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Premium mileage: how to choose and where to buy

Buying an expensive car, even a used one, don’t want to run into pitfalls and even more of an adventure. Expert “Behind the wheel” reviewed all the possible purchase options and prepared a few important tips.Sergei Zinoviev “Behind the wheel”

Used car (any price range), you can buy three main ways:

  • with friends
  • who knows the ad
  • from legitimate sellers used cars.

Buying something very old and quite low, perhaps you can take a risk and go for the more dubious option — with the aim of meager savings.

If you are aiming specifically for the premium segment, it is best to minimize the risks. Otherwise, possible losses can be too big.

What can you lose?

Friends and acquaintances alike. Best friend, of course, not lie to her. But when selling, many tend to embellish reality, to tell the truth about the state of the machine. And not the fact that they will gladly agree to the discount — everyone likes to spend less and earn more, even the relatives of the wife.

Just outside, almost anonymous seller-owner-ad — the muddy option. At the stage of “view machine” can begin a divorce and attempts to put pressure, sudden changes of the price terms (per week fell, the ruble!). Finals, for which the buyer remains without money and without a car, very rare now, but it does happen. Of course, the vast majority of sellers used — normal decent citizens, but little bit greedy. But the letters ad it is impossible to distinguish decent people from scams. As you know, not all stolen cars go to disassembly. Some in the sale in the secondary market, in this case, just above a realistic ending. And for premium — more likely.

If funds allow consideration of the premium segment, to buy need a careful approach, otherwise there is risk of major irreversible losses.If funds allow consideration of the premium segment, to buy need a careful approach, otherwise there is risk of major irreversible losses.

A lot of cars with the mileage on the ads sell legal entities, among them are many various car markets and dealers, authorized and not. This variation looks a lot less suspicious. But only some of these salons are reliable players with a good reputation, and the rest — “outbid” for which little con in the order of things.

In the Moscow region there are some statistics, and it is quite intelligible. One of the studies touched on 214 showrooms (96 of them are authorized dealers) working on the secondary. The affinity of the true state of the machine as described in the listing, it seems ahead from 8.1 points compared to 5.6 from salons of dealers (on a 10-point scale). That is, dealers are also embellish, but not to a frightening degree. In addition, 60% of unofficial data on machinery “rejuvenated” in various ways, reduce the age and/or twisted mileage. For now this is not seen. The top 10 “most honest” were completely authorized dealers.

What can I buy?

For these reasons, people are focused on the premium segment, often choose the most reliable option without the pitfalls of buying used cars from an authorized dealer.

On these machines, definitely not of unpaid loans and the hanging of fines. There are no “approach here we drive a little kissed on the curb, and then trim the cat tore”. Dealers to the extent possible, remove all traces and imprints of the previous owner. Often look (and smell!) like new. And with high probability a fresh set of all fluid.

One of the advantages of purchasing a used car from a dealer the choice of several options presented on the same site.One of the advantages of purchasing a used car from a dealer the choice of several options presented on the same site.

They may usually thoroughly look at, not in the snow and under the rain, to do a test drive, and often have a choice of a similar condition, accessories and price. It is sometimes possible, even desirable color to pick! Which, as we understand, in the previous two options do not exist. Yes, you can find two or three very similar cars and ads, but to read them it will surely be only on different days and in different areas of the city.

Of course, and most likely, the dealer purchase will cost more — ceteris paribus. But not for millions, but within reasonable limits (of course, half the premium is often relatively small package of additional options). And dealers are making the car something else — services obligations, in some cases, guarantee (for example, yearlings with low mileage). And most importantly — they can always find and Express the claim if you have purchased a product that turned out to be not so.

The nuances of pleasure

Most companies operating in Russia, offer special programs, based on a trade-in, within the official dealer network. Including the premium segment. In General, we have outlined the conceptual advantages of buying from official. It remains to study the bonuses.

BMW has a Premium Selection of Lexus — Select, the group Jaguar Land Rover — Approved program. Everywhere talking about certified cars with mileage not more than 100 thousand km the BMW, not more than 120 thousand from Jaguar, 130 thousand in the Lexus. The age restriction, these brands is the same — no older than five years. (There are older and more run, but they do not fall under the scope of the programs or fall under special conditions.)

All these machines under the previous owner maintained the official in the factory set timing. Not been in a serious accident, and before the sale had received in-depth diagnostics. Badly worn and damaged parts replaced. History of cars transparent. Dealers have no reason to “sell stuff” — it spoils the reputation of the brand, as well as discourages customers from a specific dealer. Questionable car, if caught, they’d rather sell another way.

Programme of work with second-hand cars are almost all premium. From Infiniti is Privileged: not more than 100 thousand mileage, not older than five years, clean title, no violations of bearing and power elements. Conditions in different brands are quite similar.Programme of work with second-hand cars are almost all premium. From Infiniti is Privileged: not more than 100 thousand mileage, not older than five years, clean title, no violations of bearing and power elements. Conditions in different brands are quite similar.

Of course, offer various loan and insurance options (and finding a really profitable lesson complex, but some work). And then it begins “carrots” put those who are inclined and used car to serve the official.

As a rule, after sales service support (free repair of a specified fault list) — from one year to three years, sometimes with no mileage limit, sometimes specified “60 thousand km in two years.” Plus “support on the roads 24 hours” within a reasonable distance from the big city possible free pick up / drop mechanics for minor repairs or a tow truck, if the mechanic is powerless. This is the normal level of service new premium cars, it is extended for owners of used cars.

Of course, for the pleasure you have to pay (in the premium, in fact, do not cheap). The purchase the dealer will be much more expensive than at a private trader. But safer, and after two or three years, at the end of all programmes, this machine can be sold under the slogan “serviced only at the dealer!”, which increases its market value.

Compare prices on new and used exactly the same model is possible, but it will not give full clarity only one machine will be the previous, the other poliestireno, maybe even different generations. Picking different years also vary. But a rough picture to snap.

New Range Rover Evoque, diesel, 2.0 l, 150 HP 3 699 000 rubles. a used Range Rover Evoque 2013, mileage 85 thousand km, diesel, 2.2 l, 190 HP — 1 287 000 RUB. Yes, it’s a different generation. But both from official. Both able without problems to work 80-100 thousand km And the difference in price almost three times. Something to think about.

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