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anyone bought a car from fowles auction group?

lockmac

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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
 

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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.
 

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lockmac said:
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
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
 
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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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