(19-05-2015, 12:34 PM)jayjay2cv Wrote: Yes, I agree Doofer, but I suppose once it's been out for a while the Citroen discounts will kick in. I certainly wouldn't entertain one for £20k though!
I did read a quote from someone from Citroen in a car magazine recently - they said they don't want to be everyone's third choice and have to give big discounts to get sales in the future.
In their dreams - they'll have some very full car parks if they stopped discounting. I'd probably have bought used or looked elsewhere if they hadn't offered £3k off plus a generous part-ex.
Some people do pay the full list price though, so I suppose the strategy of starting high then discounting does work.
I always get the best price from an Internet broker then go and see my local dealer, who are always very good and more or less match it. It's got to the stage where they just ask me for the price I have achieved when I walk in and then disappear into an office for a con flab!
Like you, I wouldn't consider a new Berlingo if it weren't for the discounts. They are a great vehicle, but not worth £20k!
2014 Berlingo Multispace 1.6 e-Hdi XTR ETG6
It depends what you're comparing against - I regularly read various car magazines, and you don't actually get much below £20k these days - it's pretty shocking how high new prices seem to be going.
Some random examples of very unspectacular cars from the back pages of Autocar this week...
Citroen C4 1.6 e-HDI 115 Excl ETG6 £20965
Fiat 500 0.9 Twinair 105 Cult £17500
Ford Fiesta 5dr 1.6 TDCi 95 Titanium X £17895
Hyundai i30 5dr 1.6 CRDi 110 Blue Drive Active £18595
VW Polo 1.4 TDI 90 SEL £16770
VW Golf 1.6 TDI 105 Match £22905
Apparently inflation is -0.1% now. It certainly isn't for car prices.
i see the peugeot is better specced