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In the market for a new motor - up to £20k

Discussion in 'Motors' started by ivrytwr3, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. ivrytwr3

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 25, 2006

    Posts: 3,412

    2 adults and 2 children and after a new motor with a budget of approx £20k.

    We currently have a Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI after recommendations from here and have to say that was a great shout.

    Obviously trying to get best bang for buck and am looking at another Superb or Octavia, Passatt, A4 etc, but open to suggestions. I will only do be doing short commutes, so a petrol will be sufficient.

    Also, has anyone used these sites before:

    https://www.drivethedeal.com/ (looks like a decent deal on the Octavia through them)

    https://www.forcescarsdirect.com/ (click on https://www.forcescarsdirect.com/special-offers/monthly-offers - does the Qashqai look a decent?)
     
  2. -Ad-

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 4, 2004

    Posts: 13,518

    Location: Aberdeeeeen

    Don't forget to look at carwow. Then see what dealers can do locally to match them, or see what newish card they have in stock with limited miles on.

    Why get a new car, are you just wanting something more modern, better tech etc?
     
  3. 200sols

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 14, 2018

    Posts: 1,976

    Location: Hampshire

    Drive the deal are good, usually much better price than carwow.
     
  4. Lustral

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004

    Posts: 1,195

    Location: Southampton, UK

    I would have a look at the Skoda Karoq if you are looking at a Qashqai and want maximum practically in a small medium package.
     
  5. ivrytwr3

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 25, 2006

    Posts: 3,412

    Current motor is a 61 plate which we got when it was 1yrs old, so we've had it about 7 years? Great motor and no issues at all with it except fancy something newer - i had 2 x Titanium X Panther Black one after the other as i liked them so much!
     
  6. ivrytwr3

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 25, 2006

    Posts: 3,412

    Yes, i noticed them, but a new one is over budget and even used there are not many and around the £19k mark.
     
  7. ivrytwr3

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 25, 2006

    Posts: 3,412

    Just looked at the Skoda Karoq - quite a few different levels.
     
  8. Dazzy

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 21, 2009

    Posts: 164

    Assuming you want an automatic on these sort of cars?

    Passat se business 1.5dsg is pretty well specced for under £20k if you can deal with a 4 month lead time.
     
  9. ivrytwr3

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 25, 2006

    Posts: 3,412

    Why auto? Always had manual, not really used an auto!!

    4 month lead time is fine with me as in no rush - where did you see this at?
     
  10. Dazzy

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 21, 2009

    Posts: 164

    Auto on the basis they aren't really cars you drive for excitement and an auto is less effort to drive.

    Try drive the deal / coast2coast etc.
     
  11. Lustral

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004

    Posts: 1,195

    Location: Southampton, UK

    I recently took delivery of the Karoq in the SEL Trim DSG 1.5 spec.

    I got a great deal for about £22K new. Took 8 weeks to order and deliver as the SEL spec is pretty well specced. Forget the 1.0 , get the 1.5.

    If you went for the manual that’s at least £1K off and not to mention the PCP contributions of £1450 at the moment.
     
  12. ivrytwr3

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 25, 2006

    Posts: 3,412

    I looked at the Karoq and it looks great, unfortunately out of my budget though :(

    I have managed to get my local Skoda dealer to price match DTD and they are offering an Octavia 1.5 SE L for £17227. Adding a couple of extras i would like bumps it to £17996.

    Comes with 2 years servicing and 3 years AA. Also has £2500 Skoda deposit which is dependent on finance - i plan to take this but pay it off the same/next day.

    Any thoughts? Decent buy?
     
  13. HoneyBadger

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 2, 2016

    Posts: 2,288

    Location: Kent

    We love our Kia Sportage.
     
  14. Dazzy

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 21, 2009

    Posts: 164

    There is a known issue with the 1.5tsi with a manual gearbox. Search for 1.5 tsi kangooring as there are a lot of complaints online.