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    • aye_right
    • By aye_right 15th Jul 17, 2:59 AM
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    What are the cheapest new cars?
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    • 15th Jul 17, 2:59 AM
    What are the cheapest new cars? 15th Jul 17 at 2:59 AM
    My old banger gave up today and I'm seriously considering a new car on finance to replace it.

    I'm thinking that a new car will probably be 0 road tax (as opposed to £20 a month for my ancient KA) no MOT for a while and hopefully 100% reliable. I have worked out that my £600 banger that lasted me for 2 years cost me a lot in tax and repairs and stress.

    What are the cheapest new cars out there? I know the Dacia is the very cheapest, but are there other models not much more than the 5 grand? Am I going to be better getting a car a year or two old?

    All I want is a basic run around for 2 adults that is cheap and safe. Mostly town and country road driving.
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    • smokingsxr1000
    • By smokingsxr1000 17th Jul 17, 10:25 AM
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    After many years of leasing much nicer cars I've now gone the PCP route for minimal cost to drive something realistic and not nasty. I considered the Dacia for all of about 5 seconds before walking out the showroom and settled for a Skoda CitiGo Colour Edition last November and with the 10,000 mole service due this week (£116), a real (dipped) 55mpg what's not to like? I put £150 down and pay £118 a month with £8,050 remaining on a 0% (current 7e
    Start January 2017, owing £35,070. Currently £33,900 (3/17).
    • smokingsxr1000
    • By smokingsxr1000 17th Jul 17, 10:31 AM
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    ... currently VW finance are offering 2.9%. I used a car finder website to save more money off the RRP.
    Start January 2017, owing £35,070. Currently £33,900 (3/17).
    • Herzlos
    • By Herzlos 17th Jul 17, 11:44 AM
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    They're dreadful.
    Originally posted by Stoke
    Based on what?
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 17th Jul 17, 1:03 PM
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    Based on what?
    Originally posted by Herzlos
    Prejudices.
    You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 17th Jul 17, 1:08 PM
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    ... currently VW finance are offering 2.9%. I used a car finder website to save more money off the RRP.
    Originally posted by smokingsxr1000
    Really? I'm not seeing that on VWs website for new car deals and their used car PCP offering is an eye watering 10.9% APR

    Of interest though they are doing significant finance contributions on their new cars - £1,250 on the Golf, and £4,000 on all new Passats.

    That means you can buy a brand new Passat for £15,911. I posted this over on HUKD.

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/brand-new-vw-passat-1-4-tfsi-s-15-911-5-698-saving-drivethedeal-com-2736356?p=31471152

    Drivethedeal and Broadspeed are good places to start for discounts - then ask your local dealer to try to price match.
    Last edited by motorguy; 17-07-2017 at 2:03 PM.
    You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
    • almillar
    • By almillar 17th Jul 17, 2:08 PM
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    There's nothing wrong with a new Dacia, and the only negatives will be from badge snobs.
    Disagree. Get into a Dacia, and, let's say, a Renault. The Renault will be better equipped, have a better (newer design) engine, and will be more expensive. That's not to say Dacias are bad cars, but the badge is absolutely not the only difference.

    From watching tv it would seem worth trying for a bank loan rather than finance, the rates are far cheaper. Probably be able to haggle down more.
    BMW have 1.3% APR on some cars. And of course there are plenty of 0% offers around. I think your advice should be 'shop around' - it's still possible the dealership could be cheap, or wipe your eye!
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 17th Jul 17, 3:13 PM
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    Based on what?
    Originally posted by Herzlos
    Based on the fact sitting in one feels like sitting in a plastic coke bottle. Yes they're cheap, but there's cheap bad (Dacia Sandero) and there's cheap good (Daihatsu Sirion). I remember when Dacia's first came out and there were all sorts of problems with rust etc, on a car made in the 21st century, along with the myriad of other issues that were found with the obsolete 2nd engine that they're fitted with. Dear me. Panels so thin that they could be used as a net curtain.

    The only good thing about Dacia's, are that the cheapest model can be used as a blank slate. They don't have a radio, or speakers etc, so you could effectively customise it yourself and cut out the middle-man, but would I want one? When I can just do that anyway, in a better car....

    I would much rather take a second hand Yaris, or Sirion, or any number of high quality Japanese cars that. Heck, just pay a bit more and get a Japanese car from new. They're not that much more expensive and you'll get all the lovely benefits of a well-designed engine, a functional interior and all the benefits of the Japanese build quality.

    As for those bashing people buying Audi's and BM's etc. So what? Some people want the luxury that those brands bring and I personally have absolutely no problem with that all. I owned an A4 for a while, albeit an old one, and while it wasn't as reliable as I'd hoped, the interior and overall experience of owning it more than made up for it.

    Prejudices.
    Originally posted by motorguy
    Hahaha, what a load of !!!!. I don't even own a car currently, and travel to work either on the train or in a rough as old boot 02 reg Punto that is owned by a mate. Prejudices my !!!!.
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 18th Jul 17, 4:47 PM
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    settled for a Skoda CitiGo Colour Edition last November and with the 10,000 mole service due this week (£116), a real (dipped) 55mpg what's not to like? I put £150 down and pay £118 a month with £8,050 remaining on a 0% (current 7e
    Originally posted by smokingsxr1000
    What's not to like? The depreciation you're paying for. I suppose at least you're not paying interest on the depreciation too although I bet they've factored their finance costs in.
    • Money saving maniac
    • By Money saving maniac 19th Jul 17, 12:02 AM
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    Based on the fact sitting in one feels like sitting in a plastic coke bottle. Yes they're cheap, but there's cheap bad (Dacia Sandero) and there's cheap good (Daihatsu Sirion). I remember when Dacia's first came out and there were all sorts of problems with rust etc, on a car made in the 21st century, along with the myriad of other issues that were found with the obsolete 2nd engine that they're fitted with. Dear me. Panels so thin that they could be used as a net curtain.

    The only good thing about Dacia's, are that the cheapest model can be used as a blank slate. They don't have a radio, or speakers etc, so you could effectively customise it yourself and cut out the middle-man, but would I want one? When I can just do that anyway, in a better car....

    I would much rather take a second hand Yaris, or Sirion, or any number of high quality Japanese cars that. Heck, just pay a bit more and get a Japanese car from new. They're not that much more expensive and you'll get all the lovely benefits of a well-designed engine, a functional interior and all the benefits of the Japanese build quality.

    As for those bashing people buying Audi's and BM's etc. So what? Some people want the luxury that those brands bring and I personally have absolutely no problem with that all. I owned an A4 for a while, albeit an old one, and while it wasn't as reliable as I'd hoped, the interior and overall experience of owning it more than made up for it.


    Hahaha, what a load of !!!!. I don't even own a car currently, and travel to work either on the train or in a rough as old boot 02 reg Punto that is owned by a mate. Prejudices my !!!!.
    Originally posted by Stoke
    They are not terrible cars, but they are not great cars to drive. I was very tempted by a Duster or Stepway for a while but there are some issues still with parts availability etc I believe. Also the impression I came away with from the test drives was that these were cars that would be 'worn' on the interior quite quickly which as I want to keep a car till it dies of old age preferably, wasn't my cup of tea.
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