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Post by ScimiTom » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:15 pm

Oh my goodness... Mike, I am so sorry to hear this. The car seemed in good shape to me from the little that I saw (and heard), and I was assured the paperwork was comprehensive. I feel pretty flat now. I must apologise, as I clearly made an inaccurate assessment of the car. The seller must've 'talked a good game' and (more fool me) I fell for it hook, line and sinker. What a gullible idiot I am... :(

Have you got in touch with Bob to register your disappointment?

I really hope you don't think I set out to mislead you. I honestly thought it seemed a great car for the money. As I made clear, I don't know the first thing about Sabres, so I had nothing to compare it to. 'Caveat emptor' indeed. I hope you have as little hassle and expense as possible in getting the car back up to scratch. Let us know how you get on.

I need a beer...

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Post by Supersub » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:30 pm

Please please Tom don't feel that you let me down. You didn't. I am really grateful that you went to view the car and overall is not that bad. I've no doubt that when you went to view the car it performed well. And as to you being a gullible idiot I am sure you are not. If you believe that then so am I. Unless you are a complete cynic most of us take what people say to us at face value. Maybe a little naive but in general I have found that most people are honest. I, like you, had no reason to doubt what he said so don't feel bad about it. As I said my comments are my opinion of the car and perhaps I am expecting more than what I should expect. I've no doubt that once I get it sorted out it will be a good buy.

As to contacting Bob I did get back to him early on highlighting the problems but he has so far declined to respond and to be honest I don't expect him to. As far as I am concerned that's the end of the matter and we move on.

As to you needing a beer hopefully we will meet up some time at which point I will be buying.

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Post by ScimiTom » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:50 pm

Supersub wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:30 pm
As to you needing a beer hopefully we will meet up some time at which point I will be buying.
Ha - thanks, Mike! I will be sure to take you up on that offer. Thanks for putting my mind at ease too. :) All the best.


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Post by Corky » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:02 pm

It looks stunning in the photos Mike, hopefully the fixes won’t be too difficult.


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Post by Supersub » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:28 pm

I'm glad I put your mind at ease Tom. You have nothing to feel guilty about. Marian keeps on at me to visit Scotland as we have never been so when we do will let you know. Just won't be in the winter though. Or when the midges are about! Take care.

Yes Steve - it does look good in the photos and in general they do represent it well. Having cleaned the car if you look at it from the angles and distance the photos were taken it looks just like them. However if you look at the areas not shown and some of the mechanical areas they do not quite live up to the standard of the rest of the car. Don't get me wrong. Taking the car as a whole its pretty good but just not up to the level I was led to believe it was.

As to getting it sorted I'll be taking it one step at a time. First thing is get the engine sorted which hopefully won't cost too much rectify. Just depends on what they find. Same with the clutch. Once its up and running as it should then the other areas can be tackled as and when funds allow. To many cars. Not enough cash. Should stop letting my heart rule my head!

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