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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:24 am 
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the worst bit was the front crossmember was split but it has a fresh mot ??? hmmmm


I'd be reporting it to ebay as a dangerous vehicle and also would have noted the testing station and reported them too (not to ebay, obviously).


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:52 am 
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OK, so I'll just let the auction run it's course.

Fingers-crossed no one from here gets it!


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IDB1 wrote:
big.eck wrote:
the worst bit was the front crossmember was split but it has a fresh mot ??? hmmmm

I'd be reporting it to ebay as a dangerous vehicle and also would have noted the testing station and reported them too (not to ebay, obviously).

There's some debate - in MOT forums, by MOT testers - about whether issues with front cross-members is necessarily a failure - I think it depends on the car, where the damage / corrosion is (in relation to suspension).

I read a thread discussing a certain car, where the front cross-member had rusted through, and I think the decision was it was a pass (and advise) even though there was potential for the engine to be somewhat not fully supported.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:39 am 
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Optimism, have none. Look at these adverts minus the rose tinted specs, it is eBay after all. If it has a vague description its that way for a reason :o

No offense but you can see that car is a dog from the photos and I'm pretty sure I can see the dent at the front near side roof corner. MOT means nothing, nanny state...someone in oily clothes says it is ok, it must be!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:00 am 
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Neil wrote:
IDB1 wrote:
big.eck wrote:
the worst bit was the front crossmember was split but it has a fresh mot ??? hmmmm

I'd be reporting it to ebay as a dangerous vehicle and also would have noted the testing station and reported them too (not to ebay, obviously).

There's some debate - in MOT forums, by MOT testers - about whether issues with front cross-members is necessarily a failure - I think it depends on the car, where the damage / corrosion is (in relation to suspension).

I read a thread discussing a certain car, where the front cross-member had rusted through, and I think the decision was it was a pass (and advise) even though there was potential for the engine to be somewhat not fully supported.


I've read a few on pistonheads Neil and know exactly what you mean but the front wishbones bolt onto the crossmember so it's structural and a defo mot fail .

What happens is the driveshafts pop out the gearbox when the crossmember splits (usually when taking a corner) I know the mk1 astras quite well 8)


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Magsy wrote:
Optimism, have none. Look at these adverts minus the rose tinted specs, it is eBay after all. If it has a vague description its that way for a reason :o

No offense but you can see that car is a dog from the photos and I'm pretty sure I can see the dent at the front near side roof corner. MOT means nothing, nanny state...someone in oily clothes says it is ok, it must be!


No offence taken but I had spoke to the seller on the phone and he answered all my questions correctly and it seemed to be a 90% Finnished project , the dents on the nearside rear on the roof too .

Id of been willing to pay £1600 but after getting the piss ripped out of me I never even bothered offering .

It's far from a dog too having had new inner/outer wings , floor & boot pans & inner & outer sills fitted 2 years ago , it's just not worth £2200


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I reported it.


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