Smells of Eue De
Join Date: Jul 2008
Re: interested in a gtv, mild suspicion on the condition
I was going to look at that car when I was looking for my current GTV, it is also on the cbg site and what put me off was that the origional add said "ABS Brakes Air Conditioning Airbags All Electrics Alloys Central Locking cd Colour Coded Bumpers Electric Mirrors Electric Windows Front Fog Lamps pas Radio One owner car with 77,300 miles...Trade - In Stock Clearance....SOLD AS IS....Test Drive Recommended.....first to test and view will buy... with a good service this will be a nice car... "
The whole "with a good service" part sounds a bit dodgy to me, why aren't they servicing it? A mate of my brothers did actually take it for a drive and he said it was great fun but he desnt no much about cars or engines and wasnt even looking for a GTV at the time. If you want to get it checked out I have a number for a mechanic in Bray that checked out mine before I bought it. He put it up on the jack checked the springs, exhaust, emissions, interior, engine, he even took it out for a spin and alerted me to a wheel bearing issue, for €50 if you want a more thorough check it'll be closer to €100 from memory.
Give me a shout if you want his number.
And another thing if you are going to make an offer for it take at least 1500 (more if it still needs a service and work done, remember at that milage it needs a major service with belts and all done) off the price and work from there, they must really want to get rid of it because it was originally listed at €4950