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My local dealer has a TDI demonstrator they have just got in. It has 5 miles on the clock. It has most of the things I'm after and I'm pretty interested in it. If its a demonstrator it must be registered to the garage right? So I would be the second owner? What sort of % discount do you think i should get on this vehicle considering many people have been able to 9-10% off the list price on a new car?

Any of you had good deals on ex demos?
 

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Most of the late used cars are ex-demos and typically a 5/6 month old GT TDI will sell at ?16 - ?16.5k.

A dealer disposing of a 'demonstrator' without it having demonstrated would be a little unusual and if I was the dealer I would be offering you 5% off with the current miles. Your buying the car does not help their new car sales figures as its already been 'sold'. You may actually get a better deal on a new order.
 

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Ummm...interesting...the dealer is calling me with a price tomorrow. He thought they would be able to do a pretty good deal as they not only have their dealer "allowance" in the price, but also the allowance VW give dealers on new demonstrator purchases.
 

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They are limited on how many 'demo' purchases they can make, otherwise their premisies would be packed with new cars bought speculativley. VW dont like this and prefer cars to be ordered by the end user but they realise that a certain amount have to be ordered as demos but only a limited quantity.

Will be interested in the level of discount they are offering.
 

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They are a very sucessful new dealership, not struggling with sales and the sales man said they change the TDI demo about every 3-4 months. They are about to become a "super dealer" (one of only 6 in the country I think he said), moving to a new mulit million pound showroom in November. I dont know if this would have an bearing on the numbers of demos VW let them have, but if their sales are strong, I would guess VW would let them have what they need to keep sales coming in.
 

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Sounds like rhetoric to me. If they are expected to retain a TDi demo car for four months (like all the other dealers are) how can they sell it to you with 5 miles on it?

It may be a cancelled order but whatever - I hope they offer you a good deal.
 

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Also remember that the dealer can reset the speedo 3 times on a new car as long as it has not went over 80 miles each time .So realistically your car could have done 245 miles.
 

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Quote: posted by Stevo on 05/04/2005 09:42:22

Also remember that the dealer can reset the speedo 3 times on a new car as long as it has not went over 80 miles each time .So realistically your car could have done 245 miles.

I would say that is highly illegal[?]
 

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Don,t know whether it is illegal or not but it is fact.Anyone can do it in a new vw i believe.All you have to do is turn ignition on and hold down the trip reset button for over 60 seconds.As long as you haven,t done over the 80miles it will reset back to zero.
 

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If it's just got 5 miles on the clock, you might be talking about one of the cars that sits in the showroom and people look it at and go 'oooo'.

Either that or they don't go very far on a test drive!!
 

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[email protected] - if it was first registered four or five months before you bought it you are a subsequent owner. A car that is registered has a 'registered keeper' and that person or company's name should appear on your registration document as the previous owner. If it doesnt you need to contact DVLA to get it straightened out as there is clearly a (not uncommon) problem.
 
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