Today was Monday 12th April

It has been a long day, starting at 6am, and it is now 8.10 in the evening.
We had an appointment at 9am and planned to leave home at 7.30 to avoid traffic. However, we were late setting off, but arrived at 8.59.

You may remember this post and our disappointment, but on Monday we received an email from the garage to say that the manager had seen the car on line and decided to bring it into stock anyway, which was why it had disappeared off the website.
So, we took a chance and stuck a deposit on it, especially as ‘the snag’ had been lifted and they weren’t getting it in purely for us.
In the meantime as we couldn’t test drive it until today, we did some homework, paying £20 for an HPI check which listed MOT details, insurance write offs, outstanding finance, number of owners, mileage and a host of other useful things. We also downloaded a check list for buying a second hand car and had about 5 pages of things to look out for.

The first thing that was picked up was that there was some finance outstanding on it, so we immediately got onto the garage and he assured us that this would be cleared when they took ownership of the vehicle.
This week, Hubby has done a lot of research on a couple of other issues raised at the last MOT, and got prices for any additional work that might need doing. Being an ex-mobility leased vehicle,  we needed to get to a Post Office to tax it, but for that I needed insurance, so quite a bit to think about.

Anyway, we arrived and the car was sitting on the forecourt, so we had a look and started ticking things off on our list, though the first thing I’d done was ring the finance company who confirmed the debt had been paid.
There was a problem with the battery housing which was a major issue, so the garage changed it over, but everything else looked really good, and that mileage was legitimate.
The salesman was surprised we had so many things to check, but was quite content to let us do it in our own time.
We took the car for a test drive, and it was lovely to be higher up with better all round visibility. It is clean and tidy, and the boot huge, so plenty of room for a furbaby to travel comfortably.
Pleased, we went back to the garage and did the deal. They took the I10 in P/X, and we felt a little sad seeing her go. However, someone will be getting a good reliable little runaround, and there was almost a full tank of petrol in it!
We get a year’s warranty from the garage and there is a fourteen day money back guarantee, so we think we’ve got a good deal.
Changing over my insurance and notifying the breakdown company was no problem at all, and getting the car taxed was also so simple, I was relieved! Especially as it is ZERO rated!

So, my apologies for being late today, but we’ve had rather a hectic day!

Take care and keep safe.

About pensitivity101

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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15 Responses to Today was Monday 12th April

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Well done on an excellent deal 💜💜💜

  2. Yay! Another thing checked off the to-do list!

  3. quiall says:

    Congratulations on the new wheels!

  4. Sadje says:

    Congrats on the purchase. Enjoy 😍

  5. murisopsis says:

    Congratulations on the “new to you” car!

  6. Maggie says:

    Congratulations!

  7. TanGental says:

    Do you do a car buying service? I need you guys!!

    • Ha! I can probably give you some pointers Geoff! I couldn’t haggle as much as I would have done for a brand new vehicle but I think we got a pretty good deal. The car is 4 years old and only has 6300 miles on the clock

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