Originally Posted by Poodler78
Used car prices here are generally higher but certainly MS know how to really make their %. They know most people are too lazy to go to GB.
Usually their prices come down to more realistic levels once the cars have sat a while but it's the main reason I've never bought from them before. I've tried to deal with them on new cars and they've been really poor on p/x and refusing to budge on list price. The Giulietta is on a lease so hard to go wrong there really.
Originally Posted by Ovation
If I had the only Alfa franchise in the six counties, I'd be bending over backwards to get as many folks into the marque as possible. Never dealt with them but a contemptuous approach is not the way to go about it.
At the end of the day they're a business and if punters are willing to pay the prices then you can't really blame them. The sales staff know their stuff and are enthusiastic about the marque and I've always been well received even if I've given them a hard time over pricing and not been able to close a deal on a number of occasions.
The only gripe I had was at handover of the Giulietta and I made it clear to the salesman that I wasn't happy. I also marked them well down for this during the phone survey from Alfa after I got the car.
I'll always go to MS first before trying elsewhere but I'm happy to go to the mainland for significant savings if that's what it takes.
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