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Then again, how do you tell if a car is a Swiss model or say, an Italian model? I sure cannot tell the difference.

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Ask to see the car registration papers. There you will see the comments about the vehicle's origin. I had an Audi from Germany and so the registration document showed 'DE'.
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Re: New, imported cars in auto discount Uster

I actually went down and had a chat with the guys at ADU....Not the greatest salesmen i ever talked too. Maybe that was down to language, but they answered all of my questions.

They where happy to show me all the info i asked for inc. the reg doc which said it was imported from Italy.

Resale: I'm planning on keeping the car for at least 3-4 years and will part ex it for another. You will have to sell it cheaper than a normal swiss bought car but overtime the loss will get smaller.

Spec: Some cars have a different spec but all cars come with the EU Conformity Certificate and are in line with Swiss standards.

ADU : I did some research on the internet and made a couple of calls. They sold more than 2500 cars last year to make them the largest re-seller in the country!! They must be doing something right!!

Most car garages will honour the manufactures warranty for that particular make.


Anyway that my 2 cents on the matter...

I think i will buy from them in the next couple of weeks.
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This looks to be a good offer, but you have to deal with Ottos in Sursee near Zug,

http://www.ottos.ch/index.php?nav=91,101

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I actually went down and had a chat with the guys at ADU....Not the greatest salesmen i ever talked too. Maybe that was down to language, but they answered all of my questions.

They where happy to show me all the info i asked for inc. the reg doc which said it was imported from Italy.

Resale: I'm planning on keeping the car for at least 3-4 years and will part ex it for another. You will have to sell it cheaper than a normal swiss bought car but overtime the loss will get smaller.

Spec: Some cars have a different spec but all cars come with the EU Conformity Certificate and are in line with Swiss standards.

ADU : I did some research on the internet and made a couple of calls. They sold more than 2500 cars last year to make them the largest re-seller in the country!! They must be doing something right!!

Most car garages will honour the manufactures warranty for that particular make.


Anyway that my 2 cents on the matter...

I think i will buy from them in the next couple of weeks.
If you're happy thern go ahead, but with this volume of sales they are obviously working on very thin margins and soing volume to get turnover.

This is fine, but thin margins means when their is a problem there's not too much cash in the kitty to solve it.....Sometimes too cheap can become too expensive. Maybe better to pay a bit more for good after sales service ?
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Re: New, imported cars in auto discount Uster

Bumping this old thread, for some current info about ADU.

Under duress I'm looking at changing the Laguna Kombi for a new one. ADU Uster are CHF 29,500 for a 2.0 Dci Dynamic with all the toys that the Renault dealerships in Affoltern a A and Shilbrugg are offering for CHF 46,000. Now that is a huge difference... where is the feckin' great catch, or am I being cynical and it's just a good deal?

Or maybe I should just do it, not tell Mama G, spend the diff' on a TVR Chimaera and say it was a gift!
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Bumping this old thread, for some current info about ADU.

Under duress I'm looking at changing the Laguna Kombi for a new one. ADU Uster are CHF 29,500 for a 2.0 Dci Dynamic with all the toys that the Renault dealerships in Affoltern a A and Shilbrugg are offering for CHF 46,000. Now that is a huge difference... where is the feckin' great catch, or am I being cynical and it's just a good deal?

Or maybe I should just do it, not tell Mama G, spend the diff' on a TVR Chimaera and say it was a gift!
Ask the main dealer for a 20% discount, if they don't get close go to ATU
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Re: New, imported cars in auto discount Uster

ADU don't do customer car - and will offer you about 6chf for your car.

It all depends on whether you are looking at full life costs. Your local dealer is likely to be a lot more accommodating if you need a loan car or parts etc if you buy from them.

You should be able to get a good discount at the moment anyway.

The only other question - is why a Renault Laguna???

If you need something cheap and practical - check out the Dacia Loga - either MCV (7 seater) or the Van (which, fully specced) is less than 14,000chf - NEW!
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ADU don't do customer car - and will offer you about 6chf for your car.

It all depends on whether you are looking at full life costs. Your local dealer is likely to be a lot more accommodating if you need a loan car or parts etc if you buy from them.

You should be able to get a good discount at the moment anyway.

The only other question - is why a Renault Laguna???

If you need something cheap and practical - check out the Dacia Loga - either MCV (7 seater) or the Van (which, fully specced) is less than 14,000chf - NEW!
Agreed on the probably crappy change price, and I would prefer a dealership, but ADU are massively discounting, and maybe I can use that to shift the dealers.

Once the car leaves the place it would be looked after by the local Renault dealer who are excellent, or are you saying there would be issues with that... other than not buying a car from them? They had no issues doing servicing/MFL etc on our current Laguna and it was on French plates.

Why a Laguna, we've had 2 and both have been excellent. I've had a 320 Beemer tourer and an A6 avant and had many more issue with them than the Lagunas. We always had 2 cars a nice work work horse and 'something for the weekend', and the Laguna fitted the workhorse bill. The 1.9 Dci priv' model we have is now 5 years old and I've clocked 144,000 km's in it in that time, and other than servicing and the engine cleaned and prep for MFK etc, it's never ever put a foot wrong. It has only been into the garage to have a cruise control brake sensor and a headlight levelling sensor (both this year when out of warranty) and that's it... oh and I've replaced the battery in the key cards. Neither the Audi or the BM had anything even close to that reliability, the BM had so many niggles it had it's own ramp at the BMW dealership, and I'm glad it was a company car. Renault seem to be pricing very competitively, the Mama G loves them, and they have 3 years warranty/servicing... and as they are well priced there'll be some cash left ... for a Chim'

EDIT: Did check the Dacia Duster as a work horse, but the boss didn't like it.
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Bumping this old thread, for some current info about ADU.

Under duress I'm looking at changing the Laguna Kombi for a new one. ADU Uster are CHF 29,500 for a 2.0 Dci Dynamic with all the toys that the Renault dealerships in Affoltern a A and Shilbrugg are offering for CHF 46,000. Now that is a huge difference... where is the feckin' great catch, or am I being cynical and it's just a good deal?

Or maybe I should just do it, not tell Mama G, spend the diff' on a TVR Chimaera and say it was a gift!
There's nothing to say against buying from a small importer like ADU in general. Major downsides are that you might not be able to trade in your current car and you won't get an attractive lease offer if you need one.

However, I didn't like ADU specifically. Looked at a few of their cars last time I was in the market for a new car. There were some that they sold as "factory new" which weren't (based on service records) - I remember looking at a "brand new" Jeep Wrangler that had several dents on the underbody including a leaking differential, so it had been used off-road, probably for a Jeep customer event. The sales guy at ADU still insisted the car was "new".

There's a company in Aargau called Auto Kunz - I liked them much better, but their cars a probably a bit more expensive on average (they have mostly BMWs and Audis). Otherwise just check autoscout24.ch.
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Ok, I visited ADU, and won't go back. Total slimeball salesmen with 0 people or sales skills and majorly pushy. The car was an Eastern European sourced car, hence the discount, and as such only had a 2 year warranty not 3 as you get here. The car although badged as the same model had a number of features missing from the model as sold here. The leasing rate was 2% higher than a main dealer offered me here, and ADU offered me an insulting 50% less than the Renault dealership. To sum up, windscreen price looks good, everything else was pretty poor to awful and really felt unprofessional to the point of being sharkey.

I did however show the Renault dealership here the print out from ADU, and the sales guy said "mmm... leave it with me, I speak to the boss'. The following day he offered a Bose mode Laguna (higher spec), with warranty increased from 3 to 4 years, 4 years free servicing, and for CHF 300 LESS than ADU wanted for the Dynamique with no servicing and only a 2 year warranty. I also got 50% more on the trade in of my existing Laguna and a set of winter conti's, which are being fitted right now, and the summer Conti's will be bagged and in the boot! So on Tues/Wed I pick up the new car from the Renault garage in Sihlbrugg and will be driving it for CHF 160 pm less, with 2 years more warranty, 4 years free servicing, and an extra set of tyres, and only CHF 5,000 residual at the end of the lease rather than CHF 10,000 ADU were leaving me with... Happy days
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Ok, I visited ADU, and won't go back. Total slimeball salesmen with 0 people or sales skills and majorly pushy. The car was an Eastern European sourced car, hence the discount, and as such only had a 2 year warranty not 3 as you get here. The car although badged as the same model had a number of features missing from the model as sold here. The leasing rate was 2% higher than a main dealer offered me here, and ADU offered me an insulting 50% less than the Renault dealership. To sum up, windscreen price looks good, everything else was pretty poor to awful and really felt unprofessional to the point of being sharkey.

I did however show the Renault dealership here the print out from ADU, and the sales guy said "mmm... leave it with me, I speak to the boss'. The following day he offered a Bose mode Laguna (higher spec), with warranty increased from 3 to 4 years, 4 years free servicing, and for CHF 300 LESS than ADU wanted for the Dynamique with no servicing and only a 2 year warranty. I also got 50% more on the trade in of my existing Laguna and a set of winter conti's, which are being fitted right now, and the summer Conti's will be bagged and in the boot! So on Tues/Wed I pick up the new car from the Renault garage in Sihlbrugg and will be driving it for CHF 160 pm less, with 2 years more warranty, 4 years free servicing, and an extra set of tyres, and only CHF 5,000 residual at the end of the lease rather than CHF 10,000... Happy days
So did they do a price match as well?
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No, they trumped it with a higher spec' car, more warranty, a servicing deal, extra set of boots, lower financing and a higher trade in value.... who said you can't get a deal in Swissyland
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No, they trumped it with a higher spec' car, more warranty, a servicing deal, extra set of boots, lower financing and a higher trade in value.... who said you can't get a deal in Swissyland
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Re: New, imported cars in auto discount Uster

Quick question; I was looking at Autoscout and was supriesd that offical dealers also selling imports; this dealer was a rep for Mazda,Ford,Chevy and was selling Mazda MX-7 for 30-35K depending on spec. Normal price for a new CH model is 48-55K depending

Anybody have experience of this, i guess this makes servicing warranty not an issue if this is the case. Maybe i am wrong
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