Found 6th Jan 2009
i'm neeeding a new 2 me car sum1 said try a car auction
has anyone used theese wud u recommend buying 1 from there?
thanks

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(ain't used it to buy a car though, maybe you should try?)

only buy fro them if you know anything about cars or take someone with you who does, much cheaper than dealers

I think you may find help here:-

askoxford.com/

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Cars go to auction for many reasons, Usually bad ones.

shauneco;3971036

Cars go to auction for many reasons, Usually bad ones.



Depends on the auction, fleet auctions and lease cars are generally nothing of the sort, they end up there as it is the cheapest way to dispose of cars after a 1,2 or 3 year lease has finished.

pghstochaj;3971054

Depends on the auction, fleet auctions and lease cars are generally … Depends on the auction, fleet auctions and lease cars are generally nothing of the sort, they end up there as it is the cheapest way to dispose of cars after a 1,2 or 3 year lease has finished.



yes very true. but if you do go to a auction you will need some knowledge on cars because theres no way of knowing if there are any problems untill after you buy it.

i once went to a car auction and the carwas so poor it struggled to drive into the room...

ALICOM007;3971083

yes very true. but if you do go to a auction you will need some knowledge … yes very true. but if you do go to a auction you will need some knowledge on cars because theres no way of knowing if there are any problems untill after you buy it.



You generally won't know regardless of how much you know about cars. You can only look at them visually and listen to them driving through; it's not much.

Usually they have a basic guarantee at most auctions I have been stating that there is nothing major wrong with it (engine and gearbox), of course that doesn't mean there won't be numerous smaller problems with it. Many auctions also provide a premium service allowing you a drive before handing over money; this lowers the risk.

I would not advise it for somebody who generally doesn't know about cars though either. However, it depends more on what sorts of cars you would be looking at.

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thankyou all
im still undecided
im looking for a medium car megane/accient ect 1.4 - 1.6

What sort of age?

BCA are pretty good, if you're looking for something less than 5 years old, mostly ex-lease stuff, with full service history, guaranteed mileage and a lot lot cheaper than going to a dealer. Ex-motability cars are often real steals.

Look here british-car-auctions.co.uk/Def…=42 for your nearest auction centre, then click on the " auction view" tab and you can look at the stock coming through for upcoming auctions.

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MrGrumpyman;3971235

BCA are pretty good, if you're looking for something less than 5 years … BCA are pretty good, if you're looking for something less than 5 years old, mostly ex-lease stuff, with full service history, guaranteed mileage and a lot lot cheaper than going to a dealer. Ex-motability cars are often real steals.Look here http://www.british-car-auctions.co.uk/Default.aspx?page=42 for your nearest auction centre, then click on the " auction view" tab and you can look at the stock coming through for upcoming auctions.



aww thanx a lot i'l check it out
thanx again

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thankyou all im still undecidedim looking for a medium car megane/accient … thankyou all im still undecidedim looking for a medium car megane/accient ect 1.4 - 1.6



You don't want a Megane not the most reliable car, Get a Focus much better.

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pghstochaj;3971211

What sort of age?



i want a T minimum

[email protected];3971271

aww thanx a lot i'l check it outthanx again



No probs, but I have just checked and the stock catalogues are under " whats on at....." about halfway down the page, not auction view anymore :-D

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shauneco;3971279

You don't want a Megane not the most reliable car, Get a Focus much … You don't want a Megane not the most reliable car, Get a Focus much better.



aw du u reckon iv got a old megane (P) iv had no prob witjh it i just want 1 with a few mod cons on

Mk1/Mk1.5 Meganes are fine, don't worry. The 1.4 16v is a fairly good small engine. I would suggest it would be easier to find one at a garage with a basic warranty; that way you will be able to test drive it etc. first. The saving on such a car isn't a great deal.

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aw du u reckon iv got a old megane (P) iv had no prob witjh it i just … aw du u reckon iv got a old megane (P) iv had no prob witjh it i just want 1 with a few mod cons on



I've had a R reg Megane myself and it was ok, Just not the best cars in their class. Electrical faults are a very problematic area for Renaults, I'd defo avoid a Renault with "Mod cons" Less electrics on them the better...!!!

Their not the worst cars but I wouldn't have another Renault myself.

Been to Swansea Auctions tonight as it goes...was a wide variety of cars there, from the **** poor to the ones that the dealers were all over...54 plate 1.4 C4 VTR in met black £2650 for example

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shauneco;3971036

Cars go to auction for many reasons, Usually bad ones.



Most of the cars on showroom fronts were bought from auctions!

Obviously the auction I went to tonight was in the dark...you can go there during the day to look over the cars, but I dont think they allow test drives, etc...or even allow you inside the car actually (maybe wrong)

...a little tip is to be by the car(s) your interested in, when they start it up from cold, if its been stood up all week, this is the best time to find out related problems...and go to a few first before buying...you often see cars there that dont sell for weeks and weeks

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Pan111;3987190

Obviously the auction I went to tonight was in the dark...you can go … Obviously the auction I went to tonight was in the dark...you can go there during the day to look over the cars, but I dont think they allow test drives, etc...or even allow you inside the car actually (maybe wrong)...a little tip is to be by the car(s) your interested in, when they start it up from cold, if its been stood up all week, this is the best time to find out related problems...and go to a few first before buying...you often see cars there that dont sell for weeks and weeks



thankyou sum useful advice
thanks :thumbsup:
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