Ho hum, all change here on WP and I cannot use the classic editor as I have been so I hope this turns out OK.
It cost us £102 for a diagnostic report on the car to confirm the fault we had already found using a £16 gizmo purchased from the supermarket. However, we can understand the need to check themselves, but honestly, £102?? Robbery.
The job will cost a further £350 and is scheduled for next week. At least their coffee is decent and free.
We did get the car washed and valeted as part of the package today, so that’s twice in less than 24 hours and the car thinks it’s Christmas.
We found a couple of vehicles of interest within our price range, an I30 and Tuscan, but car sales enquiries can only be conducted over the phone, so we had to ring from one side of the showroom to talk to the sales rep on the other.
The trade in was minimal, but neither vehicle were actually suitable for what we wanted as the boot space was tiny.
From there, we went to the Peugeot garage and found exactly what we were looking for.
Same problem with sales, so the guy said he’d ring us when we got home. This actually gave us time to check out the internet and view a couple of review videos.
He called in mid research, and the car we were interested in is two years old and way above my budget. He said he’d come back to us with a trade in deal, so we carried on researching similar vehicles and getting some prices.
His trade in was slightly better than Hyundai, but the price was still too high. The deal is we can think about it and he’ll ring again on Friday. Unless he’s prepared to tweak his price by a couple of thousand, we won’t follow up on this one and wait until showrooms are open on April 12th then look again, having a test drive and striking a deal. I drive a hard bargain, and my logic is if they want the sale, they can at least meet me half way.
We are out tomorrow and will check out other garages to see what else is available, taking notes, then coming home and doing some more research.
Winnie the cavapoo has had 11 puppies!!! Sadly not all survived, and our friend has 7 for sale.
We understand she is asking £1000 each, which we couldn’t afford if we’d wanted one, but I am sure she will find homes for them all as they are cuties.
We are hoping the rescue centres open soon to allow visitors, then we can look properly and hopefully a dog will choose us . We shall of course encourage a home visit and assessment.
It’s gone 10pm now, so there might not be much more from me today.