Car Buying Advice
There are some great deals to be had
if you are looking to buy a new car. The sites below will give
you an indication of the savings you can hope to make. If you
are not comfortable buying online, or would like the support of your
local dealer we suggest you print out the deal that you have seen
and take it to the dealer. Even if they can't match the price,
the can probably come close.
Cut Price Motoring example: New Ford
Fiesta 1.4 Zetec 5door. RRP £12,228.
Award winning reverse car auctions. Get the dealers
bidding for your business. Example Price £10,012 saving
£2,216 on a pre-registered car.
- UK only supplied cars at discount prices. Example Price
Example Price £10,910
Online & Phone backed by the Inchcape dealership group £11,333
Know what you can afford. If
borrowing to buy your car, budget the
cost of this too.
Check if the car is a 'Grey' or
'Parallel' Import. Although you may be getting exactly the
same car, check the warranty and remember, you may be saving
more off the list price now, but it's likely it will depreciate
more. Other things to check are insurance and ensuring the
car comply with UK regulations.
A pre-registered car is one that
has already been registered with the DVLA. Usually these
still only have delivery miles on the car. Some brokers
allow you to build your car to order (i.e. colour and options)
and they will pre-register it for you. This allows you to
obtain the exact car you want at a discounted price although you
wont be listed as the first owner on the log book.
Dealers and salesmen have targets
therefore are more likely to do the deal come the end of the month, or
even better, end of quarter. Avoid busy times such as
registration plate changes and new model launches.
Look at the running costs of the
car. These include fuel efficiency, tax band, servicing,
insurance group, warranty length and depreciation.
Always make sure you haggle.
Shop around and visit at least two dealers. You will find
prices do vary even between main franchise dealers.
Are you part exchanging?
This is most likely not the best way to save money. Look
here for the other options available to you of how to
sell your car.
Cut Price Motoring user Feedback
GM Card Reward program -
GM Credit Car Allows you save £1,000
off a new Vauxhall or £2,500 off a new Saab.
Fifth Gear Manufacturers' Deals &
Provides an overview of current deals on offers
being offered by UK main dealers such as free upgrade, cheap finance
offers or free insurance deals.