Most new car buyers know great deals can be found on the internet, but it might be a surprise where the cheapest prices on a brand new Vauxhall can be found.
There’s no need to spend hours checking offers from brokers you’ve never heard of, and bargain hunters don’t even need to traipse around dealers haggling for the best savings. Just a few minutes spent on Vauxhall’s own web site are enough to clinch a deal which beats those offered by independent, non-franchised internet suppliers, and even betters the ‘Aim to pay’ prices listed in the magazines!
For example, a Vectra 1.8i Energy hatchback bought via www.vauxhall.co.uk/vip costs just £12,740. That’s a saving of £1,635 on the list price and means that on-line customers can be driving a brand new, full size family car with the space, image, quality and renowned driving dynamics of a Vectra for the price of a top-of-the-range supermini.
The Energy isn’t a stripped out base model either. Standard features include air conditioning, stylish 16" five-spoke alloy wheels, SRI-style darkened head and tail lamps, a CD player, cruise control, an alarm and a leather covered steering wheel.
It’s not just Vectra buyers who can save thousands by shopping on-line. If you need seven seats then how about a family-friendly Zafira Life 1.6i for just £12,490? That’s £2,505 off the retail price. Or if you fancy a real supermini for the price of a budget-brand’s city car, internet buyers can scoop a Corsa 1.0i Life for just £6,995; with £1,365 off the list price this represents a discount of more than 16 per cent!
Vauxhall was the pioneer of internet car retailing, becoming the first major UK manufacturer to have a Web presence in 1995. This was followed up by the .com range of cars, the world's first Internet-only car range in 1999. In 2000, the company launched its Vauxhall Internet Price (VIP) and remains the only major manufacturer to offer consumers the chance to buy a brand new car online.
All the Vauxhall Internet Prices are guaranteed, no haggle deals with the car delivered by your local Vauxhall retailer. It really does offer all the savings of the internet with the convenience and peace of mind of buying from a franchised dealer.Published 18 August 2004