<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by RicksAlfas:
<strong>In my experience, main dealers will get down some where near import prices, and sometimes will beat them. Can be a lot easier in the long run knowing you have a proper UK car, recognised by the dealer network.
wink </strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Euro imports are really a thing of the past, the euro has risen over 20% this year catching a lot of companies out who order in advance to sell of a forecourt, I heard a report the other day that UK is now cheapest place in europe to buy a car!!!, I think Smart Alfa now deals as a broker for only UK supplied cars but some supermarkets still have stock of imports for sale.
A word of warning if buying a 147 1.6 import check & double check it is a 120bhp version as I have heard of some companies (I'm sure not all) switching there orders when euro fell to 105bhp distingtive versions which are only sold in europe but are Lusso spec & are a lot cheaper for them to buy but very hard to tell apart
147 1.6 Lusso 3 dr, Silver, sport Leather, comfort, sport alloys