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    Apparently gumtree is cheaper but not as safe as autotrader? what's your opinion on this?
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    Gumtree = where all the dodgy junk are sold.
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    (Original post by Alfissti)
    Gumtree = where all the dodgy junk are sold.
    yeah but the cars there are much cheaper, and how do go about payments?
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    (Original post by daydreamer93)
    yeah but the cars there are much cheaper, and how do go about payments?
    Cheap doesn't mean good
    Good doesn't come cheap

    Best way to do it is usually by a bankers cheque.
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    (Original post by Alfissti)
    Gumtree = where all the dodgy junk are sold.
    I bought a nice VW Polo off Gumtree, way cheaper than it would cost elsewhere, as in like £1000 cheaper. But you have to watch out for the dodgy people I agree.
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    http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-m...#photo-content
    does this look a bit dodgey?

    what about this one http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-m...#photo-content
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    http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-m...#photo-content

    http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-m...#photo-content
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    Id definitely stick with auto trader
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    First link looks highly dodgy, in my opinion you should stay away from cars with pimped up wheels and stickers, just gives the impression that it's been torn apart by a boy racer.

    Second one looks pimped as well, do you want to get pulled over by the police? Seriously though, I would stay away from that one as well despite the fact that it looks like a good deal. Something just seems dodgy about it.


    Ok now.. Are you deliberately looking at boy racer cars? And also, have you considered getting a black box?
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    Autotrader is mostly trade now. More and more people are using gumtree now.
    My mates bought plenty of cars off Gumtree with no problems.
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    I would stick with auto trader and see try to avoid private sellers. If something is wrong they might be all weird about it and not give you your money back. Try sticking with dealers as they are more reliable.
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    (Original post by Super199)
    I would stick with auto trader and see try to avoid private sellers. If something is wrong they might be all weird about it and not give you your money back. Try sticking with dealers as they are more reliable.
    Private sellers are better as you are not getting ripped off by a dealer. All you gotta do is look for the right deal.


    Fiat Grande Punto's are nice. I myself wouldn't buy this one as it doesn't have air con, but if you don't care about air con take a look http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-m...#photo-content

    Just trying to help
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    You can't tell whether a car is dodgy or not by looking at an ad. You have to get to the car preferably first thing in the morning to have a look around at the car.

    All those ads does give me the hint that it is being sold by someone who is actually a trader but masquerading as a private seller, most likely scrounges on benefits too
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    (Original post by Walkaah)
    Private sellers are better as you are not getting ripped off by a dealer. All you gotta do is look for the right deal.
    Generally they are not as safe I would say. You don't really want to be ending up with piece of crap and not being able to return it
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    (Original post by Super199)
    Generally they are not as safe I would say. You don't really want to be ending up with piece of crap and not being able to return it
    Generally, dealers know more about cars and do crafty things in order to keep their business running. Where do you think dealers buy their cars from? Why buy a car from a dealer when you can buy the car where the dealer most likely buys it from, a private seller. If you're smart, gumtree is the better option.
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    (Original post by Walkaah)
    First link looks highly dodgy, in my opinion you should stay away from cars with pimped up wheels and stickers, just gives the impression that it's been torn apart by a boy racer.

    Second one looks pimped as well, do you want to get pulled over by the police? Seriously though, I would stay away from that one as well despite the fact that it looks like a good deal. Something just seems dodgy about it.


    Ok now.. Are you deliberately looking at boy racer cars? And also, have you considered getting a black box?
    noo they were just the ones available around my area. the last link I provided looks legit, don't it? http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-m...#photo-content

    (Original post by Walkaah)
    Private sellers are better as you are not getting ripped off by a dealer. All you gotta do is look for the right deal.



    Fiat Grande Punto's are nice. I myself wouldn't buy this one as it doesn't have air con, but if you don't care about air con take a look http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-m...#photo-content

    Just trying to help
    That's a nice little car and good price too, but my area is london only.

    (Original post by Camoxide)
    Autotrader is mostly trade now. More and more people are using gumtree now.
    My mates bought plenty of cars off Gumtree with no problems.
    Yeah but theres something about handing a bag of cash to a stranger..
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    (Original post by daydreamer93)
    noo they were just the ones available around my area. the last link I provided looks legit, don't it? http://www.gumtree.com/p/cars-vans-m...#photo-content



    That's a nice little car and good price too, but my area is london only.


    Yeah but theres something about handing a bag of cash to a stranger..
    When you say just London, what part & how many miles are you willing to travel? The further you are willing to travel the more likely you are to find a good deal as there will be more cars available.
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    (Original post by Walkaah)
    When you say just London, what part & how many miles are you willing to travel? The further you are willing to travel the more likely you are to find a good deal as there will be more cars available.
    anything in a 5mile radius of where I live, so anything more than 5miles is outside of london
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    (Original post by daydreamer93)
    anything in a 5mile radius of where I live, so anything more than 5miles is outside of london
    Watford is within a 5 mile radius outside of London though?

    http://www.gumtree.com/search?q=fiat...ch_scope=title
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    (Original post by Walkaah)
    Watford is within a 5 mile radius outside of London though?

    http://www.gumtree.com/search?q=fiat...ch_scope=title
    They're good cars but I'm looking for a 1.2 to save money on petrol
 
 
 
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