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FIXERUPPER of the week/day

  • 07-04-2013 11:04pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,792 Ded_Zebra


    This thread is for the cars that have been creeping into the Bangernomics thread recently. Basically anything that has a short or no NCT, or looks like a clean well maintained example for cheap with no test.

    Basically anything that could be put right for little money and become a daily driver.

    Something like this :)

    http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/cars/4353076

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    Shall we set the rough budget at €1000?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,535 ✭✭✭ flutered


    you budget is too high, 650-750 max, as they will require a cash injection.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,991 ✭✭✭✭ dgt


    Oooooh excellent :D

    Something like this boyo?

    450, NCT till June
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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,792 Ded_Zebra


    that's spot on the kind of thing laaaad :D:D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,991 ✭✭✭✭ dgt


    Woot! :D
    Budget €800 max?
    NCT is a bonus?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,792 Ded_Zebra


    dgt wrote: »
    Woot! :D
    Budget €800 max?
    NCT is a bonus?

    Sounds good.

    I would also add that an NCT fail sheet would be a plus too.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,991 ✭✭✭✭ dgt


    450

    Needs clutch
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    450

    Injectors prob knackered at this stage
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    350

    Cheap but not cheap enough.... ;)
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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,792 Ded_Zebra


    Another one that needs a clutch. NCT 8/13 €250

    http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/cars/4751031

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,171 af_thefragile


    Great idea for a thread! Been watching plenty of Wheeler Dealer episodes lately and I'ld love to buy something like this and have a go fixing it up. Now if only I can find a decent garage space and a nice tool kit......


  • Registered Users Posts: 102 ✭✭✭ Mick ah


    I agree, savage idea for a thread, I'll follow with a keen interest.

    That volvo looks doable even.

    Sorry I've no fixerupper this time, but I promise one soon.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,991 ✭✭✭✭ dgt


    Yes, a brilliant idea, don't know why it wasn't created sooner! :cool:

    My 406 (and the rest of my daily hacks I've had over the years) fall into this category so there is potential for a cracking car with far less work :)

    I will advise that if one was to take on such a car (bought mine with a blown turbo and general wear and tear) that an in-depth knowledge of the vehicle is a must. No point buying such a vehicle only to find out there are 101 other problems you didn't account for or potentially account for (replacement engine etc)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,792 Ded_Zebra


    306 1.4 requiring little work apparently

    http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/cars/4834623

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    Yaris with lots of tax and test, or so the ad says

    http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/cars/4831658

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    This one might be too expensive to repair... But it looks nice

    http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/cars/4576077

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    This could take very little to put right

    http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/cars/4792890

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,390 ✭✭✭ recyclebin


    Fixerupper car of the week/day + menssheds = Profit???


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,341 ✭✭✭ mullingar


    recyclebin wrote: »
    Fixerupper car of the week/day + menssheds = Profit???

    The idea of this thread is for people to buy a suggested car here, fix it up, tax it, NCT it, report back of how much work it needed to get it right as a keeper.


    As the seller has to transfer the car into your name, you are another registered owner (unless you are a dealer where you can use a TAN number), if you do this several times a year, rumour has it that your name is flagged in the Revenue system so they will do a search to see if you need to pay any tax on any profits for the sales as dealers do. I dont know if there is any truth to it or not, but it does sound plausible.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,171 af_thefragile


    mullingar wrote: »
    The idea of this thread is for people to buy a suggested car here, fix it up, tax it, NCT it, report back of how much work it needed to get it right as a keeper.


    As the seller has to transfer the car into your name, you are another registered owner (unless you are a dealer where you can use a TAN number), if you do this several times a year, rumour has it that your name is flagged in the Revenue system so they will do a search to see if you need to pay any tax on any profits for the sales as dealers do. I dont know if there is any truth to it or not, but it does sound plausible.

    How would the Revenue know how much profit you make?
    Unless you are running a dealership the deals will be all unofficial, face-to-face kind of stuff and its not like you'll have account books that they can check to see if you're running a hobby or a business...


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,539 ✭✭✭ JohnBoy26




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,991 ✭✭✭✭ dgt


    400

    NCT-less

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,792 Ded_Zebra


    Clean looking Vectra that needs a mid section and new tyres, low miles and looked after

    http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/cars/4805480

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    1.7 Puma that needs a bit of work €200

    http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/cars/4838653

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    406 that needs rear axle work, any idea what would need to be done/ cost?

    http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/cars/4836256

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    and a 520i :)

    http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/cars/4833249

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,385 ✭✭✭ pred racer


    That vectra is a nightmare (i had one exactly the same, absolute shed)

    406 is prob anti roll bar bushing, fuel tank needs to be removed;)

    Puma, how far wrong can ya go for 200?

    Bmw, its silver............:pac:
    Minor mechanical on those normally means the control module for the abs, speedo and revs, about 250 to repair.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,792 Ded_Zebra


    pred racer wrote: »
    That vectra is a nightmare (i had one exactly the same, absolute shed)

    406 is prob anti roll bar bushing, fuel tank needs to be removed;)

    Puma, how far wrong can ya go for 200?

    Bmw, its silver............:pac:
    Minor mechanical on those normally means the control module for the abs, speedo and revs, about 250 to repair.

    the puma is the best of that lot and in your favorite colour :D.

    If the 5 needs control modules I know of a place in the UK that recondition them cheap :) (my uncle uses them)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,991 ✭✭✭✭ dgt


    406 could be the main hub bushes shot, a right arse to replace..... Drop links could be gone too, still a pig to change


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,171 af_thefragile


    Wow Puma's sold already...
    Looks like I shouldn't have much trouble when it comes to getting rid of mine soon!


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 9,468 ✭✭✭ Celly Smunt


    Wow Puma's sold already...
    Looks like I shouldn't have much trouble when it comes to getting rid of mine soon!

    i'll give you 200 quid so ;)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,991 ✭✭✭✭ dgt


    http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/cars/4841450

    I'm guessing swirl flaps or the engine is knackered
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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,667 ✭✭✭ eringobragh


    ...no mentions of work needed on both of these.



    Civic Coupe - No tax/NCT €500

    http://cars.donedeal.co.uk/for-sale/cars/4658410

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    Celica - No tax/NCT €600

    http://cars.donedeal.co.uk/for-sale/cars/4687149

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    Primera - NCT failed but needs tyre - €550

    http://cars.donedeal.co.uk/for-sale/cars/4798605

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,792 Ded_Zebra


    The link for the Civic is for a Primera, but it fits the thread too :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,667 ✭✭✭ eringobragh


    Ded_Zebra wrote: »
    The link for the Civic is for a Primera, but it fits the thread too :)

    fixed :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,259 ✭✭✭ sogood


    How would the Revenue know how much profit you make?
    Unless you are running a dealership the deals will be all unofficial, face-to-face kind of stuff and its not like you'll have account books that they can check to see if you're running a hobby or a business...


    That's the problem with Revenue. They don't have to know what profit you make, they just pick a number out of the air and then it's up to you to prove that you don't owe that much, whereupon, hopefully, eventually, an agreed figure is reached. So, even if you were only doing this as a bit of a sideline, it's in your interest to keep records, invoices, receipts etc. etc. Just in case!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,943 ✭✭✭✭ Toyotafanboi


    Ded_Zebra wrote: »
    the puma is the best of that lot and in your favorite colour :D.

    If the 5 needs control modules I know of a place in the UK that recondition them cheap :) (my uncle uses them)

    BBA by any chance? had great finding with them and that particular module when nobody in Ireland could help, or at least not for anything near the BBA price.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,991 ✭✭✭✭ dgt


    475

    Those seats!!!!!! :cool::cool::cool:
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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,943 ✭✭✭✭ Toyotafanboi


    http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/cars/4792672

    i optomistically posted this is bangernomics last week, it was up for €1100 and subsequently got my arse reddened :P

    now up for 750 with an ABS fault, so you guys were right :)


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