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Old 09-09-2017, 11:41 AM   #11
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It's been a busy more this far. I woke up to an email from the chap I bought it off saying his wife had found the locking wheel nut case. Rookie error on my part not to check but it was a hasty purchase yesterday afternoon/evening! Anyway he was kind enough to drop them over to me and was very pleased to hear from my wife that I'd taken my son out in it at 8.30am for a spin!





I dropped by the Snows Toyota Dealer to ask about the service book. Great customer service from a lady called Gemma who stamped a new service book for a bargain £3! Admittedly it's not the original it would have come with but gives peace of mind for the next owner that it's been looked after.

Thanks WRXMania for the heads up on this one.





Whilst out I went via Lidl and when putting the shopping away in the boot was almost beheaded. The gas shocks although look new are gassed out by the looks of it...



Snows wanted £90 plus an hour labour

Bought these for £20 and il fit them myself thank you



Bought some tailored car mats which should be here next week and I also need to get a rear wiper...





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Old 09-09-2017, 12:14 PM   #12
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What's the drive like on it?
Never driven one but always admired....



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Old 09-09-2017, 12:21 PM   #13
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Don't
Keep it!
Lovely car,
Do her up and have her as a fun car

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Pretty much how I'd sum it up, it looks like you've got a bargain there and for that price, I'd sort out the little issues you've found / bodywork and enjoy it.

I nearly bought one some years ago - but just couldn't get the deal...
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Old 09-09-2017, 02:14 PM   #14
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What's the drive like on it?
Never driven one but always admired....



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My mum had silver 2002 MR2 with the same engine and it drives just like that but with a few more creature comforts!

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The son of the old lady I bought it off had got Toyota to email the print outs but the format is really gash and does nothing for my OCD.

Very tempted to buy a new service book and get it stamped! Have you done this before then? £20 for a fully stamped service book is worth its weight in gold!


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Done this when I bought my current car. Lexus dealer who sold the car ordered a book for me and stamped it up and then posted it to my current Lexus dealer to add their stamp from the service they had just done
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Thanks WRXMania for the heads up on this one.
Glad you got the service book sorted. Toyota/Lexus always know how to look after potential, current and past customers!
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Spent this afternoon cleaning. Wasn't horrendous and to the average person it was clean. The previous owner had taken it to Tesco have car wash













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Here's the dent on the rear quarter







Choice of tools



5min later







Another scuff on the front drivers side





99% marks have gone. Think it must have been a fence she hit.

Mates coming over with a body work plunger - not sure if that what it's called but hopefully we'll get rid of the dent once and for all.





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Here's the dent on the rear quarter







Choice of tools



5min later







Another scuff on the front drivers side





99% marks have gone. Think it must have been a fence she hit.

Mates coming over with a body work plunger - not sure if that what it's called but hopefully we'll get rid of the dent once and for all.





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So the majority was paint transfer then? That's damn handy
If you can get that dent out your laughing!!



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A tip with the rear wiper arm as it's faded....remove it, sand down, de-grease and a couple of coats of satin Black and it makes it like new.....I've done that on a few cars.

I hope you're lucky with that dent, there doesn't look like any paint creasing.
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