This Simple Trick to Save You Literally THOUSANDS When Buying a Brand New Car
BLIP CAR FINANCE·SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2019
The first car I bought was back when I was 18, I had just passed my test and my mum had taken time out and found me a second hand Ford Escort in the November of 1989. I remember it well because I wrote it off on December the 14th at 740 in the morning pulling out of a junction on a dark cold winters day, totally missed the dark maroon car with no lights on coming down the road.
next car I bought a few years later was a wide wheeled
ford fiesta 1.4, it was brilliant I sped around my small
village for several years in that car, although it was
terrible in the snow.
I then traded that in for
a Rover 214si which to be fair I hated with a passion.
That car was soon replaced for a company car and for ten
years I was in spoiled with BMW’s , VW Golfs Ford Focus,
Astras etc etc , until I moved on and setup my own
company and ditched the company cars for good.
WHAT WAS THE FIRST CAR I BOUGHT ONLINE?
I went in to a BMW dealership and browsed around the second had BMW’s, I had about £18,000 cash available, If I had known what i know now i would have not bothered, but i came out with a Blue BMW 318 for around £17,000 cash, I think it was around 2 years old but it was a few years back. The first car i bought online however was a Honda CRV, I researched online for ages and found a company that was based in Newcastle, they brought in greyish imports and rather than spend £25,000 at a main Honda dealer, i took a deep breath and paid cash online for the car. It was an EXEC version and i was totally made up when a car transporter came wandering down my road with it on the back. What a fantastic and brilliant feeling. The car by the way was a fantastic drive and I loved it, sat nav and heated seats to boot,
PEOPLE STILL TO THIS DAY DONT SHOP AROUND FOR CARS
Things have changed in the brand new car market, but not many people actually know exactly what. The internet has born what we could call the “independent car dealership” These car dealers can get access to main stream manufacturer cars at hugely discounted prices. There are very few around but they can be used to save people literally thousands of pounds on a brand new car.
There are reasons why people may not use these companies one being that they 100% trust the main dealers in their towns and that makes a difference to them. When spending so much money that trust needs to be earned and building a huge manufacturer dealership goes a long way to earning that trust. Its slightly unfair to the independent dealer, as they sell countrywide and building massive expensive dealerships would basically ruin any price advantage they could give their clients. So their presence is mainly online, but believe me its worth it.
HOW MUCH CAN I SAVE
I saved a huge £7,000 on my Honda that i bought online, but that was 13 years ago, way before facebook and the like, these days you will see discounts as high as 30% off manufacturer cars like Nissan Juke, BMW 1 series and Seat Leons. The discounts depend on the dealers, but I have seen vans with huge savings of £12,000 off the new price.
HOW DO I FIND AN INDEPENDENT ONLINE CAR DEALER
You will know the answer to this one really, and you don’t need to ask, but I will tell you that they hang around on the internet strangeley enough, offering their hugely discounted cars and vans to people who are brave enough to buy a car online. Strangely enough the big manufacturers recognise the online trend and they themselves are moving towards an Internet “Buy Online” selling model.
There are a couple of comparison websites out there for you to look at, they list the “ICDs” and show off their savings, some main dealers sneak in there with pre-registered offerings too.
The simple trick to saving thousands on a brand new car is to “RESEARCH” - take some time to find these independent car dealerships who deal primarily online and can save you a fortune.
We have included some links below to several online dealerships both cars and vans, and also a comparison site too.