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  • You buy the one you want

    58 79.45%
  • You buy the higher mileage one

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  • You buy the one thats not in the colour you want

    2 2.74%
  • You buy the lower spec cos it has alloys fitted

    1 1.37%
  • You buy the one with cashback

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  • You spend more cos you saw another you desire more

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    Which Option Is For You?

    Sorry I didn't finish it off tbh...

    You go to the dealer and these are the options to choose from, bearing in mind you were already going to buy a specific car.
    Last edited by VauxVeteran; 28th September 2007 at 11:31.

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    Buying from dealer between 6 months to a year old works for me can get a great saving on practically a new car with good warranty.

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    Just buy the one you want. whats the point in spending cash on a car you will always look at and think it's nice but i wanted another veccy c not a skoda!

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    Twice I've bought a car I didn't really want, but it was the bestr I could get at the time.

    The car I have at the moment was almost what I wanted, but not quite - but I've had it twice the amount of time I've had any other car before, so I guess I'm reasonably happy with it.

    Incidentally, I wanted the hen's teeth Arden Blue 2.0DTi SXi. Only ever seen one in my life, and that was in a dealer's showroom back in 2003.

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    Buy the one that you want if your not 100% walk away .

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    Deffo buy the one you want. Or in my case (twice) go for a particular model and get a better one:

    I went for an Astra 1.6 SXi, got a Vectra 1.8 'Active' for more or less the same money. Went looking for a 2.2 petrol, and got a 2.0T Edition100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammydodger View Post
    Just buy the one you want. whats the point in spending cash on a car you will always look at and think it's nice but i wanted another veccy c not a skoda!
    Lemme tell ya the story behind it I was looking for a Veccy C in CDTi Auto form in a Design spec, eventually I found one on a 55 plate with 20k on it for £12225, I blagged it down to £11200 and was going to look at it, then I looked on the search engine for a Superb, all the 55 onwards ones were silly money £13k +, but I found mine listed at £10k on an 04 with 50k on it, I blag that down to £9200 + fitted mats, so ones up near Brentwood and the other in Canterbury, so I set off to Canterbury 1st to have a look at the Skoda, I get there and this gleaming example is waiting for me, unlike the dog in Blackpool I viewed the week before, so I get in and off we go for a drive, it's smooth and there's more room in it that my old Omega's that I have sorely missed, anyway it's getting on 4pm and if I'm gonna see the Vec I have to decide if to say no to the Skoda, I'm sitting in the Vec loan car making my mind up, but I just can't, after a quarter of an hour the sales guy comes out to me to see whats what, still I can't decide, it's a toss up of the last time I bought something different it was a ramp hog and cost me a fortune in lost earnings or this super comfy oasis of a car sitting in front of me begging me to buy it, as i'd done extensive fuel figure testing in the Vec and could only hit about 24-26 mpg out of it using it as I would do the echoes of many a Skoda cabby flood my mind about how economic they are, so I think WTF I'll have it, I sign up for it, collect it the next day and set off home in it, I arrive 150 miles later fresh as I got in it with nearly 50 mpg showing, I get it on a few days later and over that week she averages 30 mpg with 85% of it being urban and ranking, I did have withdrawal symptoms for a while, but now you'd never shift me out of it, well unless we get a LWB Vec or new Omega anyway, it is as it's named Superb in virtually all ways, so for me there are no regrets changing over and to my knowledge at least 3 punters have gone to view Superb's after having hired me with the intention of buying one, add the fact it'll be worth 55% of what I paid for it in two yrs time against the 8k knock the Vec would have taken in the same time and you could say I'm a happy bunny right now.

    This isn't a dig btw, I just thought you might like to know how I left the Vx fold.

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    I was only kidding btw, but sounds good i bought my wife a golf gttdi 130 which will have the same engine as yours and it averages 48mpg and goes like stink. My boss had a passat tdi 100 54 plate from new, and it was a nice drive but the steering was lifeless (which i believe is one of things the critics dont like about the superb). But you can't have it all he has a BMW 3 series diesel now which is a beautiful drive but space is very cramped and it doesn't have alloys on it which for a 22k car is pants.
    I looked into opting out of the company car scheme and getting a Skoda octavia 2.0 tdi sport liked everything about it but the money i got for opting out just wouldnt cover it so stayed in.

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    The steering is odd, it's ok until you full lock it, then it seems to go tight like it isn't keeping up, i know it's not a faulty unit cos my mates do it also, the suspension isn't that hot on fast corners either but it's a trade off for bump absorbing, other than that it's pretty well top notch.

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    You should get a good mileage out of it as long as its serviced well. i have the golf done at a garage thats run by a vw audi enthusiast does a great job with genuine parts. saves on main dealer prices but i know its looked after properly. at 50k it should just be nicely run in.

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