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View nickyf's Profile nickyf 28 Aug 20 7.01pm Send a Private Message to nickyf Add nickyf as a friend

Just wondering if anyone has looked recently and did you get a good deal, or is it worth waiting a little longer.

 

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View lush1076's Profile lush1076 Flag leatherhead 28 Aug 20 7.10pm Send a Private Message to lush1076 Add lush1076 as a friend

Bought a second hand one from a dealer. No price change from months ago

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 28 Aug 20 7.26pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Got a lovely little astra
But it will depend how much front you've got.

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 28 Aug 20 8.22pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Advertised prices from dealers are still high, but they are in a weak bargaining position.
Private sales prices are very low, but 'buyer beware'.

Obviously go for petrol and small engine size. (lower tax and insurance, and diesels are being phased-out)

 


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View s2art1e's Profile s2art1e Flag 28 Aug 20 10.36pm Send a Private Message to s2art1e Add s2art1e as a friend

Originally posted by nickyf

Just wondering if anyone has looked recently and did you get a good deal, or is it worth waiting a little longer.

Was wondering the same thing... I see there are deals like 0% apr, zero deposits, payment holidays, deposit contributions, job loss protection etc etc, but is that any different to what was available pre covid? I was hoping there would be some government incentives on electric vehicles.

As someone else mentioned car dealers are in a weak position right now, so there should be some good deals and negotiation to be done, they probably just don't advertise the fact.

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 29 Aug 20 7.17am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by s2art1e

As someone else mentioned car dealers are in a weak position right now, so there should be some good deals and negotiation to be done, they probably just don't advertise the fact.

There aren't as many as people would think as all car manufacturers ceased production so there isn't the huge stockpile of unsold cars that people imagine there is

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 29 Aug 20 10.45am Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

huge stockpile of unsold cars that people imagine

Are most covid fatalities non-car drivers ? Certainly those aged over 90

 


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View Philís Barber's Profile Philís Barber Online Flag Crowborough 29 Aug 20 11.13am Send a Private Message to Philís Barber Add Philís Barber as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

There aren't as many as people would think as all car manufacturers ceased production so there isn't the huge stockpile of unsold cars that people imagine there is


This ^^^

Lease deals are generally horrendous atm because there Just isnít the excess stock out there...this is also being reflected in new car prices at Main Dealers. Hybrids and all electric are now seeing their prices harden as confidence grows so the deals to be had are on petrol and diesel in particular. Audi atm seem to be the amongst the main ones being discounted.

The ĎLeasingí thread on Pistonheads is always an interesting read and gives you a feel for the current market. The general feeling is that deals have never been as bad as the current time.


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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 29 Aug 20 11.42am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Philís Barber


Lease deals are generally horrendous atm because there Just isnít the excess stock out there...

Finance companies are also tightening up on credit granting as they are concerned about future unemployment prospects

 

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