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Half price New Vauxhall Astra GTC Sri Cdti Northern Motors Vauxhall £12,480.00

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Just been emailed this deal...(must be on their marketing email list?) Not called them yet to verify but I can't find cheaper. Offered with sensible rate finance and three year warranty. All with fron…
MorganSpice Avatar8m, 1w agoFound 8 months, 1 week ago110 Comments
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Depreciation is still going to make this expensive. 3 year old gtc's with low miles are advertised at around 8k, so making lots of assumptions, buy this at nearly 13k, you still lose c1700 per year. Which, over 3 years, is about what you would lose on many other cars.
As a cheap entry to buying a brand new car it's a good deal, but you would have to run it for a long time to make it worthwhile.

I'd be fairly pleased at losing only a third of the value over three years. Not many cars do the same.


Edited By: oddballjamie on Mar 29, 2016 01:02
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Got a pcp quote from the dealer today. For a red one with a £2000 deposit from me and 10k miles a year, its £179 for 36 months and a gmfv of £7500. Seems reasonable to me?
Total of £16k for a £12.5k car. That's an awful deal, if you have no interest in paying the GMFV there's loads of good lease deals out there.

If you want to own the car then a Sainsburys loan will cost £13.4k including interest, £190 a month over 60 payments, £2k down.
Got a pcp quote from the dealer today. For a red one with a £2000 deposit from me and 10k miles a year, its £179 for 36 months and a gmfv of £7500. Seems reasonable to me?
Seems like not a bad motor. Any reason why these cars have such low residual values?
Depreciation is still going to make this expensive. 3 year old gtc's with low miles are advertised at around 8k, so making lots of assumptions, buy this at nearly 13k, you still lose c1700 per year. Which, over 3 years, is about what you would lose on many other cars.
As a cheap entry to buying a brand new car it's a good deal, but you would have to run it for a long time to make it worthwhile.
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Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 S 3dr at Northern Motors Vauxhall Dealership £6,995.00 @ Northern Motors

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Seems like a good buy for a delivery mileage Corsa. Most I've found at this price are the underpowered and noisy 1 litre engines. The 1.2 is a 16v and has a bit more poke. Seems to be a good deal a…
BM12 Avatar1y, 10m agoFound 1 year, 10 months ago193 Comments
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Basically the flywheel change isn't a routine one but as you know yourself once the clutch is shoot you may as well change the flywheel too because the gearbox is detached anyway

I wholeheartedly disagree, sorry. People have replaced clutches for decades, and it's only relatively recently that some cars have 'chocolate' flywheels that need changing frequently.

I was a Nissan Service Manager prior to moving to VW, we didn't change a single flywheel in around 8 years.

Yeah I agree... pressure plates wear.. and tbh if I changed a clutch I ony changed the thrust bearing too as it was usually only an extra few quid .... but never fly wheels..
threesixty360
I agree that parts that are made in different countries can be of inferior quality But once again that's the same with every other manufacturer only to cut costs. Vw do charge a premium but you can always buy a Skoda or Seat to save some money and basically be driving the same car.

Using Nissan as the example again, almost every component for them said 'Made in Japan' on the box. Admittedly I'm going back a few years prior to Renault getting involved with them. Skoda's and Seat's are equally pants, but people's expectations are a little lower, hence the reason they do better in customer satisfaction surveys.

p.s. I no longer work with Nissan, and thankfully no longer with VW
threesixty360
Basically the flywheel change isn't a routine one but as you know yourself once the clutch is shoot you may as well change the flywheel too because the gearbox is detached anyway

I wholeheartedly disagree, sorry. People have replaced clutches for decades, and it's only relatively recently that some cars have 'chocolate' flywheels that need changing frequently.

I was a Nissan Service Manager prior to moving to VW, we didn't change a single flywheel in around 8 years.
ezzer72
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I agree with the hefty repair prices but that's the same case with nearly every car these days. I say it all depends on where you bought the car from and if the service history is up to date. If the timing belt has been taken care of, injectors cleaned, turbo cleaned, a good blast on the motorway (to clean diesel dpf) frequent oil changes, filters and your clutch flywheel done you don't need to worry about anything. Yes they are other things extending to the gearbox and suspension system too but these things are for the engines life span. Not to mention people being on the cheap and buying parts that are of inferior quality. You want your car to run for your moneys worth then buy only genuine I say.

THIS is exactly why/how VAG are getting away with charging top dollar for poor quality cars.

Yes, all cars can be expensive to repair, however, some need many more repairs than others - I have worked with Japanese and South Korean brands (as well as VAG), never will they need £5k of repairs in the first 60,000m - more often than not, they need nothing

You can buy a VW or Audi from a vicar who has had it serviced every fortnight - they are literally riddled with design issues and component failures - there's a minimal chance you will get a 'good one', not the other way around.

Proper cars don't have cam/timing belts (they have chains), don't need their flywheel changing as a 'routine' item, and I'd love to know how you go about cleaning your turbo..?

VAG cars are riddled with gearbox and suspension issues too, so it's not just about taking extra good care of your engine.

Finally, you talk about using genuine parts instead of cheap ones. In principle you are totally correct, but this is in my experience/opinion is the problem with VAG junk - all of the genuine parts are cheap tat. Every single component is labelled 'made in Mexico/Brazil/South Africa/China' etc. I honestly don't think anything is made in Germany, except for perhaps the badges, as these seem to be the best bit.

Tbh I didn't reply to your message thoroughly enough so let me elaborate. Basically the flywheel change isn't a routine one but as you know yourself once the clutch is shoot you may as well change the flywheel too because the gearbox is detached anyway. Also I had a common problem with the sticky vanes in my turbo which meant my car would lose boost every time I gave it some throttle and would go into limp mode. So removed the egr (it was caked) and slapped in some Mr muscle foam cleaner down the egr pipe. I know it sounds mad but it actually fixed my problem! Its very well documented online for the mk4 golf tdi. I agree that parts that are made in different countries can be of inferior quality But once again that's the same with every other manufacturer only to cut costs. Vw do charge a premium but you can always buy a Skoda or Seat to save some money and basically be driving the same car.
ezzer72
threesixty360
I agree with the hefty repair prices but that's the same case with nearly every car these days. I say it all depends on where you bought the car from and if the service history is up to date. If the timing belt has been taken care of, injectors cleaned, turbo cleaned, a good blast on the motorway (to clean diesel dpf) frequent oil changes, filters and your clutch flywheel done you don't need to worry about anything. Yes they are other things extending to the gearbox and suspension system too but these things are for the engines life span. Not to mention people being on the cheap and buying parts that are of inferior quality. You want your car to run for your moneys worth then buy only genuine I say.

THIS is exactly why/how VAG are getting away with charging top dollar for poor quality cars.

Yes, all cars can be expensive to repair, however, some need many more repairs than others - I have worked with Japanese and South Korean brands (as well as VAG), never will they need £5k of repairs in the first 60,000m - more often than not, they need nothing

You can buy a VW or Audi from a vicar who has had it serviced every fortnight - they are literally riddled with design issues and component failures - there's a minimal chance you will get a 'good one', not the other way around.

Proper cars don't have cam/timing belts (they have chains), don't need their flywheel changing as a 'routine' item, and I'd love to know how you go about cleaning your turbo..?

VAG cars are riddled with gearbox and suspension issues too, so it's not just about taking extra good care of your engine.

Finally, you talk about using genuine parts instead of cheap ones. In principle you are totally correct, but this is in my experience/opinion is the problem with VAG junk - all of the genuine parts are cheap tat. Every single component is labelled 'made in Mexico/Brazil/South Africa/China' etc. I honestly don't think anything is made in Germany, except for perhaps the badges, as these seem to be the best bit.


Yes, totally agree. On my Golf I had to fix the following in the first few months of ownership. Replaced the rear wiper motor, replace the boot lock, repair the glove box handle, replace the brake light switch a number of times, had a faulty fuel level needle which I didn't bother fixing, and then the biggy, which I couldn't fix myself, the three injectors and the camshaft replacement. This is when the main dealer went for my throat and charged 4k. This was a 6 year old car granted but I only kept it for a year. I was afraid of what was going to happen next! Touch wood I haven't had anything go wrong on the Corsa. It just goes. I previously had two Leons. The clutch went on both of them and they both had faulty fuel level indicators and brake light switches. Don't get me wrong, I liked the solid feeling of the Golf, the clunk of the doors closing, the heated seats, the climate control etc, but call me picky but I need a car that'll start when I turn the key in the morning. It doesn't just need to heat my ass but also needs to be able to haul it to and from work without breaking down!
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Zafira Exclusive 1.8 at northernmotors.co.uk £9,995.00

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This price is on new, pre-registered Vauxhall Zafira 1.8 Exclusiv’s with delivery mileage only. A sales administration fee of £199 applies. The vehicle price excludes the cost of the road fund licence…
thkarthik Avatar2y, 1m agoFound 2 years, 1 month ago66 Comments
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We brought one with metallic pain for £10495 last year (albeit the 1.6 petrol version). We wanted a cheap family car and the lifetime warranty made it a no brainer for us. After almost 18 months of ownership we can honestly say its been a great buy. The vauxhall has proved reliable and returns 31 MPG on average, the power is hardly sparkling but to be honest we quite like owning understated cars and didn't want a chelsea tractor to drive the kids around in.
The rear seats are excellent and easy to store and use to. Better rear access than many other cars we looked at and we really like the general size of the car and space it offers. It feels small to drive, due to being based on an Astra, but it offer great space and actually drives quite well all round.
It is dated and we knew when we brought it that this shape would be out of date quite soon. The Zafira Tourer (as mentioned in earlier posts) is a bigger, better family 7 seater. It costs twice as much and isn't twice as good....so no desire to change ours for that reason.
Vauxhall have been very good and helped us get the lifetime warranty renewed easily (which must be done annually). We don't use the main Vauxhall main agent for servicing (we pay 50% less at a general garage) and they were helpful making sure we had our warranty sorted out all ok.
In a nutshell if you feel like a failure in life because of not driving an expensive car...then this is not for you and the family. However if you look at a family car as a functional tool to get the family from A to B then its a genuine cheap way to own and drive a new car.
We may keep this car for 5 years or for 100,000 miles...the warranty makes all the difference to us. 2nd hand cars can cost lots to keep on the road and we don't like surprises which we don't budget for.

31 mpg is dire, you will spend £18,000 in petrol to drive 100k at today's prices, whereas a 1.5l diesel Renault Grand Scenic will cost about £11500 in fuel according to honest johns real MPG, both cars are a slow as each other. Road tax is £110 for the Renault yours is £205. An extra £475 over 5 years. It is a cheap car in the offset but if your going to drive 100k over 5 years it will cost a total of £7k in the extra fuel and tax over the Renault.

The point I'm making is don't buy a car because it's cheap. Find out the MPG, annual service costs, tyre costs and cambelt frequency change and cost, plus depreciation if keeping for a set time (e.g look at autotrader for a 100k miler). Also find a good independent garage who won't charge the earth for a cambelt change, I was once quoted £1500 by a dealer for my clio cambelt and a wiring loom repair, £500 paid to a good local garage. Also check the ncap crash test.
This is what will save you money not the headline price



Edited By: paul.jacobs on Nov 17, 2014 03:35: Ncap
Does anyone know anywhere I can this in on an interest free loan
gomyunions
about 10k

Would get you into a 2 year old current shape Civic or a 6 month old Focus Zetec.

Wouldn't bother with the 308 unless you're lucky and find a new shape for your budget as the previous one was a dog.

10k would get you a 13/63 plate Seat Leon 1.2 TSI SE 5dr. :)

Or save a few quid and buy the Skoda Rapid.

Edited By: oddballjamie on Nov 05, 2014 15:16
about 10k
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