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Hey all.... Need some advice! At the mo I have a 2001 ford focus, 1.6, petrol. Unfortunately it's dying so after a new car. Someone at work (a nurse) is selling their 2007 Peugeot 308 S HDi 150… Read More
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4m, 4d agoPosted 4 months, 4 days ago
Hey all.... Need some advice!

At the mo I have a 2001 ford focus, 1.6, petrol. Unfortunately it's dying so after a new car.

Someone at work (a nurse) is selling their 2007 Peugeot 308 S HDi 150k miles, diesel with full service history and receipts. I've got her down to £700.

I'm in 2 mins what to do. I've never owned a diesel before so unsure if it's worth taking the plunge, though the car is a good price, my insurance will rise by £118 a year.

Just after some advice on the car or diesels. Don't know what to do!
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4m, 4d agoPosted 4 months, 4 days ago
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By the sounds of it from what you've said, it's been well looked after (a very important fact)

Put it this way, I'd much rather buy a well looked after 150,000 mile car than a car that's been thrashed to death, abused but only done 50,000 miles.

I'd certainly go for it. Hell I'd offer £550 for it and se if they accept. Then if anything does go wrong that's £150 towards the repair costs.

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#1
150k is a lot, even on a diesel, not to say it wont carry on for another 30k though provided it has been well maintained. is that the original turbo? has the timing belt been done at the required interval?
#2
I'm seeing it tomorrow.

She said the cam belt was done last year and she has a full service history from the Peugeot dealer
#3
Still sounds expensive to me. 150k miles on French components...
#4
My advice is if she's a friend don't do it anyway, if something goes wrong you'll be pi**ed off with her, maybe unfairly, but we can't help it.

Edited By: Rom on Feb 17, 2017 20:09
#5
really depends on ur mileage and yes the Peugeot quite costly at mot times
#6
When the car is in gear can you still spin the gearstick round in a circle? Honestly don't buy it. 150k is a lot of miles. HDI engines can do 200k tho easy. But it's everything else you would have to worry about
#7
Avoid. Mileage too high imho x
#8
She's not a friend. We have a staff forum on the intranet at work and I saw it on there.

I did think it was quite high but was a bit more reassured by the fact she has a full services history with receipts. Pics I've seen of the car look really tidy.
#9
mastersmithson
She's not a friend. We have a staff forum on the intranet at work and I saw it on there.

I did think it was quite high but was a bit more reassured by the fact she has a full services history with receipts. Pics I've seen of the car look really tidy.


I have a 206 1.4 diesel 2003. 155,000 miles runs spot on new timing belt about 10,000 miles ago. get about 50 mpg. don't see the point getting rid £30 a year tax.
#10
If it been looked after there is no reason why it won't continue on. I'm guessing it is due an MOT in the next month which is why they have decided to get shot of it.
If she will let you take it for an MOT and it passes your unlikely to get anything better or newer for the cash.
#11
S model doesn't have many features its the poverty spec but if your ok with that then i woouldn't worry too much
#12
GAVINLEWISHUKD
If it been looked after there is no reason why it won't continue on. I'm guessing it is due an MOT in the next month which is why they have decided to get shot of it.
If she will let you take it for an MOT and it passes your unlikely to get anything better or newer for the cash.


this, really. if its obviously been well looked after and it gets an MOT, no reason not to for this sort of price to be honest
#13
https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-history

Check it's mot history here if you find out the reg. it's free. Will clarify mileage and you can see what it's failed on etc

Edited By: joxeruk2000 on Feb 17, 2017 21:24: Iphone thinks it knows best
#14
GAVINLEWISHUKD
If it been looked after there is no reason why it won't continue on. I'm guessing it is due an MOT in the next month which is why they have decided to get shot of it.
If she will let you take it for an MOT and it passes your unlikely to get anything better or newer for the cash.

adamspencer95
GAVINLEWISHUKD
If it been looked after there is no reason why it won't continue on. I'm guessing it is due an MOT in the next month which is why they have decided to get shot of it.
If she will let you take it for an MOT and it passes your unlikely to get anything better or newer for the cash.
this, really. if its obviously been well looked after and it gets an MOT, no reason not to for this sort of price to be honest

Mot is in October.


gpawan
S model doesn't have many features its the poverty spec but if your ok with that then i woouldn't worry too much

Not too fussed. I'll put my own Bluetooth radio in. With a Mrs and 2 young kids need to be tight with money haha
#15
joxeruk2000
https://www.gov.uk/check-mot-history

Check it's mot history here if you find out the reg. it's free. Will clarify mileage and you can see what it's failed on etc
This interesting.... The reg is BD57OJC
#16
What's a sill....
#17
Might be if doors bent back and dented body work?
#18
I wouldn't buy it. I loved the old style focus. Had 3 of them. Like the ride better than my 13 plate focus.
Rv02 kte I got rid of this soon after 25th April 2013 because of excessive emissions and it ended up back on road. I don't trust that it wasn't put back on road with a dodgy MOT. I had a new exhaust put on it when I first got it.
#19
mastersmithson
What's a sill....

Same as on a house, the beam that runs under the doors.

At £700 I'd go for it. At that price everything is going to have it's imperfections, and 150k miles on a peugeot diesel is a lot more minor that many other things.
#20
So confused haha
#21
I've owned a few Peugeot cars.. For the mileage wouldn't pay more than £500 plus most times its failed its MOT. I would recommend a Honda Civic for that price range
#22
isotonic
I've owned a few Peugeot cars.. For the mileage wouldn't pay more than £500 plus most times its failed its MOT. I would recommend a Honda Civic for that price range


Yes I would agree with this but u still haven't told us what mileage u do under about 10k and it's not worth it get petrol instead less hassle and headache if anything goes wrong as with lower mileage the dpf filters start give problems or engine management light comes on. also it seem car has been in a accident at some point doesn't matter too much but u could get the price mocked down abit more by point out the dent on the sill as u know this looking at mot and take it on a high speed test to see if it doesn't wobble at high speed due to this sometimes if the accident repaired car hasn't been done very well they judder at high speeds.
#23
Ignore the haters
Just booked this on glasses business
(What garages use)
1, it's less than trade money
2, she's the second owner
3, MOT history checks out
4, free hpi on auto trader shows hpi clear
5, get ya wallet out

Edited By: Bradleigh on Feb 17, 2017 22:26
#24
isotonic
I've owned a few Peugeot cars.. For the mileage wouldn't pay more than £500 plus most times its failed its MOT. I would recommend a Honda Civic for that price range

Where do you pick up less than 10 year old civics for £700 from?
#25
mastersmithson
So confused haha

Think of it this way. If it fails it's MOT in Oct and you chuck it on Gumtree for £250 and get £200 for it it will have cost you £500 for 8 months. That's £15 a week. What does £15 a week get you?
#26
GAVINLEWISHUKD
isotonic
I've owned a few Peugeot cars.. For the mileage wouldn't pay more than £500 plus most times its failed its MOT. I would recommend a Honda Civic for that price range

Where do you pick up less than 10 year old civics for £700 from?


didn't say the age but price range the older shape are better than the ones 10 years and less.
#27
Bradleigh
Ignore the haters
Just booked this on glasses business
(What garages use)
1, it's less than trade money
2, she's the second owner
3, MOT history checks out
4, free hpi on auto trader shows hpi clear
5, get ya wallet out
Glasses business? That's a new one on me. The board is very divided on this
#28
GAVINLEWISHUKD
isotonic
I've owned a few Peugeot cars.. For the mileage wouldn't pay more than £500 plus most times its failed its MOT. I would recommend a Honda Civic for that price range

Where do you pick up less than 10 year old civics for £700 from?


funny enough there's this on autotrader but I'm not recommonding it http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201702162386286?advertising-location=at_cars&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&radius=1501&sort=sponsored&make=HONDA&model=CIVIC&price-to=1000&year-from=2005&postcode=st66bx&adPos=1
#29
mastersmithson
Bradleigh
Ignore the haters
Just booked this on glasses business
(What garages use)
1, it's less than trade money
2, she's the second owner
3, MOT history checks out
4, free hpi on auto trader shows hpi clear
5, get ya wallet out
Glasses business? That's a new one on me. The board is very divided on this

When you go into a garage they will offer you trade money for your car
They either use glasses or cap
To me that's a very cheap car
#30
MynameisM
GAVINLEWISHUKD
isotonic
I've owned a few Peugeot cars.. For the mileage wouldn't pay more than £500 plus most times its failed its MOT. I would recommend a Honda Civic for that price range
Where do you pick up less than 10 year old civics for £700 from?
funny enough there's this on autotrader but I'm not recommonding it http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201702162386286?advertising-location=at_cars&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&radius=1501&sort=sponsored&make=HONDA&model=CIVIC&price-to=1000&year-from=2005&postcode=st66bx&adPos=1

Some front end damage from hitting a small deer.
I think I'd pass on that one.
Realistically your talking double the budget for something decent.

The thing is at £700 getting something that's works well is the priority over what is best. If it works and is useable then he might as well get it. :)
#31
sorry to jump on post but looking for advice myself, got a seat ibiza 54 plate full service history, excellent previous mot's, passed all bar 2 which was tyres and something else little. mot is in nov. Also excellent condition inside/outside how much should i sell for as looking to get a bigger car for kids ect
#32
Jilly4887
sorry to jump on post but looking for advice myself, got a seat ibiza 54 plate full service history, excellent previous mot's, passed all bar 2 which was tyres and something else little. mot is in nov. Also excellent condition inside/outside how much should i sell for as looking to get a bigger car for kids ect


look on autotrader and ebay piston heads other selling sites. see what they are advertised at and go similar prices.
#33
MynameisM
Jilly4887
sorry to jump on post but looking for advice myself, got a seat ibiza 54 plate full service history, excellent previous mot's, passed all bar 2 which was tyres and something else little. mot is in nov. Also excellent condition inside/outside how much should i sell for as looking to get a bigger car for kids ect


look on autotrader and ebay piston heads other selling sites. see what they are advertised at and go similar prices.


been on that we buy any car and they have said £340 surely its worth more (woman driver and i know nothing about cars lol) also was last serviced at 45k so only done 5k since last service.
#34
MynameisM
GAVINLEWISHUKD
isotonic
I've owned a few Peugeot cars.. For the mileage wouldn't pay more than £500 plus most times its failed its MOT. I would recommend a Honda Civic for that price range
Where do you pick up less than 10 year old civics for £700 from?
funny enough there's this on autotrader but I'm not recommonding it http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201702162386286?advertising-location=at_cars&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&radius=1501&sort=sponsored&make=HONDA&model=CIVIC&price-to=1000&year-from=2005&postcode=st66bx&adPos=1
Regardless of damage
One faulty speed sensor , yeah right
If that's all it was they would change it
The cars a pup unfortunately
#35
Jilly4887
MynameisM
Jilly4887
sorry to jump on post but looking for advice myself, got a seat ibiza 54 plate full service history, excellent previous mot's, passed all bar 2 which was tyres and something else little. mot is in nov. Also excellent condition inside/outside how much should i sell for as looking to get a bigger car for kids ect

look on autotrader and ebay piston heads other selling sites. see what they are advertised at and go similar prices.

been on that we buy any car and they have said £340 surely its worth more (woman driver and i know nothing about cars lol) also was last serviced at 45k so only done 5k since last service.

Full reg , model of ibiza , current mileage will help

Edited By: Bradleigh on Feb 17, 2017 23:02
#36
I wouldn't touch another Peugeot after I bought an 18 month old 306. Spent 2k on repairs in 2 years. Body made of tin foil. Wheel Bearings wear out quickly. Snapped a locking wheel stud off with my bare hands taking the wheel off. Required a new hub and bearing. Electrical issues with speedo and dash. Two sets of rubber bushes. Brake discs made of monkey metal. Warped. Cracked alloy.
Went straight back to fords. Reliable cheap to fix. Just a bit more expensive to insure. I'd stick to the Fords.
#37
Jilly4887
MynameisM
Jilly4887
sorry to jump on post but looking for advice myself, got a seat ibiza 54 plate full service history, excellent previous mot's, passed all bar 2 which was tyres and something else little. mot is in nov. Also excellent condition inside/outside how much should i sell for as looking to get a bigger car for kids ect


look on autotrader and ebay piston heads other selling sites. see what they are advertised at and go similar prices.


been on that we buy any car and they have said £340 surely its worth more (woman driver and i know nothing about cars lol) also was last serviced at 45k so only done 5k since last service.


depends on engine size and petrol diesel but if they offered u 340 I would say yes u should be able get more for it at least 600 if not more.
#38
Bradleigh
Jilly4887
MynameisM
Jilly4887
sorry to jump on post but looking for advice myself, got a seat ibiza 54 plate full service history, excellent previous mot's, passed all bar 2 which was tyres and something else little. mot is in nov. Also excellent condition inside/outside how much should i sell for as looking to get a bigger car for kids ect

look on autotrader and ebay piston heads other selling sites. see what they are advertised at and go similar prices.

been on that we buy any car and they have said £340 surely its worth more (woman driver and i know nothing about cars lol) also was last serviced at 45k so only done 5k since last service.

Full reg , model of ibiza , current mileage will help


bg54sfx mileage is 50k and the model is a reference
#39
nipstyler
I wouldn't touch another Peugeot after I bought an 18 month old 306. Spent 2k on repairs in 2 years. Body made of tin foil. Wheel Bearings wear out quickly. Snapped a locking wheel stud off with my bare hands taking the wheel off. Required a new hub and bearing. Electrical issues with speedo and dash. Two sets of rubber bushes. Brake discs made of monkey metal. Warped. Cracked alloy.
Went straight back to fords. Reliable cheap to fix. Just a bit more expensive to insure. I'd stick to the Fords.


try honda or toyota next time u maybe pleasantly surprised I been thru the lot Renault rover ford Peugeot nissan toyota and honda.
#40
MynameisM
Jilly4887
MynameisM
Jilly4887
sorry to jump on post but looking for advice myself, got a seat ibiza 54 plate full service history, excellent previous mot's, passed all bar 2 which was tyres and something else little. mot is in nov. Also excellent condition inside/outside how much should i sell for as looking to get a bigger car for kids ect


look on autotrader and ebay piston heads other selling sites. see what they are advertised at and go similar prices.


been on that we buy any car and they have said £340 surely its worth more (woman driver and i know nothing about cars lol) also was last serviced at 45k so only done 5k since last service.


depends on engine size and petrol diesel but if they offered u 340 I would say yes u should be able get more for it at least 600 if not more.


its a 1.4 petrol

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