High millage (84K) diesel 07 vs Low millage (43K)

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  1. feysalu

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    I need help.

    I can't decide between this two cars.

    From a private owner.

    Dodge Caliber 2.0 SXT 5 DR , 84000 Miles
    Diesel , ***2007*** 07 Reg,Black for £4000

    OR
    From a dealer.

    DODGE CALIBER 2.0 CRD SXT ***2006*** 56reg but with 43,000 miles.

    I am not going to be using the car alot. not more than 5000 miles a year as I would be commuting to work by train.

    I want something that will sell better in 2 years.

    Many thanks
     
  2. accyuklad

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    you best finding out aswell how many owners they had and if they got service history

    if you want something that would sell in 2yrs time and make some money back is low mileage car

    when they get high mileage they not worth much
     
  3. feysalu

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    Thank for the reply.

    Both of them claim to have full service history. The 2007 one 3 previous owners, The 2006 one had 2 previous owners.

    The only major difference I can note is what i have written in my first thread.

    Just to comfirm, You think, I should opt for the with the one with 43,000 miles even tho its a year old than the other one.

    Thanks.
     
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  4. accyuklad

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    its abit of a hard decision because they both worth the price and they look same design
    but if you really like to have the 2007 and they seem to have same spec of bhp etc

    on net the 2006 with that mileage they seem to be going for £5k and the 2007 is right price for what it going for but you could always try hag him down abit
     
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  5. FZR400RRSP

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    They might not be a year apart.
    56 plate is from September 2006 to March 2007
    07 is from March 2007 to September 2007.
    So if it's a late 56 and an early 07, they might only be 6 months apart.
    Find out the month of registration, then you'll see the true gap.
     
  6. accyuklad

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    depends if you fusy on colour aswell but black is a nice colour
     
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    but to be honest the low mileage one looks sporty and cleaner

    but if you want to save abit of money then go for the other car and try get him down to £3,500 but make sure you check what the clutch bite point is and check tyres as alot of people dont seem to check tyres or clutch when viewing
     
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    The engine in these is from the golf I believe.

    I'd plump for the low mileage car.
     
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  10. accyuklad

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    think i found it
    The Caliber is built at the Belvidere assembly plant in Illinois, but has been designed as a world car, with top-spec European versions getting the option of a 2.0-litre VW group turbodiesel in place of the 2.4-litre petrol motor that powers the upper reaches of the range Stateside.

    so the guy is incorrect on that gumtree ad

    also if you get he dealership car get warrenty for 1month i cant see them charging to much so if something went wrong on car they after sort it
     
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    He's not incorrect, as such.
    It's a VAG engine.
    VW-Audi group.
    Same engine in VW/seat/Audi,
    He's just chosen to push the Audi angle, presumably thinking people will go "ooooh" more than they would if he said VW.
     
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    i after say the sports car 2006 looks better then the 2007 model
     
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    My advice is if you want something thats going to have a value at 7 years old don't buy a dodge calibre

    I just searched completed listings on eBay and found loads that aren't selling

    My best bid on the 07 car would be £3000 , it's well overpriced at 4k
     
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    There area few things to consider.

    Mileage
    if you don't drive 12k miles a year diesels don't make financial sense. If you are using it for a short commute/ pop to the shops then petrol is a better option.

    servicing /repairs
    If a diesel goes wrong ie injectors your looking at 1k+ bill. Petroleum are much cheaper to repair especially when they have a few miles under there belt.

    Depreciation
    A Chrysler will be worth nothing in a few years you would be better off picking something like a passat or s60
     
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    Purely depends on the difference on purchase price between a petrol and diesel model.
    If there is little difference in price you are as well enjoying the extra mpg of the diesel.
     
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    problem with diesel they need long runs if you used for only town drives then you going to get problems

    so petrol be best option unless you dont mind taking car on motorway for 30min drive each time you go out init
     
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    Utter rubbish.
    Some cars MAY give DPF problems if used for short journeys, many won't.
    My BMW rarely gets a good long run these days, no DPF trouble.
    To suggest you need to go for a 30 minute drive on a motorway each time you go out is just utter crap.
    'innit'
     
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    I feel like slapping myself for taking part in a thread where people repeatedly use the word "millage" and "innit"....
    I feel dirty.
     
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    If its does a dpf just get it remapped. More power, loads more torque and it won't regen half as often.

    Mines been mapped for the last 15000 miles, I rarely motorway drive and I haven't seen the dpf light since shark performance remapped it!!!
     
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    I can't see how a remap alone would solve DPF problems.
    Many choose DPF removal and a remap at the same time though.
    A DPF is not an mot requirement, so no worries there.
     
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    I don't know how they have done it either, but I was looking to have the dpf delete myself. But I've not needed to since having the stage 1 map on the car.

    Speaking to a vw tech, he said that shark have changed the dpf regen cycle to make it more efficient so it doesn't block it's self up.
     
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    Anyway I would nearly always choose the low mileage car over the newer one.
     
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    Result!
    :)
     
  27. feysalu

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    I really appreciate all you contributions, some of them were amusing :laugh: but all were helpful.


    thanks
     

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