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Old 20th December 2013, 23:59   #221
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Hi, this is one fantastic club / forum, I for one would also be happy to help any member in the Midlands area, Eire.
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Old 23rd January 2014, 00:34   #222
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Buying a used 75 or ZT that is some distance from where you live, can at best be an incovienience, and at worst a complete waste of money and time.

I myself wanted to buy a ZT which was for sale in Sheffield some months ago. Not a problem, unless like me you live in Southampton. However, with the help of fellow member Duotone who lived nearby, I was able to get an initial heads up on the car which then enabled me to decide whether to travel the 200 miles and pay the considerable train fare to see the car for myself.

Duotone, who I value as a friend, gladly accepted my request to take the initial inspection for me, and he was able to take photographs showing the actual condition of the vehicle, not just the images supplied by the seller.

On the strength of his report, I did make the trip, and purchase the car. This experience has prompted me to post a suggestion which other members might find useful.

Namely that If you are a club member who has spotted a car for sale on the forums, ebay or Autotrader, but that is located at the other end of the country, why not consider asking any members listed below, who live close by, to take the initial look for you. If the area is not covered, then an appeal in the General forum should be the next best option.

With any private sale, one mans 'perfect' may be another mans 'poor', so written descriptions could disappoint, but the beauty of this suggestion is that everyone here has a good eye for our cars, knows what to look for, and can quiz the seller with a detached manner that they couldn't if they themselves were considering buying it.

In addition, asking whoever volunteers to view the car for you, to take a few pictures would certainly help in ascertaining the true condition of the car for sale.

So please don't be afraid to ask on the off chance, in the long run it could save you a considerable amount of time and money.


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rrobson has compiled an excellent check list of things to look for when viewing a used car, print off and take along if required
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The members listed on this thread will view cars in their local area on behalf of fellow club members entirely in good faith, and AT THE PURCHASER'S OWN RISK, no liability can be attributed to the person who viewed the car, or to the Club, if they do not discover any potential fault at the time of viewing, which may arise after purchase. All purchases are made at buyer's own risk, the viewer can only give their honest opinion and their comments should reflect the true status of the vehicle as seen.
See Post #1 for list of members. If you would like to be added to help out existing members and new members looking for their first car, please reply to this thread.

Please do not post on this thread requesting someone to view.

Click on a members' name in the list and PM them directly. If there is no one covering your area of interest where your potential new car may reside, then please post in the General Forum with a request.

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Old 26th January 2014, 18:55   #223
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Hi folks, I know I'm a new member here but I'm in north Co. Antrim so wouldn't mind having a look at motors in the mid & north Antrim/east Derry area if people are stuck.
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Old 26th January 2014, 20:05   #224
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Hi folks, I know I'm a new member here but I'm in north Co. Antrim so wouldn't mind having a look at motors in the mid & north Antrim/east Derry area if people are stuck.
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Old 6th March 2014, 04:56   #225
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Old 6th March 2014, 11:04   #226
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I would be happy to cover the North Dorset area.
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Old 6th March 2014, 21:49   #227
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Old 25th March 2014, 12:21   #228
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As some know........ I live in Letchworth.......so I may be able to look at any in North herts if that helps anyone
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Old 26th March 2014, 19:59   #229
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Same here. TBh ive just left a voicemail about 75. waiting to hear back if its still for sale and whereabouts it is
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Old 26th March 2014, 20:07   #230
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Same here. TBh ive just left a voicemail about 75. waiting to hear back if its still for sale and whereabouts it is
Is that a dark blue one ? I know of one in StNeots for £200 with Mot. A 1.8 club classic......was offered to me but i have no space.

Just needs both front lower arms.

Looks nice though
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