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2 hours ago, just me 2 said:


How is the Mokka? My wife is looking for a new car and was thinking about one.

It is an excellent car,the 1.6CDTI engine is great on fuel but also very nippy.Although i have already sold it was we have sold our caravan and didn't need a 2nd car.

Made £1100 profit on it.

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I just sold my old motor on Gumtree a couple of weeks ago. The buyer did the change of ownership online and I got an email within a few minutes to confirm before he left with it. No need to send off the paper V5 afterwards.

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On 23/09/2021 at 12:44, Empty It said:

Why do people trade cars in as opposed to privately selling them?

Because it is a lot easier than dealing with the shower of twats that seem to frequent ebay, auto trader and gumtree these days. 

Life is far to short to be dealing with the twats offering half the asking price or a swap with a PS5 and a shoddy Corsa. 

 

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Agreed. Car dealers are, to my mind,  wry definitely OsFTW but f**k doing their job dealing with the general public (lying whiny b*****ds) on a daily basis while still trying to run a business and make a profit somewhere along the way. 

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Wanting to buy a second hand car. Max budget 10k. Any recommendations?
Was thinking of a Skoda and seen a few decent ones on auto trader for around 8k.

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44 minutes ago, Lex said:

Wanting to buy a second hand car. Max budget 10k. Any recommendations?
Was thinking of a Skoda and seen a few decent ones on auto trader for around 8k.

Do not buy a fabia Monte Carlo, shitest car I've ever driven. 

I've just bought st line focus. Ecoboost but can shift.

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2 hours ago, UsedToGoToCentralPark said:
6 hours ago, Lex said:
Wanting to buy a second hand car. Max budget 10k. Any recommendations?
Was thinking of a Skoda and seen a few decent ones on auto trader for around 8k.

If it's want to buy then wait a price second hand are as high as they've ever been, if it's need to buy then what size, what will it be used for?

I use mine for transport. I'm lazy and I don't  care about the environment.

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On 30/09/2021 at 16:05, Lex said:

Wanting to buy a second hand car. Max budget 10k. Any recommendations?
Was thinking of a Skoda and seen a few decent ones on auto trader for around 8k.

I would wait a while if you can as car prices are just crazy 

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1 hour ago, keithgy said:

I would wait a while if you can as car prices are just crazy 

Would agree, although afaik you can get a higher value on a trade in from a dealership than usual if you go down that route, otherwise its a bit of a wild west at the minute. Had a look out of curiousity and a similar year/mileage/trim on my Astra is currently going for about £1.5k - £2k more than what I paid for it last year on Autotrader, dread to think what used VW's/Audi's are going for...

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Been toying with the idea of changing my car because second hand car prices are daft at the moment.  WBAC are coming up with a figure of £18k for my 5 yo car at the moment so about double what it would be worth in a normal market I think.

If I took it to a dealer for a trade in are they coming up with those silly numbers as well?  Also if I chose a new car that wasn’t in stock at the moment and I had to wait a few months for it if all the finance/trade-in value was sorted now would the dealer have to honour it if the market suddenly turned normal and the trade-in for my car became a lemon for them?

Not sure how it works if they just take your car away for the trade-in and could then leave you without a car for months while you wait on the new one.

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7 minutes ago, Left Back said:

Also if I chose a new car that wasn’t in stock at the moment and I had to wait a few months for it if all the finance/trade-in value was sorted now would the dealer have to honour it if the market suddenly turned normal and the trade-in for my car became a lemon for them?

Nah.  They'd wriggle out of it, of course.  The trade-in would be priced at the time of completion unless you're thinking of starting a market in car price futures.

I have gone through a similar process to you with my 2013 Golf and have  decided not to bother for at least another year.

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4 minutes ago, The_Kincardine said:

Nah.  They'd wriggle out of it, of course.  The trade-in would be priced at the time of completion unless you're thinking of starting a market in car price futures.

I have gone through a similar process to you with my 2013 Golf and have  decided not to bother for at least another year.

Cheers.  So basically if they have a new car I like in stock I can get a good deal.

What if they say they can get one delivered in a couple of weeks and that turns into say 3 months and in the meantime the market normalises?  Can I tell them to GTF or does the small print say I’m committed no matter how long delivery actually takes?

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13 minutes ago, Left Back said:

Cheers.  So basically if they have a new car I like in stock I can get a good deal.

What if they say they can get one delivered in a couple of weeks and that turns into say 3 months and in the meantime the market normalises?  Can I tell them to GTF or does the small print say I’m committed no matter how long delivery actually takes?

That’s the thing here. Honestly, now is the time to buy a new car especially IF the vehicle you want is not a popular model, especially of your current vehicle is a popular type/model. Example, U.S. but applicable…got $4,000 over the value four month before for the Alfa I traded-in, and still managed to get $5,000 off the sticker on the Honda I bought. The key was picking a model I liked, but that isn’t moving off the front court. In this case, an Accord Hybrid in the Touring trim…they get 15% worse fuel mileage due to 19” tyres versus the other models with 17” tyres, and the previous year version, so they are just sitting on the lot and not selling. Basically I got the top level model for less than they would sell me the next model down, because that model (EX-L) is flying off the lot. My net gain was about $9,000 because of the chip shortage and Honda’s weird type choice…which, incidentally I like anyway.

As for are you committed, it does exactly depend upon the small print. In most cases it would’d be tied to if the purchase agreement you and the dealership signed is worded as binding and upon what basis. You should be able to negotiate terms that would protect you somewhat, but the seller will be doing the same as well. Plus, dealerships being in the business to earn money, spend a goodly amount on making sure they’ll get the better of you if anything happens…so it’s a risk. Here’s an interesting attempt at a summary:

https://www.thecarexpert.co.uk/bought-a-car-and-changed-my-mind/

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