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#61 tyrannosauRoss

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:41 AM

Not too far, just would have to wait till the weekend for my dad to take me and arrange the viewing with the guy.


What's each sticker? I know one in the boot is what the car has been specced with, which there should be a link in one of my threads to check things.
Is there a website to check the engine code? Or is it a case of the first three letters tells the engine type thing? 




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Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:48 AM

None you would need to correct the details with the DVLA about your chassis number and as for insurance you can simply say your car is a 1.8T and provide the reg number of one with the same year and body type and provide your registration to get the final stuff done.

 

What about taxing it since it currently comes with none?

Anything else I can try and ask the seller for? I am thinking about taking the gamble and going to view.

 

Definately view it mate. Ask seller to put 6 months tax on as terms of sale. The emissions should be right but to tax it you will need insurance and MOT cert.


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Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:55 AM

None you would need to correct the details with the DVLA about your chassis number and as for insurance you can simply say your car is a 1.8T and provide the reg number of one with the same year and body type and provide your registration to get the final stuff done.

 

What about taxing it since it currently comes with none?

Anything else I can try and ask the seller for? I am thinking about taking the gamble and going to view.

 

Definately view it mate. Ask seller to put 6 months tax on as terms of sale. The emissions should be right but to tax it you will need insurance and MOT cert.

Well that was part of me knocking off £500 when I was first speaking to the seller about it.
For the headlight washer repaint and the bumper mark been quoted as £160, but that's not shopping around and only providing photos. Possibly could get it cheaper. 

Can tax be bought with day insurance?
I think the new owners slip part of the v5 can be used in the post office too? 



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Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:59 AM

How many of us with 4 doors actually use them though? I could live with a 3dr quite easily.

Umm barely ever lol. Could do with a 3dr but i think the 5dr has more character? or is this just me? + you dont have to worry about getting out to let people out either [:D]



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Posted 18 January 2012 - 11:02 AM

How many of us with 4 doors actually use them though? I could live with a 3dr quite easily.

Umm barely ever lol. Could do with a 3dr but i think the 5dr has more character? or is this just me? + you dont have to worry about getting out to let people out either Big Smile

I personally think the 5door has a bit more of a classic ageless shape to it. But I ain't fussed in the terms of the Golf.



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Posted 18 January 2012 - 11:23 AM

 


 



 

 



Ask for Engine shots if it has the pipe across the front then it's a T.

The seats look lush

 credit to whoever it is off here who it belongs to (google found me image)

 

That's mine. [funky] haha.

 

 

5dr's suck, 3dr FTW. [paperbag]

 

 


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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:59 PM

How many of us with 4 doors actually use them though? I could live with a 3dr quite easily.

Umm barely ever lol. Could do with a 3dr but i think the 5dr has more character? or is this just me? + you dont have to worry about getting out to let people out either Big Smile

I personally think the 5door has a bit more of a classic ageless shape to it. But I ain't fussed in the terms of the Golf.

Sort of agree. Also it's nice in a way as more 3dr are modified than 5dr..so it's a bit more exclusive. [y]

And haha oh small world eh Simon? [:p]


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#68 tyrannosauRoss

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:31 PM

Guy has said that it has then AUM code, waiting for him to email me a picture of the engine bay too.



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Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:31 PM

Guy has said that it has then AUM code, waiting for him to email me a picture of the engine bay too.

 

Did i not mention that about 1000000000 posts back [lol-lol]

 

5 doors FTMFW

tis the future of stealth you know [;)]



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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:04 PM

weeesht you, at least he's confirmed....or reading this!


Need to speak to my dad tomorrow about being times for viewing but thunk I'll take the gamble and go ahead.


Anything I can read up in the mean time? Mechanically wise we both ain't that good, spotting the turbo will be my limit, but will take it to my own garage for an inspection before any money is spent on it.


I've got the specification code reader bookmarked in my phone ready to go.



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Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:33 AM

iff needs be check the service book as there will be a sticker in the front of the book that states the chassis number along with the engine code, the same sticker will be found in the left hand side of the spare wheel housing under the boot carpet.

This should match the service book and the chassis number under the bonnet

also check the stamped chassis number on the bulk head/windscreen scuttle under a little plastic window.

If all that is the same it is up to you then [B]

 



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Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:40 AM

 The engine code will be stamped on the top of the block aswell.



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Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:44 AM

 It's worth checking the Boot sticker (in the spare wheel well) if it's still there. There should also be a sticker in the hand book they list all the option  codes. A 1.8T is normally listed as a turbo exclusive 110KW (150bhp)



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Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:58 AM

Thanks guys and arranged tomorow for a viewing.


Hrm. Done a milage check on 83600 and it says the data is inconsistant =/


 


Creating a check sheet of stuff to do.



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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:15 AM

Walk away, too much hassle with this motor, the seller should know exactly what he's selling, it's a non turbo, it's not the engine you want, keep looking.. They'll be plenty more, get on eBay, Auto trader & Pistonheads, you'll find something.


 


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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:51 AM

It's a turbo....(more likely than not if you look at DentReforms posts) .but yes it's true there will be lots of others out there so not a biggie either way [:DD]


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#77 tyrannosauRoss

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:59 AM

There's loads of other turbo's out there, but none in the spec I want :[:#]


 


But if I ain't happy with it I am happy to walk.



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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:06 AM

[y] keep us updated


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#79 tyrannosauRoss

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:37 AM

I will do.


Just need to decide on what to do about insurance.


There days insurance meaning I pay £30one off fee, and can hopefully whack this into my phone while at the garage to pay. Or there's amiral who I would eventually go with. And if I don't like the car make sure I cancel within the 14days, but that one seems rather dodgey approach.



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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:50 AM

You can take out insurance there and then with Admiral, it would be easiest, double check to make sure they will cover you immediately but they did with me [y]


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#81 tyrannosauRoss

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:18 AM

I'm sure tempcover.co.uk does.


Ouch, just done a quote, cheapest is £40.60!


 


Day insure won't do it.



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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:43 PM

i think with admiral it takes like half hour for their system to update, when i started mine they told me id be insured at 1:39 or whatever, so dont just assume its instant sods law you;d get pulled lol



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Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:07 PM

Bah. Bloody nervious about tomorrow =[



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Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:20 AM

Well I bought it!


£2150.



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Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:40 AM

 [:o] must have checked out okay then mate!


pics or it didnt happen! [;)]


Everything okay with it?



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Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:43 AM

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 10:57 AM

Pics my friend!!


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Posted 20 January 2012 - 11:51 AM

Well the cosmetic stuff needing done, rear bumper will need full respray and the headlight washer. Drove nice and smooth and with ease. Used to vans for 4years which although diesels had to be worked.


Couldn't find the sticker/markers in the bonet area but it had the 1.8T on the engine cover and the metal pipe across the front. Boot sticker bad the aum code.


Seats tasty warm! Maybe should have paid more attention to the climate though.


Full folder full of receipts etc


Picking it up tomorrow.



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Posted 20 January 2012 - 11:55 AM

alloys might be needing done too at some point.



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Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:10 PM

Sounds like a good buy, awesome price too i think!


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