Which would you buy ?

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  1. Terry

    Terry Funster Life Member

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    Both same yr one white with 40k miles an other silver but with auto 120k miles and 1100 quid cheaper
    terry
     
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    well that depends....
    If the lower mileage vehicle is selling price at £35,000 and the higher mileage vehicle selling at £33,900 - I'd buy the lower mileage model

    whereas...
    If the lower mileage vehicle is selling price at £3,500 and the higher mileage vehicle selling at £2,400 - err I'd buy the lower mileage model:cautious:
     
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    You've not given make, model, age or base vehicle manufacturer which would no doubt influence some people. Personally I'd take the 40k miles myself as 80k miles more represents a lot of wear and tear on everything moving and mechanical! Is the 40k one a manual as that seems to be the implication? The documented service history of each and who has done the work will also be relevant.
     
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  4. Terry

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    sorry should have said vans to convert for myself and I do like AUTOs- thinking of keeping a couple of yrs then selling +auto are rare but mileage has to be taken into account
    Both same model/yr FSH 40k is white manual while the 120k is silver and auto
     
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    Lower mileage one. :Smile:
     
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    the lower millage vehicle would be my choice..
     
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    As I said is the base van Ford, Fiat, Mercedes, Peugeot, etc as that is a very relevant factor. Engine size also has a bearing. A 3 litre or 2.8 litre will not have worked so hard as a 2.0, 2.2 or 2.3 litre
     
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    Hi, Terry for me it would be the one with the lowest mileage (y)
     
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    Lower mileage for me too
     
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    For me it would be the one that has been maintained the best...

    10 miles driven but a "butcher" is worse than a 100 miles driven by a careful enthusiast.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    As abasist said not enough info! Look at log books and who owned it. was it used as short spurt delivery or on long motorway runs. If a fiat what year, judder fixes etc...etc....more than milage to be compared!
     
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    Ok both Seville
    L3 H2 LWB HIGH ROOF one van Citroen 2.2 130 BHP ---- auto IS fiat 2.3 130 bhp 2012yr
     
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    Auto if you don't cover many miles a year comfort

    Manual if your a high miler for resale value

    I used to enjoy manuals now
    With a dodgy left hip through clutch work
    Auto rules easier in town as well
     
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    No idea who has driven them but both have sh ---looking Like no one likes autos
    terry
     
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    Trade adjustment is about £25 per thousand over book mileage , sounds as though it should be 10k cheaper. Always go for the lower mileage
     
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    Hi Terry, auto and silver for me, but probably not at that mileage, regardless of how much cheaper (y)
     
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    I'd go for the lower miles and see if it would be possible to fit an auto or semi-auto gear box. :)
     
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    Low miles for me.
     
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    Mileage doesn't bother me, I can fix the mechanicals. it's the bodywork that would decide it for me.
    It's all about the rust & dents.
     
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    thought the FIAT 2.3 auto was a 150 not a 130 and was first introduced in 2.3 format in 2012.

    i'd go for the FIAT i have a natural aversion to Citroen :oops:
     
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