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Who sells cheap cars in Waterford?

  • 07-04-2021 2:28pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    and are there any who are straight and honest! I'm getting itchy fingers. My car is fine but I'm looking for something a little bigger pref estate with job in mind. The main garages have no time for budget motoring unless it comes as a finance deal for something new or nearly new. Back before we were declared a "rich" country they'd have a selection of cheap trade ins tucked away round the back.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 ✭✭✭ dzilla


    not really sure of your budget but I know Martin Barrett's are finished with Skoda and selling not so new cars instead (year 141 - 171), mainly VW / Ford / Skoda / Kia / Hyundai.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Cheap as in budget cheap - I'm talking 3500 max, probably 2010 as most recent year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 ✭✭✭ dzilla




  • Registered Users Posts: 73,798 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn


    If it was me I'd be looking at private sales, the warranty you are likely going to get from a dealer at that pricepoint will be a limited 3 month engine and gearbox, little else. Do your homework and try to buy from someone who has had the car a while and looked after it with service history etc.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    Oh sure that's the obvious thing but I was just thinking about what might be another angle worth looking at. Can't rule out a garage having the specific model spec you're after.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 27 corollake35


    Martin Barrett's prices are still main dealer prices from what I can see.
    I went there last year looking for something similar to you, but they didn't have anything like that.
    A few years ago I bought from Eddie Garry over in Bilberry and found him quite good. He sold me a car with a faulty ABS sensor, I needed the car before he could repair and had to leave back with him later, found him to be very accommodating and easy to deal with.
    I can see you're not keen on the private route, but that's where I'd be searching too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,303 ✭✭✭ Hijpo


    There used to be plenty of used cars being advertised by the likes of John Kelly for €2000 - €4000 in the Munster and news and star.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,747 ✭✭✭ Buddy Bubs


    Find the right car, not the right garage at that price. 3500 is fairly rock bottom nowadays for anything you'd consider as a work car. There are plenty of gems out there, I wouldn't hold out for a particular garage in 1 small county of Ireland having what you want.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,048 ✭✭✭ kuang1


    Apologies for hijacking this thread slightly.
    But I'm wondering if anyone could recommend someone to sell a car for me?
    Don't want to deal with the hassle of tyre kickers and time wasters, so would happily pay someone a fee to do that for me.

    Any ideas?


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,683 ✭✭✭✭ punisher5112


    kuang1 wrote: »
    Apologies for hijacking this thread slightly.
    But I'm wondering if anyone could recommend someone to sell a car for me?
    Don't want to deal with the hassle of tyre kickers and time wasters, so would happily pay someone a fee to do that for me.

    Any ideas?


    Throw it up on motors section you may get a boardsie interested...

    What is it, year etc...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,048 ✭✭✭ kuang1


    Throw it up on motors section you may get a boardsie interested...

    What is it, year etc...

    Yeah might do that ta!

    171 jetta.


  • Registered Users Posts: 870 ✭✭✭ Captain Red Beard


    kuang1 wrote: »
    Yeah might do that ta!

    171 jetta.

    Advertise it in the farming section too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 ✭✭✭ dzilla


    what's everybody's opinion on buying a second hand diesel nowadays? is it something that could potentially be hard to move on in 2-3 years. Would petrol be better option. I see eddie garry has some nice fiesta hatchbacks at the moment all petrol, the guys importing cars from the north seem to be moving away from diesel.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,645 ✭✭✭ bullpost


    dzilla wrote: »
    what's everybody's opinion on buying a second hand diesel nowadays? is it something that could potentially be hard to move on in 2-3 years. Would petrol be better option. I see eddie garry has some nice fiesta hatchbacks at the moment all petrol, the guys importing cars from the north seem to be moving away from diesel.

    Thats part of a cunning plan to get all petrol cars out of the North so they cant be used for rioting :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,683 ✭✭✭✭ punisher5112


    dzilla wrote: »
    what's everybody's opinion on buying a second hand diesel nowadays? is it something that could potentially be hard to move on in 2-3 years. Would petrol be better option. I see eddie garry has some nice fiesta hatchbacks at the moment all petrol, the guys importing cars from the north seem to be moving away from diesel.

    If you buy a diesel you do big mileage if you don't then buy petrol..,..

    Diesels will be around for a very long time yet but the turn is happening where those that don't need them are starting to get petrol


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