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    If you wanted one of these and you saw these pictures would you be confident you were going to see a nice clean straight car?
















    I did just that yesterday, travelled 12 hrs on a coach, and then 6 more back on the railway.

    When I arrived to view the car I was all pumped up that I was going to have this sitting outside my house today all kitted out and ready to work again, and that's where it all went wrong.


    Bumpers,doors and the rear were all quick fix resprayed, 4 different brand budget tyres on it, numerous door edge chips on the doors that had been touched in, so I know the dealer hadn't done the repairs to the body, mechanically things weren't any better, as soon as I set off in it there were noises coming from underneath it, the seat belt didn't recoil and there was oil on the engine cover, not sure if this was top up spill or pressure related, but even if it was just top up spill it doesn't say much for whoever topped it up does it, at this stage I decided I couldn't risk the money on it and walked.

    To sum it up, I really wanted this car and if you look at the pictures you'd think it was mint, I haven't left reg numbers and blanked the dealer out because he has said he'll refund my deposit and didn't get all nasty about things, added to that his other cars on show all looked way better in the flesh than this one did, and I'm prepared to put this one down as a rogue that he bought unseen, but do be careful if you are going a long way to see what looks good in a picture, as I found out I wasted a day and a £120 in costs.

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    Well VV Yes the car looks fine in the pic's. Thats what you thought also to travel that far to see it upclose and personal.
    Well im sorry to here it was a shed and your time was wasted.
    I'm sure you will find something that fits the bill real soon.
    I must ask did the coach driver reverse all them 12 hrs. Hell thats to the north of scotland i think.

    Well mate i see you are determand to find THE Right car. Is there nothing that come's up to scratch a bit closer to home.

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    It wasn't quite Scotland, but not that far from it, coach goes all around the country on the way, even went through Liverpool on the way.

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    just goes to show that a good clean and a carefully taken photo can hide anything. What a pain in the bum. What is it, an Octavia Mk 2 diesel?

    Phil

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    if you cover the grille, the front quarter looks almost identical to a slightly older audi a6 - uncanny really.

    sorry it was a shed VV, not good after such a long journey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    if you cover the grille, the front quarter looks almost identical to a slightly older audi a6 - uncanny really.

    sorry it was a shed VV, not good after such a long journey!
    When I had my two Octavias, you could play the game of, "which VAG model does this bit come from". It was amazing how many Audi bits they used.

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    Did this once myself. Asked all the questions, is it mint ? etc, only to travel 60 miles and spend several pounds to get there and see that the roof had been jumped on by at least half a dozen kangaroos. So I took it for a test drive, thrashed it and gave it back. Neither of us were happy but he got the message

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    Sorry to hear this VV, the pictures look good !!

    I had the same problem with a brand new Passat I was going to buy before the VXRD.... travelled from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne to view a 6 month old Passat, supposedly mint condition...

    When I got there it was filthy, inside and out... stenched of cigarettes and the dashboard was scratched... he wanted over £15k... I just walked away... but it was a ****** long drive for nothing !!

    Anyway, it worked out in the end cos I got my VXRD and I love it !!

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    it still beegars belief that people lie about the condition of their cars JUST to get a sale !! it dose'nt take a genius to look at a car thats rough and say NO THANKS !!

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    Is it an Octavia? Looks more like a Superb (which is a nice motor).

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