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Bravo Sport - Cost to change

Hi all!
I currently own a GP Sporting T-Jet. Its done 24k and has been excellent for me, i love it to pieces and has so far been faultless!

However, With a baby on the way my sensible side is coming out and i have just spotted an 07 Bravo 150 Sport, 20k miles. for 8k

So i have come across to your board to ask any owners of this model what they think of it? And if i was to go for it what i could expect to get for my GP.
Ideally i'd be looking at 500-750 to change up.

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Hi all!
I currently own a GP Sporting T-Jet. Its done 24k and has been excellent for me, i love it to pieces and has so far been faultless!

However, With a baby on the way my sensible side is coming out and i have just spotted an 07 Bravo 150 Sport, 20k miles. for 8k

So i have come across to your board to ask any owners of this model what they think of it? And if i was to go for it what i could expect to get for my GP.
Ideally i'd be looking at 500-750 to change up.

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Fiat Grande Punto Sporting
1.4 Petrol 3-door Hatchback
5 Speed Manual Front Wheel Drive
Year: 2007 07
Mileage: 24,000




Part-exchange Price:
Excellent condition:
5290
Average condition:
4720
Below average condition:
4160

You'll be looking at a hell of a lot more than 750 to change.
Even if you haggle some money off the bigger car it'll be over 2k you need to find.
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Fiat Grande Punto Sporting
1.4 Petrol 3-door Hatchback
5 Speed Manual Front Wheel Drive
Year: 2007 07
Mileage: 24,000




Part-exchange Price:
Excellent condition:
5290
Average condition:
4720
Below average condition:
4160

You'll be looking at a hell of a lot more than 750 to change.
Even if you haggle some money off the bigger car it'll be over 2k you need to find.
What about a private sale?
Just rang the garage where the Bravo is and they have had 3 people phone about it already! So i doubt i could sell it in time. shame

Quick look on autotrader and the GP T-Jet's are still quite rare. i'd never trade it in for 5290 though thats quite depressing really!
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What about a private sale?
Just rang the garage where the Bravo is and they have had 3 people phone about it already! So i doubt i could sell it in time. shame

Quick look on autotrader and the GP T-Jet's are still quite rare. i'd never trade it in for 5290 though thats quite depressing really!
The reason there are so few is because no one wants to sell them at the current value. Fiat's always lose a lot of money in the first 2/3 years so although you're car may be 'rare' it's only because it would be a waste of money to sell it now.4

My Bravo cost me 7500 16 months after the original owner payed 14500+ for it.
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Re: Bravo Sport - Cost to change

Sorry to say that, but as other already point out, you be shock when you hear what they will offer to your car. For a 8k car, I be very supraise they want anything less than 2.5-3k + your car.
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What about a private sale?
Just rang the garage where the Bravo is and they have had 3 people phone about it already! So i doubt i could sell it in time. shame

Quick look on autotrader and the GP T-Jet's are still quite rare. i'd never trade it in for 5290 though thats quite depressing really!
You'd probably advertise it at a bit under 7k and expect to get 6400 or so for it.

There's no great difficulty in getting Bravos so you shouldn't find it too hard to get one if you do sell privately.
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My Bravo cost me 7500 16 months after the original owner payed 14500+ for it.
Is that list price for it , or what they actually paid?
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Is that list price for it , or what they actually paid?
What was paid, list price was 16,080 (according to the Fiat website).
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What was paid, list price was 16,080 (according to the Fiat website).
Ouch.
Makes the cost of fuel pretty irrellevant when they lost that much on depreciation , doesn't it.
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Ouch.
Makes the cost of fuel pretty irrellevant when they lost that much on depreciation , doesn't it.
Yup, hence why worrying about the MPG and the fact a derv does an extra 5MPG means sod all unless you plan on keeping the car a while or doing moon mileage.

People forget to fact in depreciation.
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Sounds like you know what to do. Advertise the GP privately and once that's sold go out an buy a Bravo. There are plenty around so finding a good one won't be difficult.
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Ouch.
Makes the cost of fuel pretty irrellevant when they lost that much on depreciation , doesn't it.
Not really, depreciation doesn't touch you until you buy a new car. Fuel bills are here and now.
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Not really, depreciation doesn't touch you until you buy a new car. Fuel bills are here and now.
So a second hand car doesn't depreciate?
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So a second hand car doesn't depreciate?
Against list price, my Bravo cost the first owner about 400 / mile in depreciation. ( 7 months old, 14 Yes FOURTEEN miles on the clock ). Even if my car is worthless now, depreciation would ( for me ) be only about 1 / mile. Yes it will depreciate, but its not so painfull.
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So a second hand car doesn't depreciate?
new to you. Not new/2nd hand.


Neil, was it just a pre-registered one? Pound a mile? Yours can't be going far.

Even if mine is considered worthless now it's well under 50p a mile.
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