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Post by TitanTim » Fri Aug 04, 2023 7:38 am

ronk wrote: Thu Aug 03, 2023 11:00 pm Which car are you dumping Tim ?
Trading in the Kona Ron, will have had it 4 years this December. Will be sorry to see it go as it been a good everyday car. A new model has just been released but its a fair bit larger than mine and would be a tight fit in the garage.

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Post by TitanTim » Sun Sep 17, 2023 1:22 pm

Umff, latest factory update, car to be built April next year with anticipated delivery beginning of June :o so basically it will be 12 months from order date. :cry: oh well, no rush.

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Post by ronk » Sun Sep 17, 2023 1:30 pm

So when does does your current car go in if the new car isn’t available until June?
You don't stop playing when you get old - You get old when you stop playing!
So I bought a 35is with all the toys to play with. :thumbsup:

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Post by TitanTim » Sun Sep 17, 2023 3:12 pm

ronk wrote: Sun Sep 17, 2023 1:30 pm So when does does your current car go in if the new car isn’t available until June?
Will just part ex it at the time Ron, obviously the sooner the better :|

Dealer said hopefully it will arrive before June but it has to take the slow boat from Turkey 🇹🇷 so not banking on it.

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Post by ronk » Sun Sep 17, 2023 3:15 pm

TitanTim wrote: Sun Sep 17, 2023 3:12 pm
ronk wrote: Sun Sep 17, 2023 1:30 pm So when does does your current car go in if the new car isn’t available until June?
Will just part ex it at the time Ron, obviously the sooner the better :|

Dealer said hopefully it will arrive before June but it has to take the slow boat from Turkey 🇹🇷 so not banking on it.

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The £’s are sealed and agreed tho?
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Post by TitanTim » Sun Sep 17, 2023 4:37 pm

ronk wrote: Sun Sep 17, 2023 3:15 pm
TitanTim wrote: Sun Sep 17, 2023 3:12 pm
ronk wrote: Sun Sep 17, 2023 1:30 pm So when does does your current car go in if the new car isn’t available until June?
Will just part ex it at the time Ron, obviously the sooner the better :|

Dealer said hopefully it will arrive before June but it has to take the slow boat from Turkey 🇹🇷 so not banking on it.

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The £’s are sealed and agreed tho?
Price of the new car is when ordered but any part ex value will be whatever it is at the time its traded in.

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Post by Pondrew » Mon Sep 25, 2023 10:13 pm

June 2024, Tim? By then your part ex will be worth about £10!

Cancel the order and buy a 'proper' hot hatch:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-detail ... odel=Civic
All good things come to those who wait. I'm really impatient which explains a lot.

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Post by ronk » Mon Sep 25, 2023 11:11 pm

They could have you over a barrel by the eventual delivery time!
They could (and probably will) offeryou peanuts for your trade in and your only option would be to reject that offer - they won’t be bothered as they will have new stock to sell immediately at the April 2024 price - happy dealership!

Or is that me just being a cynical old git?
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Post by TitanTim » Mon Sep 25, 2023 11:15 pm

Pondrew wrote: Mon Sep 25, 2023 10:13 pm June 2024, Tim? By then your part ex will be worth about £10!

Cancel the order and buy a 'proper' hot hatch:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-detail ... odel=Civic
Afraid they don't do anything for me :cry: plus it's an old car :lol:

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Post by TitanTim » Mon Sep 25, 2023 11:23 pm

ronk wrote: Mon Sep 25, 2023 11:11 pm They could have you over a barrel by the eventual delivery time!
They could (and probably will) offeryou peanuts for your trade in and your only option would be to reject that offer - they won’t be bothered as they will have new stock to sell immediately at the April 2024 price - happy dealership!

Or is that me just being a cynical old git?
I was banking on it being a 12 months wait anyways Ron, just be nice if it does arrive sooner.

Thing is they won't have new stock of the i20N, the one I've bagged is already the dealers only order which was supposed to be their demo and that's taking 12 months to arrive as it is.

I don't think anyone gets a good deal trading in. The only slight plus pre trade in is I bought the car for 10k end of PCP balloon payment back in May and was worth around 15k trade in so slightly up as of now anyways :lol:

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Post by Pondrew » Mon Sep 25, 2023 11:33 pm

TitanTim wrote: Mon Sep 25, 2023 11:15 pm Afraid they don't do anything for me
That is maybe because you haven't driven one! The best fun you can have with your clothes on in 2023! :D
All good things come to those who wait. I'm really impatient which explains a lot.

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Post by ronk » Tue Sep 26, 2023 2:04 pm

Pondrew wrote: Mon Sep 25, 2023 11:33 pm
TitanTim wrote: Mon Sep 25, 2023 11:15 pm Afraid they don't do anything for me
That is maybe because you haven't driven one! The best fun you can have with your clothes on in 2023! :D
I’m sure the car is fun and very well screwed together - but I couldn’t live with that bootlid spoiler - I didn’t buy a Subaru many years ago for the very same reason.
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Post by TitanTim » Wed Sep 27, 2023 8:53 am

Maybe try a Hyundai N model Pondrew you might be pleasantly surprised 8)

https://www.hyundai.news/uk/articles/pr ... wards.html

I've not tried the Honda, I'm sure it's great fun but then if buying new current prices are creeping into better car territory I reckon.

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Post by TitanTim » Mon Oct 02, 2023 2:34 pm

Received a surprise update today, looks like the car will be built by Friday this week and will arrive in the Country by the end of the Month and due at the dealers by 24th November :) A bit of a move forward from delivery June 2024, hopefully. Perhaps the workers have had a raise :)

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Post by ronk » Mon Oct 02, 2023 3:38 pm

December registered possibly?
You don't stop playing when you get old - You get old when you stop playing!
So I bought a 35is with all the toys to play with. :thumbsup:

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