Scared with the kind of crowd they are expecting, they got no time for a joker like me... I am quite shy in real life...
ok noted. let me try to answer whichever i can.
usually people go to AD for the peace of mind and convenience of the dealer settling everything for you, of course at a price. the hassle and procedures for bidding your own COE may not be worth the money you save, especially since you say you are a greenhorn.
there are different prices for guaranteed and non guaranteed COE, usually AD will specify the max no. of COE rounds for non guaranteed, and will have some commitment to refund you if they are still unable to secure your COE for you after that no. of rounds (very unlikely scenario). obviously car price for guaranteed COE will be higher, so depends on how urgent you need the car.
may i suggest you go to AD with an experienced senior, as SEs can smell fresh meat from a mile away...
Don't you think he should go down to the showroom to talk with the SE to find out more before buying?
i think he will go to them eventually...
Hi everyone, some questions that I can hopefully get answered here instead of heading down to the authorised dealer showroom and disturb the executives.
I am looking at either a mitsubishi attrage or a honda jazz.
1. For driving PHV, will the in-house Authorised Dealer warranty and servicing apply?
2. Will I get a better deal bidding for my own COE instead? For example, C&C cays the COE charged amount is $20,000. Meaning if I buy a car without COE, they assume COE is worth $20,000. But I will lugi if I bid for my own COE.
3. How will the AD charge me for the COE? Guaranteed COE? Do I need to pay a markup to guarantee my COE?
4. If I pay cash upfront, how much price markup should I expect? Or is getting a loan better overall?
5. Can anyone recommend me a SE for C&C or KAH that will treat me nicely? I am a greenhorn and don't want to get destroyed by their sales tactics.
6. Can anyone recommend me a good car insurance for PHV, with good excess and reasonable premiums.
7. Is the in house insurance usually any good for the bonus for $5000? Will I end up paying more in the long run?
for paying cash upfront, there is usually a markup of a few k depending on your loan amount. you have to do your sums to see which makes more sense financially.
usually in house insurance for AD should be ok, but you can always get some quotrs from your own sources and compare the prices. some ADs have one year insurance included as part of the deal, so again you have to do your own sums.