Started by martinw, March 14, 2018, 17:44:53 pm
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Quote from: Alan Smithie on March 16, 2018, 09:06:23 amThe likes of carnow are looking to make money from the gullible - avoid like the plague. Any 2nd-hand car sales process which looks to inhibit your opportunity to examine, test and have independent of the car before committing to buy it must be viewed as dodgy until proven otherwise. This must be inherently true of this kind of operation. The honest margins in 2nd-hand cars are small. If you add up the costs of what these people do (moving cars around the country, heavy TV advertising etc) over and above the typical outlet you soon see that they MUST be overpricing their cars just to be in business. In most cases their "network of expert dealers" from whom they source the cars are just an affiliation network whose mark-up must be added to the costs as well...PDR
Quote from: Alan Smithie on March 18, 2018, 10:30:26 amFrom that ad it's clear that they give the big discounts to get shot of the ones with serious faults - like the one in the photo where you can see that some idiot at the factory has bolted the steering wheel in front of the wrong seat. Speaks volumes for the thoroughness of their inspectors...PDR
Quote from: paulinfrance on March 19, 2018, 12:07:32 pmQuote from keith, the time it took him to take the spare out of the boot,,,
Quote from: meharibear on March 19, 2018, 14:20:43 pm "And it's British you know"!
Quote from: meharibear on March 19, 2018, 14:20:43 pm One final reason I bought my car was that when I looked there WAS a spare wheel in the boot! Added to the massive discount and the fact I like it there was no reason not to buy! And there was the little voice of Dave Bishop whispering in my ear "And it's British you know"!
Quote from: EssJay on March 19, 2018, 16:27:07 pmAnd a wholely owned subsidiary of 'Tata Motors' (India) [emoji6]
Quote from: martinw on March 19, 2018, 21:09:15 pmSadly mine will be coming from the land of the Rising Sun as the UK has lost the art of making affordable two-seaters.
Quote from: paulinfrance on March 19, 2018, 12:07:32 pmQuote from keith, and then on asking, knocked a bit more off. the time it took him to take the spare out of the boot,,,
Quote from: keithl on March 20, 2018, 09:49:18 amActually, and surprisingly, it was a stock order and has a full size spare wheel - not even a space saver. It is even in a colour that was on our short list.They also had a deal on at the time, whereby if we funded it through their captive credit company, the credit company would make a contribution to the deposit that roughly equated to the interest on the loan. Having secured this, we told him that we were putting down £2k more than the minimum deposit, so the contribution from the finance company actually exceeded the interest for the period.
Quote from: paulinfrance on March 20, 2018, 07:42:41 am and won't turn into a Jaguar,,
Quote from: martinw on March 20, 2018, 20:58:52 pmwhich is Indian...We buy that which we can afford
Quote from: paulinfrance on March 21, 2018, 07:45:23 am Not mine it was built in England,,, In 2001,,,
Quote from: martinw on March 21, 2018, 19:02:59 pmThat makes it a Ford then!
Quote from: paulinfrance on March 21, 2018, 19:18:44 pm but are you sure about the v 8 4.0l engine ? the gearbox is German,,
Quote from: martinw on March 21, 2018, 20:10:35 pmWell to be honest a 4 litre V8 does sound like something the Americans would fit in a car
Quote from: martinw on March 20, 2018, 21:05:15 pmSpeaking of Japanese, the last Japanese car I had came with a British built engine and was assembled in Spain...
Quote from: Michael_Rolls on March 23, 2018, 05:11:23 amAre any cars built in China for here? Everything else seems to be 'Made in China'Mike
Quote from: paulinfrance on March 21, 2018, 19:18:44 pm Yes the ignition key looks like one, but are you sure about the v 8 4.0l engine ? the gearbox is German,,
Quote from: keithl on March 25, 2018, 17:43:31 pmMade in the Ford engine factory in Bridgend, South Wales. Also used in Range Rovers of a similar vintage.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_AJ-V8_engine
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