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LordOfTheManor

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1,267 posts

114 months

Monday 14th June 2021
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Don't ask for a discount as 'Malvern Works' ABRUPTLY yikesyikes tell you NO! yikes

it takes the excitement away totally,

I'm sure they can have someone more telephone friendly on the phone ..

Letstryadifferentcareveryyear

11 posts

37 months

Monday 14th June 2021
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If you haven't found out yet, as well as not understanding the word discount, most of the dealers haven't come across the word "Finance" either & would expect you to pay 100% up front in cash.

Despite having a £35k deposit to put down, I was looked at as if I had just walked in a trail of dog poo when asking what the finance options were....

Also when it comes to servicing its one of those cars where you are expected to drop it off & in a week or so time if you are lucky, they may have got round to doing a service. Don't expect to have it done while you wait.

Edited by Letstryadifferentcareveryyear on Monday 14th June 19:24

webstercivet

457 posts

77 months

Monday 21st June 2021
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I'm shocked (shocked!) to discover that Morgan might not have the most modern attitudes to finance and customer service laugh

sociopath

3,433 posts

69 months

Monday 21st June 2021
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Since people seem to have to wait years to get a Morgan, why would Morgan give discount?

jw673

139 posts

119 months

Monday 21st June 2021
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Letstryadifferentcareveryyear said:
If you haven't found out yet, as well as not understanding the word discount, most of the dealers haven't come across the word "Finance" either & would expect you to pay 100% up front in cash.

Despite having a £35k deposit to put down, I was looked at as if I had just walked in a trail of dog poo when asking what the finance options were....

Also when it comes to servicing its one of those cars where you are expected to drop it off & in a week or so time if you are lucky, they may have got round to doing a service. Don't expect to have it done while you wait.
It wasn't that long ago when Morgan had a couple of adverts/posters up at the factory, possibly on behalf of a dealer, with the finance terms (including PCPs?) clearly shown for each car.

AFAIR the finance was provided by Close Brothers, who at the time appeared to be underwriting anything with four wheels.

apgreco

40 posts

155 months

Monday 21st June 2021
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I got a small discount when ordering my plus 4 in early March. Should be arriving at the dealer in the next week or two. At the time the salesman didn't even ask me how I would be paying for the car!

Wacky Racer

38,526 posts

250 months

Monday 21st June 2021
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I was asked for full payment up front a week before I picked up my special order plus four from John Gills back in 2006.

Having left a £2000 deposit upon ordering, It left a bit of a sour taste, they closed down a year or two after I took delivery.


LordOfTheManor

Original Poster:

1,267 posts

114 months

Monday 21st June 2021
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Morgan's attitude STINKS nono

Hammond soon got shot of his Plus 6

Wacky Racer

38,526 posts

250 months

Monday 21st June 2021
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LordOfTheManor said:
Morgan's attitude STINKS nono

Hammond soon got shot of his Plus 6
Why would you offer any discount when you have a full order book and can sell every car you can make?

When I got my first plus 8 in 1978 they had an eight year waiting list.

craigjm

18,166 posts

203 months

Monday 21st June 2021
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You asked for a discount on the phone and were surprised when they said no?

LordOfTheManor

Original Poster:

1,267 posts

114 months

Saturday 26th June 2021
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craigjm said:
You asked for a discount on the phone and were surprised when they said no?
I'm only 30 minutes away from the factory, I could have gone down on my kneesbow in front of the sales guy and begged

but I thought I'd save the planet by phoning them first, got it wrong again, damn it! banghead


vpr

3,736 posts

241 months

Saturday 3rd July 2021
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craigjm said:
You asked for a discount on the phone and were surprised when they said no?
Exactly, well said.

At any rate, today’s discount is tomorrow’s depreciation.

LordOfTheManor

Original Poster:

1,267 posts

114 months

Saturday 3rd July 2021
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OMG! How do you "all" do business .......

LordOfTheManor

Original Poster:

1,267 posts

114 months

Sunday 4th July 2021
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Wacky Racer said:
I was asked for full payment up front a week before I picked up my special order plus four from John Gills back in 2006.

Having left a £2000 deposit upon ordering, It left a bit of a sour taste, they closed down a year or two after I took delivery.

Their business model as a manufacturer leaves a lot to be desiredbanghead, when they can't answer the phone politely

It's no surprise the dealers are closing yikes

ExecutiveAction

337 posts

40 months

Saturday 11th September 2021
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Wacky Racer said:
I was asked for full payment up front a week before I picked up my special order plus four from John Gills back in 2006.

Having left a £2000 deposit upon ordering, It left a bit of a sour taste, they closed down a year or two after I took delivery.

I’m very pleased with my Roadster. It’s a 110, not the new one, obviously, but modernity is, to me, not really the point. But the dealer did ask for all the money well before delivery, and I gave it to them. I organised my own finance. Morgan made a proper hash of the V5, then the car on delivery had minor issues which both they and Morgan should have sorted out. So I’m not that impressed with either of them, though I love the car. What Morgan ARE very good at is organising events for owners. Aston Martin, Mercedes and even Porsche could learn a lot from them on that. For the others it feels like as soon as you are out of the door they forget about you until the day they decide you should trade up.

donaldosaurus

210 posts

206 months

Saturday 18th December 2021
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I just bought a plus four, it is my fourth Morgan but the first I have chosen the options myself as the previous ones were ordered by the dealers.

They can provide finance but I didn't need it.

All of the staff I have met on my four visits to the factory are extremely courteous.

The service department are very efficient.

Sales are helpful and whilst they do not offer discounts they can help.

The cars are hand built and will from time to time have little niggles but I accept that.

Lovely car.