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Copan "Cat C "

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by trebor2001, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. trebor2001

    trebor2001 Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2011
    Car(s):
    Copen, Seat Leon Cupra T Turbo
    Hi, i,m considering a 2004 Copen in red,
    car has been subject of a Category C,
    insurance right off, needed a new wing,
    and front bumper, which both have been
    professionally fitted, also this car although,
    running well, and looks loveley, has no service
    history at all, question is; would this be a good
    buy, at £3,400 or, leave well alone???
     
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  2. Lotuseater

    Lotuseater Copenworld Regular

    Joined:
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    Car(s):
    1.3 Copen
    Hi Trebor2001,

    Each to their own - I would let it go! Damage on a car so small could have other effects?
    Questions I would pose are:
    Have the airbags gone off? This would indicate the level of impact!
    Who repaired it? - Dealer or back street?
    How many miles has the car done? Why no service history? If the corners have been cut on the servicing where else have corners been cut?
    I could go on.......

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Location:
    Worcester, UK
    Car(s):
    Nissan Cube Kaizen
    I agree. If you have about £1500 left after paying £3400 for it, you'll be okay to cover the cost of fitting a new turbo.
    If it hasen't been serviced properly, that turbo won't be happy.
     
  4. trebor2001

    trebor2001 Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2011
    Car(s):
    Copen, Seat Leon Cupra T Turbo
    Copen Cat c

    Thanks guys, even after 2 replies, i know which road i,m going
    down, "leave well alone" i,m a Scotsman, and trying to "save" or even
    spend it, is a hobby of ours, but in this occassion, trying to get a bargain
    could end up the non bargain of the year, whilst i,m on, how about this one,
    2004, 18,000 genuine miles, full documented service history, 2 owners, in silver, red interior 1 yrs mot, 5 months tax price = £5,200????
     
  5. Lotuseater

    Lotuseater Copenworld Regular

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    Car(s):
    1.3 Copen
    That's more the ticket!
    Just check the service history to make sure 'all' has been done at the 3k/ correct time intervals.

    Also, check the Service Book to make sure the Anti corrosion/ body checks have been completed - stamped, signed and the 'pull off bit' returned to Daihatsu?
    Then take a good look over the body work - start with the Rear Wings, then the Sills, Engine bay and also around the Windscreen (just by the top of the front wings) - if all is clear of Rust then could well be a goer?

    Best.
     
  6. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    Location:
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    Car(s):
    Nissan Cube Kaizen
    Sounds like a good one. Give it a good check, knock a couple of hundred off & get it bought!
     
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