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My local dealer (Evans Halshaw in Beverley) has a Summit White 13 plate Vauxhall Ampera for just under £19000 with 25000 miles on the clock. I went to see it this morning and it is in absolutely excellent condition - the interior is like new. It is a local car - the owner traded it in against a BMW I8 !!! It comes with a boot liner and the official Ampera front windscreen sun shield. It's priced very keenly but just a bit too much for me. The owner must have had a keen right foot as the lifetime mileage was around 52mpg! Perhaps it was a motorway car although I could only spot a couple of minor stonechips - 1 front + 1 rear. Worth a look if anyone is in the market for one.
 

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Sounds to me like it was hardly ever charged because 52mpg is not far off the petrol only mpg (mine was about 48mpg).

I have heard that some Amperas were leased as company cars where the owner didn't really want an EV and so as they got their petrol costs back there was no incentive to ever charge it up and they ran it on petrol only.

Could this be one of those?

Even if it is I can't really see it being a problem. The Ampera is designed to be able to handle all-petrol running... it is only the owner's wallet that could suffer :)
 

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Did you happen to see if it was a Positiv or Electron model? (i.e. with or without Sat Nav?)

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It's an Electron - the salesman was playing with the sat nav on the test drive. They didn't seem too clued up as the battery was completely drained and they thought they needed a high power socket installed to charge it!
 

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Sounds to me like it was hardly ever charged because 52mpg is not far off the petrol only mpg (mine was about 48mpg).

I have heard that some Amperas were leased as company cars where the owner didn't really want an EV and so as they got their petrol costs back there was no incentive to ever charge it up and they ran it on petrol only.

Could this be one of those?

Even if it is I can't really see it being a problem. The Ampera is designed to be able to handle all-petrol running... it is only the owner's wallet that could suffer :)
If the owner can afford to trade up to an I8 I guess he is not worried about charging the battery! It would be nice to think if I bought it I might also trade it in for an I8 in the future.....
 
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I have just purchased a mint Electron from Greenhaus in Shrewsbury for £18,000 with only 11,500 miles on the clock.
They also have a Positiv for oddly the same price.
Both cars are from the Vauxhall head office fleet.
Mine must have been parked at the very back of the parking lot as it has only covered 1000 miles in a year and still smells new.
They even give it a service and a 1 year warranty although I tried my best to get the lifetime warranty by arguing that as Vauxhall were the original owner, I was to be the first. It didn't work although the 8 year battery warranty is still transferable.
 

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That's interesting, so prices are starting to slip down a bit, since the pentagon/scottish vauxhall stock has made it out onto the market.
It always surprised me that with new cars available from £21000, that dealers honestly thought that £25000 for a 2 year old model would get peoples attention.
I had mine as a company car, and am leaving the job this week.....
Fortunately, nobody else wanted the Ampera, so I have done a deal to buy it, so I am now the proud owner (personally) of a 14 plate summit white Ampera Positiv :)
11000 miles on the clock, and got it for less than I could have purchased one off a forecourt ;)
 

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Glad to hear you are keeping the car Lee, hope the job change is a positive situation. You are certainly racking up the miles as I am only just under 9,000 Miles and I have had mine a month or so longer.

I don't actually think the OP car is such a bargain with 25,000 miles for £19k when you compare against the new prices but how quickly it sells will determine if Evans Halshaw got it right or not.

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When I was looking, it was £20k for a 12 plate and and £21-£22k for a 13 plate. I though it was worth the extra to have a new car and the lifetime warranty.

A fellow Speak EV-er (Leaf driver, Welsh chap) I saw yesterday at the Malvern event said that brand new ones could be had for £16k. Sorry I didn't catch your name, but if you could post the link to such info I'm sure there are lots of people that would be interested.
 

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Glad to hear you are keeping the car Lee, hope the job change is a positive situation. You are certainly racking up the miles as I am only just under 9,000 Miles and I have had mine a month or so longer.

I don't actually think the OP car is such a bargain with 25,000 miles for £19k when you compare against the new prices but how quickly it sells will determine if Evans Halshaw got it right or not.

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Hopefully the job change should be very positive ! Being able to keep 'my' Ampera is a definite plus :D

As for the mileage, I have been deliberately trying to keep it down this year... I was on target for 25000 miles this year, but the new job should mean I only do 10-15000 miles a year going forwards
 

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Also agree about the deal, when you can buy new for £21000, then that looks dear, especially as the electron only really adds the appalling sat nav ;)
 

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When I was looking, it was £20k for a 12 plate and and £21-£22k for a 13 plate. I though it was worth the extra to have a new car and the lifetime warranty.

A fellow Speak EV-er (Leaf driver, Welsh chap) I saw yesterday at the Malvern event said that brand new ones could be had for £16k. Sorry I didn't catch your name, but if you could post the link to such info I'm sure there are lots of people that would be interested.
Very interested if I could get one for £16k so hope the fellow member does let us know. Feel a bit guilty though for those of you who have paid almost double this for one. I also can't justify the £19k when a Leaf with 6.6kw charger on a 14 plate can be had for £16k.
 

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Still listed as £22.6k new from Pentagon...so I'd be highly surprised if it's true.
 
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