Kolessa / Petridou / VOX / SonyFür 18 November 2012, the Cologne-based private channel VOX took the start of the second season of the series "Offer rust bucket, Seeking dream car" into the program. In the docu-soap car saleswoman Panagiota Petridou looking Sundays at 18:15 cars for people who have put their rust bucket available in the hope that at the end of the program a better set of wheels pop out there. In the episode about the 19-year-old vocational school students Manuel Koleßa from Unna the Greek origin solos Gerin received from 1997 to generate a Golf III much capital the order to the 2.03-meter motorcycle a machine on the format Suzuki GSX-R 750 before the to ask door. The road to success led to the respective purchase and sale of a Ford Ka and a Peugeot 106; Transactions by which the 33-year-old car saleswoman could earn the necessary coal for the motorcycle. However, over the broadcast the same questions appeared, as in the first season: How real was the deal, how credible the numbers and the procedure? Was the audience gives a false impression of calculations and costs?
The concept for the mission "Offer rust bucket, Seeking dream car"
Panagiota Petridou was born on 13 July 1979 in North Rhine-Westphalia Solingen. to study against their original intention, drama or spectacle it was wholesale and foreign trade clerk. During her career selling Panagiota computer systems, shoes, mobile phones and triathlon clothing until in 2004 the indicator "MINI is looking exceptional seller" reported and consequently there ranked in the ranking of the best new car seller over six years in the top ten; for years as the best seller in Germany. In clubs like Borussia Dortmund and Fortuna Dusseldorf she played handball for 22 years and fought his way up to the third division. Her career ended in 2012 when her heart club Fortuna Dusseldorf with the rise in the league. Since December 2010, Panagiota shooting for "Offer rust bucket, Seeking dream car".
The case Manuel Koleßa - credible or not?
The vocational students Manuel Koleßa who volunteers as a tutor in a children's home, has little money but due to the motorcycle affinity his family also to be on the road on two wheels desire. Best on the Suzuki GSX-R 750, which costs 11,000 euros new; well used as their 2,500.00. His Golf III, he was given 18 by his father, should be made by Panagiota to a motorcycle. Manuel trusted the car saleswoman his car without - concept typical - knowing what comes out at the end for him: Golf III, built in 1997, 60 hp, petrol, sunroof, radio, without MOT, but 256,449 km run with hail damage, dents and a together held by Paketband air hose. Panagiota drove the car to their workshop partners in the team, the 43-year-old Paola Ciavarella. The still diagnosed a clutch and a steering damage and rust spots on the underbody and a transmission oil loss. Panagiota did all this have made the first call for 100.00 euros.
Vincenzo Pichierri / VOX / SonyNach more precise determination of the total damage plus strut storage Paolo wanted to make the Gulf for 455,00 Euro finished - including TÜV fees. Both the desired 100,00 (dream) euros of Panagiota and the amount set by Paolo are for ordinary citizens in the extent of compensation for image but hardly sufficient for getting the car handed TüV finished. The car that has four years and also seen a mileage of 80,000 km no fresh oil, was so resold by Panagiota unrepaired for 500.00 euros to a lady who wanted to revamp the scrap-golf with parts of their own golf again. A comparison of documents, data and so on was omitted; clarify whether Golf III Golf III and really match that does not have the buyer. was incredible worthy that, so a viewer to do so because the production cycle of a car can certainly change important parts. Wrong also: Panagiotas assessment that a golf III this configuration, repairs have only 800,00 Euro market value.
The Golf III not properly utilized?
Because, as a glance at the stock exchange Autoscout24.de the evening of the broadcast showed a golf III with sunroof, 60 hp, 222 703 kilometers and MOT until 07/2014 for 1,990.00 euros in the tender; but it is only one of very many this year of construction. Vehicles of this type are in high demand among novice drivers. Panagiota would have invested the optimistic scheduled 455,00 euros, they could make a profit of at least EUR 1,500.00. Poorly investigated? Back to the broadcast: The euro bought 500.00 while fellow dealers Car Concept Huerth for 400,00 Euro tough negotiating a Ford Ka built in 1998 with 156,000 kilometers, around Lackabplatzern and minor rust spots, brakes with unspecified-called defect but a year TüV remaining maturity, and just 60 horsepower. Ten pages Ford Ka 1998 offered Autoscout24.de evening the broadcast; also a sought-after cars for drivers on a budget.
The seller but could also get 800,00 euros; therefore hardly giving away the car, remained unclear. Maybe he does not want to bother with such small cars; something there is in some specialized car dealer: Credible. Panagiota and her team put 300.00 euros for repair costs 64.00 euros for a Pioneer radio and 50.00 euros for treatment in the Ka and received on the sale instead of the required market-driven 1490.00 also marketable 1,300.00 euros. The profit of 986.00 euros flowed into a Peugeot 106 XR with 150,951 kilometers mileage, built in 1996, with - how can it be otherwise - 60 hp gasoline and minor damages such as broken trim, a broken middle silencer, defective headlamp control (TÜV knock out criterion). Shopping and retail price of 650.00 euros and 1,300.00 euros fit into the situation on the market.
Panagiota Petridou / VOX / Stephan Pick That in the end 1,486.00 euros profit were achieved and a Suzuki GSX-R 750 was found for this money actually, "Topper" Thomas Schmidt was thanks to the head of "Topper Garage", the somewhat taciturn but why was not unsympathetic. The motorcycle with 98 hp, 46,601 kilometers on the odometer and defective turn signal housings received from him even a fresh free filling oil. VOX - such as RTL putting in his docu-soaps on big emotions - and Panagiota wanted Manuel Koleßa by bike surprise, but so surprised the protagonist did not work well then that. A Fake? No matter: The shipment Although operated as alreadywith optimistic repair prices that a common man never get, but knew how to talk again and to convince a sympathetic Panagiota Petridou. An entertaining, this hardly interrupted by advertising broadcast.
Panagiota Petridou interviewed by VOX
Compared with VOX Panagiota Petridou took a position on the question whether the insight that gives viewers through "Offer rust bucket, Seeking dream car" in their work and negotiation tactics, becomes a problem when negotiating at the dealership. These Petridou: "I am finally once in a shop came in and I said that I am looking for a refrigerator and a washing machine And since the seller would say 'Yes, yes, but with me you can not negotiate like on TV.' Then am. I go back almost to the door, get out when the salesman came afterward and wanted me to stay I asked him. 'Do you think I'll buy something in my life without that we talk about the price ?!' Then he said, okay, then we do it. the people then it. There were already at the dealership customers, who have gone away from my colleagues and have said looking forward, we would like to buy the car at Panagiota, my husband would love times with her negotiate."
Panagiota Petridou / VOX / Stephan Pick But the expert is not in the main job at Hans Brandenburg in Hilden otherwise than on television: "The funny thing is that people then sit with me and I simply put on my program The then ask 'Is there in. Price still something in it 'and I say very clearly:'?... Nope is not television, the reality is here 'Then usually much laughter and they say' Cool, that says really simple 'no' actually, they make the self-test and then remember: That is indeed the case with is not an easy man. ". Two days she claims to be while shooting in the store; also of gratitude to her boss, who has set in their working hours on Panagiotas needs. Panagiota: "It's quite funny that really people come who rumspazieren in the store, take a pair of leaflets, back ten minutes before my desk and forth, and then they will eventually come around the corner and say, 'I love the shipment total . cool 'They come sometimes really from far away to see: the Panagiota there really, really works at the dealership and really looks. " Your private favorite car? A Mini Cooper S. With - listen (s) and marvel - Foxtail at the antenna.