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T3 Caravelle found - 1 owner

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by KahunaKombi, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. robbie0810

    robbie0810 Member

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    Wow, I thought ours was a bargain - that's unbelievable! Hope the new owners look after it.
     
  2. tombi

    tombi Member

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    What is official" VW" for povo blue?
     
  3. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Medium Blue
     
  4. Citrus Poisoning

    Citrus Poisoning New Member

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  5. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    who in their right mind takes a photo of their vehicle in a picture on a computer screen. Or is it sales genius :)
     
  6. Citrus Poisoning

    Citrus Poisoning New Member

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    Haha maybe his wife told him to sell it, so he made this ad and said 'its on Gumtree dear ' in the knowledge that it'd never sell ;-)
     
  7. wirrah

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    And it probably has a 5 digit odometer in any case!
     
  8. Citrus Poisoning

    Citrus Poisoning New Member

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    Yeah that's what I was thinking, but he swears that it's legitimate and that an old bloke bought it new and drove it once a week or something.

    I'll just add it to my list of items to check when I look at it this weekend :)
     
  9. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    Report back on how you go. :)
     
  10. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If it is, indeed, that good I wouldn't be waiting until the weekend......
    Lots of unscrupulous types out there (with access to this thread) that will gazump you......o_O
    Its happened before & it'll happen again,......unfortunately one of the risks of putting up info. for folks to comment on.
    At least call the seller & confirm that he'll hold it until you inspect it... a long shot for some.
    Good luck !!
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  11. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Wise words from that young bloke, who posts as Oldman. ;)
    So the "One Owner", was the previous owner, or the one before that?:rolleyes:
     
  12. Citrus Poisoning

    Citrus Poisoning New Member

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    Haha good point grant, but I get the impression that he is selling it for the 'original' owner. But I could be wrong.

    To be honest guys, it's most likely that I won't buy this car. Just finance situation right now. I will however still have a look at it, even though it's a fair drive from the G town to Hamilton.

    I will report back as asked. If anyone is interested in it, I can get him to hold it, and I could possibly organise the sale and transport within reason(if you trust a random bloke on the forum).

    I will take my father along or at least talk to him by phone while viewing it, as he owned and worked on two t3s, before enough kids moved out to allow him to buy the land rover he always wanted :)

    Will also follow the t3 checklist.

    Honestly think it could be a scam. He sent me 2 of the same photo as on his ad when I asked for more. :/ ...but will look into that as well.

    Thanks for your opinions as well
     
  13. seano

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    If you've ever been to Hamilton, Victoria then you'll know that genius is an interesting choice for a word...

    I'm guessing utter ineptitude or incapacity over scam...
     
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  14. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Scams don't usually allow you to arrange a time to personally inspect the non existant (or owned by someone else), vehicle in the ad pic. :rolleyes:

    Keen to hear about your viewing.... please take plenty of pics! :)
     
  15. syncro

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    Maybe he just gets to inspect the computer screen.
     
  16. Citrus Poisoning

    Citrus Poisoning New Member

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    Hahahaha one fact tells the whole story. ... The sump plug was siliconed over. A long time ago. I'll give a full report when I get home:) but needless to say, won't be buying it.....
     
  17. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Yes but did he use genuine Volkswagen silicone?:D
     
  18. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Must be painful, taking the engine apart, and sucking out the oil every 5,000kms, just to do the oil change ......:rolleyes:
     
  19. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    You dont need to change oil, just top up when the old stuff is all burned up :)
     
  20. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    At least it doesn't leak all over your driveway from the sump plug.......;)
     

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