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    • AdventureRocks
    • By AdventureRocks 8th Oct 16, 10:59 PM
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    [help] Is a Citroen C1 2 years younger worth an extra £300?
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    • 8th Oct 16, 10:59 PM
    [help] Is a Citroen C1 2 years younger worth an extra £300? 8th Oct 16 at 10:59 PM
    Hi ,

    Looking at my first car , single male and would appreciate any help please

    i would appreciate if someone could tell me if the second car is worth £300 more ? Is it worth it for being two years newer alone?

    C1 - Number 1 - 1.0i VTR 5dr [AC] 2010

    Price: £3,300
    Mileage: 24k
    Owners: 1
    Full Service History
    Clean MOT sheet
    Doors: 5
    Air con
    Metallic Paint
    Road Tax: £20 per year

    C1 number 2 - 1.0i VTR 3dr 2012 (12)
    Price: £3,600
    Mileage: 24k
    Owners: 2
    Full Service History
    Clean MOT sheet
    Doors: 3
    Air con
    Metalic Paint - not sure
    Daylights
    Last edited by AdventureRocks; 08-10-2016 at 11:11 PM.
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    • BeenThroughItAll
    • By BeenThroughItAll 8th Oct 16, 11:05 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 11:05 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 11:05 PM
    Neither come with road tax. If the second doesn't have FSH that'd explain why it's only a couple of hundred quid more... And it's 3dr so likely harder to sell.

    Your post is incredibly hard to read, btw. Some emboldening or fewer paragraph breaks might help.
    • AdventureRocks
    • By AdventureRocks 8th Oct 16, 11:15 PM
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    • #3
    • 8th Oct 16, 11:15 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 11:15 PM
    Neither come with road tax. If the second doesn't have FSH that'd explain why it's only a couple of hundred quid more... And it's 3dr so likely harder to sell.

    Your post is incredibly hard to read, btw. Some emboldening or fewer paragraph breaks might help.
    Originally posted by BeenThroughItAll
    Hi thanks you i have formatted the post better now.

    They both have full service history that was my fault from poor formatting.

    I do not have a family but thinking 5 door may be helpful to get an overflow of shopping in and out as the boots are tiny..

    Are daylights a bit of a gimmick? First i have heard of them today

    Not sure if two years exposure to the weather etc will affect the life of the car either.
    • boliston
    • By boliston 8th Oct 16, 11:15 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 11:15 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 11:15 PM
    Are these dealer prices or private sales as they sound like dealer prices so you will have a minimum warranty instead of none. I have a c1 (my last car was also a c1) and went with a 3 door mainly because a micro car like a c1 looks a bit daft with 5 doors lol
    • AdventureRocks
    • By AdventureRocks 8th Oct 16, 11:29 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 11:29 PM
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    • 8th Oct 16, 11:29 PM
    Are these dealer prices or private sales as they sound like dealer prices so you will have a minimum warranty instead of none. I have a c1 (my last car was also a c1) and went with a 3 door mainly because a micro car like a c1 looks a bit daft with 5 doors lol
    Originally posted by boliston
    Hi they are dealer prices
    • WobblyDog
    • By WobblyDog 9th Oct 16, 6:16 AM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 6:16 AM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 6:16 AM
    As the owner of a 3-door Fiesta, I recommend buying a 5-door car if possible. Your passengers will thank you, even if you rarely carry any.
    • eamon
    • By eamon 9th Oct 16, 3:33 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 3:33 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 3:33 PM
    In some scenarios the older car will be the better purchase e.g. more desirable colour, in better condition.
    • Nobbie1967
    • By Nobbie1967 9th Oct 16, 5:50 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:50 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 5:50 PM
    Hi thanks you i have formatted the post better now.

    They both have full service history that was my fault from poor formatting.

    I do not have a family but thinking 5 door may be helpful to get an overflow of shopping in and out as the boots are tiny..

    Are daylights a bit of a gimmick? First i have heard of them today

    Not sure if two years exposure to the weather etc will affect the life of the car either.
    Originally posted by AdventureRocks
    I'd go with the younger car. In my 107 I always have the rear seats down with a mat over the top and dump shopping and bikes in there no problem. Only time the seats are folded back is for the MOT. Although the same mileage, the older one is likely to be more worn, especially the clutch and brakes as the journeys were likely shorter with more stop start and engine wear while cold.
    • angrycrow
    • By angrycrow 9th Oct 16, 7:51 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 7:51 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 7:51 PM
    Does it have to be vtr trim as those three letters often double the cost of insurance on Citroens and this is already likely to be high if you are a new driver.
    • gilbert and sullivan
    • By gilbert and sullivan 10th Oct 16, 9:09 AM
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    3 door not as handy.

    2 owners so was it a renter or courtesy car for the first 12 months, might account for it being cheaper but maybe the older one is well overpriced.

    You can tell nothing from an adverts wording, go and check both cars out and also compare with other similar cars, you'll soon get the feel for a cared for example.

    Run the engines from cold, neglected servicing can see these engine rattling like a tin can full of washers.
    • Rain Shadow
    • By Rain Shadow 10th Oct 16, 11:40 AM
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    24k miles in 6 years for the first one. That sounds like short journey pensioner use to me. My elderly mother does about 1- 1.5k a year in her Aygo (same car). I wouldn't want it.


    If I had to I'd go for the second or look for a different 5 door.


    Also. What use are you going to put it too? They are very low powered and, while fine for local pottering, are a pain for longer journeys and use in hilly areas. Personally I'd go for a car one size up.
    Last edited by Rain Shadow; 10-10-2016 at 11:42 AM.
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