- June 10, 2013 at 11:07 am #57565
I drive one of these in UK -the 903 model. Very economical -do not rust like like the old Fiat Pandas and so easy for DIY maintenance. Why I really cannot understand can they not still make them with some improvements ! In Canaries secundo mano cars more expensive than in the mainland for obvious reasons and there is not this active private market we have in UK on boards -only from garage/dealers-some amongst the locals themselves very little on ebay. The ones I see driven around are in lovely condition and problem is getting someone who wants to sell one -but I find the buses good and cheap if you use the prepayment card so I am in no hurry..
- June 10, 2013 at 8:05 pm #117366
I don’t know what’s wrong with the resale car market in Spain, but last time I looked it made more sense to buy new. That was about 6 years ago now. Things might have changed.
- June 11, 2013 at 12:40 am #117370
Fantastic mg. I will read these carefully and follow this site.I have accessed a ‘secundo mano’ site before but not this one. Actually summer is slack season in Canaries and a better time to buy.but a bit busy in a restaurant in UK at present .Will post about this in due course. Naturally these are old cars and not for everybody -but many I see driving them are careful ladies – schoolteachers -in the dry climate they are so trouble free provided you change the oil regularly !
- June 11, 2013 at 4:38 pm #117388
In Canaries -particularly Gran Canaria – large number of motorbile users and you see them mostly at weekends -that suggests they work.. A few look like the moslem brotherhood on Harleys with studs on the bikes that you might think are a gang of Hells Angels until you actually look where they are sitting having food ! But majority are young and youngish- ride good clean foreign bikes look not short of a centimo and are mostly Spanish /Canarian. Obviously a great climate for biking and I am tempted but at my age I rate the risk greater of accident. Hiring no problem here -my brother hired one for a day to do an Island circuit. In Gran Canaria quite a lot of the windy dangerous bends short circuited in the south by the GC1 motorway extensions..
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