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I'm thinking of buying a new car and was wondering if anyone had any tips or advice about where to buy etc.

I bought my last two VW's using Carwow but would prefer to go to the local dealer this time as I have a car to part-exchange and I think it might be easier doing that locally. However, if I'm going to save a lot of money I will use them again. One dealer on Carwow says he will order the car (deposit required) and when it arrives he will value my car. But what happens if I think he is undervaluing my car and I want to walk? I've wasted 4 months and he has my deposit. I have asked him to clarify this.

Got some varying prices this morning ranging from £28,500 to £34,500 using Carwow. Have yet to hear back from the local dealer.
 
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I'm thinking of buying a new car and was wondering if anyone had any tips or advice about where to buy etc.

I bought my last two VW's using Carwow but would prefer to go to the local dealer this time as I have a car to part-exchange and I think it might be easier doing that locally. However, if I'm going to save a lot of money I will use them again. One dealer on Carwow says he will order the car (deposit required) and when it arrives he will value my car. But what happens if I think he is undervaluing my car and I want to walk? I've wasted 4 months and he has my deposit. I have asked him to clarify this.

Got some varying prices this morning ranging from £28,500 to £34,500 using Carwow. Have yet to hear back from the local dealer.
Hi Ray Bought my T roc from local Vw dealers,used car wow price and did a part ex.
 

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The discount through carwow was so substantial both times it would have been silly not to. Despite having to drive 200 miles down and then up, the deal was £3,000 better than my local dealerships.
 

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Hi Ray, I'm about 3 or 4 weeks (hopefully) away from getting my new T-ROC. It's taking a while, due to the semi-conductor shortages. However, I purchased it via Carfile. Jonathan Lawless (his father Pat started the company 30 or so years ago) has been exemplary so far. He can arrange part-exchange if you require, or not, it's your preference.
The VW dealership he works with have been very easy to do business with and he is up front about the discount he can get for you. This isn't a commercial on his behalf, I haven't bought a brand new car ever before, but my brother used this company, maybe 20 years ago. If nothing else, you might want to check it out for yourself.
 

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Every dealers and sales option will be on and involve different terms and prices. I doubt anyone on here will be able to say for certain who can provide the best outright deal. You really will have to go face to face with the dealers/brokers, see what they put on the table and decide what suits you and your budget.
 

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Correct ... and the deal you get one week might be better or worse than the following week as circumstances are always changing. You can often sweeten the deal if you say you will close the deal there and then at the right price.
 

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I showed my local dealer the car wow price and they equaled it. Then I sold the old car to the online guys. Peter vardy in my case who were 20% better than we buy any car. Selling is very easy at present
 

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In march I changed my mk1 2015 Tiguan for a Volvo XC40. When I ordered last december I got a trade in quote of £9k, but was told this could go down by the tine I collected it. WBAC gave me a quote of £9k a few weeks before collection, but dropped it after the initial period, and their final quote was £8.5k.

I also had a quote off MOTORWAY, because of the spec of my tig they offered £10k (they go through all the extras to give a better price), but the way they work they market to the trade and get offers back. The offer they came back with and I accepted was £10,850. The buying dealer then arranges collection, and the payment was confirmed in my bank before the collection agent loaded my car on the flatbed.

Dealership didn't care when I turned up without the trade in. The only issue with this is getting there without your car, my misses took me in her car so we were easy.
 

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Thanks for all the replies. I've had a look at Motorway and that would certainly be an option for selling if I don't part exchange. Also, awaiting a response from Carfile about buying. Also contacted the broker autoebid who has given me the best price - cheaper than Carwow by about £500. So, a lot to consider. Will let you know what happens/how I proceed.
 

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I also had a quote off MOTORWAY, because of the spec of my tig they offered £10k (they go through all the extras to give a better price), but the way they work they market to the trade and get offers back. The offer they came back with and I accepted was £10,850. The buying dealer then arranges collection, and the payment was confirmed in my bank before the collection agent loaded my car on the flatbed.

Dealership didn't care when I turned up without the trade in. The only issue with this is getting there without your car, my misses took me in her car so we were easy.
That's interesting about the spec because there's over £1000 worth of options on my car but none of the car buying sites I have looked at seem that interested about these. Good to know. Motorway have given me an initial price but I need to upload pictures to get a more accurate idea of the value of the car.

The other thing is my new car will not arrive for about four months (thought it would be longer) so cannot sell at this moment in time. Obviously, a car from stock would be a quicker but the chances of obtaining one with the option I want are slim.
 

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Every dealers and sales option will be on and involve different terms and prices. I doubt anyone on here will be able to say for certain who can provide the best outright deal. You really will have to go face to face with the dealers/brokers, see what they put on the table and decide what suits you and your budget.
get the options they can offer then choose the best one
 

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In march I changed my mk1 2015 Tiguan for a Volvo XC40. When I ordered last December I got a trade in quote of £9k, but was told this could go down by the tine I collected it. WBAC gave me a quote of £9k a few weeks before collection, but dropped it after the initial period, and their final quote was £8.5k.

I also had a quote off MOTORWAY, because of the spec of my tig they offered £10k (they go through all the extras to give a better price), but the way they work they market to the trade and get offers back. The offer they came back with and I accepted was £10,850. The buying dealer then arranges collection, and the payment was confirmed in my bank before the collection agent loaded my car on the flatbed.

Dealership didn't care when I turned up without the trade in. The only issue with this is getting there without your car, my misses took me in her car so we were easy. That is why I prefer to deal with No Deposit Car Finance | Get 0 Deposit Loans with Bad Credit | Carplus. No complaints so far!
Cars got so expensive recently that I envy (in a good way) people who can afford to buy one nowadays :)
 

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Cars got so expensive recently that I envy (in a good way) people who can afford to buy one nowadays :)
That’s why leasing has become so popular. And to be fair, it makes economic sense.

I might go for a lease next car as you end up paying about the same but you typically get a lot more car.
 

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That’s why leasing has become so popular. And to be fair, it makes economic sense.

I might go for a lease next car as you end up paying about the same but you typically get a lot more car.
I've done the maths in the past & I've never found it to be a great deal.
Always worked out at 4 or 5k extra over the term.
I've always liked the part were you get a new car every 3 or 4 years though 🤷‍♂️
 

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I've done the maths in the past & I've never found it to be a great deal.
Always worked out at 4 or 5k extra over the term.
I've always liked the part were you get a new car every 3 or 4 years though 🤷‍♂️
I think it depends greatly on both the deal and the car. If the car depreciates a lot, you’ll pay more monthly. I’ve seen some absolute crackers on HotUKDeals of Skoda Karoq for as low as £140/mth. That’s around £5k over the 2 year deal. How much do you think that car would plummet in value over 2 years? I reckon more than or equal to £5k.

Also better for those who don’t do too many miles (like you and I 😉)

Plus no MOT to worry about and you’re always in warranty.

I get that it’s not for everyone and some prices are crazy but if you’re willing to shop around, I think you could find something awesome. My mate was leasing a BMW M140i a couple of years ago for near enough what VW wanted me to pay monthly on my T-roc. The BMW had 3x the power and a full Napa leather interior.
 
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An update. So here are the offers I got:

Broker 1: £27450
Broker 2: £27694
Carwow: £28484
Local VW dealer: £29530.

The local VW dealer quoted £35530. I then asked if they would match Carwow and he said he could reduce price by £4000. He also added on a charge of £178 for admin. Which to me is a bit like being asked to pay to enter a shop where you want to buy an item! Hilarious.
 
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Prices for my existing car:

Broker 1: £20000
Broker 2 : referred me to webuyanycar for guide price
Webuyanycar : £19285
Cazoo: £21625
Goodbye car : £21784

Obviously, all these are 'car unseen' quotes and have taken my description of the car as accurate. I wouldn't sell to Webuyanycar because they're cowboys and these quotes are for now rather than when I actually get my new VW so will drop before then.
 
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Hi Ray, I'm about 3 or 4 weeks (hopefully) away from getting my new T-ROC. It's taking a while, due to the semi-conductor shortages. However, I purchased it via Carfile. Jonathan Lawless (his father Pat started the company 30 or so years ago) has been exemplary so far. He can arrange part-exchange if you require, or not, it's your preference.
The VW dealership he works with have been very easy to do business with and he is up front about the discount he can get for you. This isn't a commercial on his behalf, I haven't bought a brand new car ever before, but my brother used this company, maybe 20 years ago. If nothing else, you might want to check it out for yourself.
When did you place an order?
 

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August 12th. I'm now guessing an early 2022 delivery. Anything before January 12th will be a start to finish deal in less than 5 months. The dealership said less than 3 months for a factory order in normal times is pretty good. So I suppose I should be happy about, it all things considered.
 

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August 12th. I'm now guessing an early 2022 delivery. Anything before January 12th will be a start to finish deal in less than 5 months. The dealership said less than 3 months for a factory order in normal times is pretty good. So I suppose I should be happy about, it all things considered.
OK. That's not bad considering. My last order before Covid was five months. Did you get an Order Confirmation form from the dealer? On mine it states Handover Comitted Date 30th July 2022. I'm hoping it gets here before then. Used Carfile in the end so appreciate the heads up.
 
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