Its the badge and reputation which knocks the residuals, not the engineering.[quote name="]
It's the same car Linf. The Peugeot has the same engine. I'm pretty sure that the Citroen does, but would like it confirmed.
Citroen residuals have little to do with the quality of the specific car, and everything to do with the general Citroen reputation, as displayed by you here.
I like the idea of the Smart but it's more expensive, has 2 less seats, and fuel consumption is comparable. A C1 would mean that we could use the bigger car even less.
The Citroen C1, Toyota Aygo and Peugeot 107 are basically the same car.
Can anyone confirm that the Citroen has the same 1.0l engine as the other 2. I'm on the lookout, and would like to pay Citroen prices for a Toyota. I'm not bothered about residual values.
You're not that bothered about residual values. Yes, I know, I can read.[quote name="]Have a look at the car market Bonjy. You'll see what I mean.Such as?bonj' said:why don't you get an older car' date=' rather than losing several grand as soon as you drive it off the forecourt.[/quote']
Because this is one of the situations where you don't.
It isn't your money so you don't care? Well why don't you just get the yaris /aygo anyway then?
And have a look at the thread you're replying to while you're at it. You'll see then that your last comment is unnecessary.
oooh, get you.Thanks for your genuine advice Bonjy, but I was buying, selling and working on cars when you were still pedalling yours around the back garden.
There's not many cars you can do that with.Here's a little bit of advice for you. If you play your cards right and know what you are doing you can pick up a brand new small car, run it for a year (with no servicing costs) and then sell it at pretty much the price you bought it for.
Sure, you can haggle for a good deal. But I think to be able to sell it for the same price in a year you'd have to be fairly lucky, and I don't think you'd be able to guarantee that you were going to do so.Sorry, but you're wrong again. It's quite possible.
Car dealers rely on the ignorant paying full price for a new car. There's no need.
Erm,... no.You need to do a bit more research. I did forget though, you're only interested in cars with huge engines.
Hmmm... maybe at very low cost yes, but NO depreciation cost is pretty much very unlikely.There you go again with your thinking.bonj said:Sure"] I think [/b]to be able to sell it for the same price in a year you'd have to be fairly lucky, and I don't think you'd be able to guarantee that you were going to do so.
But like I say, it's probably not impossible - so good luck to you.
If you looked into it rather than thinking then you'd see that it is possible to run a new, small car at very low cost. It's nothing to do with luck.
Yes, WHILE you were typing your reply! Give me chance...bonj said:Also, it depends what you mean by "pretty much the same". For instance my bro has just bought a car for about ten grand and is probably going to sell it for around 8 grand in three years, which 2 grand for 3 years of motoring is not bad considering how nice (not to mention fast!) a car it is. But 2 grand is more than my vehicle cost to buy outright, so I don't have to worry about residual values, I just have to make sure I keep it mechanically sound, which is nice really not having to worry about depreciation or having perfect bodywork - if it gets chipped I'll just slap a bit of hammerite on it.I note that you're back to your old routine of editing posts after they've been replied to. So I'll just remind you of the part above. The second bit is what you originally posted. The first is what you changed it to.bonj said:There's not many cars you can do that with. A bini is apparently one example, or once was at some point. But I doubt you could with a generic supermini, especially a mass produced one with no waiting list. But if you think you can, good luck to you.
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