Nick M.K.

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  1. NacMan, Did you read what we both posted?????? What do you mean what sticker? Did you look???
  2. Is a sticker in the service book or in the rear spare wheel compartment. Find a free website to decode the 3 and 4 symbol codes from the sticker.
  3. I am looking for the same for an early Cayenne. Pioneer for around £250. I want it to have Apple Car Play.
  4. Mini was £8K. The Tesla he wanted was £130K. WITH his staff discount.
  5. I recently sold a MINI to a local customer that works as master technician for Tesla UK in their HQ (in Uxbridge, very close to us). I did ask him about the routine maintenance: Routine service is a software update, battery balancing procedure (again via computer program), check brakes and tyres, replace brake fluid (every other service), replace cabin air filter (every other service), check A/C system and regas IF required with the newer type of gas. The A/C pump is electric, no belt drives. The brakes work very little in an EV. Every time you lift the accelerator the car's electric motor(s) are slowing it as if someone stepped on the brake. When you get used to it you can drive it (carefully!!!) all day with one single pedal only including coming to a complete stop. So the brakes will last far longer than in my diesel Merc for example.
  6. BHM, full electric cars need very little maintenance. No engine, no traditional gearbox, no clutch, no diff. They just have a battery, one or two electric motors and some control modules. They do have conventional brakes but they see little use and will certainly last longer than in a heavy petrol car. I’ve seen BMW i3s with 120K miles on the clock, Outlanders with 180K at 4 years old and Priuses with 400K+ Will make any old Corsa look like a bottomless money pit :-)))
  7. Outlanders are great sellers even at high miles. Their plug in range is only 25 ish miles so majority of the miles are done on petrol at 35 Mpg. Ouch.
  8. Podpoint were great back in the day but I am assuming they are far busier now.
  9. I got a £500 grant on our £700 Podpoint two years ago. Not sure if they still do it.
  10. They usually ask me "What time do you close?" and I say: WE DON'T CLOSE. All viewings are by appointment, which car do you want to BUY, how far do you have to travel and when do you want to come? Depending on the answers I will make the appointment for a time that suits us both, especially if they are travelling long distance, have no p/x and are pre-approved for my finance without the need for further docs.
  11. Late November early December slows End of Dec usually busy End of June early July slows August is sometimes dead but if the weather is bad car sales pick up. September has never been a great month for me. Back from hols, understocked.
  12. Manually remove date of first reg or the full VRM of the vehicle from your advert, this will result in Unable to provide a valuation and no marker being displayed. No marker is better than HIGH PRICE, right :-) Absolutely as long as you make sure there is enough vehicle info to appear in searches.
  13. I'd call him. Just a quick call to say I just had a chat with another buyer interested in reserving it "unseen" over the phone as it ticks all the boxes for him but he can't travel for a few days. "I just called you out of courtesy as you had travelled to us and invested some time in case you were still interested"
  14. It will work with AT, just load with different reg or without reg.
  15. You will be surprised how many £3995 buyers want it on finance. Of course it will be a huge advantage. Especially when you pocket a few hundred pounds commission from a car that only brought £300 profit. Then when someone is sitting opposite you asking "What can you do for cash" you will look genuinely taken aback as you genuinely wouldn't want cash, especially an amount lower than your asking price. Apply for your FCA permission ASAP.
  16. +1 on the bluetooth adapter, genuine mercedes. Works great.
  17. Last price, lost price. £8500. If she wants finance and does it with me she will also get £200 deposit contribution.
  18. And if she absolutely needs one I just took a 2016, 19K miler in part ex, no issues, wheel refurbed, LL16XAZ, black, black wheels, red roof, hers for £8500
  19. Come again??? They deliberately lower the TRADE value to buy low? Private sellers don’t use Cap. How does this low valuation help BCA to sell HIGH to you and me??
  20. There was a TOP 10 Article recently. Bristol number 1, Penzance not even on the list :-)
  21. CAP doesn't dictate. CAP follows as it takes sold information from major auctions to set values for the following months. Autotrader on the other hand...
  22. They are the cocaine capital of the UK! Their air is polluted with more than diesel particles.