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This SL600 is only 2 miles away.....test drive?

Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by Conor, May 7, 2020.

  1. Conor

    Conor Senior Member

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    So just to confirm, I don't have an intention to purchase right now (I wish!).

    But.. I wonder if I called this guy nicely would I be able to get a test drive.. I wouldn't mind trying out a V12..

    Would you be honest and just ask for a spin, as an enthusiast or just bluff about.

    https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/202005039160604
     
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    I think the clue is in the advert "NO TIME WASTERS" which if you are honest is exactly what you are intending to do. This is a private seller not a trader so it would be unfair to mess him around for your personal enjoyment.

    Seems though the car has had a lot of work done for 44,000 miles including full gearbox re-build, I would run a mile from it....



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    Conor

    Conor Senior Member

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    Yea fair enough.. I guess it is wishful thinking the guy is a friendly enthusiast and for a fellow enthusiast might oblige. Wishful thinking.
     
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    Conor

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    .. And I also suspect it will be around for a while at that money. In fairness, it does look mint though! Those wheels don't do it any favours either.
     
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    Don't do it Conor. I went for a ride in @ajlsl600 's one before he sold it and have hankered after one ever since. Andy's was lower mileage than that one and could not have been more pampered and I'm sure he sold it for far less.
     
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    To be honest, you have no inention of buying it, you just want a bit of fun, then you are taking the p**s.
    Dont waste the owners time or your own.
     
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    I think that would be a bit cheeky Conor. I would be very miffed if people just came around to joy ride using my fuel and my time just for a wind up. :mad:
     
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    I'd not even noticed until you pointed it out :)
     
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    You could stalk him conor , park close enuff to walk past where its parked and admire it , he may come out and engage you then you can swoon and he may take you out in it ( yes im joking )
     
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    Best avoid if anyone was thinking about it,

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    Wow me neither, might explain all the works carried out subsequently!

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    As above , gearbox rebuild at 44k ....Madre de dios :shock::shock::shock:
     
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    He might just call the Police pal :D
     
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    Are we allowed to test drive cars during lockdown?
     
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    The phrase thats guaranteed a giggle, No Time Wasters . Does anybody really think that a time waster is going to read that and then think, oh well I wont bother. When I see that phrase in an ad I usually assume the vehicle is being sold by a chancer and tend to rule it out.
     
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    Or you could be up-front about it, and tell him you live nearby and would love to have a look at a real one.
    You never know ... he might appreciate your obvious honesty.
     
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    Sold mine to first guy to look was 03 and. If I remember correct 32k miles. Never damaged and think 19500 or 19000. Was without doubt best car I will likely ever own. But with that comes the likely hood or eye watering bills. I got lucky there.dont buy one that's been bent. Wait look.
     
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    I wonder how your going to get round the social distancing issue ?

    If he was let's say lenient with his keys you could have an entertaining test drive in your hopefully sanitised car.

    Hopefully the wobbly front has been well glued on :)
     
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    There was a CEO of a large Motor Group on the TV the other day, can't remember which one, who said yes you can. From there side they sanitise the car, you then do the demo and then they sanitise the car afterwards. :)

    As far as being accompanied by a Salesman during the demo I don't know, unless they allow you to go on your own which would be relatively unlikely. Not sure what happens there :rolleyes:
     

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