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02-01-2019, 18:46   #46
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In fact it's really only one day per year as July 1st will fall on a weekday 5 out of 7 times, surely the consumer can tolerate this one day and pick up their car during one of the other 364.

New years to an awful lot of people is a day to be with your family, or it is to me anyway. I'd be dissatisfied if I had to work it personally. You may not value yourself enough to want time off but IMO people in any industry, not just the motor industry deserve a but of time off for family etc around the Christmas break.

If you already work shift or signed up to work those days maybe it isn't too big a deal or you are getting suitably well reimbursed for it but you couldn't put a price on spending those days at home for me, particularly when going to work would entail doing such a non essential service.

Bit of a rant as it's a bit of a bugbear of mine. Nothing is sacred anymore, the consumer must be serviced at all costs.
I am a chef, and I spent all this "holiday time" sweating my tits off in a kitchen. So don't tell me about consumers and things sacred.
I barely sow my family for the last 3-4 weeks and when I sow them I wanted them to go away and let me crawl up some hole and pass out.

Dealers could do a solid at least once a year. And if my car would be ready for 1st of January, then thats when I want to pick it up. Its not like dealers work physical job.

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02-01-2019, 18:58   #47
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I think ye are forgetting that the dealers will be relying on various other parties to be available in order to handover brand new cars - banks, the motor tax office, etc. All of those guys are definitely not working on Jan 1st! I think this is another reason most car dealers work short days / skeleton staff on Saturdays.
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But the guy at start of this thread gets his focus 1st January each and every year so it's possible to get a registration done on 1st.
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But the guy at start of this thread gets his focus 1st January each and every year so it's possible to get a registration done on 1st.
Oh it is possible of course, you have all the vehicles loaded on ROS and ready to go.
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I do have to laugh sometimes as this chap looks like the sort of Paddy spec punter who couldn't give a f**k about their spec engine or reg number. I love how Irish people can surprise us. Looks deceiving and all that. Was in Letterkenny yesterday and Hyundai garage had 40 new cars lined up with the persons surname on as a dress plate (23 Tucsons); nice wee order bank to roll into January 1st with.


23 Tucsons: How boring. I seen VW was the most popular brand last year and the Tucson the most popular car. How boring. Just people following the heard instead of thinking for them self's and being individuals.
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Saw a bmw 216d 191D37 on the way home tonight, pearl white, awful looking rear end on it, fierce bland all together, no idea what they cost, I'm sure you could get a nicer car for same money.

Edit : a €40k car, shocked ! Bland is not the word for it !

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Seen 3 Tuscans today 191, most be popular this year
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€40k for a 2 series mad!

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Saw a bmw 216d 191D37 on the way home tonight, pearl white, awful looking rear end on it, fierce bland all together, no idea what they cost, I'm sure you could get a nicer car for same money.

Edit : a €40k car, shocked ! Bland is not the word for it !
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Seen 3 Tuscans today 191, most be popular this year
Feckin Italians coming over here taking our 191's
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I just hope that old lad pulled a sick burnout leaving the sales yard and left a trail of rubber on the ground shouting out see ye next year lads as he handbrake merged it into traffic.
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Saw a bmw 216d 191D37 on the way home tonight, pearl white, awful looking rear end on it, fierce bland all together, no idea what they cost, I'm sure you could get a nicer car for same money.

Edit : a €40k car, shocked ! Bland is not the word for it !
You sure it wasn't a 218? €36310 possibly another 2k or more discount available on that.
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But the guy at start of this thread gets his focus 1st January each and every year so it's possible to get a registration done on 1st.
No, it's pre-registered before 1st.
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I never get why all dealers don’t open on the 1st of January and 1st of July regardless of what day of the week it is. If you go to the effort and cost of buying a brand new car and order it months in advance you should be able to collect it the first day of the month. I know in this case he got it the 1st but it’s one of a few cases.
Well my SO had 27th Dec off for the first time in about 18 years, this year so tbh I'm all for businesses having to close at certain times. There's more to life than sales. .

Otoh, Honda M50 who are the main Honda importers (bikes) won't even open on a Saturday. When else do people go buying stuff like that ffs ??
I got a test ride at a show in UK at a weekend and subsequently bought it there and shipped it in. Even got colour of choice (which wasn't even an option here).
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€40k for a 2 series mad!

Might be an amazing spec?
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23 Tucsons: How boring. I seen VW was the most popular brand last year and the Tucson the most popular car. How boring. Just people following the heard instead of thinking for them self's and being individuals.
Exactly what I thought. I was a little depressed but at the same time refreshed to see a dealer sell so many when they live right on the border in a shrinking car market. That said a lot of them are prob the 161 heard of Tucsons being flipped into 191 pcps. I see they now have a facelift with hopefully a better infotainment but still by God they are a car I hate. Kia shortage anyday.
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