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I have a damaged car to trade in, should I get it fixed first?

I need to change my 2017 car but I had a bump recently and wonder if I should get it mended or trade it in as it is. I've loved the Yeti, but it's started to have a few problems lately so I'd like to get a more reliable car. I've had Skodas for years now and really like them, but they don't do a Fabia as a hybrid, which is what I was looking at. I'm not averse to changing makes, I just need a reliable car — preferably a hybrid that I can get my granddaughters' massive car seats in easily. My budget would be around £25k max. Thank you for any help and advice you can offer.

Asked on 22 June 2021 by Tina B

Answered by Andrew Brady
It's probably worth getting the damage repaired first – depending on the extent of the damage, you might be able to get a relatively affordable smart repair done. A damage-free car creates a better first impression and will increase the price offered in part exchange. We'd recommend a Honda Jazz Hybrid as a replacement for your Yeti. It's a really practical small car that'll be reliable and cheap to run.
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