Ask a car salesman anything...anything at all (Vol. 2).

Ask a car salesman anything...anything at all (Vol. 2).

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Osinjak

3,390 posts

84 months

Wednesday 3rd February
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CharlesdeGaulle said:
BrabusMog said:
SpeckledJim said:
Osinjak said:
CharlesdeGaulle said:
Enjoy it - you're buying a car, what could be more of a treat?
Getting a nosh off a high-end porn star?
Finding a £20 note in a bag of crisps?
I think I was in Year 3 when that actually happened to me, what a rush!
The 20 quid or the nosh?
If they both produce the same physical reaction I'd be seriously worried.

anonymous-user

17 months

Thursday 4th February
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JPJPJP said:
They have bought similar chains in other European countries. They might even have a look here sometime.

Aramisauto was the French one
I wonder when the .co.uk will launch. Indeed I wonder

https://www.groupe-psa.com/en/brands-and-services/...

Blakewater

3,638 posts

120 months

Sunday 14th February
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What's the weirdest thing you've ever taken in part exchange?

I came across a Twitter post from a Mini dealership once showing a Mercedes Vito that had been done up as a Walking Dead zombie apocalypse response vehicle.

A Ford dealership local to me used to sell on boats, quad bikes, motorised go-carts and all sorts of non-car things that had been taken in part exchange.

HTP99

17,849 posts

103 months

Monday 15th February
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Blakewater said:
What's the weirdest thing you've ever taken in part exchange?

I came across a Twitter post from a Mini dealership once showing a Mercedes Vito that had been done up as a Walking Dead zombie apocalypse response vehicle.

A Ford dealership local to me used to sell on boats, quad bikes, motorised go-carts and all sorts of non-car things that had been taken in part exchange.
Only a Triumph Herald, taken in last year, bloody awful thing and yet it had been used as his daily for many years.

It was a st box, one of those cars that no matter what you do it just won't engage 1st or reverse and yet like magic it just happens and then won't again, no matter how hard one tries, it had 4 keys: ignition, fuel cap and both front doors, the drivers seat was fixed (he was tall, I'm not), coupled with the dodgy gearbox it was certainly an event when I went to move it, it also had a weird starting sequence; don't do this, but do that and of course I'd forgotten what to do and what not to do, by the time he'd left.

We gave the guy £250 for it as there was some £250 new for old scheme on the new car he was buying, he was happy with that, said he could probably get £1k for it if he could be bothered to sell it himself to the right person, we genuinely thought "oh Yeahh of course, they all say that", we ended up getting £1k for it.

Fast Bug

9,148 posts

124 months

Monday 15th February
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MV Augusta F4 motor bike. Gorgeous looking thing, we had it on display for a while as it looked so pretty. One of the few times I wished I could ride a motorbike smile

123DWA

675 posts

66 months

Monday 15th February
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Blakewater said:
What's the weirdest thing you've ever taken in part exchange?

A Honda CRV that had been used as a dog kennel, and I don't mean that sarcastically because the owner had a dog in it, The chap who owned it had a lot of dogs and land and just used to leave it in the yard with the rear doors & tailgate open 24/7 so the dogs could jump in and out as they please. It would come to us once a year for an MOT then straight back to the yard on kennel duties.

Trevor555

2,545 posts

47 months

Monday 15th February
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Not so much a strange one.

When I was at Renault we took a very nice CBR600 bike in PX

The valeter jumped on it to take it round the back and he binned it on the gravel.

ooops....

21st Century Man

34,840 posts

211 months

Monday 15th February
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Alvis TD21 and a Bedford TK.

buyer&seller

540 posts

141 months

Monday 15th February
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Back in the mid '90's myself and a colleague took a Bentley Continental R, then a £100k plus car, from Yorkshire to Essex, there was a Turbo R and an American day van ( The A Team Style ) to come back in part exchange and a cardboard box with £50,000 in cash, as you'll imagine the buyer was a dodgy as a dodgy thing. After a load of toing and froing we got a deal done but made him take the cash to his bank to exchange it all for a bankers draft. The idea though of being so close to the coastal crossing, with the day van, a Turbo R and £50,000 in cash was a temptation for a couple of young blokes but not quite one worth changing our lives for, the day van was parked up in the showroom and was great for lounging about in at the morning meeting with a coffee.

21st Century Man

34,840 posts

211 months

Monday 15th February
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"You ain't seen me, right!"

Blakewater

3,638 posts

120 months

Tuesday 16th February
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123DWA said:
Blakewater said:
What's the weirdest thing you've ever taken in part exchange?

A Honda CRV that had been used as a dog kennel, and I don't mean that sarcastically because the owner had a dog in it, The chap who owned it had a lot of dogs and land and just used to leave it in the yard with the rear doors & tailgate open 24/7 so the dogs could jump in and out as they please. It would come to us once a year for an MOT then straight back to the yard on kennel duties.
So was it part exchanged for something new to be used as a dog kennel?

lord trumpton

5,792 posts

89 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Blakewater said:
123DWA said:
Blakewater said:
What's the weirdest thing you've ever taken in part exchange?

A Honda CRV that had been used as a dog kennel, and I don't mean that sarcastically because the owner had a dog in it, The chap who owned it had a lot of dogs and land and just used to leave it in the yard with the rear doors & tailgate open 24/7 so the dogs could jump in and out as they please. It would come to us once a year for an MOT then straight back to the yard on kennel duties.
So was it part exchanged for something new to be used as a dog kennel?
I know this goes against the grain of all dog lovers but seriously, other than smoking in a car and the associated smell, nothing comes remotely close to the stench of car that smells of fking dogs yuck

Good lord it's awful. Every time I see a car with dogs in it makes my toes curl. Horrible stinking creatures vomit

Edited by lord trumpton on Wednesday 17th February 20:02

Spleen

3,390 posts

84 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Trumpleton's up for a bit incoming from our four-legged fans and I'm one of them. You caaaaaaaaaaant!

Truckosaurus

8,093 posts

247 months

Wednesday 17th February
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I would wager canine passengers do less damage to motorcars than children.

21st Century Man

34,840 posts

211 months

Wednesday 17th February
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lord trumpton said:
I know this goes against the grain of all dog lovers but seriously, other than smoking in a car and the associated smell, nothing comes remotely close to the stench of car that smells of fking dogs yuck

Good lord it's awful. Every time I see a car with dogs in it makes my toes curl. Horrible stinking creatures vomit
I took a Montego in part exchange from a vet and parked it up around the back, it really smelled. A few hours later the vet came back, he'd left something in the boot. Dead Alsation.

Deerfoot

4,397 posts

147 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Spleen said:
Trumpleton's up for a bit incoming from our four-legged fans and I'm one of them. You caaaaaaaaaaant!
+1

lord trumpton

5,792 posts

89 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Truckosaurus said:
I would wager canine passengers do less damage to motorcars than children.
Its the stink - not any damage from the daaags

Spleen

3,390 posts

84 months

Wednesday 17th February
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lord trumpton said:
Its the stink - not any damage from the daaags
Have you ever smelt a toddler? Horrible things, always seem to stink of sour milk.

Blakewater

3,638 posts

120 months

Thursday 18th February
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HTP99 said:
Blakewater said:
What's the weirdest thing you've ever taken in part exchange?

I came across a Twitter post from a Mini dealership once showing a Mercedes Vito that had been done up as a Walking Dead zombie apocalypse response vehicle.

A Ford dealership local to me used to sell on boats, quad bikes, motorised go-carts and all sorts of non-car things that had been taken in part exchange.
Only a Triumph Herald, taken in last year, bloody awful thing and yet it had been used as his daily for many years.

It was a st box, one of those cars that no matter what you do it just won't engage 1st or reverse and yet like magic it just happens and then won't again, no matter how hard one tries, it had 4 keys: ignition, fuel cap and both front doors, the drivers seat was fixed (he was tall, I'm not), coupled with the dodgy gearbox it was certainly an event when I went to move it, it also had a weird starting sequence; don't do this, but do that and of course I'd forgotten what to do and what not to do, by the time he'd left.

We gave the guy £250 for it as there was some £250 new for old scheme on the new car he was buying, he was happy with that, said he could probably get £1k for it if he could be bothered to sell it himself to the right person, we genuinely thought "oh Yeahh of course, they all say that", we ended up getting £1k for it.
How did you sell this on? Did it just go to auction with other part exchanges?

I once did some work in a Jaguar dealership and the salesman was trying to shift a part exchanged Lexus to a Lexus dealership. Are cars, motorbikes and other odd part exchanges sold to other dealers that specialise in them, or do they generally all go to auction?

HTP99

17,849 posts

103 months

Thursday 18th February
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Blakewater said:
HTP99 said:
Blakewater said:
What's the weirdest thing you've ever taken in part exchange?

I came across a Twitter post from a Mini dealership once showing a Mercedes Vito that had been done up as a Walking Dead zombie apocalypse response vehicle.

A Ford dealership local to me used to sell on boats, quad bikes, motorised go-carts and all sorts of non-car things that had been taken in part exchange.
Only a Triumph Herald, taken in last year, bloody awful thing and yet it had been used as his daily for many years.

It was a st box, one of those cars that no matter what you do it just won't engage 1st or reverse and yet like magic it just happens and then won't again, no matter how hard one tries, it had 4 keys: ignition, fuel cap and both front doors, the drivers seat was fixed (he was tall, I'm not), coupled with the dodgy gearbox it was certainly an event when I went to move it, it also had a weird starting sequence; don't do this, but do that and of course I'd forgotten what to do and what not to do, by the time he'd left.

We gave the guy £250 for it as there was some £250 new for old scheme on the new car he was buying, he was happy with that, said he could probably get £1k for it if he could be bothered to sell it himself to the right person, we genuinely thought "oh Yeahh of course, they all say that", we ended up getting £1k for it.
How did you sell this on? Did it just go to auction with other part exchanges?

I once did some work in a Jaguar dealership and the salesman was trying to shift a part exchanged Lexus to a Lexus dealership. Are cars, motorbikes and other odd part exchanges sold to other dealers that specialise in them, or do they generally all go to auction?
I believe a trader bought it, he just fancied a bit of a project.

We don't send trade ins to auction, we have traders who buy ours or if its a decent car; not too old, good history etc then we'll retail it ourselves.