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I hope you are happy with your purchase after these 'teething' probs.

As I stated in my previous post I truly love my Vel satis and everyone has an opinion on it, I had a Mondeo previously and that passed people in the street like a slight breeze...The vel satis causes a hurricane!
My friend has just purchased an ML270 and is gutted at the lack of gadgets in it compaired to mine!

I look forward to waving at you vel satis drivers on the motorway soon!
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I'd just like to say,what a great thread!

There is definately something about these cars that brings out the best in people!.They do seem to give a few problems,but when the car is working properly you will forgive it anything.....

Well done to all involved here,and I'm starting to save my pennies for one of these beasts!.I might be able to afford one in 10 years time.

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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I think the Vel Satis (and the Avantime) values have now levelled off a little. There is a shortage of second hand ones - would this be right?

When I bought the A'time 2 1/2 years ago it was on at 19k - I offered them 12k and was amazed when they checked with RTG and they said yes! I think this was more to do with the fact it was nearing 18months.

As you know I had problems with it - coils and new engine but you can forgive it most things. I think the same goes for our Vel Satis friends. I waved at one the other day!
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Have to agree, I think that since some other manufacturers are making similar 'lifestyle' cars, SEAT, FIAT Croma, Vauxhall Signum(to name three), the Vel Satis & Avantime don't seem the 'left-field' choice that they once were.

Who knows, perhaps one day they will be seen as the classics they are, and start to increase in value?

Keep waving Hugh - if I see you, I'll wave back!


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Glad you are all happy with your choice of car.

Makes all the difference to having a car not just as a means of transport if you get a buzz from it .

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