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  1. Angela820

    2011 Honda Civic for Sale, Canberra

    Hello We moved to Canberra 18 months ago from the south of England and we bought a great Honda Civic sedan, brand new from a Honda dealer. We live near the city so only need one car now so we are selling this car. Its a bargain as its still has over 3 years Honda manufacturers warranty and roadside assistance, full service history (set price services), along with other extras like tinted windows and alloy wheels. Its always been kept in our garage and has only been used by myself for the school run and general getting around. We have it on the a car sales website. The link is here if you would like more details. Pm me if you are interested :-) http://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/honda-civic-2011-14610686?base=1216&vertical=Car&cr=6&eapi=2&__N=1246%201252%201247%201282%204294965322%204294965250%20897%201216&num=15&silo=Stock&sort=default Angela Watkins
  2. Hi I thought I'd mention this experience to maybe save any other new arrivals pain. Migrating is tough enough without the hassle that we have had with the car that we purchased. We bought the car and since September 4th we have had it in our possession for 5 days in total due to multiple breakdowns. That's 5 days out of 56!!! I have been told by the dealer that they "don't know how things are done in the UK, but they don't do refunds". I don't want to bore people with the detail, but my diary of events is below if you want a look. I am speaking to consumer protection as not only am I concerned that the car won't break down, but I'm worried that it is unsafe. If the head lights weren't checked and the car can randomly decided to limit speed to 20 or 15kph then I don't want to put my children in it. ...and this wasn't a cheap 'banger' - it was a 115K kms Volvo. Still, the dealership is not willing to refund despite numerous requests and the car being consistently problematic. My advice to anyone is to be tough at the point of sale and state that you want the option to return the car should it turn out to be a complete lemon (ie, multiple serious faults). If they believe the car is a good car they should have no problem with this. ============================================================================= Late August: View the car and agree to sale once UK funds clear. There is a condition of sale that the rear seat that won't latch in position is fixed before collection. September 4th: Buy the car which immediately displays a gearbox fault on the way home from the car showroom. Independent specialist suspects pre-existence of fault since the car had fresh transmission fluid - ie it appeared someone had already tried to fix the fault. Also, the rear seat has not been fixed as promised. September 5th: Returned the car to the dealership. Late September: Previously difficult to operate ignition barrel fails and has to be replaced - meaning multiple sets of keys are required to manually open and start the car. October 9th : I'm told the car is ready for collection. I ask about the seat latch - and it still isn't fixed. The car is returned to workshop. October 16th: I pick the car up car after it has been worked on for over a month. It is dirty and has less fuel in it when it went. October 17th: Car displays intermittent indicator fault: safety issue. October 18th: I discover that when driving in the dark the headlights do not point at the road ahead. A serious safety issue obviously not checked pre delivery. October 20th: Car develops an engine fault and breaks down with my family on board. While talking to the dealership from the side of the road I am asked if I "need to discuss this now as there are people waiting to see me". I am able to restart it and return it to the dealership's nominated repairer. October 27th: I pick the car up car again. October 28th: After driving just a few KMs (only had the car overnight) the car displays a 'performance reduced' message and will not exceed 20kph after turning onto a busy road - with my family on board this was pretty scary - and dangerous. The car then refuses to start for 20 minutes. After a successful restart it allows us to get off the busy road before again failing and limiting us to 15kph for the journey home. Once home, I returned to the locked, unoccupied car to find the cabin fans running at full speed and they would not turn off until I had inserted the ignition key (fans were set to 'off' once ignition was on). October 29th: I am unwilling to drive the car at 15kph through the city so the car is collected by the repairer who is upset with me for not dealing with him directly as he has been given a tough time by the dealer. Compounded by various unreturned emails and phone calls I decide to pursue consumer protection for a resolution.
  3. Hi to all, Firstly thank you for looking at my Thread, Myself my husband and two children are currently packing in the UK and are looking forward to the move to Brisbane. I have gained a position in a professional Podiatry Clinic and I am due to Start as soon as my paperwork is finalised and I arrive in Brisbane. My Husband on the other hand is looking for work and has a few areas of expertise. 13 years British Military - Transport & Logistic. Section Commander - Fuel and General transport Manager. World wide operations. Many years experience in the transport industry - Scheduling and operating machinery - HGV licence with tanker and articulated skills. 5 years working as a Head of KS4/Deputy Centre Manager/Teaching and working with challenging dis-engaged Students KS3/KS4. I was hoping for some one to come to my husbands rescue and offer him some work... I know I am hoping times are tough and jobs few and far between. Still no harm in trying. If any one reads this and has any information or guidance in any matters relating to our move or work in Brisbane then please get in touch. I was looking at buying a car on arrival and was shocked at the cost in comparison to the UK, our car in the UK (Audi A4) is double in Australia, this worries me, any one had a positive experience with buying a car or could steer me in the right direction please.. Looking to live either at the Spring Field Lakes or Forest Lake, any comments or advice please... Another concern is the two kids and the Schools, few so much to think about.. any help please.... would love to make some friends prior to our arrival, fun loving family who like to spend time with others as to us friends are very important. Thank you for reading my thread, look forward to meeting up soon Amanda & Darran , Ellie mai and Corey.:cute:
  4. pinkk8

    VW Golf for sale Brisbane

    2004 VW Golf for sale 2.0 litre engine. Approx 120,000 km. Good condition with safety certificate and registration. We are near Brisbane city centre, let me know if you would like to view it.
  5. The Pom Queen

    Cars in Australia

    Well Toyota has come out tops again this year as selling the most cars, followed by Holden (Vauxhall) and then Ford. However, VFACTS figures show the new car market is in severe decline, with 79,105 vehicles sold last month, down 10,184 sales or 11.4 per cent on October last year. Mazda, which has been a sales star in recent years, reported a 24 per cent drop last month with Hyundai and Kia suffering a 35 per cent and 31 per cent plunge. Lexus sales fell more than 60 per cent last month and Mercedes-Benz was off 43 per cent. Now the 2009 models are appearing in the showrooms the dealers will soon start reducing the 2008 models to make space, so anyone coming over in the next few months may be able to pick up a great bargain on new cars.
  6. Unfortunately we are having to return to the UK, having only purchased a Toyota Camry 4 months ago. We are going to have to sell it, so if anyone is interested then please get in touch. Car details: Toyota Camry 2.2L CSI 1998 automatic 128,000 km Bought for $8,500, will sell for $6,500 (ono) for quick sale. Photos and other details can be provided
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