Jap Perforomance Imports - Bristol

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Jap Perforomance Imports - Bristol

Post by BongoBeeman » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:49 pm

Has anyone has experience of this company based in Kingswood.

They have several ads on Gumtree and some things just seem a bit off

- the name for a start, in 2020, come on
- they are a new company, only about a year old, claim to have an undercover showroom/storage area
- they have one ad on there stating 85k miles but when you check mot history its almost double that at about 140k

any info appreciated

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Post by Flanners » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:04 pm

No, but given what you have written why risk it?
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Post by mikeonb4c » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:14 pm

If in doubt
Leave them out
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Post by Bob » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:24 am

Nothing concrete, but it has the hall marks of Bristol Bob. :(
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Post by Gsmifff » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:11 pm

Hello there

I went to look at a Bongo there in September in the pouring rain. They do have a large covered warehouse but was full of cars and the Bongo was outside. I got soaked!
It was very dirty, bits of trim hanging off, had a very spongy rear tyre and the roof siren kept going off even with the roof down. All in all not very well presented for a £7k vehicle in my humble opinion.

The nearby cafe did a really good breakfast though!

Hope this helps

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Post by Bob » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:20 pm

Thanks. 8)

And I do like a good breakfast. :)
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Post by BongoBeeman » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:52 pm

I steered clear in the end, just didn't feel 'right'.

Bought private in the end, picked up today, woo-hoo
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Post by Bob » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:25 am

Well done. :D

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Re: Jap Perforomance Imports - Bristol

Post by TheLongRoad » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:14 am

Interestingly 140,000 km is approximately 87,000 miles. Don’t know anything about the dealership but just thought it might be a possible explanation of the difference in those figures.
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