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anyone bought a car from fowles auction group?

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by lockmac, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. lockmac

    lockmac New Member

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    Hi. I am just wandering if their is anyone out their who has actually bought a VT or VX from Fowles Auction Group, such as a second hand government car?

    Im just very curious as to the price that these often go for.. are they really that much cheaper?

    Any help appreciated

    Thanks
     
  2. minux

    minux Infidel Bear

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    My girls old man always buys his cars from the auctions, sometimes saving as much as 10k. You just have to be happy to risk that nothing is too wrong with the car for a RWC etc, also have to be happy that you dont get to test drive.
     
  3. Reaper

    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    Bought a few 12mth old Commodores etc from various auctions and have been very happy. Generally I look for accident damage (dodgy repairs etc) and make sure the car is clean inside and out. Being only 12mths old, there is plenty of warrantee left if there are any other dramas (quite rare actually).

    As for price - if you are patient you can save thouseands. As long as you aren't too particular on a specific colour etc. I avoided bidding on any cars with a lot of competition and found those cars about 2/3 thru the auction were the best buys. If bidding for a particular car gets too hot, rmember there is always another one coming down the aisle.

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    I haven't bought from auction, but my father has. I went to a fowles auction down here, and a vx went for $6,000. A repossessed 2003?! Maloo ute went for $13,500. It all depends on who else is bidding and how bad they want it, as to how much a vehicle will go for. But you will most likely save yourself a fair bit of money buying from auction.

    But you do have to be careful as all you have to go by is what the auction company has listed about the vehicle, and by what you can see when you look over the vehicle.
     
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    "a VT or VX from Fowles Auction Group, such as a second hand government car?"
    A friend bought an 02 VX2 Ex-cop Tungsten in colour 60K in Sept last year for around $13000. You probably won't see any VT/VX ex Govt as they are too old now, you would see plenty of VY's though
     
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    I bought a 98 vt duel fuel from foules , i havent had any problems with it. 9k , straight as. :thumbsup:
     
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    i wanna see a sv6 there manual :"D rare as (cant swear)rofl
     
  8. HoldrodeoLT

    HoldrodeoLT I have no lemon pledge...

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    Nice dig..
     
  9. mrVT

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    u can get good bargains at fowles auction group but ive found that interior of cars can be abit grubby if ur the fussy type the actins isnt for you!
     
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    I bought mine from there in 2004, and by bro in laws a year later. Both ex Telstra cars. Headlights wont switch off otherwise no dramas. Mine to 17,000 and his a few hundred less for the Super 6. Fowles seems best for Holden and Ford, Pickles better for other brands.
     
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    nothing a quick detail cannot fix. You will find ex gov ones are better, least they are always serviced. Even though they may get hammered like people at my work do with gov cars. But thats the chance you take. Knock on wood 130,000km later ! no engine or trans failure.
     
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    I bought my VT Calais supercharged v6 for only $4,300 noting wrong with it when i got it got a road worth no worries.. But it varies as there were standard vt vx's getting passed in at $9.000
     
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    We bought a VT series 2 Acclaim wagon back in 02 from Jupp's, when they were around back then. It was an Ex Telstra vehicle. We found the Telstra cars were in better nick than the Govt cars.
    Also to stop your lights from staying on perma, in behind the light switch there is a bulk head plug that connects into the loom that goes to the headlamp switch. In there somewhere, I did it when we first got the car. Just unplug it, from memory. As thatbulkhead goes to some sort of relay, or whatever it is to keep the lights on...
     
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    Thats the key really, my friend lashed out alot of money on a black XR8 because he badly wanted one, had higher kms and was a pig in the end with the problems it had. But he HAD to have a black XR8 and this was the first he found.

    Whereas my neighbour just wanted an SS, be it a VX through to VZ, scored a nice VY SS in Purple with less kms for less money then the XR8 in perfect nick because he wasn't too fussy and just kept waiting til one he liked came along.
     
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    Bought a 10/'03 VY series 2 sedan from auctions in Qld. Paid $18k reserve on it, had been passed in and I couldn't wait for the next auction at the time. Aged care and disabilities had it and it had 41,000 on the clock. That was three and a half years ago when a dealer wanted more than 21,000 for the same thing here in the Bundaberg area. Couldn't test drive it and had to register it, but it's the best car I've had, came with a bull-bar and phone kit still in it. This is the second car I have bought from these auctions and will buy any future ones here, too. With remainder of new car warranty and a three month statutory warranty, why wouldn't you?
     

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