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If anyone is looking to buy a Peugeot iOn, there is one for sale on eBay:
It is a repossessed black one-owner 2012, with only 11,000 miles. It has been off the road for over a year, and needs an MOT. Other than that, it looks in quite reasonable condition. The current price is £2,600.
It is for sale in Chorley, Lancashire, by a dealer who specialises in repos. ( No connection.)
 

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That does look great.
If I had the time, that's worth a punt.
 

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Be prepared to roll up your sleeves for a repair if it has the common 20 amp MCU fuse and blown capacitors failure - this particular fault (which happened to my 2011 Ion and is becoming a common problem as they age unfortunately) causes the car to still be drivable for a short time around a yard but means that neither the traction battery or 12v battery will be charged - so it won't drive far before the 12v battery runs down again. (Which will drain a lot sooner than the traction battery when not being topped up as it has to run the power steering, heater blower etc)

Without seeing a video of the dashboard when the car is turned on to see if there is a warning light or an attempt to charge it there's no way to tell if this car has this particular fault or whether the 12v battery is just flat from lack of use. (These cars do not maintain the 12v battery when the car is out of use - it will go flat after a couple of months of inactivity)

This OBC failure (two blown disc capacitors in the OBC and a blown 20 amp fuse in the MCU) is often repairable - I repaired mine, but there are variations on this fault that can be more difficult to repair depending on how much damage is done during the initial fault.

On the other hand there might be nothing wrong with it.

Maybe one for @G.a.r.y ? :)
 

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Hi all, thanks for the nod Simon, however I find that vehicles that get on to ebay go for too much money, it makes it not worthwhile doing the repair.

I also haved a Zoe motor swap project, i-miev battery pack repair among other things on the drive so at the moment I need to repair and sell before I can buy anything more otherwise im in big trouble !

Cheers.
 

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The car was sold for £3,259. For a one-owner car with 11,000 miles, I think that is two thousand under retail price.
 
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