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    Delivery mileage ???
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    • 15th Aug 09, 10:46 AM
    Delivery mileage ??? 15th Aug 09 at 10:46 AM
    what is deemed to be acceptable delivery mileage ?

    is there a recognised maximum ?

    i'm curious of peoples views on this , as i have a new car ordered which i have asked the garage to hold onto until sept to get a 59 Reg rather than an 09. which started me thinking about the mileage on it when i actually get it .
    Not that i'm suggesting my friendly car saleman will be joy riding about in my new pride and joy , more that by the time i get my grubby hands on it probably at least 5 people will have driven it before me .

    what do you think would be a reasonable maximum ?

    can you refuse your car if it has an unacceptable delivery mileage ?
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  • steveo3002
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    • 15th Aug 09, 11:00 AM
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    most of the new cars ive seen at work have under 10 miles on them

    some new cars can have the speedo wiped back to 0000 once only at the pdi
    • photome
    • By photome 15th Aug 09, 12:12 PM
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    • 15th Aug 09, 12:12 PM
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    most of the new cars ive seen at work have under 10 miles on them

    some new cars can have the speedo wiped back to 0000 once only at the pdi
    Originally posted by steveo3002
    Really? So a new car could have done 1000 miles (extreme I know) but the speedo reads 0000 ? That doesnt seem right or fair to me
    • Hintza
    • By Hintza 15th Aug 09, 12:27 PM
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    • 15th Aug 09, 12:27 PM
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    Depends where the car has come from, was it driven to your dealership etc.

    Why are you looking for a problem before there is one?
  • movingforward2010
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    • 15th Aug 09, 12:31 PM
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    • 15th Aug 09, 12:31 PM
    mine had 80 miles on it when i got it, but it had come from, funnily enough 80miles away, i only chose this option to avoid paying the 150 transporter fee (mine was bought online)

    the poor bloke then had to get 3 buses and 2 trains to get back, i did give him a lift to the bus stop tho
  • Takoda
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    • 15th Aug 09, 12:41 PM
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    Yeah mine has 80 too. Dealership got it from another branch which cut waiting time a bit. HTH.
    • steady__eddie
    • By steady__eddie 15th Aug 09, 1:00 PM
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    • 15th Aug 09, 1:00 PM
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    When I was buying a new car 3 years ago, I decided that I wanted a sunroof as well as the aircon that was fitted as standard. It was apparently possible to do this if you gave them three months notice when you placed the order. I didn't want to do this as it would mean an extra service on my current car, M.O.T.. tax and transferring insurance and the associated "administration fee". All in all I reckoned that it would come to something like 400 quid so when the geezer in the showroom suggested that he would have a look on his database to see if there was one in the U.K. that somebody had ordered but had chickened out of buying at the last minute, I was quite interested. There was one in N. Wales and I had that. It arrived a couple of days later with 171 miles on the clock. I was offered the option of having it transported rather than driven but there would have been a charge. Being tighter than the proverbial ducks whatsit, I declined that offer.
    Wished I'd have known about the possibility of having the clock zeroed at p.d.i. at the time. I might have been able to swing it as they were below sales targets and offering some decent goodies rather than dropping prices.
  • steveo3002
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    • 15th Aug 09, 1:38 PM
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    Really? So a new car could have done 1000 miles (extreme I know) but the speedo reads 0000 ? That doesnt seem right or fair to me
    Originally posted by photome
    no it only works up to a small limit , not sure on exact numbers would be less that 50

    just so the customer can take it away on 0000 miles

    not all brands have this either
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 15th Aug 09, 2:07 PM
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    • 15th Aug 09, 2:07 PM
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    Really? So a new car could have done 1000 miles (extreme I know) but the speedo reads 0000 ? That doesnt seem right or fair to me
    Originally posted by photome
    I dont think any dealership would try to palm off 1000 miles as 'delivery mileage'.

    I'd have thought less than 100 was fine, more than that i'd be asking questions. I think one of mine had 89 miles on it, most have had less than 20

    • ukjoel
    • By ukjoel 15th Aug 09, 2:13 PM
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    No official number for delivery milage but generally under 100 miles.

    Most cars arrive with sub 20 miles on at the dealership as they are driven out of factory, into compunds, on and off ferrys, and into compounds and then onto transporters and then into dealer compounds etc and it all does add up.

    When you order your car most manufacturers specify if delivered it should be done on a transporter but it depends where you buy it.
    If its via the cheap net sites (often fronts for legit dealers who want to pump stock out their area) the headline price is ultralow but delivery extra. Cheapest way is to get the worlds oldest drivers to deliver it and then mileage will always go up accordingly.
  • goldspanners
    ford suggest anything under 250 miles is acceptable as delivery mileage. when i bought my focus it had 80 miles on it i think.
    some manufacturers do say higher than this. permit granted!
  • steveo3002
    id suggest you not worry about delivery miles

    just check it well for damage or repainted panels etc , had the odd car hit trees on top of a transporter and badly damage the roof
    • plane_boy2000
    • By plane_boy2000 15th Aug 09, 7:35 PM
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    My last Audi had 4 miles on it - came on a transporter 400 miles away. New car had 203 on it but was driven to me from a dealership 200 miles away...

    From a personal standpoint I dont see whay more than 20 or so miles, although a colleague of mine cancelled his new car after he delayed delivery to get the new reg - found the garage using it as a demonstrator........
    • ohreally
    • By ohreally 15th Aug 09, 9:20 PM
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    Mines had 6 miles when i picked it's still loosening up at 12K.
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    • hoyles10
    • By hoyles10 15th Aug 09, 9:29 PM
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    I once ordered a car from Germany as it was about £5500 cheaper than buying it here and it only had 220 miles on the clock as delivery milage, not bad from Germany
  • Arlen
    Mine had 29 on it when I test drove it and 38 when I picked it up (9 mile test drive). My car had been bounced around the dealer network. My dad got one the week after with similar miles on it. I class anything under 50 as delivery miles.

    Interestingly there is a VW "showroom" called Volkswagen Autostadt where you can pick up your car and it has never turned a wheel so you start driving at a genuine 0 miles.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 15th Aug 09, 9:53 PM
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    I'm about to buy two new cars on 1 Sept. As I'm planning to keep both of them for at least six years I won't be caring too much about the mileage if it's 20 or 200.
    • Ian W
    • By Ian W 15th Aug 09, 10:58 PM
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    Ian W
    I've had a few new ones over the years and can't recall any having double figures when I collected them. My most recent one in April had 3 and a bit miles showing on the clock. All have been from local main dealers, different if you use a broker or distant dealer and opt for driven delivery.
    Mine had 29 on it when I test drove it and 38 when I picked it up
    by Arlen
    Don't understand this comment, I have never asked for or been offered a test drive of a new unregistered car. Isn't that what dealers have demonstrators for? :confused:
    Wouldn't be happy to accept as "new" a car that had potentially had several folks test driving it before I bought it. I suppose technically if you're the first registered keeper it would be new - but I can't reconcile that with it being a demo car.
    • vikingaero
    • By vikingaero 15th Aug 09, 11:27 PM
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    My Toyota salesman friend says that if they have to return a car to Toyota GB, then they will only accept the car as having delivery mileage if it has less than 75 miles on the clock.
    • maz403
    • By maz403 16th Aug 09, 1:02 AM
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    Mine had 26.7 miles but that included a 20 mile + drive from the dealership to my house which seemed just fine to me
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