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    • MSE Helen Saxon
    • By MSE Helen Saxon 21st Sep 15, 4:38 PM
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    20+ tips on buying a used car guide
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    • 21st Sep 15, 4:38 PM
    20+ tips on buying a used car guide 21st Sep 15 at 4:38 PM
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    • davholla
    • By davholla 6th Nov 15, 10:45 AM
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    • 6th Nov 15, 10:45 AM
    I have a question the figures for the cheapest prices in (1) is that referring to buying them new or second hand? If new what are the second hand prices?
    • Rain Shadow
    • By Rain Shadow 6th Nov 15, 11:08 AM
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    • 6th Nov 15, 11:08 AM
    I have a question the figures for the cheapest prices in (1) is that referring to buying them new or second hand? If new what are the second hand prices?
    Originally posted by davholla

    It has to be new. How could you calculate depreciation, for instance, for a used car, which could have cost anything from £100 upwards?


    So without knowing the depreciation element of the quoted monthly cost the figures supplied are pretty meaningless for a used buy.
    Last edited by Rain Shadow; 06-11-2015 at 11:12 AM.
    • Rain Shadow
    • By Rain Shadow 6th Nov 15, 11:19 AM
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    • 6th Nov 15, 11:19 AM
    Hmm, the pluses and minuses in section 9 look wrong.


    eg the fact that diesel cars often have lower VED than petrols is a minus point for both.
    • davholla
    • By davholla 6th Nov 15, 11:36 AM
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    • 6th Nov 15, 11:36 AM
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    • 6th Nov 15, 11:36 AM
    It has to be new. How could you calculate depreciation, for instance, for a used car, which could have cost anything from £100 upwards?


    So without knowing the depreciation element of the quoted monthly cost the figures supplied are pretty meaningless for a used buy.
    Originally posted by Rain Shadow
    That is what I thought as well but wanted to check.
    • Super Whiskey
    • By Super Whiskey 31st Jul 16, 10:45 AM
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    • 31st Jul 16, 10:45 AM
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    • 31st Jul 16, 10:45 AM
    Sorry to bump an old thread, however was looking at point 15 saying that even if you pay a set amount on a credit card but take out an HP agreement you're not covered by Section 75. It wasn't clear as to why so is anyone able to explain this for me please?
    • bigadaj
    • By bigadaj 31st Jul 16, 11:23 AM
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    • 31st Jul 16, 11:23 AM
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    • 31st Jul 16, 11:23 AM
    Sorry to bump an old thread, however was looking at point 15 saying that even if you pay a set amount on a credit card but take out an HP agreement you're not covered by Section 75. It wasn't clear as to why so is anyone able to explain this for me please?
    Originally posted by Super Whiskey
    It's beCause hire purchase means that you don't own the car, you are effectively renting or leasing it until you make the final payment.

    As you haven't bought it then you can't be covered, this doesn't mean that you aren't covered by other legislation should you have defects or faults.
    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 21st Oct 16, 9:35 AM
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    • 21st Oct 16, 9:35 AM
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    • 21st Oct 16, 9:35 AM
    Hi good morning everyone..

    I am going to buy a nissan qashqai and found a car in bristol street motors (n connecta 2016 / 5k miles/ demo car) for 17k. They agreed to give me 50% as 0% finance over 60 months (and 50% and desposit). The salesman asking me to pay 50% deposit before i coming in to collect the car. Is it unusual? I am paying the money using my debit card (paid £100 deposit from my credit card). Any of you have any kind of experience like this?
    Originally posted by sanu999
    What has this got to do with the guide?
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 21st Oct 16, 5:22 PM
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    • 21st Oct 16, 5:22 PM
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    • 21st Oct 16, 5:22 PM
    Yes its very unusual for a salesman to ask you to pay for something that you want to buy, what a silly idea. I cannot see how that will work.

    I want that car, what do you mean i have to pay for it?
    Punctuation, Spelling and Grammar will be used sparingly. Due to rising costs of inflation.

    My contribution to MSE. Other contributions will only be used if they cost me nothing.

    Due to me being a tight git.
    • Mobeer
    • By Mobeer 21st Oct 16, 11:39 PM
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    Rain Shadow's post from 6 Nov 2015 is still wrong, e.g.,
    Diesel, bad point: Vehicle excise duty is cheaper on diesel cars
    Diesel, bad point: Commands higher resale values than equivalent petrol models

    except this is now point 10 rather than point 9 in the page
    • bill the bus
    • By bill the bus 29th Jul 17, 1:15 PM
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    Pre registered car warranty against new
    Looking to replace our car and curious how the warranty of a pre reg car fares against a new car or a 12 month old car. Have spoken to dealers over the last few months and have different answers even from the same brand. Ford seems to be straight forward as in you get the remainder of the warranty up to the 3 years but interesting chat with a Kia dealer suggests the pre reg would be classed as not new and warranty on used car is not the same as a new car. I thought it would be the same 7 year warranty, less the registration or used period but they tell me a used (or pre reg) car warranty is not as comprehensive as a new car warranty. Not sure whether he was just trying to get a sale but had the opposite effect and we walked away.
    • Mercdriver
    • By Mercdriver 29th Jul 17, 1:37 PM
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    Looking to replace our car and curious how the warranty of a pre reg car fares against a new car or a 12 month old car. Have spoken to dealers over the last few months and have different answers even from the same brand. Ford seems to be straight forward as in you get the remainder of the warranty up to the 3 years but interesting chat with a Kia dealer suggests the pre reg would be classed as not new and warranty on used car is not the same as a new car. I thought it would be the same 7 year warranty, less the registration or used period but they tell me a used (or pre reg) car warranty is not as comprehensive as a new car warranty. Not sure whether he was just trying to get a sale but had the opposite effect and we walked away.
    Originally posted by bill the bus
    this doesn't really belong in this thread. You should get the balance of the 7 year warranty, and have the additional protection of the used warranty. There are very subtle differences between the two. The approved used warranty of most dealers is unlimited in miles - mine certainly is with my Approved used Mazda which I have the balance of the 3 yr 60,000 mile warranty.
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