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    Default Fibbers on Autotrader

    I enjoy browsing through the Autotrader and seeing as my other car (not Vectra) is a very deep hole when it comes to maintenance I am always looking out for a replacement.

    I HATE IT when you go into an advert and you see something along the lines of "Vauxhall Vectra, 2005, 30000 miles £599" So, you click on the add and it says "Sorry £2599 £999 ono" etc. Or, "2008 Jeep Cherokee, £1500" and you go into the advert and the car has more years under it's belt than Antartica. Do you think I am stupid!! Mistake my hairy bum cheeks.

    Now, obviously I am not stupid and do not expect to get that kind of car for that money, but I get sick of people trying it on and getting round the search you do to filter out cars you don't want. You end up on page 2 before it starts to make sense sometimes!

    Am I just easily annoyed here and blowing a gasket unnceccesarily?? Or does anybody else get worked up by this?

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...ge/1?logcode=p

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi...1500?logcode=p

    Anyway, rant over.

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    Great rant, a man after my own heart!!

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    I'm with you on this!

    I've been browsing for a couple of months now as want to replace the hatchback with an Estate, possibly another Vectra. The biggest thing that gets my back up is the mileage - I select less than 80,000 for instance and you get loads of cars with "1mile" or "106miles" meaning 106,000.

    REALLY gets my goat does that!

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    Love the second one "no time wasters", errrm haven't you just wasted my time by putting the wrong ****ing price down!!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    if everyone called asking for the car advertised at £999 then he might stop doing it!

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    I'm amused that it states "no timewasters" in that 2nd ad...

    I hate autotrader these days, there are far too many traders on there who put the price in low, then tell you in the description that it's just the deposit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by si_hoss View Post
    I'm with you on this!

    I've been browsing for a couple of months now as want to replace the hatchback with an Estate, possibly another Vectra. The biggest thing that gets my back up is the mileage - I select less than 80,000 for instance and you get loads of cars with "1mile" or "106miles" meaning 106,000.

    REALLY gets my goat does that!
    Quote Originally Posted by chewy71 View Post
    if everyone called asking for the car advertised at £999 then he might stop doing it!

    To the first quote - with you on the mileage thing. That gets my goat too!!! Forgot about that.

    TO the second quote, Viva la Revolotion!!

    We should get a mass thing going when we pick on one of these adverts and a thousand people call up asking for the £950 60 plate 5,000 miles FSH BMW 535i!!!

    The two adverts I put links to are just examples, there are heaps of them.

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    Do auto trader charge different fee's for different sale values?

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    I think they do free adds below £1000, or at least they used to!!

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    That'll explain the £999 ads then.

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