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Just been sent some pics of an Anni TDI that i'm interested in.

The car looks mint inside and out with very low miles (19k)

But look at the state of the rims!

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Seller is looking for 14k (13.5k after haggling I guess [:D])but the wheels have put me right off, everything else looks mint though which is a shame.

If you look carefully, all wheels are showing signs of corrosion.

Shall I risk it and buy it, hoping the stealer will change all for wheels (a big risk)! or ask the seller to see the stealer and see if they will change the wheels under warranty.

What are the chances of the stealer replacing them, I would have thought the extensive damage would be enough for them to refuse?

Your thoughts please.
 

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one careful lady owner!? [/ducks!]

I would hazard a guess that the stealers might not even touch them like that, the warranty guy would throw them back at the dealership [:(]
 

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Wouldn't take the risk, those wheels are awful. There's no way you'll get them changed under warranty. Who the hell drove that car musn't have a clue how to park. Also makes you wonder just how little the rest of the car may have been cared for too.
 

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Let the seller do the 'risk taking' - or get the equivalent cost of the rims off the price of the car.......they'd be good for winter use anyway!
 

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You'll never get the dealer to fork out for a new set not with kerbing like that. If the car is the one you want it looks like a refurb would be your best option.
 

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What's even more amusing is when I called about it yesterday she said the wheels only have very light kerb marks, less than a quarter of the way around the edge of the rim.

WHY LIE AND THEN SEND ME PICS LOL?
 

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tell her 12,900 no more. If she then lets it go for 13 snap hand off. Wheels can be refubed for 40 a piece at a place in wakefield. proper aluminium ball burnished effect.[:D]
 

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Quote: posted by zekegti on 02/12/2004 21:12:54

If the wheels look like that, whos to know what condition the engine is in

Bad parking doesnt go hand in hand with drag racing!!
 

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Quote: posted by zekegti on 02/12/2004 21:26:59

Thats pretty poor parking considering the state of the inside of the spokes

The white worm effect is corrosion which happens with most Anni RC's!!

Even waxing every week wont stop that.
 

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Wow they are terrible! I know that my dealer wouldn't have changed mine if they were badly curbed!

I guess the curb to corrosion ratio needs to be 51% or more in favour of corrosion![:p]
 

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Say because of the extensive damage to the wheels you are only willing to pay 12500, then when they act all insulted offer them your number and say well the offers there call me back in a few weeks if you have no interest, I can guarenee with the state of them noone will go near it dealer or private.

at 12500 you could put new wheels on it!
 

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I still think 12.5k is a bit overpriced, new wheels will cost ?1500+

I'd only prepared to pay 13.5k tops for a MINT anni.
 

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ROFPMSL[:D]. You would also have to pay for a 4-wheel alignment!

They are even worse than our MD's wife's TT wheels and that is saying something!
 

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No disrespect to the women drivers on here BUT my mum has a mini with 17's that look like that BUT the rest of the car is concors and has done only 6500 miles from new in 2 years it maybe that the car is absolutely mint and has just had a dopey women driver like my MUM

ok offer 11500 then they can only be insulted! dont forget if they desperately need the cash they will sell I mean who else will offer that 3 weeks before christmas.
 
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