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Used car

chefneo

New Member
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May 3, 2018
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3
#1
Hi

I am looking for advice on buying a used car. I have 2 options and would like to know what you think.

So I there a Vw 1.6 2003 Estate with 209000km. For 69k lady owner with full service history. Sold by the dealership that services it.

Then there is a VW polo 1.9 TDI 2007 with 150000km for 49k. But is sold privatly and is in another province.
Dont know much about buying a car from a guy i dont even know.

What would be my best option here and is it better to take the risk and save some money or should i go for the stress free deal.

Chef
 

Lupus

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Apr 25, 2006
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10,891
#2
Buying such an old car from the dealer isn't going to give you any real piece of mind, they've got no obligation really besides maybe the CPA 6 month warranty.
 

semisane1987

Senior Member
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May 26, 2016
Messages
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#4
Tjoe how much is your budget why don't you look for something better. I know for R70 000 you can get 2007/11 Mazda 2 or Toyota Yaris.

Personally I don't trust private sellers.
 
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namzsteve

Expert Member
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Oct 12, 2012
Messages
1,399
#5
No man, look elsewhere, those cars are not worth the trouble they may put you through. I also wouldn't buy any turbo car with over 110k km on the clock.

Why don't you look at the Polo/Vivo ranges, I am very sure you will find lots online with much much lower mileage under R100k
 

thechamp

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Joined
Feb 26, 2011
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12,771
#6
Hi

I am looking for advice on buying a used car. I have 2 options and would like to know what you think.

So I there a Vw 1.6 2003 Estate with 209000km. For 69k lady owner with full service history. Sold by the dealership that services it.

Then there is a VW polo 1.9 TDI 2007 with 150000km for 49k. But is sold privatly and is in another province.
Dont know much about buying a car from a guy i dont even know.

What would be my best option here and is it better to take the risk and save some money or should i go for the stress free deal.

Chef
That VW estate usa cool car and I like it but at that mileage I would stay for something Japanese, full service history would be a bonus, unless you are really keen on that Estate then there's really nothing wrong in buying it although I think I would negotiate the price a little.

Also make sure that everything is included in the price when buying at a dealer, if they add their hidden on the road costs on that R69k it will quickly become a very bad financial decision for yu to buy that car. I would say R60 to R65k max all inclusive is a fair price taking the full service history into account.
 
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