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MJG
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Hi, New to Seat Forum or any car Forum.

Post by MJG » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:07 am

Hi

Bought a new Arona from a Seat dealer ten days ago and very happy with it so far (Apart from Climatronic A/C....need to get it checked I think) and first new car I have owned.
Took me about 6 weeks of testing the smaller SUV's and came down to a Kia Stonic and Seat Arona.
I was aiming to get a FR Sport but then saw a very good value New Xcellence LUX on sale and jumped into get.

My biggest lesson from this whole process has been how poor car salesmen have been. here I was looking to buy a new car (No finance) almost cash in hand, but hardly any follow ups or calls back.

Anyway here I am after stumbling across this forum and hope to make a contribution or two.

MJG
Arona Xcellence Lux TSI 6 Speed manual


BenC
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Re: Hi, New to Seat Forum or any car Forum.

Post by BenC » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:10 am

MJG wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:07 am
My biggest lesson from this whole process has been how poor car salesmen have been. here I was looking to buy a new car (No finance) almost cash in hand, but hardly any follow ups or calls back.
Cash (or rather, bank transfer) isn't king when it comes to new car sales. The dealer earns a lot more from finance buyers (even on 0% APR offers). This is probably why you didn't receive many call backs. Cash buyers are generally considered an inconvenience.

Several people I know have taken out finance in order to get the best possible deal, then within days of driving away, paid the finance off.

Welcome to the forum and I hope you enjoy your Arona (the Xcellence Lux is a great car). :)
2019 (19) Arona Xcellence Lux 1.0L 115PS Petrol DSG - Eclipse Orange with Grey Roof.


DomesticExtremist
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Re: Hi, New to Seat Forum or any car Forum.

Post by DomesticExtremist » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:59 pm

MJG wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:07 am

My biggest lesson from this whole process has been how poor car salesmen have been. here I was looking to buy a new car (No finance) almost cash in hand, but hardly any follow ups or calls back.
Don't blame the salesmen, blame the system.
They make all of their money from the financing and selling the add-ons like the magic stain repellent pixie dust inside and out , GAP insurance and alloy wheel insurance. Though a cash buyer gives them an easy sale, they make very little profit and commission so they don't expend a lot of effort on the customer.
I had the same experience with my Arona purchase - of course they did just enough to stop me walking away, but they are just as much the victims as we are.
Sadly, the car business has become just has heavily financialised as the selling of loans in other areas of society.

Be glad you got a nice car (actually an excellent car) and a decent deal and didn't get stung for a pile of loan interest or a bunch of expensive extras of dubious value.
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Snowdaddy
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Re: Hi, New to Seat Forum or any car Forum.

Post by Snowdaddy » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:01 pm

Unfortunately car salesman have become finance and overpriced add on sales operatives

Take the finance, then pay it off about a week later for a token bit of interest.
VW finance allow you to fully repay with no early repayment if you do it within 13 days (cooling off period). If you miss this will have to pay any contractual early repayment fee.

Basically have to wait at least one clear banking day (not weekend) then phone up to repay. You keep any discounts or items added to finance offer eg servicing. Not openly advertised as don’t want everyone doing it, but simple and easy. Don’t tell dealer you intend to repay promptly, that stays between you and VW finance.
Arona Xcelence Lux 115 tsi DSG monsoon grey with orange roof, leather and alcantara interior. Also have a Skoda Roomster.


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