11 thoughts on “Have You Seen This Car?

  1. Killian G

    Unlikely to export that because wouldn’t be worth it (sorry!). More likely it will show up on Done Deal or similar – usually low price, cash deal with some cock and bull story about how log book got packed by mistake when moving house – and the “look, how about you hang on to €500 for now and you give it back to me when I bring you the log book”. Three months later, buyer realises he’s been duped and then it all depends on how he plays it.

    1. Shayna

      That’s a tad unkind Killian, my first car was a mini, it’s like a pet. You love it, it breaks down, again, and again, you hope it’s stolen, then get the insurance to cover your mistaken indulgence.
      I have to say though, the new minis, especially this one looks great. Sorry Kate, there are loads of those in Belfast – yikes, she’s gone.

      1. Killian G

        Hello Shayna. I didn’t mean to be unkind. All I’m saying is that a 10 year old Mini Clubman is probably worth around €5,000 here – and not much more than €750 in Romania or Bulgaria, which is where most exported cars end up. For the thieves, it wouldn’t be worth shipping it abroad. It will likely do on Done Deal for €4,000 – but the seller will accept €3,500 and then knock another €500 to compensate for the missing log book.

        1. Shayna

          Killian, you know those stats aren’t helping Kate, who’s lost her Mini. Although, really, €750 for a right-hand drive in Romania?

          1. Killian G

            I disagree, boo boo. The point is that her car won’t be shipped abroad – so she has a chance of getting it back. Instead, it’ll appear for sale online. All she has to do is keep an eye on online sites – and then alert the Gardai once she finds it. They’ll take it from there. Previous commenter is correct though in suggesting there may be a stench of urine on the backseat.

  2. Bort

    Kate, as someone who has had their car stolen and recovered I can tell you, you don’t want it back. You want the money from your insurance company. You do not want your car back with a smashed window, broken steering lock, f@cked up ignition cylinder, a smell of unknown origin and a bill for the towing and recovery. You better hope if it’s found it’s burned out.

    1. Shayna

      My younger sister had her Golf GTI stolen from The Carrickdale in Louth, it was recovered in Blackrock, when the gardaí phoned her, she said, great that’s just down the road in Dundalk, turns out there’s a Blackrock in Cork. When Sinéad got there, the thieves had upgraded her sound to an 8-way Bose system, much better, than the original. They also changed the steering wheel? Anyhoos, she sold it a tad later, violation, etc…

  3. WhosePants

    I saw a similar car this morning with the same colour scheme, on a Limerick plate, possible 2008 on Mount Street.

    Just saying!

    T

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