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Luke GuyStalker
22nd June 2005, 13:04
Saw a car on your website, Volvo T5, cearly you know a lot about performance cars so maybe you can advise me.

I bought a really lovely volvo c70 T5 4 months ago for 25K euro (16,500£) Now I'm moving to the US in less than two weeks and I need to sell it. It's a brilliant car, I really love it, only 22k miles on it and is the highest GT spec, etc etc.

But I advertised it on some websites and have had no feedback yet. Should I just park it here while I'm in the US or is that an awful waste of money? I'm not exactly short of money but I don't want to leave the car parked up depreciating either.

Any advice appreciated.

L

PRC1964
22nd June 2005, 13:08
Drive it to Liverpool or Newcastle, park it over night, then get your cash back from the insurance company.

HTH

SupremeSpod
22nd June 2005, 13:09
I'll have it - forra fiver!

fiddleabout
22nd June 2005, 13:24
> cearly you know a lot about performance cars

He only knows how to take photos of them never having owned anything better than the pushbike also pictured. I think he came close once but it was reposessed.

MarillionFan
22nd June 2005, 13:28
Good way to get rid of car (http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/story.jsp?story=648741)

NumptyCorner
22nd June 2005, 13:32
Luke, use the force luke.

Exchange and mart hold till sold. One insertion fee, advert remains each week until you sell. Volvos depreciate pretty fast.

Lucifer Box
22nd June 2005, 13:44
Mr Shaw was taking a few days off from his late-night show, Asylum, to talk things over with his wife
"Talk things over" being a euphemism for giving the wife a battering she'll never forget I assume?

WageSlave1
22nd June 2005, 13:52
I've just visited Threaded's website.... and I have a question. Does Threaded really exist!? That's not an existential question.

shaunbhoy
22nd June 2005, 14:01
I bought a really lovely volvo c70 T5 4 months ago for 25K euro (16,500£) Now I'm moving to the US in less than two weeks and I need to sell it.

Ye Gods, forward planning is just not one of your fortes is it Gaylord? What with missing the boat on the property market you now compound matters with this Volvo debacle. Admit it, you are DJC and I demand my fiver!
:lol

planetit
22nd June 2005, 14:17
Ah! You have learnt well from Master Threaded, Luke. You seem to post a question, but in fact you just seek to tell us about how much money you have and the flash car you drive. The bullsh1t is strong in you my son.

NumptyCorner
22nd June 2005, 14:18
How did you come to buy a 30k car for 16.5k?

Lucifer Box
22nd June 2005, 17:33
Bet the buyer could hardly believe his luck.

Lotus sold on eBay for 50p (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2192&item=4556985749&rd=1&ssPageName=WD4V)


I need to get rid of this car immediately - ideally in the next 2-3 hours before my cheating arsehole husband gets home to find it gone and all his belongings in the street.

I am the registered owner and I have the log book. Please only buy if you can pick up tonight.

threaded
22nd June 2005, 17:40
The main problems with leaving a car parked up are the battery going flat and the tires getting "flats".

For the battery I have these intelligent chargers. Decent ones come with fittings so it is dead easy to plug them in and out without having to open the bonnet, boot, wherever the flipping battery hides on this model etc. They are generally much better than buying a new battery. But don't get a cheap charger and use that, it'll boil your battery away and keep setting your car alarm off. I generally plug the cars in when I've finished playing as I never quite know when I will get to play next.

For the tires if I am away for any length of time I get a friend to pump them up and take them for a spin once a fortnight. For the sort of cars I have it is not difficult to find someone to do such things. Low profile tires like the Pirelli P Zeros are a right pain if you let them go completely flat, you have to pump them up go for a little way, pump them up again, go a bit further, can waste a whole morning, when a quick little squirt and a blast around the block could have saved the effort.

The next set of problems are things to do with humidity and sunlight. Stuff like mildew on leather and faded patches from only getting sunlight into part of the car.

For the humidity: for the cars that have good seals I use a bucket of something anhydrous, be careful not to spill it. You can buy "drying crystals" in some shops that do the same thing, just remember to put the whole device in a bucket as it will destroy carpets and metal if it leaks and they do like to fall over as they "grow". For the ones without good seals I use a little dehumidifier with a fan so there is circulation.

For the sunlight I would recommend parking in a garage. Car covers don't work too well outside and can cause other problems.