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    Default Dilemma time

    I have a car to go see (I live in Ayrshire, the car is in Newcastle!) It is a minter low mileage fabulous history and bodily immaculate from what I can see.

    However it is about £1500 over priced for the year. I am having trouble selling my Saab, well I am very impatient to get a new car let me put it that way, and this is quite a quick low hassle way to get a car that ticks every box so far for me (apart from CDC70 naturally, but I do own a Navman S300T anyway)

    I plan to run this car for 5 years so could overlook the price differential to get the right car in the right colour, but wanted to throw th topic open to others to comment on.

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    In the same boat as you here. I'm after a vectra 'b' with low miles, full history and correct colour (moonland grey), and as mint as possible.. I've found one half way across the country and overpriced by about £500, cost is £2495... Trouble is do you wait and try to find one at the correct price (although I know you can knock them down bout £150 or so) at the risk of losing it and not finding another one?????

    Decisions, decisions... Not really helped you much though have I lol
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    No not really but I am possibly able to help you back as I am coming to this conclusion.

    If I overpay for the right car, I will be happy with my car and my choice, if I wait I may end up having to compromise and take "second best" even though I don't have the cash to splash I think,,,, think,,,,, I would be better securing the deal on this car than taking another with bigger miles worse condition and saving myself a couple of hundred?

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    Life's too short, go for it! Take the book price along with you as a haggling tool

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    There will be many opportunities that pass you in life because you cant afford it. So why lose those opportunities that you can afford?

    If it makes you happy and you can afford it, why hesitate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plasma View Post
    In the same boat as you here. I'm after a vectra 'b' with low miles, full history and correct colour (moonland grey), and as mint as possible.. I've found one half way across the country and overpriced by about £500, cost is £2495... Trouble is do you wait and try to find one at the correct price (although I know you can knock them down bout £150 or so) at the risk of losing it and not finding another one?????

    Decisions, decisions... Not really helped you much though have I lol
    £500 doesn't seem too much over.. and like you say you'd probably knock him down £200??

    I'd personally go for it.. finding a car that meets all your requirements can be hard to find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Knox View Post
    Life's too short, go for it! Take the book price along with you as a haggling tool

    Aye, I know, thats where I sit right now, so tomorrow I drive South to try and get myself a deal

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    if we both buy the cars lol we could drive them back to the right side of the country for each other lol
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    Ha ha ha I know the tinterweb sure does cause hassle! Ayrshire to Newcastle to buy this car, the Saab, I bought from Brackley just a stones throw from Silverstone and drove it home! why can't I find a car on my doorstep anymore

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    Just don't mention to the seller where you've came from. My bro sold a car and the couple came up from England with 1-way tickets on the train (obviously intending to drive back) so he knew he could keep the price up because if they didn't buy it they'd have to get the train home again lol

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