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Help - buying a new car (used) how much can we knock off the price for an 08 Golf?

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Found 17th Mar 2009
In the process of looking at buying a new car - 08 reg Golf, just wondered if anyone had had any experience in haggling with volkswagen before.... never bought from them myself.
Any advice would be much appreciated!!

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Buy a private one with FSH, you'll save a fortune.

Which dealer, model, how much?

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hornblowerracing;4669538

Buy a private one with FSH, you'll save a fortune.



What's FSH?

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tony_s1;4669549

Which dealer, model, how much?



1.9tdi match asking price is £12500 in Surrey!

royston;4669597

What's FSH?



Full Service History.

Preferably from a main dealer as it's so new.

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hornblowerracing;4669618

Full Service History.Preferably from a main dealer as it's so new.



Sorry, its late for me
Having looked through autotrader Volkswagen seem to have the niche in golfs!! There aren't many around near me!

royston;4669629

Sorry, its late for me :)Having looked through autotrader Volkswagen seem … Sorry, its late for me :)Having looked through autotrader Volkswagen seem to have the niche in golfs!! There are many around near me!



lol It's a good solid car.

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hornblowerracing;4669652

lol It's a good solid car.



Thanks anyway!

As a cheaper alternative to a GOLF (which i personally find a little bland, I had, and can wholly recommend a 2.0 tdci Focus titanium.

Cracking trim level, cracking fuel consumption, quite quick, low tax, low insurance and superb to drive... Quite possibly the best allround car ive owned.

It was nearly as nice to drive as my MX-5.

At the mo ive got an Insignia 160 psi SE which are becoming as common as dog muck!

royston;4669612

1.9tdi match asking price is £12500 in Surrey!



Have a look on Autotrader to get some idea of prices. There are 08 1.9TDIs from £9,999 up. Depends on mileage (partly) and where you'd be prepared to go to get it. If you want a local dealer then you'll probably have to pay a premium. You can try telling him that you can get the car from one of the car supermarkets for £2,500 less and see what he says. Then decide how much you'd be prepared to pay to get the car locally.

My view is that I'd pay the trainfare to go and get it cheaper plus a small premium (c.£200) for the convenience. You may think differrently! :whistling:

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FREEZIN WOLF;4669672

As a cheaper alternative to a GOLF (which i personally find a little … As a cheaper alternative to a GOLF (which i personally find a little bland, I had, and can wholly recommend a 2.0 tdci Focus titanium.Cracking trim level, cracking fuel consumption, quite quick, low tax, low insurance and superb to drive... Quite possibly the best allround car ive owned.It was nearly as nice to drive as my MX-5.At the mo ive got an Insignia 160 psi SE which are becoming as common as dog muck!



I used to have an escort years ago, and have looked into fords. Problem is I don't trust the local dealers in terms of servicing and don't want to get ripped off for the next 5 years. I know the local Volkswagen group seem to have a better after sales care, so that is one of the main reasons I'm after a golf! Titanium does have everything that the match does though!

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tony_s1;4669711

Have a look on Autotrader to get some idea of prices. There are 08 … Have a look on Autotrader to get some idea of prices. There are 08 1.9TDIs from £9,999 up. Depends on mileage (partly) and where you'd be prepared to go to get it. If you want a local dealer then you'll probably have to pay a premium. You can try telling him that you can get the car from one of the car supermarkets for £2,500 less and see what he says. Then decide how much you'd be prepared to pay to get the car locally. My view is that I'd pay the trainfare to go and get it cheaper plus a small premium (c.£200) for the convenience. You may think differrently! :whistling:



I'll have another look. Totally agree though I'm prepared to travel as the prices vary so much up and down the Country. Thanks for your help.

royston;4669733

I'll have another look. Totally agree though I'm prepared to travel as … I'll have another look. Totally agree though I'm prepared to travel as the prices vary so much up and down the Country. Thanks for your help.



My last 4 cars have come from Chesterfield, Derby, Milton Keynes and Leeds! Well worth shopping around. :thumbsup:

I bought my car recently from here and it was hassle free, excellent price and very good trade in price! These two seem to match your requirement with low mileage & slightly cheaper! In fairness other people have had problems with this company my my experience was faultless!

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graham29a;4670861

I bought my car recently from here and it was hassle free, excellent … I bought my car recently from here and it was hassle free, excellent price and very good trade in price! These two seem to match your requirement with low mileage & slightly cheaper! In fairness other people have had problems with this company my my experience was faultless!]http://www.motorpoint.co.uk/(S(3okhs0ar0duncsn2xyezjsil))/Search/Stock.aspx?make=Volkswagen&model=Golf&trim=1.9%20Match%20TDI%205dr&body=Hatchback&fuel=Diesel&type=0



Thanks, yes I'll definately look into it.
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