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Re: To buy a new car or not? Plus trading in with small problem.
. If I sell to a dealer and mention briefly that it has an occasional misfire but has been to 8 different garages and given the green light every time then I am neither lying or deceiving.
That's too much information to give away (8 garages sets alarm bells ringing) and is good grounds to knock you down on price if you are sounding very unconfident in your car. Remember the sales people love a punter they can twist around their little finger. By all means mention the occasional misfire but don't sound apologetic about it, say it as a matter of fact. In the sales persons mind they might be thinking "easy fix" and keep any offer at a decent figure. Dealing is a game of personalities and psychology between buyer and seller.
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Currently in Renoir White's garage:
Renault Trafic 1.7 Petrol Vauxhall Astra 1.4i & in bits Triumph Bonneville T140E & H-D XLH1200
Last edited by Renoir White; 15th July 2014 at 11:36 AM.