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Old 06-01-2020, 21:42   #1
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Hi all, after selling my escort cosworth I'm thinking of coming back to the Evo fold, I used to own an Evo 9 years ago which I loved and only sold it to purchase a house. I'm currently looking at Evo 6's and spotted a pyranese black one for sale on eBay, this would be my preferred colour. Has anyone viewed this car, does anything stand out from the pics or advert that would put people off, I've asked a few questions from the seller who is a trader, he says that it has a boost guage on the dash which is stuck on not screwed, it also has an electronic rpm gauge in front of the Speedo, would these out you off? It also has a missing front splitter in the pics but he says it now has one fitted. Is the price about right? Any help would be much appreciated.

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Old 07-01-2020, 01:19   #2
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think he used to trade under another name, not sure he is a respected trader. i wont slate him as i havent dealt with him personally bur read carefuly. id be more inclined to look in the classifieds on here and bide my time. you will know when the right car comes up
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Old 07-01-2020, 05:26   #3
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None of what you say would out me off that car.
You do need to go into the deal, however, in the knowledge that you'll probably get no after sales customer service. Basically think of it as a "private sale" and "sold as seen". That's the mindset I'd take into this, anyway...
Looking at the condition of the car, it looks in really good shape. The photo of the AYC pipes gives an indication that this car is *absolutely solid* underneath. Which really is the only thing that "can't be fixed" if you find one that is rotting from the inside out, like most do in the UK.
Everything else can be repaired, if it fails.
Best thing to do would be to go and view it and take a test drive. Only then will you get a realistic impression of the car. I wouldn't trust the description of it being "tight" and "rattle free", and I'd definitely expect to have to sort some gremlins out on my own after purchase, but saying that, you may get a pleasant surprise with after sales support. Just don't count on it.
Remember to budget another £500 for a "proper" rustproofing treatment after purchase. It'd be really upsetting to see such a solid car exposed to UK weather that will eventually rot it out without having the chassis rails cavity waxed, and a good layer of protection under the wheel arches, etc.
Also budget for a full cambelt kit change, including tensioners, etc, and a proper full inspection of mechanicals from an Evo specialist would be highly recommended. These things aren't just buy and forget, as a 20 year old, auctioned, then imported car, it'll need some care and attention "somewhere".

I say all these things from having a long history of Evo ownership and having bought my own Evo VI fresh import from an "independent dealer" in late 2018.

Good luck matey.
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Old 07-01-2020, 07:20   #4
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I wonder how accurate the mileage is likely to be ie "86,000 genuine miles"? Wouldn't the odometer still show in kms? Has a kms to mph conversion been done? There is no mention of an MOT. I wonder if it has a cat or not? Have they offered to show you the import papers with car history etc?

But if the pics genuinely tell the whole story, it does look exceptionally clean underneath :-)
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Old 07-01-2020, 07:51   #5
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I also enquired about that car, seller seemed helpful enough, he sent me pictures of the car along with the auction sheet, as said the splitter is missing and he told me he had an after market splitter for it waiting to be fitted
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Old 07-01-2020, 11:11   #6
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I also enquired about that car, seller seemed helpful enough, he sent me pictures of the car along with the auction sheet, as said the splitter is missing and he told me he had an after market splitter for it waiting to be fitted
Any reason you didn't buy it?
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None of what you say would out me off that car.
You do need to go into the deal, however, in the knowledge that you'll probably get no after sales customer service. Basically think of it as a "private sale" and "sold as seen". That's the mindset I'd take into this, anyway...
Looking at the condition of the car, it looks in really good shape. The photo of the AYC pipes gives an indication that this car is *absolutely solid* underneath. Which really is the only thing that "can't be fixed" if you find one that is rotting from the inside out, like most do in the UK.
Everything else can be repaired, if it fails.
Best thing to do would be to go and view it and take a test drive. Only then will you get a realistic impression of the car. I wouldn't trust the description of it being "tight" and "rattle free", and I'd definitely expect to have to sort some gremlins out on my own after purchase, but saying that, you may get a pleasant surprise with after sales support. Just don't count on it.
Remember to budget another £500 for a "proper" rustproofing treatment after purchase. It'd be really upsetting to see such a solid car exposed to UK weather that will eventually rot it out without having the chassis rails cavity waxed, and a good layer of protection under the wheel arches, etc.
Also budget for a full cambelt kit change, including tensioners, etc, and a proper full inspection of mechanicals from an Evo specialist would be highly recommended. These things aren't just buy and forget, as a 20 year old, auctioned, then imported car, it'll need some care and attention "somewhere".

I say all these things from having a long history of Evo ownership and having bought my own Evo VI fresh import from an "independent dealer" in late 2018.

Good luck matey.
Thanks for the great advice mate, sounds like the car is worth a look. Any idea roughly how much an indy would charge for a cambelt kit change and check over?
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Thanks for the great advice mate, sounds like the car is worth a look. Any idea roughly how much an indy would charge for a cambelt kit change and check over?
I thought the ad said that a cambelt change had been done? It's pretty easy to see whether the belt looks new or old.
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I thought the ad said that a cambelt change had been done? It's pretty easy to see whether the belt looks new or old.
No I don't think it says it has been changed, only says the car has been serviced. I think the belt is hidden under a cover so not easy to inspect.
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No I don't think it says it has been changed, only says the car has been serviced. I think the belt is hidden under a cover so not easy to inspect.
It is hidden by a cover, but the cover is easy to remove. But in any case....
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Any reason you didn't buy it?
No particular reason for not buying but the expense of having to buy it and then look for an oem front splitter and have it fitted an painted along with transporting it home to Ireland started to make it more expensive
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It is hidden by a cover, but the cover is easy to remove. But in any case....
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Old 07-01-2020, 13:28   #13
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Pity it was amaeur hour when they installed the boost gauge, but if it's a fresh import you've got a good chance the underneath is clean and thats extremely important.

As said before have it trailered to a place that does undersealing and get a good job done.
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As said before have it trailered to a place that does undersealing and get a good job done.
But please make sure you request clear underseal rather than nasty black stuff
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Did you just sell the Escort to a guy called Mark?
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