Subaru Demo Cars
When it comes to buying a new Subaru demo cars can seem like a very tempting prospect. Demo models are often placed in a prominent spot on the sales lot to provide a great form of advertising. Dealers will often offer bonuses to their sales team for moving the demo models off the sales floor and clearing them from the inventory. Demo units are typically used to demonstrate the model for potential buyers and as transport for sales managers. This means that you may find Subaru demo cars may already have quite a few kilometres on the clock. Often when the odometer reading gets a little high, the car may stop being used as a manager vehicle and be offered for sale. While this means that demo models are offered for sale at a lower price, there are certain precautions you should take before committing to a purchase.
Warranty on Demo Sales Cars
Typically Subaru demo cars are treated as a new vehicle with regards to special financing, rebates and other offers. However, when it comes to the manufacturer warranty, you should be aware that this warranty begins at zero kilometres on the odometer. The model you are looking at may already have already been used for several thousands of kilometres, which will reduce the coverage of your warranty.
Many people make the assumption that when it comes to a demo car, sales prices are automatically always cheaper. However, this is not necessarily the case. Manufacturers generally offer some great incentives for new buyers. While the manufacturer may incentivise particular models for dealers to use as a demo car, the dealer may not necessarily be able to beat the current promotion on new vehicles. For example, manufacturers often offer some fantastic discounts when clearing end of line models to make room for new models and new editions. This may mean that a new vehicle is a more attractive deal than buying a demo unless the dealer sells the car at a loss.
Assess the Vehicle Properly:
Even if the demo car is offered at a more attractive price, it is important to properly assess the vehicle. Demo cars will obviously have more wear and tear than a brand new model. The vehicle may have been used by a sales manager for a prolonged period of time, so there may be damage to the interior and exterior of the vehicle. It is well worth taking a little time to check the vehicle for signs of excess wear or damage such as dents or scrapes on the bodywork. These issues may provide a negotiation point if they are minor or may make you more reluctant to purchase the vehicle. You may regret rushing into a deal if you later notice a scrape or dent which requires attention.
If you are interested in learning more about demo car sales or would be interested in purchasing Subaru demo cars, contact us. We have a wide range of new and used Subaru models including demo cars. Our sales team would be delighted to help you find the perfect vehicle to suit your requirements.
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