I just bought a new (used) van. How did I do?

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  1. Adams0211

    Adams0211 Guru
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    I'm not going to lie, I know nothing about vans.

    I think I did ok but thought I'd get an opinion from you lot as I don't have any mates who know anything about vans.

    I paid £25 for a vehicle check before I bought it and everything checked out. I took it for a test drive and it drives well.

    It's a 58 plate TRANSIT CONNECT T230 LX LWB 90 TDCI and I paid £3800. It's done just shy of 60,000 miles and MOT is due at the end of December.

    Did I get ripped off?

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  2. SPCleaning

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    Very nice looking van.
    I'm certainly no expert and I expect you are no fool. So if you were happy with the money you spent, good job.

    Very nice colour.
     
  3. rafawindowcleaning

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    You did ok mileage is decent have you made sure it has been serviced properly and regularly? I am not sure if this engine is on timing chain or belt but if belt probably a good idea to replace soon if not done by previous owner as it is now 8 years old. Pricewise probably could have done a little better but definitely not a rip off. Did ok mate

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  4. Adams0211

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    Cheers. I'm fairly confident i did ok and I was happy with the money I spent.

    I like the colour too. I'm trying to sort out the sign writing now but not sure what colour will look best.


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  5. Adams0211

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    Cheers. It's been serviced regularly. The guy I bought it from was the first owner and had looked after it. It's got a few minor marks here and there but I reckon most of them will buff out. The cab needs a good hoover and clean but will come up ok. He was originally asking for an extra £300 but I knocked him down.


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  6. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    You have only been ripped off if you are unhappy with what you paid!

    If that is the case well then why did you pay it?

    TBH it's more than I would pay for a small van (i'm tight) but it looks well smart and low miles as well so in fairness I think it's sound.
     
  7. SPCleaning

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    Silver wording I think...
     
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    When i see you during the week I'll look under the bonnet for you
    I think from memory it may be a belt
    If it needs changing i can do that no worries but if it's been looked after it's more than likely ok
     
  9. Adams0211

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    Cheers matey.


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  10. boarcity

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    wheels look good - if its the original paint on them that says it all
     
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