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Angry Always drive before you buy !!!

Well i made the number one mistake and buy a car without a test drive....

when i looked at the car it was raining and there was no insurance on the car at the time.
so had a good look at the car and had the car running.
chap who was selling it as i thought was as honest as he could.

didint tell me the o/s/r caplier was fecked and the front drive shaft needs replacing split boot and intermitant noise when turning..

the gear lever isnt right either. its not as fluid as i should be..doesnt ping back when you let it go in neutrual.

so...2 new rear discs,caliper pads and now a front drive shaft within 2 weeks of ownership..

oh and not forgeting the cracked locking wheelnut socket....

So please take note..dont be a complete muppet like me and get it inspected first like i should of done....rant over..
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Re: Always drive before you buy !!!

Looks nice though; one to chalk up to experience I guess. So long as you didn't pay through the teeth for it... You've got no comeback, but think how much you're going to enjoy driving an RS 225

My car had a disintegrating exhaust when I bought it, but after clocking up the train journey to get there, and rather urgently needing a car I bought it anyway. No regrets, since I had a whole spare exhaust anyway.

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