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Old 4th July 2010, 21:38   #21
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excellent idea,add me to the list
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Old 4th July 2010, 21:44   #22
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Cracking idea had viewed a tourer some 120 miles away bloke sounded very good a undertaker and a car and bike collector and a freemason, it was a total waste of time.
This is a great idea and as said folks would need to know what the stipulations are for availability to view.
As a lot of us im sure are not that sure of exactly what we are looking to check mechanically.
A how to and what to check guide would be advantageous.
A check list that can be printed off would ensure nothing was missed.
Especially something like the lists you get when your car goes in for repair or you get a curtesy car you know the ones where its marked for what chips and scratches etc are on the body that would be good.
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Old 4th July 2010, 21:53   #23
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A bit like this excellent How-To by rrobson

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Now also added to the first post in the thread

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Old 6th July 2010, 10:20   #24
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So, how would this work?

Only I could be looking for a knowledgeable person to view a car (from a private seller) near junction 25 of the M25.

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Old 6th July 2010, 10:27   #25
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I would love to help out as there are loads of 75s on the island but they are so overpriced no one would want them anyway ie a club se y plate 1.8 80,000 miles £2795.
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Old 7th July 2010, 11:41   #26
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So, how would this work?

Only I could be looking for a knowledgeable person to view a car (from a private seller) near junction 25 of the M25.

Thanks.
Well, unless any one else is closer, and can spare the time, looking at the list of members who'd be happy to take a look on your behalf (from post #1)

I'd send Kevin who's in Hertfordshire a PM.
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Old 7th July 2010, 11:52   #27
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Will gladly help on this in the South Yorkshire Area.

I couldnt offer a true mechanical breakdown of a car, but could follow the list and report back.
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Old 7th July 2010, 12:13   #28
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Will gladly help on this in the South Yorkshire Area.

I couldnt offer a true mechanical breakdown of a car, but could follow the list and report back.

Well done that man, I've added you to the list in Post #1 Simon
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Old 12th July 2010, 23:02   #29
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I very much appreciated Larry's (Loz1971) assistance when I found a 75 CDT on sale in St Ives, Cornwall. It was nearly 300 miles away and too far to travel based just on the seller's description.

Larry's feedback was invaluable. I'd asked just for his assesment of the external condition but he posted a very detailed report, based on his mechanical expertise.

It gave me enough confidence to travel to view a car that otherwise I would have discarded from my radar.

It's now in my garage and I'm very happy with it!!
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Old 13th July 2010, 00:15   #30
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OK, I don't have much spare time, but please add me to the list. Must admit I am a fair to middling DIY mechanic, but a terrible inpector of my own intended car purchases - I tend to be blinded by the thoughts of a new toy.

Another suggestion I could make is that we could perhaps offer to accompany a prospective owner to assist with the inspection. I like to always take someone along with a level head, to at least distract the seller.
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