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Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 5 Door 1.4i 16V Excite 5dr £9,995.00 @ Carquake

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ABS, Air conditioning, Comfort seats, Electric front windows, Immobiliser, PAS, Rear wiper, Traction control, Driver's seat height adjuster, Rear headrests, Height adjustable front seatbelts, Cloth up…
kramvic Avatar1y, 1m agoFound 1 year, 1 month ago40 Comments
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Over the last few years I got the impression any Vauxhall excites you. They have their followers and that can't be ignored and I commend you all for the true patriotism to this fair Isle we live on but the interiors are still 10 years behind most other marques and the Vauxhall Vectra was named as the least satisfying car to own in Britain. I myself wouldn't go near one and if someone offered to give me a lift whilst hitchhiking I would turn my head and refuse to get in even if it was p155ing it down. :{
oddballjamie
98bhp in a 1.5 ton car doesn't 'Excite' me.
oddballjamie
98bhp in a 1.5 ton car doesn't 'Excite' me.


​Owned two 1.4 versions of this model at 100ps/98hp. Its actually pretty good and responsive. Its not going to do much vs a diesel or larger petrol, but it is decent enough for a general family car. The price is good for what you get tbh.
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Just phoned, none left
I'll sell you mine, PM me!
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fishmaster
Whatever class Vauxhall compete in whether it's quirky: Adam, electric: Ampera, Insignia: saloon, they just can't get to the top. They appear to excel in offering cheaper cars in all sectors that are distinctly average.
You forgot the Corsa, second best selling car in the UK and the Zafira although old and ugly it had sold by the boat load.
BTW the Ampera is a hybrid not fully EV.
Ford being their closest rivals don't get it right all the time either, Ecosport is pretty horrific and the Mondeo has lost huge market share over the years.
Vauxhall is certainly in a better position than they were 10 years ago, can't say that for VW. ;)
​Ampera is e-rev not hybrid. also the deal for 10k with 5k deposit and 5k 0% will be a pre reg deal so no scrappage available as it's not a brand new car.

Debatable, but one thing it isn't, and that's average. Driving a 15 plate Merc A Class courtesy car for the last week whilst mine is in the garage, and really starting to miss it.
Just phoned, none left
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Pre reg Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 3dr £6,695.00 Save £5295 at Wilsons Vauxhall via Car Quake

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Specification: Immobiliser, Rear wiper, 4 speakers, Service interval indicator, 14" steel wheels, Front seat back map pockets, Body colour bumpers, Electrically adjustable door mirrors, Speed sensitiv…
markpj777 Avatar1y, 10m agoFound 1 year, 10 months ago67 Comments
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Does anybody know which garage doing this deal? I thought it was Harrow but the number doesn't match?
Does anyone know which garage is specifically doing this? I thought it was Harrow but the numbers don't match?
I've said it before and will say it again, I've had a load of vauxhalls and never had any problems. Maybe bubbling clams on a vx220 but that was it.
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I had a Corsa for just over 3 years, brand new out of the showroom and I have never had so much trouble wirth anything as I did with that car.
The first problem was the clutch and then it just went downhill from there, I spent more time on the phone to Vauxhall customer care than I did talking to my brother. The windscreen wipers went out of Synch and Dealership said that they had been told by Vauxhall not to fix any under warranty because customers had been trying to clear the ice/snow of windscreens and that was the cause of the synch failures. I managed to prove that wasn't the problem with mine, but a lot of other people were being charged over £200 to put the problem right. Suspension, Heater, one thing after another. The final straw was the steering started to go heavy, then normal, then a week or days and then heavy again. Research showed that Vauxhall had a number of Models with steering motor problems, but trying to get them to admit it was a component problem was almost impossible, they wanted £1200 to fit a new steering motor, so I did a part exchange to the same company that sold it to me (then told them what was up with it).
NEVER AGAIN WILL I BUY A VAUXHALL..
my corsa bills since 2011
new clutch flywheel etc £928
new 3rd gear £790
exhaust manifold which was cracked £320
EGR valve and oil filter housing (which was leaking) £690
currently the blower doesnt work, the handle on the boot lid needed replacing, glow plug issues, maf sensor replaced, rust issues
Sounds like you had a right lemon, I take it the car was out of warranty.
My Vauxhall experience is as follows.
September 2010 purchased car
September 2011 minor service
September 2012 full service
September 2013 minor service and MOT passed
September 2014 major service and MOT passed (rear sidelight out, dealer replaced at no cost)
In the first 12 months I noticed a slight rattle from the steering wheel cowling, dealership tightened it up, been sweet since.
Along the way I have purchased two headlight bulbs, 3 wiper blades, screenwash and a set of winter tyres.
The car has never broken down or failed to start and is under warranty for another 74,000 miles.
oh, i'll definitely buy one again then. Thanks for that.
How old was the car when you started having problems and what mileage?
3 years 43k
greasy1985
Don't waste your money on Vauxhall s...! Buy your self German or jap stay clear of them and any French c...!

Some of the least reliable cars on the road according to a few surveys.
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Renault Megane Hatchback 5 Door 1.5 dCi Knight Edition Energy 5dr save £6,650 - £11,995.00 at Car Quake

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One of the best deal currently they got. New, Unregistered Delivery Mileage Choice of Colours (Metallic Paint + £525) Specification: Air conditioning, Electric rear windows, Front
thkarthik Avatar2y, 4m agoFound 2 years, 4 months ago25 Comments
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Why would anyone spend more than £50 on a Renault megan? That's the question!!
I bought a British car once and it was crap. I've also owned German cars that were crap. I've also had wonderful British and German and even French cars
scottybob_golf
mdkdue got to agree totally owned 1 French car and it was total crap!! Never again! can't beat German or jap cars

Yeah, because the BMW 3 series has a reputation for always breaking, and Toyota have recalled how many cars due to brake issues now? Lol.

Each to their own though, some will like it some not, they all have good points and bad points
I never had any problems with my ancient 307 hdi, apparently the most unreliable car peugeot have ever made. Father in law's new octavia lived in the garage for the first 6 months of ownership.

I have to say, so much of it comes down to luck and I honestly don't believe german cars are as well built as people say these days. The TSI engines are known to catastrophically fail. Buy the car you like with a good warranty and live a little.
I think there's little doubt that German cars are more 'solid'. But they have fair share of problems and can be expensive to maintain.

I'm not even sure about Japanese cars these days. 20 years ago Hondas were bullet proof. I had 3 brilliant ones, not so sure these days.

I have heated debates in our house as my other half loves Peugeot & Citroens. I just think of cars that are cheaply built and have weird problems.

Conclusion. Everyone is right and wrong in equal measure as we all have our own preferences.

Looks like a good deal to me and will make someone happy.
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Brand New Vauxhall Zafira MPV 5 Door 1.6i 5dr £9,995.00 at Car Quake

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New, Unregistered Delivery Mileage Choice of Colours (Metallic Paint + £525) Specification: ABS, Black roof rails, Engine immobiliser, Front seat side impact airbags
thkarthik Avatar2y, 4m agoFound 2 years, 4 months ago87 Comments
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1.8 Petrol is available at £ 10,495. Seems to indicate the 100'000 warranty is covered if you service but also of need to have a yearly check with Vauxhall as well ??
Just rang them up - they said these have not been available since last December! Model no longer produced.
Will probably get a 1.8i, my local dealer is selling for 11,000.
warmasice
ERM.. why would anyone buy a Vauxhall? it'll breakdown within a day and be worth a 1/10 of the price in a week. plus can you imagine what other people would think of you driving this brand?

Is life so shallow for some people? Really?

Anyway, I test drove a diesel yesterday and was told that the price had gone up due to there not being many left nationally. Vauxhall are no longer supplying the dealers and so what they have in stock is all they're getting. I couldn't get one for less than £13500 and at that price I'm just not interested. Does anyone know where a diesel can be had for around 11,500 because that's what Pentagon were doing them for a few weeks ago.
ERM.. why would anyone buy a Vauxhall? it'll breakdown within a day and be worth a 1/10 of the price in a week. plus can you imagine what other people would think of you driving this brand?
can you give us some maintenance tips please?
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Peugoet 107 access 3dr £6,495.00 @ carquake

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Good car cheap price !
bowster Avatar2y, 6m agoFound 2 years, 6 months ago48 Comments
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As previously states £6k is the main benchmark price for these cars. For example the C1 (same car as the 107 or Toyota Aygo) has just been posted for this price here:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/citroen-c1-vt-5995-stoneacre-1913443
Or were you suggesting that I didn't realise the i10 was their city car? I selected the i20 as the i10 recently was updated and isn't such good value
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Hold out and these should come down to £6k (they were previously even without the 108 coming along). Alternatively there was a deal just over 7k for a better spec Hyundai i20 a few months (posted on here) back so there are likely to be other better deals soon

Hyundai i10 is the city car in their range and has a higher spec than this - I question your 'knowledge'.

Sarcasm?

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/brand-new-hyundai-i20-1-2-classic-3dr-7495-save-2600-car-quake-1677770?page=2#comments

Drive the deal did the Active with alloys, heated windows, bluetooth voice controlled phone, a/c, etc for a little over £7k...
107 is a great but pretty basic tool for some buyers - completely wrong for others. 108 and clones look horrible in my opinion.
zchari5
Hold out and these should come down to £6k (they were previously even without the 108 coming along). Alternatively there was a deal just over 7k for a better spec Hyundai i20 a few months (posted on here) back so there are likely to be other better deals soon

Hyundai i10 is the city car in their range and has a higher spec than this - I question your 'knowledge'.
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Nissan » Leaf Hatchback 5 Door » Visia Flex 5dr Auto £10,695.00 @ Carquake

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This deal is very cheap! Hope I got this right it's my first go !
bowster Avatar2y, 6m agoFound 2 years, 6 months ago15 Comments
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Can you point out where the £10k figure comes from (thin air?)
rjh955
What is the point of spending £70 a month to rent a battery pack? Might as well stick with my old banger, only pay £50 a month on fuel
I think it's more for people who spend £200-£300 on fuel per month, plus parking charges, or congestion charges....
What is the point of spending £70 a month to rent a battery pack? Might as well stick with my old banger, only pay £50 a month on fuel
it's the flex option where you rent the battery for £70 a month. I've never used Carquake but they've been around for a good while, they arrange discounts with dealers in much the same way as Drive the Deal do, you won't find the deal on the dealer's website but that's because they don't want to discount to all their customers, just those that Carquake introduce to them. Sometimes Carquake include pre registered cars though so that's something to be careful of if you want to be the first owner of the car. The best thing to do is get a quote then phone around your local dealers and see if they can match it, I've done that before with a Carquake quote and managed to get £4k off the asking price... worth a shot if you're in the market for a basic Leaf...
Guessing this does not include the battery which is a huge amount on top
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Vauxhall Zafira MPV 5 Door 1.8i Exclusiv 5dr for £10,345.00 @ CarQuake

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Price: £10,345 MRRP: £19,855 New, Unregistered Delivery Mileage Choice of Colours (Metallic Paint + £525) Specification: ABS, Black roof rails, Engine immobiliser, Front seat side impact airbags…
nnj10 Avatar2y, 10m agoFound 2 years, 10 months ago72 Comments
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Good value for money in my opinion, Comfy to drive and the 1.8 is no so bad. The 1.7 Diesel one is better though but the price goes up by about £3000.
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It's far better to post a reply whilst being sober !

Mits and Suzuki are in a diff league......



........... several BELOW Vauxhall.

Idiot.

Wrong, I don't drink alcohol,

If I am an idiot, at least I can spell Hyundai, which you cannot.



Me thinks I touched a nerve 8)

No, you just lost any tiny amount of credibility that you may have had.:(

Idiot.
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It's far better to post a reply whilst being sober !

Mits and Suzuki are in a diff league......



........... several BELOW Vauxhall.

Idiot.


Wrong, I don't drink alcohol,

If I am an idiot, at least I can spell Hyundai, which you cannot.




Me thinks I touched a nerve 8)


No, you just lost any tiny amount of credibility that you may have had.:(
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It's far better to post a reply whilst being sober !

Mits and Suzuki are in a diff league......



........... several BELOW Vauxhall.

Idiot.

Wrong, I don't drink alcohol,

If I am an idiot, at least I can spell Hyundai, which you cannot.



Me thinks I touched a nerve 8)
Pentagon deal is still available give them a ring and save £900 on this expensive deal with rediculous heat!!
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Brand New Hyundai I20 1.2 Classic 3dr £7,495.00 (save £2600) @ Car Quake

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Just spotted this for sale and amazed at the price. 5 year warranty New, Unregistered Delivery Mileage Choice of Colours (Metallic Paint + £455) Free 5 year roadside cover…
oddballjamie Avatar3y, 1m agoFound 3 years, 1 month ago94 Comments
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PS ordered one of these for my mother in law. They have a lead time of ~ 2 months but you can actually get the same deal as drive the deal if you haggle with some Hyundai dealers direct (some refused but others were accommodating)
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skankingpigeons
if you buy one of these you'll be looking to fork out on a new clutch after 20k miles, and they wont cover you on their warranty
So do you own one?
Thought not!
Where's your proof?
People like you really irate me, your un founded crap is just that!

oh, and you're a ****

Really and you are a Trolling weirdo!! who has time in his sad life to post negative comments on all my deal post.........
In April this year I bought a preregistered i10 active registered for 4 months for £7,400 adjustable drivers seat which I need and and electric rear windows, remote locking It has a 5 year warranty reasonable mpg and drives quite well, I had an accident and now I only go to relatives and local shops so I am not travelling more than 20 miles in any journey. In the last 40 years I have driven more cars than I can remember and this is fine as a town car or a shopping trolley with a motor.
All the i10 models have air con as standard, I did a lot of research before buying one and overall this is the best of the small cars in this approx price range, yes its a bit plasticky in the interior, but as I have grandchildren I would rather have something I can wipe clean rather than material on the door interiors.
Good wee car for the money and with a 5 year warranty pece of mind as I will trade it in after 4-4 n half years.

Edited By: SCOUSEKEVIN on Oct 14, 2013 10:37
Good deal but I suspect we'll be seeing more of these deals in the next 12 months, with the new model (this is a facelift) new in late 2014
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Not the car in the picture you get the old 2012 model car which is not the best car in the world. Does not have a good crash test result so cold from me.



The 2012 model is the new model, as pictured.

Do your homework.(_;)


Come out late 2012 as the 2013 model. They are selling you the left over 2012 model year cars.



Complete rubbish, these are brand new, latest model cars, and yes I have checked with Hyundai and the supplying dealer.

Sadly the deal has now expired.
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Hyundai I20 1.2 Classic £8,595.00 (£1500 saving) @ Carquake

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Massive saving on a brand new popular 3dr model with five years warranty included. New, Unregistered Delivery Mileage Choice of Colours (Metallic Paint + £455) Spec Air conditioning
oddballjamie Avatar3y, 4m agoFound 3 years, 4 months ago1 Comment
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If you don't like the cold and want a longer warranty.
K-k-k-k-kick up a Kia

Edited By: oddballjamie on Jul 16, 2013 10:17: sic
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New Kia Rio 1.25 1 3dr Brand New at £8,520 @ CarQuake £8,520.00

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Hot on the heels of the Hyundai deal, here's a Kia with it's seven year warranty. Five door available for £9,070 New, Unregistered Delivery Mileage Choice of Colours (Met…
oddballjamie Avatar3y, 4m agoFound 3 years, 4 months ago14 Comments
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driver8
any chance of getting this in a 5dr automatic, or are they just after shifting this specific model ?
There's an auto on the site but it's the higher spec at a steeper price. (although £2000 off)
http://www.carquake.co.uk/new-Kia-RIO/Hatchback_5_Door/1.4_2_5dr_Auto/2012/dealer-contact/EMG_Motor_Group_Kia
any chance of getting this in a 5dr automatic, or are they just after shifting this specific model ?
BlownGasketBob
Your Kia is: less equipped, slower, less fuel economy....
I'm not saying it's a bad deal, just that there are better deals out there at the moment, and with the much desired Air-Con (see link below)

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/8-695-hyundai-i20-otr-1-400-saving-1598626 (yes, there is a £175 price difference)


happy hunting.
If people can live without the aircon, it's a cash saving plus two years more warranty. 1mpg and 0.3secs 0-62 difference, won't even be noticeable.
Your Kia is: less equipped, slower, less fuel economy....
I'm not saying it's a bad deal, just that there are better deals out there at the moment, and with the much desired Air-Con (see link below)

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/8-695-hyundai-i20-otr-1-400-saving-1598626 (yes, there is a £175 price difference)


happy hunting.
no kia:p
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Brand New Pre Registered Corsa 1.0 EcoFlex S 3dr £6,995 (2013) £6,695 (2012)@ Carquake (London & Epsom dealers). £6,695.00

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Brilliant price for this city car/runaround. Pre Reg 2012 @ £6,695 Pre Reg 2013 @ £6,995 Both Brand new with delivery mieage only. Beat the depreciation by saving £4,630.
Adidas Addict Avatar3y, 7m agoFound 3 years, 7 months ago71 Comments
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**grabs popcorn and watches**
Taz1529
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knowitall5
good price in this economy but keep in mind these standard of cars cost peanuts to make and also a 1 litre is dangerous to drive in my opinion, I.e. pulling out for left or right turns etc.

bcwc
knowitall5
good price in this economy but keep in mind these standard of cars cost peanuts to make and also a 1 litre is dangerous to drive in my opinion, I.e. pulling out for left or right turns etc.
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At 64 BHP, that is literally taking your life in your own hands! Worst of all is pulling onto those roundabouts after coming off motorways.

If you can't drive safely in a 1.0 supermini maybe you need to take your driving tests again.

What a effing joke of a comment. There is NO USEFUL POWER AT 64BHP. The engine will need to be THRASHED, meaning high fuel consumption and a complete hatred for the engine note after 5 minutes. Anyone getting anything lower than 1.4 must be very very hard up

You are an effing eejit. This car is not what I would buy but my daughter has one and it is fine. Plenty enough poke to drive safely around town. Motorway journeys are also okay. Good fuel economy figures, cheap road tax, cheap insurance, cheap servicing, lifetime warranty. WTF more could a young lassie, with very little cash, want. Go away ya bampot.

Go easy on him for he is young and knows not of what he speaks ;)

N/s what point you're trying to make. Younger, still have a life ahead of me, already have 5 years car experience. Have you restored a car?
Keep your gob shut, little boy. How advanced Fisher Price sets have gotten.

Life not serving you well, fat man?
Very well indeed. Ta for the concern.
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knowitall5
good price in this economy but keep in mind these standard of cars cost peanuts to make and also a 1 litre is dangerous to drive in my opinion, I.e. pulling out for left or right turns etc.

bcwc
knowitall5
good price in this economy but keep in mind these standard of cars cost peanuts to make and also a 1 litre is dangerous to drive in my opinion, I.e. pulling out for left or right turns etc.
+1

At 64 BHP, that is literally taking your life in your own hands! Worst of all is pulling onto those roundabouts after coming off motorways.

If you can't drive safely in a 1.0 supermini maybe you need to take your driving tests again.

What a effing joke of a comment. There is NO USEFUL POWER AT 64BHP. The engine will need to be THRASHED, meaning high fuel consumption and a complete hatred for the engine note after 5 minutes. Anyone getting anything lower than 1.4 must be very very hard up

You are an effing eejit. This car is not what I would buy but my daughter has one and it is fine. Plenty enough poke to drive safely around town. Motorway journeys are also okay. Good fuel economy figures, cheap road tax, cheap insurance, cheap servicing, lifetime warranty. WTF more could a young lassie, with very little cash, want. Go away ya bampot.

Go easy on him for he is young and knows not of what he speaks ;)

N/s what point you're trying to make. Younger, still have a life ahead of me, already have 5 years car experience. Have you restored a car?
Keep your gob shut, little boy. How advanced Fisher Price sets have gotten.

Life not serving you well, fat man?
Taz1529
siadwel
banerama
Taz1529
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knowitall5
good price in this economy but keep in mind these standard of cars cost peanuts to make and also a 1 litre is dangerous to drive in my opinion, I.e. pulling out for left or right turns etc.

bcwc
knowitall5
good price in this economy but keep in mind these standard of cars cost peanuts to make and also a 1 litre is dangerous to drive in my opinion, I.e. pulling out for left or right turns etc.
+1

At 64 BHP, that is literally taking your life in your own hands! Worst of all is pulling onto those roundabouts after coming off motorways.

If you can't drive safely in a 1.0 supermini maybe you need to take your driving tests again.

What a effing joke of a comment. There is NO USEFUL POWER AT 64BHP. The engine will need to be THRASHED, meaning high fuel consumption and a complete hatred for the engine note after 5 minutes. Anyone getting anything lower than 1.4 must be very very hard up

You are an effing eejit. This car is not what I would buy but my daughter has one and it is fine. Plenty enough poke to drive safely around town. Motorway journeys are also okay. Good fuel economy figures, cheap road tax, cheap insurance, cheap servicing, lifetime warranty. WTF more could a young lassie, with very little cash, want. Go away ya bampot.

Go easy on him for he is young and knows not of what he speaks ;)

N/s what point you're trying to make. Younger, still have a life ahead of me, already have 5 years car experience. Have you restored a car?
Keep your gob shut, little boy. How advanced Fisher Price sets have gotten.
siadwel
banerama
Taz1529
Adidas Addict
knowitall5
good price in this economy but keep in mind these standard of cars cost peanuts to make and also a 1 litre is dangerous to drive in my opinion, I.e. pulling out for left or right turns etc.

bcwc
knowitall5
good price in this economy but keep in mind these standard of cars cost peanuts to make and also a 1 litre is dangerous to drive in my opinion, I.e. pulling out for left or right turns etc.
+1

At 64 BHP, that is literally taking your life in your own hands! Worst of all is pulling onto those roundabouts after coming off motorways.

If you can't drive safely in a 1.0 supermini maybe you need to take your driving tests again.

What a effing joke of a comment. There is NO USEFUL POWER AT 64BHP. The engine will need to be THRASHED, meaning high fuel consumption and a complete hatred for the engine note after 5 minutes. Anyone getting anything lower than 1.4 must be very very hard up

You are an effing eejit. This car is not what I would buy but my daughter has one and it is fine. Plenty enough poke to drive safely around town. Motorway journeys are also okay. Good fuel economy figures, cheap road tax, cheap insurance, cheap servicing, lifetime warranty. WTF more could a young lassie, with very little cash, want. Go away ya bampot.

Go easy on him for he is young and knows not of what he speaks ;)

N/s what point you're trying to make. Younger, still have a life ahead of me, already have 5 years car experience. Have you restored a car?
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Nissan Leaf Acenta - Auto - Full Electric Car £17,495. Saving £10,995 off RRP. From Wilsons Nissan £17,495.00

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Nissan Leaf Hatchback 5 Door 5dr Auto New, Unregistered Delivery Mileage Choice of Colours (Metallic Paint + £440) Specification: ABS, Climate control, Cruise control, Driver and passeng…
Zuulan Avatar3y, 7m agoFound 3 years, 7 months ago197 Comments
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Think the ideal electric car is something really small that can do 50 miles range, ideal for a city runabout , should cost no more than 10k after the grant.
Think electric cars are overpriced because manufacturers know the 5k grant reduces the price to the customer.
Electric cars with 100 mile range have dubious environmental benefits due to rare earth metals in the battery, plus if they have a 100 mile range that suggest they are for motorway use, electric cars are needed in the polluted cities .
The twzzy is almost there, just needs doors and slightly larger size

Look at the Renualt Zoe then. £14,000 but your £10k for a new car is unrealistic.

The price is only that cheap for the Zoe as you have to pay an everlasting battery lease that starts at £70pm for a paultry 6k miles a year. PLUS this lease gets handed to every future owner meaning the assest value of Zoe will fall through the floor.
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lumsdot
Think the ideal electric car is something really small that can do 50 miles range, ideal for a city runabout , should cost no more than 10k after the grant.
Think electric cars are overpriced because manufacturers know the 5k grant reduces the price to the customer.
Electric cars with 100 mile range have dubious environmental benefits due to rare earth metals in the battery, plus if they have a 100 mile range that suggest they are for motorway use, electric cars are needed in the polluted cities .
The twzzy is almost there, just needs doors and slightly larger size

Look at the Renualt Zoe then. £14,000 but your £10k for a new car is unrealistic.

The renault twizzy is 7k with no grant but you lease the battery.
A 10k car is possible with battery leasing, which would bring the cost down to,5k for the consumer.
The twizzy is not classed as a car so has no 5k grant
A modern new petrol engine car is 6k to 7k i.e sandero or skoda sitigo, the petrol engine exhaust and fuel,system
Must be worth at least 1k , if this is replaced with an electric motor and the battery is leased the cost should easily be under 10k before the grant.
The manufacturers know the 5k grant reduces the final price, so they inflate their price
A range of 50 miles would suit most city dwelers and its in the city we need these cars to reduce air born pollution.
If you need a range of a 100 miles then you are likely to be using the motorway, in that case buy a polo bluemotion

Edited By: lumsdot on May 23, 2013 07:43
lumsdot
Think the ideal electric car is something really small that can do 50 miles range, ideal for a city runabout , should cost no more than 10k after the grant.
Think electric cars are overpriced because manufacturers know the 5k grant reduces the price to the customer.
Electric cars with 100 mile range have dubious environmental benefits due to rare earth metals in the battery, plus if they have a 100 mile range that suggest they are for motorway use, electric cars are needed in the polluted cities .
The twzzy is almost there, just needs doors and slightly larger size

Look at the Renualt Zoe then. £14,000 but your £10k for a new car is unrealistic.

Edited By: Zuulan on May 22, 2013 18:33
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hambrook
Any manufactured car uses earths resources. There's a lot of hot air about the batteries, they are modular in design so when they do start to lose capacity (should still be 70% after 10 years) you can individually replace failing modules, or replace the battery pack which will be no more complex the a clutch change on an ICE car. Furthermore the batteries have a second life as Renewable Energy stores or UPS. To suggest EVs are wholly Government subsidised is also untrue. There is a £5k grant off the purchase price of an EV, but before this was introduced the Nissan LEAF was £5k cheaper, along came the grant and up went the price. Beyond that initial grant I have not benefited - 99% of our charging is from a 3 pin plug on the front of the house that cost £17 from Screwfix.You are correct that Hydrogen is a complete waste of time. It takes huge amounts of electric to create hydrogen then you to have to create a whole new distribution infrastructure for it to work. The range is no better than Electric Cars and I believe the Honda Clarity is about £1,000,000 per car; a great Hot UK Deal. The ONLY people that want hydrogen to work is the Oil Companies as it keeps you hooked on a drug that they control the supply and price of.......... Oil Companies have near unlimited cash and that buys you lots of power and influence, that's how hydrogen got to where it is today. In a post much earlier on someone mentioned Who Killed The Electric Car and Revenge of the Electric Car; I would urge anyone with a grain of interest to watch both of these films, your eyes will be so much more open and your jaw on the ground. And if you want to dive head long into the technical stuff head over to http://www.leaftalk.co.uk/forum.php where you might find some guy called Hambrook over there as well.

I've read that the batteries may not be as long lasting as you suggest (great if they are of course). I'm sure as time goes by they will have more efficient batteries available with great capacity or range (they'll probably be leased rather than purchased due to cost implications). Buying a new EV (@ subsidised cost) makes a lot of sense but when the time comes to pay for replacement batteries this may well make the running of an EV a much less attractive proposition (they'll probably be leased rather than purchased due to cost implications). Do you have any idea what it would cost for new batteries for a Nissan Leaf?

I've not suggested that EV's are wholly Government (read "paid for by the tax payer") subsidised as far as I'm aware?

I still think it's somewhat unfair to blame the oil companies - especially in the UK or EU where Governments simply tax the hell out fuel and make it unreasonably expensive to buy. Fossil fuel is not expensive it's only the duties and taxes that make it expensive - the Government are to blame here.

I actually looked into the Leaf over here - you can lease one for around $179 per month. On average I spend around $70 per week on Petrol so that's at least $280 per month on Petrol alone. Assuming that I could take advantage of the free charging points, it's almost like being paid $100 per month to drive an EV!

But lets not forget - somebody elsewhere is paying for this "free" driving ;)

Only place that has experienced battery degradation is Arizona with about 10 cars losing 1 of their 12 capacity bars after a couple years due to excessive heat exposure - but now Nissan has slapped a 5 year guarantee on the battery pack, all cars old or new. To the best of my knowledge there is not a single documented UK case of any loss of capacity and I know drivers who have driven over 30,000 miles in 2 years and the car is as good as new.

Free driving can exist; if you invest in Solar PV. Even if you charge at home it's about £1.80 in electric to charge overnight and you get about 100 miles, and that's on a standard rate so about 90% cheaper than diesel. There are some great PCP deals out there for the LEAF, I love it and keep getting tempted to get another.

Yeah, heat really seems to kill batteries. If you get 2~3 years out of a regular car battery in Florida that's about the norm. I've seen as long as 10 years on the original battery in cars that I've owned in the UK.

Quite an indepth article here: Battery Capacity Loss

Real World Battery Capacity Losses

Even though there have been 112 documented cases of battery capacity loss of one or more bars (as of 10/13/2012), only 58 capacity loss cases have been reported to Nissan to our knowledge. The geographic breakdown of these cases is: Arizona - 53, Texas - 23, California - 31, Oklahoma - 1, Hong Kong - 1, Spain - 1, Unknown - 2. The breakdown by number of capacity bars lost is: one bar - 72, two bars - 29, three bars - 9, four bars - 2. Of the 40 Leafs that have lost 2 capacity bars, 33 are in Arizona, 4 in Texas and 3 in California. All of the Leafs that have lost 3 or 4 capacity bars are in Arizona. Based on the approximately 450 Leafs sold in Arizona as of September 22, 2012, at least 11.8% of Arizona Leafs have lost a capacity bar. Since only cases reported on the forum are included in this calculation, the real number is likely to be much higher.

I hear you on the PV system but again this isn't really a fair comment, as it's once again subsidized and isn't the true cost of producing solar electricity.

The ironic situation is that if you live in the North where it is cold and the sun doesn't shine too much your battery life will be great. If you live further South (or towards Equator) your battery life will be much reduced.
Renualt Zoe is a much smaller, more basic EV and a nice bit cheaper but it can fast AC charge but we may get too techy v quickly.

Some details:
http://www.leaftalk.co.uk/showthread.php/9873-%A3199-month-deals?p=30687#post30687
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Could you fit 3 teenage kids in the back without too much squashing?

Hard to say, the middle seat is narrower than the others.
Could you fit 3 teenage kids in the back without too much squashing?
shifty84
i got rid of my merc as it always pulled into the petrol station i got one on these new about 4 months ago and at first it went against everything buying it, but now i would have to say its got to be the best car ive ever had and ive had a few lol, its great on juice and the aircon's better than my fridge

It's funny, I picked mine up with a colleague who drives a Mercedes, he was very impressed with it.
In my opinion the looks are either love or hate, but judging by the number of people asking and commenting when I am out and about, most people seem to like it. It certainly stands out in a crowd, I think it has a bit of a 'Tonka toy' look about it, unless you get a red one and then it's 'Postman Pat'!

This one is mine

http://i47.tinypic.com/juy23p.jpg



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If it's compulsory, dare I ask why the entry level Yet doesn't have it?
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Hi All,

I have been now vauxhall dealer in couple of area. Found this a little better than the Exclusiv.

http://www.nowvauxhall.co.uk/vauxhall-cars/vauxhall-zafira.aspx

Only thing is, its pre-registered but brand new.

I also saw this offer which is tempting with the extras. Just bare in mind £11,499 the colour is solid Red, Royal Blue or white £11,699, Metallic Silver, Grey or Black £12,299.

Also be careful with pre-registration, check the 100k mile warranty stands as it is for the first registered owner only
gooddealhunter
Hi All,

I have been now vauxhall dealer in couple of area. Found this a little better than the Exclusiv.

http://www.nowvauxhall.co.uk/vauxhall-cars/vauxhall-zafira.aspx

Only thing is, its pre-registered but brand new.

I also saw this offer which is tempting with the extras. Just bare in mind £11,499 the colour is solid Red, Royal Blue or white £11,699, Metallic Silver, Grey or Black £12,299.
rolstherat

I get less than this to the mile as I drive through hilly, windy country roads every day, and it does about the same as our 8 yr old petrol 1.6 Seat. Petrol is just very expensive

Aah, right .. I just thought it was consuming too much, as I get nowhere near the quoted 51mpg when I do so much motorway driving.
machofairy
Anyone who has this exact model ... how is your petrol consumption? I bought this in the summer and it performs to my required standards ... I dont need the acceleration nor desperation to over take the driver in front of me all the time.

However, I am only getting about 60 miles per £10. My daily commute is about 10 miles motorway and 5 miles of start- stop. Seems a lot worse than the 13 year old 1.6 astra which I just got rid of.

I get less than this to the mile as I drive through hilly, windy country roads every day, and it does about the same as our 8 yr old petrol 1.6 Seat. Petrol is just very expensive
Anyone who has this exact model ... how is your petrol consumption? I bought this in the summer and it performs to my required standards ... I dont need the acceleration nor desperation to over take the driver in front of me all the time.

However, I am only getting about 60 miles per £10. My daily commute is about 10 miles motorway and 5 miles of start- stop. Seems a lot worse than the 13 year old 1.6 astra which I just got rid of.
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I signed up within an hour of this deal being posted but didn't receive any contact from the dealer. I'm guessing it was probably Arnold Clark as this is typical of their customer service.
This price is a misprint.

Edited By: aScottishBloke on Jul 24, 2012 17:11: removed link
Comparing a Vauxhall with a Lexus, best laugh of the day.(_;)
"Fleet" cars have a harder life than a private owned car so it's more than a real comparison.

BTW 11% is the same as a Lexus IS, so I'm quite happy with those odds.


That is only amongst the " Fleet " junk, not a real comparison of decent cars.


11% chance of a failure every year, that is dreadful.

The only decent Vauxhall is the Agila, because it is really a Suzuki.(_;)
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(2012.5 Model) - New, Unregistered , Delivery mileage only, Choice of Colours Air conditioning
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these cars are offically the qucikest depreciating in the country. valued at 29% after 3 years

29% of list price; as they're selling it new for 58% of list price that means they're actually worth 50% of what you paid in 3 years, which makes it a very slow-depreciating car.
these cars are offically the qucikest depreciating in the country. valued at 29% after 3 years
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According to the picture above, this car is missing its roof. Maybe why it's so cheap?

PS in any event, I hate to say it, but you're far better off saving up a few extra pennies and buying a quality branded car, for example Bugati or a Murcielago.



A " few " extra pennies?..I don't recall Bugati doing a 7 seater version, you would be lucky to get a carrier bag in one.

Would need to go custom, a snip at £2,000,000
http://www.midlandslimos.com/Bugatti%20Limousine.jpg
bargainking
According to the picture above, this car is missing its roof. Maybe why it's so cheap?

PS in any event, I hate to say it, but you're far better off saving up a few extra pennies and buying a quality branded car, for example Bugati or a Murcielago.




A " few " extra pennies?..I don't recall Bugati doing a 7 seater version, you would be lucky to get a carrier bag in one.
According to the picture above, this car is missing its roof. Maybe why it's so cheap?

PS in any event, I hate to say it, but you're far better off saving up a few extra pennies and buying a quality branded car, for example Bugati or a Murcielago.


Edited By: bargainking on Jun 05, 2012 13:42: _
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Better design than the hatch back !!
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lol @ skoda, a 1000 quid skoda has the same cache as a 30000 quid skoda......just get a cheap turbo charged banger and mod that....
TheBiker
TBH I don't want to sit in a Skoda remapped or otherwise.

My advice, now you have got me going, would be to try a remapped Focus RS.


Actually Deek has a valid point, today's Skodas are the best pocket rockets around, all things considered.
Thats a big jump in cars, hope your insurance company is feeling kind.
Have you considered a BMW M6? You can pick up them up for less money (£35k, 2008, 10k miles) than a C63 AMG, they have almost identical performance too.

I'm personally not a fan of the looks, but it might suit you better and save you some money. :)
oddballjamie

Out of interest whats your current car?


My current car is a Fiesta ST.
Initially went to look at a 2nd hand one but it was sold before we got there.
Saw a deal on a leaflet saying new ST for £9500 or something like £4-5k off list price because the new model shape Fiesta was coming out at that time and no new ST model was produced so was trying to get rid of all their stock of old shape Fiesta's i presume.

Couple of C63 AMG's come into local Merc dealer so have booked a test drive, hope its a good car.
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The 4dr saloon is same price?

Wasn't the saloon on here yesterday for simular money, and expired due to a pricing computer glitch.

Same again I thinks!
Looks like one of those 80's American wagon/boat on wheel things
The 4dr saloon is same price?
bloody hell, thats a superb price!!
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Citroen DS3 Hatchback 3 Door 1.6 THP 16V DSport Plus 3dr just £1,695 on http://www.carquake.co.uk for today best deal. call 0161 241 3140. Price: £1,695 MRRP: £17,685 Or £31pm (save £15,990)
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Is this car made by HP?
Is this the price for the 4 alloys with tyres?
It's not 1080p
i just email to say i want one
I think we crashed their info request server:

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its a french car. cold
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quizmaniac
good price for unregistered.
my dad paid £11,700 for one of these from a Citroen dealer but had been registered by them, although it only had 10 miles on the clock so was as new really.

splatsplatsplat
been looking at a 2nd hand c3, not sure if the stats are similar, but the 1.4Hdi engine - although lower power has a lot better mpg and only £30 a year tax.


are you looking in the right place?,the 1.6HDIs are either £20 or £30 a year to tax depending if its a 8v or 16v and mpg is virtually the same 64mpg against 65mpg.

http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/road-tax/?deriv=45731#manu=1333&model=1823&deriv=45731

http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/specs/Detail.aspx?deriv=47823


yeah, I did say 2nd hand, I dont believe in buying new!


me neither,you must be talking about the old shape C3 then as its still the same tax (£20) whether new or used.

scrooge
splatsplatsplat
been looking at a 2nd hand c3, not sure if the stats are similar, but the 1.4Hdi engine - although lower power has a lot better mpg and only £30 a year tax.


The 1.4 is absolutely gutless if you do any motorway driving, you need a diary to plan any overtaking moves! :D

your not wrong,my dad tried the 1.4 before his 1.6 and it was soo slow yet only did the same mpg and cost £10 more to tax!!
scrooge
splatsplatsplat
been looking at a 2nd hand c3, not sure if the stats are similar, but the 1.4Hdi engine - although lower power has a lot better mpg and only £30 a year tax.


The 1.4 is absolutely gutless if you do any motorway driving, you need a diary to plan any overtaking moves! :D


I had a 307 1.4hdi, and I do drive for a living (and i dont take my time either!), ive got something else now (a 2.0 diesel) but tbh I'd rather have my 307 back. 60 to the gallon and £30 a year tax.
quizmaniac
good price for unregistered.
my dad paid £11,700 for one of these from a Citroen dealer but had been registered by them, although it only had 10 miles on the clock so was as new really.

splatsplatsplat
been looking at a 2nd hand c3, not sure if the stats are similar, but the 1.4Hdi engine - although lower power has a lot better mpg and only £30 a year tax.


are you looking in the right place?,the 1.6HDIs are either £20 or £30 a year to tax depending if its a 8v or 16v and mpg is virtually the same 64mpg against 65mpg.

http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/road-tax/?deriv=45731#manu=1333&model=1823&deriv=45731

http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/specs/Detail.aspx?deriv=47823


yeah, I did say 2nd hand, I dont believe in buying new!
rawson
daros
Prefer a skoda lol


Yeah, but people might see you!


I know what I'd rather be seen in and it's not French...;)
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