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    Re: Advice needed: Picking up new (2me) Car - But trader only has one key

    Quote Originally Posted by the zohan View Post
    Where about are you in the country? might be worth asking if there is a local independent Saab specialist near you.
    Thanks "The Zohan". I'm in South East London. Will drop it to my local garage and ask them to give it the once over.

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    Re: Advice needed: Picking up new (2me) Car - But trader only has one key

    Quote Originally Posted by virtualm View Post
    Think you got a great deal Nuvolablue - 69k for a car thats 8 years old - thats nothing! Love the interior colour - looks much better than black IMO.

    And welcome The Zohan - 2 new Saab (UK) members this week - that must be a record ha!
    Thanks Virtual M. I'm quite chuffed at getting so much car for just over 3k. The turbo pick up is pretty amazing, even in 6th Gear at around 70mph.........quite impressive.

    These couple of things are annoying me at the moment, so would like to get them sorted asap. Then I can get back to enjoying the drive !
    Last edited by nuvolablue; 02-19-2012 at 04:15 PM.

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    Re: Advice needed: Picking up new (2me) Car - But trader only has one key

    I hope the seller didn't have your new address... it happened to a friend of mine with his Subaru, two days after purchasing it it disappeared off his drive... thief used the 'missing' spare.

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    Re: Advice needed: Picking up new (2me) Car - But trader only has one key

    ...but if you're worried you can have the spare key deleted from the car


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    Re: Advice needed: Picking up new (2me) Car - But trader only has one key

    Excellent. More petrol Saab owners! :-D

    Can't help with your juddering situation, i'd get it checked out by a specialist or similar whilst you've still got some come back against the seller.

    Brakes.. Mine are a bit spongy, too. Mine's due new front pads in a few months, i'm considering changing discs and pads all round.
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    Re: Advice needed: Picking up new (2me) Car - But trader only has one key

    sorry if this sounds negative but is the mileage verified - I know owners change but 19,000 miles in 11 months and only 69,000 total
    stick your reg and mot number in here to see mileage on MOTs
    http://motinfo.direct.gov.uk/internet/jsp/ECHID-Internet-History-Request.jsp


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    Re: Advice needed: Picking up new (2me) Car - But trader only has one key

    Quote Originally Posted by Forsh View Post
    sorry if this sounds negative but is the mileage verified - I know owners change but 19,000 miles in 11 months and only 69,000 total
    stick your reg and mot number in here to see mileage on MOTs
    http://motinfo.direct.gov.uk/internet/jsp/ECHID-Internet-History-Request.jsp

    Yes - checked out with HPI.
    Also the previous to last owner had it for 4 years, and obviously didn't drive it as much - this tallies with the history.
    Good advice though - will phone the servicing dealerships and get them to verify when works were done and at what mileages.

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    Re: Advice needed: Picking up new (2me) Car - But trader only has one key

    Quote Originally Posted by nuvolablue View Post
    Yes - checked out with HPI.
    Also the previous to last owner had it for 4 years, and obviously didn't drive it as much - this tallies with the history.
    Good advice though - will phone the servicing dealerships and get them to verify when works were done and at what mileages.
    I would get a second opinion re the brakes just to make sure. the juddering could be one of a number of things and i would get an independent Saab specialist to check the car over and give you a report, it will probably cost you an hours labour but you will have a good reliable report with which you can go back to the trader and argue your point.

    If the seller is a trader then it is their responsibility to provide you with the vehicle 'fit for purpose' does it come with a warranty of any sort have you got a bill of sale?

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    Re: Advice needed: Picking up new (2me) Car - But trader only has one key

    I'd probably take it on the chin mate - you got a bargain, as long as the judder isnt then your quids in. And look at it this way, if it was a diesel it would be due a timing belt change and that's 500+, as yours is a petrol then no need as it's a timing chain.

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    Re: Advice needed: Picking up new (2me) Car - But trader only has one key

    Quote Originally Posted by virtualm View Post
    I'd probably take it on the chin mate - you got a bargain, as long as the judder isnt then your quids in. And look at it this way, if it was a diesel it would be due a timing belt change and that's 500+, as yours is a petrol then no need as it's a timing chain.
    If the car was sold as in excellent condition then why take it on the chin, if it had major fault(s) then look to the trader to compensate you for these unless it was sold to you with the problems disclosed. Bargain or not, it makes no odd's

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    Re: Advice needed: Picking up new (2me) Car - But trader only has one key

    Quote Originally Posted by the zohan View Post
    I would get a second opinion re the brakes just to make sure. the juddering could be one of a number of things and i would get an independent Saab specialist to check the car over and give you a report, it will probably cost you an hours labour but you will have a good reliable report with which you can go back to the trader and argue your point.

    If the seller is a trader then it is their responsibility to provide you with the vehicle 'fit for purpose' does it come with a warranty of any sort have you got a bill of sale?
    Any one know who my local specialist would be ? I am based in SE18 . Not far from South East London or North West Kent.
    Thanks.
    Last edited by nuvolablue; 12-22-2012 at 03:27 PM.

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    Re: Advice needed: Picking up new (2me) Car - But trader only has one key

    Quote Originally Posted by nuvolablue View Post
    Any one know who my local specialist would be ? I am based in DA15 DA16 postcodes or even SE18 . Not far from South East London or North West Kent.
    Thanks.
    These any good?

    http://www.motorvationsaab.co.uk/

    http://www.orpingtonsaabltd.co.uk/Contact_Us.html

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    Re: Advice needed: Picking up new (2me) Car - But trader only has one key

    As been said.. the car has to be 'fit for purpose' these problems clearly mean it isn't.

    It's up to you of you can be bothered to sort it. The seller has to be given the chance to 'fix' the car.. Which would involve a drive to Derby and then have no car.

    When I bought mine the headlight washers didn't work.. After some research I bought a new pump for around 20 and fit it myself saving hassle. I rang the garage after and they banged a cheque for 20 in the post!!! Everyone's happy.

    Regarding your seatbelt.. Mine's a bit sluggis at retracting, too.
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    Re: Advice needed: Picking up new (2me) Car - But trader only has one key

    Quote Originally Posted by the zohan View Post
    If the car was sold as in excellent condition then why take it on the chin, if it had major fault(s) then look to the trader to compensate you for these unless it was sold to you with the problems disclosed. Bargain or not, it makes no odd's
    I was talking about a private sale - I think he bought it from a trader so your right. I'm surprised these problems wernt identified on the test drive though. But according to the ebay ad it says some of their cars come with a warranty backed by the AA, just hope in his case they honour the faults.

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    Re: Advice needed: Picking up new (2me) Car - But trader only has one key

    Any views on Valley Saab in Redhill ?? That's where I've booked the car in for a second opinion.

    Any one had experience with failing brake master cylinder or slave cylinder ?

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