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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 21:07 Thread Starter
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Talking City Rover £4995

Just seen city rover advertised at £4995 pre reg. now that sounds value against ford ka at £5500
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depends on what reg as some dealers still have 53reg which is getting to 3 years old in reg and nobody want's an old reg these days.
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These 04/04 pre regs sounds decent enough to me
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That is a bargain if it is 04 model but it is a Solo model which is a little basic for most people.
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Yes its the base model but surely that the starting point for negiating no one pays screen price
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I know nobody should pay screen price but it is so basic that you would just need a cheap car to go from A to B. It does have an alarm and an imobliser where as most of the compertion do not have an alarm and the 1.4 engine is very quick for this type of car.
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Just think if MGR had made a model costing 5K the press would hail it as a bargain, rather than a cheap and nasty car. Perhaps MGR should be less greedy?
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The price it should have been in the first place. They may not have had many to sell in the first place so a higher price cooled demand. But you end up hurting your reputation if perceived as ripping people off.
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The price it should have been in the first place. They may not have had many to sell in the first place so a higher price cooled demand. But you end up hurting your reputation if perceived as ripping people off.
I agree in the real world all the CityRover models are at least 1k too high,
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I agree tha the price is a little high, if the rumoured 2k profit per car IS correct then they can afford to bring the price down by 1k and still make a handsome profit, they need to improve the customers perception of this car FAST...
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depends on what reg as some dealers still have 53reg which is getting to 3 years old in reg and nobody want's an old reg these days.
53reg is Sept 03 to March 04 which would make a 53reg car a maximum of 9 months old or a minimum of 3 months old.
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I couldn't see where 3 years came from either....

Anyone that bothered about the reg isn't going to buy a cityrover anyway....
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depends on what reg as some dealers still have 53reg which is getting to 3 years old in reg and nobody want's an old reg these days.
there haven't even been 3 changes of reg yet - just 1 (from 53 to 04).
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What I ment was the reg is three year's old not the car. Also the 54 plate is out if you want a private one and will be out to all customers in a couple of week's.
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What I ment was the reg is three year's old not the car. Also the 54 plate is out if you want a private one and will be out to all customers in a couple of week's.
I still dont get that
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Confusing! 51 reg will only be 3 years old this September! Yes, you can buy a 54 plate now, but can only put it on a car which will be first registered on or after 1st September this year.
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What I ment was the reg is three year's old not the car.
...scratches head...

53 reg started in Sept 2003, which by my reckoning is only 9 months ago. How can it be three years old?
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Let's start again. If I went to buy a new car today I would wait for a couple of week's to get a 54 reg not a 04 which is out now. What I was trying to say is why would anybody want a 53 reg which is now three regestrations old now.
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Let's start again. If I went to buy a new car today I would wait for a couple of week's to get a 54 reg not a 04 which is out now. What I was trying to say is why would anybody want a 53 reg which is now three regestrations old now.
You would have to wait more than a couple of weeks. 54 plate not out until September which is nearly 3 months away.

We are only half way through the 04 period.

My car is a 52 plate is only 18 months old.

A 53 plate is only one registration old.

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Let's start again. If I went to buy a new car today I would wait for a couple of week's to get a 54 reg not a 04 which is out now. What I was trying to say is why would anybody want a 53 reg which is now three regestrations old now.
Does anybody really car about registrations anymore? If I was getting 1500 off list I wouldn't care.
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