Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 11:52:36 GMT
From: Bob <uctraingNOSPAMnopsamanet.com>
Subject: Re: BUYING A DEMONSTRATOR 9-3


>The dealers love the term "demo car" and usually offers a measly reduction >since they like to think the car is virtually new. Actually 18k miles is a >lot for a demo. Surely it must have been used as a "pool" car. Try to sell >them a similar car in part ex and you will find a complete change of tune. >So don't pay more than than market value for a car of similar age and >mileage, or else you might as well buy a new car with a discount thrown in. >Any car of that age can be shined up to look in showroom condition. OI agree, except to me it's worth much *less* than a privately owned car. Sure, it's had all the "required maintenance" At 18K, that means someone change the oil a few times. OTOH, it's had quite a few drivers driving it, each caring little about how they drove the car since it wasn't their car. I'd much prefer a private car that's had one driver who treated the car as his own. But, 18K is *lot* of miles for a "demo". It sounds to me like someone at the dealership has used this car as their own for over a year. See if you can find out who used the car and for what purpose. Bob

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