For reasons too boring to list here we've been on the lookout for a 2nd car just for a runaround recently. Lots for sale but always something wrong ie too big, too much rust, too much like a Vauxhall!!! but today we thought we had found the ideal car.
Advertised in the local rag...2002 Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec Silver. plus phone number. Phones him up, turns out he lives about 6 houses down the road from us and I've known him for years.
Nips down the road and have a quick look round, seems ok apart from a couple of small rust spots and quite a nasty looking bash on a rear door. 75000 on the clock but MOT runs out in a couple of weeks as does the Road Tax.
He says to take it a run and we'll speak money after. Drove ok. Gets back and I ask him how much he's looking for. He waffled about saying he should have checked on the internet first to see how much they were going for and how much did I want to pay!!!
I told him I didn't want to insult him but the first thing I would have to do would be to stick a years tax on it £170 and MOT it at least £50 so taking that into account I offered him £500!!!
You would have thought I asked to sleep with his Mrs!!! He looked shocked and stunned and mumbled something about wanting a bit more than that for it but STILL DIDN'T COME WITH A PRICE!!!
Was I being a bit cheap? Do I look bothered? There'll be another one along shortly.