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    Unhappy Hate viewing potential new (2nd hand) cars....

    Have decided it might be time for a bit of a change from my LS, so after a bit of nosing about online I came across the following:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vauxhall-O...item19cd4d74d3

    "A stunning car in fantastic condition all round. A well looked after car......."

    Worth a look I thought, and it's got 19" snowies on it which looked nice.

    To be fair, the initial impressions weren't too bad, but closer inspection turned up some really nasty big rust patches on the driver's side rear arch, and the paint all flaking off badly round the lip of the drivers side front wing. Never even got around to starting it up. Handed the keys back and walked away in disgust.

    Hate wasting my time with this sort of thing.


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    Looks a smart car that on the pics. Is that norm for rust on a 06 car ???

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    There is alot of rubbish out there! People claim for the car been mint etc etc.. but its a different storey when you get there! Thats why id prefer to pay little bit over book price and the odds and get a proper mint one not just one that claims to be! My car is only 1750 book price but i want 2800, coz mine is genuinly mint and it will be hard to get one similar, so someone will appreciate that once they have looked at all the rubbish first.

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    I certainly didn't think so, hence I walked away from it.

    Things like flaking paint round the wheel arch lips and bubbles in the same areas just make me think it's been painted badly at some point in it's life.

    As you say though, it does look good in the pics though, was rather gutted I have to say.

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    I was the same when looking for my vec. As said people say mint but an 06 reg car with rust isn't mint. I paid over the odds for my 58 reg vec a couple of years ago and was annoyed with myself at the time but I know I got a good car so pleased now. Would it not be an option to offer a much lower price for the car and get the paint sorted yourself ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob warrington View Post
    Would it not be an option to offer a much lower price for the car and get the paint sorted yourself ?
    It did cross my mind, but the whole point of changing up to a newer car was to avoid having to spend time faffing with the likes. The back arch looked pretty bad to be honest, and I could just see it turning into a ballache. Would have required the back bumper stripped off to do the repair properly, and the front wing would have need done and no doubt both panels would have required blended in etc. Could just see it turning into way to much hassle and expense.

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    Shame, it looked nice.

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    I bought my 06 1.8VVT Design with 45K miles on it in December for £3995, they gave me £300 part-ex for my old Pug 406.

    Car in excellent condition, although it has just disgraced itself by snapping its fron spring.

    Keep looking and go for as low a mileage car as possible.

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    Another 2006 Vectra SRi viewed today. Again, the drivers side front wing had the paint all starting to peel off around the lip, and also the bottom of one of the rear doors had started to go rusty.

    Doesn't seem right that a 2006 car should be ageing so badly, or am I being overly fussy? I know it's not exactly new, and a few minor dents dings and scuffs are probably to be expected, but it just doesn't seem right somehow.

    Oddly enough this was another black one, perhaps there was an issue with the black paint being crud and not sticking properly?? I think I'll look at a different colour next!!
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    You'll not see a speck of rust on my 04 plate black sapphire veccy...

    Odd that you've had such bad luck, must say I'm very surprised that you've found rust on ANY Vec C.

    Where are you? Do you live near the sea?

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