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    Unhappy I'm going to have to part with my Vectra (advice needed)

    Unfortunately the time has come where I need to part with my pride and joy. We have just moved into our new house (good times!) but it has a really narrow driveway which makes reversing in and out an absolute nightmare (bad times!). There's about an inch either side of the mirrors when they are both folded in, which is just not convenient or safe park.... especially with the nights rolling in. It's a bit of a military operation to get it parked up.

    I really don't want to part with her as have spent a lot of time and money keeping her clean and running well, and a few modifications along the way. But that's life I guess

    Anyway I was basically looking for some advice on the best places to advertise it. I can't really afford to pay to have it advertised (unless it's a good price and will get lots of attention) as the new house is eating up all of my spare cash at the moment.

    I have already put it on Pistonheads but can't really think of anywhere else. The advert is at http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1185332.htm if anyone has any feedback about what else to add/remove or if the price seems right? From looking on the internet it seems about right.

    Anyway, sorry for the essay but anything to avoid having to take it to a dealer as trade in as it would really be gutting (as sad as that sounds).

    Any advice or comments would be greatly welcomed.

    -Scott

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    Buy a different house...? Get the driveway widened...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    Get the driveway widened...?


    there is always autotrader and ebay classifieds if you do sell

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    Add looks ok to me, re the pic how about a members car of the same year/colour/spec with reg number obscured after all one vectra is much the same as another (almost) hth ....

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    can anyone feel a vec-c'll fix it for you (driveway widening) mission i'll feltch my sledge!!

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    they're all the same these days. why dont they make garages and driveways that you can actually get a normal sized car into instead of just ****** smart cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    they're all the same these days. why dont they make garages and driveways that you can actually get a normal sized car into instead of just ****** smart cars.
    Barratt/Wimpey etc, Yep all plasterboard houses, basically kits. It annoyed me before when looking at new houses as well, and they all come with naff all cupboard space in them these days. A bedroom with no inbuilt cupboards wtf

    On topic, advert looks ok, what car are you thinking of getting then that's narrower ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    . why dont they make garages and driveways that you can actually get a normal sized car into instead of just ****** smart cars.
    Because they can squeeze more houses in which means more money for them !

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    Id personally go for the free advertising options first, Pistonheads, local free paper, Gumtree, sign in the window. Id leave the likes of paying for Autotrader/ebay as a last resort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman View Post
    they're all the same these days. why dont they make garages and driveways that you can actually get a normal sized car into instead of just ****** smart cars.


    Cars are getting bigger; the classic example being the VW Golf which has got bigger with every incarnation - today's VW Polo is as big or bigger than the original Golf was.

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