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Posted 18 November 2020 - 11:01 PM

Scrub my thoughts above. I am now buying a new black edition on 0% and 10k off list. 5k down and £580 a month. More palatable than stumping up the cash upfront. £20k ballon after 4 years at 15k per year. 0% is attractive as I can invest the £50k instead of having it tied up in a car..

I think the black edition looks so much better. The smart money is to buy a 9 month old R Line tech at £40k (cash as with finance it’s the same price as a new one monthly) but the black edition looks more special to me.
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Posted 19 November 2020 - 10:33 AM

Sound move I think, the reason I bought mine as the deal was excellent. Obviously not selling too well in the current climate.
Not sure why the negative comments on the handling, couldn’t be happier with mine
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Posted 19 November 2020 - 03:03 PM

I'd be much more worried about the reports on the crappy gear changes.
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Posted 19 November 2020 - 05:03 PM

 Higgy, on 18 November 2020 - 11:01 PM, said:

Scrub my thoughts above. I am now buying a new black edition on 0% and 10k off list. 5k down and £580 a month. More palatable than stumping up the cash upfront. £20k ballon after 4 years at 15k per year. 0% is attractive as I can invest the £50k instead of having it tied up in a car..

I think the black edition looks so much better. The smart money is to buy a 9 month old R Line tech at £40k (cash as with finance it’s the same price as a new one monthly) but the black edition looks more special to me.

Sounds lovely. post some pictures and your likes etc & how it compares to the previous.



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Posted 22 November 2020 - 03:39 PM

I've paid the deposit on an R-line Tech. 2019 4k miles, air suspension, four wheel steering, climate seats, sun roof, IQ lights, towbar, driver assist plus, ambient lighting etc etc... for £43k.
There's some cracking bargains out there!

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 05:27 PM

Expecting delivery on Friday.
I'm not mad keen on the running boards, they may be removed at some point..

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 06:38 PM

View Postfka, on 22 November 2020 - 05:27 PM, said:

Expecting delivery on Friday.
I'm not mad keen on the running boards, they may be removed at some point..

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Nice colour - I quite like the running boards on this model as it gives it a bit more squat and purposeful look. If you are going off road you might welcome more clearance but with the Air Susp, you can raise it a good bit to cope, so removal might not be necessary. Just down to personal choice whether you leave or remove them.

Make sure the car is delivered in the dry and you give it a complete and long check over for and damage, paint defects etc and make sure you road test it immediately after delivery. It’s a good deal but I speak from experience with build issues and poor condition with delivery :angry:
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Posted 22 November 2020 - 06:59 PM

View PostCass, on 22 November 2020 - 06:38 PM, said:

Nice colour - I quite like the running boards on this model as it gives it a bit more squat and purposeful look. If you are going off road you might welcome more clearance but with the Air Susp, you can raise it a good bit to cope, so removal might not be necessary. Just down to personal choice whether you leave or remove them.

Make sure the car is delivered in the dry and you give it a complete and long check over for and damage, paint defects etc and make sure you road test it immediately after delivery. It’s a good deal but I speak from experience with build issues and poor condition with delivery :angry:


They may or may not prove useful for the kids getting in and out and they may grow on me, we'll see.

Noted on the delivery, I think I've read your comment about rejecting a car.
It's coming on a flatbed so in theory should have less chance of picking up damage on the 200 mile drive to me.
It was a VW franchise regional director's car allegedly. I'd hope any build issues would have been picked up by him and rectified by now ..

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Posted 23 November 2020 - 02:06 PM

Nice car and great spec .... are you paying via pcp or cash ? I am going for delivery too as we have more rights with distance selling versus going to dealership etc. 14 days to change mind for any reason after delivery.

They were talking about driving mine to me. A brand new car - this cannot be the norm?

BTW - I have asked for a quote for running boards to be added to mine ☺️
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Posted 23 November 2020 - 03:20 PM

View PostHiggy, on 23 November 2020 - 02:06 PM, said:

Nice car and great spec .... are you paying via pcp or cash ? I am going for delivery too as we have more rights with distance selling versus going to dealership etc. 14 days to change mind for any reason after delivery.

They were talking about driving mine to me. A brand new car - this cannot be the norm?

BTW - I have asked for a quote for running boards to be added to mine ☺️

Be wary - if you visited the dealership for any part of the buying process then the Distance Selling Regulations don't apply - when I bought mine through Carwow, the dealer "insisted" I go to the dealership the day before delivery on the pretext of inspecting my licence to take advantage of 7 days free insurance.

If I was buying another I'd insist on collection from the showroom - as mine was delivered in poor condition, I suspect due to the fact that it came directly from the dealer's PDI depot and never went near the showroom.
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Posted 23 November 2020 - 04:46 PM

View PostHiggy, on 23 November 2020 - 02:06 PM, said:

Nice car and great spec .... are you paying via pcp or cash ? I am going for delivery too as we have more rights with distance selling versus going to dealership etc. 14 days to change mind for any reason after delivery.

They were talking about driving mine to me. A brand new car - this cannot be the norm?

BTW - I have asked for a quote for running boards to be added to mine ☺️


I'm paying cash. Just waiting for the inspection report before I do.
I had one Lookers branch who suggested driving a car to me or flatbed at a higher price. This place just offered a flatbed at £1 a mile.

I've asked about removing the running boards and was told they are bolted and bonded to the sills. Not sure they can be fit post manufacture (if you're buying new from stock?) but my info might not be accurate..

I did quite fancy a black edition too but too expensive fro me. This is almost the same spec, plus a few bits like the climate seats. But minus area view.

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Posted 23 November 2020 - 07:28 PM

View Postfka, on 23 November 2020 - 04:46 PM, said:

I'm paying cash. Just waiting for the inspection report before I do.
I had one Lookers branch who suggested driving a car to me or flatbed at a higher price. This place just offered a flatbed at £1 a mile.

I've asked about removing the running boards and was told they are bolted and bonded to the sills. Not sure they can be fit post manufacture (if you're buying new from stock?) but my info might not be accurate..

I did quite fancy a black edition too but too expensive fro me. This is almost the same spec, plus a few bits like the climate seats. But minus area view.


Sounds like they don't want the hassle of removing the running boards... my experience is they are bolted on underneath in earlier models. Never seen any bonding...? Anyone?
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Posted 23 November 2020 - 07:42 PM

View Posttimpearkes, on 23 November 2020 - 07:28 PM, said:

Sounds like they don't want the hassle of removing the running boards... my experience is they are bolted on underneath in earlier models. Never seen any bonding...? Anyone?


I was prepared to give the guy the benefit of doubt but I was attempting to trade them for the cost of delivery at the time. He was most likely fobbing me off.
In hind sight I was short changing myself, I didn't realise how much they cost as an option ..

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Posted 23 November 2020 - 10:02 PM

Caravan step 10 quid....
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Posted 24 November 2020 - 12:12 AM

Nearly a grand for side steps. They can be fitted by dealer.... I probably won’t bother if they don’t do me a deal.

My purchase is 100% remote. You can get a brand new Black Edition for £49k via Drive the deal if paying cash or 5.4 % pcp. £53k if you want 0% finance. So it’s not really 0% but still cheap borrowing vs paying £40-£50k cash upfront. I will make more than £3k investing it in a stocks and shares isa for 4 years....
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Posted 24 November 2020 - 01:12 AM

View PostHiggy, on 24 November 2020 - 12:12 AM, said:

Nearly a grand for side steps. They can be fitted by dealer.... I probably won’t bother if they don’t do me a deal.

My purchase is 100% remote. You can get a brand new Black Edition for £49k via Drive the deal if paying cash or 5.4 % pcp. £53k if you want 0% finance. So it’s not really 0% but still cheap borrowing vs paying £40-£50k cash upfront. I will make more than £3k investing it in a stocks and shares isa for 4 years....



100% remote too - I'm 200 miles away :D
I haven't logged in this month but my long term savings are making very little at the moment although it was slowly picking up again when I last checked.
Looked at the zero percent, I just dont like the idea of large monthly outgoings. Or debt full stop. I know I can afford something because I have the money in the bank. But this maybe comes from getting myself into trouble when I was younger!

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Posted 24 November 2020 - 05:45 AM

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will make more than £3k investing it in a stocks and shares isa for 4 years....


And lose considerably more than you make on investments with the fall off a cliff depreciation in the first year or so.

Nice car though !
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Posted 24 November 2020 - 08:07 AM

View Postjohnb80, on 24 November 2020 - 05:45 AM, said:

And lose considerably more than you make on investments with the fall off a cliff depreciation in the first year or so.

Nice car though !


Cars do that however you finance them!
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Posted 24 November 2020 - 09:26 AM

Exactly - I’m not claiming buying a new car won’t lose me money, we all know it will however it’s financed. Just that for me personally I’d rather pay monthly at 0% and invest the cash elsewhere. If the APR was high I wouldn’t do this and would pay cash also. We have kept our last two Tregs for over 4 years each so I am not concerned about my wife wanting to change during the pcp period as that would be very costly.

Keeping the car you have is the cheapest option but we work hard, have no other debts and can’t do much else with our money with covid (holidays etc) Plus the current Treg throws a warning every time we get in it at the moment. It’s on 90k so time to go. Coolant light being the latest - could be a cracked pipe or something worse but I don’t want the hassle of running older cars...,
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Posted 24 November 2020 - 11:52 AM

I'm sure you will enjoy it.
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