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First Post - I know cars are usually provoke an emotive response but I bought a Grande Punto from my local dealer with an offer I though was outstanding.

You can buy now and pay next year (9 months holiday) plus £1,000 towards fuel plus payments of £199 per month with a low apr

The car was much better than I though as well
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#1
Problem comes in 9 months time when you start paying back, you owe £10,000 for example, and the car's worth £6000
#2
The car cost me £8500

Every car I have owned depreciates but I doubt i'll want to swap it for at least 3 - 4 years

Having looked aroung at a lot of deals for several weels I think this stands out as a great deal
#3
It would be good to see more car deals!
#4
Fiat Grande Punto (06 on) Depreciation price projector:-
New price range £7,480 - £13,440
1 year price range £4,922 - £7,383
3 year price range £3,317 - £4,975
Above info taken from http://www.parkers.co.uk
#5
OK deal if you can't get finance anywhere else. Problem is you have to pay full list price of £8,560 for a 3 door active. I bought a pre-reg 3 door active Punto Grande for £5,500 in December 2007. It had been registered in December 2006 but had 4 miles on the clock when I picked it up.

Evans Halshaw are currently offering a 57 reg 3 door Active for under £6k. (on Autotrader site) That's over £1,500 less than this deal even after the £1,000 of fuel.

The Punto Grande is a considerable improvement on the old Punto although still a bit rattly! Biggest problem is likely to be residual values. Bearing in mind the big dealers' discount prices, I'd be surprised if 3 year old value on a 3 door Active will be much more than £3k! That's a huge loss on full price!
#6
srw_topbloke
The car cost me £8500

Every car I have owned depreciates but I doubt i'll want to swap it for at least 3 - 4 years

Having looked aroung at a lot of deals for several weels I think this stands out as a great deal


http://nvs.autotrader.co.uk/www/cars_search?state=block&hassearched=Y&modelexact=1&creator=&pagesize=20&prereg=Y&photo=1&make=FIAT&min_pr=&max_pr=7000&search.x=13&search.y=9

brand new £6200.so not such a great deal ???you have paid £2300 more than needed
#7
3 years residual of 44% for my model - sounds good to me given a Clio Campus I also considered has a residual of 37% and the VW Polo 1.2E holds 48% of the value but the best the salesman would do was free metallic paint
#9
RedSkywalker
It would be good to see more car deals!


Car deals are just not that straightforward. Most dealers will offer something off if you argue long and hard enough with then. But you need to know what their bottom line is and this is more or less impossible as it will vary from car to car and even day to day.

I've bought a few pre-reg cars at really good discounts but not everyone will want a year (or more) old car that has been sitting around who knows where?

The big dealers (the supermarkets) often have very good deals but these are usually on a limited number of cars at any one time and the likelihood is that the car would be gone by the time people read about it.

My advice would be to decide what you want and do a national search on [url]www.autotrader.co.uk[/url] because this seems to have the broadest selection of new and nearly new cars at knockdown prices. But I'm no expert! :thinking:
#10
Most cars depreciate! The only good deal is one you are happy with, so as long as you walk out of the dealers feeling good, ignore others! (But do share so others can possibly take advantage!):thumbsup: Enjoy the moment, lifes too short, move on and chase the next bargain!
Voted hot 'cos your happy!
#11


Have fun with manual windows, lower power, 14" wheels, no remote central locking, no remote audio control, trip computer...etc. etc.

The punto active should be cheaper than the 1.2 e Polo despite the higher spec.
#12
Your happy with the car and what you paid thats all that matters
#13
pghstochaj
Have fun with manual windows, lower power, 14" wheels, no remote central locking, no remote audio control, trip computer...etc. etc.

The punto active should be cheaper than the 1.2 e Polo despite the higher spec.


my comments where based on price/resale value etc.but if you look further up the punto is available cheaper at £6200.i would not pay £8500 for punto or a polo.
#14
The spec is fairly relevant when buying a car, though.
#15
Talking of buying cars , I'm after a small car for my daughters' first venture in driving . I have sourced a Renault Clio 1.2 Dynamique or a Peugeot 206 1.2S . Both fully loaded , both 2004 , both mint & priced at £3000 give or take a few quid .

Anyone have a view on which is the most reliable ?

PM me if you don't mind unless you want to share your experiences here for others to learn .
#16
PJR
Talking of buying cars , I'm after a small car for my daughters' first venture in driving . I have sourced a Renault Clio 1.2 Dynamique or a Peugeot 206 1.2S . Both fully loaded , both 2004 , both mint & priced at £3000 give or take a few quid .

Anyone have a view on which is the most reliable ?


didnt know peugeot did a 1.2 ??? thought they did 1.1 and 1.4 ???
#17
SpecialK
didnt know peugeot did a 1.2 ??? thought they did 1.1 and 1.4 ???



It is advertised as a 1.2 S
#18
pghstochaj
The spec is fairly relevant when buying a car, though.


true if i had £6200 i would buy the punto.if i had £8000 i would buy a 1 year old focus 1.6 sport.everything is relative but i would never pay £8500 for a punto thats going to lose me well over £2000 once i drive it away from garage.
#19
PJR
It is advertised as a 1.2 S


you need too find out what it is then because im sure they dont exist mate
#20
i would love it if they did free insurance. how does the feul repayments work? is it cash they pay in one go? if so can it be used on your insurance rather then feul. sorry not good with car deal
#21
PJR
Talking of buying cars , I'm after a small car for my daughters' first venture in driving . I have sourced a Renault Clio 1.2 Dynamique or a Peugeot 206 1.2S . Both fully loaded , both 2004 , both mint & priced at £3000 give or take a few quid .

Anyone have a view on which is the most reliable ?


Which is better, botulism or leprosy?

Honestly, you don't buy French (or Italian for that matter) for reliability.

That said, the latest Clio is a solid little car -- being as it is essentially a Japanese Nissan Tiida, heavily modified (Nissan B platform).

Of the two I'd pick the Peugeot, but only if you're happy with the pedal placement, which isn't clever on small PSA cars.
#22
we bought brand new grande active sport for just under £9000 in 2006 its now worth book price £4500
#23
jasejames
Which is better, botulism or leprosy?

Honestly, you don't buy French (or Italian for that matter) for reliability.

That said, the latest Clio is a solid little car -- being as it is essentially a Japanese Nissan Tiida, heavily modified (Nissan B platform).

Of the two I'd pick the Peugeot, but only if you're happy with the pedal placement, which isn't clever on small PSA cars.


Thanks for the input :thumbsup:
#24
jasejames
Which is better, botulism or leprosy?

Honestly, you don't buy French (or Italian for that matter) for reliability.

That said, the latest Clio is a solid little car -- being as it is essentially a Japanese Nissan Tiida, heavily modified (Nissan B platform).

Of the two I'd pick the Peugeot, but only if you're happy with the pedal placement, which isn't clever on small PSA cars.



Clio is based on the Renault-Nissan B platform, as are the Note, Cube, Tiidi etc., not the old Nissan B-platform.
#25
Check insurance costs for both also as they could vary. We found elephant and diamond cheapest for our DD. Hers is an old style Nissan Micra 1 litre w reg
#26
SpecialK
my comments where based on price/resale value etc.but if you look further up the punto is available cheaper at £6200.i would not pay £8500 for punto or a polo.


As I stated earlier - the Polo will hold its value better but only by 4% more and for the spec and deal (or lack of one on the Polo), the Punto was a far better car

As for saving money, I still have £1000 towards the fuel, low rate finance and I didn't even pay a deposit and I know where to go if I have a problem.

So as many people have kindly commented - im happy:-D
#27
What's your total payback?

£199 for how long? 5 years?
#28
unless you do a lot of miles your much better leasing one, having a quick look around you can get the grande punto for £109, then after 3 years just hand it back, depreciation alone on fiat is more than that!
banned#29
I wouldn't knock Fiat's reliability on new models. How do you think they can now afford to offer five years unlimited mile warranty? Its because their build quality and reliability have improved so much in recent years...
#30
pghstochaj
Clio is based on the Renault-Nissan B platform, as are the Note, Cube, Tiidi etc., not the old Nissan B-platform.


Yes, true, but the "new" B is an evolution of the old one. More Nissan than Renault -- including Nissan electrics, the main problem with the old Renault cars.

Older Renaults I'm afraid I wouldn't touch with yours.

As for Fiat, yes the warranty is appealing -- but I remain to be convinced about the company. They always seem to produce a good model every so often, then revert to type. The 5-year warranty probably reflects the fact that they've been massacred by the Koreans in the budget sector in the last few years, and need to take the game back to Hyundai and Kia.

If you're buying new, and get the warranty, then that's a fair deal though -- just hope you don't get one of the Friday cars.
#31
srw_topbloke
As I stated earlier - the Polo will hold its value better but only by 4% more and for the spec and deal (or lack of one on the Polo), the Punto was a far better car

As for saving money, I still have £1000 towards the fuel, low rate finance and I didn't even pay a deposit and I know where to go if I have a problem.

So as many people have kindly commented - im happy:-D


you have been a mug sorry too say it.you are going to end up paying £10344 for a car that can be bought for £6200.even if you take £1000 off for fuel your paying £9344.you should have got a bank loan.an example below and this is at a high rate

Your monthly repayments would be £155.51

For a £6200 loan repayable over 4 years and 0 months with a 9.8% APR

The total amount repayable is £7464


this is not a hot deal and should be voted cold cold cold.just remember your going to be paying £199 a month not clever is it ?i have bought 4 brand new cars in last 12 years and saved well over £2000 per car.i use the internet to get best prices then take info to dealer and ask them too match it and each time i have found a dealer that would.average car price has been £8400 and i have been paying on average £6200.

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