Found 25th Sep 2008
Starting a new job soon and the requirements of the post is for the post holder to have access to/or have their own car.

Aint got much money, but wondered if anyone had any tips regarding used car sales, or if, indeed had a car they were looking to sell.

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I wish you all the best in your future career.

Thanks for all your help x x

Nice starting a job in the worst climate for jobs well done :thumbsup: dont know about a car, but when you insure it please make sure you tell them you will be using it for business, it isn't usualy included these days.

hi DLM Job conf arrived defo start training Oct 27 YaY

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happy donkey;3052725

Nice starting a job in the worst climate for jobs well done :thumbsup: … Nice starting a job in the worst climate for jobs well done :thumbsup: dont know about a car, but when you insure it please make sure you tel lthem you will be using it for wusiness, it isn't usualy included these days.hi DLM Job conf arrived defo start training Oct 27 YaY



Great, i'm still scrapping by.

I am so unmotivated, i need to get a job but i don't like people much. :roll:

Where do you live, OP?

HOW TO SPOT A ‘CUT AND SHUT’


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Don't get caught out by shady second-hand car salesman like Arthur Daley
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Make sure that the next used car you buy isn’t in fact two written-off cars that have been welded together.

Beware: the used car that you’re buying might be made up of two written-off vehicles, cleverly welded together and re-sprayed so that it looks good as new(ish).

There are as many as 30,000 ‘cut-and-shut’ cars in the UK today – and most of us would never know when we see one.

They are fundamentally dangerous, because their structure has been interfered with, and they would probably fall apart on impact.

Nicola Johnson, vehicle examination product manager at RAC, says that even for the experts it is hard to identify a ‘cut-and-shut’ car just by looking at it.

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If you have any doubts, it’s time to call in the pros.
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Nicola Johnson, RAC



She explains that one way to avoid being conned is to have a vehicle history check carried out, such as the ][COLOR=#2a166d]RAC’s Vehicle Data Search and Status Checks[/COLOR], which will identify whether the car has been written off in a major accident.

There may also be some visual clues. "Take a sideways view of the car," advises Nicola. "Is the reflection in the bodywork wavy? Does the paint have a cloudy-looking finish? Then it’s possible that it’s a re-spray.
"If you have any doubts, it’s time to call in the pros – let RAC come to the rescue."

][COLOR=#2a166d]RAC Vehicle Examinations[/COLOR] carry out all the basic checks but if the experts are suspicious that a car might be a ‘cut and shut’, they may use an electronic device to check uniformity of paint depth – if it’s thicker in some places, it’s a re-spray, which could mean it’s stolen or a ‘cut and shut’.

They will inspect the welded parts under the car to check that they meet safety standards.

RAC also provides a thorough post-purchase inspection for anyone who’s concerned that they could be driving what Nicola calls ‘a lethal weapon’.

Catching out ‘cut and shuts’
1. Look out for mismatched paint shades and uneven panel gaps.
2. Check for faint traces of paint spray on door handles and window seals.
3. Question any gaps in service history or MOTs.
4. Never view the car in poor light as it’s harder to spot flaws.
5. Be very wary of super cheap deals.

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[url]www.ebay.co.uk[/url] usually have a couple :thumbsup:

whats your budget?

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TGB;3052776

Where do you live, OP?



Sunderland!

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MarzBarz;3052794

whats your budget?



not sure, really depends. dont wanna car thats gonna pack up afta a week, but cant afford anything more than £1.5k, and thats pushing it

Went to ]BCA with a mechanic mate and bought my niece a Fiat Punta for just over a grand incl fees. All checks done by the auctioneers. Saw cars go for silly money, we came away with 3 cars that day. Corsa on a Y plate for £350

yeh dont go to any auctions without a mechanic!! from experience lol

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is there anywhere i can find a list of tax groups for say, cilo's... i like the cilo so wouldn't mind another .. ]THIS says £25 per year, but not sure thats rite.

Anyone local to Sunderland/Newcastle that knows about cars?
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