These past couple of weeks, i haven’t been online much and one of the reasons for that is because i’ve been looking at cars for my girlfriend. One thing that hit me straight away was how FEW second hand cars there are for sale in garages.
12 months ago, forecorts would have been full, but these days they seem to have cut way back. It might not be a good time to be selling, but it’s equally as difficult when buying (due to lack of second hand cars for sale through garages).
Some dealers we’d go to would literally have maybe half a dozen second hand cars for sale – the rest just brand new… We’d looked at & test driven a peugot 107, peugot 307, renault clio, ford fiesta, nissan micra and a few others. Yesterday, we viewed a 2004 nissan micra intending to buy it and ended up buying a 2006 Suzuki Swift.
The Suzuki Swift is a poor man’s mini (a car that’s always been on my wish list) but it is a really aggressive, hyper little car, just like the mini.
I don’t like 2 doors (especially when i’m stuck in the back of them) and it’s the only downside to this car… apart from that, it’s perfect for a first car, a run around and a fun one at that.
Insurance was working out at over €1600 for two people (girlfriend and her mother), but i managed to get it online at the last minute for just over €1200 for the entire family + me as a named driver fully comp So i drove it home from cavan today and got a good test drive out of it (about a 1 hour drive).