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Post by AlanS » Fri May 05, 2006 4:15 am

Take a peak at the description of this car. Remember, this is NZ where their $ is worth less than ours (about NZ$1.20 = A$1.00 from memory) and BXs are a bit cheaper there than here also, we don't get the diesels here but apparently they got a few there and as we've just had a price increase of petrol of around 50% you'd reckon a diesel should pull good dollars if for no other reason than it's got to be a cheaper form of transport.
Shows how well indoctrinated some of these dodgy repairers have got some owners.
Apart from the fact that our Governemnet has departments whose only point in life seems to stop people importing things like this, it would pay me to ship it over, but our laws wouldn't even let me load it off the ship let alone drive it, so it has to stay there...............bloody lunacy.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motor ... 245359.htm


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Post by sleepy0905 » Fri May 05, 2006 8:47 am

I agree jon what a waste, just shows though that some people have know idea how these poor cars work.
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Post by AlanS » Fri May 05, 2006 9:49 am

I can tell you a few stories about the adverse effect these dodgy repairers have had on owners overall. Like many years ago when a guy had a 5 speed CX 2400 Gti for saale for almost nothing. I spotted the advert as it said it was cheap due to it needed a few thousand spent on the hydraulics which had failed.
I rang and was greeted by the (ex) owner almost in tears who told the tale of woe of a guy arriving, checking out the car, handing over the dosh and getting the papers signed etc, then going out to the car pulling a drum of LHM from the boot of his car, priming the pump, at which stage it rose and he drove off in it.
Had contacted a local "specialist" a few days earlier because the suspension wouldn't pump up and was told it was going to cost "thousands" as the entire hydraulic system was stuffed. All it really turned out to be was low fluid and air in the system.
My BX wagon was in a similar situation with (possibly the same specialist) telling the previous owner that the car was barely a parts proposition due to an oil leak that would need the engine out to fix. I took a close look, replaced the oil pressure light sender switch and no more leak; total time around 3 minutes.
You guys get a fair bit of it over there, but here is a real education. Personally, I reckon there's less thieves wandering the streets of Aden than there is in Citroen service in Australia based on a per capita percentage. :evil: :evil:

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Post by Oscar » Fri May 05, 2006 9:54 am

We almost owe it to the seller to let him know - especially as you can't import it Alan.

Actually reading down the listing, someone has tried to tell him and he's not interested, so stuff him.

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Post by Way2go » Fri May 05, 2006 1:01 pm

" Sounds expensive to me so I havnt bothered to price repair." on the face of it does not seem to be the words to attract a buyer! However it's a clever attraction if you know that a type of buyer knows that this is a cheap & quick fix.
Could be a ploy to draw you in & then find after you've bought it, there are more serious underlying issues. (But even so if the bodywork & interior is sound.................)
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