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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10th July 2013, 08:32 Thread Starter
 
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Test drove the 1.6...

I test drove the 1.6 ES yesterday, very impressed. So many less squeaks and rattles than my 2008 2.2 ES.

It feels so much more solid on the road, hard to describe really but I do miss the glass roof, and I'm not forking out for a EX to get it !

Bit pricey though, admittedly I was at a main dealership but doing a bit of research on Parkers, they were asking for nearly 2K more than I should be paying, and they were not going to move on price.

So I walked away....
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Has the 1,500 Honda contribution now ended ?

When I got mine I got the 1,500, plus another 400(ish) by the dealer, plus I got about 1,000 more in p/x than Parkers were quoting.
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Sorry meant to mention it wasn't new... 62 plate with 9500 on the clock...
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you have to laugh at dealers that say they wont budge on price, surely they know you can go down the road and get the deal you want?
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So the garage just called me back, are me letting them know the other deals that are out there, they said they could reach what I want to pay....

Now to talk to the missus...
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So the garage just called me back, are me letting them know the other deals that are out there, they said they could reach what I want to pay....

Now to talk to the missus...
Happy to quote you a deal on a civic, let me know what your after and some part exchange details.

Delivery is free in mainland UK

If we can be of help let me know.

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Has the 1,500 Honda contribution now ended ?

When I got mine I got the 1,500, plus another 400(ish) by the dealer, plus I got about 1,000 more in p/x than Parkers were quoting.

Selected civics (1.8 & 2.2) now get 2000
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So the garage just called me back, are me letting them know the other deals that are out there, they said they could reach what I want to pay....

Now to talk to the missus...
Tell them they might be too late as you are off to see your dream car at the right price at the weekend lol
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Hi Michael, will PM you some details.

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Wrong time, you want end of month or quarter to get a really good deal, if you are in no rush keep in touch with several dealers and make sure they know you WILL buy a car at the right price and they will be in touch if they are close to their target.

Not so much on 2nd hand but still a possibility. Not being patronising but if you are like me man maths takes over when buying a car and I forget about the rules of engagement!

Friend of mine got a 9 month old Octavia Vrs for 12.5k and sold it 3 years later for 10.5k!
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Wrong time, you want end of month or quarter to get a really good deal, if you are in no rush keep in touch with several dealers and make sure they know you WILL buy a car at the right price and they will be in touch if they are close to their target.

Not so much on 2nd hand but still a possibility. Not being patronising but if you are like me man maths takes over when buying a car and I forget about the rules of engagement!

Friend of mine got a 9 month old Octavia Vrs for 12.5k and sold it 3 years later for 10.5k!
True but we do have monthly targets !!!!!
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Well a quick update, after spending all morning running around looking at cars, I have secured a really good deal on a 62 plate (Jan 2013) ES with 5,500 on the clock.

Should be able pick it up on Thursday


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Thanks, I really wasnt looking for a black car (the missus has a black Outlander and it's a sod to keep clean) but this is a REALLY nice car, it looks fantastic.

In particular I really love the wheels (sad I know)
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