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Old 20-09-2014, 01:37 PM   #1
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Don't sell your car to a mate

So I had a 200sx s14a. Bought it when it was basically stock and built it up over 2 and a half years I owned it. Changed basically everything to that car. New turbo injectors etc, about 350bhp. All bodywork mods.

Then I got a skyline so the 200 had to go for space and funds. My mate decided he wanted to buy it and took it a couple weeks ago. Then 2 weeks later he texted me saying he F'd up and sent me a picture. He was going too fast around a corner and smashed it into a tree. I was gutted to hear that especially after spending soooo much time and money into that car. He just couldn't handle it after coming from a fiat bravo.
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Anyone else had similar experiences selling cars to close mates or family?
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Old 20-09-2014, 01:43 PM   #2
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i had a mint fresh import mr2 turbo which i sold to a mate, he systematicly destroyed it over 12 months. gutted!!!
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Old 20-09-2014, 02:08 PM   #3
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Yeahh it's so frustrating. I was so annoyed and gutted when he told me. He had it for 2 weeks before he smashed it. 2 weeks! It's crazy. It was so clean too
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Old 20-09-2014, 02:11 PM   #4
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Its a shame to see a nice car go to waste. Especially when a lot of time and effort has gone into it.
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Old 20-09-2014, 06:40 PM   #5
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Ouchy !!! Think most of my skylines I've had over the years has been wrote off by the next owners. Need to be respectful of Hi-power cars & unleash the beasts when appropriate.
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Not Skyline related but my first car was a Ford Zephyr (yes I am old!) which was in good nick - I was its second owner. Sold it to a mates brother, who drove to the pub, got p155ed up and drove it straight into a lamp post, writing it off. Gutted.
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Old 23-09-2014, 09:43 AM   #7
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Yeahh, annoying thing is now, he's just making excuses to how he crashed. Avoiding foxes etc. It was obvious he was going too fast and couldn't control it properly!
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Oh dear ...
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i had a mint fresh import mr2 turbo which i sold to a mate, he systematicly destroyed it over 12 months. gutted!!!
I had something similar , i had a mint Bluebird ZX turbo in red and sold it to a guy i worked with's son. It was mint and the red paint work was mega shinney .
About a year or so later i saw the car and it was a flat pink colour due to not being washed or polished, then the worst part i heard someone say to him about it being pink and his reply was ' yeah it was like that when i bought it' !!! wtf ?!?!?
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Old 27-09-2014, 01:53 PM   #10
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This post is bizarre? I mean you wanted to sell the car didn't you and the guy paid you? What is your beef with the buyer even if he is/was a mate?
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Old 27-09-2014, 05:18 PM   #11
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This post is bizarre? I mean you wanted to sell the car didn't you and the guy paid you? What is your beef with the buyer even if he is/was a mate?
I think the point is that if a mate has your car and you may see it from time to time you may show a little concern about its condition if not as you left it.

You still have some feelings for it.

We love our cars ya know. Lol
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Yeahh, annoying thing is now, he's just making excuses to how he crashed. Avoiding foxes etc. It was obvious he was going too fast and couldn't control it properly!
Sad to see. I wouldn't get annoyed at a mate just for crashing a car though, there are more important things in life.
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Had mine for 8 yrs and the new owner had it two weeks!
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That's just sad
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Old 30-09-2014, 11:46 AM   #15
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Well this was a different rant to what I expected I sold a MR2 to a mate once and he came back to me weeks/months later demanding I fix every niggle that the car subsequently had - despite not being there when I had the car!
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