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Car loans customers advised to haggle

Used car shoppers are missing out on great deals by not haggling with dealers or private sellers, it has been suggested.

Used car shoppers are missing out on great deals by not haggling with dealers or private sellers, it has been suggested.

According to a new survey, UK drivers could collectively be saving an average amount of £1,468 by bargaining on the forecourt - if they are prepared to push for a better deal rather than take what is on offer, Easier motoring reports.

The research, put together by Sainsbury's, revealed that around 1.5 million people in the UK are expecting to buy a new car between March and August this year and of those around 195,000 admitted they were unlikely to question the price.

This could mean that some drivers, including those looking to make the most of their car loans, could be losing out and according to Steven Baillie of Sainsbury's this is easily avoided.

"Clearly people are more concerned about their finances and so those still looking to buy should haggle as hard as possible," he said.

This week, Which? published a checklist for buying a new car online that advised motorists to ensure they were getting a decent warranty.


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