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Well Folks , yesterday I sold my Eclipse Cross back to my supplying Dealer. You will recall that the car was recently in for a Recall for the Forward Collision Mitigation software update.
When collecting the car after this was done, I found a letter on the passenger seat making an offer to buy my car. The interest is generated by the shortage of new vehicle stock put down the the Micro Chip shortage all manufacturers are currently experiencing, and therefore dealers are looking for good cars to sell to make up the shortfall in their sales pattern.
As we have discussed at home in recent times whether we now really need 2 cars these days, it put the wheels in motion to investigate this possibility further.
To cut a long story short the Dealer upped their offer by a further £1000 pounds and yesterday we concluded the deal. The offer meant that the depreciation over the past two and a half years was minimal and really made sense to act on.
So the Mitsu has gone, and the wee Citroen C3 Picasso is now our number one car.
We will see how things work out over the coming months, and see how we get on.
As we are retired, hopefully it should be okay but will definitely miss my excellent Eclipse Cross
I have enjoyed my time on the the Forum and wish you all well for the future and will pop in now and then to see how you are all doing .
In time we will have to replace the Citroen but as Mitsubishi have decided to leave the British Market Place, unfortunately it will not be a Mitsubishi that will be the replacement.
Bye for now and All take very good care.
 

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Honestly from a retiree's standpoint, it makes more financial sense to do what you did. At the end of the day you do what's right for you.

Even here in the US, used car prices are still at an all time high. My 2012 Lancer Sportback with over 131k miles sold for nearly $3k when otherwise I would have been lucky to get $1k.
 

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I see that happening in the U.S. as well. New cars, if dealers can get them, are selling for above sticker price. Houses, too are overpriced and I know a good number of people who are making quite a profit off selling their homes and moving into a temporary residence.

Thank you for all your contributions to the forum, @Telferstr . You will be missed (But don't be a stranger, either).

Enjoy your retirement.
 

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I see that happening in the U.S. as well. New cars, if dealers can get them, are selling for above sticker price. Houses, too are overpriced and I know a good number of people who are making quite a profit off selling their homes and moving into a temporary residence.

Thank you for all your contributions to the forum, @Telferstr . You will be missed (But don't be a stranger, either).

Enjoy your retirement.
Thanks Lunatic59,
At 82 I'm well into retirement, but fortunately am keeping fine so far. As said I will miss the car very much but thought it was the right thing to do.
Thank you for all the support and hard work you do in looking after this Forum, which I'm sure is much appreciated by all the members. I will definitely pop in from time to time to see how you are all doing..
Take good care and kind regards,
Telfer.
 

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Farewell my friend. I've enjoyed our discussions over the last few years here. I may not be far behind as EV's become more readily available here. Not a fan of plug in hybrid. Keep safe and drive safe.
 

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Thank you Zarbs and I to have enjoyed our discussion and the useful information you have placed in the Forum which all the members must find extremely valuable and helpful.
I will pop in from time to time and see how things are going.
I'm not warming to the prospect of going electric at all, and find the mileage range currently available would be worrying and very limiting in planning journies of any significant length..
In the meantime our wee Citroen C3 Picasso will keep us mobile until such time as a replacement is considered.
However, with technology for ever moving forward, hopefully the mileage range for electric cars will be improved in the not too distant future.
Thanks again and take good care.
 
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