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Selling old car with (potential) issues.

For the car experts. We have an old Zafira, 180k, bought it a year ago, we knew it was old and pretty crappy, we just wanted a cheap 7 seater. MFK/ControlTecnique is nearly 2 years old now. So dropped it into my garage today to do winter tyres, full service and anything it needed.

So, garage called, possible/probable head gasket issue, could be just a gasket, could be more, they advise against taking the engine apart to find out, due to the cost of just opening it up to see, never mind what the might find. Basically i should not spend any real money on it. So they are just changing the tyres and basic service.

Looks like I'll fork out and buy a new car pronto.. But what to do with the old one? Garage reckons a it's worth a couple of grand.

Ricardo 1chf start? Try to trade it in? Sell it here and say it's the best car ever? Exporter?
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Old 12.11.2014, 23:58
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Re: Selling old car with (potential) issues.

Ricardo with a Fr 1,-- start. If the body is good, a competent diy person might buy it.

This garage has super offers on new cars, he took the old FIAT Punto in part exchange.

"Auto Bühler GmbH" autobuehler@bluewin.ch

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For the car experts. We have an old Zafira, 180k, bought it a year ago, we knew it was old and pretty crappy, we just wanted a cheap 7 seater. MFK/ControlTecnique is nearly 2 years old now. So dropped it into my garage today to do winter tyres, full service and anything it needed.

So, garage called, possible/probable head gasket issue, could be just a gasket, could be more, they advise against taking the engine apart to find out, due to the cost of just opening it up to see, never mind what the might find. Basically i should not spend any real money on it. So they are just changing the tyres and basic service.

Looks like I'll fork out and buy a new car pronto.. But what to do with the old one? Garage reckons a it's worth a couple of grand.

Ricardo 1chf start? Try to trade it in? Sell it here and say it's the best car ever? Exporter?
Given the KM, I would suggest an exporter - no issues of selling to a person in CH and having them come back when the car dies. I can give you some phone numbers of guys that operate in the Vaud area if you send me a PM. We also liquidated an old Zafira this way.
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Re: Selling old car with (potential) issues.

Can I have some numbers for exporters in Zurich as we need to sell our car
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Can I have some numbers for exporters in Zurich as we need to sell our car
Put it on Ricardo for 1chf - they'll come to you!!!
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Re: Selling old car with (potential) issues.

For my old Zaf.
I bought a new (well 2 year old) car from a garage and just left them to deal with the old one.

He told me he'd called a few exporters and was struggling to sell it to them, high KMs, old age and crappy body. So he sold it for parts eventually for a few hundred. Sure i might have got more with some effort but for zero hassle i was happy.
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I hear the exporters are getting fussy now too, hell of a lot of older cars available now so they can afford to be
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