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Looking to buy a second hand car

I am looking to buy a second hand car. It can be slightly damaged, as I will repair but not older than 2005. Would consider, Golf, Skoda, Audi, Peugot and similar..

Please PM me with any offers and photos
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Re: Looking to buy a second hand car

A price range would be good...
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Re: Looking to buy a second hand car

https://www.autoscout24.ch/de <- choose your lingo
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A price range would be good...

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Ideally not over 8,500
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https://www.autoscout24.ch/de <- choose your lingo
Thanks, but would prefer a private sale
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Re: Looking to buy a second hand car

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Ideally not over 8,500
I thought you were going to say 1500 or less
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Re: Looking to buy a second hand car

From 7500 brand new
http://www.dacia.ch/de/dacia-modellpalette/sandero-ph2/
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Re: Looking to buy a second hand car

what an odd thread
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what an odd thread
True, I would prefer offers up to 3,000
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Thanks, but would prefer a private sale
There are loads of private sales on there... it's the place to advertise your car for sale in Switzerland. You can also find a lot of offers on ricardo.ch
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There are loads of private sales on there... it's the place to advertise your car for sale in Switzerland. You can also find a lot of offers on ricardo.ch
Thank you - am a first time buyer as you can tell. Much appreciated.
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Thank you - am a first time buyer as you can tell. Much appreciated.
Then better buy at a local garage with a good reputation.
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Then better buy at a local garage with a good reputation.
All of our current fleet were bought used:

Panda 4x4, bought from the local garage with whom we have a good relationship (he even lets me borrow tools).

Boxster, bought from a local re-seller, found on autoscout24.

Maverick, bought from another local re-seller that my wife has bought several vehicles from in the past, as well as has a good friend that we recommended them to.

Fiesta, bought from a private person via autoscout24 or tutti.ch, can't recall.


All were great deals.


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Re: Looking to buy a second hand car

Offer to buy Big Blue 2 lunch and he'll sort you out
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Offer to buy Big Blue 2 lunch and he'll sort you out
lol op blew it by including a french car on the list

why do you want to buy a damaged car as a first time buyer??

just go to a dealer / autoscout etc and buy something in your price range with a nice new MFK and you'll be fine (as long as its not french or itallian)
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Re: Looking to buy a second hand car

Op, go all out and buy this

https://www.englishforum.ch/items-sa...tible-zug.html
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just go to a dealer / autoscout etc and buy something in your price range with a nice new MFK and you'll be fine (as long as its not french or itallian)
French, perhaps, but Italian vehicles are great!

(we have 7)

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Then better buy at a local garage with a good reputation.
And get fleeced or pay a lot of extra for alleged warranty, and have the car break down in appropriate time (warranty expiration + 1 second).



Ok fair enough, it's all about the garage reputation, ethics and practices. Seems to me like finding a pearl in a oyster, it can happen but not often. And in the meantime you pay the expensive price tag for getting one elsewhere.

I think it's best the OP do a bit more research on the needs. Then learn on the cost of owning/maintaining a car in Switzerland. Then learn how to inspect a 2nd hand car, and the conditions with warranty, etc... Then present the selected cars to some experts for opinion (like in this forum, a description with specs + price, ideally physical inspection).

There is a small guide on TCS (the Swiss association about cars) to help a bit doing the above:
https://translate.google.com/transla...voiture.php%3F
At least, it's an introduction and a mini-plan.

Cheers,
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French, perhaps, but Italian vehicles are great!

(we have 7)

Tom
It's good, one for each days of the week, and the cars lasts 7 times longer because they are used 6 times less. With that, your fiat can easily last a few months prior to go to mechanic for repairs

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French, perhaps, but Italian vehicles are great!

(we have 7)

Tom
for the same reason we have 3 british cars, backups for when they break
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