Originally Posted by colm_mcm
So do you reckon the distributors make more margin on a basic model than a high spec model?
They sell what people will buy. simple as that.
The VRT would have to be paid either way, so if the Irish distributors are ripping people off, then go to the UK and get your high spec yoke.
Are you actually in the market for a new car?
Exactly, you only have to look at BMW as a case in point to see the difference in priorities.
Irish and UK spec cars have been identical since 2004, so the OP can't play the 'Irish spec cars are worse' card here. If anything ours have a better spec because ours have kph clocks.
In the UK the 320d is the best selling model, over 50% of 3 series sold there are 320ds. In backward old Ireland they expect 75% of 3 series buyers to go for the poverty spec 316ds with that ultra powerful 114 bhp engine
We get $h!t spec cars with rubbish low powered engines because that's all we buy!