Today is Saturday April 3rd

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!

 

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Today is Saturday April 3rd

  1. Sadje says:

    Hmm…. difficult decisions

  2. I dread the day I might ever have to start looking again. I plan to make Baby last as long as I possibly can, including replacing her motor when it wears out (it’s a small motor for a biggish chassis). But so far so good. An even halfway decent used car is around $10,000 now. There’s no way I could ever afford that. Well, who knows? My best wishes for your success in finding ‘just the car’ for you!

  3. murisopsis says:

    I hope you can decide easily. My son was torn between 2 cars and then suddenly it became clear which car was the right one. Happily he got one that gets great MPG, low maint. costs, low mileage and the price was right!!

    • Just heard the one we were interested in was sold this morning at 11.45. Ho hum. Not meant to have that one. Maybe we are meant to wait until we can see, test drive and decide on the same day!

  4. Carol anne says:

    I hope you get a car you will love! Fingers crossed for you!

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