Part Exchange | Dealers Perspectvie
We had a lovely customer part exchanging a well documented Jaguar XF 2010. The customer Mr Askew first came into our dealership on Monday 13 January 2020 to view the car, unfortunately the vehicle was not on site as it was having MOT, Service, Front and Rear Brake Pads changed. Mr Askew then came on Wednesday 22 Jan 2020 to view the BMW Z4 2.5 2010, he liked the car and decided to go ahead with it by collected the car on Friday 24 January 2020.
There is a slight twist to this story, when Mr Askew first came to view our car, Invictus Motors offered a trade in evaluation of £1,500 and also a discount on the BMW Z4 however during the time of his first viewing and when he collected it, he took the Jaguar XF for an MOT. His XF never in the past an advisory however on this occasion the garage not only failed MOT but had five points of recommendations which had to be immediatley rectified and two advisories.
Due to this MOT failure we had to revise our trade in evaluation, which resulted ina £300 deduction. From a dealers perspectived, if your vehicle is due for an MOT or a Service but as a customer you will be trading the vehicle within a couple of days, we would suggest that you keep your money in your pocket and not spend anymore on your vehicle. Especially when it comes to servicing, as a car dealership, we will always get favourable rates for servicing therefore it makes no sense to service the car just before trading it in. However the same principle cannot be applied to the MOT but if you will be trading it in, it makes no sense to do an MOT.
Lastly, Mr Askew was happy with his new purchases of a BMW Z4, it's something he has been looking forward to for a while. He got a good discounted deal as January and February are normally slow months for car dealership.