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Old 07-06-2004, 01:25   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone bought an XR8 or Xr6/turbo from the Pickles Auctions.

I checked the local Pickles in Canberra this arvo and looked through their fixed price cars.

A mark or chip here or there, not much to worry about, but the price difference is quite substantial compared to a normal car dealer price.

XR6T blueprint with 20,000 07/03 build date for $33,300.

Of course their bog standard, no options are fitted to most of the cars.
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Caution - some of them could be water flooded insurance write offs, or could have had their factory warranty voided. I'd suggest checking these things out before buying.
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I fyou look on the Pickles web site, most of the fixed price cars are ex-gov. So you are pretty right on what you are buying.
if any car is a Statutory right off, it will be stated on the listing of the vehicle.
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Anyone bought an XR8 or Xr6/turbo from the Pickles Auctions.

I checked the local Pickles in Canberra this arvo and looked through their fixed price cars.

A mark or chip here or there, not much to worry about, but the price difference is quite substantial compared to a normal car dealer price.

XR6T blueprint with 20,000 07/03 build date for $33,300.

Of course their bog standard, no options are fitted to most of the cars.
I looked into the pickles cars at fyshwick fairly closely last year when it looked like I might have to arrange a novated lease on a work car. at the time there were some pretty nice Fairmont Ghias to be had for around 28 - 30 k with 15000-30000 ks on then (these were AUIII ) Pickles were prepared to hold the car while the novation documents were arranged by the leasing company etc and were very cooperative. The insurance write offs are usually sold at a separate auction so you only need to worry about how hard they have been driven by their former owners.
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Yeah I am spewing about missing out on a BA Fairmont Ghia V8 with Cd stacker, Leather trim etc for $34300. 20,000kms for a 07/03 build date.

It sold late last week.
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I don't know about Fords, but with Subarus, it states in the Owners Manual that cars purchased at auction will void the extended warranty ie: 2 years.

They can't void the 12 months statutory warranty though.
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I recently bought a car from Pickles Canberra - an AU2. I also spent many weeks at the Melbourne and Sydney auctions. My advice is the fixed price option is a rip off.

On the day I bought my car there was an AU3 Ghia 25km which sold under the hammer for $21.5, two AU3 Futura with 16km/35km for $17.5 and $16.3. These Futuras had fixed price above $19k pre auction. Also, a Subaru Outback Limited 2.5 auto $21.5k - bargain with perfect condition metallic burgundy over gold.

My problem is I'm so fussy with what car I want and can never find what I truly want as my main car at auction.
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