Mr2-not ready to let it go UPDATE

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Re: Mr2-not ready to let it go

Post by dinono10 » 09/04/18 18:59

Well, I'm definitely keeping the car. Just completed an oil change and oil filter change on the car. Also, got rid of loads of dirt build-up on the wheel arches god knows how long that's been. The amount of looks it gets is amazing. It's such a rare car that I always notice people looking at it in the rear view especially kids.

Regarding the rust problem I'm not sure if I can slow it down by buying something temporarily from Halfords. However, once I have sold the BMW I am very tempted to try buying an MR2 mk3 and keeping the mark 2 in the garage. I have always liked them and they seem to resemble a nice basic go-kart similar to a Lotus Elise. How many people on here I am both cars?

I won't be getting rid of it but at the same time I'm not sure how much I can spend and invest in it.

Kyanno : I think the fact that it is so rare and looks like a mini Ferrari pop-up headlights etc makes it extra special and the fact that is affordable and very economical makes me want to hold on to it so I would very much like you in that sense.

Woody928: I will look into your methods I'm not really mechanically minded when it comes to cars although I can do the very bare basics. I can leave the car in the garage however hopefully with the weather warming up I won't need to do that too often of course this is England though




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Re: Mr2-not ready to let it go UPDATE

Post by dinono10 » 15/04/18 20:11

I sold the BMW today for £3,000. So at a loss of £500.

Yesterday, I went to look at her mr2mk3. It was exactly what I wanted in red, low mileage and overall in good condition. However after doing a HPI Check I found out that it was a category s write-off. So I'm very glad that I done the check as the owner was very dishonest about not informing me. He actually had three mr2mk3. He knew a lot about them and seems like a really nice genuine person. However, I cannot believe he didn't put on the advert or even mention it to me after travelling all the way to see it that it was a write off.

I have now decided I want to get an MR2 mark 3. Got to keep the tradition I will be going for a post face-lift one in red preferably.

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Re: Mr2-not ready to let it go UPDATE

Post by peteV6R5 » 15/04/18 22:08

dinono10 wrote:
15/04/18 20:11
Yesterday, I went to look at her mr2mk3. It was exactly what I wanted in red, low mileage and overall in good condition. However after doing a HPI Check I found out that it was a category s write-off. So I'm very glad that I done the check as the owner was very dishonest about not informing me. He actually had three mr2mk3. He knew a lot about them and seems like a really nice genuine person. However, I cannot believe he didn't put on the advert or even mention it to me after travelling all the way to see it that it was a write off.
not from the Bedford area by any chance?
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Re: Mr2-not ready to let it go UPDATE

Post by dinono10 » 15/04/18 23:40

peteV6R5 wrote:
15/04/18 22:08
dinono10 wrote:
15/04/18 20:11
Yesterday, I went to look at her mr2mk3. It was exactly what I wanted in red, low mileage and overall in good condition. However after doing a HPI Check I found out that it was a category s write-off. So I'm very glad that I done the check as the owner was very dishonest about not informing me. He actually had three mr2mk3. He knew a lot about them and seems like a really nice genuine person. However, I cannot believe he didn't put on the advert or even mention it to me after travelling all the way to see it that it was a write off.
not from the Bedford area by any chance?
No unfortunately not. I'm from Brighton. Why so you ask?

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Re: Mr2-not ready to let it go UPDATE

Post by peteV6R5 » 16/04/18 0:33

the seller, there is a notorious one from there.
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Re: Mr2-not ready to let it go UPDATE

Post by dinono10 » 16/04/18 7:36

No it definitely wasn't him. If sky was based in Uckfield East Sussex. He had several MR2, and knew so much about them. I went with a friend and we both thought it was quite genuine. It was only one I've done a HPI check online but I found it was a category s write-off. I emailed him to say I wouldn't be bidding on it but I wish him all the best and coarse heard nothing back.


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Re: Mr2-not ready to let it go UPDATE

Post by dinono10 » 16/04/18 8:35

I really want a red mk3 2003+...just depends how far I'm willing to travel for a low mileage in good condition.

I've seen one in Lincolnshire but its mot soon runs out but ticks all the other boxes.

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