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Old 27 February 2010, 11:45   #1
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Bying a pick up in UK

Am to buy a pick up in UK within next two weeks as have 6 boats to tow from Poole to Immingham, already been three times in UK this year spening quite a few hundreds quids in car rentals.

Been looking at Autotrader and there are lot of pickups available there.

Am looking at spending approx 4.000 pounds.

Need advicec what is common offer on UK car delaing i.e. how much shall I offer if set price is 3.500 ?

Opinions what to go for Mitshubishi Warrior, Nissan Narvana or Toyota double cab ?

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Old 27 February 2010, 11:50   #2
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All depends on the condition and if your happy with it?
Obviously you'd like a bit knocking off anyway.

Have you considered getting someone to deliver the boats for you?
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Old 27 February 2010, 12:01   #3
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Yes, I have but looking at all aspects how often I am in UK every year, have facility in Slough to keep the car (so only 15-20 minutes from Heathrow) last year I spent around 3 grands on rent a car.

This year more travelings so nicer to have your own car to drive, also my boys want to going places in UK so again there not bad investment.

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Parkers or glsses guide should give you a good idea of prices as will autotrader and piston heads.
Just don't meet anyone in a laybe with an emvelope full of cash!
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This is a monster of a sale Bogi.

http://www.british-car-auctions.co.u...he-car-auction.

The Commercial sale can be around 300 vehicles. There will be plenty of pick-ups of the type your seeking on offer. BCA are the biggest auction co. in the UK and extremely professional. Go with 'Direct' entries not 'trade'. Direct will come from main-dealer part exchange vehicles, large companies and rental co.s. Beware of the buyer indemnity, for the 'private' buyer, it's quite hefty.

Blackbushe is very near Slough.
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Just don't meet anyone in a laybe with an emvelope full of cash!
End in Tears, did it, Chewy?
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Got that advice from DVLA...... too

I am allowed to own vehicle in UK as long as I provide them with address where the car will be kept .....

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My personal preferance would be for the Toyota, they appear a little more expensive than the others but there is probably good reason for that.

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Bogi, FWIW, the grey wagon that crossed Iceland twice with Donegaldan was an L200, basically a Warrior with the bells off. He'd like a Toyota if someone else was paying for it . Since he got back, the total parts needed for the L200 has been a battery, and I blame the inflatible mattress for that - the wussy

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End in Tears, did it, Chewy?
Yeh turned out to be a dogging hotspot, swings and round abouts.
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