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    UPDATED - HELP - lost car key, ford KA

    I have been offered a ford KA at a good price, but the owner cant find the key.

    I have checked the paperwork and its a ledgit sale, JUST NO KEY

    any one know what cost i am looking at to get it sorted?

    172 Comments

    Anything could be wrong with it...........and you won't know unless you can start the engine.


    I'd be a tad concerned myself.

    is it blue / purple ?

    Wouldn't touch it with a bargpole unless he/she finds key.

    Original Poster

    car is black, valued at 1500 on every site i look at and been offered it for £200
    so i am prepared to take a gamble - thanks.

    littlehoneyz;6935196

    car is black, valued at 1500 on every site i look at and been offered it … car is black, valued at 1500 on every site i look at and been offered it for £200so i am prepared to take a gamble - thanks.



    Doesn't sound dodgy at all. :? :w00t:

    it wont cost that much im sure you can afFORD it :roll:

    Original Poster

    Syzable;6935201

    Doesn't sound dodgy at all. :? :w00t:



    he was offered £150 for scrap, so i offered £200

    http://www.nomas-nyc.com/img/p/82-292-thickbox.jpg :?

    Syzable;6935201

    Doesn't sound dodgy at all. :? :w00t:



    Worth the risk on £200 if there wasn't anything wrong with he would of gone to ford and priced a key up if that was the case to make a profit.:oops:

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    it could cost hundreds as new door, boot and ignition locks if key number is unknown. Then theres the fact it may have a blown engine / gearbox etc etc

    Why else do you think someone is selling a car worth £1500 for £200 lol

    Adam2050;6935229

    Worth the risk on £200 if there wasn't anything wrong with he would of … Worth the risk on £200 if there wasn't anything wrong with he would of gone to ford and priced a key up if that was the case to make a profit.:oops:



    And if there was..........you'd end up down £200 and a possible criminal record.

    I know what i prefer. :w00t:

    a ford dealer can get you a key based on the logbook but it will cost you a lot. ford wanted £60 from me to provide a new key and code it, and thats was when i had the other keys needed to code it. i ended up getting one cut and coding it myself for less than a tenner. but you'll need ford to provide you with both the pattern number to cut the key and the ignition code to code the chip. best bet is to phone your dealer and ask for a quote.

    What year is the car? as the keys need to be coded to the ECU and if you dont have the Orange spare key you may need a new ECU which will set you back more than the car is worth.

    Original Poster

    you can all keep this thread, and in a few days i will show you a picture of me in the car.
    £200 for the car
    £165 for the new keys and coding from my ford dealer.

    watch this space

    littlehoneyz;6935261

    you can all keep this thread, and in a few days i will show you a picture … you can all keep this thread, and in a few days i will show you a picture of me in the car.£200 for the car£165 for the new keys and coding from my ford dealer.watch this space



    Why start a thread asking what it would cost if you already knew?? :thinking:

    littlehoneyz;6935261

    you can all keep this thread, and in a few days i will show you a picture … you can all keep this thread, and in a few days i will show you a picture of me in the car.£200 for the car£165 for the new keys and coding from my ford dealer.watch this space



    Good luck, for you sake I hope we are wrong.

    But if your male I don't think the pics will inspire us :whistling:

    its a ford KA im already nursing a stork on

    Banned

    littlehoneyz;6935261

    you can all keep this thread, and in a few days i will show you a picture … you can all keep this thread, and in a few days i will show you a picture of me in the car.£200 for the car£165 for the new keys and coding from my ford dealer.watch this space



    you can take pics of you in the car all you like but with a busted engine you wont be moving anywhere

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    Syzable;6935268

    Why start a thread asking what it would cost if you already knew?? … Why start a thread asking what it would cost if you already knew?? :thinking:



    attention seeking?

    Original Poster

    cause following the **** poor advice on here, i decided to make a few calls

    Syzable;6935268

    Why start a thread asking what it would cost if you already knew?? … Why start a thread asking what it would cost if you already knew?? :thinking:

    Banned

    littlehoneyz;6935261

    you can all keep this thread, and in a few days i will show you a picture … you can all keep this thread, and in a few days i will show you a picture of me in the car.£200 for the car£165 for the new keys and coding from my ford dealer.watch this space


    OMG! - What a muppet! :whistling:

    SPAMMED........................WASTER :x

    dimebars;6935318

    attention seeking?



    An 18 year old who thinks he knows it all? :whistling:

    Banned

    dimebars;6935311

    you can take pics of you in the car all you like but with a busted engine … you can take pics of you in the car all you like but with a busted engine you wont be moving anywhere


    PMSL!
    littlehoneyz;6935321

    cause following the **** poor advice on here, i decided to make a few … cause following the **** poor advice on here, i decided to make a few calls


    So; not are you only dumb, but you're lazy too?

    and now you're gonna have to pick all your toys up too :giggle:

    cant wait to see the pic

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    littlehoneyz;6935321

    cause following the **** poor advice on here, i decided to make a few … cause following the **** poor advice on here, i decided to make a few calls



    couldn't you have done that in the first place?

    littlehoneyz;6935321

    cause following the **** poor advice on here, i decided to make a few … cause following the **** poor advice on here, i decided to make a few calls



    Not poor advice, you were advised to walk away but greed got the better of you and you didn't want to listen......

    Banned

    csiman;6935326

    OMG! - What a muppet! :whistling:



    http://www.tvgasm.com/newsgasm/muppets.jpg

    which one though

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    dimebars;6935353

    which one though


    LOL - looks like the OP is still picking her toys up

    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk173/csiman2/crying_baby.jpg

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    Jeez, some people

    http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk173/csiman2/vybgbr.gif

    so you are going to spend £200 on a car and £165 on a key from Ford. Total = £365
    And you don't know if the car even starts. Perhaps give him the £200 then hot wire the car to make sure its ok before spending the £165 on some keys, if its a pile of crap, scrap it and lose £50.

    But if the said car is worth £1500 and it is no good, you still have over a grand to play with to sort it.... Go for it.

    Original Poster

    ha ha ha
    maybe greed has got the better of me, but its worth a punt for £200

    I asked if anyone knew the cost of the keys, didnt ask for advice on weather i should do it or not.

    thanks for your help

    littlehoneyz;6935321

    cause following the **** poor advice on here, i decided to make a few … cause following the **** poor advice on here, i decided to make a few calls



    Poor attitude, sorry but Syzables right, risking a lot for the sake of a motor, and you could end up with the motor siezed, have you even ran the plates through the sites available to see if its been nicked along with the documents (glove box)?

    Original Poster

    scoff;6935380

    so you are going to spend £200 on a car and £165 on a key from Ford. T … so you are going to spend £200 on a car and £165 on a key from Ford. Total = £365And you don't know if the car even starts. Perhaps give him the £200 then hot wire the car to make sure its ok before spending the £165 on some keys, if its a pile of crap, scrap it and lose £50.But if the said car is worth £1500 and it is no good, you still have over a grand to play with to sort it.... Go for it.



    interesting

    Original Poster

    I have the full owner history here, and have a check on the finance and there is nothing showing.
    whilst i appreciate we are a nation of cautious people. I am not.

    It seems worth a punt. It costs me £365 for the car.
    I can scrap it, sell the alloys seperate and possibly lose £100 at most.

    Adam2050;6935389

    Poor attitude, sorry but Syzables right, risking a lot for the sake of a … Poor attitude, sorry but Syzables right, risking a lot for the sake of a motor, and you could end up with the motor siezed, have you even ran the plates through the sites available to see if its been nicked along with the documents (glove box)?

    littlehoneyz;6935409

    I have the full owner history here, and have a check on the finance and … I have the full owner history here, and have a check on the finance and there is nothing showing.whilst i appreciate we are a nation of cautious people. I am not.It seems worth a punt. It costs me £365 for the car.I can scrap it, sell the alloys seperate and possibly lose £100 at most.



    Why don't you do this. Tell him you want to buy the car, put it in writting on the grounds that he supplies the keys from the dealer and you will pay him the money for the keys. Bet he says no.:whistling:

    good luck u need it

    not sure why you are seeking "advice" here cos you've seemingly already made your mind up on what you're gonna do despite pretty much everyone telling you it's a bad idea.

    demolisher;6935297

    its a ford KA im already nursing a stork on



    lmfao just me that found this funny? :giggle:

    Each to their own I suppose, good luck, looking forward to seeing the piccies tho.

    good luck
    btw you can't simply hotwire a ford because of the PATS system. there's obviously ways around it but not a simple hotwire
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