Anyone in Brissie able to check out a 407 HDi Estate for me?
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    Default Anyone in Brissie able to check out a 407 HDi Estate for me?

    The 406 is getting a bit long in the tooth, with some nasty tranny behaviour etc. I'm thinking of a 407 HDi (either ST or SV) estate as a replacement. There aren't heaps of low mileage mods with 6 speed auto (2007 on) around , though, and one ST that has taken my eye is in Brissie (which is a long way from Melbourne). See http://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/de...-2008-13658136

    The dealer is a mob called "Mayne Motors" 277 Abbotsford Rd., Albion. Never heard of 'em. I've been emailing with 'em trying to resolve costs etc if it was shipped to Melbourne, but if I get serious is there anyone in Brissie who might be able to cast an eye over it for $100 or two? Not expecting an RACV report, but the pickies of the car were taken under a tree & I'm wondering what condition the paintwork, trim, etc is really in.

    I'm also looking at a car in Melbourne (an SV) so I'm not sure which path I'll go down (or maybe even just wait until something else comes up), but if anyone might be in a position to report on general condition / trim/ paintwork, etc etc, it would great. And has anyone ever had anything to do with this dealer, who say they often do interstate transfers, etc.?

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    Hi Rod,
    Mayne motors have been around awhile. If you decide to go ahead with the Brissie one give me a hoy and i'll check it out for you...take it for a run etc.
    Bris to Melb is usually around $750 mark is that what they are quoting ?


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    Default Thanks JR

    Thanks jr. For shipping they are talking closer to $590 including insurance (seemed cheap to me - backload, maybe, or they reckon they'll pick up the $$ in other ways?) Still trying to work out the ins & outs of stamp duty / transfer costs, etc., etc. I'll let you know tomorrow if it looks like a real proposition.
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    Hi mate - I know they have been around for a good while, but never actually bought from them. I know the AWN warrantee is good if you get the top version (gold or platinum its called I think) I've had cars with it preiously and claimed and there wasn't a problem.
    A few months ago I got a car transported to near Melbourne and it was about $550 - 600 from memory.
    What I had to do was cancel the Qld rego, hand in the plates (the dealer will do this) and when it lands you can drive it to the nearest motor registry to where you live and pay the stamp duty and rego there.
    Definately looks a beauty and worth asking jr to check it out for you. Particularly the service book and get the rego or vin number and ring whoever serviced it for a bit of history. I always do that and they usually help.
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    Thanks for the info & offers of help jr & bigkev. I've ended up going with a Melbourne SV HDi Estate instead (picking it up tomorrow - the 406 transmission gave up the ghost completely today!) , but the Brissie people (take a bow, Adam Disney) at Mayne Motors were very helpful and offered me a price landed in Melbourne that would have been hard to beat for local ST diesels. The Brissie car certainly sounds like a beauty, if anyone else is in the market for a 407 ST estate. http://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/de...-2008-13658136
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    What's the 406 box - ZF or AL4? Four or six-pot motor? Sedan or wagon?

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    The 406 is a 97 ST Petrol Sedan - 4 Speed ZF trannie 4 Cylinder. If you know anyone who is after one for very little, let me know. Good motor, pretty good interior , tatty clear coat, some hail dents, getting creaky around the suspension. Nice alloy wheels. Near new kuhmos on the back, wearing on the front. No smashes I'm aware of in its life time (I've had it for ten years - before that it was a Regan Motors company car).

    Trailer job. The auto really is stuffed. Will be disposed of without plates.
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    Yes, the 4HP20 does chuck it in properly when it finally goes. A DIY'er could refurb it for under a grand; there's a good how-to on the 'net.

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    Interesting. Got a link? Never pulled an auto apart , but refurbed the occasional C3 & BA manual box.
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