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Normal for cars to sit in dealers a long time?

  • 01-07-2021 8:22pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 301 ✭✭ Zane97
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    Would it be normal for cars to sit in dealers a long time?

    Car is a Vw and for sale at a Vw garage. Cartell says it was traded in in January 2020. Car is only 4 years old.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 72,782 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm
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    Yes. Dealers are eaten alive for cars at the moment so it’s unusual.
    Could be something as simple as being traded in too expensive, and not reacting quickly enough as it depreciates further. Nobody’s arsed to sell a car that there’s no profit in.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,440 ✭✭✭ Mehaffey1
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    Possible missing history or could the car have been traded in, sat, possibly went to auction, bought by different dealer?


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,943 ✭✭✭✭ Toyotafanboi
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    Odd enough, specially with something VW. Any link to the car?


  • Registered Users Posts: 50,148 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26
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    In the current used car market there has to be some story to it. Maybe it was owned by a well known pharmaceutical entrepreneur, lol?


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,782 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm
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    bazz26 wrote: »
    In the current used car market there has to be some story to it. Maybe it was owned by a well known pharmaceutical entrepreneur, lol?

    Pharma supply chain specialist.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 726 ✭✭✭ athlone573
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    Can you get the reg changed in those situations?


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,782 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm
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    athlone573 wrote: »
    Can you get the reg changed in those situations?

    No.


  • Registered Users Posts: 746 ✭✭✭ Zurbaran
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    Why would it matter if it was a drug dealers car?


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,350 ✭✭✭✭ Esel
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    Zurbaran wrote: »
    Why would it matter if it was a drug dealers car?
    Increased attention from AGS at checkpoints and possibly getting pulled over when driving.

    Not your ornery onager



  • Registered Users Posts: 746 ✭✭✭ Zurbaran
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    Esel wrote: »
    Increased attention from AGS at checkpoints and possibly getting pulled over when driving.

    Was going to say the gards must update this info from time to time but I’d probably be giving them too much credit.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,683 ✭✭✭ ratracer
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    Zurbaran wrote: »
    Why would it matter if it was a drug dealers car?

    He might want it back…….


  • Registered Users Posts: 746 ✭✭✭ Zurbaran
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    ratracer wrote: »
    He might want it back…….

    I’d very much doubt that. Those lads change cars more than the serial car changing maestros on here..


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,171 ✭✭✭ JoeA3
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    If it is as suggested, steer clear. Hassle.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,330 ✭✭✭✭ Bass Reeves
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    Usually it's cars that are traded in at the wrong price. Maybe a high spec car where too much was lowed got the extra's on the car or visa versa a low spec car that a buyer was allowed too much for.

    Just ask the price of the car and you will know fairly fast. If it there longer than 3-4 months there is no chance any salesman selling it will make comission.

    Some car deers now have a separate new and used car sales teams. If cars are over priced the 2nd hand sales team will not be bothered making an effort to sell as they cannot make comission.

    Slava Ukrainii



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,768 ✭✭✭ Sexual Chocolate
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    I bought a Civic from Kinane's in Tipperary that I believe he had on his forecourt for well over 12 month if not longer. Going by the price of the original ad I found he most likely sold it at a loss.

    It made sense to me afterwards why he wouldn't let me look at another Civic he had there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,297 ✭✭✭ beachhead
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    Not all cars can sell in a matter of days/weeks.There are forecourts all over the country with anything from 10 to 1,00 cars sitting on them.Why pick VW and say it's a drug dealers car.Maybe nobody could be a...d to look or buy it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,171 ✭✭✭ JoeA3
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    Is it a weird colour or some kind of really oddball spec? I know of a Golf GTI that sat on a dealers forecourt for 2 years due to an oddball colour.

    Other than oddball spec or ropey history, I can’t think why a fresh VW would sit on a forecourt for more than a few weeks never mind months. Decent used stock is hard to get at the moment. If it’s any good, it’ll be sold.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,052 ✭✭✭ fabsoul
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    Is this VW dealer in Co. Galway?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard
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    Usually it's cars that are traded in at the wrong price. Maybe a high spec car where too much was lowed got the extra's on the car or visa versa a low spec car that a buyer was allowed too much for.

    Just ask the price of the car and you will know fairly fast. If it there longer than 3-4 months there is no chance any salesman selling it will make comission.

    Some car deers now have a separate new and used car sales teams. If cars are over priced the 2nd hand sales team will not be bothered making an effort to sell as they cannot make comission.

    Is that reallly the case? wouldn't they just unload it before depreciation made the situation worse?


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,070 ✭✭✭✭ fryup
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    maybe its a problem car? sold and returned quickly


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,840 ✭✭✭✭ CIARAN_BOYLE
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    Isambard wrote: »
    Is that reallly the case? wouldn't they just unload it before depreciation made the situation worse?

    A commission based system doesn't always make the sales team do what's best for the dealer.

    Commission might be on profit or if a car sells without giving too much of a discount.

    The dealer may want the car gone. The salesman would rather sell any other car.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,395 ✭✭✭ maidhc
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    My parents traded in a 1995 Mondeo against an Avensis in Jan 1999. By Oct 1999 they needed a second car. The mondeo was still there in the forecourt. There was absolutely nothing wrong with it, they bought it back for a steal and it clocked another 200k miles before it died in 2011.


  • Registered Users Posts: 295 ✭✭ Fils
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    A car died that is a new one. Rip.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,395 ✭✭✭ maidhc
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    Fils wrote: »
    A car died that is a new one. Rip.

    You can’t say anything here anymore without someone making an idiotic response.

    I’m gone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,354 ✭✭✭ pgj2015
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    Zurbaran wrote: »
    Why would it matter if it was a drug dealers car?


    A friend of mine bought a car off a drug dealer unknowingly. He was chased by an unmarked car one night and hit over the head with a baton. The guards thought it was the drug dealer driving the car.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,359 ✭✭✭ dubrov
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    pgj2015 wrote:
    A friend of mine bought a car off a drug dealer unknowingly. He was chased by an unmarked car one night and hit over the head with a baton. The guards thought it was the drug dealer driving the car.

    Even unmarked cars have sirens. Why would your friend ignore it? If your friend didn't resist, I can't see why a baton would be used.

    Story makes no sense


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,330 ✭✭✭✭ Bass Reeves
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    Isambard wrote: »
    Is that reallly the case? wouldn't they just unload it before depreciation made the situation worse?

    A generally they do but the odd one slips through the system. However sometimes the sales manager may still not discount the original price enough. There is still no commission for the sales man and unless you really want that particular car he will happily sell you one that he will make a few bob of commission on.

    Two things that you can notice I forecourt if tax and NCT disc are removed from the car and if the brake discs show signs of rust. It's usually a car that is there a while and not getting many test drives.

    Slava Ukrainii



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,796 ✭✭✭ Isambard
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    I recall a Micra at a local dealer and I saw it every day for about three years. It was quite new when first I saw it so depreciation must have cost the dealer a fortune.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,354 ✭✭✭ pgj2015
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    dubrov wrote: »
    Even unmarked cars have sirens. Why would your friend ignore it? If your friend didn't resist, I can't see why a baton would be used.

    Story makes no sense



    They must have chased him without putting on sirens. I think he did resist as he didn't know they were police.


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