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« July 15, 2018, 15:58:33 »
Hi to all from the Scottish Borders. Today I bought myself a used Hyundai i130 2011 4 speed auto with 46,000 on the clock. Test drove it and found it very enjoyable. The car was on at 5000 which I thought reasonable. My budget was 3000 plus a 2009 Mini with 92,000 on the clock as a px. Before the test drive I was straight with the salesman saying if we couldn't reach that deal I would have to walk away.

Long story short. After the test drive I said I really liked the car but didn't want to shake on it there and then. Rather than let me go he asked what he could offer me as a sweetener. Now, me being me I said 2,500 for the Mini which ultimately ended up at 2,400! Therefore I shook his hand and came away a happy man. I pick the car up on Wednesday. For the record the other cars on my list were Ford Focus, Peugeot 308, Vauxhall Astra or Citroen C4, but the i130 won out. I have a long trip down to Birmingham and back on Thursday which will be a drive of around 700 miles. I'll report back on my thoughts and findings.


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« Reply #1 : July 15, 2018, 15:58:35 »
Hi there, stevepaul :D

:welcome: to the forum.

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« Reply #2 : July 15, 2018, 17:13:26 »
Welcome

Enjoy the drive to Birmingham in your new motor.

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« Reply #3 : July 15, 2018, 18:38:22 »
Welcome Steve, or is that Paul...  :snigger:

Well done. I hope you have a great run with it. Have a safe and enjoyable trip and we look forward to your report.  :cool:
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« Reply #4 : July 15, 2018, 19:34:44 »
Hi stevepaul  :wttc:  Enjoy your i30,look forward to your report. :goodjob2:
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Re: New owner
« Reply #5 : July 16, 2018, 05:45:17 »
Hi Guys. Thanks for the welcome it's appreciated. I'm looking forward to my trip down to Birmingham for two reasons. 1st I'll be in my newly acquired car, and 2nd, because I'm going to spend some time with my partner. Haven't seen her for a number of weeks so it may be a few days before I report back here after her and I get, lets say, reacquainted.  :whistler:
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