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  1. stephen harwood

    stephen harwood Funster

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    hi guys, out of the blue this morning a lady i know ofered me to buy,her smart tiptronic car 2008 plate, 40,000 miles immaculate cond,i think she is looking at about 25oo pounds anybody know what they are worth regards steve
     
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    Have a look at any of the auction sites, will tell you what they are asking but not what sold for but maybe there will be a similar one at an advertising dealer's.
     
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    Put the reg number in wewant / buy and car..
    That way you get a sort of trade value.. Get ready for a shock. !!!!
     
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    Who is the lady who collects them? She has 3!
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Not without problems...do some home work first
     
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  6. stephen harwood

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    Thanks guys
     
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    Very true. Many steering (wheel) related problems for a start. :xsad:
     
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    I think you mean minxygirl or mel hope this helps john
     
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    :xangry:I would never tow a car again, tried it for a year, Spain, Belgium etc and got totally fed up of getting into situations where I had to reverse, turn around etc. Sometimes roadworks, sat nav, sometimes just me wandering in unsuitable towns etc, once had to drive thro a pedestrian precinct as I could not turn around, Big mistake
     
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    Actually you can see what's been sold for what on E**y:xThumb:
     
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    If the car has a service history it is worth around £3500, great cars for fun and no external rust or dent issues to worry about. Only thing is owners don't seem to keep them for long.
     
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    Yes @MinxyGirl
     
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    Great car to a-frame. I've had two prior to my Abarth and apart from being a bit sluggish with a slow gear change they are great. Hold their value well too. I sold my 74000 mile '52 plate car with Caratow conversion for £2500 18 months ago.
     
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    Which engine?. the 600 is delicate and will rarely exceed 50K without major surgery!. the 700 is stronger (Could have been a Toyota design?). For 2008 it is possibly a reasonable price.

    I had several issues around the Gearbox, failing to engage gears properly and showing False Neutrals. Eventually leading to a complete Box and Engine destruction Under tow!! when it was indicating Neutral whilst still in gear! . so beware.

    Not withstanding, we had a lot of fun and it did what it says on the tin (until failure).

    Pete
     
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    Engines need regular rebuilds . People skimp on the rebuilds which can mean another rebuild sooner rather than later. Transmissions can play up and or fail.

    The concept is ace the execution not so good.

    If this 2008 one has the bigger engine it's priced about right. If it's a small engine it could be a pain.

    There is a 2002 one on EBay for 2200. It has the Towbars to Towcars Aframe kit which costs 1900..... It's has just had an engine rebuild. Going to have a look the weekend if it's still there.
     
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    Thanks guys will check engine size
     
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    And a constant supply of unwanted emails.

    I asked WBAC for an offer on a toyota camry 5 years ago which i refused....they still send emails saying they will still buy it.
     
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    I will admit that Smartys are automotive Marmite, some love em (me and my other half) others hate em. Usually the peeps who hate em have never even sat in one. OK if they have been abused and or not had the oil changed they can go bang after 50k miles, but find one that has been cared for and you have something that is a joy to own. Servicing is best done by a specialist otherwise things like the electronic adjustment of the clutch get missed. I did mean to pm minx on that point as she had hers done at Half rads.
     
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    @papajohn..... How much do you want for it then............:xrofl:
     
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    I'm in the love em camp... I know all of the cons but that is part of the ownership of something that bit different. Funky little things and the default MH tow car.

    My head says get a Toyota.. Heart says get a Smart.
     
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