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View AERO's Profile AERO Flag 06 Jun 20 3.21pm Send a Private Message to AERO Add AERO as a friend

Hi Guys ,thinking of trading in my car as I think I could get a good deal in present climate ? I am after a mid range Automatic, Astra,or similar. Anyone got any recommendations or advice as pretty new to car market .Thanks

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 06 Jun 20 4.27pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

According to an 'Autocar' lady speaking on the telly, demand for cars is far outstripping supply and will continue to do so, therefore good deals are likely to be few and far between - in both the new and used markets. Just saying what I heard; I've no expertise of my own.

For what it's worth, I bought the cheapest new car I could find - Dacia Sandero - and it's a little money well spent IMO.

 


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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 06 Jun 20 4.39pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Ive got an '06 plate Mini Cooper Convertible in Red up for grabs, if interested

 


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View AERO's Profile AERO Flag 06 Jun 20 6.17pm Send a Private Message to AERO Add AERO as a friend

Probably right about deals .Seem to have gone the opposite to what I imagined. No 0% deals and seem busy.So will probably hang fire !!

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 06 Jun 20 6.43pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Yeah, weeks ago I was predicting that they would be paying us to take cars away. The reality demonstrates why I'll never be a great financial analyst!

 


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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 06 Jun 20 11.32pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by AERO

Hi Guys ,thinking of trading in my car as I think I could get a good deal in present climate ? I am after a mid range Automatic, Astra,or similar. Anyone got any recommendations or advice as pretty new to car market .Thanks

Kia Ceed or Skoda Octavia are good value and reliable.

 

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 06 Jun 20 11.46pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree

Kia Ceed or Skoda Octavia are good value and reliable.

It seems nobody is sure whether this is a good time to buy. I would think it is if you get in before dealers formally reopen.

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Edited by Mapletree (06 Jun 2020 11.46pm)

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 07 Jun 20 11.29am Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Korean or east European cars are the best deals .

Basically a Volkswagen or toyota in all but name.

After the first 5 years a car has done most of its depreciation. Buy it aged 5 and keep for ten years. You can expect green lefties to put more tax on big engines over coming years. So avoid a guzzler. I agree with dacia/skoda/kia as a good purchase.


Either buy expensive from a dealership ( with good warranty) or cheap from an original owner. Owner must have paperwork evidence it's been his own car for a few years.

Never buy from online 'crow men'.... traders without credentials, without a forecourt, without a real home address. Utter utter crooks.

Avoid French cars except if u are a masochist.

Edited by PalazioVecchio (07 Jun 2020 11.42am)

 


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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 07 Jun 20 12.39pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

Korean or east European cars are the best deals .

Basically a Volkswagen or toyota in all but name.

After the first 5 years a car has done most of its depreciation. Buy it aged 5 and keep for ten years. You can expect green lefties to put more tax on big engines over coming years. So avoid a guzzler. I agree with dacia/skoda/kia as a good purchase.


Either buy expensive from a dealership ( with good warranty) or cheap from an original owner. Owner must have paperwork evidence it's been his own car for a few years.

Never buy from online 'crow men'.... traders without credentials, without a forecourt, without a real home address. Utter utter crooks.

Avoid French cars except if u are a masochist.

Edited by PalazioVecchio (07 Jun 2020 11.42am)

Yup

True that

 

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View AERO's Profile AERO Flag 07 Jun 20 2.19pm Send a Private Message to AERO Add AERO as a friend

Thanks for your help guys

 

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View doi209's Profile doi209 Flag Fighting for the weak and innocent... 07 Jun 20 7.09pm Send a Private Message to doi209 Add doi209 as a friend

Astra is now French. Avoid.
Korean is the best bet. German are expensive and surveys say not as reliable as you think.

Saying that I have had mostly BMWs for the past 20 years and only had one problem.

 

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