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Re: Clio 2 1.5 DCI - high mileage - worth spending money on?

The list wouldn't bother me, nothing major and most of cost is labour.
Get them to quote for the welding and learn how to sort the rest.
Plenty on here can help with advice.

What does bother me is the starting issue.
Could be simple, needing an EGR clean, possible glow plugs (why oh why do garages always point to these on starting issues with DCIs), filter change.
May be a leak on the fuel inlet lines that needs tracking down and fixing.
May be indicative of something more major like pump breaking up or injectors leaking.

That I would sort or at least find out about before spending out on it.

Cheap cars are great lessons and you can use it too learn on without worrying too much about wrecking something expensive.
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Re: Clio 2 1.5 DCI - high mileage - worth spending money on?

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I've got to be honest, I would view this as a 'heads-up' and either sell the car now (with some MOT), or wait until it fails, and break it for parts.

If there has been one previous owner that's been a bodger, that in itself would put me off throwing money at it, trying to reverse the damage that they have caused.

At the end of the day, it's an old car, with a very high mileage (cambelt change due?), and you have to ask yourself - has it been loved?

If the answer is no, don't keep it - it will cost you many times more than what you paid for it - and still be worth less than the purchase price.

If you sell it now, you'll only lose a hundred or so.

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Thanks a lot for that viewpoint. Has it been loved? If by that you mean taken on a number of surf trips, I'd say yes

I wouldn't even have the first clue how to sell something like this - the receipt I got from the garage even says "customer advised not to drive".
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This makes much more sense - big jobs already done, much newer, cheaper tax, no rust, plus a warranty.

You might even get it for less than a thou.

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Now this is really helpful, thanks. I really have no idea of the worth of cars so this acts as a good benchmark.
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The list wouldn't bother me, nothing major and most of cost is labour.
Get them to quote for the welding and learn how to sort the rest.
Plenty on here can help with advice.

What does bother me is the starting issue.
Could be simple, needing an EGR clean, possible glow plugs (why oh why do garages always point to these on starting issues with DCIs), filter change.
May be a leak on the fuel inlet lines that needs tracking down and fixing.
May be indicative of something more major like pump breaking up or injectors leaking.

That I would sort or at least find out about before spending out on it.

Cheap cars are great lessons and you can use it too learn on without worrying too much about wrecking something expensive.
Thanks again for your advice. Would finding out the starting issue be something I should get a garage to look at or is that something I can work out myself?
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Re: Clio 2 1.5 DCI - high mileage - worth spending money on?

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Thanks a lot for that viewpoint. Has it been loved? If by that you mean taken on a number of surf trips, I'd say yes

I wouldn't even have the first clue how to sell something like this - the receipt I got from the garage even says "customer advised not to drive".
You'll always love your first car - it's your first major milestone on your route as an independent adult.

I meant has it been loved by previous owners? If it's been bodged, then I suspect not - somebody who places themselves, passengers and others at risk, to save a few pounds - doesn't have much respect. (or love).

If you trust the garage, take their opinion on board, they could quite happily sit-back and take the money from you, repair by repair, but it sounds to me like they have your best interest at heart.

As for selling the car; advertise it on gumtree, ebay . autotrader or some free selling groups on facebook - just describe the basics, no need to go into massive detail and set what you feel is a fair price.

After all, you bought the car, so its a reversal of the same procedure.

HTH,

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