twist wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:11 pm
You’re 100% correct but I t should also be pointed out that RRP is pretty much meaningless except when calculating VED. It’s the deal that matters. You should subtract around 10% from the RRP and that’s what kind of deal you should be aiming for. Or close to 15% if going with the manufacturer’s PCP or similar financing.
Only mugs pay list price!
That's a bit over simplistic.
I seriously doubt many buyers will get anywhere close to those discounts, especially those willing to put up with long lead times rather than walk away. It's much harder to get a deal on a customised factory build rather than buying a car on the forecourt or sitting in a showroom or dealer's compound but perhaps loaded with expensive options you don't really want or need. If you are willing to buy a car from stock, then you can probably get a good deal by simply saying I'll take that one today, right now, if you give me a good discount and walking away if they don't, but just remember the extra profit in those options may be what is financing the discount.
Then there are many dealers who say they are giving a better trade-in allowance rather than showing it as a discount, so if you have no trade-in you are in a better position, unless you have to go through the hassle and stress of trying to do a private sale. Been there, done that !
So it depends on what you are looking for and what premium you are prepared to pay to get the exact car you want as opposed to looking for a close fit. Most people will accept having some 'extras' they might not have chosen, but the lack of a 'must have' option can also be a deal breaker for some, and more who spend their ownership saying I wish my car had X, Y or Z.