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    Default Regular service = premium prices.

    Here's a car for those into regular servicing.
    Read the history and it explains the price.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...484298292&rd=1


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    Here's a car for those into regular servicing.
    Read the history and it explains the price.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...484298292&rd=1


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    Can't help but comment, 15,000 miles, never serviced, brakes worn to the metal..... and a child seat in the front passenger seat

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    74 quid for a Xantia! What a steal. Couple weekends work (well it may be a mystery bag) and Shane would have another Xantia for Ang to drive around in. And with the convenience of the child seat already installed next to the driver it makes life so much easier.


    Let's just hope they DON'T "top up the brake fluid" and perhaps someone has already made the link between the brakes and the suspension light?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood
    Can't help but comment, 15,000 miles, never serviced, brakes worn to the metal..... and a child seat in the front passenger seat

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    Oh, but it's orrite, 'coz he only drives it to werk 'n back "at a time when there's not many cars on the road" ....................... and then goes on to detail fairly precisely where he lives!!!

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    what a dik

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    and then goes on to detail fairly precisely where he lives
    which right next a service station, yet he still cant get off his but and get the thing serviced!!

    I love the bit "if you buy this car you will need to tow it cos it has no brakes", yet then he tells us he still drives it everyday!!



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    I'd buy it ... I think of these things as a challenge

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    A guy they think is on Andyspares forum has bought it; the rest nearly tore all their fingernails off trying to ring because it's even cheap by their standards.
    As a couple said, possibly needs a couple of litres of LHM and (by now) a bleed. I wouldn't be at all surprised to find the brakes metal on metal just might be the accumulator screaming for mercy when he brakes.
    I'm surprised nobody commented on his eBay user name; "mayfairmaintenance" or "Mayfair maintenance" which would indicate that he either is some kind of maintenance man or has a business that is.... also, did the kids car seat have a seat belt attached? I never noticed but I suppose anybody who drives a hydraulic Cit with no brakes or power steering and with the suspension out of fluid is hardly going to bother with such mundane incidentals as that are they??


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    I met a new member of the NSW CCC at the Battle of Waterloo Day in Canberra recently. He has just returned from the UK, where he had a well maintained Xantia that he could not even give away - he had to pay several hundred pounds in repairs just for someone to take it - otherwise he would have been faced with paying for disposal himself - like the PO of Cruiserman's CX.

    Welcome to the future of old car ownership in the cities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Smith
    Welcome to the future of old car ownership in the cities.

    Paul
    What do you mean?

    Just drive them 'till they drop even though you live next to a garage; never even open the bonnet in about 25,000 klms; drive unregistered cars without brakes or power steering with the kids sitting in the front seat; wonder why you can't sell it when you find it won't go any more. Tell you what. New cars become really old really quick getting treated like that!!
    Come to think of it, there's people already doing this anyway...


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