Jump to content

FFS car salesman


AZURES3
 Share

Recommended Posts

What does the reg start with? YC / YD are for Thorne were BMW cars tend to get registered.

It's YD63

Salesman says I didn't say it was a BMW manage ten car I said it was a BMW car, he said he thinks The Scot group do advertising for BMW and are entitled to purchase cars through BMW direct. When I google The Scot group it seems to suggest car leasing company in Exeter, called them and they don't do BMWs

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Email reply from salesman below:-

There is nothing we are trying to hide here.

The cars are purchased on a staff contract hire scheme. This means that the cars are owned by the company, in this case the Scott Group, and the rentals are taken direct from salaries.

It’s a bit like our demo cars here. Anybody within the Sytner Group can use them, but I pay a certain amount per month in car tax and fuel etc, to have the use of a company car.

If a car had a private name on the V5, then there is still no guarantee on who or what or how the car had been driven.

In fairness a private owner could have done the 9000 miles in the car and raced it around for all of those miles. At the end of the day this is a fully “Approved Used BMW”, that we purchased direct from BMW UK.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Don't know why you consider it to be a problem.

 

In a large number of cases (probably most, actually) - a company car is someone's pride and joy and they'll look after it like it was their own personal car.

 

In fact, I look after mine better than my personal cars, because it's newer and worth more!

 

I'd probably be worried if it was Avis or Herts etc., on there... but not a traditional lease company.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Don't know why you consider it to be a problem.

In a large number of cases (probably most, actually) - a company car is someone's pride and joy and they'll look after it like it was their own personal car.

In fact, I look after mine better than my personal cars, because it's newer and worth more!

I'd probably be worried if it was Avis or Herts etc., on there... but not a traditional lease company.

I wouldn't be worried, BMW are giving you a warranty. However, is TS's point, I think that is not correct to say 'in most cases' - yes in some but unfortunately people have the opinion that it's not theirs so who cares. I know the company I work for and several others now include penaltys for poorly kept Co cars.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sounds like you need a letter from the previous owner confirming what it was used for.  If it was a company car, then all is well regardless of who it was leased to, provided the car is cosmetically good on an inspection and has an intact service history.

 

If it was a rental car then I'd be cautious  :unsure:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Its in such mint condition its hard to believe its been used by multiple people, there is not a scrtahc, parking dent or mark on the outside or in the interior. Its almost too clean for a 9 month old car so maybe it was given a hard time and chips away have worked their magic.

 

So fooking pissed off now not sure what to do, intend to keep this 5 years so dont want a dog motor

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hmm.  I've already replied to you PM, Azure, but then seen this.+++

 

If it is immaculate, then I'd take comfort in the warranty and it wouldn't bother me.

 

You could, as mentioned above, simply ask BMW to give you a letter saying it had not been a rental car on the Thrifty or other car hire fleet.  If they're happy to give you that, bingo.+++

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The problem is the Scott group is http://www.thrifty.co.uk

These guys rent our short and long term prestige cars and the V5 says The Scott Group, when googled its clear it's Thrifty car rental/leasing so the same as Avis or a Hertz surely and would put off the next buyer too?

 

OK, that's not good. I wouldn't. Not without a very substantial discount and / or enhanced service and warranty package.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

OK, that's not good. I wouldn't. Not without a very substantial discount and / or enhanced service and warranty package.

 

He's getting an excellent car, with the remainder of the manufacturers warranty and a large discount on the new price.  

 

Edit: and a 5 year service package - do keep up!

 

How do you know that your re-shelled beetle hasn't been a rental in the past? 

Edited by Andy_Bangle
  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

He's getting an excellent car, with the remainder of the manufacturers warranty  and a large discount.

 

How do you know that your re-shelled beetle has been a rental in the past? 

 

You don't. But it's 12 years old, and relatively cheap.

 

I wouldn't knowingly buy a daily rental car.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...