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Old 07-18-2002, 16:54   #1 (permalink)
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Where to buy cars?

Hey guys,
Just reading XR8DAZ1's last thread about his new toy, where is the best and cheapest spot to go to pick up a good new toy like his? Second hand auctions? Private Sales? Anybody got any good places they would like to share?
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Old 07-18-2002, 17:15   #2 (permalink)
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I really hate buying from car yards, but I through my experience I beleive either Strapp Ford or Bayford the best Ford Dealers around!
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Old 07-18-2002, 17:26   #3 (permalink)
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the auctions

Auctions are a good place to pick up cars cheap but the only problem is that all the cheaper (older) cars dont have a warranty and you cant test drive them.Most also dont have NRMA inspection reports like the Ex- fleet cars. So sometimes you may get a bargain like XR8DAZ1 , other times you mite have a lemon on your hands. The only thing most auctions let you do is start and listen the engine.

Go to www.pickles.com.au and have a look through their inventory.
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Auctions are usually cheaper than car yards (and sometimes private) but there is no warranty and you usually can't test drive the cars. Private buying can be a hassle, drive all over town looking at different vehicles, finally decide on the one you want, then get a REVS check (highly reccomended but not mandatory). If you are getting finance banks usually aren't as keen to lend you money for a private sale. Car yards can be a hassle too, high pressure w@nker salesman that don't know Jack about cars and only want to flog you some overpriced dog, usually pay several thousand more $$ but you do get guaranteed title. You usually get the choice of a few cars to pick from. Car yards can organise finance and insurance (at a price...) on the spot. Used cars usually have warranty, but it can be a problem sometimes actually trying to claim on this (been there, done that). They will usually find every excuse in the book why it's not warranty and then if you finally manage somehow to convince them that it is they mostly just do a quick slap up job to fix the problem.
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The guaranteed titles aren't always guaranteed though!!!!! Even dealers and REVS do not guarantee their guarantee and ppl have been known to lose their car despite it's having been "guaranteed" - fortunately this is very rare though.
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once got a car from a yard that mysteriously used to cut out when the engine warmed up. turned out to be a tiny split in the radiator hose that would expand with the heat, then spray the water onto the fan, and back over the electrics. the car yards response was to shorten the hose. they also fixed a leaking shockie by cleaning it. had huge arguements with that lot. a yard isnt always a guarantee.
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These are cars before thet get to auction.


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