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My new car - problem, sort of........

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Ok bought a brand new Ford Fiesta Zetec Blue from MacHargs in Glasgow last week and collected it yesterday. The car is really good and looks great, but there is one problem, when I got it home and was… Read More
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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
Ok bought a brand new Ford Fiesta Zetec Blue from MacHargs in Glasgow last week and collected it yesterday. The car is really good and looks great, but there is one problem, when I got it home and was playing about with all the buttons inside I changed the dash to display the mileage instead of the average fuel consumption. The mileage showed that the car had done 100 miles before I got it.

I expected the car to have done a few miles, 5 or 10 at most but 100 is a very high amount for a 'brand new' car.

Whats everyones thoughts, is it normal for a new car to have mileage this high?? and does anyone know where I stand on this??

Going to phone them later today and find out what they have to say for themselves but just thought i'd gather everyones thoughts from here first!!
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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
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#1
It may have been a demo car with delivery mileage , but at what price did you buy it at? what were you told? was it cheaper than you might have expected for that model.
If not then you should go back and try to get some recompense
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It may have been driven from where it was stored, and not carried on a transporter to your garage.
#3
The most milage we have ever had on a new car is 7 miles. I would certainly query this.
#4
i would say that 100 miles isnt that much. if it wasnt in stock when form where you bought it they may have driven it to the showroom from another showroom
#5
Thats lots. When i got my new car mine had 17 miles on it and questioned that, but they said they had to road test it. Which is fair enough, but 100 miles? Got to the dealer and question it.
#6
If it was a demo car you should have been told and the price should have reflected this.
100 miles is a lot, even if it was delivered by road and not a trailer.
#7
you dont live 90 miles away from the show room do you?
#8
When I got mine it only had 5 miles on. I would get back to them and def quest it.
#9
50 miles is the average for a new car. This amount is enough for all the tests they need to do and normally transportation (they normally bring the new cars into the showroom via a truck ... not drive it... this is unheard of).
#10
May be worth questioning if you think you have paid a bit too much but if it was me I think I would be happy that it is 100 miles less of running in to do!
#11
When I purchased my new car it had 37 miles on the clock which I thought was way too high ( all "new" cars should be transported to their destinations not driven ) I queried this at the point of sale and got something free to seal the deal ( Mats, Flaps etc )
Was the mileage noted on your order form when you purchased the car? If not you may have trouble convincing them that that mileage was on the car when purchased, but you should def. pay them a visit........
#12
guerilla
you dont live 90 miles away from the show room do you?


:lol: Was going to ask that too!
#13
I can't see this being demo car mileage - I'd expect it to be in the thousands if that was the case.

John
#14
I payed just over 8500 for the car. But when I was getting the car I asked the guy if it was brand new or if it was pre-registered and he said that it was a brand new car. I know in the grand scheme of things that 100 miles is nothing, its just abit strange that it has this many miles for a brand new car!!!
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You're lucky, mine had 68,488 miles on the bloody thing! :?
#16
I've had a few new cars over the years and some have had 90+ miles on them when they have been delivered straight from the factory.

The lowest was 4 miles and I bumped that on the way out of the garage forecourt :oops:

I would not worry about it, don't let it spoil the fact that you have a new car to run around in. :)
#17
stora
I've had a few new cars over the years and some have had 90+ miles on them when they have been delivered straight from the factory.

The lowest was 4 miles and I bumped that on the way out of the garage forecourt :oops:

I would not worry about it, don't let it spoil the fact that you have a new car to run around in. :)


the above is good advice.....if there is nothing wrong with it and you are happy with the car,I wouldn't bother personally.

I used to deliver new cars to some of the major garages and sometimes we had to collect them brand new from London and drive them to Sheffield which is a lot more than 100 miles,my guess is that its been driven from a storage area to the garage,if it was a big chain of dealers they will have one big area for all their cars which may not be local to where you bought it from.
#18
Would be worth calling Trading Standards for free advice!:whistling:
#19
Hmmm I wouldn't be happy! We picked our car up last November and she had 3 miles on the clock & the car I had a few years before had 6 on!
#20
For whatever reason they must have not been able/willing to put it on the car transporter so they drove it to your dealership from whereever it was held.

100 miles is nothing to moan about IMO.

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