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Hi guys, just got the go-ahead on friday for a GTI as my new company
car but he says he will not pay list price for it. He is buying
the car and all the other guys have BMW 1 series which he gets good
discounts off but I hate and was just wondering had anbody managed to
haggle anything off the list price. I'm looking at a bog standard
red 3dr with no extras as its the same price as a 118d sport with
metallic paint which i've been offered and told just to pic the colour.

Any help would be appreciated
 

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I agree theres a big waiting list for the GTI think it's 4 months + so stealers wont give discout as theres limited supply and the next guy will pay full price [:(]

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Might be easier to go for a GT TDI , you'll be able to spec a few extras to make up for not having a GTI and your boss will get a decent discount too.

Mine beats my mates 118d easily too[:p]
 

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And as you're in the North I think the stealers get an allocation of 2 cars per month or something crazy like that!
 

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Cheers guys, going to see the dealer tomorrow and see if he can do
anything. Have a Mk4 GT TDI 130bhp at the minute and just fancied going
back to petrol as I've heard that the government are going to change
the company car tax on diesels and bring more inline with the
petrols and I miss the sound of the petrol engine. Apparently this is because they may be lower in co2 but around town
are actually dirtier and so they are going to take particulates into consideration.

Will post tomorrow if I've any luck.
 

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I ordered mine last November and managed to get ?1500 off through
drivethedeal, I notice that their discount is now ?10! so would assume
that if you want a UK car there is nothing off. and there is a 6 month
wait, however there a lot of "used" cars in the system with very low
miles (probably ex demo's) will they not let you have one of those?
 

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I've heard that the government are going to change the company car tax on diesels and bring more inline with the petrols and I miss the sound of the petrol engine. Apparently this is because they may be lower in co2 but around town are actually dirtier and so they are going to take particulates into consideration.
Not surprised by this - I have always wondered why diesels are considered by the government to be 'cleaner'.
 

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How about looking at a ex demo car that is still on "new" miles as described by your company?

You should be able to get 1500 or so off list in that case. Worth a thought.
 

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How about looking at a ex demo car that is still on "new" miles as described by your company?

You should be able to get 1500 or so off list in that case. Worth a thought.
If you do this be careful you're not picking up one of the VW Direct cars which were used to limit by salesmen etc on demo days. I looked at a red one which turned out to be one of these cars at my local dealer the other day and they still had it up for ?23,500!
 

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Spoke to my dealer yesterdayand he said that he has given a free tank of fuel with the last GTi as way of a sweetener. His Principal said to him( quote) "what are you doing, giving ANY sort of discount on a GTi?"
 

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They are very tight, yes. According to my dealer, VW give them ?160 "commission" per car they sell - excluding the ( aptly named ) back-end bonus. Seems very low to me - wouldn't get out of bed for it.
 

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All the discount thing is swings and roundabouts. Big front end discounts = low residuals. Personally I like to see no discounts across the board. In a world of supply and demand, why should anyone give a discount when demand outstrips supply?

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Yes, but the way the market is, no one wants to pay full price for anything and if the retailers are not even willing to budge by a few hundred notes, you are just going to end up agrovating the customers. They could even discount optional extras a little for example, simple things really. I know this does not work at the moment as there are not enough GTIs to sell, but they will soon have to realise in a year or so when the supply has catched up.
 

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If the dealers only make ?160 per car, mine lost over ?500 by selling me mine. Somehow I don't think that is the case.
I'm not talking about margin of ?160, I'm talking about the amount that my dealer told me that they get paid by VW for selling a car. The margins are obviously huge - I got a ?2210 discount. I assume that part of this ?160 goes to the salesman.
 

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Looks like I opened up a little can of worms here. Anyway went
into the dealers yesterday and got talking to some young jumped up
salesman who gave the whole talk about no discounts etc not even a
?5. I got a little annoyed and said surley a customer walking
into most showrooms to buy a new car with no trade-in and cash in
hand would at least get some thing off the car. He just said not
on the GTI it was ?19,995 . Asked about an ex demo as well but he
said if they sold there demo it would take them 4 months to get a new
one and a dealer of their size had to have a GTI demo car and one in
the showroom.

Anyway told the boss last night and he is going to see what he can
do. The VW dealership is owned by the same guy that owns the,
Merc, BMW, Saab, Porsche, Audi, Seat and Mini dealerships and he is a
very good customer of BMW so he is going to see what he can do.
 
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