I guess this is country specific (I am interested in both UK and Europe).... I am about to buy a new car (147 1.6 Lusso) and was wondering how much off the list price would an Alfa dealer give... 5%? 10% ?
Spiider - forget the article about leasing companys - working in one....only price knowledge/advantage is that car dealers need to have there presenting cars (the ones testers drive)and those are leased on it's original value.
In Estonia - dealer usually give 5-8% discount, on rare occasions even 15%.
Vehicle ALFA ROMEO 156
Body 4 DOOR SALOON
Engine 1600cc, Colour ALFA RED
Reg NEW, Mileage 4
Extras Alloy Wheels, Central Locking, Power Assisted Steering, Electric Windows, Please enquire for full spec
This is the list price of course. Normal discount for Alfas in Italy range from 8-12%, Since the 147s/156s are very popular, usually around 9-10% is the best they will do.
One side note – I have written this before, but Alfa seems to have one of the best discounts for diplomatic purchasing of all the car companies.
If you can prove that you are part of the diplomatic corps, or some sort of international organization (UN, etc.) you can get another 18% off of the price. This works in any country, as far as I can see. If you are also importing and can manage to get around the IVA tax, you can another 20% off that for a whopping 38% discount on a new Alfa. Obviously, this won't apply to all of us
Hey Lee (Logiclee),
Have you had any experience of Coop Alfa Romeo on Meadow Lane ? Are they any good or are the Alfa mechanics as good as the trained monkey that left the oil filler cap off my Fiat Punto ?!!
Sorry about not responding earlier - was just away for 2 weeks with no internet access.
On dip discounts and family members I'm not too sure. But there must be a way that your father could purchase the car (I think it would need to be in his name), then transfer ownership to you after it has cleared customs, etc. In the EU, this may need a period of 6 months, after which he could 'sell' the car to you for £1.00, or something of the like. If he is willing to do that for you I'm sure it would work in the end...