TBH, if you have managed to secure a 66 plate SZ4 with 1500 miles on the clock for £6200, then I would forget trying to get a £400 banger and negotiating a bigger discount (which you have no guarantee he would give you). I'd just hand over the cash and get it before someone else walks through the door and makes him a better offer! Remember this is now a £9.4k car so you're already getting a 33% reduction on the list price. If it's 66 plate, then it's at most 5 months old so you'll get the best part of it's 3 year warranty plus 7 months of Suzuki Roadside cover. I'm assuming you've driven the car and your completely happy with it? I am but that's me. For me, the SZ4 is THE model to go for. I really like the alloys and the nicer grill. The only minor gripe I have is that the DAB radio doesn't pick up that many digital channels but I think that will change when/if the UK ever switches off the analogue signal. You might find the Celerio a bit small after the Note but on the plus side, I've read the Note can be a thirsty beast, especially if you go for the supercharged GDI engine. I filled the Celerio today and worked out it had done exactly 69 mpg on this last tank full. That's just 8p/mile which, when you factor in the lack of road tax and cheapish insurance is bloody fantastic!
I enquired about one and the dealer said its gone but offered me an sz4 66 plate manual demonstrator in white with 1495 miles on the clock which he is about to list for £6200 after so much bargaining. I wanted to trade my 2010 nissan note, we are unable to agree on value so going to find some banger to see if i can knock a further £1000 off it. He has given me a week for us to complete the deal or he list or sell on. I have already paid £200 refundable deposit to secure the car for a week. It is also white
I'm sure you've already spotted it but Suzuki have just increased the price of some Celerios. The SZ4 AGS has gone up by £400. I think this has prompted an increase in the price of secondhand cars on AT. That car I pointed out at £7650 has now been repriced at £9,495!!! The price of the SZ2 hasn't been increased (yet) and eyeballing AT, it looks like you can pick up a low mileage one for about £1k less than list. Whatever you do, I would advise you to make a decision quickly. The madness and mania that is Brexit is going to spiral very quickly out of control. God only knows what the price of cars will be this time next year but my guess is 20% higher.
OMG, you are a star. Thanks so much for going through the trouble to provide me with the tips and all that. I will keep you posted. Bless you
Found this on Auto Trader... http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201612020269616?transmission=Automatic&model=CELERIO&postcode=rg278tw&radius=1500&year-from=2016&maximum-mileage=5000&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&advertising-location=at_cars&make=SUZUKI&sort=sponsored&page=1 It's a white 66 plate SZ4 AGS with just 1 mile on the clock. It's on at £7,650 vs a list price of £9.8k (so already a £2.15k discount!). Find an old banger to trade in an you might be surprised at what you get offered to p/x. You may not be in the market for an auto but neither was I until I started driving the wife's. It's great! Also there are that many auto's that do 70 mpg! Oh, and IMO, white is deffo the colour to go for. It just seems to suit this car.