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#499158 - 14/02/18 09:10 AM Bargain two seater drop top.
Lord Sward Offline
Learner Plates Off!

Registered: 14/05/14
Posts: 356
Loc: Grim North
https://www.motorpoint.co.uk/used-cars/f...ostcode=ne388aa

You can't argue with the price of this. Savage depreciation, Italian good looks, Japanese build quality.

Would you go for the blown Alfa engine, ingenious design as it is, over the n/a Mazda unit.

Incidentally, the Mazda design is marginally light and better balanced.


Edited by Lord Sward (14/02/18 09:10 AM)

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#499173 - 14/02/18 11:20 AM Re: Bargain two seater drop top. [Re: Lord Sward]
Paul F Offline

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Registered: 20/08/10
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Loc: Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
One of the routes to cheaper motoring is to seek out the cars with most savage depreciation and buy at 18-24 months old. A quick check of Honest John to make sure that there are no serious flaws and away you go. You may not get the best driving experience but you will save money that can be redirected towards the Morgan in your life.
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#499185 - 14/02/18 01:02 PM Re: Bargain two seater drop top. [Re: Lord Sward]
howard Offline
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Registered: 01/01/09
Posts: 3574
Originally Posted By Lord Sward
https://www.motorpoint.co.uk/used-cars/f...ostcode=ne388aa

You can't argue with the price of this. Savage depreciation, Italian good looks, Japanese build quality.

Would you go for the blown Alfa engine, ingenious design as it is, over the n/a Mazda unit.

Incidentally, the Mazda design is marginally light and better balanced.


My experience of FIAT group cars has been rthat the mechanicals are quite good and its the ancilliaries like seals and seats and electr5onics that are unreliable. As I understand it the FIAT versions are finished in Italy which would put me off.

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#499190 - 14/02/18 01:42 PM Re: Bargain two seater drop top. [Re: Paul F]
Budster Offline

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Registered: 07/08/11
Posts: 6001
Loc: Devon
Originally Posted By Paul F
One of the routes to cheaper motoring is to seek out the cars with most savage depreciation and buy at 18-24 months old. A quick check of Honest John to make sure that there are no serious flaws and away you go. You may not get the best driving experience but you will save money that can be redirected towards the Morgan in your life.


Post retirement, I bought my Citroen DS3 Cabrio at just under 2 years old.
12,300 miles and just below half full new retail price.
ps cracking little car.

woohoo

ps And before anyone asks; it is not the poverty model. wink
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#499199 - 14/02/18 03:08 PM Re: Bargain two seater drop top. [Re: Lord Sward]
+8Rich Offline

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Registered: 15/12/09
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I'd rather go for this one and still a big saving of 5K with Mazda reliability and 1,000mls.

https://www.motorpoint.co.uk/vehicleadvert/mazda/mx-5%20convertible%20special%20edition/794904
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#499205 - 14/02/18 04:35 PM Re: Bargain two seater drop top. [Re: +8Rich]
BobtheTrain Offline

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Registered: 15/04/14
Posts: 4145
Loc: Renfrewshire
Originally Posted By +8Rich

I'd rather go for this one and still a big saving of 5K with Mazda reliability and 1,000mls.


All right if you like grey.
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#499245 - 14/02/18 07:03 PM Re: Bargain two seater drop top. [Re: Budster]
VinMogger Offline
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Registered: 16/07/17
Posts: 42
I did the same as Simon,

Last year I bought a DS4 - the 60th Anniversary model, 18 months old, with almost every toy you can imagine, 7,500 miles on the clock and around half the list price (but whoever pays the list price for Citroens?)

Quentin

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#499247 - 14/02/18 07:06 PM Re: Bargain two seater drop top. [Re: BobtheTrain]
+8Rich Offline

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Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Originally Posted By +8Rich

I'd rather go for this one and still a big saving of 5K with Mazda reliability and 1,000mls.


All right if you like grey.


Yes I do like that colour.

They have a white one also available, you only have to wait a bit for the right colour to come on line.
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#499262 - 14/02/18 07:59 PM Re: Bargain two seater drop top. [Re: Lord Sward]
Lord Sward Offline
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Registered: 14/05/14
Posts: 356
Loc: Grim North
The white is a 2.0. Even better.

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#499273 - 14/02/18 08:37 PM Re: Bargain two seater drop top. [Re: Lord Sward]
dmh Offline

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Registered: 13/08/09
Posts: 527
Loc: Cheltenham - UK
Must say - having had the 2.0 litre MX5 for a few months - would not go back to a MOG at twice the price!
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