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    Advice please on buying a second hand car from a franchised dealer?? Thankyou :)

    Hi,

    Need some advice on the below subject..... not great with cars nor sales and have no experience in that topic.

    Interested in a vauxhall tigra 1.4 exclusive 08 reg. Its for sale at vauxhall main dealer with 5k miles for 10,795. They have offered me 5,200 for my aygo black 07 reg 17k miles. Part ex and with 7% finance.
    I have checked parkers and only shows 57 reg tigra for 9,850.
    Although on a link page at saveonnewcars.co.uk they have a brand new tigra (same spec) with delivery miles for 10,795? same price as what they are selling theres for. Now with the credit crunch what can I get?

    Now any advice, tips at dealers? or what I should ask for?

    Very much appreciated and big thanks in advance.

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    Apparently they're giving mega-discounts now, so I would just ask them what's the BEST price they can do it for you otherwise you'll go elsewhere - good luck.

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    bargainbetty;4741480

    Apparently they're giving mega-discounts now, so I would just ask them … Apparently they're giving mega-discounts now, so I would just ask them what's the BEST price they can do it for you otherwise you'll go elsewhere - good luck.



    Yeah thats true. Thanks :thumbsup:

    Best thing to do is to go on Auto Trader & get a "real" price for what these cars are going for. Parkers isn't always accurrate

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    ChrisUK;4741494

    Best thing to do is to go on Auto Trader & get a "real" price for what … Best thing to do is to go on Auto Trader & get a "real" price for what these cars are going for. Parkers isn't always accurrate



    Cool, yeah will look there online. Thanks

    I think you will find 7% finance will work out to a pretty high apr. I'd advise you to get a loan and pay off the finance within 30 days. That way the garage will think they are still getting the finance commision and offer a better deal than if you got the loan beforehand and went with cash.

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    jtx;4741706

    I think you will find 7% finance will be a pretty high apr. I'd advise … I think you will find 7% finance will be a pretty high apr. I'd advise you to get a loan and pay off the finance within 30 days. That way the garage will think they are still getting the finance commision and offer a better deal than if you got the loan beforehand and went with cash.



    True, will have a look into that. Cheers. :thumbsup:

    I did a part ex with Vauxhall in November 2008. I traded in in my 02 plate Mini Cooper (Pepper Pack) with 28k on the clock for £4200 and brought a Astra Design 1.8 Auto with Part Leathers with £5k on the clock for £8995.

    Orginally the car was £9995 however Vauxhall have a policy whereby if you find the same car with similar spec and mileage anywhere in their fleet stock in the UK, they will automatically price check against that vehicle as long as it has not been sold. ;-)

    Also after haggling/arguing for 3 hours I got 1 years tax and £20 petrol thrown it. Definately stand your ground on what you want, don't show too much interest in the car as they will use that against you. Remember we are in a recession and cars are NOT sellling. If they want the sale, they will work with you on a deal. :thumbsup:

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    Miss Money Penny;4741829

    I did a part ex with Vauxhall in November 2008. I traded in in my 02 … I did a part ex with Vauxhall in November 2008. I traded in in my 02 plate Mini Cooper (Pepper Pack) with 28k on the clock for £4200 and brought a Astra Design 1.8 Auto with Part Leathers with £5k on the clock for £8995. Orginally the car was £9995 however Vauxhall have a policy whereby if you find the same car with similar spec and mileage anywhere in their fleet stock in the UK, they will automatically price check against that vehicle as long as it has not been sold. ;-)Also after haggling/arguing for 3 hours I got 1 years tax and £20 petrol thrown it. Definately stand your ground on what you want, don't show too much interest in the car as they will use that against you. Remember we are in a recession and cars are NOT sellling. If they want the sale, they will work with you on a deal. :thumbsup:



    Ah thanks for the top advice. Have some rep.:thumbsup:

    Your welcome

    You can push them as much as you want - because the car you want is available elsewhere if you push too much.

    Offer £2k less and work upwards! Why not!
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