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Looking to buy brand new but got offered a pre-reg slightly cheaper. I know it means that the garage appear as the original owner in the log book but are there any other implications to be wary of in buying a pre-reg?

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Looking to buy brand new but got offered a pre-reg slightly cheaper. I know it means that the garage appear as the original owner in the log book but are there any other implications to be wary of in buying a pre-reg?

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I'm at a family birthday thrash this evening and I can get an answer from someone in the trade.

 

What I'd think already though is that a pre-reg has probably been driven by all sorts of people when their car has been in on a service, or just driven about by the sales staff. Unless I'm thinking of something else, which is possible because tbh I know fúck all about cars. I just drive the bastards.

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Looking to buy brand new but got offered a pre-reg slightly cheaper. I know it means that the garage appear as the original owner in the log book but are there any other implications to be wary of in buying a pre-reg?

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I'm at a family birthday thrash this evening and I can get an answer from someone in the trade.

 

What I'd think already though is that a pre-reg has probably been driven by all sorts of people when their car has been in on a service, or just driven about by the sales staff. Unless I'm thinking of something else, which is possible because tbh I know fúck all about cars. I just drive the bastards.

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Usually pre-regs haven't been driven at all (other than the normal new car moving about). The only difference is that yours isn't the first name on the log book (implying another owner when you come to sell it) but seeing as that's a garage then it's hardly a big thing. And you have got last years registration plate on it. Good way of getting a new car for a wee bit less.

 

Check that you're getting the same guarantee as you would with a new car though. They might be a little off about this, seeing as it is by then technically a second-hand motor, but the manufacturers guarantee should still cover it.

 

I think HTL is thinking of ex-demos or ex-courtesy cars. Ex-demos are a canny way of getting a high spec car for a cheaper price, and these will also have the garage's name on the log book but will also have done a canny few miles demonstrating. Pre-regging is just the garage filling up their sales quota when the registration number changes.

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Looking to buy brand new but got offered a pre-reg slightly cheaper. I know it means that the garage appear as the original owner in the log book but are there any other implications to be wary of in buying a pre-reg?

102879[/snapback]

 

I'm at a family birthday thrash this evening and I can get an answer from someone in the trade.

 

What I'd think already though is that a pre-reg has probably been driven by all sorts of people when their car has been in on a service, or just driven about by the sales staff. Unless I'm thinking of something else, which is possible because tbh I know fúck all about cars. I just drive the bastards.

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Usually pre-regs haven't been driven at all (other than the normal new car moving about). The only difference is that yours isn't the first name on the log book (implying another owner when you come to sell it) but seeing as that's a garage then it's hardly a big thing. And you have got last years registration plate on it. Good way of getting a new car for a wee bit less.

 

Check that you're getting the same guarantee as you would with a new car though. They might be a little off about this, seeing as it is by then technically a second-hand motor, but the manufacturers guarantee should still cover it.

 

I think HTL is thinking of ex-demos or ex-courtesy cars. Ex-demos are a canny way of getting a high spec car for a cheaper price, and these will also have the garage's name on the log book but will also have done a canny few miles demonstrating. Pre-regging is just the garage filling up their sales quota when the registration number changes.

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Glad you cleared that one up, as I said in my last sentence above.........

 

Something to think about.....I bought a 1 year old 1.8 Focus Zetec from Mtoropoint at Burnley. The car had 8,000 on the clock, 1 owner and cost me £7,000. Anything similar from the local main dealer where I live was £9999 at the time. It's obviously an individual thing, some people like a car to be brand new, but generally I agree with SO when he said earlier there's not much point. Big savings to be made by looking at even 12 months old.

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In practice, having last years plates will affect the resale value.

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True. Another example going back to the 90's was when I was looking to get a Ford Escort for my SO. It was August and the 'P' reg had just come out. The local Ford dealership was selling 12 month old 'N' reg cars for £9999 ( popular price, that ) but had a 13 month old 'M' reg for £8500. I bought the 'M' reg. Mileage on the M was just <12000 and the N was just >10000, or something. Not much in it for the price difference.

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The plan is to get a good 60 month HP deal. (Corsa CDTi SXI+ a/c) I'll be putting shitloads of miles on it, maybe 35k pa, and only intend keeping it a max of 2/2.5 yrs then I'm going to give it back to the loan company as the HP agreement allows - so resale is not an issue, staying in warrenty is more important.

 

HTL - if your friend in the trade is associated with Vauxhall then I might be able to do business with him.

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well my car has 84000 miles on the clock and bits drop off it every week and i cant afford a new one so think yourselves lucky!

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My current motor is up to 198,000 - it still goes strong.

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The plan is to get a good 60 month HP deal. (Corsa CDTi SXI+ a/c)  I'll be putting shitloads of miles on it, maybe 35k pa, and only intend keeping it a max of 2/2.5 yrs then I'm going to give it back to the loan company as the HP agreement allows - so resale is not an issue, staying in warrenty is more important.

 

HTL - if your friend in the trade is associated with Vauxhall then I might be able to do business with him.

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He deals with vans for the commercial sector, not with cars. But he knows the 'business'.

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well my car has 84000 miles on the clock and bits drop off it every week and i cant afford a new one so think yourselves lucky!

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Well I've got a Toyata Avensis that I want to flog if you're interested. 4 years old, just <30000 miles. Very sound car and will run and run. I'm after a Smart Car for commuting short distances to work.

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The plan is to get a good 60 month HP deal. (Corsa CDTi SXI+ a/c)  I'll be putting shitloads of miles on it, maybe 35k pa, and only intend keeping it a max of 2/2.5 yrs then I'm going to give it back to the loan company as the HP agreement allows - so resale is not an issue, staying in warrenty is more important.

 

HTL - if your friend in the trade is associated with Vauxhall then I might be able to do business with him.

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35000 miles a year! Bloody hell, that would drive me mad, man.

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The plan is to get a good 60 month HP deal. (Corsa CDTi SXI+ a/c)  I'll be putting shitloads of miles on it, maybe 35k pa, and only intend keeping it a max of 2/2.5 yrs then I'm going to give it back to the loan company as the HP agreement allows - so resale is not an issue, staying in warrenty is more important.

 

HTL - if your friend in the trade is associated with Vauxhall then I might be able to do business with him.

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35000 miles a year! Bloody hell, that would drive me mad, man.

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10k less a year than I've done for the last 3 years. Luckily, I've now got a job 3 miles from my house :icon_lol:

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Well I've got a Toyata Avensis that I want to flog if you're interested. 4 years old, just <30000 miles. Very sound car and will run and run. I'm after a Smart Car for commuting short distances to work.

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I'll never be able to take you seriously again! :icon_lol:

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The plan is to get a good 60 month HP deal. (Corsa CDTi SXI+ a/c)  I'll be putting shitloads of miles on it, maybe 35k pa, and only intend keeping it a max of 2/2.5 yrs then I'm going to give it back to the loan company as the HP agreement allows - so resale is not an issue, staying in warrenty is more important.

 

HTL - if your friend in the trade is associated with Vauxhall then I might be able to do business with him.

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35000 miles a year! Bloody hell, that would drive me mad, man.

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That's about what I do as well...

 

And it's about to get a lot worse! :icon_lol:

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Well I've got a Toyata Avensis that I want to flog if you're interested. 4 years old, just <30000 miles. Very sound car and will run and run. I'm after a Smart Car for commuting short distances to work.

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I'll never be able to take you seriously again! :icon_lol:

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HTL makes good use of his emergency stop skills.

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Well I've got a Toyata Avensis that I want to flog if you're interested. 4 years old, just <30000 miles. Very sound car and will run and run. I'm after a Smart Car for commuting short distances to work.

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I'll never be able to take you seriously again! :icon_lol:

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Its definitely changed my mental picture of him :(

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Could possibly stink of a fat farting, while eating his re-heated half done-in curry. He would also have death breath off all the fags and pork scratchings.

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Could possibly stink of a fat farting, while eating his re-heated half done-in curry. He would also have death breath off all the fags and pork scratchings.

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:icon_lol:

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Well I've got a Toyata Avensis that I want to flog if you're interested. 4 years old, just <30000 miles. Very sound car and will run and run. I'm after a Smart Car for commuting short distances to work.

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I'll never be able to take you seriously again! :icon_lol:

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Something wrong with this car

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Well I've got a Toyata Avensis that I want to flog if you're interested. 4 years old, just <30000 miles. Very sound car and will run and run. I'm after a Smart Car for commuting short distances to work.

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I'll never be able to take you seriously again! :icon_lol:

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Something wrong with this car

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From now, take a good look at every SMART car you see and then check out the driver, its a big big fave car among a certain group of the population, not sure how to put this but well ermmmm lets just say Meenzer wouldnt feel out of place driving one :(

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