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... That’s what British Car Auctions is all about. I had a maximum budget of £4000 which I was willing to spend on a decent car. I went to my local Vauxhall (Network Q) and Ford dealers and they essentially told me to go away because their prices started from about £4500 upwards. Vauxhall ... Read review

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Community Level 5Gwenick

Gwenick

Jaws of Death

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Disadvantagessee op

"...have the opportunity. That’s what British Car Auctions is all about. I had a maximum budget of £4000 which I was willing to spend on a decent car. I went to my local Vauxhall (Network Q) and Ford dealers and they essentially told me to go away because their prices started from about £4500 upwards. Vauxhall told me it was because their cars were warranted, mark this point, as we shall return to it later. So there I was, £4000 to spend, and being ..." Read review
21.11.2001

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Car Auctions

AdvantagesVast choice

DisadvantagesEasy to pick up a duffer! Payment options limited

"I'm a veteran of the car auctions and I will share some of my knowledge and opinions with you. Statement You can save loadsa money! Truth. Only on forecourt prices which are over the top anyway Advice. If you go to an auction go with someone who knows the score or you'll be sorry. You'll see lots of dealers there who will be looking for the cream to sell off their forecourts. If they swarm around it it's worth bidding on. Remember that ..." Read review
16.08.2003

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Community Level 1whiskeyand...

whiskeyandcoke

Under the hammer...

AdvantagesSome bargains to be had

DisadvantagesSome dodgy cars to be had!

"It could quite easily have been my worst nightmare, or so i thought.... Having heard about car auctions i was very curious as to what all the fuss is about, and more to the point, if a normal person with reasonable car knowledge could drive away with a bargin. Talking last week to someone who goes, and bombarding him with questions, he finally gave in and took me along with him on the friday. His only advice before we left was, "Dont take ANY ..." Read review
02.04.2001

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Community Level 2FrasierCrane

FrasierCrane

Fair Service

AdvantagesWide choice; quick purchase

DisadvantagesMany duffers; few great bargains

"Firstly, Derrrrrrr's review here is useful and hints at the very many pitfalls of auction buying. Having said that a key factor for me is that the traders also buy their cars/vans at auction and sell from fancy forecourts with the same faults. The difference might be that you get a warranty but then again you might skip the expensive warranty on that late low mileage shiny 1 owner... that is missing a cooling fan. I'm always surpirsed how expensive ..." Read review
19.11.2004

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Community Level 2steven37

steven37

buying vehicles from auctions

Advantagescheaper cars

Disadvantagesno test drives

"i worked at a car auction site for over 18 years, can i just say to everyone thinking of buying cars through auctions be very careful as to what your buying. if its your first time always look around notice what happens and always try to find out as much info about them as possible. in my time i have seen some lovely cars going through auctions but i have seen some really bad ones as well. remember when buying at auction you dont get warranties with ..." Read review
22.12.2004

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