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Buying from select at discount prices

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Can someone post a link to their (select) website so I can have a shufties? Can't seem to find it. Ta

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it all sounds great, but to make us all comfortable is there anyone here who has received a car ordered this way? IF so how long did it take etc

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ok! Friend has orderd mk5 gti 2.0t from ALLBRANDSNEW ready for collection (pick up and drive away) 15th of sept 2005, was orderd april 2005. Will keep you all informed to what is fact or fiction... sekret.gif

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Ok! have a friend orderd gti mk5 in april 2005 from ALLBRANDSNEW he has had the call to collect it (pick up drive away) 15th sept 2005. Will keep u all informed to what is fact or fiction with these companies

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From my experience it all depends how long you intend to keep it & mileage/condition etc. I had a MKIV V5 import before the GTI & got offered same value whether I revealed it was an import or not after 4 years 100k miles......

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One of the things select does is that they do not register the car in Europe. The car is brought to the UK on a trailer (just like a dealer one) and registered for the first time in the UK. So offcially, its not an import.

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So offcially, its not an import.

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yeh but people aren't stupid and the VAG network will know whether or not it's a UK car. I'm not saying it's not a good deal, just don't kid yourself by presuming no one will give a sh!t come resale... buy cheap, sell cheap 169144-ok.gif

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You could well be right. I traded an import in a few years back and the stealer gave me £1000 less. Its was an MG and they were only made in Longbridge, it was the same car, just the stealers revenge for not allowing them to rip me off for £5k more. No doubt Illegal as many of then (including VW) have been fined.

This is the same, its the same car,spec and made in the same place by the same people - just us Brits get ripped off at every opportunity. If I get £1k less so be it, this way I get it 3 months sooner as well as £3k less ! grin.gif

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One of the things select does is that they do not register the car in Europe. The car is brought to the UK on a trailer (just like a dealer one) and registered for the first time in the UK. So offcially, its not an import.

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soz bruv! Its an import. It's a personal import! However, had Select themselves purchased the new means of transport, declared this zero rated at the eu state of origin. Then declare the vat in the uk through their normal imput/output vat returns. Then registering it to purchasing customers and passing on the vat, just like a normal dealer.

bu bum.... buttcheeks.gif

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Good point. I think anyone who imports has to realise the dealers will retaliate if they can and give you less at trade-in. My own experience was £1k less which still makes this worth it.

The main point is that we shouldn't have to, price differences should not be so high.

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Work out the economics, if it's in your favour... go for it 169144-ok.gif

but your right, it's their way of getting revenge, no more no less!

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the way I see it - if the dealer wants my GTI in a few years time, but won't give me full rate for it, even though it's from the same factory as their cars on the forecourt, and ordered through a large VW main dealer (albeit in Germany) - they can shove it, and I'll sell it myself and get more for it.

The days of dealers throwing their weight around like that are gone.

All this nervousness about imports is just the dealers scaremungering. they'll use any trick in the book to secure a sale.

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Hi mu....I reckon that you'll always get a better deal selling a GTI privately, especially this Mk5 which is clearly a classic of the future due to its deserved reputation and Car Of The Year etc.

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- they can shove it, and I'll sell it myself and get more for it.

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Would you pay the same for a second hand import, knowing the original owner would have got it for a lot less, and also knowing that you would get a lesser price yourself if you were trading it.

To be fair to dealers, they always disclose what cars are EU or imports and never charge as much for them... A few BMW's caught my eye earlier in the year, they seemed too cheap, but all were imports.

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ok, mind made up.....

cant fecking wait again !!!

not got much hair left as it is..

5 weeks and counting ...........

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Anybody on this forum had a car from Select-Automotive yet?

Just wondering if anybody had any feedback yet, positive or otherwise.

Si.

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well my car is being built late October, and will be at the dealers 'early nomvember'. They then transport it on a covered lorry over to here, which should arrive 5-7 days later.

so I'm looking at mid-November, which is about what they quoted me, maybe a week later.

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I have been in touch with them and will be ordering my Eos with them when the time comes

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bumping this thread back up. Anyone had any experience of any of these companies and/or actually received a car from them?

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good to keep the thread going - but I'm still waiting! expecting early november still...

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Well back from hols, my car from Select is Due in October, so I'll keep everyone posted on how I get on.

Anyone read the reviews of the R32? £4k more expensive than the GTi after all.

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