5 Tips to Make Most of Demo Car Sales
Demo car sales events can be an exciting prospect. Everyone loves a bargain, and the chance to get a nearly new car at a knockdown price will have many people keen to sign on the dotted line. However, when considering demo cars for sale, Perth drivers should be aware that not all demos are the same, and you need to ensure that the vehicle you are thinking of buying is in good condition. Here are five tips to ensure that you don’t end up buying a dud.
Check the Registration:
When looking to purchase from demo car sales, paperwork should indicate if the vehicle has already been registered. A true demo vehicle may have some kilometres on the odometer, but it should not have previous owners listed on the registration documents. If the vehicle has been owned by someone else, it should be being sold as a used car.
Investigate the Vehicle History:
When buying any vehicle, it is a good idea to question its history. However, this is particularly important when considering a demo car. Most demo vehicles have just been used for test drives, but it could have been used as a company car or courtesy vehicle. You also need to be aware of any damage or repairs. It is also worth checking how many kilometres are on the odometer. Most manufacturer warranties have a limitation, so this figure will be subtracted from your warranty.
Most dealers are keen to sell their ex demo vehicles, so they are competitively priced. However, it is still a good idea to research the prices of current models, to ensure that you get a good deal. Bear in mind that many demo models are higher spec, so you should expect to pay more for the additional features.
Inspect the Vehicle:
Even though a demo vehicle is classified as nearly new, it may have already had a tough life. Therefore, it is worth inspecting the vehicle to ensure that it’s in good condition. Although you may be lacking mechanical skills, you can still check a few basic details. For example, look for smoke and listen for noises when the engine is running. Feel for pulling and listen for unusual noise when you are taking the vehicle for a test drive. Trust your driver’s instincts. If the vehicle doesn’t feel right when you are driving, it’s not the car for you.
Check the Cabin:
Finally, you need to check the cabin condition. Test all the features such as the air conditioning, stereo, and lights. Also, look over the upholstery to check for signs of damage. Even the best valet company cannot fully disguise cigarette burn marks, tears and other serious damage to the upholstery.
If you are considering demo car sales, you should visit us. At Subaru Mandurah, we not only have a wide range of new and preowned vehicles but also have a great selection of Subaru demo cars. Our sales team are ready to arrange your test drive, assist with financing and insurance or answer any questions you may have.