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Used Fiat Cars - With 10 mil on the clock ???

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9y, 9m agoFound 9 years, 9 months ago
This is just a Tip. Not sure if this is appropriate for this site.

After looking at Fiat and checking their site, It looks they have New Cars PRE-REGISTERED (Normaly this is garage registered, not sure)
Some Adds say millage is 10 mils on them. (Could be Delivery Millage)
Looks to be a good deal if you compair to new prices, to be the second owner and the car only has 10miles, seems good. Perhaps the price can be dropped more.

You be the judge on this.
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#1
10 MILS?

It must have been to the moon and back.
#2
Miles heheheh..
That will teach me not proof read. :thumbsup:
#3
Being in the motor trade I personally wouldnt touch a Fiat, go for either a Toyota, Honda, Nissan or Mazda ! Better re-sale value specially with Toyota's and Hondas and built to go round the clock !
#4
Pre-Registered is a good way of saying 2nd hand. These may be 'new' but you're not the first owner, so when you eventually come to sell it it will have had 2 previous owners.
Just summat to think about ;-)
#5
how about ford, volkswagen, vauxhall?
#6
It's quite complicated but I believe it basically works like this:

Fiat will give the dealership a LARGE bonus if they sell more than a certain number of vehicles in a month/quarter. This can be worth many thousands of pounds to the dealership.

Often real sales will have fallen short of the target set by the manufacturer. Under these circumstances the garage effectively sells some cars to itself so that it can meet the target and get the bonus.

These cars are then discounted and sold to the public the following month/quarter.

Everyone's a winner. Fiat are happy because the dealership have offloaded their quota of cars. The dealership is happy because they get their bonus. The customer is happy because he gets a cut price car.

Yes, the car will have "one previous owner" on the registration document, but that will be the garage. The car will still only have delivery mileage on it and for all intents and purposes is still brand new.
#7
Ta Guys for the tips. :-D
I wonder if they have Diesel... (BioFuel is the future)
#8
thought fiats could only manage 15miles anyway
#9
Are we talking about Fix It Again Tomorrow

or

Found In A Tip?
#11
I bought one of these in december.very nice car and trendy interior.
also three years warranty.well worth the money.
#12
Welcome to the forums florida001!!!
#13
Sounds like a good deal, but I will never have a fiat again. Not that I'm a car person, I can drive one (can't park one very well though!), but that's about it!

My first car was a fiat uno, it was terrible, it literally had to have everything replaced, granted it was an older car, but I'd been driving it about 6 months when its MOT was due, figured it wouldn't do too badly, seeing as I'd had just about everything replaced. Failed on 13 things! Got rid of the damn thing back to the guy I got it from, he must have fixed it up in a bodged up manor, cos a few weeks later it was being driven around again by a guy a friend knew, he had it about 3 weeks before it died again!

Anyway I'm sure some people get on well with Fiats, I have a corsa now which I'm really happy with. Have voted you hot btw!
1 Like #14
wiltonson
how about ford, volkswagen, vauxhall?


Volkswagon = Very strong and built like bricks and will go on forever but likely to have a little larger bills at service time and some do suffer from minor niggles not all their cars are of consistent quality, most will be trouble free all their lives and some will have quality issues, this is only recent at one time they were rock solid and most still are trouble free.

Vauxhall = Cheap to run ok build quality, cheap parts/servicing, lots of character and good engines, weakpoint gearboxes but nowhere as durable as a VW or Honda.

Ford = Hmmmm dont like them personally a few miles on the clock and the tune of tappets in the cold but reliable...

all superior to a FIAT either way....

And the Lexus (Toyota) seems to be an engineering masterpiece in terms of durability and reliability nothing ever goes wrong...

Just my opinion
banned#15
Have had a Fiat Doblo 1.9JTD for nearly 4 years now. It's a really super car with 3 cubic metres of luggage space if you put the back seats down.
Great all purpose vehicle, has plenty of oomph on the motorways & it has never let us down.
I wouldn't hesitate buying another fiat - they've changed a lot in the last few years & their Turbo deisel is great.
#16
I agree with you Scooby555. Japanese cars all the way. They really are built to last and will very rarely, if ever, have anything go wrong with them!
#17
We have a Toyota Aygo (06 reg) and a Seat Toledo TDI (52 reg) and both have been unbelievably reliable (OK, the Toyota isn't a year old so should be, plus it IS a Toyota but it IS made in the Czech Republic alongside its Citroen and Peugeot variants!). The Seat is effectively a VW Bora in nicer clothes IMO and the Audi A4 interior, made in the same factory IIRC. The only difference is it's way cheaper than the Bora. Car making is all about marketing these days.


On topic, no way I would personally touch a Fiat.
#18
Try [url]www.allbrandsnew.com[/url]

Same principle (they sell pre - registered cars) - but all makes & models

I got mine in 2005 from these for £2.5k less than list price :)
#19
[SIZE=2]from the checking i just did, the pre reg cars were all pre reg last year, making the car a year old before it leaves the showroom.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]this will probably negate most of the savings you make come trade in time.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]also, one example i looked at was a fiat punto 1.2 active 3 dr hatch back on 'sale' for a cool £7294 - What Car Magazine Feb 07 has that car listed BRAND NEW (ie NOT 2006) as being £7290. they also say fiat dealers will knock pretty much 10% off their retail prices anyway.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=2]NOT much of a bargain...[/SIZE]
#20
scooby555
Being in the motor trade I personally wouldnt touch a Fiat, go for either a Toyota, Honda, Nissan or Mazda ! Better re-sale value specially with Toyota's and Hondas and built to go round the clock !


Err, and also being ££££'s more expensive?

Comparing for example the cheapest Grande Punto with the cheapest Toyota Corolla

Fiat Grande Punto 1.2 Active 3 dr £7989 - real cost over three years (including insurance, depreciation, fuelling) £9397. Retained value @ 3 years old - 43%

Toyota 1.4i T2 Corolla £11895 - real cost over three years £12453. Retained value @ 3 years old - 36%

Figures taken from What Car Feb 07 - both cars get 4 'stars' out of 5 for rating
#21
ChrisUK
Try www.allbrandsnew.com

Same principle (they sell pre - registered cars) - but all makes & models

I got mine in 2005 from these for £2.5k less than list price :)


Also check out www.broadspeed.com - all brand new cars, uk dealers - save ££££'s
#22
Not forgetting [url]www.autobytel.co.uk[/url] for excellent discounts on new cars. As this is owned by massive plc Inchcape, who hold loads of car franchise delaerships throughout the UK, it's also a good place to use if you want your local dealer to match the 'internet price'. Worked for us with the Aygo. Almost £600 off list by showing them the Autobytel price.
#23
bellboys
Not forgetting www.autobytel.co.uk for excellent discounts on new cars. As this is owned by massive plc Inchcape, who hold loads of car franchise delaerships throughout the UK, it's also a good place to use if you want your local dealer to match the 'internet price'. Worked for us with the Aygo. Almost £600 off list by showing them the Autobytel price.


Yes, i did the same with the broadspeed site. I live in northern ireland, but i got a quote from the broadspeed site for my new BMW, i then went to the local dealer here in belfast and showed them the broadspeed price - i managed to get nearly £3500 off for five mins effort!
#24
Second hand Volovos all the way for me, mine was £700 with only 93,000 miles on the clock :thumbsup: (that's about 170k less than my dad's which is still going strong).
#25
Er!!

SKODA's are pretty good too, y'know.
#26
WishIReadSooner


they've changed a lot in the last few years & their Turbo deisel is great.



Its also used (oddly enough) in alfa romeos and even in vauxhalls from memory...
#27
BarneyL
Second hand Volovos all the way for me, mine was £700 with only 93,000 miles on the clock :thumbsup: (that's about 170k less than my dad's which is still going strong).


I love Volvo's!

Actually im looking to buy a new one (s40) at the moment so i'll have a look at the sites mentioned.

Thank you :)
#28
Missus is after a Mercedes A Class, are these any good Scooby, or a Citreon C3
#29
There's little point in buying a mercedes A class if you want a small car as it defeats the point of buying a mercedes. The doors are also ultra-thin, which never gives me confidence in a car's safety (yes I know how impact zones work but I always feel safer with a chunk of car between my OH and the idiots on the road).

The C3 is quite a nippy car but due to the design of the rear end your view is restricted and can be difficult to reverse park. Although as many people find this a problem anyway, it may not be an issue.
#30
My Wife Has A Fiat Panda Sporting Bought Dec 2005 Pre-registered £2000 Off List Price.
I Have A Similair Aged 5 Series Bmw Touring

Guess Which One Hasn't Been Back To The Dealer Who Looks Down His Nose At You Three Times (four This Coming Tuesday) And Does 70 Mpg

Yes! The Car That Cost One Fifth That Of The Bmw

Fiat Have Come Along Way In Terms Of Build Quality And Reliability In Recent Years However Small Cars Are What They Do Best Avoid The Large Saloons

You Don't Always Get What You Pay For
#31
wozwebs
Missus is after a Mercedes A Class, are these any good Scooby, or a Citreon C3


Strictly speaking there are very few bad cars any more. if your missus wants a Mercedes A Class then she probably wont be happy in a C3. (Unless she already has a soft spot for one!)

Cars are a very personal thing. one mans meat is another mans poison and all that.

My general advice to anyone buying a car would be - Decide on the car you want then try autobytel, broadspeed or similar if its new, then see what your local dealer will do it for - give them a crack at it anyway. If its a used car, try the big car supermarkets or do a national search on autotrader - just in case a dealer 100 miles up the road has one for a grand less than your dealer down the road.

Check out what the likes of what car or top gear magazines say about the model you're thinking of too just in case.
#32
I would imagine Citroen's most reliable car ever will turn out to be the C1 (as it's really made by Toyota). :-D
#33
WishIReadSooner
Have had a Fiat Doblo 1.9JTD for nearly 4 years now. It's a really super car with 3 cubic metres of luggage space if you put the back seats down.
Great all purpose vehicle, has plenty of oomph on the motorways & it has never let us down.
I wouldn't hesitate buying another fiat - they've changed a lot in the last few years & their Turbo deisel is great.



Plenty of oomph?? is that zero miles per hour?
#34
I have Fiat Punto for 6 years and it never failed me (touch wood). The rule of thumb when buying Fiats is to buy 'basic' model. This way it is cheap, good looking and reasonably reliable car.
1 Like #35
I work for a large motor finance company and Fiat's have the highest depreciation value. I know of cases where people have bought brand new (or pre-reg) Fiat's for around £8000-£9000 and a year later they're worth around £3000. Add to this the interest charges if you get it on finance and at the end of the first year you could face having a £7000 settlement figure on a car worth half that value. Negative equity is extremely hard to get rid of when it comes to cars. We have record numbers of merchantability complaints when it comes to Fiat's too.

VW's are the best motors to buy, if you can afford them. They last forever, do not depreciate much over time and look pretty special too.

I'd gladly help anybody out when it comes to finance queries or motor prices if they want it, as I'd know more than most that motor dealers can really charge some extortionate amounts for cars.

Oh, and I know a few tricks of the trade as well on how to get a car for a lot cheaper than what the price says on the window. Always available if anyone wants to pm. ;-)
#36
I have never read such rubbish in my life. The snobbery against certain makes is incredible. I have driven hundreds of cars over the years in my line of work, and owned a wide variety. One of the best in so many departments was a Punto sporting, great looking car, excellent handling and performance, one of the worst a Nissan Micra.
The general comments regarding a particular brand is plain stupid. Fiat have made some excellent small cars and vans for many years now. Have a fantastic diesel model and some really good looking cars.
Then again they do have Ferrari, Alpha Romeo and Maserati under their wings.
#37
Scouser78
I work for a large motor finance company and Fiat's have the highest depreciation value......... I'd gladly help anybody out when it comes to finance queries or motor prices if they want it, as I'd know more than most that motor dealers can really charge some extortionate amounts for cars.

Oh, and I know a few tricks of the trade as well on how to get a car for a lot cheaper than what the price says on the window. Always available if anyone wants to pm. ;-)


That's very good of you Scouser78, thanks. I'm sure some members will be picking your brains, inside information is always the best! :thumbsup:
#38
whats the most reliable place to get a RX7 from?
#39
Civic EG6
whats the most reliable place to get a RX7 from?


Get a fresh import mate will be like new, be carefull though rotary engines very expensive to put right but they are bulletproof anyway. Try ebay..
#40
Rx7s drink Petrol like crazy..

The rebuilds are expensive and they have to be done at certain times e.g. 70k etc.

You tried the private ads in Banzai mag? or check out private importers they advertise in those mags. make sure you take someone who knows the RX7 before you part with cash.

good luck!

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