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Buying a new car

Postby Chrisdee » 19 Sep 2017, 18:04

Went new car shopping the other day. Started off in the Renault dealers in Torrevieja, my dad was looking for a Dacia Dokker van and he had a 3 yr old Ford Focus to part exchange. They came up with what we thought was a decent deal. Today we went to San Pedro, the Renault dealer there, they offered us over 4K less for the Ford Focus but 50 euros cheaper on the Dokker. Unbelievable difference. They were trying to push the Kangoo onto us, she tried at least 3 times saying she could give us a better price for our old car. We said thanks and walked out. They didn't even try to get our custom by offering a better price deal. Gone back to the dealer in Torrevieja and ordered it there.
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby Rockerbilly » 19 Sep 2017, 19:20

I bought a new car in jan 2016, we tried all the Kia dealerships within a 30k radius, no decent deals, a friend gave me a vehicle website to check out, long story short, went to Gandia and got a really great deal, it certainly pays to shop around.
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby paulwps » 19 Sep 2017, 19:33

Buy anything NOT French.
You will live to regret it.
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby Harley Benton » 19 Sep 2017, 20:47

Rubbish ! ...I've had Renaults , Citreon's over the years - never a problem.
Dacia come in for critisism ( from non Dacia owners ).
I bought a new Dacia Sandero 2 years ago ... no complaints whatsoever.
If it's good enough for Torrevieja Taxi drivers , and the Guardia Civil - then it's good enough for me !
My cars have always been "workhorses", i transport a lot of musical equipment around .
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby camionpilot » 19 Sep 2017, 23:13

paulwps wrote:Buy anything NOT French.
You will live to regret it.
They are pants
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You wont be buying an Opel or a Vauxhall then ????
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby jjhback2U2 » 20 Sep 2017, 01:02

Take it from someone that has been in the motor trade from 17 years old ( Was a General manager of a Nissan franchise and 2 used car sites ) there is no such thing as a bad car just varying degrees of build quality, you pays your money and gets what you pay for from a Roller to donkey ! and the best deal is the ONE you are happy to sign up with or you will for ever " Have buyers regrets " :wink:
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby Harley Benton » 20 Sep 2017, 09:33

Spot on jjh ! :D

Like i said , my cars are workhorses , so there's no sense in me paying 20 grand for a car , when a 10 grand motor does the same job.
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby The Lone Ranger » 20 Sep 2017, 13:48

Harley Benton wrote:Spot on jjh ! :D

Like i said , my cars are workhorses , so there's no sense in me paying 20 grand for a car , when a 10 grand motor does the same job.


Cheapskate :D
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby Chrisdee » 20 Sep 2017, 14:28

10 grand, I wish
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby Harley Benton » 20 Sep 2017, 14:34

I got just over 2000 euros for my trade in , Chris ...i just plucked the figure of 10 grand ! :wink: :D
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby Chrisdee » 20 Sep 2017, 15:20

8K for the old car from the Torre Renault dealer, 4K from San Pedro. No contest. We told them too, but they said no way could they give more than 4K but would give 9K if we bought a Kangoo. If one dealer can do it why can't anoather? Doesn't seem to make sense, but hey ho.

Harley Benton wrote:I got just over 2000 euros for my trade in , Chris ...i just plucked the figure of 10 grand ! :wink: :D
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby camionpilot » 20 Sep 2017, 17:06

Depends on the incentives the manufacturer is giving the dealer , such as how much stock does the dealer shift, has he fulfilled his quota [ he will get better discounts ] , what vehicles/ spec/trim are slow movers , is an update/ new model due soon , has the manf got overstocks . Some vehicles sell more readily in some areas that others and the manf might be trying to make inroads into a particular area to get market share , all these factors need to be factored in by the dealers to be able to give you a deal ..so you will never know the reasoning behind their thinking ..!!
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby derekbroad » 20 Sep 2017, 21:50

I bought a new car from a dealer in Mercalicant, when I went back to them for another new car they gave me an extra 3000€ loyalty discount, I would have paid 6000€ more for the same model from a dealership in Elche, including trade in.
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby derekbroad » 21 Sep 2017, 20:42

You can also get a guide from www.coches.net. Some very good offers on new and used cars on there.
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Re: Buying a new car

Postby camionpilot » 22 Sep 2017, 13:39

camionpilot wrote:
paulwps wrote:Buy anything NOT French.
You will live to regret it.
They are pants
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You wont be buying an Opel or a Vauxhall then ????

Just check out the New JD POWER owner survey ...shock for the Bavarian buckets..!!
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