How Much Is It Worth?
Posted 31 October 2009 - 07:31 PM
will return to minis eventually but need something a bit more modern and quicker! not a motorway car and ive just moved to the midlands from the south!
Anyways. Ive had it since 2005 and it had 2 previous owners. the old lady I bought it off just used it to go shopping in once a week! i think it had 34000 miles on the clock when i bought it. Its now at 49000.
Interior and engine are original, Ive added chrome bumpers, wheel arches, wing mirrors and some hella spotlamps (not wired in, they just look nice!)
I didnt drive it whilst I was at uni, and when I finished my course this summer I had it looked over by a mechanic and (forgive me if this doesnt make sense! copying it from his description of the problems!) it had oil change, points adjusted, tappets set, suspension all greased up, new bottom hose, new bypass hose, new front tyres, new passenger side track rod end, wiring done for cd head unit.
car has been on the road since and hasnt let me down, it's taken me from basingstoke to nottingham and back several times and to and from work.
I will say it is pinking a bit when in low gears and low revs, but i guess the timing just needs adjusting and its being run on unleaded with additives. I think it also needs a new fuse box (around £20) as the fuse which is on the dashlight and rear lights circuit is having intermittent problems (noticed it maybe once this month, where I just had to open bonnet and fiddle with the connection til it worked)
There is however a bit of a problem right now though! last saturday I drove to work no problem, and when I tried to drive it at lunch time, the clutch seemed to have a problem. now i haven had it looked at yet so ill just describe it. basically the bite point was almost immediately off the floor of the car and unless I was revving hard it wanted to stall. the gear stick became incredibly stiff to change into gear and eventually, half way home, it became so difficult to get it into 1st to move away that I was pulling away in 3rd or even 4th on a hill. the car judders when it goes into gear and seems to try and move even when i dont have my foot on the gas, i.e. when I was braking in traffic I had to press it hard as I could feel the car still trying to move.
Now I told myself that if I had a major problem with minims I'd sell him on because Im going travelling soon and need the money and as I said before ive now moved to nottingham so need a car thatll cope better with motorways.
If anyone can offer me advice about my problem, or if theres a mechanic in the nottingham area willing to diagnose it and fix it so that I can then sell it.
tax runs out in december, mot runs out in august.
Posted 31 October 2009 - 07:32 PM
Posted 31 October 2009 - 07:48 PM
If it isn't then it may just be a clutch issue which is fairly easy to sort.
Posted 31 October 2009 - 09:51 PM
Posted 01 November 2009 - 05:39 PM
anyone willing to take a look?
Posted 01 November 2009 - 05:42 PM
Posted 01 November 2009 - 06:28 PM
Posted 01 November 2009 - 06:30 PM
Posted 05 November 2009 - 12:50 PM
And I have service history and the piece of czrpet missing from the drivers side is in the boot!
Edited by stirx, 05 November 2009 - 12:51 PM.
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