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Old 17-06-2012   #31
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Re: rare 2.4 very cheap 1,095.00

Actually the local councils get a fair wad of cash from the government, but they spend it on vast salaries, expenses, consultants and diversity officers. But they make a token effort at filling the odd pothole to show they're making an effort.

Just hand over the money to your rulers - don't dare to question what it's used for.

I watched a brilliant programme about the 1950s last week. They said there was a boom because income tax was reduced... from 9% to 7%. And that was without the myriad of stealth taxes, tax on tax etc that we have today.

I wonder where it ends - taxes only ever seem to rise. This present lot talk about cuts but seem incapable of cutting anything meaningful.
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...and back on-topic, two offers made, 600 and 700 (two different people). Both declined.

He should have fixed it before selling though. Perhaps he's looking at a Fiat dealer price for the repair.

Anyone interested in buying it?

Doing some ebay spying, it looks like the 700 offer was made by a car dealer, who has negative feedback saying he'd clocked a car he sold.
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Cheap for a reason, but I do not lilke the values on general of Fiat's at the moment, seem all models are taking a battering. Mostly Multipla & Croma, as my wife ( FFF2 ) still has not replaced her mangled wreck of her last 57 plate Croma

Sister brand Alfa values of Mjet 159 are plummeting after this model was discontinued September 2011, as are the Spiders & Brera

Fiat has a hole for new models as does Alfa, till 2014.
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even if you had to spend 800 putting it all right its still cheap for what you are getting for the money, probably not a bargian so much for people that pay others to fix their cars but for the diyer its a lot of car for little money
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even if you had to spend 800 putting it all right its still cheap for what you are getting for the money, probably not a bargian so much for people that pay others to fix their cars but for the diyer its a lot of car for little money
Agree 100%. In fact FFF you should offer a grand for it and spend your remaining thousands on beer.

In fact, why are you complaining that values are low? You're buying, not selling. Mine won't be going anywhere until it's scrapped, so I couldn't care less about how little it's worth.
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If it means I can get a GP Abarth SS for a shade under 7k I'm laughing
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Agree 100%. In fact FFF you should offer a grand for it and spend your remaining thousands on beer.

In fact, why are you complaining that values are low? You're buying, not selling. Mine won't be going anywhere until it's scrapped, so I couldn't care less about how little it's worth.
A good one is hard to come by, when you intend on keeping it, instead of a moron who cannot drive, crash into it.

There is a poverty spec one on an 09 plate on autotrader and petrol of course, now thats a bargain. do not see many 1.8 Croma's around, but could be jazzed up though.
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1.8 petrols cost the price of half a croma to tax though
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1.8 petrols cost the price of half a croma to tax though
Only the 2.2 automatic (see post 6):

https://www.fiatforum.com/auction-wa...n-someone.html

I didn't even know there was a 1.8 petrol. Probably somewhere around 250 for that at a guess.
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Looking through the classifieds, year on year Stilos are now fetching around 600 more than a Croma - how exactly does that work then? I know which I would rather have.

Re the car in question, bid a grand, spend a grand and you still have a very nice cheap car.

Had my Croma nigh on six years now and with only 55k on the clock I will be keeping it at least another two.

In general 33bn is raised from taxing the motorist (I don't know how much of that is VED) but only 9.1bn is spent on new roads or repairing the existing ones. It is estimated at this rate of spend it would take 10 years to repair all the existing potholes in Britains roads.
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It is estimated at this rate of spend it would take 10 years to repair all the existing potholes in Britains roads.
...by which time there will be another ten years' worth of potholes - probably more than there are now. In other words, the roads are not being maintained adequately and they'll just dissolve away over the years. So we'll end up paying 1000 per year to drive on dirt tracks.
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...by which time there will be another ten years' worth of potholes - probably more than there are now. In other words, the roads are not being maintained adequately and they'll just dissolve away over the years. So we'll end up paying 1000 per year to drive on dirt tracks.
Exactly!!
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Looking through the classifieds, year on year Stilos are now fetching around 600 more than a Croma - how exactly does that work then? I know which I would rather have.
Agree. Mine has gone up recently for its used value. Maybe they were too cheap years ago, when the trade shunned them. But yes I agree I would have a Croma, but with a limited sales run in the UK and advertising it did not catch on.

The Stilo initially was a slow seller, but from an 52 plate onwards to 06 plate was a good seller.
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I wouldn't have a Croma and there's a few others on here that have had both and prefer the Stilo. Used price guide shows which most prefer ..
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most people who dont want a croma are the ones that dont want to get their hands dirty, if you can sort niggly things yourself they are a bargain.

most are also scared as it had a short run so think spare are hard to find, but all the bits that break and/or fall off are the gm parts so easy to get
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