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Jan

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About Jan

  • Birthday 09/24/1954

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    Super Spec with Rover 2Ltr Engine
  • Full name
    Yan

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Canvey Island, Essex
  • Interests
    7s<br />Light Aircraft PPL Fixed Wing<br />Parascending<br />Ham Radio<br />Motor Cycling<br />

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  1. Nice !! Im in the process of doing our cloakroom, I hope it turns out better than that, At least the concrete floor shouldnt peel up
  2. Jan

    Stone Guards

    I’m looking for a pair of Titanium (Gold) finish stone guards for the rear arches, The exhaust has been burning the arch as it was too close, now I have 2 black marks (an understatement) and the only way I can think of covering them up is with stone guards. Unless someone knows better Thanks all
  3. Jan

    Vauxhal Tigra

    Well in the end my daughter is going to Dudley on Saturday to buy the car, after many emails we managed to beat them down by 650 get all the jobs sorted, two new front tyres,a 3 year service, and 12 months network Q warranty. Thanks to everyone who took the time to comment, now have one very happy daughter lol just have to sell her "Y" reg Fiesta now
  4. Well in the end my daughter is going to Dudley on Saturday to buy the car, after many emails we managed to beat them down by 650 get all the jobs sorted, two new front tyres,a 3 year service, and 12 months network Q warranty. Thanks to everyone who took the time to comment, now have one very happy daughter lol just have to sell her "Y" reg Fiesta now

  5. Jan

    Vauxhal Tigra

    :rofl: Brilliant comment :rofl: I like your style
  6. Jan

    Vauxhal Tigra

    Hi Chris Thank you for such a detailed reply, it was fascinating to read what the future will be bringing, I reckon you could earn a fortune on ebay with all those samples lol, No really that was most interesting and enlightening and a pleasure to read, thank you for taking the time to write it all. As far as getting a sample of the oil, that will be a bit of a problem as the car is about 170 Miles away and if I ask the dealer to take a sample and send it to me he will think I have completely lost the plot or taking the ****s and how would I know it was from that car. It does at least give me some good news though, maybe if I can still knock them down a bit on the price it will make one daughter a very happy young lady, its bad enough every month let alone having to tell her not to buy a car she loves. lol Thanks very much for the information Jan
  7. Jan

    Vauxhal Tigra

    Thanks Gary I must say that my gut feeling all along is to walk away, Im stuck between a rock & a hard place, No to the dealer and No to my daughter lol. I am trying to find the previous owner to ask if they ever had any kind of service done by an independent garage etc. I have just spoken to the warranty company and they say that as long as it is serviced regularly from when we have it then the car will be covered (Hard to believe) but I have taken her name so I know who to shout at if any claim is rejected. This is all becoming a headache lol Thanks Again
  8. Jan

    Vauxhal Tigra

    Thanks Mowerman, I'm the same, I like to change oil & filter regular but I think the owner of this Tigra must have just driven it and if the dash didn't say change then she didn't. We have been trying to find her to ask if she had it done elsewhere but no luck finding her yet. Dealers have come back with a better offer but still not what we are offering, I will have to do the walk away trick, see if that works.
  9. Jan

    Vauxhal Tigra

    Well it didn't look too bad that I could see but I hadn't got my glasses with me so up close I was at a disadvantage, colour wasn't too black, I think at the time I was just shocked to see rust around the dip stick tube, never seen that before. Jan
  10. Jan

    Vauxhal Tigra

    Hi Nick, Well I suppose in theory the car could do 20K in a year so in a way the only problem is the age of the oil, maybe if it was Fully Synthetic it could be OK, oh listen to me Im starting to make excuses to buy the car lol Jan
  11. Jan

    Vauxhal Tigra

    Hi Andy My thoughts too, but try explaining that to a daughter who wants a yellow convertible lol
  12. Jan

    Vauxhal Tigra

    Hi Gary Yes I've done that at a local dealer and found the dealer who originally sold it, Both said 20,000 or 12 Months whichever sooner. The original dealer who sold it from New said that they only saw the car once in July 2008 when it came in for warranty work, ABS problem, and never had the car in for service. I know that modern oils have improved but cant help thinking that any internal engine damage could have already occurred but not shown its ugly head yet. All my instincts are saying leave it well alone but my Daughter has fallen in love with it. I shall carry on digging and see what I come up with. Thanks for the comments (Keep em coming) lol Jan
  13. Jan

    Vauxhal Tigra

    I try to do that myself where possible too, I would like to be able to talk the the previous owner to ask if they had it done by someone other than a main dealer really. I made a note of her name from the owners book but cant remember the street address, only the town. My daughter has virtually made her mind up she wants the car but I still have my doubts, she thinks I keep finding things wrong with the cars she looks at, must be a Father Daughter thing lol. Anyway in the end its up to her so I can only advise, otherwise I will be in trouble:spiteful: Thanks to all for the comments Jan
  14. Jan

    Vauxhal Tigra

    Thanks Steve, The dealer had offered to do a 3rd Year service on the car and supply an AA Gold Warranty for 12 Months from purchase. I was even more concerned that when I tried to take the dipstick out to have a look at the state and level of the oil it took me 3 attempts, the stick was almost rusted in, which is hard to believe as the top bit is made of plastic. I didnt have my glasses on so didnt see a lot of detail. Its priced up at a bit above Glasses guide for retail price, will try to know them down a bit more if I can. Thanks again Jan
  15. Jan

    Vauxhal Tigra

    Hi, I know this has nothing to do with Hoods but, My Daughter wants to buy a Vauxhall Tigra 1.4i twin top, We looked at one in a dealers yesterday and its a 2007 model and only done 19,000 miles, I have looked everywhere (Almost) to find out when its first service should be. All I can find is that its service schedule is 20,000 so is it feasible that its not due for its first service yet at least for another 1000 miles? Surely not !! I looked in the service book for the car and NO Stamps in the history. The dealer was 170 miles each way so I want to make sure before any commitment to buy is made. Thanks everyone Regards Jan
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