Fiat Qubo MyLife MPV 1.3d Multijet Dualogic S-A Automatic
Private sale, genuine reason, NO RESERVE BID TO BUY
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Welcome to the advert for my lovely little Tardis, my Fiat Qubo MyLife Multijet Dualogic S-A Automatic. It is a very rare top specification model (air con, cruise, auto, sat nav, parking sensors etc) which took me a long time to find which has also benefited from additional upgrades. It is a 2012 model registered 20 July 2012 with just 64,831 miles covered, a well below average of about 7,600 miles a year. Being the 2012 model with Stop-Start technology it is only £20 per year to tax. It is in excellent condition and while not new has very little in the way of wear or marks on the bodywork, everything works I would describe it as in above average condition perfectly fit to drive away and use now with no attention. It was my pride and joy for several years and is only being sold due to needing to raise money for medical treatment and being given another car meaning I cannot justify keeping it.
It has some fantastic custom upgrades such as a custom 100hp remap making it much livelier on the road, nearly brand new 16in Alloy Wheels with brand new front tyres and excellent rear tyres, color coded rear parking sensors, upgraded larger Sat-Nav, custom paintwork to the front bumper for a far smarter appearance, tints to the rear keeping privacy for any items in the back or boot but you can still see through the rear view mirror fine at night, front windscreen shade-band stops a low sun glaring in, 'B' pillar wrap in the factory material to match the 'C' pillar factory wrap and some chrome trim, upgraded front pads, fully rebuilt calipers refurbished with body coloured paint, painted rear drums, Philips top model LED headlamp bulbs and LED sidelight bulbs. All of this adds together to give a much smarter, sportier and modern look and in my opinion is how they should have come from the factory.
Firstly the specification:
MyLife model with 5 seats, fold or removable rear seats, rear opening side windows etc.
1.3 diesel, low emission euro 5a engine just £20 to tax for a year & insurance group 6
Start-stop technology. When the conditions are right e.g. when hot and at traffic lights, the engine will shut down to save fuel and instantly start as soon as you lift your foot off the brake. However there is an 'off' button on the dash to disable this function if you don't like it.
Air Conditioning, ice cold and just re-gassed
Automatic transmission (5-speed automated manual, efficient as a manual but drive it like an automatic with no clutch and fully manual shift option or just leave it in drive)
Factory fitted Cruise Control
Factory Blue & Me Bluetooth with on cash caller display, handsfree calling, steering wheel controls, usb imput and aux in etc as well as the factory cd/radio player.
Factory TomTom Live mount with upgraded larger sat nav with lifetime upgrade maps, current speed camera database, updatable and supported version with new maps available for purchase/update.
2 keys, original flip 3 button remote fully working with boot release and a 2nd emergency key that unlocks the door/ignition only.
Standard remote central locking, electric windows, power steering, heated rear screen, rear wash wipe, front foglights etc.
Really useful sliding rear doors, very easy to open when tight to another vehicle such as in a supermarket car park.
V5 and MOT present, invoices for work etc, registered to me at my house, not on Hire Purchase it is mine to sell.
Now the cool additional bits that make this already rare Qubo one of a kind:
Rear parking sensors, colour coded, automatically engage when you back up, very accurate audible warning
Brand new (not refurbished) 17in Alloy Wheels from well known manufacturer, 2 brand new front tyres with an excellent matching pair of tyres on the rear. Security bolts.
Remap to around 100hp, no long any need to rev it and work it hard to keep up with traffic like on the 75hp, very nippy now and cruises at 85mph on part throttle no fuss long cross country journies are as easy as round town now.
DPF still present and working perfectly so passes the emission test with flying colours.
Genuine Philips LED headlight bulbs giving perfect beam pattern, no dazzle but far brighter, whiter and superior light all while putting less strain on the alternator. These bulbs alone cost me £140 and are the best you can get. Also has premium AutoBeam LED sidelight bulbs, very bright.
Stripped and rebuilt brakes, painted and with Ferodo's latest premium pads/shoes done less than 2,000 miles with brake fluid change at the same time
Custom upgraded front wishbone bushes in 70 shore polyurethane, better steering control and handling, tracking reset at the time (this year)
Custom upgraded engine rear mounting bush in 70 shore polyurethane, less judder and engine movement when pulling away, also done this year.
Custom front bumper paintwork including body colour centre strip in the grill and the grill painted gloss black to match the other black gloss on the car from Fiat. Looks far smarter than the bare plastic originally.
Custom black 'B' pillars wrapped in the same wrap Fiat used for the 'C' pillars so that they now all match, no idea why Fiat missed doing this at factory as in my opinion it makes a huge difference to the look of the car
Sunband at top of windscreen in see through black, looks cool from the outside but you can still see through it. It takes out the glare from the sun and eye strain driving, unlike the common solid sunbands which just restrict your view out the windscreen!
Customer black privacy window tints to the rear 5 windows, not too dark just enough so you can't see in but can still cars behind you at night, just without the annoying dazzle.
Removed false footrest from passenger foot-well and relocated the gearbox ecu behind the dash. This has two benefits, protects it from water and gives loads more legroom for the passenger.
And finally what you would expect:
Genuine sale, I have owned it for 2 years, it's my car my name on the V5 see it at my house
I am NOT a car salesman
It has service history and has been serviced only 2,500 miles ago
It will have a brand new 12 months MOT this week I fully expect with NO advisories and the MOT and V5 are present
Chain driven engine so no cam-belt to worry about
Fully road legal, valeted, clean, smells good, looks good, diesel in it ready to drive away.
I have never had finance on the vehicle, it's mine to sell not leased etc.
All in all this is a low mileage vehicle that is extremely rare in having all the options which I have then meticulously maintained and upgraded to a nippy, great handling, good looking vehicle. Believe it or not at 6'4 tall I have several inches of headroom and can stretch my legs fully out in the passenger side. We have been able to fetch a washing machine and transport it straight up as well as a 7 foot long shower unit enclosure. Amazing for something with the footprint effectively of a Fiesta. I love it, which begs the question why sell it. Sadly due to serious ill health I have had to sell my work and I have been selling various things off to raise money for private health treatment abroad. I have an old Sharan Auto to use as a to run around so have decided to get rid of the nice car and keep that till I have sorted my health out. I need to point out that when I bought the car it had a small bump (I drove it home, purely cosmetic), but all it needed was a wing and a headlight no other parts. I repaired it myself with a genuine Fiat headlamp and wing (no pattern parts!) and there was no chassis or suspension damage, indeed when I had the tracking checked it was still perfect! Just a supermarket bump by the look of it,but probably on the hpi register as a result. I can guarantee absolutely no issue with this and any inspection before sale is welcome, AA, RAC, come and look I am 100% confident you won't find better. Even a brand new one doesn't stack up against some of the features and styling on this Qubo. It did give me the chance to paint the front bumper in the custom style with the black grill with green insert which looks way better than standard, so it worked out well as I would have painted it anyhow, I dislike the huge grey standard grill it's not the most attractive.
Needless to say the car drives great, no warning lights on the dash, no issues that I am aware of. Gearchange is great, engine powerful etc. As with all vehicles though opinion is individual, some people expect a brand new car when they view an 8 year old one and obviously this isn't the case, there will be some trace or other of it's years and miles. Please look carefully at the pictures and please come and see it, test drive it and have absolutely any inspection with pleasure, I am confident in it. As a private sale it's sold as seen and inspected with no warranty, if you give up the option to inspect it then it's sold sight unseen as inspection refused under the same terms. If I can help with any other information, more pictures or anything please do not hesitate to let me know. If you would like to chat about the vehicle on the phone, please feel free and phone me (Greg) on 07946 378509. Payment needs to be in clear funds, typically bank transfer or cash by arrangement and a non refundable £100.00 deposit needs to be paid to secure.
Thanks for your time reading this advert and good luck in your search for a car whichever you may end up with.