Hello Everyone - some help/advice on buying new!
Hello everyone - have just found this forum and seems like a good place to pick some brains if that's ok?
My wife and I currently have a 51 plate 147 1.6 Lusso and have been very tempted with the 1.8 GT Blackline limited ed. Having test driven the car and decided to go for it we went back to our local dealer to begin negotiations...
We were amazed to be told that they don't discount new Alfas and the best they could do for us was a tank of petrol and some mats! Now, we've never bought a new car before so maybe we're too innocent but surely noone pays full price for a brand new car?? I can't believe the dealer has no margin to play with - we're not even asking them to take our 146 as a trade in (it has done over 100,000 miles).
My question is - is this right? Are we flogging a dead horse trying to get some money off? If not, does anyone out there have experience of negotiating with Alfa dealers and what could we reasonably expect off the OTR price of £16,980?
Hope that all makes sense - thanks in advance for any assistance.