Thursday 17 August 2017

Buyer's market - how to get the best deals on 172 cars

Think of buying a 172 car? Check out Geraldine Herbert's guide to the best deals

DEALS ON WHEELS: Showrooms are offering incentives
across their ranges including, Alfa Romeo Mito (pictured), Honda CR-V, Mazda 3 and Skoda Kodiaq
DEALS ON WHEELS: Showrooms are offering incentives across their ranges including, Alfa Romeo Mito (pictured), Honda CR-V, Mazda 3 and Skoda Kodiaq
Geraldine Herbert

Geraldine Herbert

Now is a good time to buy Alfa Romeo's Mito as it is being offered with an upgrade worth over €2,750. The 'Super Sport' offer includes sports leather upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone air conditioning, tinted windows and red painted brake calipers and prices start from €21,266. There are also savings of over €4,900 with the exclusive 'Super Sport' and 'Super Lux' upgrade offer on the Giulia.

For premium buyers, the Audi Inspiration Sales Event is taking place across dealerships nationwide with APR rates from 2.9pc per month, as well as a number of exclusive upgrade packages. The offers run until July 31.

BMW are offering deposit contributions as part of their 172 Sales Drive. On the 1 Series model contributions range from €2,500 on the SE and Sport models, while M Sport models receive a €4,000 contribution. From July, buyers of the new 3 Series Saloon and Touring models will benefit from contributions of €3,500 on SE and Sport models and €5,000 on M Sport models. The X1 will feature an offering of €2,000.

Citroen plan to lure potential 172 buyers into their showrooms with low rates of finance across the range. Also on offer is €4,000 scrappage, three years free servicing on the C4 Picasso Range, 3pc finance on the C3 and a free equipment upgrade on the C4 Cactus. Plus, all new Citroens come with five years extended warranty and three-year roadside assistance.

Celebrating five years in Ireland in 2017, Dacia are offering zero deposit and 4.9pc APR PCP with Dacia Finance across the range including Duster, Sandero, Stepway and Logan.

Another company celebrating a milestone is Ford, who have just launched their 100 New Century Sales Event that features substantial discounts on a host of new models. The discounts range from €2,300 off Fiesta models (right) to €4,300 off the Focus ST Line. Other reductions include: discounts of up to €3,300 off EcoSport, €4,000 off Mondeo and €5,000 off Kuga. Running until June 30, the promotion also provides three years free motor tax and an extended seven-year warranty on selected models.

Honda are offering CR-V buyers a 'High Five' - the choice of five offers for the July 172 selling period: a 3.9pc APR PCP rate, €4,000 guaranteed minimum trade-in value, complimentary leather upgrade, three years road tax and platinum service plan or a €1,000 deal booster.

Book a new Hyundai before June 30th and you can avail of the 172 'Trade, Upgrade and Save' offer. Choose from free insurance, five years servicing bonus or a scrappage bonus of up to €4,000.

If you are interested in buying a Renegade, Jeep are offering three years free servicing across the range and savings of over €3,000 on the special edition Renegade 'Nighteagle' trim. The three years free servicing offer is also available across the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee range.

Until July 31, Mazda are offering competitive PCP rates plus a range of complimentary upgrades. On the Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5 there is €2,000 worth of upgrades or 3.9pc APR while buyers of the CX-3 and Mazda2 can choose between an upgrade worth €750 or 3.9pc APR.

Trade in your old car with Nissan and avail of a €5,500 scrappage or a 0-2.9pc APR finance deal or free insurance. There is also a trade-in bonus of up to €4,000 on the Nissan X-Trail. These offers will be available until July 31. For commercial buyers there is up to €4,000 scrappage and 0pc APR finance offered on the LCV range.

For 172, Opel is offering the Corsa, MokkaX (right), Zafira Tourer and Astra with 3.9pc PCP or 0pc HP Finance and the Crossland X and Insignia Grand Sport with 4.9pc PCP or 4.9pc HP Finance.

Peugeot's 172 Summer Sensation Days event is taking place in dealerships nationwide throughout June. Offers include finance from as low as 0pc APR, with up to €4,500 scrappage or €1,500 deposit contributions on selected models.Plus passenger car offers include a five-year warranty. The Peugeot van range, including the new Expert is also on offer with a 3.9pc APR finance rate plus scrappage of up to €4,000.

Customers looking to buy a 172 Renault can avail of 3pc APR, three years free servicing and 3pc cashback. This offer is available on the Clio, Captur, Kadjar, Mégane and the Scénic range and applies to all orders taken and registered on or before July 31 2017.

As part of SEAT's 172 campaign there is a three year free service plan, 2pc PCP finance and one year free road tax on the new SEAT Ibiza. Buyers of the Ateca can available of PCP finance from 2.9pc and up to €4,000 deposit contribution while those interested in the Leon can benefit from a scrappage offer of up to €3,000 in addition to a three-year service plan for just €299 and 0pc finance on selected models.

Zero per cent PCP finance is available from Skoda on the Fabia and Superb with 3.9pc on Citigo and Rapid and 5.9pc on Kodiaq. This offer is available on all orders taken before June 30 and registered before August 31. Up to €4,000 scrappage is available on all models, with the exception of Kodiaq.

Toyota is offering buyers a choice of either €3,500 scrappage on vehicles that are older than 2007 or three years free servicing. PCP rates start from 2.9pc for conventional models and 4.9pc for hybrid. In addition, the Proace is available with up to €4,000 scrappage or APR from 1.9pc.

Volkswagen are offering 0pc APR PCP finance on many models and deposit contributions of up to €2,000. If you order a new VW before June 30 you will receive the Volkswagen Connect system free-of-charge. This in car system lets you access vehicle diagnostics, monthly fuel costs, your vehicle's GPS location plus much more, all from your smartphone.

For 172, Volvo are giving purchase contributions of €4,000 on the S90 and have a range of PCP offers including the XC90 from €650 per month, the V40 from €279, the all new XC60 from €529 and the S90 from €399.

Sunday Independent

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