Astra 1.4 with Air Con £7499 scrappage, £8999 without @ Peter Vardy
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Astra 1.4 with Air Con £7499 scrappage, £8999 without @ Peter Vardy

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Found 9th Nov 2009
59 Plate Astra Hatchback 5dr Scrappage Offer

From Only £7,499 SAVING YOU £8866!!!

NON SCRAPPAGE PRICE £8999!!!

No Deposit, Nothing to Pay Till 2010! Save your money for christmas with this fantastic offer from Peter Vardy Vauxhall! Enquire online this month and you will qualify for No Deposit and Nothing To Pay Till 2010 meaning you can save your money to spend on loved ones this Christmas!



SENSATIONAL SPECIFICATION INCLUDING:

* Air Conditioning
* Auto Lighting
* Electric Windows/Mirrors
* Rain Sensitive Wipers

Next Best price I've found is £8499

95 Comments

Scrappage is £2000. How come there is only £1500 off?

Bear in mind the trouble GM/Opel/Vauxhall is in at the mo. Will there be a full warrantee term before they close?

Original Poster

I wondered that - but their price is £1500 cheaper than their nearest rival to begin with.

I've tried to get Arnold Clark +others to price match. They can't even get close.
Arnold Clark best price with scrappge [for the exact specification, non -metallic] is £8999 - the same price as this WITHOUT scrappage.

Original Poster

Why Expired?

I thought scrappage scheme was due to finish at the end of October ?

Original Poster

adsldave;6827783

I thought scrappage scheme was due to finish at the end of October ?



Scheme has been extended until February or until the new cash injection pot tuns out.
Which ever is first.

Something like that anyway

The Scrappage scheme was extended by another 100,000 cars (£100m) so will probably finish around February next year at the current run rate.

Is this the latest version of the Astra? Picture looks like it is older model...

Original Poster

It's the 59 registered Astra

The new, new shape Astra is due in December.
Which means there are going to be some good deals on this Astra, but as of yet - most of the main dealers aren't reflecting this.

This Astra though, is not much more than a decent spec 5 door Corsa on scrappage

Of course, they are all Vauxhall...

So old shape? but still a great deal - although their dealerships are in Scotland I take it?

Original Poster

They are in Scotland - nearest if you are "south" - is most likely to be the Motherwell dealership.

Our scrappage car, would struggle to make such a journey though

There really is no reason to panic buy. Most manufactures have plans that involve heavy discounts once the scrappage scheme comes to an end. You may even be better off if you get the same discount without handing over your old car.

Original Poster

xigent;6829617

There really is no reason to panic buy. Most manufactures have plans that … There really is no reason to panic buy. Most manufactures have plans that involve heavy discounts once the scrappage scheme comes to an end. You may even be better off if you get the same discount without handing over your old car.



True - but in the case of an M reg Micra, we would have to pay someone to take it off our hands.

If you must have a Vauxhall, you are far better off spending the same on a Corsa. They are almost the same size, and the Corsa will have a much higher resale value. In five years the Astra will be worth about half what the Corsa is worth.

I had called them this afternoon. They do £500 delivery. I live in the South UK.

It seems it is too good to be true.

I'm so tempted. but bit worried until I see it.

has anyone had experience with them?

turdburglar;6830810

If you must have a Vauxhall, you are far better off spending the same on … If you must have a Vauxhall, you are far better off spending the same on a Corsa. They are almost the same size, and the Corsa will have a much higher resale value. In five years the Astra will be worth about half what the Corsa is worth.



You have evidence to back this up I assume?

The 1.4 is gutless. I have a 1.6 and it's a good balance of power and efficiency.

The RRP for that is £16.5k? Crikey.

Very good price. Presumably they are trying to clear stock of the 'old' Astra to make way for the new model due next year.

pet2000;6827290

Scrappage is £2000. How come there is only £1500 off?



Because only £1000 of scrappage money comes from the government, the rest is manfacturer supported, in this case £7866.

geebet;6831781

The RRP for that is £16.5k? Crikey.



Yeah its a bit of a joke, Ford do the same, I don't think they expect anyone to actually pay that, especially given that for the money you could get a bigger engined and better equipped Audi A3 or whatever.


turdburglar;6830810

If you must have a Vauxhall, you are far better off spending the same on … If you must have a Vauxhall, you are far better off spending the same on a Corsa. They are almost the same size, and the Corsa will have a much higher resale value. In five years the Astra will be worth about half what the Corsa is worth.



Thats complete crap, you clearly don't know what your talking about.

geebet;6831781

The RRP for that is £16.5k? Crikey.



lol it is around about that mark although if you bought it for that price and took it back the next day to trade in it'd be worth about £5000/£6000 now thats what you'd call Depreciation (forgot how to spell it for a minute then!)

rrp quoted on this 1.4 pretty basic car is totally laughable,vauxhall have mountains of unsold astras and with a new model to shift and financial trouble ,will result in heavy discounts soon with or without scrappage,

jay_leeds;6832071

lol it is around about that mark although if you bought it for that price … lol it is around about that mark although if you bought it for that price and took it back the next day to trade in it'd be worth about £5000/£6000 now thats what you'd call Depreciation (forgot how to spell it for a minute then!)



Thats also wrong. They delibretely over-inflate the list prices then discount when you go in to buy the car to make it seem as though your getting a good deal. Ford do the same. Nobody pays list price for stuff like this.

As for your silly claims about depreciation, the Glass guide (thats the one people in the trade use) says a 09-plate Astra 1.4 Active just like this model here with 1000 miles on the clock would be worth £9260 in trade money (i.e. what you would get if you part exchanged it) and would retail for £10550 at a dealer.

Astra 1.4 with Air Con £7499 scrappage, £8999 without



or £7499 without scrappage and some haggling, the scrappage is BS, at most it saves £500 on what you can really haggle a new car down to. So unless your trade in car is worth sub £500/£600 its not really worth it unless you are really lazy.

I got £1700 of a new skoda in early 2008 by negotiating, i know people who are willing to trade in their £1500 value cars for £500 real world discount so they are losing £1000. Seems bananas to me, its just a DFS sale on a grand scale. do your research!

flame away but its true

Same price for cash?

spaceinvader;6832429

or £7499 without scrappage and some haggling, the scrappage is BS, at … or £7499 without scrappage and some haggling, the scrappage is BS, at most it saves £500 on what you can really haggle a new car down to. So unless your trade in car is worth sub £500/£600 its not really worth it unless you are really lazy.I got £1700 of a new skoda in early 2008 by negotiating, i know people who are willing to trade in their £1500 value cars for £500 real world discount so they are losing £1000. Seems bananas to me, its just a DFS sale on a grand scale. do your research!flame away but its true



Whilst it may be true for some cars, it is not for this Astra, [SIZE="5"]as £1000 of the money comes from the government[/SIZE]

I can tell you for a fact that with this particular deal, the prices they are quoting are rock bottom and you would not be able to haggle them any further. There have been deals like this in the past were the entire allocation of cars have sold very quickly at the advertised price, no reason for it not to be the same this time.

Just called, they don't have any solid colours on and it's £500 extra for metallic. Also £125 road tax and £90 govt fee so £8124.
For me also £600 to deliver down south so not going to go for it. A good deal if you're in Scotland though.

turdburglar;6830810

If you must have a Vauxhall, you are far better off spending the same on … If you must have a Vauxhall, you are far better off spending the same on a Corsa. They are almost the same size, and the Corsa will have a much higher resale value. In five years the Astra will be worth about half what the Corsa is worth.



Are you for real. I just got rid of my corsa and it is no where near the size of an astra! The boot is probably the biggest difference. An astra is a medium sized car like a megan, focus, etc. A corsa is a small sized car same size as a clio, fiesta, etc. I also don't think that's true about the resale value. Plenty of people buy an astra it's bigger cars that are struggling with resale values, like vectras, mondeos, etc.

See, im in the market the now to replace my current 1.2 53 plate corsa. Arnold Clark are offering me a 58 plate corsa diesel over 5 years for £191 a month. Im needing a diesel for doing the daily commute to dumfries since thats where our companies work is for the next 3 years.

Is that a good deal?

hippyharry;6833179

See, im in the market the now to replace my current 1.2 53 plate corsa. … See, im in the market the now to replace my current 1.2 53 plate corsa. Arnold Clark are offering me a 58 plate corsa diesel over 5 years for £191 a month. Im needing a diesel for doing the daily commute to dumfries since thats where our companies work is for the next 3 years. Is that a good deal?



I don't think so, shop around a bit more.

As an example it has been possible in the last few months (although not today) to get cars like a VW Golf 1.6 TDI Bluemotion SE or a Ford Fiesta (new model) 1.6 TDCI Econetic for arround £200 a month including VAT on a 2 year contract hire deal, with a £600 deposit. That way you fix your outgoing costs and get behind the wheel of a brand new car with a full warranty and road tax included, and hand it back after 2-years.

J400uk;6833248

I don't think so, shop around a bit more.As an example it has been … I don't think so, shop around a bit more.As an example it has been possible in the last few months (although not today) to get cars like a VW Golf 1.6 TDI Bluemotion SE or a Ford Fiesta (new model) 1.6 TDCI Econetic for arround £200 a month including VAT on a 2 year contract hire deal, with a £600 deposit. How that works is you simply pay the deposity, they deliver you the car, you drive for 2 years paying the monthly price, and then return it to the company and choose a new model to hire for another 2 or 3 years.



Well, the thing ive also got is my current corsa which has 2600 outstanding on the finance but im only getting offered 1000 for it. I might take a trip to Peter Vardy to see what they will give me.

hippyharry;6833179

See, im in the market the now to replace my current 1.2 53 plate corsa. … See, im in the market the now to replace my current 1.2 53 plate corsa. Arnold Clark are offering me a 58 plate corsa diesel over 5 years for £191 a month. Im needing a diesel for doing the daily commute to dumfries since thats where our companies work is for the next 3 years. Is that a good deal?



NO! Tell them where to go. You need to have a price in mind per month and stick to it, haggle, haggle, haggle. I don't think I'll buy from Arnold Clark again after what they offered me in March, they wouldn't do any sort of negotiating so I went else where. I wanted a new or nearly new car. They offered me a car 2 years old for £20 more than I was paying a month for a 3 year old car. I went to Parks (Scotland only I think) and I got a brand new car for £12 cheaper than I was paying for my old one, they gave me mats, full tank of petrol, sprayed my mirrors to match body colour and gave me a big bunch of flowers? They were superb.

Don't forget the new Astra is due early 2010 Good deal though.

marquis;6831582

I had called them this afternoon. They do £500 delivery. I live in the … I had called them this afternoon. They do £500 delivery. I live in the South UK.It seems it is too good to be true.I'm so tempted. but bit worried until I see it.



I will deliver it to you for £250! There, you just saved another £250:whistling:

god price shame its not in england near me as my dad wants to use the scrappage scheme. any other good deals out there that people?

J400uk;6832181

Thats also wrong. They delibretely over-inflate the list prices then … Thats also wrong. They delibretely over-inflate the list prices then discount when you go in to buy the car to make it seem as though your getting a good deal. Ford do the same. Nobody pays list price for stuff like this.As for your silly claims about depreciation, the Glass guide (thats the one people in the trade use) says a 09-plate Astra 1.4 Active just like this model here with 1000 miles on the clock would be worth £9260 in trade money (i.e. what you would get if you part exchanged it) and would retail for £10550 at a dealer.



right so what your saying is the dealer will give you more than what you paid for it, and sell a second hand car for more than anyone can buy it new for? yeah i doubt it mate!

So you buy it for £7499 (or even £8999 max price) and take it back to the dealer who according to you would give you £9260 and then they would be able to sell the same car for £10550, can anyone really see that happening! when they were sellint the car for brand new for £7499. ermmmmmmmmmmm ok then.

good deal! cheap for a new car

someone compared astra to corsa's, and i would like to mention that there is more room in the astra compared to the corsa, the boot is MUCH bigger in an astra and much more leg room in the back.

things to compare:

Resale value for a 1.4 astra is not very good, but at this price i suspect it doesn't matter too much.
1.4 is a little gutless, not as much power as one might think (heavy car) so give it a test drive at a vauxhall dealer.

other than that, they are nice cars i've had no problems with them.

Before someone says i talk rubbish i drive one :roll:and had the corsa before

jay_leeds;6834153

right so what your saying is the dealer will give you more than what you … right so what your saying is the dealer will give you more than what you paid for it, and sell a second hand car for more than anyone can buy it new for? yeah i doubt it mate!So you buy it for £7499 (or even £8999 max price) and take it back to the dealer who according to you would give you £9260 and then they would be able to sell the same car for £10550, can anyone really see that happening! when they were sellint the car for brand new for £7499. ermmmmmmmmmmm ok then.



No, I didn't say that. I was just stating that your internet/ pub car expert fact of this car having a trade value of 6k is utter bull ****. Glass' are the industy trusted experts, not you.

By the way, I suggest you read this article before posting any more misleading nonsense - parkers.co.uk/New…es/

marquis;6831639

has anyone had experience with them?



Peter Vardy has a few garages. The Vauxhall one in Perth sells more cars than any other garage in the town. Perfectly legit company, I would buy from them over Arnold Clark any day. Read blagger.com on Arnold Clark to see what I'm on about.

This might be a good deal, but I have had two 59 plate 1.6 Astras since May (both on long term hire) and have to say that they are one of the nastiest cars I have ever had the misfortune to of driven. The 1.6 is gutless, so I can only imagine how carp the 1.4 would be. Uncomfortable to drive, rough engines and both cars (5k miles on them) had crunchy /dodgy synchro in reverse and 3rd.

I had a Zafira for a month before and loved it, so was hoping the astra would be ok but it failed miserably

J400uk;6834262

No, I didn't say that. I was just stating that your internet/ pub car … No, I didn't say that. I was just stating that your internet/ pub car expert fact of this car having a trade value of 6k is utter bull ****. Glass' are the industy trusted experts, not you.By the way, I suggest you read this article before posting any more misleading nonsense - http://www.parkers.co.uk/News/Motoring-Costs/Used-prices-more-than-new-prices/



mate i know about cars and trade in values, i know for a fact no dealer will give you more than £6000 for a second hand version of this car! not trying to be funny or owt but do the math your self, if theyre selling it for £7499 brand new how can they give more than that for a used example? and p.s glass's is just a guide ask a dealer.

Oh and also parkers and glass's are two seperate things.

I'm 'scrappaging' my old Fiesta for a Volvo C30 R-Design 1.6 petrol in metallic black. I'm getting £4,200 off for scrapping the Fiesta. I thought that was a good deal - a brand new Volvo for just over £12k.

jay_leeds;6834473

mate i know about cars and trade in values, i know for a fact no dealer … mate i know about cars and trade in values, i know for a fact no dealer will give you more than £6000 for a second hand version of this car! not trying to be funny or owt but do the math your self, if theyre selling it for £7499 brand new how can they give more than that for a used example? and p.s glass's is just a guide ask a dealer.



Yeah clearly the same dealer won't buy the car back of you for more money, but Glass' is generally pretty accurate and as I said it is trusted in the trade. I don't think your in the position to say that no dealer would buy it for more than £6k, thats rubbish, especially given the price of similar Astras for sale on Autotrader by both private and trade sellers.

Some people have profitted from the scrappage scheme, buying cars like the Fiat 500 for £2000 off RRP then selling them on for £1000 to £1500 more.

We have had deals on this site posted on this site in the past of vehicles been sold at trade money by main dealers. One from memory was a brand new Golf Match TDI 105 for approx £12k, now see if you can find a nearly new one on Autotrader for that sort of price.

jay_leeds;6834473

Oh and also parkers and glass's are two seperate things.



I realise that.

EDIT: Just to further prove you wrong, I've just got in touch with a trader and made up that I have a 59-plate Astra 1.4 Active 5dr with 500 miles that I want to sell, I was offered £7500. So as I said, please stop talking nonsense about your imaginery £6000 trade value.
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