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    Buying A Car - Amount Of Owners

    If you found a car which you liked the look of but, it has had a lot of previous owners, but the car is well maintained, would you buy it?

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    If it had an excessive amount of owners e.g if it was 5 years old and its had 7-8ish owners that would put me off a bit. Would make me think why its had more than one owner per year of its life, probs assume there was a recurring fault with it that people can't fix or find so they just get shot of it

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    Yes.......

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    well if you think about it, nobody keeps cars long these days, and if its been maintained then wat does it matter how many people have driven it?

    i supose you could be thinkin, why do they al want to get rid lol. but people change nowadays so often i wouldnt be phased at all.
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    Depends on the car, cost, price, age, mileage and weather.

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    My old Coupe Turbo had 6 previous owners and was 5 years old. Hardly a mark on it.

    It just depends really, 6 careful owners are better than one nutter.
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    What Sten said ^^
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    my last car had x amount of previous owners (cant remember exact amount lol) my dad and my mum were two of them though - its not something that bothers me, id rather see weather the cars in good nick and concentrate on the mileage etc
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    I think alot of it depends on the car. A rep mobile thats a 4 years old and had 5 drivers wouldn't bother me as they were probably all business men swapping it each year for a newer model.

    Again something like a VX220 wouldn't bother me either it's a very specific car that not everyone can get to use with in day to day driving. Alot of people fall in love with them during the test drive and then when it comes to using one to commute in they decide to go back to the rep mobile.

    Something like a 04 reg 1.6 astra i would be concerned if it had a high amount of owners already

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    Depends on the car, if it was a high powered car which was 6yrs old and had 4+ owners then I'd be wary as it'll have been thrashed by the owners who didnt own it for long and got rid before it broke.
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