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Old 19.04.2010, 13:43
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Autociel.ch/buying a car

Have recently been looking in to buying a car.
As I am nearly always at work I thought I would try this company www.autociel.ch
Their website advertises that they can get the best prices because of their extensive dealer network in Switzerland and Germany.

Having offered me a car that was advertised on autoscout for the dealer price plus 750fr I'm not sure what they're selling anymore.
Why don't I just take the train to dealer and buy the thing myself.

My expectation is that a cash buyer could get as much as 10% off the sticker price for a premium used car.

Is that not how things operate in Switzerland?
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Old 19.04.2010, 13:48
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Re: Autociel.ch/buying a car

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My expectation is that a cash buyer could get as much as 10% off the sticker price for a premium used car.
I don`t think they will give you 10% rebate even you pay cash. I belive some would give you a discount only if you lease the car.
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Re: Autociel.ch/buying a car

It is prob for the "making the car ready " cost

mine was 500 chf for a vaccuum, plates (50chf) and paperwork....This was added to the sticker price
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Old 19.04.2010, 14:07
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Re: Autociel.ch/buying a car

I bought my car from them, then was shocked by the delivery cost, plates, registration etc. No 'price you see is the price you pay' here I-m afraid.

I did get the car I wanted for less than the local dealer would sell it though.
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I'm thinking of using them to buy a car from Germany as the conversion is very good right now. Anyone else had any experience of using this company.

I've been quoted about 4000 chf for costs/fees, it still seems ok compared to buying in CH.

Did you pay the dealer directly?

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Re: Autociel.ch/buying a car

on premium cars it is not unreasonable to get 10-20% off...no matter cash or lease...if you are not getting it than you are simply not negotiationg well...
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on premium cars it is not unreasonable to get 10-20% off...no matter cash or lease...if you are not getting it than you are simply not negotiationg well...
It depends on the dealer. I've got good deals on Porsche, Lamborghini and Ferrari (in one case, CHF 100k off). But then the BMW dealer refused to budge on price and all I got was a set of winters
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Old 09.06.2010, 21:44
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It depends on the dealer. I've got good deals on Porsche, Lamborghini and Ferrari (in one case, CHF 100k off).
It is because you are buying in bulk Andrew

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Have recently been looking in to buying a car.
As I am nearly always at work I thought I would try this company www.autociel.ch
Their website advertises that they can get the best prices because of their extensive dealer network in Switzerland and Germany.

Having offered me a car that was advertised on autoscout for the dealer price plus 750fr I'm not sure what they're selling anymore.
Why don't I just take the train to dealer and buy the thing myself.

My expectation is that a cash buyer could get as much as 10% off the sticker price for a premium used car.

Is that not how things operate in Switzerland?
I am having major heartache with a car I bought off this company and would suggest that you do your own paperwork, get your own plates and get any car you buy checked over by a mechanic you trust.

You get charged for the luxury of having a car delivered to your door with a set of keys ready to go. Unfortunately you pay for this service and have to trust them that the car you bought is good - in my case the car has proven to be an expensive case of hubris on their part and I am pretty upset by the whole affair and cannot in all honesty recommend them.
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Re: Autociel.ch/buying a car

Hello Barney,

I am the Founder of autociel.ch and I am sorry that we did not make clear why we add 750.-- to our offers. Almost any garage in Switzerland adds a "forfait de préparaton livraison" or "Lieferaufbereitungspauschale" to the sales price which is normally around 300 to 400.--. As we look for cars all over Switzerland or Germany in order to find the best price, we add the cost for the transportation of the car we find. Our normal preparation of delivery fee is 420.--, the 330.-- are for the transport.

We add the following value when you buy trough us: we look for the best matching car following your criteria’s and price that we sometimes find in Germany, sometimes in Switzerland (on autotscout24.ch). If you agree on the car we propose, we buy it, control and prepare it and if something is wrong with the car, we fix it. That way you not only have the guarantee that you have a competitive price, but also a good quality car. Then we add a one year / 20'000km warranty to it to make sure that you can drive sorrow less. Quality and customer satisfaction are very important to us.

We deliver you the car to your office or home. We also do the paperwork and register your car wherever you are at home in Switzerland. And this is clearly a convenience service, you can of course do the same yourself and go to a garage where you pay the preparation of delivery fee of 300 to 400.--, but our customers appreciate the fact that everything is done and the car is delivered key in hands, often they are lacking time to do these things, and we help.


Where we can add a lot of savings is either for Brand new cars or very young used cars like Audi, Land Rover, Volvo, BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, Jaguar and so on. The savings our customers get thanks to us are several thousand Swiss Francs; for some cars up to CHF 100’000.—and more list price, the difference can be more than CHF 10’000.—(e.g. Audi S4, Audi Q5, Land Rover Sport).


We do also have a sales assistance service, where we help selling cars for people who leave Switzerland, often we are their last hope to sell the car when they have to leave (urgently).


You can contact me on markus.haefeli@autociel.ch if I can still help you finding a car or in case where you need some assistance the sell the car. Thanks a lot. Markus
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Thanks for your kind reply. have a nice day.
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