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    New car purchase. Thought I could get a deal.... but oh no!

    Why is it that despite the VAT cut and recession etc. etc. I can't seem to be able to do a deal. Just want to buy a new or nearly new Toyota Auris but local dealer won't budge even a quid on the price!

    Have shown offers further afield which have made no difference to their offer (offer being said in the loosest possible term as they ain't offereing nowt)

    Any ideas on my new approach?

    Should we just travel 20 miles up the motorway to see what they can do at another dealer?

    Discuss................ :-)

    18 Comments

    yeah go elsewhere

    Pick up the phone and ring round. Always worth trying elsewhere:)

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    tell em to stuff off and go play hunt the deal

    A few here with low mileage. ]http//ww…e=0

    Try drivethedeal.com.
    They put you in touch with a dealer, all money goes direct to dealer and in most cases you can still get manufacturer finance offers. My mum saved £4.5k on a peugeot 308 and got 4yrs 0% credit.

    Original Poster

    Thanks all for your ideas. We are going to drive round at the weekend to see what else we can come up with. We just can't beleive there was no flexibility in the price WHATSOEVA!

    Funny... ford offered us a cracking deal on a brand new Fiesta, if we didn't have 3 kids we would definately have got that. :-)

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    v2drinkers;3587430

    Make sure you go back to that dealership with your new car and rub in the … Make sure you go back to that dealership with your new car and rub in the dealers face that they lost comission as any comission is better than none



    Sounds like a fab idea!!

    The Salesman says the greatest things..... like there is only £495 in this car to pay the comission, then I got told by another one it was being sold at a loss. Made me feel like I needed to offer them my last foxs glacier mint in the bottom of my bag to cheer them up!

    :thinking:

    I think the glacier mint may swing it your know? I'll throw in a couple of crushed buscuits from the back seat of my mini ;o) x

    Original Poster

    Hope they are not chocolate as that would be a waste of quality food.... :-)

    At availablecar.com]Click. They have this for £8999 - Toyota Auris : 1.6 VVTi TR 5dr, Decuma Grey - 2007 - FT07SKD - Manual - Petrol - 8423 miles.
    They have some others too on their website.
    On Site at Castle Donington J24 on the M1.

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    crd67;3591230

    At availablecar.com ]Click. They have this for £8999 - Toyota Auris : 1.6 … At availablecar.com ]Click. They have this for £8999 - Toyota Auris : 1.6 VVTi TR 5dr, Decuma Grey - 2007 - FT07SKD - Manual - Petrol - 8423 miles. They have some others too on their website.On Site at Castle Donington J24 on the M1.



    Thanks, will take a look. Might be too far to travel as we are based in Kent but all these ideas have given me inspiration to look further afield...... just not more than about 75 miles.

    :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Quick update for anyone who may be interested. We went out today and bought a Honda Civic 1.8 i-VTEC ES. List price a shade under £16,400 new, is 5 months old with 400 miles on the clock.... Paid just under 12k. Am a very happy bunny and can't wait for all those dealer to call and rub their noses in it! :0)

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    bankofmumndad;3604862

    Quick update for anyone who may be interested. We went out today and … Quick update for anyone who may be interested. We went out today and bought a Honda Civic 1.8 i-VTEC ES. List price a shade under £16,400 new, is 5 months old with 400 miles on the clock.... Paid just under 12k. Am a very happy bunny and can't wait for all those dealer to call and rub their noses in it! :0)



    Not convinced thats that much of a bargain to be honest. But the main thing is you are happy and got a better deal than the dealer you had got nowhere with.

    Car dealers are virtually giving cars away at the mo. Mate of mine just bought a Citreon C4 (list price over £18K) for £10K - registered in Jan and under 2000 on the clock. Other cars he was offered Top of the Range Zafira for £6,800 1 y/o.

    Now is a good time to buy. I'm now seriously considerring buying newer cars for me and the missus with these type of prices.

    bankofmumndad;3604862

    Quick update for anyone who may be interested. We went out today and … Quick update for anyone who may be interested. We went out today and bought a Honda Civic 1.8 i-VTEC ES. List price a shade under £16,400 new, is 5 months old with 400 miles on the clock.... Paid just under 12k. Am a very happy bunny and can't wait for all those dealer to call and rub their noses in it! :0)



    Glad you got car you liked at a price you were happy with. I've got a couple of mates with Civics (one guy is on his third in a row) and both are very happy with them.

    Well done :thumbsup:

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    guv;3604895

    Not convinced thats that much of a bargain to be honest. But the main … Not convinced thats that much of a bargain to be honest. But the main thing is you are happy and got a better deal than the dealer you had got nowhere with.Car dealers are virtually giving cars away at the mo. Mate of mine just bought a Citreon C4 (list price over £18K) for £10K - registered in Jan and under 2000 on the clock. Other cars he was offered Top of the Range Zafira for £6,800 1 y/o.Now is a good time to buy. I'm now seriously considerring buying newer cars for me and the missus with these type of prices.



    Yeah we were offered several Vauxhalls only 6 months old at more than £8k less than the list price, and citreon were also giving their cars away at an unbelievable low price. But with all due respect we wanted something with strong reviews and a car to suit our wish list, the Honda is great. Couldn't find a Civic to compare at this price anywhere..... It is a great time to buy and we are well chuffed!

    You went from an Auris to a Civic? Definitely made the right choice, but if the Civic was already within you price range, you should have just went straight for that!

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    xcookx;3612720

    You went from an Auris to a Civic? Definitely made the right choice, but … You went from an Auris to a Civic? Definitely made the right choice, but if the Civic was already within you price range, you should have just went straight for that!



    LOL.... Yes went from the Auris to the Civic! To be honest we didn't think we could get a virtually new Civic for the price we paid. The on the road list price was £16,400 at the dealership and although expected to find couple of thousand off didn't think we could get £4,400 off when Toyota were selling at only £2k less than the rrp for equivalent age etc. (couple of months old with minimal miles)

    Each to their own with preferences but we were looking for the best quality for our spondoolies...

    bankofmumndad;3613093

    LOL.... Yes went from the Auris to the Civic! To be honest we didn't … LOL.... Yes went from the Auris to the Civic! To be honest we didn't think we could get a virtually new Civic for the price we paid. The on the road list price was £16,400 at the dealership and although expected to find couple of thousand off didn't think we could get £4,400 off when Toyota were selling at only £2k less than the rrp for equivalent age etc. (couple of months old with minimal miles)Each to their own with preferences but we were looking for the best quality for our spondoolies...:)



    Well if a dealer refuses to play ball in the current climate, then they obviously don't need the money. You went elsewhere and got a better deal. Good for you :thumbsup:
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