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

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

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SpeckledJim

25,421 posts

219 months

Thursday 18th February
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21st Century Man said:
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.
rofl

Was the deadness of the alsation a disappointing surprise to him?




alangla

3,091 posts

147 months

Thursday 18th February
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Somewhat random question, but why is it so bloody hard to find a new-ish used Octavia VRS in Scotland? There seems to be loads in the North West & North East but nothing north of the border. Went to talk to a dealer at one of the local groups, the last one he'd heard of in the group was in Inverness, but hadn't seen one for ages.
Are there other cars that suffer from odd regional droughts?

The Mad Monk

8,577 posts

83 months

Thursday 18th February
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21st Century Man said:
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.
Why did he have a deceased person from Northern France in his boot?

MorganP104

2,605 posts

96 months

Thursday 18th February
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The Mad Monk said:
21st Century Man said:
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.
Why did he have a deceased person from Northern France in his boot?
hehe

I like this, being as I'm a proper sucker for a bit of word play.

21st Century Man

35,683 posts

214 months

Thursday 18th February
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MorganP104 said:
The Mad Monk said:
21st Century Man said:
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.
Why did he have a deceased person from Northern France in his boot?
hehe

I like this, being as I'm a proper sucker for a bit of word play.
Like a bit of Alsacienne fellatio do we?

CharlesdeGaulle

16,826 posts

146 months

Thursday 18th February
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21st Century Man said:
MorganP104 said:
The Mad Monk said:
21st Century Man said:
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.
Why did he have a deceased person from Northern France in his boot?
hehe

I like this, being as I'm a proper sucker for a bit of word play.
Like a bit of Alsacienne fellatio do we?
Who wouldn't?

PartsMonkey

225 posts

103 months

Friday 19th February
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The Rotrex Kid said:
Blakewater said:
If you get a showroom car that's a new model, is there a restriction on when you can sell it?

Could you sell it on the understanding with the customer that it can only be released and handed over on a certain future date because it's still needed for showroom display?
Normally you have to have a specific model/trim level in the showroom so you can’t sell that exact car if it’s the only one you’ve got/can get.

No reason you couldn’t agree with a customer to sell them that car as soon as you are allowed to release it.
There was a rule when I was at a Mitsubishi dealership that the showroom and demo cars had to be held for a certain amount of time before they could be sold. Never shy to find a loophole, the MD sold an L200 to a rather insistent chap on the proviso that the V5 change of ownership would not be processed until the time limit was up. We spent the next few months receiving PCN's for speeding, red lights, No right turn/U turns and yellow boxes. Then, when it was time to put it in the customers name, he was back in the showroom trying to reject the car because of a fault despite him covering 24,000 miles in 6 months without servicing it.

BGTROPHY

19 posts

38 months

Sunday 21st February
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Fast Bug said:
Carwow is just one of those things that some dealers will cut their throat on to get business. The thing to remember (which many people don't), is not to get upset if a dealer declines the opportunity to lose money match the Carwow price.
preach

Auto810graphy

767 posts

58 months

Sunday 21st February
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alangla said:
Somewhat random question, but why is it so bloody hard to find a new-ish used Octavia VRS in Scotland? There seems to be loads in the North West & North East but nothing north of the border. Went to talk to a dealer at one of the local groups, the last one he'd heard of in the group was in Inverness, but hadn't seen one for ages.
Are there other cars that suffer from odd regional droughts?
Nothing to do with regions, more like the dealer groups behind the Scottish franchises don’t want to stock them.

They all have similar demo bonus when new and get the chance to buy nearly new from the same trade sources.

cambb

62 posts

84 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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I've seen a 6 month old Volvo that has loads of extras in that I'm interested in for 40k. I'm not in a great hurry to buy as have a lease car that I can send back anytime.ive got the cash to buy the Volvo but were do I start negotiating a price for it? Do I wait to the end of the month or year or try and make a move for it now? Id be happy to pay 37.5k for it. Is that reasonable? Thanks

Mr Squarekins

257 posts

28 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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cambb said:
I've seen a 6 month old Volvo that has loads of extras in that I'm interested in for 40k. I'm not in a great hurry to buy as have a lease car that I can send back anytime.ive got the cash to buy the Volvo but were do I start negotiating a price for it? Do I wait to the end of the month or year or try and make a move for it now? Id be happy to pay 37.5k for it. Is that reasonable? Thanks
I'd cheekily offer £34k to start with, knowing that I have no chance, but aiming for 36.5-37.5 a week or two later. It looks reasonable to me, but depends who else has been interested.

HTP99

18,271 posts

106 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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cambb said:
I've seen a 6 month old Volvo that has loads of extras in that I'm interested in for 40k. I'm not in a great hurry to buy as have a lease car that I can send back anytime.ive got the cash to buy the Volvo but were do I start negotiating a price for it? Do I wait to the end of the month or year or try and make a move for it now? Id be happy to pay 37.5k for it. Is that reasonable? Thanks
"37.5k" Who knows!!

How's it priced vs similar that is out there, if its priced along similar lines then it's likely the correct price, there's no hard and fast rule that X make and Y model at so and so age should be Z amount or have a specific margin in it.

As has been explained numerous times, due to cars being able to be viewed nationally, they have to be the correct price in the first place vs what else is available, plus currently replacing good stock is hard, used car values are strong and in some cases rising.

If its the car you want, it's priced well and you can afford it (as advertised) go in with an offer but expect to pay the asking price.

Nickp82

2,569 posts

59 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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cambb said:
I've seen a 6 month old Volvo that has loads of extras in that I'm interested in for 40k. I'm not in a great hurry to buy as have a lease car that I can send back anytime.ive got the cash to buy the Volvo but were do I start negotiating a price for it? Do I wait to the end of the month or year or try and make a move for it now? Id be happy to pay 37.5k for it. Is that reasonable? Thanks
Spec sells, particularly on nearly new cars as they offer a chunk of saving when you tot up the cost new with options. For example, despite the S90 being very hard work to sell in my short-lived Volvo days, the launch-spec demo cars we had across the group with top notch B&O sound etc sold no problem.
A £2.5k discount is probably optimistic but if it’s what you are prepared to pay, make the offer.

cambb

62 posts

84 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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I've specced the car up on Volvo and its 50k. Its was registered in June 20 and has 4k miles on it

valiant

5,923 posts

126 months

Sunday 28th February
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Any Fiat bods on here?

Need a small favour if poss (nothing dodgy, just a vin check with regards to whether a warranty is active or not - dealer I got it from is all closed due to Covid).

Trikster

687 posts

168 months

Sunday 28th February
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cambb said:
I've specced the car up on Volvo and its 50k. Its was registered in June 20 and has 4k miles on it
Not sure how things may have changed over the last 6 months but I bought a 12 month old V60 T5 from a main dealer Sept last year - couldn't get them to shift on price as it was well specced and priced as per others in the main dealer network, though had a few more toys; got a couple of bits thrown in - roof bars, tank of fuel;. The saving on new was silly though; low 40s new, mid/high 20s 12 months on.... do love depreciation (and I know it's got a way to go)


Buster73

4,412 posts

119 months

Sunday 28th February
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Selling my wife’s S3 next month / early April depending when her new car arrives.

One owner from new 17 plate , low mileage , full supplying dealer history.

It’s a three door model which I believe they no longer make , how does that effect it’s value ?

I don’t know if we can be bothered to advertise it privately and suffer the consequences with time wasting punters or sell to the trade .

Can anyone point me in the right direction with some advice please ?

Jasandjules

66,177 posts

195 months

Sunday 28th February
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Here is my question: Are you a bit put out that private sellers appear to be pricing the same as dealers?

HTP99

18,271 posts

106 months

Sunday 28th February
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Jasandjules said:
Here is my question: Are you a bit put out that private sellers appear to be pricing the same as dealers?
Why would we be "put out"?

BrabusMog

17,724 posts

152 months

Sunday 28th February
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Jasandjules said:
Here is my question: Are you a bit put out that private sellers appear to be pricing the same as dealers?
If I was a car salesman and this was happening I’d be rubbing my hands together, who would buy private when they could buy with a warranty etc?