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madasafish

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Re: Have found and reserved 2013 ES plus cvt auto 7 gear!
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2023, 02:00:25 PM »
I have bought lots of cars w/o service histories.
But I do lots of research on weak spots so know what I am looking for.

If the MOT history is OK with few advisories, that is a   good sign of regular maintenance..
Repeated advisories on rust/tyres/oil leaks  shout penny pinching, and a don't give a #### attitude. I run away.

Unreliable cars should only ever be bought with warranty and FSH. Eg Fords, VW, Vauxhall, BMW, Mercedes, Nissan,all French, All US. Carp cars - eg Jeeps - should be avoided at all costs..

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Re: Have found and reserved 2013 ES plus cvt auto 7 gear!
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2023, 03:20:40 PM »
My Fabia has had 2 MOT failures in its life. One in 2016, Nearside Rear Stop lamp not working.
One in 2019, Offside Rear Stop lamp(s) not working. Must be a design fault.  ;D

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Re: Have found and reserved 2013 ES plus cvt auto 7 gear!
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2023, 04:48:29 PM »
Hi Peeps, and those since last post. Well, had rather nice test drive for an hour, inc motorway and roads with speed bumps. No rattles or any unexpected noises from anywhere.
Auto engine totally spot on. Paddles rather easy to use & gave 'gear' no in display. Cruise also for few miles inc uphill and no speed loss.
Double checked few other bits confirming averythjng in good working order, inc vsa, headlight level setting, rear magic seats. Spare tyre, screw, tools, jack. No damp spots etc. So, just see if prof inspection reveals owt, if not, definite purchase.
Although only hour drive, relief on my my left leg was massive. No stiff knee, or hip, able to sit higher position than currently able for past 2 yrs at least, due to clutch. Driving auto much more enjoyable.
Full checks made already, total car check (premium/gold Report gave everything about car) even gave link to auction sale, & inc pics of damage which looks like caused by low speed impact. Report very detailed.
Will honda be able to obtain service history, even if done at independent garage? But eitherway, car actually little better than expected from driving seat and all round.

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Re: Have found and reserved 2013 ES plus cvt auto 7 gear!
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2023, 05:49:17 PM »
My Fabia has had 2 MOT failures in its life. One in 2016, Nearside Rear Stop lamp not working.
One in 2019, Offside Rear Stop lamp(s) not working. Must be a design fault.  ;D

Built in expiration issues...  ;D

Anyway, common rule about pairs: If one blows, do both because prolly is the other one already lined  up for... expiration. This goes especially for head lights..

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Re: Have found and reserved 2013 ES plus cvt auto 7 gear!
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2023, 05:59:37 PM »
Hi Peeps, and those since last post. Well, had rather nice test drive for an hour, inc motorway and roads with speed bumps. No rattles or any unexpected noises from anywhere.
Auto engine totally spot on. Paddles rather easy to use & gave 'gear' no in display. Cruise also for few miles inc uphill and no speed loss.
Double checked few other bits confirming averythjng in good working order, inc vsa, headlight level setting, rear magic seats. Spare tyre, screw, tools, jack. No damp spots etc. So, just see if prof inspection reveals owt, if not, definite purchase.
Although only hour drive, relief on my my left leg was massive. No stiff knee, or hip, able to sit higher position than currently able for past 2 yrs at least, due to clutch. Driving auto much more enjoyable.
Full checks made already, total car check (premium/gold Report gave everything about car) even gave link to auction sale, & inc pics of damage which looks like caused by low speed impact. Report very detailed.
Will honda be able to obtain service history, even if done at independent garage? But eitherway, car actually little better than expected from driving seat and all round.

Appears you have carried out due diligence, I hope everything is OK at the inspection and you enjoy your new car.

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Re: Have found and reserved 2013 ES plus cvt auto 7 gear!
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2023, 07:11:51 PM »
It sounds like a nice car. I hope the professional inspection goes well and you get it. Here's wishing you all the best.

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Re: Have found and reserved 2013 ES plus cvt auto 7 gear!
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2023, 08:01:51 PM »

Will honda be able to obtain service history, even if done at independent garage?
 

Doubt if Honda will be able to obtain any information on any work done outside the Honda "system".

When I bought a (one owner from new) BMW Mini from my employer I had to go to the BMW garages that actually carried the services for them to stamp the book. They could see on their system where and what work had been carried out but were not allowed to stamp / sign for any work they had not done, even though the other garage was just a different branch of the same business.
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Re: Have found and reserved 2013 ES plus cvt auto 7 gear!
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2023, 11:52:37 AM »
Many thanks again for all replies. Done as much pre preparation, due diligence and inspects as possible to date. Even going as far as enhancing pics of tyres to check make and years of production before initial viewing! Bridgestone 2018s . Tread still very good in person. Only other bits were obviously stone chips to bonnet and scratches expected with 9-10 yr old car.
Cheers, Jocko. So do we!
And as fir previous service history, thought might be reality and only able to give if done at 1 of their dealers.
Got weekend to clear as much as able out of current car, without jumping gun but no reason why my mechanics inspection should throw anything up.
Also sort insurance changeover, breakdown cover changeover,  and tax and parking permit! Cheers again all.

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Re: Have found and reserved 2013 ES plus cvt auto 7 gear!
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2023, 12:10:30 PM »
...Sounds like you've done a lot more prep/work than I would've!  :o
Hope it all works out  :)
MY22 Jazz EX - Sunlight W

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Re: Have found and reserved 2013 ES plus cvt auto 7 gear!
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2023, 01:07:55 PM »
 ;D Only cos it cat n...and that went as far as could with couple others but were in 8k for 2010/11 jazz!

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