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  • 31-12-2020 10:54pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 12,249 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC
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    So anyone buying new this year or know anyone buying new. The old fellow is getting another new car prob be his last one. Just another Sportage. I know I sound boring but if I knew I might tried to convince him to buy a new Tucson as its look have really grown on me and the Sportage is old at this stage but it's just handy for him as the Kia dealer is local. The current one he has is nice if a bit boring inside but the beige does brighten it up a bit. Be sad to see it go. We barely knew her at least I barely did.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 44 ✭✭✭ little bit of help
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    Getting a Kia Sportage. Driving an old saloon at the moment so really looking forward to be higher off the ground! My first ever brand new car so very excited.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,249 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC
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    :confused:
    Getting a Kia Sportage. Driving an old saloon at the moment so really looking forward to be higher off the ground! My first ever brand new car so very excited.

    Why a Sportage? Did you look at the new Tucson as well?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,582 ✭✭✭ Midnight_EG
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    AMKC wrote: »
    :confused:

    Why a Sportage? Did you look at the new Tucson as well?

    I think you missed some of the posters head while you were sh*tting all over them


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,747 ✭✭✭ John_Rambo
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    Getting a Kia Sportage. Driving an old saloon at the moment so really looking forward to be higher off the ground! My first ever brand new car so very excited.

    Nice one!! Amazing warranty, smell of new car etc... well wear.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,851 ✭✭✭✭ BonnieSituation
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    All I know is that there's a Ford Focus somewhere in Laois about to be dropped off and I for one cannot wait to hear about it!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,747 ✭✭✭ John_Rambo
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    All I know is that there's a Ford Focus somewhere in Laois about to be dropped off and I for one cannot wait to hear about it!

    Paddy spec?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,201 ✭✭✭ mgbgt1978
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    All I know is that there's a Ford Focus somewhere in Laois about to be dropped off and I for one cannot wait to hear about it!

    Waiting with anticipation for the annual Laois Focus Thread.
    What colour?
    What Reg.
    First photo...
    Etc.
    It's the boards motors version of Jools Holland Hootenanny, always signals the start of a new year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,851 ✭✭✭✭ BonnieSituation
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    mgbgt1978 wrote: »
    Waiting with anticipation for the annual Laois Focus Thread.
    What colour?
    What Reg.
    First photo...
    Etc.
    It's the boards motors version of Jools Holland Hootenanny, always signals the start of a new year.
    I know. Legitimately cannot wait. Sunrise, sunset!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,662 Duke of Url


    Have a Renault Captur S Edition ordered which I’m told will be delivered early January.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,747 ✭✭✭ John_Rambo
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    Have a Renault Captur S Edition ordered which I’m told will be delivered early January.

    Lovely.. what colour?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,706 ✭✭✭ Doctors room ghost
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    If they Re released the manta or the mk11 escort wouldn’t it be great.
    With the exact same spec as the originals.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,662 Duke of Url


    John_Rambo wrote: »
    Lovely.. what colour?

    Gun metal grey ( grey silver ) with a black roof


  • Registered Users Posts: 307 ✭✭ Bicyclette
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    What is going to happen with the new cars? Are the motor dealers closed until February? (Hubby has a new Rav ordered).


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,837 ✭✭✭✭ Gael23
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    Bicyclette wrote: »
    What is going to happen with the new cars? Are the motor dealers closed until February? (Hubby has a new Rav ordered).

    They will open to deliver orders already placed I imagine


  • Registered Users Posts: 113 ✭✭ AMCCORK
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    Have a Tucson ordered. It’s in the country was supposed to be in the dealers 30th December but now they say around 15th Jan!


  • Registered Users Posts: 105 ✭✭ Spark Plug
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    Have an e-class ordered it’s already at the back of the dealers


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,796 ✭✭✭✭ ted1
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    For people looking at ICE? Are you not worried that they are outdated are will suffer from poor resale value ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,051 ✭✭✭ markc1184
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    Have a new Skoda Karoq ordered but not due in until mid to late January.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 77 ✭✭✭ CharlieHaghy


    Remember now it’s 2wd and park within the lines.


  • Registered Users Posts: 105 ✭✭ Spark Plug
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    ted1 wrote: »
    For people looking at ICE? Are you not worried that they are outdated are will suffer from poor resale value ?

    No I’m wary about the technology in this first round electric cars being replaced very quickly by units with longer range etc so I’ve stuck with ICE I change every 2yrs so I’ll reassess again in 2023.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,448 ✭✭✭ Mimon
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    Getting a Kia Sportage. Driving an old saloon at the moment so really looking forward to be higher off the ground! My first ever brand new car so very excited.

    So you will be blocking people's views at double junctions either left or right and making it impossible for people to have a view of the road they're pulling of out into in carparks for years to come. Thanks dude :pac:;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,761 ✭✭✭ Buddy Bubs
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    ted1 wrote: »
    For people looking at ICE? Are you not worried that they are outdated are will suffer from poor resale value ?

    Everything has poor resale even before EVs were a thing. 100% to about 10% in 10 years no matter what you buy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,533 ✭✭✭ PsychoPete
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    Bicyclette wrote: »
    What is going to happen with the new cars? Are the motor dealers closed until February? (Hubby has a new Rav ordered).

    It will be business as usual for dealers


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,249 ✭✭✭✭ AMKC
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    I think you missed some of the posters head while you were sh*tting all over them

    I was just asking him a question just wondering that's all. The Sportage is a good car and very reliable and of course if he intends to keep it for 6 or 7 years it has the long warranty to incase anything were to go wrong. There is advantages to buying a well proven car one that has been out a while like the fact they are reliable so it's a good choice and off course the new Hyundai Tucson had not been proven yet it could be a disaster but been a Hyundai it should be reliable.


  • Registered Users Posts: 878 ✭✭✭ AidenL
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    PsychoPete wrote: »
    It will be business as usual for dealers

    I have a new car ordered myself. I thought dealers are only allowed to open for servicing and repairs under Level 5?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,533 ✭✭✭ PsychoPete
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    AidenL wrote: »
    I have a new car ordered myself. I thought dealers are only allowed to open for servicing and repairs under Level 5?

    Maybe from the outside but dealers will not stop selling cars


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,139 ✭✭✭ carsfan2
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    AidenL wrote: »
    I have a new car ordered myself. I thought dealers are only allowed to open for servicing and repairs under Level 5?

    I read in the paper that dealers are allowed do delivery of cars already bought/ordered and to continue contactless selling as before.
    I think in reality dealers were working as almost normal in the last level 5. They were on the phone more and meeting people by appointment. Who’s to say if you were going to the service or sales department?
    I know of a couple of people that purchased and traded in last lockdown.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,837 ✭✭✭✭ Gael23
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    AMCCORK wrote: »
    Have a Tucson ordered. It’s in the country was supposed to be in the dealers 30th December but now they say around 15th Jan!

    Not Diesel I hope


  • Registered Users Posts: 113 ✭✭ AMCCORK
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    Gael23 wrote: »
    Not Diesel I hope

    Yes I do a lot of distance driving in normal times! Assuming we get back to normal over the next three years it still seems to be the best option.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 878 ✭✭✭ AidenL
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    PsychoPete wrote: »
    Maybe from the outside but dealers will not stop selling cars
    carsfan2 wrote: »
    I read in the paper that dealers are allowed do delivery of cars already bought/ordered and to continue contactless selling as before.
    I think in reality dealers were working as almost normal in the last level 5. They were on the phone more and meeting people by appointment. Who’s to say if you were going to the service or sales department?
    I know of a couple of people that purchased and traded in last lockdown.

    Yeah, Im in Donegal , bought in Dublin. Not sure I could explain that trip as essential though.

    Maybe it will be dropped at the house, but Im sure they will want to view my old car.

    I bought it by phone and email, no dealer visit in last Level 5 or whatever it was called in October. So be interesting to see what happens next.


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