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January 15th, 2003, 09:59 AM
i'm looking into buying from the us and theres a lot to worry about there, but you do save a fair bit of money.
can anyone offer advice on buying in the uk, i've found a couple of dealers that import but i find the thought of buying a car when you've only seen photos scary.
can you recomend any dealers or what areas are cheaper?

please

www.1stlincslimo.co.uk (http://www.1stlincslimo.co.uk)

January 15th, 2003, 09:50 PM
... is about the biggest mistake one can make.

We bought our car (www.amadeuslimo.com (http://www.amadeuslimo.com)) directly in the US, we have seen and checked everything before we signed and it turns out the Limo is as good as we expetced it to be - we are happy!

One of our colleagues recently bought a 2000 directly from one of the leading manufacturers and the car looked great, even from the pictures we have seen. Now it arrived - and there are a number of glitches he has to deal with now: two small damages (means: body & paint job), intermittent engine problems (one cylinder fails to work properly), broken glass holders, etc.

So even buying from a known (and considered thrustworthy) source is some adventure...

We have seen some of the dealers on the continent, and even they are not really thrustworthy - an example: selling a car at around EUR 32k which they auctioned at ebay for 14k is not really what one is looking for. Even when we consider shipping (usually about 1.200), rework and European modifications!

Anyway, go and look at cars, it may even pay for your trip over if you finally get what you wanted AND you have actually seen it!

Good luck,
Rupert

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by smitstix:
i'm looking into buying from the us and theres a lot to worry about there, but you do save a fair bit of money.
can anyone offer advice on buying in the uk, i've found a couple of dealers that import but i find the thought of buying a car when you've only seen photos scary.
can you recomend any dealers or what areas are cheaper?

_please_

http://www.1stlincslimo.co.uk
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

[This message was edited by Rupert on January 16, 2003 at 05:00 AM.]

January 16th, 2003, 06:36 AM
Contact Emerald 2000 at www.emeraldlimo.on.ca/ (http://www.emeraldlimo.on.ca/)
they have cars for sale in Glasgow,Scotland. http://limos.com/graemlins/cheers.gif

January 16th, 2003, 07:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bramalea Limousine Service:
Contact Emerald 2000 at http://www.emeraldlimo.on.ca/
they have cars for sale in Glasgow,Scotland. http://limos.com/graemlins/cheers.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

thanks http://limos.com/graemlins/thumbsup.gif i'm already in contact with them http://limos.infopop.cc/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

www.1stlincslimo.co.uk (http://www.1stlincslimo.co.uk)

January 16th, 2003, 01:05 PM
Rule 1/ Never buy a Limo without seeing it.
Rule 2/ Never buy a Limo without seeing it
Rule 3/ Never buy a Limo without seeing it
GOT IT ?
Go see it, test drive it, sit in the back while someone else drives it, get under it, check all the systems inside work and buy the normal spares before you ship it.
The cost of a plane ticket can be recovered several times over by being able to spot all the faults before you buy and you don't get a heartache either. Be careful buying in the U.K. as the main reason dealers are in business is to make as big a profit as possible, this means high mileage newer shape cars are their target, cheap to buy in the U.S., but expensive to repair in the U.K. perhaps some of our fellow operators in the U.S. can post average mileages for 1 and 2 year old cars, or quote some astronomical figures that they have seen, that would be most interesting. http://limos.com/graemlins/cheers.gif

January 16th, 2003, 08:09 PM
http://limos.com/graemlins/rant.gif

I just priced out a round trip from Heathrow to Kennedy in New York...

are you ready for this?

$369 US... http://limos.com/graemlins/hail.gif British Airways.

Dear Lord, that's cheaper than going from here to las vegas. http://limos.infopop.cc/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif fewer freaking stops too...

No one, and I mean NO ONE from England has any real excuse not to go see a limo in person, as all of the main coachbuilders have some sort of facility around New York. Yes, I realize most of you aren't anywhere near Heathrow, but is your rail system THAT expensive that you couldn't get there fairly cheaply?

[This message was edited by LA Limousines (David) on January 17, 2003 at 03:24 AM.]

January 17th, 2003, 08:56 AM
Oh David, are you sitting down ? When I went with four friends to the Vegas show in 2001 we found a last minute deal, the cost (RETURN !)from Manchester England to Vegas INCLUDING 12 nights Hotel rooms was.......Wait for it..$440 and NO it is not a typo.......$440 or Four Hundred and Forty Dollars U.S. how bout that ! http://limos.com/graemlins/hurray.gif http://limos.com/graemlins/hurray.gif http://limos.com/graemlins/hurray.gif http://limos.infopop.cc/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

January 17th, 2003, 06:24 PM
I don't like you. http://limos.com/graemlins/banghead.gif