I hadn’t realised until recently that buying a new car could be so beset with problems. As a general rule I tend to take people at face value, as I hope they do with me, but it’s not that simple if you’re looking for a vehicle. There are so many dodgy deals out there, and what seems to be a bargain at first glance, could bring you a barrel load of trouble. Believe it or not there are people out there who will try to sell you a stolen car with the flimsy excuse
that they’d just bought the vehicle when they were provided with a company car. Most of them will tell you that they’re looking for a quick sale and have mislaid the manual etc. Don’t fall for it. I almost got caught with this one; it was only that the guy said he only took cash payment. Well there was no way I was going to walk around with five grand in cash; yes that was what he was asking for a brand new Ford! Luckily the deal didn’t go through as I could have found myself with a lot of problems that I hadn’t bargained for.
I was really fed up about the Ford, but glad that I hadn’t had the cash to hand over. In the end I went to a licensed broker who told me that the company car spiel was quite common and people also tried to sell vehicle’s in their parent’s or spouse’s name. I did get a really good deal with this UK car broker; although obviously the new car cost more than the Ford I’d been offered. The brokers had a monthly payment plan that was just right for me, and I have to say that their customer service was excellent.