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New research by leading car experts, What Car? found that motorists hunting got a new car bargain in the coming weeks will find their best discounts with Volvo.
Mystery shoppers from popular magazine What Car? found that Volvo offers an average discount of 15.4% with the largest saving to be had on a Volvo S80 where anonymous shoppers managed to save £7,312 off the price, nearly 25% off its RRP.
Results from What Car’s latest mystery shop also found that the Volvo V70 D3 SE was the most heavily discounted estate car and the XC90 2.4 D5 was the cheapest Large SUV.
Aside from Volvo, mystery shoppers also discovered some great bargains from Renault, Skoda, BMW and Ford dealerships where they managed to haggle double digit discounts on new cars.
According to What Car? the current all-segment average target price discount across all manufacturers is 9.3 per cent or £2,405.
Jim Holder, What Car? editor, said: ‘Securing a good deal on a new car is immensely satisfying and can save a fortune. Some discounts could pay for Christmas several times over.
‘While vehicle production in Europe remains high, demand in the UK at least, is strong. We’ve been expecting discounts to diminish but the insight provided by our target price team shows there are still fantastic deals on offer if you are willing to haggle hard.’
He adds: ‘Like a number of other brands which will offer large discounts, Volvo is perceived as among the prestige car makers, which means car-buyers could secure themselves a luxurious and safe family vehicle at a great price.’
If you are looking to buy a new or used car in the January sales, remember to haggle hard and shop around to get the best deals. Remember, dealers will always have a certain amount of wriggle room, particularly at the end of the month. Remember to visit What Car? to find the target price for the car you’re interested in buying – this will provide you with the all-important knowledge and confidence to do battle in the showroom.
Take a look at the table below for results of the best cars to haggle on, according to What Car?
|BEST CARS TO HAGGLE ON ACCORDING TO WHATCAR?|
|Sector||Car||List Price||Target Price||Saving||Percentage|
|City car||Fiat Panda 1.2 Pop||£9,095||£7,477||£1,618||-18%|
|Small cars||Seat Ibiza 1.4 85 Toca 3dr||£12,870||£9,995||£2,875||-22%|
|Family||Citroen C5 1.6 HDi 115 VTR saloon||£21,470||£16,956||£4,514||-21%|
|Executive||Volvo S80 1.6 D2 SE Nav S/S auto||£30,720||£23,408||£7,312||-24%|
|Luxury||Audi A8 3.0 TDI 258 quattro SE||£59,580||£47,402||£12,178||-20%|
|Estate||Volvo V70 2.0 D3 SE Nav S/S||£31,620||£24,394||£7,226||-23%|
|MPV||Volkswagen Touran 1.6 TDI 105 BMT SE||£23,705||£19,863||£3,842||-16%|
|Small SUV||Peugeot 3008 1.6 e-HDI 115 Allure EGC||£23,595||£19,676||£3,919||-17%|
|Large SUV||Volvo XC90 2.4 D5 200 SE||£40,190||£32,338||£7,852||-20%|
|Coupe||Mercedes C220 CDI Executive SE coupe||£31,130||£25,938||£5,192||-17%|
|Open tops||BMW Z4 2.0 sDrive28i M Sport||£37,390||£29,463||£7,927||-21%|
|Hot hatches & Sports cars||Skoda Fabia 1.4 TSI 180 vRS hatchback||£17,555||£15,328||£2,227||-13%|