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BUYING A4 COMON FAULTS? M,N,P REG?

fallmonk Jul 8, 2004

  1. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    There's a new breed a first car owners here in UK. Teenagers are buying brand new small hatchbacks in huge numbers. The cars cost £10,000, & the insurance another £3,000. After a year, the cars are thrashed out wrecks, probably worth about £4,000 tops.

    My nephew's first car was a 15-year old Jaguar XJ6 4.0 litre Sovereign. He paid £500 for it, spent another £500 & a lot of hard work over six months restoring it himself. He learned so much, he now has his own business breaking and/or restoring XJ Jags, and shipping all over the world. He's still only 23.
     
  2. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    fallmonk said:
    Hi folks apart from one person who jumped on me (but did say sorry in next post lol) every one is been very friendly and helpfull , thanks folks mick

    PS my spelling is awful as well so ure in good Co !


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    Hey Fallmonk, I'm really sorry but we've totally hi-jacked your post with this discussion about UK car-registration & buying habits. Hope it hasn't put you off the forum, mate. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
     
  3. fallmonk

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    Who would have thought such a simple question would cause so many problems lol, as for the regi plates thing as jdp sayd wot a mess but i think we can fairly and squarly lay the blame for this in EUROPES door all those bloody politicians at brussels! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/vomit.gif
     
  4. AndyMac

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    Totally with you there Jeff, my first car was a 900cc Polo (£550) and I spent hours every weekend on it, resprayed it black, replaced a door from a scrappy, even painted the grill surround red to look like a GTi. Had to respray all the interior trim panels as well as they were a mustard colour - nice.
    Kids these days eh?
     
  5. ajmackie

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    If insurance and fuel wasn't so much, I'd love to have an old jag!!
     
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    If insurance and fuel wasn't so much, I'd love to have an old jag!!

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    Where did that come from??

    ...and yes fallmonk , sorry for the multiple hijacking of your thread. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush2.gif
     
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    jdp1962 said about their nephews cars was a 15 year old jag and he restored it. Well here in blighty insurance is ridiculous and me being 21 with no no claims there is no way i could get insured on a 4 litre v6 luxury car. My 1.8 99 Audi costs me £1350 a year. Our normal engines are small like a 1.8 or 1.4 so i couldn't get insured due to the cost. Fuel is also ridiculous £0.79 per litre. The 4 litre v6 would guzzle the petrol and hence I couldn't afford to run it. That is where that came from.
     
  8. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    jdp1962 said about their nephews cars was a 15 year old jag and he restored it. Well here in blighty insurance is ridiculous and me being 21 with no no claims there is no way i could get insured on a 4 litre v6 luxury car. My 1.8 99 Audi costs me £1350 a year. Our normal engines are small like a 1.8 or 1.4 so i couldn't get insured due to the cost. Fuel is also ridiculous £0.79 per litre. The 4 litre v6 would guzzle the petrol and hence I couldn't afford to run it. That is where that came from.

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    You couldn't be more wrong. Firstly, a 15-year old car worth £500 only needs insuring on a third party basis, so unless you've got a string of endorsements, it'd probably be less than you're paying for your A4 1.8, which would cover the extra cost of the petrol. Oh yes, & it's an in-line 6, not a V6.

     
  9. ajmackie

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    sorry i didn't realise we were going to be so picky on the layout of the cylinders. Fact is a 4 litre 6 cylinder still is going to cost a substantial more to run.

    Just done an insurance quote and it is £1460 for me with 1 speeding. So it would cost loads more for me!
     
  10. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    Just done an insurance quote and it is £1460 for me with 1 speeding. So it would cost loads more for me!

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    That's a hell of lot, even allowing for your age & one endorsement. What level of cover were you quoting for, & what information did you give for car age & value?
     
  11. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    ajmackie said:
    sorry i didn't realise we were going to be so picky on the layout of the cylinders. Fact is a 4 litre 6 cylinder still is going to cost a substantial more to run.

    Just done an insurance quote and it is £1460 for me with 1 speeding. So it would cost loads more for me!

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    Ajmackie, I'm very conscious that we're well off topic now, but if you genuinely want to switch to a Jag, can I send you a PM? If you want a Jag that badly, I can put you in touch with quite a few people who are experts in the Jaguar scene, & can make it affordable for you. But I'll only do it if you really are serious. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
     
  12. excursion

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    In response to Clive's question, may I reccomend using a diluted mix of 'root out'. It seems to do the trick.
     
  13. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    excursion said:
    In response to Clive's question, may I reccomend using a diluted mix of 'root out'. It seems to do the trick.

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    Sorry, Mark, but you've lost me there, mate.
     
  14. excursion

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    excursion said:
    In response to Clive's question, may I reccomend using a diluted mix of 'root out'. It seems to do the trick.

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    Sorry, Mark, but you've lost me there, mate.

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    I think I lost myself too. Wrong reply, wrong box /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
     

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