Why buy from a main dealer?

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Why buy from a main dealer?

Post by Hughjarse » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:26 pm

Two cars near me, one in a main dealer, one from "Motorpoint"
Both are comparatively the same ( albeit 2k mileage difference - exactly the same model, age and colour. ) The Motorpoint one is about 1k cheaper.

What do you get from main dealer that you don't from a "none main dealer"?????


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Re: Why buy from a main dealer?

Post by tcos » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:46 pm

Bulls..t
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Re: Why buy from a main dealer?

Post by Hughjarse » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:49 pm

tcos wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:46 pm
Bulls..t
What does that mean (I know what bullshit means) what do you mean by it?


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Re: Why buy from a main dealer?

Post by tcos » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:52 pm

what it means is..you don't have to listen to the Main Dealer Bull
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Re: Why buy from a main dealer?

Post by The Highlander » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:56 pm

The main dealer is a bull sh**ter. Promise you the world, tell you anything they think you want to hear IF they think there’s a slight chance you might buy from them.

In practice, just buy where it’s cheaper. Motorpoint is no better or worse than a LR dealer apart from the fact you’ll pay less for the car.


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Re: Why buy from a main dealer?

Post by Hughjarse » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:57 pm

tcos wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:52 pm
what it means is..you don't have to listen to the Main Dealer Bull
K - gotya. So theres nothing they can do/give during the sale that the other garage can't? And I've read on here that I am still entitled to use the main dealer for service etc??? I think my worry is that they have "something special" ie to maintain the warranty that the other doesn't.
I dont particularly trust the "supermarket" type sales garages, but £1000 is a lot for nothing!


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Re: Why buy from a main dealer?

Post by Barnsh » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:14 pm

Just make sure any servicing , which you can see on line, is completed on the JLR system ...otherwise the main dealer may say your warranty is invalid if you have an issue due to no service or something daft.
It doesn’t have to be done at a main dealer , but needs to be on their system.
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Re: Why buy from a main dealer?

Post by simon » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:20 pm

Depends greatly on how good your dealer is. I’ve been using mine for nearly 20 years and had 7 LR’s from them. Never had anything but brilliant service. They even fully assisted my DS (1st one) rejection.

Get a good price in service and parts.

Can’t fault them.
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Re: Why buy from a main dealer?

Post by decho » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:16 am

I've bought several cars from Motorpoint and found them excellent. They even agreed to change a car I bought from them one time after we found it incredibly uncomfortable. The one thing about Motorpoint is that I doubt you'll be able negotiate a discount form them as they run on such small margins. Also watch out for the extras such as vehicle preparation fee!
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Re: Why buy from a main dealer?

Post by Badgerface » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:25 am

No 2 year Approved Warranry.
No Experience Drive
No Coffee and Pastries.

The warranty is essential with these vehicles, as your wallet will confirm in due course if you don't have one.
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