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Old 01-01-2011, 8:08 PM
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As said most of us would like to think our car can get top dollar, but 2k aint going happen for you, I'm in too on the business venture if you can get top dollar for current car. A 1.8 petrol which you and most people want to get rid of for the same reason to reduce petrol, so it's not going for top price. Better the devil you know, keep car unless you can sell for 2k and buy a top notch small engine car for 1k.
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Old 01-01-2011, 8:25 PM
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Keep the Focus that you are very happy with, use a push bike when you can, and use the 500 to pay off part of your debt.
Motoring taxation is made up of two elements: vehicle excise duty (VED) a tax on ownership; and fuel duty a tax on use. Although historically the road fund tax was considered a hypothecated tax to pay for the building and maintenance of the road network, this has not been so since 1937 and it is now a general revenue raising tax.

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Old 01-01-2011, 10:09 PM
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As said most of us would like to think our car can get top dollar, but 2k aint going happen for you, I'm in too on the business venture if you can get top dollar for current car. A 1.8 petrol which you and most people want to get rid of for the same reason to reduce petrol, so it's not going for top price. Better the devil you know, keep car unless you can sell for 2k and buy a top notch small engine car for 1k.
Which isn't going to happen.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:06 PM
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My diesel takes 8 miles to get up to normal running temp at 70.

2.2 miles still has it running stone cold, and the MPG not even in the 30's!

I wouldn't bother... get a petrol.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:58 PM
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If you are doing Gym and golf then the why worry about few on fuel..


Expert help got it for you cheap get them to sell it for you.

changing cars is not going to save you money if you have a good one that you can run into the ground.
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Keep what you have, any savings made on fuel will be swallowed up by the cost of changing vehicles/loss of road tax or buying new etc.
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Be careful, the OP obviously only wants to hear what he wants to hear.

He may send you a PM if you tell him anything that he doesn't like.

Tough.
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:28 AM
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If i lived 2 miles from work i'd use these and nothing else



Amazing invention, attached at birth and cost nowt to use.
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:37 AM
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If i lived 2 miles from work i'd use these and nothing else



Amazing invention, attached at birth and cost nowt to use.
How did your mother push them out?
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How did your mother push them out?
she's bionic mate
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she's bionic mate
You must be about 40 foot tall. How do you fit in a Clio?
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You must be about 40 foot tall. How do you fit in a Clio?
your memory skills are shocking Gene

Clio = Back to finance company

Laguna II is what i'm rocking in at the mo. 120 horses of diesel power lol
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your memory skills are shocking Gene

Clio = Back to finance company

Laguna II is what i'm rocking in at the mo. 120 horses of diesel power lol
Perhaps you could flog it the OP ..he would value it at about 5 grand..
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Clio = Back to finance company

Laguna II is what i'm rocking in at the mo. 120 horses of diesel power lol
Sorry I thought you were born with them.

Didn't realise you drove the Clio in the womb.
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Perhaps you could flog it the OP ..he would value it at about 5 grand..
Hasn't brigot one too?
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You will all be getting a PM from the OP at this rate..
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As long as it's not another offer like bungle4by4's.
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Hasn't brigot one too?
I've kept out of this one, seems to have become the Inactive/Genie mutual appreciation thread

But whilst I'm here, OP, all the advice if I recall is correct at the mileage you do, ie, any car will do. Don't even consider changing for economy. It has to be said that for what you "needed" 2k was too much to pay and I don't mean for the specific car you bought.
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I've kept out of this one, seems to have become the Inactive/Genie mutual appreciation thread

But whilst I'm here, OP, all the advice if I recall is correct at the mileage you do, ie, any car will do. Don't even consider changing for economy. It has to be said that for what you "needed" 2k was too much to pay and I don't mean for the specific car you bought.
You never did tell us what you drive.
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I've kept out of this one
No you havn't ..
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