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cbeaks1

Drive the deal etc

Just having a look around outside my normal Brand.

5 door Golf R in Red £26728 (Carwow)

Audi TT 1.8 Sport £23500

Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDi Ultra SE Exec £33813 (£47k list)

All quite tempting I think, esp the R.

Some crazy discounts around as long as you take the finance.
gooner

That deal on the Golf R is the reason you rarely see GTI's these days. I don't remember the last time I saw a mk7 GTI and the dealer I spoke to last week says most buyers are easily tempted to step up to the R as the cost difference isn't that much.
Chip Butty

Have a look at BMW prices on Broadspeed.

Makes the following article all the more amusing..

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news...fits-are-more-important-car-sales
PG

Chip Butty wrote:
Have a look at BMW prices on Broadspeed.

Makes the following article all the more amusing..

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news...fits-are-more-important-car-sales


That article is laughable. As the coments say, now that they are third in volume in the UK behind Audi and Merc, volume does not matter - it was always about profitability.

What a git.
gonnabuildabuggy

Chip Butty wrote:
Have a look at BMW prices on Broadspeed.

Makes the following article all the more amusing..

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news...fits-are-more-important-car-sales


Some nice discounts there, especially when you get to £40K cars

Very tempting, then I remember the pensions thread and realise I could buy this instead and a BtL flat (using the difference as my 25% deposit).

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201605103791481
franki68

Re: Drive the deal etc

cbeaks1 wrote:
Just having a look around outside my normal Brand.

5 door Golf R in Red £26728 (Carwow)

Audi TT 1.8 Sport £23500

Audi A7 Sportback 3.0 TDi Ultra SE Exec £33813 (£47k list)

All quite tempting I think, esp the R.

Some crazy discounts around as long as you take the finance.


But by the time you factor in the true cost of Finance you end up paying the ordinal list or higher .
Martin

Not in my experience you don't.   Assuming i paid the ballon on the 535d, I'd still be £6,000 under the list price.  Most of the discount would have been available for a straight cash purchase (about 80% of it..), so if you have it available it's still the best way.

There are some cracking discounts, the Golf R is a relative bargain, as are A8s (4.2 Sport for £50k, S8 for £60k) etc
gonnabuildabuggy

Martin wrote:
Not in my experience you don't.   Assuming i paid the ballon on the 535d, I'd still be £6,000 under the list price.  Most of the discount would have been available for a straight cash purchase (about 80% of it..), so if you have it available it's still the best way.

There are some cracking discounts, the Golf R is a relative bargain, as are A8s (4.2 Sport for £50k, S8 for £60k) etc


Might depend on whose finance. VAG's always looks expensive to me.
Michael

Can't you pay the finance off without penalty so long as you make one payment?
Martin

Yes, that's right.

VAG finance isn't too bad when you push them hard on the rate, but their start point is high.  At least that was the case with Porsche.
JohnC

You can even get £8K off an M4!
Racing Teatray

Martin wrote:
Not in my experience you don't.   Assuming i paid the ballon on the 535d, I'd still be £6,000 under the list price.  


Exactly. The discount on my wife's Fiat was £1,800. The cost of the finance (at circa 5% APR) over three years was £600. Ergo still £1,200 to the good at the end of the day.

Likewise, you could get £8k off a well-specced M135i without trying too hard and the interest over 3 years at circa 5% APR will be under half that.
Big Blue

The finance on a new car is not paying for you to buy that car, it's paying for them to keep people employed to build the next one etc. etc., hence it's all manufacturer-backed finance deals, low rate interest compared to used etc. Plus you're feeding the manufacturer approved used market to a small degree (other fleet activity is more likely to feed this) all of which means when you walk into a showroom and there's a £30k sticker-priced used car vs a £38k list price new car the new car might be the one to have if you interrogate the maths correctly.
Alf McQueef

Having spent some weeks early in 2015 calling around trying to get a C63AMG on finance at the prices advertised all over the place, I get less excited by one-off deals these days. A lot of it is just BS to get you to make the call. I'm sure the Golf R, being a volume model than every builder wants, is available at good prices but a lot of what you see at the high end is on specific cars only, and gone by the time the ad is out.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Alf McQueef wrote:
I get less excited by one-off deals these days. A lot of it is just BS to get you to make the call.


... or you could just walk into the right showroom at the right time.  Never mind Drive the Deal etc, some Ford dealers are doing some great deals as quarter ends approach.....

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