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Scam!! One of the pics have Jean-Dor motors in the background, so I phoned and Marius (owner or manager) was fuming, asked for ad details so he can contact them. It's on his floor for about 100K (240K km).
ricster wrote:What does concern me, maybe slightly less now that the rust issue is R8k minor, is the fact that the owner has kept meticulous records of a fairly high mileage motor, but didn't take the same "care" of the bodywork
The sellers story goes like this....Vehicle was bought by his old man brand new when he retired. Old man in his 80's now, not using it, so the sons had it since last year. Between him and his brother, the seller owned up to all the cosmetic issues (except rust). So yes, it's a valid point you've made, but perhaps the oldie just didn't notice it until it was too late and the sons just don't give a damn:)
Drove a 2001 4.5 grx this morning, 210000km, leather seats have seen better days, no rust, no serious dents, few small scratches, engine very clean, no oil or signs of abuse under car, nice overall. It missed two services somewhere between 150K km and 180K km, but up to date on last two (due for the 210K one now). Asking 100K, will take 85K, but needs 4 new tyres (BF Goodrich AT) and brakes probably need to be checked before roadworthy. Brakes should be a minor (have to pump twice for them to take properly).
Considering extra costs, I think 80K is a fair price, so not rushing into this one.
So total 100K (car+service+tyres) for the 2001 (210K km) vs 70K for the 1996 (235K km). I guess both are market related prices, so it's a case of you get what you pay for.
And thanks for the feedback so far, great to get insight from the experts.