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albideli



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't going to post anything but.....this is from the other side of the coin, at the end of last year I needed an engine, working out on site doesn't leave me much time to source things and get jobs done so I got a workshop that does some work for me to find an engine, they found one (I didn't know from who) and cost delivered was £550 with all ancil's still fitted and arrived within 48hrs, Engine looked good and was duly fitted the only parts extra were a set of new glow plugs as it was coming up to winter and easy access. It fired up straight away and runs very very sweet, pulls well, no smoke and I can quite easily believe its only done the 89k stated. The seller was dean from nw6import...Now he didn't know who we were,where from or that I use this forum so to be honest its not all bad news and I do know others that have had good service too, so as I've stated before on this thread and others, yes, its buyer beware and that should relate to any sale, plus you should inspect ANY vehicle you buy, but in MY personal case it was a perfect deal.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 13:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

And that's the rub some people want to lynch him others name their firstborn after him as said he can't have all *beep* for sale and nowt else but maybe it was best he did not know the engine was for you. :D  
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albideli



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 14:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is the thing...I'm all for being warned if there could be a problem forewarned is forearmed and all that, so everyone should make their own opinion I can only speak of my personal experience, and if he does have a part you need...well maybe we shouldn't burn all the bridges eh?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 13:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, new to this site... Just reading this topic as I'm buying one (or at least hoping too) in the next week. Can I just ask, is Simply Delicas good or bad? I'm a little confused.. Sorry <<< Noob!!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 15:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been following as I've needed parts, I recon by all the info here is that this guy is just throwing stuff out there without checking anything. If you're lucky the part works, if not the whole car is a MOT failure.
He couldn't give a F, either way, he just wants the money.

We've been warned by some one who actually knows his stuff, and has in many ways proven his worth.


Now you have all the elements it's up to you to throw the dice........ :?
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Stevie B



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 16:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a refund in January 2014 after a Deli he advertised on Ebay did not get delivered when he said it would and he was getting protective about me wanting to give it a good inspection before I bought it. To be fair to him I got a refund
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Stevie B



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 16:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also to add, his service wasn't too professional and felt like a two-bit operation which got me worried.
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Waggas



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 16:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, new here as searching for a Delica and been doing a lot of research.  The prices vary greatly for what look to be similar vehicles when looking at Ebay and Autotrader (from what I can see anyway)

this fella supplies these vehicles with MOT's - are these not worth the paper they are written on then ??

If anyone has an Exceed model in the 2k range, I am a looking :-)

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noirenex



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 17:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

A ward of warning Waggas, I bought mine with 12 months MOT, it does not guarantee safety or that it's in good nick mind. Stevie Wonder did the MOT on mine I think. Holes in chassis, cracked windscreen, rear springs, front shocks, drop links all failed Smile

Best bet is to do some research on here on what the common problems are with these, and go into a viewing well informed Smile, where abouts in blighty are you?
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Waggas



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 19:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL, I did email him last night actually before reading joining the forum and he didn't seem to want to do a deal, so maybe a good thing.

I am mechanically minded but every beast has its own personality, thus I want to get a Deli I can at least get used to and work on at my leisure rather being forced to if that makes sense. Plus if I bought a dud, I would never here the end of it from the Mrs.

I am based in Redhill, Surrey but willing to travel for the right motor, missed out on one in Aberdeen recently which would have meant a flight and a proper road trip back, and also one in Horsham less than 10 miles away as well. They seem to come up regularly in ebay and autotrader which hopefully is a good thing.

I'm in email contact with a private seller who didn't sell his on ebay, its in North London, but again no MOT and he won't budge on that it seems.

the search continues !!! :-)

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Wayne
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Damian1982



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 22:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys, I keep an eye on Delicas forsale in my area..One did come up white series 2 with all toys for £2000.. spoke to the owner & he had a local guy already viewing to buy (or so he thought, & why was he taking so long to arrive..)  Anyhow long story short was m**imports simply delicas?    

Car is now forsale on ebay for £6500!   now obviously I understand that he has to make a living but what a rip off!  So anybody looking to buy it remember he only paid 2k!
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doctorsyn



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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 21:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beware,I think it's dean selling a long wheelbase on eBay.
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illapulito



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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 23:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have bought parts from him, Dean. - firstly by postal delivery (received in good order) and secondly in situ (where he fitted bits and also fixed a newly discovered power steering leak); so I have no complaints.

(My 1994 LWB I bought from a private seller, off ebay, for a reasonable price (£1300) and yes has needed a few things fixing since - which in the overview was expected)

However, as for any Delica being considered "over-priced", well it is a marketplace,

anyone buying mine (not for sale) would get a bargain vis a vis the cost of purchase, repairs and upgrades (carpets, LEDs, tigweld header tank) - so it works both ways

For a more expensive Delica there'd be some elements I'd want to verify - e.g. fuel pump seal,
but in the general
(I am no techie) why would you not get someone knowledgeable to look over any car you're interested in ?
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WestyorksNeil



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 22:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi fellas, im new to this site and delicas. I am a bit worried after reading some of the stuff on this thread. I've just put a £200 deposit down on a Deli from Dean!! The car looked okay but had a knocking noise coming from the N/S/F. Dean said he would get it sorted as he thought it was a suspension bush and I could pick it up on monday. He has since been in touch with me to inform me he needeed a few more days as it wasn't the suspension that was at fault it was the diff. He said he will replace the diff but also needs a new part that hes had to order. He seems like he's being honest enough and I don't mind waiting for the car as long as its right when I get it. After reading the posts on here tho im wondering if I've been to trusting and if I should walk away before I give him the rest of the money.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 23:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I was you I'd.get my deposit back and walk away!
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andyman



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 23:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

So would I, if he can't complete the contract in the timescale you expected, you are entitled to ask for your money back. As I said elsewhere, for the prices he asks, you wouldn't expect a vehicle that needs anything more than standard service parts fitted before sale, not major mechanical components.
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albideli



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

its no worse than some of the other bags of s h I t e that are being offered for sale recently on the forums...my fave is when people say it got hot for some reason and its never done it before...after someone buys it and its costs them £700 to put right, check what you're buying and ask them to correct it, if they do fair enough but I bet a private seller wouldn't.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 15:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its the 1996 green super exceed on auto trader at min. I first rang him about a black one he had for sale but it had gone. He said he had two more but not ready to be sold yet. We went to have a look at them anyway so I could see what it was like before he started to tart it up. He suggested we went for a test drive and he told me exhaust was blowing a bit, he said he would swap it for a good one off one of his breaker Deli`s. I would of obviously preferred a new one but at least he was honest and up front about it. As for the knocking he said he swapped lots of bits on the suspension but it was still knocking. He said it did it worse when he put it into 4 wheel drive and it also struggled to come out of 4 wheel drive. He said it was to do with a broken tooth in the diff, he is swapping the diff and also has to order in a part to make it right. He seems to be doing everything to make the car right before he sells it which I Can't fault and I don`t mind waiting as long as the car is right when it comes. I know its and old car and don`t expect it to be perfect but for £2995 I want it to be safe and in working order. He is also given me a good price to trade in my old car. So far so good, will keep ya posted about how it all turns out Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 15:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just read the advert on autotrader. It says he underseals every Deli he sells.
Be REALLY careful - a recent underseal can hide many problems.
It's a lot of money too - can you throw in an AA inspection or some such.

I really do hope it all works out well for you and your Deli, just don't like seeing people conned...

As you're in West Yorks, I'm happy to show you the usual rusty bits and other issues that can crop up on our Deli if you fancy a trip into Leeds one evening.
Could pre-arm you for a final look around your new one before you hand more cash over.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 20:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would  prefer to buy a bag of pooh at the right price for a bag of pooh, then spend money putting it right, knowing I would end up with a properly sorted  car for my £3k. One of the Liverpool guys was selling his Deli with  an honest list of faults, with some MoT, ftor £600 recently. For £1,500 more, you would have an A1 motor.
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