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Buying Suzuki sx4 GLX with advisory?worth buying?

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Asking price 1300 pounds,125k miles,2 previous owners and MOT till next year.. Is't worth buying having all these previous advisory? Test date4 March 2017 Expiry date3 March 2018 Test ResultPass… Read More
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1m, 3w agoPosted 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Asking price 1300 pounds,125k miles,2 previous owners and MOT till next year..

Is't worth buying having all these previous advisory?

Test date4 March 2017 Expiry date3 March 2018 Test ResultPass Odometer reading121,425 miles
Advisory notice item(s):
*Brake pipe slightly corroded both rear (3.6.B.2c)

Test date7 May 2016 Expiry date9 May 2017 Test ResultPass Odometer reading120,830 miles


Test date27 April 2015 Expiry date9 May 2016 Test ResultPass Odometer reading120,306 miles
Advisory notice item(s):
Nearside Rear Shock absorber has a light misting of oil (2.7.3)
Nearside Rear Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c)
Offside Rear Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c)
Nearside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Offside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Nail in nearside rear tyre

Test date28 April 2014 Expiry date9 May 2015 Test ResultPass Odometer reading97,653 miles
Advisory notice item(s):
Nearside Rear Shock absorber has a light misting of oil (2.7.3)
Nearside Front Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover deteriorated, but preventing the ingress of dirt (2.4.G.2)
Offside Front Anti-roll bar linkage ball joint dust cover deteriorated, but preventing the ingress of dirt (2.4.G.2)

Test date22 April 2013 Expiry date9 May 2014 Test ResultPass Odometer reading73,149 miles
Advisory notice item(s):
Nearside Rear Shock absorber has a light misting of oil (2.7.3)

Test date22 April 2013 Test ResultFail Odometer reading73,149 miles
Reason(s) for failure:
Offside Front coil spring incomplete (2.4.C.1a)
Advisory notice item(s):
Nearside Rear Shock absorber has a light misting of oil (2.7.3)

Test date4 May 2012 Expiry date9 May 2013 Test ResultPass Odometer reading51,110 miles
Advisory notice item(s):
Offside Rear Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Offside Rear Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c)
Nearside Rear Shock absorber has a light misting of oil (2.7.3)
Front Brake pad(s) wearing thin (3.5.1g)
Nearside Front brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (3.5.1i)
Offside Front brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (3.5.1i)

Test date4 May 2012 Test ResultFail Odometer reading51,110 miles
Reason(s) for failure:
Nearside Rear Tyre tread depth below requirements of 1.6mm (4.1.E.1)
Advisory notice item(s):
Offside Rear Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.E.1)
Offside Rear Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c)
Nearside Rear Shock absorber has a light misting of oil (2.7.3)
Front Brake pad(s) wearing thin (3.5.1g)
Nearside Front brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (3.5.1i)
Offside Front brake disc worn, pitted or scored, but not seriously weakened (3.5.1i)

Test date9 May 2011 Expiry date9 May 2012 Test ResultPass Odometer reading35,156 miles

what you guys think?
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1m, 3w agoPosted 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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#1
no.
#2
liaqathussain
no.


Could you pls tell me why? Thank you.
#3
everything on the advisory list looks like general wear and tear items, nothing major really.

if it's the make and model you want go for it, cars are worth what the buyer wants to pay. IMO it seems ok, millage abit high but sure the car has many many years left in it.

really a test drive will make your mind up, service history's key with the millage really, long as it's been looked after you'll be fine.
#4
Its Suzuki....its done over 100k and parts are not that cheap. It sounds like you will need all new brake lines and a pair of shock absorbers. Then add on a good service and you will be looking at over £1600.
Depending on your needs I would probably buy a lower milage Ford Focus for around £700 and then spend a few quid on getting it how you like it.
#5
o_neil_o
everything on the advisory list looks like general wear and tear items, nothing major really.
if it's the make and model you want go for it, cars are worth what the buyer wants to pay. IMO it seems ok, millage abit high but sure the car has many many years left in it.
really a test drive will make your mind up, service history's key with the millage really, long as it's been looked after you'll be fine.

Just came across a 2005 HONDA CIVIC V TECH executive, 900 pounds,50k miles,MOT MAY 2017,4 owners and CAT C BEFORE?

car looks really nice though,NO advisory in last thre MOTS..??
#6
marty-401
Its Suzuki....its done over 100k and parts are not that cheap. It sounds like you will need all new brake lines and a pair of shock absorbers. Then add on a good service and you will be looking at over £1600.
Depending on your needs I would probably buy a lower milage Ford Focus for around £700 and then spend a few quid on getting it how you like it.

Thank you for your advise
#7
Shock absorbers for a Suzuki sx4 are probably the similar price if it was a focus that needed them.

As for parts there not particularly expensive, good thing about fords is, every scrapyard in the country is littered with them, so for example second hand parts will be cheaper I'll give u that.

In reality op, if it's the car u like go for it, sure we could all recommend cars which are cheaper to buy or run etc.

Purely personal preference, don't let the few advisorys put you off though. end of the day it's your choice.
#8
All the previous advisories are sort of irrelevant, how do you know the parts were not replaced?

Looks like it's sat for a year doing nothing though, that would worry me more.
#9
The shocks dont get a mention on the last mot have they been replaced?
#10
I would normally recommend a Honda, most are literally bomb proof especially the petrol models, being a cat 'c' you might want to find out why it was an insurance write off, and check it's been repaired properly.

other thing to take into consideration is insurance, it's usually more to insure a cat c or d car, also resale value will be lower if u need to sell it on.
#11
ding
The shocks dont get a mention on the last mot have they been replaced?
I too would be asking this - and wanting invoice proof.
#12
Robj1
All the previous advisories are sort of irrelevant, how do you know the parts were not replaced?
Looks like it's sat for a year doing nothing though, that would worry me more.

yes, not sure the works are done!
#13
ding
The shocks dont get a mention on the last mot have they been replaced?

Don't know nothing mentioned in the listing, have to ask.thank you.
#14
o_neil_o
I would normally recommend a Honda, most are literally bomb proof especially the petrol models, being a cat 'c' you might want to find out why it was an insurance write off, and check it's been repaired properly.

other thing to take into consideration is insurance, it's usually more to insure a cat c or d car, also resale value will be lower if u need to sell it on.


Checked insurance quote by entering the registration didn't see much difference(I didn't see anywhere asking in the quote the car is CAT C or D..how we mention? or how the insurance company come to know?
#15
118luke
ding
The shocks dont get a mention on the last mot have they been replaced?
I too would be asking this - and wanting invoice proof.

Really don't bother about re sale value..especially when buying a car for 900 pounds! Only thing worries me is upcoming May MOT
#16
the Honda civic cat c, will be registered on the national database.. so if it happy with the insurance quote, you could potentially consider that car.
#17
Offer 900 and take it from there. When your spending as little money as that on a car then a long test is the main priority which this car has. None of the advisories are concerning. DO NOT buy a ford focus for 700 it wil pretty much be a rot box
#18
If you take it to the same MOT station as the present owner it looks like they'll repeatedly give you advisories for the same misting of oil on a shock absorber for many years. The tyres and ignoring of repeated advisories would make me think the owner hasn't bothered about much. If the shock and tyres have been done knock off for the brake lines or tell them to get them done, or walk away.

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