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Car Advice - What do I part exchange for?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Unlight, 5 Mar 2006.

  1. Unlight

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Feb 2004

    Posts: 1,230

    Hi guys,

    Im currently driving a 2003 New shape Renault Megane 1.4.

    While Im happy enough with it, I really dont want to wait for it to really start depreciating over the next couple of years.

    Im looking for something nice, with a good few extras - Good MPG is a must!

    Willing to put about £5k on top of the £5k I could get for my current car.

    Forgot to add - im only 22 so insurance has to be considered! :(
     
  2. Matt

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,661

    Location: Ledbury

    VW Golf 1.8 GTi 25th Anniversary? ;)

    /me awaits everyone saying it's a rubbish car
     
  3. blueboy2001

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,882

    How many miles a year do you do?
     
  4. TomO

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,303

    :confused: its already depreciated loads. i would imagine it would depreciate by less as each year went by, in terms of value.

    also i would never part ex a car unless i really had to or was very rich and didnt care. you wont get a good price for it, and if you do its because the car you buy is overpriced.

    my 2p. :)
     
  5. panthro

    Capodecina

    Joined: 19 Nov 2004

    Posts: 11,886

    Location: Wokingham

    Its not the best option for 10k. Nor for mpg.

    Golf GT TDi 130/Bora TDi 130 sport/Seat Leon TDi 130

    Fairly good performance for a diesel and you will get a lot of miles to the gallon, and will probably not have to spend all of that 10k.
     
  6. Unlight

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Feb 2004

    Posts: 1,230

    I do about 12k per year!
     
  7. Matt

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,661

    Location: Ledbury

    Ahhh, good point on the MPG thing!

    12k/yr isn't that far really, i'm not that sure it's worth paying the premium for a diesel car with that milage.

    You could get a Leon TDi PD150 Cupra though :D Maybe even a yellow one!

    Though just taking Leon's as an example, you're looking at £2k MORE for a diesel over a petrol! and £2k buys a LOT of fuel!
     
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  8. Unlight

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Feb 2004

    Posts: 1,230

    Heres a quick question - found this :

    2002 MK 4 VW Golf GT TDI, 70,000 miles.
    Spec with Leather, Sunroof, Cruise Control, Climate Control, Sport Seats Full GT Spec with Alloys etc, IMMACULATE £7,950. Silver or Black.

    Sound any good?
     
  9. Matt

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,661

    Location: Ledbury

    Doesn't give you enough information. There are several TDi engines for a start, and you'd be looking for a PD130 or PD150. 'Full GT Spec' seems to imply that it's not actually a GT, but a TDI made to look like one? But maybe that's just me being picky :p

    You could get an Audi A4 TDi 130 Sport for under £10k :)
     
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  10. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 157,123

    Not the decent shape you can't - it'd be the old looking 1995 model for that money.

    If you CAN get a 2001-2005 shape A4 TDi 130 Sport in good nick, though, it'd be well worth a look as would something like a BMW 320d SE.
     
  11. Matt

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,661

    Location: Ledbury

    There are quite a few on Autotrader, a lot more saloons than Avants though, but they are there :)

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    Though these would be a the top end of your budget, so it might not be all that wise to look at them too much ;)
     
  12. Unlight

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Feb 2004

    Posts: 1,230

    Decided to go a bit mad!

    Almost decided on a new 2006 Ford Fiesta ST in Panther Black!

    Any advice? ;)
     
  13. cymatty

    Capodecina

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    Location: South Yorkshire


    Yeah, buy it and stop messing about on here. ;)
     
  14. spaz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 May 2005

    Posts: 2,414

    Location: Bedfordshire

    Good choice ;)

    However economy is not all that, although engine is still running in the best I've managed is 34mpg on a long motorway journey. Mixture of hooning and motorway is about 29/30mpg. All fun miles though :)
     
  15. MrMoon

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 22 Dec 2002

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    noooo the focus is much nicer I hate fiestas
     
  16. Adz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,274

    Location: Berkshire

    If it's what you want, go for it. It should hold its value pretty well, you've got a lovely manufacturer's warranty and I doubt the drop in MPG will have much of an affect on your wallet. Kick those nasty tractors into touch :p.
     
  17. nicRob

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Jan 2005

    Posts: 2,178

    Location: Buckingham

    You want to get a different car because of depreciation, and buy another new car...
    I know STs don't depreciate fast, but still