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NotSoDesperateHousewife Wed 28-Oct-15 19:28:09

I have a Zafira. As you may or may not know there is currently a big hoo-ha around them being a fire risk.

I have never liked this car, wish I could go back and not buy it! Regardless I cannot make my mind up with what to do with it.

I desperately want to get rid of it but we, unfortunately, are not in a position to get finance for a new car for about another year. We also have another year of payments left on this one.

So, do I stick with it and mend the various damage to it that will cost £1k+ and hope it does doesn't catch fire then trade in next year. Or, do I get rid of the vile thing the quickest way possible and just use whatever I can get for it to buy a different runaround to tide us over for a year?

The finance is an unsecured loan so we are free to sell the car whenever we wish.

LocalEditorEssex Wed 28-Oct-15 19:29:44

Part exchange it?
If you have only a year left you should be ok to do that.
Phone your finance company and ask for a settlement figure then approach dealers and see what they can do.

NotSoDesperateHousewife Wed 28-Oct-15 19:58:13

We can't, we wouldn't be approved for finance at the moment unfortunately or I'd have done it already!

CainInThePunting Wed 28-Oct-15 20:05:29

No helpful advice but why not just torch it?


Yes, I'm kidding! grin

LocalEditorEssex Wed 28-Oct-15 20:59:58

Car finance is quite easy to get, the finance companies are on a win win really.
I didn't think I would be able to get any after ex h left but I did. My credit record isn't so good.

Just an idea smile
or torch it, as above

Purplepoodle Wed 28-Oct-15 21:04:09

Why is there 1k damage? Will this not affected trade in anyway

marzipancustard Thu 29-Oct-15 07:11:15

Vauxhall will repair the faulty parts for free - you don't have to pay

NewMrsX Thu 29-Oct-15 07:14:22

If yours is one of the ones potentially affected with the fire risk they are currently checking them over and replacing the relevant parts so worth ringing them

Enjolrass Thu 29-Oct-15 08:08:16

Our Picasso was recalled due to a problem. I call them, they confirmed it needed looking at. They did it for free.

They had written to me as well, but I called them before the letter got to me

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