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 Post subject: New or used?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:02 pm 
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Hi all,

I am tempted to buy the New C1. I'm not interested in the Aygo as it only has the 1.0 litre engine in it & I'm not interested in the 108 mainly because my Local Peugeot dealer's customer service is abysmal, like the car though but want to buy local. Was looking at a flair edition C1 on Citroens website Costs £12,900 basic before adding metallic paint. My local Citroen dealer is great, my dad has a C4 Picasso & the dealership have been great to deal with, no hassle at all. I am tempted to buy new because of 3 year warranty & no MOT for three years. Used looks good too with a good few grand off of used models. I have the funds to buy new. Would you recommend I buy new or used?

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Ben :)

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 Post subject: Re: New or used?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:09 pm 
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Buy nearly new, and use the money you've saved to purchase an extended warranty when the time comes.


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 Post subject: Re: New or used?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:10 pm 
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I think the newer ones have keyless entry too. Love the sunroof. I like to buy cars around the 2 year old mark.

Try carwow for best price then ask local dealer to match.

Also the 1.2 engine has a timing belt I think which needs replaced every few years. The 1.0 has a chain which is designed to last the car life or at least 100k miles.


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 Post subject: Re: New or used?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:06 pm 
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Buy pre registered or or up to 2 years old, brand new cash sales are a bit of a waste of money. As you lose so much in the first 12months.

Brand new cars are for the finance people who pay it up each month.

I would never buy a car brand new cash sale

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 Post subject: Re: New or used?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:58 pm 
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I wouldn't usually buy new, but depends what kind of deal you get, although many years ago we got our 107 new as it was cheaper with dealer discount than a year old one, as said early depreciation is heavy, but then again depends how long you intend to keep the car.

Also, something else to consider now buying new is the road tax changes, aren't they £140 road tax now, but the 2 year old 108 my sister just bought is zero tax. When we got ours the Peugeot dealer had some pre-registered 17s at decent prices, but still outside my sister's price range!, but the dealer's price difference between a late model 107 and 14/15 108 was very small considering the overall improvement in the new C1/108 over the old 107, whichever you get you will definately be impressed!


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 Post subject: Re: New or used?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:14 pm 
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Great point on the £140 road tax.

If you buy a 66 plate, you will pay 0 tax over 10 years.

Buy one registered a few months later, £1300 over 10 years. Got to love the government.


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 Post subject: Re: New or used?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:47 pm 
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Doombeast wrote:
Great point on the £140 road tax.

If you buy a 66 plate, you will pay 0 tax over 10 years.

Buy one registered a few months later, £1300 over 10 years. Got to love the government.


When put like that, total tax cost is surprising, my sister tends keep her cars long time, so zero tax was an incentive. Just to add, think tax changes came in 1st April 2017, so March 17 registered plates should be zero, our dealer had 4 or 5 17 plate 108s with delivery mileage back in May when she got her 108.

Ironically, think her 28 year old Ford Fiesta was £130 road tax, so buying a new 108 in May would of cost about same in tax, so where is the incentive to get her old smoker off the road and buy a brand new cleaner car!, as you say the governments gone mad and backwards!


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 Post subject: Re: New or used?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:32 pm 
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A 28 year old fiesta? Really?


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 Post subject: Re: New or used?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:59 pm 
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Yep, she bought it new back in 1989 Ford Fiesta Mk3 1.1 Popular Plus, no power steering, abs or airbags and had a carburettor. That car has been great, it was still solid, never welded, but it did help it as garaged for most of it's life. It was still ok, but the rear arches were starting to rust ( a Ford trait) and had few other niggly faults, but I think she got her money's worth! Sad to see it go, but glad she got a 108, with power steering, airbags etc. The silly thing was she was panicking about driving her new 108, which is so much easier and smoother to drive. She had to buy a 108 cos the new Fiesta is so big now it won't fit in her garage!


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 Post subject: Re: New or used?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:10 pm 
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Amazing, what an upgrade...it's probably paying for itself too as lower fuel bills, no tax, less repairs etc.

I upgraded from a 13 year old car and was amazed at the difference, but upgrading from a 28 year old car must be a big difference. These are such good little cars.


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