Originally Posted by One Double Six
Gaz, just out of interest, how did you suddenly notice all of the faults after you bought it. As said earlier Cat D is usually minor damage with no structural work need. On a car with frontal damage I wouldn't expect to see anything worse than needing a bonnet and radiators.
Sorry to hear of your bad luck, I can see how you would be tempted. I saw the ad myself and thought it looked good for the price.
Why don't you name the **** that sold it to you on here. I would.
I am massively disappointed in myself, I must say. It's rather strange, I always check a car over thoroughly before buying it. But for some unknown reason, I didn't check the car properly as the seller was showing me what he wanted me to see. I am kicking myself really but there is no point worrying about it now, it's done and dusted. I don't want to name and shame the owner really although he was very far from genuine. I've never put trust in a seller before and never will again.
Thinking back on it, everytime I went round to the front of the car, he would pop the bonnet, obviously to hide the panel gaps. The windows didn't seal very well at all, the adjustments were miles out but when I got there, the windows were down and so when I put the windows up whilst on road test, it sealed well. Once you shut the door with the windows already up, it was similar to gail force winds entering the car. I'd like to think I know a fair bit about cars. It's the fact I didn't check the car properly that annoys me, more so than the money I have lost.
So many clues, using someone else's ebay account to sell the car. My guess is that he knew the car wasn't genuine and didn't want bad feedback if it sold through ebay.
Anyway, the next GTV will be a good egg, I will damn make sure of that, even if I have to go and look at 20 of the things!