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#272565 2-Jul-2020 11:09
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Hi Guys,

 

 

 

I went out car hunting over the weekend, i was after a Toyota car, found 4 on a Toyota shop, and one on Nissan shop, one on Honda.

 

the best priced one and the colour i want is from the Honda shop.

 

my question is are all three car dealer equally trustworthy, what should i look for buying from them?

 

 

 

keen to see what you guys think,

 

 

 

thanks,

 

Sam

 

 


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  #2516088 2-Jul-2020 11:29
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If by a Toyota shop and Honda shop, you mean official dealerships for either brand, then yes, they can be generally trusted.

 

Both brand's dealerships tend to have strong relationships with their respective namesake companies, who in turn have a vested interest, in a decidedly Japanese way, of making sure the reputation of their brand is not tarnished by poorly-behaving dealers.

 

I can't say I have had that experience with Nissan, but that may have changed since my time in the industry (5+ years ago).

 

Toyota have overhauled their sales model, so they should be a little bit more straight-forward to deal with. However, the same as the others, try and play them off each to see who will come to the party with the best price, or what they can chuck in in the way of free servicing, WOFs, accessories etc. Your results may depend on the price-point of the cars you are looking at though.


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  #2516091 2-Jul-2020 11:36
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The Toyota at the Honda dealer will be a trade-in.  The main brand dealers wouldn't sell a problematic/old car they received as a trade-in for a new Honda, they would onsell it to a smaller used car dealership or auction it at somewhere like Turners.  You will be buying a well looked after used car and paying a premium for that, compared to buying the same car from a smaller used car dealer or privately from a seller.


 
 
 
 




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  #2516097 2-Jul-2020 11:46
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@ShinyChrome, @jonb

 

 

 

thank you guys for the input, i will try my best to see if I could get a discount or some freebies.

 

 

 

:)


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