As I am sure you are aware, Sell your car 2 Jack only buys cars however we are always getting quizzed on how and where to buy a new car for the lowest price.
So we decided to whip up a quick article for you to point you in the right direction….
…Although we have cheated slightly and pinched the tips from Carwow.
This is because we think www.carwow.com is a brilliant service and it’s genuinely where I tell all of my customers (and friends) to go to find a new car.
It’s like a “compare the market” of the car-buying world.
Not only does Carwow make the buying process as easy as possible, it’ll also ensure you get the very best prices from leading UK dealers. We do suggest you head to their car configurator to get the best price on a brand new car – you’ll receive only the best offers from the UK’s leading approved dealers.
Here are some tips:
Haggling with salespeople at the dealership
Haggling isn’t always easy – that’s why Carwow removes this strenuous task from the buying process. If you want to get money off your new car direct from a dealer however, you may find bartering will get you a slightly better price. Remember to do your research and stand your ground – Carwow’s haggling guide explains everything you need to know.
Buying a used car from a private seller
While its nice to have a brand-new car gracing your drive, many people choose to buy used instead. Buying directly from a private seller can be cheaper than buying through a dealer. It should also be easier to haggle with a private seller than it would be with a pushy salesperson.
Buy a used car from a dealer
You’ll find that almost all franchised dealers will have a stock of “used approved” vehicles. These cars are usually between two and four years old and are ordinarily trade ins. After finance packages end, many people will opt to get a brand new car over paying the final buy-out fee on their current model.
This means there are thousands of quality, low mileage cars that need to be sold on. A downside to this method is that you’ll pay more than you would if you were buying privately. The good news is that you know there’ll be no problems with the car and, if there is, it’ll still be under the manufacturer warranty.
Buying a used car at auction
This option isn’t for everyone – while car auctions are big business in the UK, auction houses can be intimidating and aggressive places. That aside, buying cars this way can save you a great deal of money. In fact, this is where used car dealers get their stock from in the first place.
There are some downsides though – you need to know exactly which car you want and how much you’re prepared to pay for it. Don’t get carried away, as you may end up paying more than you would elsewhere. Also, cars are sold as seen so if something goes wrong, there is no comeback. Sometimes cars are put in an auction for this very reason, so be very careful.
If you hadn’t already guessed, we think that Carwow is still the best way to get money off your new car. There’s no haggling, the car will be brand-new and our dealers will make sure you have a great buying experience. You may even find a new car is cheaper than a nearly new, dealer approved one.
If you are struggling on how much you can afford to purchase a new car for, see how much your current car is worth using our free car valuation tool – www.sellyourcar2jack.com
Hope this helps on buying a new car!