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Buying - 8 to 11K budget. Not diesel, automatic - suggestions?

  • 12-06-2021 12:26pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,429 ✭✭✭ worded


    Hi,

    What the second hand market like at the moment?

    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 194 ✭✭ Zylias


    Second hand market is crazy at the minute but there is some serious value to be had in the private market, I can't see you getting much of a car in a garage for that type of money.

    Narrow it down to what you like and what type of car you want and we can make suggestions.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,429 ✭✭✭ worded


    Zylias wrote: »
    Second hand market is crazy at the minute but there is some serious value to be had in the private market, I can't see you getting much of a car in a garage for that type of money.

    Narrow it down to what you like and what type of car you want and we can make suggestions.

    Why is it so crazy compared to other years?

    Is Done Deal the only dominant site to look at or is it worth looking on others?


  • Registered Users Posts: 456 ✭✭ brian_gall85


    A lack of second hand cars on the market because of a combination of low sales of new cars due to lockdown and a scarcity of component parts for new vehicles.

    This, coupled with increased demand with buyers having a few bob saved up after the last year and driven prices up.


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


    Brexit is a major issue.

    Op look up north though you may find something that suits.

    Depending on what you like say Mercedes or a Prius etc thats totally up to you....
    If you go hybrid it will be auto


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭ ineedeuro


    worded wrote: »
    Why is it so crazy compared to other years?

    Is Done Deal the only dominant site to look at or is it worth looking on others?

    For years dealers just brought in cars from the UK and the Irish market never seemed concerned with not buying new cars when they could get a car from UK

    That pipeline is more or less closed now and everyone has suddenly worked out not buying new cars for years is bitting everyone now in the ass.
    Plus people have money saved up from covid and are spending, a new car is something of a luxury and people want something nice after all the days in lockdown.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,429 ✭✭✭ worded


    Just how bad is it to land a decent car from the UK + VRT ?

    Say with a 15K budget? If I really have to push it.

    I should have more money in 3/4 months to spend but my present car engine is giving trouble now and its beyond economic repair

    So I need to buy sooner than expected ...

    Budget now. 10K to 15K at a big stretch..


  • Registered Users Posts: 194 ✭✭ Zylias


    worded wrote: »
    Just how bad is it to land a decent car from the UK + VRT ?

    Say with a 15K budget? If I really have to push it.

    I should have more money in 3/4 months to spend but my present car engine is giving trouble now and its beyond economic repair

    So I need to buy sooner than expected ...

    Budget now. 10K to 15K at a big stretch..


    At that price range, I think you'd get an Auris up the years with VRT + Nox but you haven't specified what car you need, estate/hatch/saloon what features etc


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,429 ✭✭✭ worded


    Zylias wrote: »
    At that price range, I think you'd get an Auris up the years with VRT + Nox but you haven't specified what car you need, estate/hatch/saloon what features etc

    Dont like Auris

    Not too fussy ... estate/hatch/saloon - dont care

    Prefer a decent boot but doesnt have to be huge

    Recenly got a mid range sized dog ... dont think she minds either.

    Has to be Automatic
    Miles not over 75
    As young as possible

    I like the Golfs but they are pricey
    Ford Focus is OK - A mid range size car
    Audi a4

    I dont think Im going to get something that great for my budget ...


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


    Honda civic, accord, fit/jazz
    Toyota Prius, Prius plus, insight are all hybrid, Yaris small though
    Seat Toledo/Leon
    Skoda Octavia
    Volvo
    Saab
    BMW 320i
    Hyundai i10 or i20 if you don't mind size
    Merc c or e class....

    Petrol will difficult of course but not impossible.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,418 ✭✭✭ Wildly Boaring


    worded wrote: »
    Just how bad is it to land a decent car from the UK + VRT ?

    Say with a 15K budget? If I really have to push it.

    I should have more money in 3/4 months to spend but my present car engine is giving trouble now and its beyond economic repair

    So I need to buy sooner than expected ...

    Budget now. 10K to 15K at a big stretch..

    From UK it's +vrt +NOx + vat +customs

    Unless it's a NI car from NI


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,429 ✭✭✭ worded


    From UK it's +vrt +NOx + vat +customs

    Unless it's a NI car from NI


    Is there more value / worth the grief in higher end cars?

    is it really worth the hassle for a car landed with all fees for circa 15k?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,429 ✭✭✭ worded


    Thanks to everone so far for any guidnace.

    I find car purchases daunting ...


  • Registered Users Posts: 705 ✭✭✭ Newport81


    I had a similar budget and found what I was looking for on DoneDeal


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭ ineedeuro


    The market is crazy but you can still buy & sell. I have just bought a new car and traded in. I got what I was looking for and happy with purchase. So dont be put off by all the doom & gloom


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