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#1 01-02-10 07:15:20

Tregster
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From: Bridgend, South Wales
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Is this a good deal on a first instructor car?

Hello All smile

My instructor is changing her car next month and has offered it to me. It will be available in March and I hope to be on a Pink License in April.

The car is a Renault Clio (New Shape 55 plate I think). 1.5 Diesel with 115000 miles on the clock.
Air Con.
£35 Road Tax.
Already fitted with Dual Controls.
I don't think I need a test drive since I've been in it for about 20 hours since November and it saw me through a 'Faultless' Part 2 test the other week.

All this for the Grand Total of £3500.

Is this a good deal??


Passed Part 1 - 08/12/09. 2nd attempt 99/65
Passed Part 2 - 20/01/10. 1st attempt 'Zero Faults'
Passed Part 3 - 29/06/10. 1st attempt 4 - 5

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Re: Is this a good deal on a first instructor car?




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#2 01-02-10 08:35:07

KevB
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Re: Is this a good deal on a first instructor car?

Found similar and younger cars with half the milage  for similar money on What Car and Autotrader

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#3 01-02-10 08:56:30

Aspyre
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Re: Is this a good deal on a first instructor car?

Have a scout around ......... try this using the exact detail for the car you are looking at:

http://www.wisebuyers.co.uk/motoring/us … s/Renault/

Best to get a range of figures and make up your own mind.

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#4 01-02-10 15:37:42

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Re: Is this a good deal on a first instructor car?

If it turns out to not be a good deal, then I would question why your instructor is trying to take you for a ride!


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#5 01-02-10 20:23:05

Tregster
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Re: Is this a good deal on a first instructor car?

I've driven the car enough to know that it's a good car. It's actually an 06 plate with a full service history and she'll have it serviced before I buy it. I've compared prices on the 3 dr 1.5 D Expression A/C and can't get close to the price she's offering me the car for.


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#6 01-02-10 21:57:18

hector
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Re: Is this a good deal on a first instructor car?

Hi Tregster
Not a good deal really, tired high miles driving school cars generally are not. why, for £300.00 more this is definitely new shape and a five door taboot, you seem unsure on the car you mention? its not bad price if new shape, but old shape that is not a good deal. Alot of probs to come with those miles, and almost impossible to sell on. Dont do it!

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/ … &logcode=p

This took 2 mins to find, the market is awash with them,  dont be swayed by fitted duals. The car above has two years high miles driving school running in it before you get to over 115K.

IMHO.  big_smile But trust me I am a car dealer


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#7 19-02-10 20:47:44

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Re: Is this a good deal on a first instructor car?

I've driven the car enough to know that it's a good car. It's actually an 06 plate with a full service history and she'll have it serviced before I buy it. I've compared prices on the 3 dr 1.5 D Expression A/C and can't get close to the price she's offering me the car for.

Hi, it really depends what you are after but I would probably suggest a price about £2750-£3000 including duals. Being the diesel it should be good for another 80,000 miles for you so probably 3 to 4 years for you especially if going on a pink.

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