The hunt for a new car was once a very different process. Go back 15 or 20 years, and you would have bought a magazine or a newspaper that would hopefully have a test on the vehicle you’re interested in, and you’d probably locate a dealer through the same medium. These days, it’s essentially all digital. We embark on our car buying journey on Google, or see an ad on social media for something that tickles our fancy. In fact, we’ve seen time and time again that some buyers are now more educated about the car they want to buy than the dealers themselves. That’s all thanks to the readily available and vastly consumed information on the web. But, while some things have changed dramatically in the automotive industry and the digital world that now powers it, there are a couple of ‘truisms’ that have stood the test of time. One of them is the importance of timing. Not only which car to buy, but when to buy it. There’s no doubt that car … [Read more...] about Why December is the perfect time to buy a new car
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While there may not be such a thing as a cheap exotic, today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Esprit is still pretty cheap and hella exotic. Let’s see if its price means it’s also a good deal. Some people say that we should regulate Sawzalls, that there are too many Sawzall-related incidents in society to continue to allow their unfettered access. The NRSA (National Reciprocating Saw Association) naturally opposes any such measure, saying that the fallout is a small price to pay for our god-given right to hack shit up. What is an example of such mischief? Well, how about yesterday’s 1991 Toyota Camry? It had been converted into a pickup truck with equal amounts of success and failure, and you just know that some sort of power tool or plasma cutter was involved in its conversion. Now that its builder is seeking to set it free upon the world, we’re here to possibly prevent that from happening. How you might ask? Well, by addressing that custom Camry’s … [Read more...] about At $23,500, Is This 1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo ‘The One’ to Buy?
BRITS looking to get themselves a new set of wheels can grab a bargain as the weather heats up. Dealers are more likely to offload used cars for cheap in the warmer months, according to a motoring expert. With new registrations being released in September, car dealers are usually keen to make room on their forecourts as new models start to roll in. And this means they will often slash the price on their second-hand stock in July and August. But there are a few things car buyers need to look out for if they really want to get the best deal. James Fairclough, CEO at AA Vehicle Inspections, provided some tips and tricks to help motorists find the perfect summer bargain. AA's top tips for buying a bargain used car in the summer Out of season stock: Avoid going for summery convertibles, as dealers will look to exploit the weather by upping the price on these models. Consider more "winter" type cars like 4x4s, as these will be in less demand, meaning dealers will be more willing to part … [Read more...] about Why summer is the perfect time to pick up a bargain second-hand motor – here’s how to get the best deal
SHANGHAI/MUNICH (Reuters) - Auto supplier Ningbo Jifeng Auto Parts (603997.SS) has made an approach to buy German rival Grammer (GMMG.DE) at a time when Chinese takeovers face increased scrutiny from German and European authorities eager to protect domestic know-how. Ningbo’s indicative offer, disclosed early on Tuesday, values Grammer at around 772 million euros ($893 million), including dividends, and sent Grammer shares up 20.4 percent to 61.75 euros, above the Ningbo offer price of 61.25 per share. The offer may result in a voluntary public takeover offer, and will test Germany’s willingness to tolerate Chinese takeovers, following an unsolicited approach by Geely (0175.HK) chairman Li Shufu to secure a $9 billion stake in Daimler (DAIGn.DE). Ningbo’s offer comes as European lawmakers finalize a European proposal for greater scrutiny of investments made with state influence or aimed at transferring key technologies to a third country, a clear reference to some … [Read more...] about Chinese firm in talks to buy German auto supplier Grammer
0 Comments Motoring: When is the best time of year to buy a car? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk OK, you want to buy your next car. But when’s the best time to buy? Dealers are often open to negotiation when it comes to price, but they can be more open to a bargain at particular times. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/cars/motoring-when-is-the-best-time-of-year-to-buy-a-car-36700701.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/uk-world/article36700689.ece/cccfa/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_f38b842d-4a5c-453c-ad5e-d2ce2ce6fb45_1 Email OK, you want to buy your next car. But when’s the best time to buy? Dealers are often open to negotiation when it comes to price, but they can be more open to a bargain at particular times. At certain times of the year, dealers can find themselves with a lot of used cars they want to shift. This is usually in September and March, just after the new number plate formats are introduced, which is when lots of people tend to part exchange their old … [Read more...] about Motoring: When is the best time of year to buy a car?