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a car, 1.1, 135k miles, 2004, £995? watch

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    as the title says, does a car of that description sound a bit dodgy/overpriced? it was a suzuki something..
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    Not overpriced, but it's been hammered by the looks of it for the year and the mileage.

    I'm guessing it's been doing a lot of town driving by the engine size. That wears out parts much more than motorway driving.
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    Don't do it.
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    depends on what car, i doubt the milage has been changed since that is really high for a 04 plate lol, could be accident damage, check all the panel gaps and look for obvious signs of repairs e.g. stickers on parts, unpainted bits, oversprays, and yeh bad panel alignments lol, o yeh check that the front and back number plates are made by the same company, if not then you should ask why its been changed, make sure its not stolen- check all documents, check key barrel for any damage... good luck...
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    the car averages 19.3 miles a year that 55% over the average
    for a diesel thats alot let alone a 1.1 petrol
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    If the engine wasn't specified I'd say it's done a lot of those miles on the motorway BUT it's a 1.1 so I doubt it. If those miles have all been town driving I'd avoid it like the plague.
    Personally I'd only get a diesel with those miles as 1) Typically they're used for longer trips i.e motorways so the components would be in better nick and 2) Diesel engines last longer than petrol anyway.
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    (Original post by ocelotrevs)
    Not overpriced, but it's been hammered by the looks of it for the year and the mileage.

    I'm guessing it's been doing a lot of town driving by the engine size. That wears out parts much more than motorway driving.
    I agree.
    Dont buy it.
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    Not sure why everyone's so scared of cars with over 100k on the clock?
    I once had a car with 300k on the clock and it was fine.

    Take the thing on it's own merrit. There's nothing stopping you putting in a cheeky offer is there?
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    Buy it, clean it, polish it, drive it like you just got it from the factory then spend a
    Fortune repairing it, trying to pass the mot. The finding out the repair cost is almost the same price as the car.
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    i bought it about three hours after that first post.. my parents were pressuring me to but it. my step dad said if it goes wrong i'll give you the money for it. meh
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    I had a VW Golf with only a 1.4 engine which had done 160,000 miles - drove perfectly.

    As stated earlier take it on the merits - you can find rubbish low mileage cars and sweet high mileage cars. If it all looks straight on the outside, starts and drives ok, makes no horrid noises and the seller doesn't appear to be a knob that's a good start.
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    (Original post by fruit_n_veg)
    I had a VW Golf with only a 1.4 engine which had done 160,000 miles - drove perfectly.

    As stated earlier take it on the merits - you can find rubbish low mileage cars and sweet high mileage cars. If it all looks straight on the outside, starts and drives ok, makes no horrid noises and the seller doesn't appear to be a knob that's a good start.
    the car is exactly that!

    now its just the insurance.. its just not right :/
 
 
 
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