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Travelled 3 hours to look a 2.5Tdi Q B6 and.....

wesmaster Apr 18, 2014

  1. wesmaster

    wesmaster Member

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    After travelling 3 hours on thurday afternoon to view a 2003 2.5TDI B6 Q Avant which I had seen on internet, After asking seller if there are any problems with car, response was other than the damage to 2 doors (which was visable on pics) the car is ok.
    So a quick scan and this is what I found in 15 mins:
    Abs wheel sensor open circuit
    Airbag crash sensor fault X2!!!
    Both rear doors deadlock fault
    rear wiper not working
    front bumper loose and 10" crack
    fog light hanging out
    O/S intercooler smashed
    cracked windscreen (I knew beforehand)
    rear bumper damaged
    spare tyre blown out
    Flat tyres on car
    Brand new pads on really badly lipped discs front and rear.

    I gave up there and went home. wasted 6 hours in car with wife and 2 kids not pleased with me!!
    Still, would rather walk away than buy a dog!
     
  2. TheDriver

    TheDriver Active Member

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    That's friggin lame dude :( Feel bad for you, and the fam.

    Hate when t@ssers like that try to take you for a chump and end up wasting your time and money for nothing :banghead: Still, good job that you had presence of mind to check the car out properly, like you said better that then end up lumbered with a turd. Good luck with finding your car man :thumbsup:
     
  3. wesmaster

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    Thanks, just someone will buy it on ebay unknowing all the probs and pay good money for it.
     
  4. DieselJake

    DieselJake Well-Known Member

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    Post up a link to name and shame, sounds like the poor cars been given a tough life.
     
  5. wesmaster

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    I was on eBay, the listing finished before I looked at it. I'll try to find the link later and post it.
     
  6. madmike01uk

    madmike01uk Member

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    That's why I no longer travel more than 90 mins for a car, unless it's off a forum member who's got a good reputation. Hate time wasters.
     
  7. gtiboy

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    Feel for ya pal !
    Once went to Bournmouth from leeds to look at a MK1 golf gti Campaign model .
    Asked him the obvious questions on the phone and also last 5 digits off the vin and it all sounded great .
    Spent the best part of 5-6 hrs getting there and the car was a turd !
    Wrong vin number digits and 1 wek left on the MOT when he said 6 months .History was virually non existent except for the few Halfrauds invoices LOL
    Just pray KARMA gets to him .
    PS still dont help the situation
     
  8. wesmaster

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    Bought a Signum 150 cdti now. Was less than half price and very economical. With a decent remap will be 190-200 bhp anyway. Quite surprised how good it is.
     
  9. p1tse

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    That's hard

    Some people expectations are different and honesty

    But for the average car you got to expect it in average condition
    Lucky for me the last car I sold the guy looked 10 mins didn't even drive it and paid deposit!

    Current car I went from bristol to Great Yarmouth blind to buy car
    Was a 12 hour round trip in total
    I also found things which wasn't picked up but then its 10 years old
     
  10. Jimmy TDI

    Jimmy TDI Pro Tinkerer Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    I had a few experiences like this when I was looking for mine, and some of them were dealers too. I don't see the point in lying as anyone with half a brain cell will just walk away.
     

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