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Discussion in 'GENERAL R DISCUSSION' started by chrisniss91, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. chrisniss91

    chrisniss91 Active Member

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    I was after a well modded GTiR but there arent any around that i want. So i found a 400bhp Escort cossie for sale in Keighley trade centre, If anyone lives near there could you possibly pop in and have a look for me as its a long drive for me for nothing.? Any views on the garage ? Are we allowed to talk openly about garages??
    i have no real clue on engine but could you look at bodywork for dents scratches etc?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jamesw

    Jamesw New Member

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    From what I have heard Chris I would go there as much as I would go to SAS in Aldershot!!
     
  3. Lionel

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    HI Chris,

    mate i would look up on other forums and see what people have to say about keighley trade center they dont have the best rep.

    y not go for a evo matey?
     
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    If you want a nice R and you have a decent wod of cash why not get a nice standard example and mod it yourself at least that way you know the car hasn't been modded and thrashed to within an inch of its life hopefully
     
  5. LeeB

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    iv seen that cossie mate and it is the dogs go nads, imperial blue with some heavy mods, v v tidy in and out unlike all the other cars there! seems a bit under priced from what i can remember though
     
  6. a11ova

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    My mate bought a car from keighley trade centre.............4 weeks later and gearbox went bang!!! now yes he could have thrashed it in that time, but his mum collected the car and then it sat on his drive till his old insurance ran out and he started his policy on his new car. 300 yards down the road and bang, bits all over the floor...........and somehow not covered under warranty
     
  7. owens

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    ask some of the lads on www.passionford.com about the place they might be able to help, if not im sure someone on there will know of a well speced escos for sale
     
  8. Fast Guy

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    I've never heard a good thing said about KTC by anyone who's been there.

    Allegedly they occaisionally get a couple of nice cars in, but they're few and far between. If you're realy interested, get someone who's into Cossies to have a look at it.
     
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    Only in pictures, looks nice but like someone said a bit cheap hmm
     
  11. Fire & skill

    Fire & skill Vintage member

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    I had a look at that one too (in pictures) bear in mind its a trade in so the garages rep shouldnt really affect this car, it has some mods that the purists would hate but generally speaking i like it 8) and from a trader its a cracking price too
     
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    Looks good in the pictures,and a good price ,but to get a cossy up to 400bhp costs sheds loads of money if it is going to last ,any papers to prove it's got 400,i see scc have done some work on it ,they know there ford stuff,unless it's just a sticker
     
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    Good escort cosworths cost 14k upwards, would have one now if there was room in the garage, i love the bloody things :lol:
    Me and the ex missis went to view an imperial blue one last year, very nearly bought it.....but just couldnt go through with it in the end due to not having suitable garage space.

    On the Keighly note, do not touch a car from there under any circumstances.
     
  15. Mr GTiR

    Mr GTiR New Member

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    Like Fastguy has said, i've never ever heard a good word about this place. Send a pm to Uncle Winnet as he went looking at Evos at that place. Just don't post his response on the forum as we're not allowed to post up that many sware words in on post :lol:
     
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    kenan South West Regional Rep

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    Keighley trade centre, every forum I'm on has it owns horror storys about the place.
     
  17. lv12

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    ive been there when looking for a R.they told me mint cars over the phone,drove miles to see trash 3 piles of trash.

    my m8 no's the guy who owns it,he said stay well clear,ill say no more........
     
  18. Odin

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    Do mind saying no more in the Queens English next time please fella, Please read the corrected version of your reply above ;-) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: .




    Rob
     
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    I went down to keighley trade centre to buy a "mint" motor as the guy put it on the phone. Drove down from Glasgow and got there, looked ok nothing special. one rev of the car and it was like an extra from a bond movie!!! Clouds of smoke everywhere!! Guy was insisting that it was just steam, I think I know the difference mate I'm not buttoned up the back! Wouldn't let me drive any of the cars and most of them wouldn't be worth driving anyway!

    I was raging that the mint examples of cars that I went to look at were all sheds that had abused wrote all over them or had been crashed before. And to top it off the guy that ran the place was a total c0ck!!!

    Whenever I asked him question's he didn't have a clue!! Is the milege on these cars genuine? Don't know mate. Are they undersealed? Don't know mate. Is there any receipts for the car, don't know mate, etc.

    Hit attitude stunk, he just seemed as if he couldn't be bother so I just walked away.

    Would never go back to this company due to the lies he told me on the phone about how good all of his cars were to go and look at the sheds he was trying to sell!

    Actually I think you should go and see for your self how much of a joke this place actually is!! Would make a good day out if your after a good laugh!!
     
  20. NISR227

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    Chris, surely a decent modified 400bhp R will come up sooner or later? Maybe leave details with ian and a few other places so if they hear anything about a big spec thinking of selling then they can contact you?

    Will you be using it as everyday transport? Personally if I was looking at 400bhp for an everyday car, then I would go for a later Evo instead if your ok about the running costs, at this stage of tune an R (or cossie) can only be a weekend car surely?

    Steve
     

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