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Old 02 February 2013, 07:48   #1
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where to buy a car ?

Oldest daughter passed her test yesterday...and now of course I have to come good on the promise to get her a car etc..

Apart from the obvious any views on good places to look ?

Or anyone got a 1.1 Pug 206 for sale ?
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Old 02 February 2013, 08:02   #2
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Dont know, but avoid the used car showroom on the left before you get to Castle Point from your place. I went to view a car there a couple of years ago and they really didn't give a flying **** about what they were selling, or how badly malfunctioning it was.
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Old 02 February 2013, 09:08   #3
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Go and look at as many as possible locally, look at ebay and autotrader for some leads.

Don't be tempted to buy too soon as there will be one that will stand out from the rest in condition, history, miles and price.

Trust me, there is a little gem out there, you just need to find it
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Old 02 February 2013, 10:10   #4
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Cheers guys. Company insures a good % of the local trade guys...so lots of options I've looked at in th elast few weeks ( total confidence in the pass).

Gumtree seems to have found a nice one just down the road...private sale so cheaper too....

I've looked at loads... but seem to have found an 04 plate privately for the same as some stealers want for 99 cars with 3x the mileage....

JUst need to check the towing capacity now ....
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Absolutely no sympathy, went through the same thing myself for number one son about three months ago.
We did look for some time, but eventually found that gem that Alex refers to. I would not count out all dealers, that is where we struck gold, but there are some right Arthurs out there.
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Did the same thing for Scurvy Crew just over 12 months ago. Looked at and drove lots from all over the area: he wanted to buy each one but wiser heads prevailed.....

Dolly the R reg Micra was the gold that we eventually found with a dealer in Sturminster and she's subsequently been up and down to uni in London regularly and served as tour bus for Willowen across the south last summer with no problems. There are bargains to be had: as said, you'll recognise them when you see them. Good hunting
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Stepson had a Nissan Micra - apart from having a non existent crash rating they are perfect! We're a bit out of your area but we find cars for people if you want us to look for something specific for you?
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Old 04 February 2013, 08:36   #8
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Cheers Gents . All in hand ...( I'm to cool a Dad to think about a Micra )

I've found a 'S' model 206 -- all the gizmos -even aircon for a 17yr old !
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I've found a 'S' model
X 3 on the insurance then
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X 3 on the insurance then
Not even that - I know a man .....or should I say a meerkat ?

It even has silver dials ...I was out cruising in it last night....

1595 to insure it .. not as bad as it could have been by a long way....
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