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

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by fallmonk, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. jdp1962

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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.
     
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  3. jdp1962

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    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
     
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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
     
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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?
     
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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.
     
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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.

     
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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!
     
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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?
     
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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!

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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
     
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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.
     
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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.

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

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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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