looking to buy a MK2 MR2, any advice?

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Re: looking to buy a MK2 MR2, any advice?

Post by TonyleFrog » 13/01/18 1:00

novinno wrote:
12/01/18 21:02
Tony.

Isn't the MOT Test Number exactly that ? - or the number on the MOT certificate ? According to the listings the test centre location appears no longer available, I'm not sure how you concluded that the failure and subsequent pass tests were at different garages., but maybe I am missing something ?
You're right: too much Merlot leads to loss of Focus focus... ;) :rolleyes:
Doesn't detract from my main point about the remarkable speed with which the corrosion was repaired (?) though.
novinno wrote:
12/01/18 21:02
I must agree with you about the MOT history of this car though. It definitely suggests that rust has been a substantial problem in the life of the car and could well be so at this point in time.
There is no substitute for getting down and dirty to look closely at the underpinnings.
One good reason for never buying a car when it' p*****g down with rain (or after dark) .
And always take a torch to illuminate the hard to see bits irrespective of the time of day or weather conditions.
novinno wrote:
12/01/18 21:02
Unless the purchaser is entirely happy with the condition of the car when he sees it on Sunday I would advise him to walk away with his money intact.
Yep. Hopefully no consideration has yet passed between the contracting parties.
novinno wrote:
12/01/18 21:02
I think we all know that rust repairs to a good standard are expensive, often in fact costing more than the value of the car. Maybe a Mk2 owner near to the seller, and buyer apparently, could accompany him and cast his eyes over it ?
That would be my advice. I can think of one member who may be around 35-40 minutes from the seller's location.
novinno wrote:
12/01/18 21:02
There are several around just now and patience in finding a nice example would be greatly rewarded. It took me many months and hundreds of miles to eventually find mine way back in 2006 and it was and still is a truly super example. :D
Same year I got my first one. I didn't have to travel far though. :)
A 200 yard stroll to the garage at the foot of the hill where I lived.
I actually first saw it when walking home from a trip to the local Post Office.

It was In very good nick until I took it for a bath... :crybaby:
I would probably still have it now had that not happened.
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Re: looking to buy a MK2 MR2, any advice?

Post by MR2TRACKER » 14/01/18 14:25

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Re: looking to buy a MK2 MR2, any advice?

Post by Andrew1980 » 14/01/18 20:50

I would be surprised ifvthe rust on the drivers side sill does not go all the way through and on the nearside rear wheel arch, but maybe im just bitter that it did on mine. Apparently rust on sills tends to come from the inside out.

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Re: looking to buy a MK2 MR2, any advice?

Post by novinno » 15/01/18 7:42

Unfortunately the desire to own an MR2 often overcomes the reality of the car's condition and for any advice asked for and given.

The very best of luck to the buyer.

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Re: looking to buy a MK2 MR2, any advice?

Post by MR2TRACKER » 15/01/18 8:29

For £680 I reckon it was a steal and it seems relatively solid, I don't mind a project if it comes to that since I would be going right through it anyways luckily for me we have a garage with all the bits and bobs to crack on with the work if its needed :D

Gonna get a tarp down and a cover over it within the next week to try and prevent any further damage/rust before taking it in the garage to mainly start on the sills then see what else needs doing from there :)

Also has a brand new set of tyres on it which I didn't realise til I got home so thats always a bonus, even though I will be getting 17s they'll be good to have about...

On a last note I wont shy away from the project since that land rover in the background has half the chassis falling off, no clutch and god knows what else :laughing

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Re: looking to buy a MK2 MR2, any advice?

Post by MRHAPPY62 » 15/01/18 17:21

MR2TRACKER wrote:
15/01/18 8:29
For £680 I reckon it was a steal and it seems relatively solid, I don't mind a project if it comes to that since I would be going right through it anyways luckily for me we have a garage with all the bits and bobs to crack on with the work if its needed :D
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Re: looking to buy a MK2 MR2, any advice?

Post by G MR2 Turbo » 16/01/18 0:15

Enjoy the car. Enjoy ownership and everything that goes with it.

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Re: looking to buy a MK2 MR2, any advice?

Post by Tallboy » 16/01/18 14:13

Looks like a nice standard car in need of a little TLC :-) great colour to
MK2 REV3 NA R.I.P
MK2 REV3 95 TURBO R.I.P
MK2 REV4 NA R.I.P
MK2 REV3 96 TURBO
MK2 REV3 NA AUTO
Then there were 5 lol!

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