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Independent second-hand car sales programmes

Added 2 October 2019 by

A second-hand vehicle bought at a dealer’s: a new autodna.com cycle, part 4

Importers aren’t the only parties that offer vehicles with certificates or warranty. Such cars can also be bought from the brand dealers, regular second-hand car dealers, and leasing companies. Despite the presence of the official, “centralised” programmes, some dealers organize their own sales programmes. They are mostly based on second-hand vehicles left at a dealer’s in order to get a discount for the new ones being bought. Leasing companies mainly offer ex fleet cars. These are usually 3-4 years old cars with diesel engines and mileage exceeding 100,000 km. 

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Ex-fleet cars: are they worth buying?

Added 30 September 2019 by

If you’re wondering which second-hand car is a better deal: one that comes from an individual seller, or one that comes from a company owning a whole fleet of vehicles, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll demonstrate the pros and cons of the latter; in fact, we’ll even give you our verdict!

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Importer second-hand car sales programmes

Added 25 September 2019 by

A second-hand vehicle bought at a dealer’s: a new autodna.com cycle, part 3

There are currently ca. 20 second-hand vehicle sales programmes available at the Polish market if you only count these offered by the manufacturers and importers. In Poland, Opel and Fiat are treated as manufacturers as they do manufacture some models locally. 20 is not a small number but not all of these programmes are equally comprehensive. You will find the biggest number of offers at Toyota, then the VW Group (including Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen), then Opel, Renault and Peugeot. The German premium brands, especially BMW and Audi, have a number of offers to choose from. While Mercedes, Honda and Kia only offer their own cars, the remaining importers and manufacturers also have other brands available within their programmes. On the one hand, this gives you a greater choice but on the other hand it greatly increases the price range. If you look at a sales programme available at, say, Audi, you can find both cars that cost a dozen thousand, and ones that cost more than ten times this.

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Squeaking brakes, used brake pads and discs? See what your car is trying to tell you

Added 23 September 2019 by

The brakes in your car may tend to squeak quietly from time to time. They may even do it quite often, or even worse, they may squeak on a regular basis, and loudly. Why have they suddenly become your enemy? Are they just reacting to your lack of proper care? Let’s try and solve the mystery together.

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Where the second-hand vehicle deals come from

Added 18 September 2019 by

A second-hand vehicle bought at a dealer’s: a new autodna.com cycle, part 2

Autodna.com blog is pleased to announce a new cycle of features regarding the purchase of second-hand vehicles from abroad. We’re writing about the purchase programmes offered by the official importers and authorized dealers of the most popular brands. In the previous article we’ve looked at the pros and cons of buying cars this way, and this time we will check where the used cars offered by dealers come from. The origin of the car is very important when making a purchase decision. Buyers prefer trustworthy sources and vehicles with a proven history. At a dealer’s you may come across such offers, too, but then again you’ll also see some other ones which are closer to the standards you’d expect from a regular used car salesman and not one that officially represents a brand. The reason is obvious: the second-hand cars offered by the dealer can come from several different sources.

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