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Trade in existing car and Leasing used car at a dealership

Im looking to sell my existing car and lease a used car from the delaer. I am not sure if this is a wise decision. To be honest, am ignorant and .

Could you please share your exp / tips / guidance on what would be the best option to sell my vehicle in the swiss market?

Look forward to your responses.

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Re: Trade in existing car and Leasing used car at a dealership

You will always get more for your car if you sell it privately on say autoscout and be in a better position to "have a deal" with a garage strolling in with a better cash situation.

It all depends on what your car is, it's condition and how easy it is going to be to sell also.
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Re: Trade in existing car and Leasing used car at a dealership

Best chance to sell it is to have fresh MFK test.

For trade-ins sometimes it's better to go along with exchanging the car with the dealer. If you want cash for your car from a dealer than you will get significantly lower than market price.

Even if you pay cash at the dealer they won't be very happy to give you discount. You should always ask and try but 8 out of 10 will say no, at least in my case.
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Re: Trade in existing car and Leasing used car at a dealership

If you sell to a dealer you will take at least a 2K hit on price.

If you lease, it will allow you to get into more car than you would otherwise be able to afford. However, at the end you will own nothing and you will be responsible for any damages and also be on the hook for overage charges.

If you need the newest, bestest every few years then leasing is a good option, unless you like to drive alot.
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Re: Trade in existing car and Leasing used car at a dealership

Thanks The Clangers, to understand this corectly, 2k hit than the market price right?

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Re: Trade in existing car and Leasing used car at a dealership

Agreed about the MFK always a good move.

If you trade a car in with a dealer you are losing on both ends, you will get less for your car than private sale and you won't get a discount off the new car. The "discount" will be a portion or the whole value of your old car.

If a dealer won't give you a discount on a car you simply say fine and walk away and buy one somewhere else, they need the sale after all and there is always room to negotiate. The Swiss pretend to the foreigners that they don't deal but it's amazing how a "nuts to you mate" attitude will uncover the truth of the matter and eagerness to get that shiny chariot off the forecourt.

You should be armed with the "value" of your car... look on autoscout for similar ones and get a reasonable idea of a fair price. You should also consider paying and getting a glasses eurotax valuation.
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Never heard of eurotax valuation, how does one get that done?

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Re: Trade in existing car and Leasing used car at a dealership

Here you go mate:

http://www.eurotaxglass.ch/app/plugi...tid=&premium=0

What car is it anyways out of interest? That might make it easier to get some informed advise on your best action course to offload it e.g it's gonna be easy or you've not a snowball's chance in hell selling that pink convertable limo to a private punter right now in CH
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Thanks The Clangers, to understand this corectly, 2k hit than the market price right?

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Yeah, I sold my car via my mechanic who had a used car guy that bought it.

I was going to get somewhere between 12K or 14K if I could have waited around and sold it myself. However I wanted to drive it until I left and need a quick sale.

If you have a mechanic that you always use ask him/her for recommendations or leads. Your independent is a great source in these matters.

Also, I will second the calls for an MFK. These are very useful in buying and selling cars. I so wish they had these in the USA. It would make the used car market over here so much easier to deal with. Alot of people won't make an offer without a valid/current MFK and emissions inspection.

The reason is that it can cost thousands of francs to bring a car up to standard and you can't license the car without it.
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Here you go mate:

http://www.eurotaxglass.ch/app/plugi...tid=&premium=0

What car is it anyways out of interest? That might make it easier to get some informed advise on your best action course to offload it e.g it's gonna be easy or you've not a snowball's chance in hell selling that pink convertable limo to a private punter right now in CH

Thanks for this, very helpful.

to your other question...my car is a Volvo XC90, 2006 model (MFK done last year), Volvo Service done 4 months ago, done 140000 kms.
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Yeah, I sold my car via my mechanic who had a used car guy that bought it.

I was going to get somewhere between 12K or 14K if I could have waited around and sold it myself. However I wanted to drive it until I left and need a quick sale.

If you have a mechanic that you always use ask him/her for recommendations or leads. Your independent is a great source in these matters.

Also, I will second the calls for an MFK. These are very useful in buying and selling cars. I so wish they had these in the USA. It would make the used car market over here so much easier to deal with. Alot of people won't make an offer without a valid/current MFK and emissions inspection.

The reason is that it can cost thousands of francs to bring a car up to standard and you can't license the car without it.
My takeaway, so an MFK is a must.
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Re: Trade in existing car and Leasing used car at a dealership

Defo go for the autoscout route, XC90 even with 140 on it should be really easy to shift at this time of year. You should also list it here
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Re: Trade in existing car and Leasing used car at a dealership

Thanks everyone for the responses. Will do as suggested.
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Defo go for the autoscout route, XC90 even with 140 on it should be really easy to shift at this time of year. You should also list it here
This is a very valid point. An XC90 Volvo is a perfect mountain hauler for the alpine winter ski set, especially with a kid or two thrown in for good measure.

If you have good All terrain or all season tires you should be good.

If you can sell the vehicle with Snow tires on it anyone that drives should be hooked.

Good Luck with your sale.
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