Hubby and I were up early as yesterday we had been sent details of a vehicle that may have been of interest to us.
There is a slight snag, but the one we went to see was the same year and model, so it was worth a look to get an idea of size and comfort.
That one has a price tag of £6,616, has 57,500 miles on the clock and although clean and tidy, the bodywork is a little worn as are the wheel hubs and the upholstery shows to be a little stained. Plus research pulled up a few little details of its history that we could check out ourselves on sight, and some work would be required to get it through its next MOT. However, the make and model does tick a lot of boxes in price, road tax is Free, it is a diesel vehicle, comfortable and roomy without encroaching on back passenger space, and being a mobility car, has a low mileage of 6,250.
The snag is, if we want it (provided it is still available), it would have to be brought in especially for us, so a deposit is required. Though refundable if we didn’t like it, the dealer would be unable to to return it to the mobility outlet from whence it came, so would have to sell it themselves. To us, this should not be a problem as cars like this, especially low mileage vehicles, are being snapped up.
With Covid restrictions, we wouldn’t be able to test drive it until April 12th when dealerships are reopening, hence the deposit, which is doable anyway.
In the meantime, we have another vehicle of a different make coming in locally to view on Tuesday. Hubby has done some research on them, and there are quite a few things to look out for, including where it was manufactured as apparently one plant skimped on paint by applying only a quarter thickness of what it should be and it rusts quickly.
This is the first time in over 20 years that we have bought a second hand car, and wow, how things have changed!