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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:09 pm    Post subject: Re: The Modern and Classic Car Co Reply with quote

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This is the 1st time we have had to removed Positive Feedback, as t was deemed to be fake.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic, it just gets better Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How hard is it not to be a ****?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:46 pm    Post subject: Re: The Modern and Classic Car Co Reply with quote

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<'POSITIVE' Review Removed - Determined to be a FAKE>


An update, it's well known that negative reviews can be removed if they are not in line with site policy.

This is the 1st time we have had to removed Positive Feedback, as t was deemed to be fake.

Buyers Beware 'Caveat Emptor'


WOW, what a bunch of crooks they are nooo

Gotta call Custard on Pearlmica now Hand
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ha ha so right..... thumbsup

That post smelt like my Rugby socks after I left them in my bag for a fortnight ! Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:57 pm    Post subject: Re: The Modern and Classic Car Co Reply with quote

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Gotta call Custard on Pearlmica now Hand


Cheeky! I'm sure that was in jest.

I will answer any questions to the inquisition and have even offered to upload the receipt for the car!

However just check me out online if you want to see if I'm real or not. I made a newbie post and I'm sure I will be meeting some of you guys (if I haven't already) at some point.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the cut of this fellas jib, cut him some slack regs

He might turn out to be an actual real life happy customer, albeit by mistake!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:27 pm    Post subject: Re: The Modern and Classic Car Co Reply with quote

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jonttt wrote:


Gotta call Custard on Pearlmica now Hand


Cheeky! I'm sure that was in jest.

I will answer any questions to the inquisition and have even offered to upload the receipt for the car!

However just check me out online if you want to see if I'm real or not. I made a newbie post and I'm sure I will be meeting some of you guys (if I haven't already) at some point.


I’m open minded Dont know
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it, a thread with legs, it could run and run.

May end up being more entertaining than George Eaton and Friends Green.

Saab9000 such a nice story shame in a way it was fake.

Watching with interest.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:23 am    Post subject: Re: The Modern and Classic Car Co Reply with quote

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Gotta call Custard on Pearlmica now Hand


Cheeky! I'm sure that was in jest.

I will answer any questions to the inquisition and have even offered to upload the receipt for the car!

However just check me out online if you want to see if I'm real or not. I made a newbie post and I'm sure I will be meeting some of you guys (if I haven't already) at some point.


Can you imagine 20 years ago trying to explain to someone trying to validate you exist to a group of people you have never met Floor
Don’t you just love the Tinternet PC
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After reading through this thread, these guys make it difficult to trust any traders.

I was interested in a cheap 996 on eBay last week. Unfortunately I missed out on it. The seller had a decent honest advert where they mentioned that the car suffered from a troublesome 2nd gear. The paint was a bit tired in places too.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-996-911-Coupe-3-4-Carrera-6-Speed-Manual-Gearbox-/173851612167

Fast forward a few days from the original sale and the car is now for sale via for £4k+ more, with no mention of the issues listed by the original owner.

Maybe just undersold in the first instance?!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/030-SPORT-CHASSIS-1997-PORSCHE-911-CARRERA-C2-COUPE-MANUAL-996-FSH-LSD/153441485669
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote from the original eBay advert linked to above ...

“Areas for improvement are as follows;
Gearbox is slow between 1st and 2nd until the engine is up to temperature. This seems to be a common issue with 996s and once warm, the change is fine.
I think it is still on the original silencers. There is a bit of corrosion on the joints, but they have sailed through the MOT over the time I have had the car, but will need replaced in the next couple of years.
The paintwork on the drivers door has some marks in the laquer. These may polish out or have localised touch up. I was happy to live with them as it is original paint.
Rear tyre are past their best and will need replacement.”

It’s does seem to be a decent original 996 but interesting to see if THE dealer Grin has addressed the gearchange and rear tyres. The paintwork referred to on the drivers door was presumably corrected with a polish Question
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spotted that one on eBay.. I'll say this for them, they certainly know how to present a car for sale and the photos and description are very convincing. £14999 still seems a decent price.

Should note that if you zoom in on the paperwork you'll see an invoice from Jan 2019 saying the bolts are stripped on the split rims and new wheels are recommended. Not the end of the world but a potential considerable outlay along with tyres.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:17 pm    Post subject: Re: The Modern and Classic Car Co Reply with quote

pearlmica wrote:
jonttt wrote:


Gotta call Custard on Pearlmica now Hand


Cheeky! I'm sure that was in jest.

I will answer any questions to the inquisition and have even offered to upload the receipt for the car!

However just check me out online if you want to see if I'm real or not. I made a newbie post and I'm sure I will be meeting some of you guys (if I haven't already) at some point.


Hey Pearl, do you own the car ? as the check shows the owner changed hands months after you allegedly bought it, unless you never registered it Hand now why would you do that Dont know
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:01 pm    Post subject: Re: The Modern and Classic Car Co Reply with quote

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Hey Pearl, do you own the car ? as the check shows the owner changed hands months after you allegedly bought it, unless you never registered it Hand now why would you do that Dont know


 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jonttts seems to have called it
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: The Modern and Classic Car Co Reply with quote

Rossi911 wrote:
pearlmica wrote:
jonttt wrote:


Gotta call Custard on Pearlmica now Hand


Cheeky! I'm sure that was in jest.

I will answer any questions to the inquisition and have even offered to upload the receipt for the car!

However just check me out online if you want to see if I'm real or not. I made a newbie post and I'm sure I will be meeting some of you guys (if I haven't already) at some point.


Hey Pearl, do you own the car ? as the check shows the owner changed hands months after you allegedly bought it, unless you never registered it Hand now why would you do that Dont know


Hey Rossi I bought it and then sold it very quickly. There is no allegedly buying it as I've proven I bought it to the nameless admin on this forum! Despite several asks he/she has not given me their name.

Maybe they can close the suspicion on me down.

I tend to buy cars very often and was going to keep the 924 for longer but I just couldn't help getting another car and another car... Its a sickness you know.

Oh and I'm sure you know Rossi, a V5 is not proof of ownership Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol at this thread. Confused I have bought 2 cars from modern classic and they have sold one for me too, both cars were great and the guys were fine to deal with, I bought my 996TT from them, black 04 plate it's amazing...
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: The Modern and Classic Car Co Reply with quote

pearlmica wrote:
Rossi911 wrote:
pearlmica wrote:
jonttt wrote:


Gotta call Custard on Pearlmica now Hand


Cheeky! I'm sure that was in jest.

I will answer any questions to the inquisition and have even offered to upload the receipt for the car!

However just check me out online if you want to see if I'm real or not. I made a newbie post and I'm sure I will be meeting some of you guys (if I haven't already) at some point.


Hey Pearl, do you own the car ? as the check shows the owner changed hands months after you allegedly bought it, unless you never registered it Hand now why would you do that Dont know


Hey Rossi I bought it and then sold it very quickly. There is no allegedly buying it as I've proven I bought it to the nameless admin on this forum! Despite several asks he/she has not given me their name.

Maybe they can close the suspicion on me down.

I tend to buy cars very often and was going to keep the 924 for longer but I just couldn't help getting another car and another car... Its a sickness you know.

Oh and I'm sure you know Rossi, a V5 is not proof of ownership Smile




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