18 Jul 2020 11:03
Also, you could get a pre-purchase inspection done at a garage for relatively little money. You can rather easily earn back the cost when talking price.
posted 18 Jul 2020 14:09, edited 18 Jul 2020 14:09
Peugeot 3008 GT - yay or nay.
Between that and an XC40 atm
18 Jul 2020 22:34
Razor if you don’t know what you’re doing just get one from a garage man
19 Jul 2020 08:45
exactly - its not easy to pick out the lemon when buying 2nd hand cars
19 Jul 2020 10:09
Have you considered a golf rather than a 1 series? you’ll get more for your money.
19 Jul 2020 21:13
Got a baby due in a September so I’m looking to a car, can’t afford a Porsche so going for a BMW. Probably an X1 as I don’t want anything too big and it seems to be best in class from the reviews I’ve read.
I’m looking for used 1 or 2 year old max. Went to look at a couple today and the dealer (authorised) said they don’t negotiate on price. I’m a cash buyer so want to get the most I can, but they wouldn’t budge at all. Is this normal?
19 Jul 2020 21:25
that is definitely not normal lol, have you countered their asking price, or just asked if they will go lower?
19 Jul 2020 21:29
Thought dealers made all their money from shylock finance deals. No incentive for them to do a deal for cash.
19 Jul 2020 21:41
Offered on two cars at two separate BMW dealerships (Reading and Chiswick) and neither would entertain offers. I wasn’t even asking for much off - 4% off one and £500 below asking price on the other. I may just risk it with a dealer or a cazoo / car supermarket place. Seems like salesman don’t actually want to sell cars?!
19 Jul 2020 21:44
They will do you a deal if you take finance. Just take the finance and then cancel it during the “cooling off period”… pay it all off with cash
posted 19 Jul 2020 22:14, edited 19 Jul 2020 22:14
I've also been met with the stern, 'we don't negotiate on prices'.
Demand seems to be good on used cars at the moment, and if I remember reading correctly there's a temporary halt on production of new cars given the pandemic, so used cars will hold their value for abit longer.
20 Jul 2020 06:10
Used car prices are well above book value at the moment, to replace the x1 you’ve looked at would probably cost them more than they are selling this one at and good used stock is thin on the ground. They are probably sitting tight because they know someone will come along and give them full money.
20 Jul 2020 15:49
What decent alternatives to an Audi S3 are there, besides the predictable Golf R? Something in the £20 range