General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


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gawkrodger
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7524 posts since 4/11/08

10 Mar 2016 11:23
ha

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/car-sinks-in-river-thames-after-being-swept-in-by-tide-a3199741.html
oldgregg
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6318 posts since 13/4/02

11 Mar 2016 18:12
Anyone own/owned an exige? Toying with the idea of getting a 06-07, putting a soft top on and driving up to italy with à friend through ch & fr this summer to hook up with the rest of the families. Seems pretty cheap to own and service with stable prices so that you can own it 1-2 years and get most money back?
oldgregg
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6318 posts since 13/4/02

11 Mar 2016 18:14
And boot fits like 12 bottles of baileys
quest
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3481 posts since 11/7/11

posted 11 Mar 2016 20:18, edited 11 Mar 2016 20:18
we had an s2, vvti engine is bullet proof and you'll get all your money back guaranteed.
not sure I'd want to drive down to Italy in it though
oldgregg
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6318 posts since 13/4/02

12 Mar 2016 22:04
quest wrote: we had an s2, vvti engine is bullet proof and you'll get all your money back guaranteed.
not sure I'd want to drive down to Italy in it though

Cool , Why not drive down to italy though? Love driving in the alps but only ever done it in a rr (and an og mini, that was pretty sweet but broke down like shit) must be magic in an exige with the roof off?
oldgregg
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6318 posts since 13/4/02

25 Mar 2016 02:24
had ro get from italy, will be fun to drive hone
Master
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2837 posts since 1/10/03

30 Mar 2016 11:06
I used to able to get 10-15% off easy buying used cars from independent garages albeit over 10 years ago but recently getting the feeling I'm offending people when I ask that much off.

Only difference is the cars I got before were 2-3k and currently Im looking around 10k mar, and best i could get off is 3-500 quid on a couple priced at 11k.

Theyre saying they cant be cheeky with prices anymore as people compare on internet etc. Is that true?

How much is realistic to ask off of an 11k car these days?

joe6886
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854 posts since 16/11/08

30 Mar 2016 11:32
The profit probably just isn't there for them to take that much off, I work for my old man who has a garage and typically we make £5-600 profit on average. Take into account prep, maybe having to service/mot the car, offering a warranty if there isn't manufacturers left then it doesn't give you much clear profit at the end.

The job has got a lot harder for traders on the whole and people expect loads off when it's just not possible.
toocan
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820 posts since 7/11/07

posted 30 Mar 2016 11:42, edited 30 Mar 2016 11:42
find a like for like car in a 60 mile radius thats cheaper and use that to negotiate. As joe said you aint gonna get a large wedge off anymore the internet has levelled the dance.

Have you thought about leasing the new macan?
Kadafi39
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1666 posts since 30/10/09

30 Mar 2016 12:10
10-15% off a 2-3k car is a few hundred quid, slightly different when your asking for 1 - 1.5k off a ten grand car.

I offered one grand less to a private dealer for a car that was up for just over 25k, and the cunt pretty much acted like I was wasting his time.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

30 Mar 2016 12:57
This turned up yesterday from that lease deal I posted up
The 1.4 is plenty fast enough, just abit slow off the mark until the turbo kicks in


joe6886
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854 posts since 16/11/08

30 Mar 2016 13:35
Kadafi39 wrote: 10-15% off a 2-3k car is a few hundred quid, slightly different when your asking for 1 - 1.5k off a ten grand car.

I offered one grand less to a private dealer for a car that was up for just over 25k, and the cunt pretty much acted like I was wasting his time.

Probably because he thought you were, private guys don't have that much profit across their cars to knock a grand off. Is he meant to sell it you for what he paid for it?
Kadafi39
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1666 posts since 30/10/09

30 Mar 2016 13:45
joe6886 wrote:
Kadafi39 wrote: 10-15% off a 2-3k car is a few hundred quid, slightly different when your asking for 1 - 1.5k off a ten grand car.

I offered one grand less to a private dealer for a car that was up for just over 25k, and the cunt pretty much acted like I was wasting his time.

Probably because he thought you were, private guys don't have that much profit across their cars to knock a grand off. Is he meant to sell it you for what he paid for it?

Car was up for 27k, I asked if he would accept 26k cash becuase he was giving me a shit price on the p/x. Don't think thats taking the piss and you would be stupid to think for a second that a car a dealer would pay 26k for a car that he will retail for 27k. He wouldn't have paid more than 24-25k, it was an e92 M3, not some new economical diesel thats easy to shift.
Kadafi39
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1666 posts since 30/10/09

30 Mar 2016 13:47
Homer wrote: This turned up yesterday from that lease deal I posted up
The 1.4 is plenty fast enough, just abit slow off the mark until the turbo kicks in



Thats lovely Homer, these were what a couple of hundred quid a month? Absolute bargain.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

30 Mar 2016 14:55
5.5k for 2 years motoring
toocan
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820 posts since 7/11/07

30 Mar 2016 15:07
wierd looking porsche
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

30 Mar 2016 15:10
Kadafi39 wrote: 10-15% off a 2-3k car is a few hundred quid, slightly different when your asking for 1 - 1.5k off a ten grand car.

I offered one grand less to a private dealer for a car that was up for just over 25k, and the cunt pretty much acted like I was wasting his time.

Obviously done a lot of business for the month/year or is a major fool. Rejecting a cash offer with less than 5% off the asking price is madness IMO. I'd have went 24K initially tbh.
oldgregg
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6318 posts since 13/4/02

30 Mar 2016 16:29
toocan wrote: wierd looking porsche
jogon321
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659 posts since 13/4/12

posted 30 Mar 2016 20:12, edited 30 Mar 2016 20:12
adidaskev wrote:
Kadafi39 wrote: 10-15% off a 2-3k car is a few hundred quid, slightly different when your asking for 1 - 1.5k off a ten grand car.

I offered one grand less to a private dealer for a car that was up for just over 25k, and the cunt pretty much acted like I was wasting his time.

Obviously done a lot of business for the month/year or is a major fool. Rejecting a cash offer with less than 5% off the asking price is madness IMO. I'd have went 24K initially tbh.

Not really. Dealers would prefer you to take it on finance so they can get the commission on that rather than take cash. Like Joe said earlier there's not much profit left after you take in all your overheads etc. Internet is now changing the market and more dealers are going online only and using cheaper storage solutions. Advertised prices now need to reflect that to get customers in to view.
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

30 Mar 2016 21:45
I understand that he might have been looking to sell the car on finance making more money on it but he would've been making 1.5-2K on the car - factory in OHs and he's still looking at a G profit minimum i would think. Cashflow must be pretty tight/unforeseeable on a lot of these indie dealers so you want turnover ASAP.