    If it wasn't your intention then why did you buy it? And what was the point of this thread :confused:
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    Minimum I'm driving in terms of engine power is nothing below 100BHP
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    (Original post by A level Az)
    Someone was probably murdered in it.
    As long as they cleaned out the body then why does it matter?
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    (Original post by Genocidal)
    As long as they cleaned out the body then why does it matter?
    The spirit of the body may mistake you for the murderer and throttle you
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    The 1.0 litre engine in the corsa is actually not too bad in that sort of car.
    It's a 3 cylinder unit and it revs and revs and revs.

    it's below book value so if it all checks out you've done well.
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    (Original post by JC.)
    The 1.0 litre engine in the corsa is actually not too bad in that sort of car.
    It's a 3 cylinder unit and it revs and revs and revs.

    it's below book value so if it all checks out you've done well.
    57bhp is bad @ 1100kg

    Sorry to say dude
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    (Original post by TheCurlyHairedDude)
    57bhp is bad @ 1100kg

    Sorry to say dude
    Good job the 1.0 corsa weighs well under a tonne then...

    http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/specs/...px?deriv=24049



    I agree with JC, not a bad engine really.
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    It's certainly a nicer engine than vauxhalls four pot.
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    i dont see what peoples' problem is with 1.0 cars like this.
    i personally tend to find cars with smaller engine size a lot more entertaining to drive.

    instead of people having a moan about 'only' 50-60hp, how about these people just enjoy experiencing the basic essence of motoring. -.-
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    (Original post by NOBODY MOVE!)
    i dont see what peoples' problem is with 1.0 cars like this.
    i personally tend to find cars with smaller engine size a lot more entertaining to drive.

    instead of people having a moan about 'only' 50-60hp, how about these people just enjoy experiencing the basic essence of motoring. -.-
    Nothing wrong with small nippy cars with small engines - but I don't see how a smaller engine in the same sized car would be more entertaining?
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    (Original post by TheCurlyHairedDude)
    Minimum I'm driving in terms of engine power is nothing below 100BHP
    You obviously know very little about driving cars. My last car had a direct injection diesel engine with only 90hp and it was way quicker in real terms than the 112hp petrol car I have now, even if you account for the new car being a bit heavier. Plus at 17 you'll be lucky to get insured on anything with a lawnmower sized engine - I had a 1.0 Citroen AX for my first car and that cost loads to insure in 2005!

    (Original post by JC.)
    The 1.0 litre engine in the corsa is actually not too bad in that sort of car.
    It's a 3 cylinder unit and it revs and revs and revs.

    it's below book value so if it all checks out you've done well.
    Small engine cars like this are fun ina n odd way - everything feels like you're doing 100mph - Well it did in my old Citroen anyway! They key I found was to get up to speed then not slow down unless necessary - unlike my current lumbering beast which seems to require supertanker stopping distances.

    (Original post by waliur)
    well where to start, i know the end.

    So this silver vauxhall corsa 1.0l (2002) came along and the engine sounded ok, so i told my dad to have a look, by the time i knew it he started bidding.

    i quickly ran over to the car to check the specs, mot, mileage, tax, etc.
    it wasn't to my liking and told my dad to stop bidding......unfortunately my dads bid was the last

    so now i've got this corsa without even giving it a thorough look over.

    after receving the keys turns out i may have picked up a bargain.

    the price...........have a guess, go on.......

    wrong, it was






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    £800 for the car and £188.50 to the auctioneers, total= £988.50
    Sounds like you played the auction game well and actually followed the auction advice to take someone who knows about motors. I haven't had the balls to give it ago myself but really with any car sales, especially private or auction, there is an element of risk - it's just mitigating that risk with the right price.
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    Very good deal! congratulations on your purchase
 
 
 
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