Some essential advice before buying a used car according to Mike Brewer Wheeler Dealers
" If you're in a market for a used car you might want this old Ferrari 308. They aren't just folding. There are a few things that you should do if we set off to go and buy a car. The first of which is to use your phone, maybe your landline or your mobile phone, and phone with data service. Somebody like HPI or the AA, and they can give you all the information you would need to know whether the car is pretty involved in any accidents, whether the police have got an interest, but more importantly, if it's got any finance outstanding. Now, the only information you need to give him is a registration number of a car. And if you can, get the chassis number of the owner as well. That way, you can find out that the car you're buying is genuine rather than setting off to go [unk] in the first place. All it cost is the same price as a tanker fuel, and it's the best money you'll ever spend. Secondly, when you arrive to go and see the car, make sure that the car has not been previously rammed before you got there. What I mean by that is put your hand on the body, although dirty on this Ferrari, or look can be stupid because the engine on this car is down the back. So, when I do get to the car, I can put the key in ignition and see if there's any nasty fumes or black smoke coming out the Exhaust pipe. Now, the other thing to do is when you do go and see a vehicle, make sure that the paperwork tallies to the place where you're actually standing. You'd be amazed of the amount of people who buy a car from the petrol station or from a pump carpark. What you should do, is when you go and see a vehicle, make sure that the paperwork says you'll stand in the barn any town. Make sure you all stand in at the barn any town to come and see the car. That way, you know that you're buying a genuine car of a genuine owner. Now, when you do finally get there, and you've checked that it's not been previously rammed, you're standing in the right place, and you've done your days check, don't let your heart rule your head because you can't get carried away, especially with something as evocative as this lovely 308 GT4. You want to make sure that you've got yourself a price and stick to it. Don't go above it; otherwise, you could end up to shell your money out forever in a day to keep that thing on the road. If the car has got any outstanding finance, then make sure you speak to the finance company before you go to see the vehicle and find out what that settlement figure should be. That way, you can give the owner the balance of the vehicle that you've agreed to purchase it from, and send the settlement figure directly to the finance company. That way, you know it's been paid. Other than that, happy motoring."
How to buy a used car, mechanical look over, what to look for
What to look for when considering purchasing a used car. I give you a
fairly extensive shakedown of a car that Rocco from The GeekGroup was
considering for purchase. The Owner wouldn't take less than a thousand
dollars, and we discover why that was far too high of a price.
Top 5 Used Car Buying Secrets
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How to drive away an incredible deal at car auctions. All these motors can
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Lancia Stratos - The best Rally car with rear drive
The first purpose-built rally car in the world was developed purely to win
the world championship. Created in a limited production run of specialist
cars, it also happens to be the best-looking rally car of all time.
The Stratos was a very successful rally car during the 1970s and early
1980s. It started a new era in rallying as it was the first car designed
from scratch for this kind of competition. The three leading men behind the
entire rallying project were Lancia team manager Cesare Fiorio, British
racer/engineer Mike Parkes and factory rally driver Sandro Munari.
n 1971 Lancia presented the Lancia Stratos HF prototype. The prototype
(Chassis 1240) was fluorescent red in colour and featured a distinctive
crescent-shaped-wrap-around windshield providing maximum forward visibility
with almost no rear visibility (which was unnecessary for rallying anyway).
The prototype had three different engines in its early development life:
the Lancia Fulvia engine, the Lancia Beta engine and finally the
mid-mounted 190 bhp (140 kW) 2418 cc Dino Ferrari V6.
Lancia did extensive testing with the Stratos and raced the car in several
racing events where Group 5 prototypes were allowed during the 1972 and
1973 seasons. Production of the 400 cars required for homologation in Group
4 were launched in 1973 and the Stratos was homologated for the 1974 World
Rally Championship.  The Dino V6 was phased out in 1974, but 500 engines
among the last built were delivered to Lancia.
For racing, the engine was tuned up to 280 hp (209 kW) and even to 560 hp
(418 kW) with a single KKK turbocharger.
However, turbocharged versions were only
allowed to compete in Group 5 and were never as reliable as their naturally
The car won the 1974, 1975 and 1976 championship titles in the hands of
Sandro Munari and Björn Waldegård, and might have gone on to win more had
not internal politics within the Fiat group placed rallying responsibility
on the Fiat 131 Abarths. As well as victories on the 1975, 1976 and 1977
Monte Carlo Rally, all courtesy of Munari, the Stratos won the event with
the private Chardonnet Team as late as 1979.
Without support from Fiat, and despite new regulations that restricted
engine power, the car would remain a serious competitor and proved able to
beat works cars in several occasions when entered by an experienced private
team with a talented driver. The final chapter of the Stratos' racing
career at international level took place as late as 1981, at the Tour de
Corse Automobile, another World Rally Championship event, with a victory by
longtime Stratos privateer Bernard Darniche.
When the Fiat group favored the Fiat 131 for rallying Lancia also built two
Group 5 turbocharged 'silhouette'
Stratos for closed-track endurance racing. These cars failed against the
Porsche 935s on closed tracks but proved successful in hybrid events. While
they failed in the Tour de France Automobile, one of these cars won the
1976 Giro d'Italia Automobilistico, an Italian counterpart of the Tour de
France Automobile. Unfortunately one of the cars was destroyed in Zeltweg,
when it caught fire due to overheating problems. The last surviving car
would win the Giro d'Italia event again before it was shipped to Japan to
compete in the Fuji Speedway based Formula Silhouette series, which was
never raced. The car would then be sold and reside in the Matsuda
Collection before then being sold to the renowned collector of Stratos',
Christian Hrabalek, a car designer and the founder of Fenomenon Ltd.
Automobile design consultant Chris Hrabalek has the largest Lancia Stratos
Collection in the world - he owns 11 unique Lancia Stratos cars, including
the fluorescent red 1971 factory prototype and the 1977 Safari Rally car.
How To Quickly Check A Used Car For Purchase
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 46 years, shows how you can quickly
check out a used car BEFORE you buy a potential lemon. And, If you like my
car help, be sure to watch my live car talk show every Saturday morning at
10 AM CST on YouTube. I answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it
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Tips & Advice for Inspecting a Used Car
Buying a used car can be the fastest, simplest and cheapest way to your
You don't need to be a mechanic to inspect a used car, but there are a few
• Get a car history check to establish if the car has any outstanding
finance, has been stolen or written off
• Examine the car's documents -- logbook, service history and previous
MOT certificates -- to spot if the car has been clocked
• Check the car's Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) at the base of the
windscreen, under the bonnet and stamped into the chassis under the carpet
beside the driver's seat for signs of tampering, and make sure they match
the VIN recorded in the logbook
• Look for rust, mismatched paint and uneven gaps between body panels
• Make sure all the car's features work
• By reading key documents including the V5C (logbook), service history
and MOT certificates then checking key points around the car, you will be
able to quickly assess if the vehicle you are viewing is as described in
The test drive is your chance to asses every aspect of the car, from how it
feels on the road, to making sure all its equipment works correctly.
• Always take a test drive of at least 15 minutes and on different types
• Arrange suitable insurance cover before you drive the car
• Start the car when the engine is cold, and check for excessive smoke
and unusual noises
• Check the gears, brakes, steering and suspension work as they should,
with no unusual noises and vibrations
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Top Gear guide to Buying a Banger
Top Gear's Quentin Willson takes a look at buying a quality banger, from
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