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


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Trent
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1846 posts since 18/1/09

10 Jun 2016 08:06
Get it now and whack a plate on it?
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

10 Jun 2016 10:09
Plate dates/seasons does change the value of a car. If you can pick up the same car but the 66 plate for the same price as the 65/16 plate I'd wait for sure.
Kadafi39
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1564 posts since 30/10/09

10 Jun 2016 11:03
Marginally, things like colour, options, mileage and desirability of the car are more important when it comes to selling than whether the car was regsitered in June 2016 or sept 2016.
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

10 Jun 2016 11:16
A 65 plate would be registered between Sept 15- end of Feb 16 - a 66 plate would be Sept 16 registered - A whole year matters value wise.

Like I said, if he's getting the same car or very similar it's a no brainer to get the new one.
figurine
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5735 posts since 14/5/07

10 Jun 2016 11:19
Yea but surely its a 16 plate vs a 66 one, that'll make very little difference.
stoney
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17396 posts since 22/1/05

10 Jun 2016 13:24
Yeah it's 16, checked today
Honnete
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224 posts since 15/10/15

posted 10 Jun 2016 13:26, edited 10 Jun 2016 13:26
It's about a tenner difference when you come to sell it. Jeez this gaff. NOWNOL
sodomgomorra
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1364 posts since 24/3/14

10 Jun 2016 13:36
Test driving these cars in the following weeks - any owners here?

Fiat 500L
Ford Fiesta
Peugeot 208
Mazda 2
Opel Corsa
VW Polo
Alfa Mito
Kadafi39
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1564 posts since 30/10/09

10 Jun 2016 14:52
Just get the fiesta, polo or the mito.
freshflow
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2721 posts since 9/6/09

10 Jun 2016 14:55
Got a 208 GTI, it's great, basically a road go kart with heated leather seats.
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

10 Jun 2016 21:15
Really like my Polo. I'd go Polo, Fiesta or Mazda 2.
Anto
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3572 posts since 19/1/12

11 Jun 2016 09:12
Own a Polo for 6 years and I'm very pleased with it overall. Never had a single technical\mechanical problem.

My sister owns a Fiesta and it's much worse overall than my Polo. Quality\engine\comfort wise in particular
sodomgomorra
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1364 posts since 24/3/14

posted 11 Jun 2016 09:44, edited 11 Jun 2016 09:44
freshflow wrote: Got a 208 GTI, it's great, basically a road go kart with heated leather seats.

It's for my mom though. She is the kind of person you're stuck in traffic behind. But 208's are a nifty car, let alone the GTI version.
sodomgomorra
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1364 posts since 24/3/14

11 Jun 2016 09:45
Anto wrote: Own a Polo for 6 years and I'm very pleased with it overall. Never had a single technical\mechanical problem.

My sister owns a Fiesta and it's much worse overall than my Polo. Quality\engine\comfort wise in particular

A modern fiesta? Or last gen?
sodomgomorra
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1364 posts since 24/3/14

11 Jun 2016 09:45
adidaskev wrote: Really like my Polo. I'd go Polo, Fiesta or Mazda 2.

What engine do you got in it?
Anto
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3572 posts since 19/1/12

11 Jun 2016 09:53
sodomgomorra wrote:
Anto wrote: Own a Polo for 6 years and I'm very pleased with it overall. Never had a single technical\mechanical problem.

My sister owns a Fiesta and it's much worse overall than my Polo. Quality\engine\comfort wise in particular

A modern fiesta? Or last gen?

Current, a few years old
andymakesglasses
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20200 posts since 26/1/06

posted 11 Jun 2016 13:12, edited 11 Jun 2016 13:12
I've driven the 500L, Fiesta, Corsa and Polo as hire cars over the past couple of years.

Of those the Polo was the best in my opinion, it felt more solidly-built than the others.

The Fiesta was dead slow. I can't remember what engine size it was, it might have been the 1.0, but it was possibly the slowest car I've ever driven.

The Corsa was pretty unremarkable but nothing wrong with it.

The 500L would make a good mum car I think. The elevated driving position is good and it's easy to park (it has a very short bonnet). Depending on her age getting in and out of it is very easy as you step straight into it rather than down into it. It handles a bit like a van but it's quite chuckable and good fun to drive.
freshflow
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2721 posts since 9/6/09

11 Jun 2016 13:41
sodomgomorra wrote:
freshflow wrote: Got a 208 GTI, it's great, basically a road go kart with heated leather seats.

It's for my mom though. She is the kind of person you're stuck in traffic behind. But 208's are a nifty car, let alone the GTI version.

Great car regardless, had a 1.2 hire car yesterday when mine was being serviced, still really solid. Comfort, chassis, performance all decent.
sodomgomorra
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1364 posts since 24/3/14

13 Jun 2016 08:33
Went for a 2008 in the end. Mother took a stand on a big car, thought it was a bit silly driving around a big car empty 99% of the time. Didn't seem like a bad compromise since it's essentially a moderately inflated 208 at only 100kg heavier.

Easily accessible boot, roomy enough for a wheelchair. Elevated driving position, easy to park and all the other good things that come with a 208.

2014 model, 25k km, full kit (inc. nav + parkings sensors). After trade in my and brother have to foot a €3000 each so that's doable.

Not entirely sold on the 1.6 Vti engine. Bit lackluster for it's size and 120bhp but the newer 1.2 l (~120bhp) turbocharged versions were somewhat out of budget. Oh well, not a bad car. Though that oddly shaped steering wheel takes some getting used to.




Mr.X.
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2851 posts since 23/6/13

13 Jun 2016 08:44
Nice of you to post about your mum but I can't think anyone gives a fuck.