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  1. #111
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    As mentioned on the Dolphin grey Votex thread the next two cars will be the last that are sold at a loss.

    My funds for rescues have run out, and any more cars that I buy will be sold at cost including my time and expenses.

    So these last two will probably be the best bargains, future cars will still be less than their true value but I can't handle any more losses.

    So the Crystal blue FSI Sport and the dolphin grey Votex TDI are the last of the planned losses.

    I have a fantastic Castle Red (some people call it brown!) FSI coming in next week and that will be sold cheaply (because I bought it at a great price , thanks to the current owner being very fair) But I will recover my costs (If I can) on it and any future cars. (I am sure that it is fair enough!)

    I also have the Azure FSI with the Votex Bodykit (no rear Votex spoiler though) and a set of amazing QT wheels and black leather seats. This will be sold at cost price so I cannot be as "OCD" as usual, (I cannot push the costs up, and therefore the price, above the going rate for an A2) but this one is a beauty, so it will still be a bargain!!

    Steve B
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    As mentioned in the last post, it looks like the "A2 Rescue" approach is not going to work.

    I tried it without doing the Cambelt and service on the sales cars, but then most people were put off by the fact that they needed to spend money on the car (I thought people might prefer to get these important jobs done after purchase, so that THEY get to choose the way they are done and the price they want to pay (or even doing it themselves if possible). I did that to try and keep the cars affordable.

    But since it seemed to be a concern for potential buyers I changed the approach and decided to get these jobs done before sale so that the new owner can just drive away and not have to do anything for a long while.
    But that pushed up the price and it looks like it pushed it up a bit too much.

    As I have mentioned, the fact that most people on here already own an A2 (after all it is an "owners" club!!!) limits the market even for great cars.
    And since I have now exhausted my savings (due to not working for 5 months and losing at least 500 on almost every car) I cannot carry on.

    So the end result is that I have 4 cars left to sell

    The Dolphin Grey "Votex" TDI
    The Crystal Blue FSI sport, both ready for sale.

    The Azure 03 FSI with Votex (no votex tailgate spoiler though) and fantastic QT alloys, is coming out of the paintshop today and should be ready for sale next week
    The final car is due to arrive on Monday and this is the Castle Red FSI (also with QT alloys).
    That has to be checked over and have some sensor warnings sorted and that will be ready in a couple of weeks.


    I am reducing the Dolphin grey Votex TDI to 2,500 (I am well tempted to keep this car, it just drives so well) (see the individual "for sale" thread for details)
    I am reducing the Crystal Blue FSI Sport with the heated blue leather to 1,895 (see the individual "for sale" thread for details)

    Both cars will be listed on eBay for more than this.

    The remaining two cars will be priced to break even, but I am not going OTT on the spend on these, or the price will be too high to attract a buyer. But they will be well sorted!!

    After that I will be coming up with an alternative way to "feed my addiction", one that doesn't lose me thousands !!! LOL
    Perhaps looking at stocking rare and interesting parts and accessories for these great cars (Examples being the headlamp switches and other accessories etc.) Not sure, but this might be an option.

    Another option might be to offer a service of tracking down A2s for people that are looking for special A2s?

    We will see, but rescuing A2s is too costly.

    Steve B

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    Oh my word Steve that dolphin grey with Votex is such a bargain at 2500. I think buyers really need to factor in the additional vost they would have to pay on top of a car that hasn't been bought from you. When you take this into consideration all of your cars are great buys. Its a shame the venture will be coming to an end but if its not sustainable then what is the point.
    Steve
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    Lots of parts/spares for sale - please click the link

    http://www.a2oc.net/forum/showthread...equest-A2Steve



    Project TDI150 on its way :-)

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    Hi,

    Just a few teaser shots of the next A2 to be available shortly.

    It is a FSI Sport, running well, refurbished rare 17" QT alloys that were an original factory option for the A2.

    Black sport leather seats (driver side needs a bolster repair (will be done before sale)) MOT'd 11 Months.

    Available within a week or so (unsure of final cost and so no price set yet).

    Steve B

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  9. #115
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    If you are interested in any of the cars and attending the Kempton show at the weekend, they are all based within two miles of the show.

    Current stock is

    This stunning Azure blue FSI Sport with the Votex body kit and black leather (above)
    Price guide of 1,800 (not yet firm) one final job to do.

    The Crystal blue FSI Sport 89k miles, fully sorted and with heated blue leather. 1,895

    The Dolphin grey TDI SE with the full Votex kit, just been serviced and cambelt and water pump etc. sorted 2,500

    The Castle red FSI with the QT wheels plus lots of other nice features, currently having a wiring loom issue sorted so the price is not yet firm. Will not be dear due to 170k mileage but a great history and a well sorted car that will be less than 1,500 (not firm) if all works out ok on the work on the loom.

    Steve B

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    Hehe the S2 rear badge..

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    The Votex kitted FSI looks another lovely example from this A2 rescue project, well done Steve.
    Steve
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    Lots of parts/spares for sale - please click the link

    http://www.a2oc.net/forum/showthread...equest-A2Steve



    Project TDI150 on its way :-)

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    Steve one your diesel pics on eBay has the Nokia hands-free in it from the 1.6fsi listing! Just so u know fella

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by NinjaA2 View Post
    Steve one your diesel pics on eBay has the Nokia hands-free in it from the 1.6fsi listing! Just so u know fella

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
    Thank you!!!

    There is also another "rogue picture".

    I don't seem able to revise it on my phone at the moment. I will do it when I get in.


    Cheers
    steve B
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    Just sorted out the worn buttons on the climate and radio of the Azure FSI Votex.

    This time I had some soft touch buttons for the climate panel rather than A4 hard touch buttons.

    I also had a TT concert radio that was no use for an A2 and so swapped the 5 worn buttons from that.

    The photo somehow makes the radio look "grainy" / dirty, but it looks fine in the flesh.


    Steve B

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