Groups

    Car Help please! urgent from a upset lady

    Hello, i need to find and buy a car before thursday the 5th june. i moved away from home and left my car behind and now my parents have told me its a write off due to rusty old parts. and i need it for a big trip i have planned for next thursday. I havent stopped crying all day!

    I had a 1996 ford fiesta, im looking for the same or similar my budgets less than 600. North east or london areas are both easy for me to arrange viewings but im willing to go anywhere!

    please help!!
    Emma

    35 Comments

    Banned

    rusty old pats

    many cows where u live then?

    Original Poster

    aw i thought i had an answer no cows here

    ebay?

    autotrader

    ebay is a good bet

    guys be seriosu the poor girl has been crying all day.....hugs hun. xxx

    Original Poster

    i been looking on ebay for hours lastminute and i cant rely on it either
    autotader dusnt hav many.

    can anyone suggest/rrecommened a car similar? im running out of ideas

    Original Poster

    thank u: i was at work when i found out. really embaressing

    jellybaby22;2212460

    couldnt you just rent a car...for the trip I mean...just until you can … couldnt you just rent a car...for the trip I mean...just until you can look around and buy something?or can anyone lend you a car? Parents ?



    I'd say rent one too, (Cheap from the apprentice. :thumbsup:)

    atleast you wont need to sort out insurance between now and then too

    Original Poster

    no, see theres the trip, and that the whole point in me going home is to collect mycar to bring back with me. and the money wasted on renting could buy me a car. i just need new places to search and new ideas. i dont know what kind to even search for

    Banned

    guys be seriosu the poor girl has been crying all day.....hugs hun. xxx

    Keep out of it hunni, lol oj did you sort things out with your girly-man lol??

    Banned

    could you not get ur car fixed then?

    Original Poster

    apaently not, they say its too dangerous, i shouldnt have left it in the care of my dad

    Banned

    if in the north east they will be cheaper
    theres plenty on ebay, you have to keep checking though
    otherwise which area in north east?

    Original Poster

    around stockton/middlesbrough. anywhere!

    Have you tried the ]adtrader?

    Original Poster

    no not yet, thank you. maybe i could hire a car for the weekend, then i could have an extra week car hunting with parents help then. itd have to be really cheap though. oh dear sighhh* thanks again sadie

    Banned

    ebay

    200226875442
    250253844083
    290234843367

    cheapcarsupermarket.co.uk/206…htm

    there are loads of cheap car salesrooms in the middlesborough area too

    Banned

    colinsunderland;2212494

    if in the north east they will be cheapertheres plenty on ebay, you have … if in the north east they will be cheapertheres plenty on ebay, you have to keep checking thoughotherwise which area in north east?




    booo mackem !!! lol just messing, not as if newcastle is doing much good either

    madnutta;2212510

    no not yet, thank you. maybe i could hire a car for the weekend, then i … no not yet, thank you. maybe i could hire a car for the weekend, then i could have an extra week car hunting with parents help then. itd have to be really cheap though. oh dear sighhh* thanks again sadie



    No probs, hope you get something sorted hun :friends:

    Original Poster

    no way ! i dont follow that rubbish you, and shut up your a bloody geordie :P

    Original Poster

    wow, thank you. the fiesta looks good, though no mot. your a star. im going to use the link now..

    im suprised u put that effort in

    Banned

    madnutta;2212528

    wow, thank you. the fiesta looks good, though no mot. your a star. im … wow, thank you. the fiesta looks good, though no mot. your a star. im going to use the link now..im suprised u put that effort in



    :?

    YOU ARE BIDDING ON A Y REG FORD FIESTA 5 DOOR WHICH IS TAXED AND TESTED … YOU ARE BIDDING ON A Y REG FORD FIESTA 5 DOOR WHICH IS TAXED AND TESTED UNTIL SEPTEMBER

    Original Poster

    ok sorry, i realised after. thats looking very promising

    Banned

    i'm a geordie that works in sunderland ... the irony lol

    Genious_Gamer360;2212549

    i'm a geordie that works ... the irony lol


    Quite agreed laddo!:whistling:

    gumtree?

    Go to your local used car sales and ask what part ex's they've got, should get something ok for about £500

    Original Poster

    hes being nasty:( iv tried gumtree. imw atching the feista add, hopefully if it dusnt go to high i can manage. im going to be watchinga ll night!

    whats she gonna part x owlas?!

    Autotrader and ebay are both good bets to be able to find something local to you, it's perhaps obvious but I'd also recommend looking at local papers if possible in the classifieds there - in this digital age not everyone looks at them so you might find something decent that's been overlooked. Especially as some garages want to get rid of tradeins cheap rather than having to pay to have them scrapped.

    If you have someone who's good with cars you can take with you I'd highly recommend it, with the age and price of car you're looking at any faults you miss (which is easily done unless you know what you're looking for) could end up costing you dearly. I'd also be careful about rushing into anything, especially if you're after a car promptly it's easy to get carried away and buy a car too quickly. Don't base everything on mileage, most of the cars you're considering are probably going to be quite a high mileage however condition is very important. A car that's been well looked after but high miles (especially motorway miles) is normally a better buy than a car that's relatively low miles but it's been thrashed round town for every one of those miles.

    The parkers site is a good site for checking on what common faults there are to look out for on secondhand cars.

    Good luck!

    John

    magicbeans;2212583

    whats she gonna part x owlas?!



    He was meaning to buy a part exchange, not to part exchange a car in - with various laws for scrapping cars if a garage has a car they took in trade in which they can't sell alongside their normal cars they offer them for a low price to get rid of them quickly. A prime example is Jeremy Clarkson's V6 Volvo saloon for just 1 pound(!) which most amusingly despite being crashed into a wall at 40mph was one of the few cars still running at the end of a challenge (something much more expensive cars didn't). That's an extreme one but others do exist.

    John

    Original Poster

    thanks for the info john. im hoping to find something in the north east that way my dad can go and look at.He knows what to look for. Than again he didnt bother last time around. im just bitter. it is a rush now but imjust annoyed its been planned for months. also whats the parkers site?

    magicbeans;2212583

    whats she gonna part x owlas?!



    a microwave :roll:


    Johnmcl7;2212597

    He was meaning to buy a part exchange, not to part exchange a car … He was meaning to buy a part exchange, not to part exchange a car in.......




    .............. :thumbsup:

    Banned

    did you win the fiesta then?
    £575.68

    Original Poster

    hello, yes i did thank you.
    i owe everyone. I will see the car in real tomorrow, my parents have warned me it a bit tatty.. but im going to be making it better and stealing parts from my pther boken fiesta.

    I just hope this new one will go throrugh another MOT.
    Post a comment
    Avatar
    @
      Text
      Top Discussions
      1. Just heard this...2 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ congrats to all on 392k ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★7764216
      2. How dangerous is Donald trump?31138
      3. What do these 2 men have in common1013
      4. ❅☁☁❅ I want☼to talk☼about the☔WEATHER☔no politics☃no religion❅☁☁❅18846168

      See more discussions