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Viewed a Spider today-dissapointed...

At a traders 'house' this afternoon, wasnt too far out of the way, but I've got to say that if I wanted a bad example to base my search on, then I found it...

2000 on a V plate- up for 1795, wanted 1600.

I know at this sort of money its not going to be showroom, but imagine the selling points...

New Engine- wow, a new engine! Why what happened? Cambelt snapped, okay, lets see the receipt?- 2nd hand engine fitted, new cambelt- nothing else changed-variator etc.

Rusty rear arches-

Not washed- leaves everywhere.

Hood down- filthy where it was sitting

Alloys- not kerbed, well, the rims werent but the centres were- and badly touched up to hide the fact.- but wow, matching P600's with 3mm trea!!

Centre console- snapped/cracked and glued back together

Aerial- not working

Front bumper- needs repainting

General bodywork- poor and scratched to fcuk

As I said, not expecting a new car for the money, but something thats not an absolute dog or at least described correctly isnt too much to ask?

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what an experience!

Keep looking mate there's a few good'ns for that money out there.
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its a buyers market keep looking dont compramise you will find a decent one they are out there
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I can vouch for that! But you must be willing to travel. I scoured the Internet day n night and when a 1996 2.0 TS came up at 1,695 I wanted to know more. I took a 2hr 45min drive to Manchester (after threatening the seller with his life if he lied to me) and looked over the car from top to toe. I got myself a genuine 3owner 52K miler with Full ARSH and 1000 upon 1000 of documented bills. So in summary they're out there just keep looking hard. Most don't come on until the weather gets better (spiders that is)
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Hi Foodie, you should have an email, you dont seem able to recieve pms...
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Was it the silver one you posted the link for??
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Theres a black spider for sale near me, you after a TS or V6?
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Was it the silver one you posted the link for??
yes it was- avoid!


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Theres a black spider for sale near me, you after a TS or V6?
I'm easy! as long as its a decent solid car I dont mind- Insurance inst an issue- I'm looking at around 190 a year on one.

Details would be good.
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How far are you willing to travel?

How about this one? Alfa Romeo : Very nice Alfa Spider, low miles
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How far are you willing to travel?

How about this one? Alfa Romeo : Very nice Alfa Spider, low miles
Emailed the seller about that last week- he didnt bother replying...
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Emailed the seller about that last week- he didnt bother replying...
Lol makes you wonder why people go to the bother oif advertising!! You could always call him??
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I might go and check the car out today. I'll let you know.
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did you look at it was it any good ??
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Couple of weeks ago got a t reg twin spark for my brother in law from Cardiff, not perfect but very nice to drive for 1400 in red not pink too...
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