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    Default Haggling

    As alluded to in other posts, possibly looking to buy an Insignia in the coming weeks.

    To walk into a dealer and expect to pay the full asking price is something i dont want to do obviously, but on the other hand i dont want to offer a price where theywill just laugh!!

    So, heres the situation.. Looking at at

    Insignia Elite, Desiel, 2.0 160.
    12-18
    months old
    10-15k Mileage
    Average Network Q prices are £15-16K

    With that info,

    What should i realisticlly be looking to pay?
    What should my first offer be?
    How much movement does the dealer have to make the sale?

    Any info on to help me along would be greatly appreciated

    RgdsAidi
    Last edited by Aidi; 22nd October 2012 at 11:17.

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    The dealers position and yours i suppose , depends on whether you are paying ...

    Full Cash ,

    Full Finance ,

    Part Exchange & Cash ,

    Part Exchange & Finance ,

    Part Cash & Part Finance .

    I think they will try to get you to use their nominated financers .

    But regardless of which path you take , you should have a bit of a haggle

    and even if they don't move on price and you still like the car ,

    ask for some freebies ....

    Free Service .

    Free Mud Flaps .

    Free Valet .

    Free Tyres .

    Free Full Tank Of Fuel .

    etc etc .

    HEY .... Even if you get a reduced screen price , still try for the freebies to sweeten the deal even further .

    It's a tough world of business out there at the moment ,
    dealers don't like to lose customers over a potential £ 16,000 ,
    so maybe show the dealer that you are prepared to leave them and go elsewhere to get a better deal
    and maybe then they will start to negotiate a deal with you .

    Good Luck .
    Last edited by HITFACTORY1403; 22nd October 2012 at 12:34.

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    Most places now don't move on price - certainly the Supermarket type places (Motorhouse, Carcraft, Fords of Winsford) etc. Screen price is price, regardless of how you pay. They argue that the car is priced to sell, there's no margin for them etc. I agree about going for freebies, but the most you may get is a set of mats - a friend of mine has just bought a brand new Astra GTC, and got nothing thrown in. So, be prepared to pay what the screen says, and if you get anything else it's a bonus.

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    Is it just me ? ,

    but i can't get Aidi's link to work .

    Insignia Elite, Desiel, 2.0 160.
    12-18
    months old

    ================================================== ============

    On another note of dealers car sales .

    I have noticed when passing a big dealer like an Evan Halshaw's Vauxhall branch ,

    that upto 70 per cent of the cars on the front display to catch your eye aren't even Vauxhall .

    Has business / economy got so bad now they have to offer other brands of cars in all equality ( i.e. = front of house / front forecourt ) to top up their cash registers ?

    I play spot the Vauxhall when i pass my local Evans Halshaw Vx dealer .

    Have the single brand big car dealers had to become sort of multi brand car supermarkets to survive ?

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    Apologies , Aidi , for going a bit off the subject .
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    Thanks chaps,

    Ill be a full cash buyer - Px on my Vectra would not be worth it so that will sell private

    What appears as hyperlinks is an over ambitious iPhone!! They wont work - sorry bout that!

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    Be careful. I think £10k+ cash transactions are now illegal and a dealership might not accept them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWilko View Post
    Be careful. I think £10k+ cash transactions are now illegal and a dealership might not accept them.
    By refusing big lumps of cash , are they trying to force finance upon you ?

    I assume you could do a bank transfer and obviously they would not hand car over until cash is in the dealers bank .

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    I haggled my XP2 down by £250 quite easily and also upped my PX by £350 over book by saying I can buy today. Gave a figure I had as absolute limit which was effectively £500 less than my trade in worth and the screen price.

    It will depend on what the car owes them and how long they have had it and how their figures are for that month.

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    When i say cash - it would be a bankers cheque not a wad of £20 notes!!

    Thing with the elites i am finding, they shift pretty quick these days due to their spec. I would so much prefer to to a px on my car, but the price they would offer would be insulting and i know i can get better private. They dont care that its got lowered suspension, SRI Leathers, CD70, Built in Bluetooth, LPG, HIDs, MIJ exhaust etc..

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    I have found that there is almost no negotiation on the price and that the sticker price is market competitive at larger dealers and supermarkets all things considered, but they do have a need to fill the void in income with finance products that are more expensive paint treatments, warranties etc and still make my blood boil selling their heads off on these lines

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