Anyone used motorpoint to buy a car?

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Looking to buy a new car ATM..... Not sure what to go for yet (other than it must be a real car.)

In browsing, I came across this site motorpoint.co.uk/ which seems to have to pretty good deals.

Anyone used them?


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Harvie's clued up with things like this....maybe you should ask him.

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realfriendlyman;6278113

Harvie's clued up with things like this....maybe you should ask him.



I laughed out very very loud.

guv;6278116

I laughed out very very loud.



That's cos I'm a funny guy. :-D

Have you considered buying a car from the place my bro bought his?
He had a good couple grand knocked off the value.

Been to their garage in Burnley and seen tons of cars with their number plates. They are legit. Get their cars from Europe I think.

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realfriendlyman;6278132

That's cos I'm a funny guy. :-DHave you considered buying a car from the … That's cos I'm a funny guy. :-DHave you considered buying a car from the place my bro bought his?He had a good couple grand knocked off the value.



I'm not surprised when he bought it, it went down in value by a couple of grand!

Where did he get it from? If you looked at the link I spoke about..... The brand new Tuscon 2L 2CRDi price was cheaper than the normal scrapage price. Must be a mistake Id have thought?

try carshop too

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mittu1;6278142

Been to their garage in Burnley and seen tons of cars with their number … Been to their garage in Burnley and seen tons of cars with their number plates. They are legit. Get their cars from Europe I think.



Hmmm. Does that mean LHD?

No, they're definitely RHD but the spec may be different to motors you get in UK dealerships. You'll have to check that out.

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faevilangel;6278155

try carshop too



Just looked. Wasn't that impressed on what they had.

I've always said I'd never buy brand new tbh - especially right now I'm paying out a fortune for building work. What the hell though. You only live once!

guv;6278154

I'm not surprised when he bought it, it went down in value by a couple of … I'm not surprised when he bought it, it went down in value by a couple of grand! Where did he get it from? If you looked at the link I spoke about..... The brand new Tuscon 2L 2CRDi price was cheaper than the normal scrapage price. Must be a mistake Id have thought?



Nah, if that was the case, I'd make him buy every car on the market. :-D

check [url]www.autoquake.com[/url] they're up north but they deliver for free of charge...even though they only told my bro that after he travelled all that way. :giggle:

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mittu1;6278175

No, they're definitely RHD but the spec may be different to motors you … No, they're definitely RHD but the spec may be different to motors you get in UK dealerships. You'll have to check that out.



OK ta. I used the "chat" thingy to log a call back on the car I was looking at. I'm assuming milegae shown as "Delivery mileage" does mean brand new.

We have a Motorpoint here (P'boro). They are fine........bought a car from them once and no probs.

A lot of the cars are UK ones......just ex demonstrators.

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Syzable;6278213

We have a Motorpoint here (P'boro). They are fine........bought a car … We have a Motorpoint here (P'boro). They are fine........bought a car from them once and no probs. :)A lot of the cars are UK ones......just ex demonstrators.



just sent you a pm with the car details.... let me know what you think.

Ever considered buying from ]auction?

Why give the profits to a dealer?

I'm interested to hear people's opinions of them as well as they seem to have some good deals on prereg cars.

John

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jtx;6278247

Ever considered buying from ]auction?Why give the profits to a dealer?



Yeh, Ive bought a few from auctions. - inc my current car! The car I am looking at - was brand new though.

Just wished you were able to get the prices the hammer went down on cars without going. I spoke to me nearest one about 2 weeks ago - and they reckon prices had actually gone up through lack of cars available!

guv;6278238

just sent you a pm with the car details.... let me know what you think.



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Johnmcl7;6278249

I'm interested to hear people's opinions of them as well as they seem to … I'm interested to hear people's opinions of them as well as they seem to have some good deals on prereg cars.John



I've nothing but praise for the P'boro branch John.

We bought from them and the mother-in-law....got good bargains, service was excellent and no probs with the cars.

I have Motorpoint car now. They are very efficient, just refuse all the stuff they try to sell you! I've had no problems and got a good price.

guv;6278187

OK ta. I used the "chat" thingy to log a call back on the car I was … OK ta. I used the "chat" thingy to log a call back on the car I was looking at. I'm assuming milegae shown as "Delivery mileage" does mean brand new.



Delivery mileage usually means it's a pre-reg, probably registered to either Motorpoint or a fleet dealer. You'll be shown as the second owner on the registration docs. It shouldn't really affect resale value too much when you come to get rid of it but some people are wary of relatively new two owner cars!

Depending on the car and when it was registered you should, as a rough guide, expect to pay somewhere between 25 and 40% below list price.

And, Motorpoint are fine, I've bought from them with no problems.

britchic4;6278616

I have Motorpoint car now. They are very efficient, just refuse all the … I have Motorpoint car now. They are very efficient, just refuse all the stuff they try to sell you! I've had no problems and got a good price.



Same here.

Heard good things about Motorpoint. Might be worth checking this place out too though. Choice is good because they are advertising for local garages.

compucars.co.uk/use…rs/

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Syzable;6278559

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Ta.:thumbsup:

britchic4;6278616

I have Motorpoint car now. They are very efficient, just refuse all the … I have Motorpoint car now. They are very efficient, just refuse all the stuff they try to sell you! I've had no problems and got a good price.



What sort of things? Do you mean these silly sensor packages and alike?

tony_s1;6278710

Delivery mileage usually means it's a pre-reg, probably registered to … Delivery mileage usually means it's a pre-reg, probably registered to either Motorpoint or a fleet dealer. You'll be shown as the second owner on the registration docs. It shouldn't really affect resale value too much when you come to get rid of it but some people are wary of relatively new two owner cars!Depending on the car and when it was registered you should, as a rough guide, expect to pay somewhere between 25 and 40% below list price.And, Motorpoint are fine, I've bought from them with no problems.



I'm wondering if the price Ive seen, actually includes scrappage. Its cheaper than from the dealer including scrappage!

Hmmm. Second owner. That would effect the resale more than you'd think. If I saw a year old car with 2 owners, i'd probably not give it a second glance!

guv;6278768

:What sort of things? Do you mean these silly sensor packages and alike?



No they tried to flog me that gap insurance stuff.

Watch out for the £25 for euro plates too!

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greg_68;6278781

No they tried to flog me that gap insurance stuff.Watch out for the £25 … No they tried to flog me that gap insurance stuff.Watch out for the £25 for euro plates too!



Gap insurance? Whats that about?

Euro plates? Wassat? Euro symbol on it with GB stamped on it? I want a union Jack on mine!:p

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just noticed in the form for asking questions there is a box for "If you have a valid offer code please enter it below."|

Any 10% off codes anyone? :w00t::p

guv;6278830

just noticed in the form for asking questions there is a box for "If you … just noticed in the form for asking questions there is a box for "If you have a valid offer code please enter it below."|Any 10% off codes anyone? :w00t::p



Sod 10%............i want the BOGOF one. :-D

Googled a quick review, seems about right.

Here's a quick ==How To Buy at Motorpoint== guide and still bag yourself a bargain.

Go and see the car and inspect all the paperwork before you guy it. Make sure all the keys, codes, service books, manuals etc are there.

If you can't get to see have it professionally inspected. Nearly all the cars will come with some issue you weren't expecting. Any issue likely won't change the price but at least you will know what you are buying.

Verify everything the saleman tells you in black and white on paper. If only cars were as economical as salesmans truths.

If you are told it is a UK car verify for yourself that the log book says the same. Import cars will likely only have the balance of two years warranty and are generally harder to sell than UK sourced cars.

If you can't be a cash buyer, go through the financial paperwork with a fine tooth comb in advance of collection day.
Add up all the figures. With the Boomerang option you may find it is cheaper to get a loan from Black Horse Finance direct for the whole amount and you get to keep the car at the end of the term for the same repayments.

Ask what loan facility fees i), ii) and ii) are. I never got a straight answer and am surprised this legalised rip off is allowed to happen. The APR worked out to 20.9%.

Don't have the optional £25 Europlates, you are happy with the ones it comes with.

Ask if the preparation and HPI charges are optional. If so don't take them.

Don't get taken in by any of the optional extras like GAP Insurance, Bluetooth, parking sensors etc. These are all cheaper and better bought elsewhere if you want them.

If you don't get your HPI report when you collect the car and/or it is not properly valeted, don't pay the Preparation and / or HPI fee. Or arrange your own HPI in advance but most are ex lease cars from the likes of Hertz and Avis etc, where no HPI will have been carried out.

Before you collect the car arrange your insurance and take your cover note with you as you will need to buy road tax immediately.

When you arrive bring a cooled coke, water or some money for the coffee machine. Nothings free here and you will only have enough petrol vapour to get you to the local petrol station.

If you are part exchanging a car make sure you've been honest in it's description, keep the tax disc and apply for a refund on it and hand it in reasonably clean so there is no last minute bartering. Don't hand over anything more than what is asked for!

Make a plan at least for getting home without the car if it all goes wrong on the day.

This probably applies to all car supermarkets so if you have any more tips mail me and i will add them here.

my dad bought his car from there, offered reasonable trade-in and no hassles.

guy at work just bought his from there and unfortunately someone hadn't tightened the oil cap, but contacted them and they sent out a trailer the same day, returned within the week, no problems,

i would definately recommend them on the little that i know.

enjoy the new car whatever you decide.

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Well Ive just rung them and have the details.

The car is an Irish car - but built in the same factory as all UK models.

You have to add £175 road tax (which isnt bad for 2L engine!), £55 vehicle reg, £50 admin and the plates and cleaning bill of £87.13 (I'll give that a miss and get my own!)

However, the car only comes with a 3 year warrenty instead of 5 year.

They dont do scrappage - (so thats not the reason its cheaper than direct).... and I'm waiting to hear back the PX on my Zafira.

I await the news...... and maybe start a thread saying I bought a (real) new car today!

realfriendlyman;6278113

Harvie's clued up with things like this....maybe you should ask him.


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what is your budget OP?

I have a v nice 46k bmw.

guv;6279823

Well Ive just rung them and have the details.The car is an Irish car - … Well Ive just rung them and have the details.The car is an Irish car - but built in the same factory as all UK models.You have to add £175 road tax (which isnt bad for 2L engine!), £55 vehicle reg, £50 admin and the plates and cleaning bill of £87.13 (I'll give that a miss and get my own!)However, the car only comes with a 3 year warrenty instead of 5 year.They dont do scrappage - (so thats not the reason its cheaper than direct).... and I'm waiting to hear back the PX on my Zafira.I await the news...... and maybe start a thread saying I bought a (real) new car today!



Most of the car supermarkets tend to offer CAP price. As I understand it, this lists the average price obtained at auction rather than as a retail sale (Glass's Guide price).

You might (if what you are PXing is one or two owner, full service history, good condition etc) actually get a better price from a local used car dealer. It all depends how "desirable" your car is. ;-) I don't know enough about Zafiras to say but, if what Motorpoint offer seems ridiculously low, it might be worth considering.

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Compare any deal you are offered with your local main dealer before signing anything. Used to work for a main dealer next zoo to motorpoint and generally we could beat any deal they offered.

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black gerbil1;6279878

x2what is your budget OP?I have a tiny appendage.

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black gerbil1;6279878

x2what is your budget OP?I have a v nice 46k bmw.



Please dont thread spoil.

This thread is about real cars, not imaginary ones. Besides, you can't even drive, you're 16.

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tony_s1;6280314

Most of the car supermarkets tend to offer CAP price. As I understand it, … Most of the car supermarkets tend to offer CAP price. As I understand it, this lists the average price obtained at auction rather than as a retail sale (Glass's Guide price).You might (if what you are PXing is one or two owner, full service history, good condition etc) actually get a better price from a local used car dealer. It all depends how "desirable" your car is. ;-) I don't know enough about Zafiras to say but, if what Motorpoint offer seems ridiculously low, it might be worth considering.



A local dealer offered me £400 more , but its still pants. I'd rather give it to the missus (and the car fnar fnar)

dimebars;6281332

Compare any deal you are offered with your local main dealer before … Compare any deal you are offered with your local main dealer before signing anything. Used to work for a main dealer next zoo to motorpoint and generally we could beat any deal they offered.



The price from Motorpoint is £4,500 cheaper than the local dealer!

I don't know why dealers can't just say, 'no we won't part exchange your car' rather than offer a stupidly low price for it and just waste time.

John

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guv;6281752

A local dealer offered me £400 more , but its still pants. I'd rather … A local dealer offered me £400 more , but its still pants. I'd rather give it to the missus (and the car fnar fnar)The price from Motorpoint is £4,500 cheaper than the local dealer!



Prior to adding on all the fees they charge. The one you lookvat will be sold so they will have to get you one from another branch - £300 plus road tax valet etc etc etc

Manufacturers have bonuses on models all the time - we could give around five grand offcertain models but you won't see it advertised because it looks like the dealer is distress selling and is bad for image

Don't get hung up on window price or PX price - balance to change is the critical one

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I'd always recommend paying extra and going to a dealer. It's just a better experience and there's a better safety net if anything goes wrong.

If you're looking at more than one car, you can get some great deals too.

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dimebars;6286265

Prior to adding on all the fees they charge. The one you lookvat will be … Prior to adding on all the fees they charge. The one you lookvat will be sold so they will have to get you one from another branch - £300 plus road tax valet etc etc etcManufacturers have bonuses on models all the time - we could give around five grand offcertain models but you won't see it advertised because it looks like the dealer is distress selling and is bad for imageDon't get hung up on window price or PX price - balance to change is the critical one



I think the total was about £380 more than the advertised price. £175 tax and £55 to register are unavoidable. The £87 for plates and valet on a new car is.

Had a test drive of one on Sunday (It's a Tuscon). Was OK, but seemed smaller than I expected. Certainly less boot space than my Zafira.

FilthAndFurry;6286328

I'd always recommend paying extra and going to a dealer. It's just a … I'd always recommend paying extra and going to a dealer. It's just a better experience and there's a better safety net if anything goes wrong.If you're looking at more than one car, you can get some great deals too.



That settles it then. Auction here I come. :thumbsup:

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Few more things to add. I decided to ring the local dealers to see what they'd come up with. Must admit, I got the prices wrong in my mind ('cos I went for a test drive today and it wasnt as I thought!)

Anyway....... found a new one on [url]www.buyacar.co.uk[/url] which is even cheaper than their year old one!!!

Hyundai i30 1.6 CRDi Premium for £12,449 (The garage wanted £12,999 for a 58 plate!)

Its even got metallic paint at no extra cost. Anyway... I left the company to source a specific colour (Vivid Blue) and rather embarrassing he called back to say he'd got it, when I was in this dealers showroom on a test drive.

I left it with him to call me back, but didnt hear from him.

Anyway, car now all sorted.... Cant believe how rapid this 1.6 diesel is! And does 53mpg urban and 69mpg motorway....... and its £35 tax! Cant believe that on a Focus sized Hatchback!

Thought it would have all been signed and sealed now.... just hope the turnip hasnt let me down and been sold to someone else while I was waiting for him to call!
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