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ZuCar - opinions

  • 25-08-2021 1:44am
    Registered Users Posts: 117 ✭✭ phelimb
    Registered User

    Hi all,

    been looking around for a Fiesta/Focus for a few months and have found a 2012 Focus with ZuCar that kinda fits the bill. I've looked at previous threads where they are mentioned and the feedback seems OK but has anyone bought from them recently?

    They only give 30 days warranty I think but you can extend warranty for 1 year for 300 euro which isn't too bad I guess. Anyone had to avail of the warranty?

    Also, I have 2007 Fiesta to trade in (i.e. get rid of)...what are they like for trade in values? It's worth feck all (needs timing belt and alternator belt and other stuff) but still drives fine. Would I be better off paying cash for the Focus and trying to sell the Fiesta private?

    Thanks for any advice...


  • Registered Users Posts: 73,849 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn
    Registered User

    30 day warranty is below normal what is offered from used car dealers, usually it's 3 months engine and gearbox.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,171 ✭✭✭ JoeA3
    Registered User

    I sold a car to them about a year ago. Would recommend them for a hassle free sale. They are a no-frills supermarket type of setup but are backed by Joe Duffy group I believe.

    Yeah you should try to offload the Fiesta privately. Its worth nothing to a dealer. Get a few hundred for it privately and you're in a stronger position to buy with no trade in.

  • Registered Users Posts: 50,153 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26
    Registered User

    You have to remember that your looking at a 9 year old car being sold by a car supermarket. If they are only going to stand over it for 30 days then it needs to be priced close to what you would pay for one being sold by a private seller to take that chance imo. Even the one year warranty from a car supermarket will most likely be a 3rd party warranty rather than a proper dealer warranty so it's more like an insurance policy than a dealer warranty.

    As for trying to trade in a 14 year old Fiesta to a dealer, I'd forget about that, it's worth nothing to them so best sell privately to avail of a better discount off the newer car.

  • Registered Users Posts: 467 ✭✭ demac
    Registered User

    We purchased a 2018 car from them in Cork during lockdown. We paid the $$$ and they delivered the car to our home. We hadn't test driven it at this stage but had done some research and were happy this was the right car for us. If we weren't happy, we had 5 days to return it for a full refund but we kept it.

    One of the boot struts failed after 2/3 months (cue some bumps on the head) and was promptly replaced by them so our experience has been positive with them.