Vauxhall Viva 66 plate pre reg 5 door £6995 (£5995 with scrappage allowance)  peter vardy
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Vauxhall Viva 66 plate pre reg 5 door £6995 (£5995 with scrappage allowance) peter vardy

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Found 29th Nov 2016Made hot 29th Nov 2016
Bargain for a decent spec small 5 door car

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A tough sell, Vauxhall dropped lift time warranty, so this model is has just 3 years of cover (its 2016....)!

They i10 and Suzuki Celerio seem to review better and the i10 has become the go to car for people looking for cheap durable transport that is well rated.

The smart money will be at the local Ford dealer over the coming months trying to see how low you can get a price on a Fiesta as its a decent car the new model is due out next year. The prices I am already seeing suggest Ford have got plenty to get rid of!

You won't get a Fiesta for £6 though. Double, if you're lucky. Whilst this isn't a great car, it is the same price as a base Sandero that has no electric windows.

This will be great for someone who doesn't need 5 doors.

Oh, just noticed, and this is something that OP should have put. You need to trade in a car less than 7 years old tonget this price. Anything over that age you have to add another £500 to the price.
Edited by: "thekanester" 29th Nov 2016

Voted hot! can't see this car cheaper anywhere else

I bought one in July, its not a bad car and it has 5 doors, electric heated wing mirrors, as well as the front electric windows, mileage not too bad , about 43mpg, car tax £20, only downside for me, because of giving reasonable leg space to back seats, boot is on the small side. I paid £6,999 but got the air-con and reverse parking sensors included. That was from Perry's in Preston.
Edited by: "Satchmo" 29th Nov 2016

thekanester

You won't get a Fiesta for £6 though. Double, if you're lucky. Whilst … You won't get a Fiesta for £6 though. Double, if you're lucky. Whilst this isn't a great car, it is the same price as a base Sandero that has no electric windows.This will be great for someone who doesn't need 5 doors.Oh, just noticed, and this is something that OP should have put. You need to trade in a car less than 7 years old tonget this price. Anything over that age you have to add another £500 to the price.


Its got 5 doors as standard, they do not do a 3 door in the Viva

groenleader

A tough sell, Vauxhall dropped lift time warranty, so this model is has … A tough sell, Vauxhall dropped lift time warranty, so this model is has just 3 years of cover (its 2016....)!They i10 and Suzuki Celerio seem to review better and the i10 has become the go to car for people looking for cheap durable transport that is well rated.The smart money will be at the local Ford dealer over the coming months trying to see how low you can get a price on a Fiesta as its a decent car the new model is due out next year. The prices I am already seeing suggest Ford have got plenty to get rid of!


I'm curious what price you think these might drop down to? I'm after a Fiesta and might wait till next year if you think it's worth holding off?
Edited by: "meditatedmonk83" 29th Nov 2016

Got an old motor to scrap (11 years). Tax and insurance runs out end of Feb. Would I be able to get a decent pre-reg for £5-6k?

Satchmo

Its got 5 doors as standard, they do not do a 3 door in the Viva



Oh ta. Looked like 3 in the pic. Even betterer!

*£1000 swappage already included in price.

*£1000 swappage allowance for your old car available on cars under 7 years old and £500 swappage allowance if your car is over 7 years old with a valid MOT and registered to you for 3 months previously.

So it's not 1K scrapped allowance, unless you've got a car less than 7 years old you'd consider scrap!

groenleader

A tough sell, Vauxhall dropped lift time warranty, so this model is has … A tough sell, Vauxhall dropped lift time warranty, so this model is has just 3 years of cover (its 2016....)!They i10 and Suzuki Celerio seem to review better and the i10 has become the go to car for people looking for cheap durable transport that is well rated.The smart money will be at the local Ford dealer over the coming months trying to see how low you can get a price on a Fiesta as its a decent car the new model is due out next year. The prices I am already seeing suggest Ford have got plenty to get rid of!




The Suzuki Celerio is a fab little car. Have now bought three of them for various family members.

You'd have to be mad to trade in a car of 7 years old for £1000.

A good price especially as Vauxhall have recently increased all their prices due to Brexit. Even though a lot of their UK cars are built in the UK.

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Edited by: "Zuulan" 29th Nov 2016

Zuulan

A good price especially as Vauxhall have recently increased all their … A good price especially as Vauxhall have recently increased all their prices due to Brexit. Even though a lot of their UK cars are built in the UK.Source



That might have to account for other part imports and such.

thekanester

That might have to account for other part imports and such.



Yes, even British products rely a lot on imported parts. So these price raises will be the first of many raises on a lot of products that'll cost a lot more in the coming years. Let's see if salaries keep pace with them (probably not).

Zuulan

A good price especially as Vauxhall have recently increased all their … A good price especially as Vauxhall have recently increased all their prices due to Brexit. Even though a lot of their UK cars are built in the UK.Source



Your comment is misleading and wrong. The only Vauxhall built in the UK is the Astra (and some of them are built in Poland!) Everything else is built abroad. Viva and Mokka come from Korea. Corsas are from Spain or Germany. Oh and most manufacturers have increased prices by the way

A stupid question - how to buy car insurance for the leased car? Exactly the same as if I own it?

groenleader

They i10 and Suzuki Celerio seem to review better and the i10 has become … They i10 and Suzuki Celerio seem to review better and the i10 has become the go to car for people looking for cheap durable transport that is well rated.The smart money will be at the local Ford dealer over the coming months trying to see how low you can get a price on a Fiesta as its a decent car the new model is due out next year. The prices I am already seeing suggest Ford have got plenty to get rid of!



Wife has recently acquired a Hyundai i10 1 litre Premium and I'm amazed at the quality of it. Really well screwed together, quiet, economical and (at last) a decent looking Korean (via Turkey!) car. Very cheap to insure/tax also. Plus the 5 year warranty and 5 years breakdown cover is unrivalled at the price point. Seriously now looking at an i30 for me.
Edited by: "bellboys" 29th Nov 2016

bennyjoe920

A stupid question - how to buy car insurance for the leased car? Exactly … A stupid question - how to buy car insurance for the leased car? Exactly the same as if I own it?



Yes but make sure your insurer is ok with the lease company being both the registered owner and keeper. Most insurance companies are ok with this and won't affect your premium as if it was your own car. Make sure you take out gap insurance if you're worried about the shortfall in case you write your car off

I would have my Toyota Aygo over a Viva or Fiesta any day. Better mpg, more reliable and a 5 year warranty. I would also consider an i10, Up, Citigo or Mii. My dad has a 3 year old Vauxhall Astra and it's failed to start twice. If your a regular on the motorway you get to know which cars break down more than others. I've seen more BMW's & Audi's broke down this year than any other manufacturer.
Edited by: "djh1975" 29th Nov 2016

Good deal but wouldn't want this car for four years

I remember the original Vauxhall Viva, very basic, as a classic it is probably worth the same as these. Funny how its brand image then is the same now.
Edited by: "Proveright" 29th Nov 2016

meditatedmonk83

I'm curious what price you think these might drop down to? I'm after a … I'm curious what price you think these might drop down to? I'm after a Fiesta and might wait till next year if you think it's worth holding off?



You can never be sure but taking in to account....the new Fiesta carries over some engines and the chassis and the fact that Ford tend to over produce added to the fact that new car sales are slowing in the UK I expect dealers to be cutting the prices to keep up momentum.

At the moment the basic model lists at £13545 and Sheffield Ford will do it for £11289 cash or £10389 on finance I cant see why the basic models wont get down £9500 with haggle in a month or two.

Reflect that as a % across the range, expect a "bit" less (£200 - £300) for say a diesel, 5 door decent spec.

Ford will announce the NEW Fiesta tomorrow.

If this had a Daewoo or Chevrolet badge on it would you still consider it? That's the power of brand marketing! The only thing Vauxhall with this car is the rotten dealer network you have to deal with. The car itself is rated mediocre in tests. Quite probably more reliable than a 'European' Vauxhall though.

The Hyundai i10 relieves its bladder over this feeble Vauxhall effort all day

I've sold a lot of Vivas since they come out and people have been happy with them. It is a good little car. The difference between it and an i10 is marginal, the i10 is also a good car I have also sold many of them...but it's not streets ahead of the Viva like some claim.

i10 is made in India as well as the Suzuki Celerio. Both are better cars but both cost neared £10k. This is not a bad car for the price.

meditatedmonk83

I'm curious what price you think these might drop down to? I'm after a … I'm curious what price you think these might drop down to? I'm after a Fiesta and might wait till next year if you think it's worth holding off?



​Try drivethedeal to get a price. Just saved over £2.5k on the 1litre ecoboost 140bhp model

​Try drivethedeal to get a price. Just saved over £2.5k on the 1litre ecoboost 140bhp model

haiderinho

i10 is made in India as well as the Suzuki Celerio. Both are better cars … i10 is made in India as well as the Suzuki Celerio. Both are better cars but both cost neared £10k. This is not a bad car for the price.




Turkey.

BeerGoggles

You'd have to be mad to trade in a car of 7 years old for £1000.



I presume £1000 is the minimum, may be worth it if you have a bit of a banger that needs some work,

haiderinho

i10 is made in India as well as the Suzuki Celerio. Both are better cars … i10 is made in India as well as the Suzuki Celerio. Both are better cars but both cost neared £10k. This is not a bad car for the price.



The RHD Celerios sold in the UK and made in Thailand, not India which is probably a good thing.

Yes, you're right. The top model SZ4 Suzuki Celerios are around the £10k mark but the three I've bought (all SZ4's) have been very low mileage ones, typically around six months old and I paid £7.5k, £7.0k and £5.8k (the first two from dealers, the last one privately). You'll get at least £1,000 p/x for any old banger (we got this for an 11 year old Aygo) if you go to a dealer.

These cars aren't to everyone's taste but they'll happily do 70 mpg if you have a gentle right foot, there's no road tax to pay for and the auto's are a doddle to drive without the penalties you get from a conventional fluid-drive or CVT.

There's nothing wrong with the Viva but it doesn't come in auto so was off our shopping list.

didn't know the scrappage scheme was still around!

7 year old cars are barely run in ! Let alone scrap

Does this come with the interior pre-heat/de-icer facility like the Zafira and Corsa models where it randomly bursts into flames. Maybe it comes with the dodgy wiring loom problem between the centre pillar and rear doors where the windows sometimes work depending how far open the door is, or when your parking up late for a flight the window decides to wind down 6 inches, the central locking unlocks/locks for no reason and the alarm goes off for no apparent reason.
It's occurred since wiring was sent to rear doors on Vauxhalls but when your wife pulls up at the forecourt saying she can't get out of the car they look blankly at you and do the plumbers "this could be pricey" inhale.
It makes me wonder if these fires are somehow related to shorts in wiring causing fires in fuse boxes elsewhere.
It is a cheap deal, I've given it heat but as a Zafira owner I think I would rather go with another brand these days until they start holding their hands up to problems like Toyota do.

a good buy for £5995.

i have phoned peter vardy and these cars were registered at the end of October so are only 3 weeks old, a bargain if you need a small run around with 5 doors.

5 doors a big plus in a small car

groenleader

A tough sell, Vauxhall dropped lift time warranty, so this model is has … A tough sell, Vauxhall dropped lift time warranty, so this model is has just 3 years of cover (its 2016....)!They i10 and Suzuki Celerio seem to review better and the i10 has become the go to car for people looking for cheap durable transport that is well rated.The smart money will be at the local Ford dealer over the coming months trying to see how low you can get a price on a Fiesta as its a decent car the new model is due out next year. The prices I am already seeing suggest Ford have got plenty to get rid of!



I agree with you.

When I stop using Thames Link to commute to London, I plan to buy i10 2017 to drive to work locally.(Between me and my wife, we already have a large SUV family car and do not need another.)

VW UP is not an option as its automatic version is very bad. I only want an automatic car.

Edited by: "huangxq2" 29th Nov 2016

huangxq2

I agree with you.When I stop using Thames Link to commute to London, I … I agree with you.When I stop using Thames Link to commute to London, I plan to buy i10 2017 to drive to work locally.(Between me and my wife, we already have a large SUV family car and do not need another.)VW UP is not an option as its automatic version is very bad. I only want an automatic car.



I bought my daughter a new i10 automatic. It's a nice car but she gets around 38 mpg because it"s a conventional fluid coupling auto. In contrast, my wife's Suzuki Celerio SZ4, with it's semi-automatic gearbox, has averaged about 70 mpg over it's first 4000 miles. Don't believe all the drivel the motoring press say about semi-automatics being 'jerky'. It just isn't true for the Magnetic Marelli designed one on the Suzuki. I liked the wife's car do much, I bought the same car for myself.

Joe90_guy

I bought my daughter a new i10 automatic. It's a nice car but she gets … I bought my daughter a new i10 automatic. It's a nice car but she gets around 38 mpg because it"s a conventional fluid coupling auto. In contrast, my wife's Suzuki Celerio SZ4, with it's semi-automatic gearbox, has averaged about 70 mpg over it's first 4000 miles. Don't believe all the drivel the motoring press say about semi-automatics being 'jerky'. It just isn't true for the Magnetic Marelli designed one on the Suzuki. I liked the wife's car do much, I bought the same car for myself.



Not argue with your opinion on your particular car but, the single clutch one in the VW group city range is world renown for being terrible and they have suspended further investment in the dual clutch product as well.

Modern torque converter automatics are way forward, a torque converter works much better with the turbo too. A few years ago dual clutches were the thing, they had short comings. The torque converters are now quicker at changing, better at handling 8+ gears (do we really need them all!?) and give better MPG.

stphnstevey

didn't know the scrappage scheme was still around!



This scheme is actually called the "£1,000 Swappage Allowance". There's no free government money. It's designed to confuse naive people into thinking the previous scheme has returned.

I'm not saying the car isn't worth £7K, but this "swappage allowance" nonsense is complete marketing BS!

Edited by: "dck" 29th Nov 2016

not a proper german whip cold
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