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Buying used car, help needed

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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Looking to buy an used Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 or 1,8 and 2007/2008 , preferably from a dealer. Dealer price seem to about £3k more from whatcar / parkers valuation. Is this right?

In most cases there is 2-3 year manufacturer warranty left and the NetworkQ warranty sounds meaningless. Any help will be appreciated.
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Sorry my only advice would be to not touch one! Ours was a nightmare, there was a thread on them a few weeks back haven't got time or I'd find it for you
#3
Parkers Guide is totally inaccurate. I'm in the trade, and it is a laughing stock. Owned by the same group as Daily/Sunday Sport.
Buy a Citroen Grand Picasso for the 7 seats. Used stock is low nationally atm, but should find some decent cars around.
#4
me to looking to buy a 7 seater so i will watch this thread.........keep the help coming
#5
kyalion
Parkers Guide is totally inaccurate. I'm in the trade, and it is a laughing stock. Owned by the same group as Daily/Sunday Sport.
Buy a Citroen Grand Picasso for the 7 seats. Used stock is low nationally atm, but should find some decent cars around.


Good to know that :-D

We prefer Zafira due to its medium size which can be useful for office commute too. Also looked at CarGiant.co.uk where the prices closely follow WhatCar? valuation.
#6
kyalion
Parkers Guide is totally inaccurate. I'm in the trade, and it is a laughing stock. Owned by the same group as Daily/Sunday Sport.
Buy a Citroen Grand Picasso for the 7 seats. Used stock is low nationally atm, but should find some decent cars around.


Buy it and watch it fall apart within the week???
#7
foxymissroxy
Buy it and watch it fall apart within the week???


Older Citroens like Xantia and Visa maybe, but not anything built in the last 15years.
#8
Apparently the Picasso is a monster of a car, one of the best, and very reliable.

All these horror stories I'm an Alfa driver and never had problems!! Don't always believe the rumours :)
#9
kyalion
Older Citroens like Xantia and Visa maybe, but not anything built in the last 15years.


:lol: have you owned a citroen in the last 15 years, i have and i wouldnt touch another with the perverbial stick!! I took the c4 for a test drive what a hateful car it was too!!! thought the kids were going to destroy it just by sitting in it!! and thats not even touching the engine and gearbox!!
#10
foxymissroxy
:lol: have you owned a citroen in the last 15 years, i have and i wouldnt touch another with the perverbial stick!! I took the c4 for a test drive what a hateful car it was too!!! thought the kids were going to destroy it just by sitting in it!! and thats not even touching the engine and gearbox!!


Yes I have. I don't wish to appear rude, but clearly you have a different opinion to mine. :whistling:
#11
ive got a citroen picasso 53 plate and its been spot on....ive had it about 3 to 4 years and not 1 thing wrong with it.
its a great car but i need the 7 seats now.
dont knock the citroen its been a great car for us.......
#12
kyalion
Parkers Guide is totally inaccurate. I'm in the trade, and it is a laughing stock.


Not just in the trade. Written by the clueless for the clueless just about sums it up imho.
#13
foxymissroxy
:lol: have you owned a citroen in the last 15 years, i have and i wouldnt touch another with the perverbial stick!! I took the c4 for a test drive what a hateful car it was too!!! thought the kids were going to destroy it just by sitting in it!! and thats not even touching the engine and gearbox!!


Not sure about overall build quality but their electrics are crap. The in laws always buy Citroen and without fail the electrics always seem to **** up. I've got somebody's old Xantia sitting outside waiting for me to work on it, think it's on an H plate and the only thing wrong with that is the windows have fallen off their runners. Seems pretty sound apart from that (and a well dodgy spray job on the bonnet courtesy, I suspect, of a registered blind person :lol:)
#14
Sorry just got back to this, that wasn't the thread. We had such a nightmare over 6 mths of owning our Zafira that we eventually got our money back. We now have a Mazda5, fantastic car wouldn't swop for anything now

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