I called the trader as soon as it was posted on here - Sent him pictures of mine that night, agreed deal and paid a deposit next day. I had to be quick as I knew it would not hang around!
I sent him a text immediately, so probably around the same time as your call. We then agreed an appointment, so he obviously hadn't received any money then. I didn't hear you'd bought it until two days later when you posted. I was about to leave for the UK and it was a good job you mentioned it because he didn't! He was very surprised when I contacted him again and said I wouldn't come to see it, as I'd heard it was sold. Wanted to know how I knew so quickly
I paid £250 deposit - If I had found any serious problems I would have demanded it back and walked away!
Yeah, I could have done that but, let's be honest, if someone else comes along in the meantime with the money, how many traders are going to say, 'hold on, a guy in Germany has paid me £250 and may be here in a couple of days'?
. Then, you're booking flights or ferries and driving hundreds of miles and it's all wasted. He didn't contact me to update me that you'd bought it, so just imagine if I'd made the entire trip only to find that out! As I said, if I'd have been in the UK and therefore within a few hours of the place, that would have been different.
He is a trader - I am sure he bought the Ti mega cheap at an auction - He will be quids in whatever!
I'm sure that's right. As I said before, some muppet probably almost gave it away, without realising the value
. Wish I knew more of these kind of people, rather than the Veloces types
I think that 30mpg is really
good for a 3.0 166; With pure motorway driving, I usually average about 25/26mpg, which is cruising at about 140 kph/ 80-85mph, but on a mixed long distance route, I would expect to average about 23 mpg, which I think is probably a representative figure for most 3.0 166s
I suppose it is good for a 166 - and I have noticed that the consumption is not much worse when travelling very quickly, which is good for me on the Autobahns - but it's still poor compared to the newer engines. But I'll try not to rant on about that again
Incidentally, I noticed that the UK fuel prices are still quite a bit higher than in Germany, especially Diesel. 95-RON Petrol was between £101.9 and £107.9 in the UK and I saw a filling station here in Berlin selling it for 97p on my return. Diesel is cheaper than that here and, of course, more expensive than petrol in the UK, so there's an even bigger difference for that.
It must be nice to get business mileage, good choice of company car!
Yeah, it's a life-saver if you've got a larger car and clock up a few miles.