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End of life car options

Discussion in 'General Cars' started by Steve, 16 Jun 2019.

  1. Steve

    Steve

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    No, i'm not dying, the car is.

    Its a peugeot 207 on an 07 plate. It has the following issues:

    Front wheel knocking when going round bends
    Strong smell of fumes when stationery, suspect exhaust leak.
    Oil leak on water pump, expensive to fix (had this for 3 mots but getting worse now)
    Issue with idling speed, sometimes ok, sometimes jumps from 750 to 1500, sometimes cuts out.
    Possibly linked to timing chain having read faults p0366 and p11a8 from the obd port.
    Handbrake getting alarmingly ineffective. Have to leave it in gear.
    Key fob not working, and key falling out of fob.

    It has done 90k miles and frankly isnt worth spending the money putting the above faults right. Chucking good money after bad.

    However, money is tight and we could do with another cheap runaround. What is my best option to dispose of the peugeot for maximum return?

    Thanks
     
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  3. EddieM

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    Don't buy another French car, how about a Toyota? or a Hyundai.
     
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  4. Iamchamps

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    You will probably get £100 scrap for that and struggle to sell it for anymore with all the problems. You could scrap and put that towards another second hand car or go for one of those trade in deals where they give you money off a new car for scrapping your old. Both situations won’t really help but there is no other option I can see.
     
  5. EddieM

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    You may get some scrap value, but you may have to pay for it to be scrapped. Sorry it's sounds on the face of it worthless. Sorry, not trying to be mean.
     
  6. securespark

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    We've just got a 2002 Mitsubishi Space Star and it's great!

    Bit older than the 207, but easy to work on. Apparently one of the easiest cambelt changes in the industry, it has a non-interference engine so if it snaps your engine doesn't wave bye-bye. It has been very reliable for the previous (and first) owner with only tyres, brakes, servicing etc.... to deal with.

    https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classi...y New&onesearchad=Used&postcode=sk71dl&page=1

    Or if you want something a bit newer in design:

    https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classi...Nearly New&onesearchad=New&radius=1500&page=1
     
  7. cwhaley

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    Never heard of scrap yards charging to scrap vehicles! That's terrible!

    I'd take off the parts you think you can sell on, then scrap it. An older relative in the family had a Rover 400 last year. We took off the radio, wingmirrors and alarm system and got night on £100 for that, then the local scrappy picked it up for £100.
     
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    Fyi i had an old 07 plate Kia Cee'd for a little while, it was a diesel with 190k on it, didnt smoke still delivered 60mpg and ran perfect, failed MOT on discs n pads which i replaced myself in about 40mins. sold it for 700 sheets. It was a clean tidy reliable car.

    Dont EVER get another french car.
     
  9. Nige F

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    I had one of those - the poxy thing - valvetrain packed up in warranty luckily - got shot and bought a Vaux. Corsa with " our ownership " called Lifetime:rolleyes: warranty. 5 years old now, Handbrake, water pump, coil pack under warranty so far. I'll report back @ 10 years old.;)
     
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  11. Thomasthepiperson

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    When the cost of repairing it exceeds the value of the car, just scrap it. It sounds barely road worthy.
     
  12. EddieM

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    Not necessarily.
     
  13. Thomasthepiperson

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    My car is 9 years old, and is in good condition for its age. I am tempted to go for a newer car with better fuel consumption
     
  14. EddieM

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    Mines 15 years old, not worth anything but in good nick, so it's worth something to me, which is why it gets a little bit spent on it, but economically speaking, anything that needs repairing on it make it a technical write off.
     
  15. Djangobanjo

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    Love my i10. Bigger cars are available!

    My 14 year old Chevy Lacetti Estate just had its first thing go wrong - coolant was leaking out, £50 for RAC to fix it. But anything much more and it will be hardly worth fixing.
     
  16. EddieM

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    Well... I would argue that the first thing that went wrong with it was on the drawing board, I've driven one of those horrors, is the back end of the car actually attached to the front end, as the one I drove seemed remarkably...... articulated.
     
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  17. Djangobanjo

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    yeah, not the best car in the world, but I needed a cheap estate that i could get all my camping gear + family in, and this was what was available!
    It's been a faithful and hard working car, and hardly complained.
     
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