An exasperated motorist listed her 12-year-old Mini Cooper S on eBay with a less than flattering description, only to find it prove a hit online.
Rachel Young, 40, had bought the hatchback on the auction site two months previously when she relisted it last Thursday, May 12 with the title: 'Mini Cooper S 2004 Absolute Piece Of Excrement'.
A number of poorly taken photographs are followed by a crude description explaining exactly why the Darlington, County Durham resident wants the Mini gone. In the rant, she reels off unpleasant situations she would prefer, writing: "I'd rather have a limb off or my mentally unstable ex husband back than drive this a***hole a second longer..."
Reportedly, Young had owned the car less than 12 hours when the head gasket blew as she made her way to work.
After picking the vehicle up following a costly repair at a local garage, the communications worker then made it less than a mile before it broke down again.
With numerous other problems plaguing the car, she put it on eBay with a starting price of just 99p.
However, since the ad has gained notoriety on social media, 45 bids have sent the price sky rocketing to £6,200, prompting Young to add 'If you are not genuinely not bidding please remove any bids....' to the bottom of the ad.
"It felt jumpy when I gave it a test drive. But I had a friend check over it and he said it was fine so I went ahead.
"I have never known so much bad luck with a car. I really loved Minis, which is why I got this one, however I never want to own another Mini again. This one has just put me off. I really hate it."