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Anyone know of a car for sale?

By Deref - 28 June 2013 33

#2 daughter managed to rear-end someone recently. No-one was hurt, but her car’s been written off. It’s a damn shame – it was a mess cosmetically but it was mechanically superb. So we’re now in the market for a cheap (~$4.5k) reliable, economical car*.

Do any Rioters have, or know of, such a beast?

* Wanted: a dog that neither barks nor bites, eats glass and s***s diamonds. (Goethe)

[ED – let’s broaden this out to where’s the best place to find cheap second hand cars in Canberra]

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Anyone know of a car for sale?
cranky 5:48 pm 28 Jun 13

Being in a similar position after my wagon was totalled last week, (Bloody Kangaroos – who said they’re not a menace?), I have spent some time going through the various car sale sites.

By far the best, (but knowing what I wanted), was Gumtree.

I will be checking out three prospects this weekend.

The other sites mentioned above seem difficult to navigate/specify your requirements.

PrinceOfAles 4:47 pm 28 Jun 13

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/macgregor/cars-vans-utes/2004-volkswagen-golf-hatchback-2-0-sport/1021677253

Maybe a little bit more than your budget but I can vouch for it as a good car

tim_c 4:20 pm 28 Jun 13

Dinesh3D said :

Allclassifieds.com is my preferred source for finding second hand cars in Canberra.

Good luck finding one there that’s not already sold… the previous owner just “didn’t get a chance to take the ad down” in the last 5 weeks since they sold the car.

Deref 4:00 pm 28 Jun 13

😀 Thanks again guys. Discussions are continuing on the home front – I should know what’s happening by tomorrow and I’ll contact you ASAP.

Dinesh3D 11:53 am 28 Jun 13

Deref said :

🙂 Thanks guys! The Subaru, the Corolla and the Echo all sound good! What’s the best way for us to exchange contact details?

If you want to check out the Corolla, send an email to fitchett_street@hotmail.com with your number or email and I’ll get back to you.

Kahlea 11:48 am 28 Jun 13

Deref said :

🙂 Thanks guys! The Subaru, the Corolla and the Echo all sound good! What’s the best way for us to exchange contact details?

Hey Defer,

If you shoot me an email to kahleam@hotmail.com we can chat offline.

Cheers

johnboy 11:04 am 28 Jun 13

Deref suggest you setup the throwaway webmail and post.

jase! 11:01 am 28 Jun 13

Deref said :

🙂 Thanks guys! The Subaru, the Corolla and the Echo all sound good! What’s the best way for us to exchange contact details?

include them wrapped around a $20 note sent to johnboy care of this website 😀

Deref 10:58 am 28 Jun 13

🙂 Thanks guys! The Subaru, the Corolla and the Echo all sound good! What’s the best way for us to exchange contact details?

Kahlea 10:33 am 28 Jun 13

Hello,

I have a great little car for sale as I’ve just purchased a new one. It’s a 2000 Toyota Echo 3 door hatch. Very economic to run and really reliable. Regularly (and recently) serviced and registered until September. Asking price is $3,500. Let me know if you’d like to know more or come and have a look.

Have a great day 🙂

whynot 10:18 am 28 Jun 13

Hi,

I have an 95 BMW that I’m keen to get rid of. 2k?

Zeital 10:11 am 28 Jun 13

http://www.carsales.com.au/

heaps of cars and you can narrow down the search to what you want (car brand/type, price etc)

Dinesh3D 9:49 am 28 Jun 13

Allclassifieds.com is my preferred source for finding second hand cars in Canberra.

In response to your specific question, I’m currently selling a 2002 Toyota Corolla 5-door hatch (manual transmission) for $4,200 (ad will be up on allclassifieds this weekend). In great condition except for a few small scratches on the side and rear bumper. Registered (in the ACT) until September. Let me know if you’re interested.

pptvb 9:37 am 28 Jun 13

I do…..But not sure if it is what she’s after.
2004 BA Futura Wagon

MsCheeky 9:34 am 28 Jun 13

As it happens, I have my brother’s car to sell, as he has moved overseas for a number of years. It’s a 2000 subaru forester wagon, and mechanically sound and cosmetically pretty good too, with a great stereo. My brother’s a bit of a pedant, so it’s well looked after. Available well within your price range. I don’t know if it’s much of a complication, but it’s got WA rego. If interested, let me know through these comments.

On the broader topic, I have always bought my cars privately. I’ve never owned a new car, but wouldn’t bother with sharks in car yards for a second hand one.

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