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Old 19-04-12, 14:52   #1
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Bargain or a flop? you tell me

Well 'ello fellas,

I would like you guys to tell me if this N/A VL I purchased as a good deal or not;

As my dad was driving along, he spotted this VL in a drive way and an old lady was on the balcony, he decided to talk to this lady and find out more abou tthe car and whatnot, blah blah blah, she hasn't driven the car since last 2011 and has kept it parked outside since then, the cars paint is faded as **** and looks like she had a little accident from behind (the plastic bumber and tail light is smashed not damage to body of the car. this car has 1 dot of rust on the windscreen which is standard with vls, the interior is white, no tears but one spot there is a large stain, now the magic of this car is that the engine only has 58,700kms on the clock , this old lady claims she only used to drive it to and from home to the shops each weekend to dothe shopping, there are brand new bridgestones too.

we offered $850 to buy the car, and she was more than happy to acept, we went over on the weekend to actully pay for the car and do all that other crap, she wasnt home, ill just get a 2nd oppinion from you guys JUST INCASE.

What do you guys think? Cannot post pics yet, i will when i get the chance
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Old 19-04-12, 15:17   #2
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Old 19-04-12, 15:19   #3
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executive, auto, 1 owner, regular 5000km service but not driven now for 1 year

100% needs a new paint job and new side moulds front n rear bumper
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Old 19-04-12, 15:33   #4
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granny car for $850.. its never ripped a burnout in its life.
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Old 19-04-12, 15:50   #5
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yeah thats a plus side, haha soon will be a thread for paint job, prolly thinking of sticking to ve commodore purple but with calais silver on the bottom end
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Old 19-04-12, 16:27   #6
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yeah thats a plus side, haha soon will be a thread for paint job, prolly thinking of sticking to ve commodore purple but with calais silver on the bottom end
somethin like this:

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Old 19-04-12, 17:09   #7
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nah lol, thats blue for gods sake we want something like this


and down the track, something like

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Old 19-04-12, 17:35   #8
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gonna need coin bro ...ha ha
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Old 19-04-12, 17:46   #9
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haha it helps when your entire family are associated in the auto industry in some way
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Old 19-04-12, 17:55   #10
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another purple vl for ya..

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Old 19-04-12, 21:11   #11
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buy it...
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Old 19-04-12, 21:32   #12
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If its an exec that has been in an accident with some damage and needs a paint job... it's an alright buy. I definately wouldn't be paying more than that for it though.
By the sounds of it maintanance isn't high on the priority list for her.
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Old 19-04-12, 23:15   #13
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definatly buy that, un-molested and getting a paint job isn't shouldn't be hard since your entire family is in the automotive industy..
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Old 20-04-12, 19:25   #14
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nah the accident resulted with the the back bumber driver side corner crack and the tail light being broken, never hit the body of the car and the paint is just sun damaged, anyways i should have some pics up on monday hopefully when i go and pick up the car.

Thanks guys, cant wait to get this 1 dosing
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Old 01-05-12, 22:44   #15
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ok guys bought the car awhile ago, just started to upload some of the pics now, only got acouple before the phone battery died =.= , will post more soon with the car in storage!



thats the engine, normal stuff there had to put a new battery.



started on the first kick, blew that **** for a good 5 minutes then ran perfect!, engine bay was nearly silent, much better than the bay of my VL which is a great sign!



that is a pic of the paint quality on the boot, the roof is much worse and the bonnet is bleh, will get more pics on that. Interior is imac cream coloured, deadset super clean with abit of granny smell.

towed the car to storage, didnt want to drive without rego, car can drive perfectly fine, all this thing needs is a new paint job.

Lmk what you guys think! more pics comming soon i hope.
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Old 01-05-12, 22:53   #16
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Old 02-05-12, 09:01   #17
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Not a bargain esp unreg and needing back to metal paint
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Old 02-05-12, 09:07   #18
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Not a bargain esp unreg and needing back to metal paint
...and valve stem seals. I agree, I wouldnt have paid any more than you did. You can get one with nice paint, engine and reg for less than what it will cost you to get yours to the same stage.
As long as youre happy with it that's the main point.

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Old 02-05-12, 09:27   #19
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...and valve stem seals. I agree, I wouldnt have paid any more than you did. You can get one with nice paint, engine and reg for less than what it will cost you to get yours to the same stage.
As long as youre happy with it that's the main point.
My thoughts exactly, as long as he's happy. But in my books, definitely not a bargain, sounds like it was what it was worth. Low km's don't mean anything when you need to fork out cash for new paint etc etc etc.

Having said that, enjoy.
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Old 02-05-12, 15:38   #20
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Interior pics, you said its white, wtf? you mean beige right? I dont think a granny would of got it retrimmed? But good buy for 800 buks or whatever.
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Old 02-05-12, 19:12   #21
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Thing is with repainting, will cost me $2.5k with family prices, even to bare metal including interior, the engine is in the MUCH better cond than my current VL, and not planning on throwing rego for along time. this is simply a project car. wether rip off or bargin, atleast i have the peace of mind knowing its a granny car that prolly never done above 110kmph in the engines veryshort 58thousand km life. if i were to buy any other vl i would respray it anyways unless it walready was morphius purple (ve commodore 2007-2008 purple) which i highly doubt. you guys are right tho aslong as i am happy, and i am happy and i really do appreciate the feedback and the contructinve criticism. i will try get more pics up over the weekend or something, btw that crappy smoke lasted acouple minutes until the car warmed up, ive started the car afew more times and never has that type of smoke came out of the exhaust.
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Old 03-05-12, 10:51   #22
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I dunno what prices a like over in the east for a VL Exec, but anything under a Grand here isn't too bad of a buy, especially if it runs. I think you have done well myself...
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Old 03-05-12, 11:56   #23
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yep youve done well
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