I've been round a few dealers looking at Sxi's. One of the major dealers has pre-reg 03 plates at a great price - £9300 approx.
I'm going to be trading in my Fiat Punto (my first ever car). It's an 2000 X reg, has only done 19,000 miles and was in excellent nick appart from some scratches on the drivers door. I'd been quoted extortionate prices at bodyshops for a respray of the door, but managed to get a friend of a friend to do it at mates rates. He did the job and I was happy with it - it looked good.
Got the motor valued tonight and the dealer said he'd only give me £2800 because he noticed "the poor spray job on the door". I got him up to £3000. This, together with my deposit, and the great Astra price means my new monthly payments on the Sxi would be within my budget. Thing is I feel really deflated that he thinks my car is only worth a measly £2800. I bought it new and have really looked after it and yet it now seems that it's almost worthless. I'm positive it's worth more.
Anybody think I'm being sentimental or is this part of the norm. (Still haven't signed any deal for the G. Don't know whether to look elsewhere.)
Sorry to bore you all.