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Blakes
16-05-2005, 12:35 PM
Hello all! Just thought I would introduce myself, so here goes. My name is Blakes (well, Marc actually), I live in the Lake District (20 miles south of Whitehaven) and have only just taken a genuine interest in the Caddy, although I have had a thing for mk1&2 golfs for some time, however I have not actually owned one! I did come close to buying a Caddy last night off Ebay, some of you guys might have seen it, it was a G reg, mandarin orange 1.6 diesel, which had a nut and bolt restoration 2 years ago. Unfortunatly, somebody else wanted it more than myself and seen as though i'm new to Caddys and lack knowledge about them and their value, I stopped bidding at 1350, it sold for 1370. Should I have gone higher??? The thing is, I want one that is nice and clean, no rust or bits hanging off, I aint bothered about alloys or anything like that, I can do that myself. So what sort of price would get me a very good condition, standard Caddy? And should I have tried harder to get the orange one? Many thanks, Blakes

spenda
17-05-2005, 11:51 AM
welcome bud, that orange caddy was nice, too bad you missed out.

it depends on the condition, engine & mod's as to how much you would pay, i'd say 1500 should get you a nice truck that you could add bits to etc.

although if i were spending that type of money i would definately view it first.

ps lestor has a caddy sport for sale, you could'nt go far wrong in purchasing that? add to it the wheels jimmi is selling and you got a hot truck for about 2000...........just a thought as i must have spent about 3000 on mine and it still ain't finished

Franxcaddy
17-05-2005, 12:07 PM
Welcome to tha forum dude! Ul find everythin u need to know here!

Blakes
17-05-2005, 12:16 PM
I hear ya! Only trouble is i'm broke! However, the 'Old Boy' is willing to borrow me some pennies for a vehicle, but it would need his seal of approval! Thats one reason I stopped bidding on that orange Caddy, because it was realistically his money I was bidding with! Also it had no tax, so I would of had to trailer it away. Another shitter is where I live, North-west, right on the coast (if I go down to the beach I can see Scotland on a clear day!), and I seem to live miles away from ANY Caddys up for sale, which would make going to view a Caddy a right pain in the rear. Yeah my brother said i'd be f#####g stupid to buy a vehicle off ebay without viewing it first. I'm watching another one on ebay :0 (item 4550482105), could be worth a sniff!

Blakes
17-05-2005, 12:17 PM
Thanks Franxcaddy! On the hunt for a Caddy :)

cbrmike
17-05-2005, 01:00 PM
Spend as much as you can on a decent caddy in the first place. I can not bring myself to add up how much my caddy has cost me so far. But they are sooo worth it

Blakes
17-05-2005, 03:33 PM
I guess you're right. I know what it's like to spend a fortune on a car, I used to have a Ford :screwy: 93k Escort RS2000, nothing much went wrong with it really, well, only the: radiator, alternator, fuse box, steering arms, suspension bushes, cat, middle section, rear hub, accelerator cable, battery and the suspension was dodgy - so new suspension (Koni=500). Then after getting the suspension fitted I cracked the front bumper and decided to get a fancy fibreglass one (never again) which cost 350 to buy and another 300 to get it sprayed and fitted (because it was a bad fit). So, then I got grooved and drilled discs all round, rear strut brace, PiperX Viper induction kit (250!!), power boost valve and finally, a full Scorpion stainless system with cat bypass. So if you can imagine how much all of that cost to buy new (except the hub) plus all the labour cost (most of it was done in Wembley) and the 1500 to insure it (23 with 4 yrs no claims and clean licence at time, declared everything) it cost a bloody fortune! Anyhow, two weeks after getting the exhaust fitted, I introduced the RS to a two foot thick slate wall and wrote it off! Did not even get chance to get the power boost valve fitted! I still have the car a year on, did not claim off the insurance because I wanted to keep my no claims (would not have got much for the car anyhow). I will have to put up a picture of the wreckage to give you all a laugh!! So, unfortunatly I have no Caddy spares for sale, but plenty for an RS2000!!