Despite e-commerce being generally popular some industries seem to be immune to the digital revolution. Among things we don’t usually buy on-line cars but all seems to point out that this will change pretty soon.
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.
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.