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Looking very soon - Cheap Auto
« on: 07 April 2009, 17:44:42 »

After the omega went belly up i got a cheap VW Golf which has done me well but the gearbox is on it's last legs and i really really want another Omega :)

Has to be an auto, preference for either the 2.0 or tractor as i'm a poor student nowadays and need the fuel economy :)

My student loan is paying for it :) so end of April ish

Other than that  spec etc not too fussed, has to be running tested and taxed with at least a few months on each.

Budget - err as low as possible - hoping under £500
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« Reply #1 on: 07 April 2009, 22:42:41 »

I am looking to sell mine - 2.5 auto '98 S plate, 94k.

New oil pump, DIS & HT leads, cambelt kit & valves (after previous one went) - runs superbly. MOT to Dec 2009. (passed last one with flying colours)

Downside is body work - usual rust spots on rear arches/ door and couple of scrapes from the car park.

If you are keen, post back and I will put up some pictures.  :y
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« Reply #2 on: 07 April 2009, 23:38:41 »

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I am looking to sell mine - 2.5 auto '98 S plate, 94k.

New oil pump, DIS & HT leads, cambelt kit & valves (after previous one went) - runs superbly. MOT to Dec 2009. (passed last one with flying colours)

Downside is body work - usual rust spots on rear arches/ door and couple of scrapes from the car park.

If you are keen, post back and I will put up some pictures.  :y

http://www.multimap.com/directions/?qs_1=Livingston&countryCode_1=GB&qs_2=london&countryCode_2=GB&mode=driving&optimizeFor=time#map=53.70223,-1.67311|7|4&bd=useful_information
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« Reply #3 on: 07 April 2009, 23:48:28 »

Yeah just noticed that after posting!!! ;D

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« Reply #4 on: 07 April 2009, 23:52:56 »

Although it looks like a nice drive.

Multimap measures the carbon footprint in "a small car" for this journey as 126kg. I guess the meggy would give out slightly more!
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« Reply #5 on: 08 April 2009, 00:07:34 »

hey psg yeah interested let me see pics :)

and drive - hell yeah - :) i'm a photography student so the opportunities to stop and take pics rock :)
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« Reply #6 on: 08 April 2009, 00:32:31 »

Cool, will post pics Thursday - look back then!!  :y
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« Reply #7 on: 08 April 2009, 09:10:08 »

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Cool, will post pics Thursday - look back then!!  :y

will do :)
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Re: Looking very soon - Cheap Auto
« Reply #8 on: 08 April 2009, 09:44:37 »

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I am looking to sell mine - 2.5 auto '98 S plate, 94k.

New oil pump, DIS & HT leads, cambelt kit & valves (after previous one went) - runs superbly. MOT to Dec 2009. (passed last one with flying colours)

Downside is body work - usual rust spots on rear arches/ door and couple of scrapes from the car park.

If you are keen, post back and I will put up some pictures.  :y

http://www.multimap.com/directions/?qs_1=Livingston&countryCode_1=GB&qs_2=london&countryCode_2=GB&mode=driving&optimizeFor=time#map=53.70223,-1.67311|7|4&bd=useful_information

Good old multimap.  Personally I would have gone down the A1
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« Reply #9 on: 08 April 2009, 09:47:47 »

Completely amazed.  Theres noting in it which ever route you took.  Appologies to Multimap.
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« Reply #10 on: 08 April 2009, 11:25:24 »

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Completely amazed.  Theres noting in it which ever route you took.  Appologies to Multimap.

would depend on the route my navman would come up with but i reckon sitting on the M6 would be a much easier drive up for me :)
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« Reply #11 on: 08 April 2009, 12:58:43 »

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I am looking to sell mine - 2.5 auto '98 S plate, 94k.

New oil pump, DIS & HT leads, cambelt kit & valves (after previous one went) - runs superbly. MOT to Dec 2009. (passed last one with flying colours)

Downside is body work - usual rust spots on rear arches/ door and couple of scrapes from the car park.

If you are keen, post back and I will put up some pictures.  :y

Sorry i've been noseying about is this a 2.5V6? i assumed 2.5 tractor?

I'm not wanting a 2.5 - i'll be doing a bit of running about at college and the fuel economy is a big issue so no way i could afford to run the 2.5 with all the mileage...unless the v6 is somehow more economic than the 2.0 ???
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« Reply #12 on: 08 April 2009, 17:48:05 »

Yes it is a V6 - unfortunately. Do you still want pics??
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« Reply #13 on: 08 April 2009, 17:51:21 »

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Yes it is a V6 - unfortunately. Do you still want pics??

how bad is the fuel economy? i reckon it's going to cost too much for me to run though in comparision to a 2.0 or tractor???
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« Reply #14 on: 08 April 2009, 17:56:51 »

hmmm according to parkers the fuel economy is only 2mph worse - ach go on let me see the pics :)
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« Reply #15 on: 09 April 2009, 12:54:30 »

Cool, will give her a hoover and wack up some pics..  :y
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« Reply #16 on: 09 April 2009, 15:41:25 »

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Cool, will give her a hoover and wack up some pics..  :y


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« Reply #17 on: 09 April 2009, 17:32:30 »

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Yes it is a V6 - unfortunately

Nothing wrong with a V6 mate

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Yes it is a V6 - unfortunately

Nothing wrong with a V6 mate

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ha ha ha yeah i know - it was just me thinking a v6 would be half the fuel economy of the 2.0 but it looks pretty much the same :)
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« Reply #19 on: 09 April 2009, 19:51:34 »

Ok - here are the pictures!!  :y




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« Reply #20 on: 09 April 2009, 20:06:45 »

doesn't seem to have worked ?
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« Reply #21 on: 09 April 2009, 20:17:59 »

So, an in-depth guide to my car.



Rear drivers arch



Front drivers arch (No rust - just scrape)



Rear passenger side



Passenger front door



Other minor issues - front bumper



Missing light cover (rear boot) I still have the piece but the clip has bust. Light block all working fine



Front drivers side - wheel arch coating a little perished..



Anything else you need to know?

Just ongoing slight coolant loss & coolant warning constantly on - However, will take weeks between top ups, garage have not been able to fix this (suspect HBV). Had rad pipes replaced recently

Other work done: Engine valves, Cambelt, Oil pump, DIS pack & HT leads, Brake light switch.

As I said, the engine is superb, so smooth and quiet.

Road Tax till end-september, MOT till December. :y
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« Reply #22 on: 09 April 2009, 20:22:53 »

Will drop you a PM shortly :)
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« Reply #23 on: 09 April 2009, 20:27:19 »

What a mission to post those photos!!  :o
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« Reply #24 on: 09 April 2009, 20:30:39 »

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What a mission to post those photos!!  :o

I'm proud of you matey :)
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« Reply #25 on: 09 April 2009, 23:16:23 »

looking at map scrap it you turn/bear left off m6 onto m1your in a field put map in bin before it kills you
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« Reply #26 on: 12 April 2009, 14:41:49 »

I 'may' have a 2.5TD Auto Elite (R Reg) for sale shortly if interested? It will be slightly above your budget, but you dont find that many TD Elites! - Has all the toys! Electric everything / Leather / Xenons to name a few!

I got it as a little project, which was going to replace my 3.0 v6. However I cant part with my 3.0 so I dont know what to do yet  :-X But one has to go.  :'(

Ive had it on the road just under a week as a little test for myself, and its quite nice to drive. Still got to change the engine oil + filter + coolant. And I've got new brake pads waiting to be fitted (both front and back) and then a brake fluid change.


Its a darkish blue met colour too. Haven't got round to taking photos yet, Like I said, I've not had it that long!

I plan on doing the above work to it, and then insuring it for another week. I will then decide if i'm keeping or not. If its for sale, it will be the end of this month / start of next.

Drop me a PM for more details.  :y
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« Reply #27 on: 12 April 2009, 16:25:37 »

PM on it's way
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PM on it's way
PM Replied mate!

Take a look here: http://www.ijdonline.co.uk/main/cars/forsale/omegaTdEliteR
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« Reply #29 on: 12 April 2009, 23:37:31 »

you have a PM back, :)
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