In various discussions on the forum, we have seen poor punters getting mutton being passed off as lamb; i.e. older cars passed off as new. From a consumer standpoint, the car is new but in reality, it is as old as the day it rolled off the line.
Although our Team-BHP PDI list and VIN guides should assist you in not getting fobbed off, you might find great deals in old inventory too. What happens if there is a wallflower that appeals? A deal that is too good to be true? Well, it's fair to say that not all non-sellers are bad cars, so let us take an in-depth look into this.
Why would one consider this?
Why you might want to run?
The objective of this guide is to:
1. Help assess what to look for, in addition to the PDI.
2. What needs to be factored into negotiating the price. The dealer will tell you "like new" and stories like it has been kept in a hospital-like environment, but that may not be the case.
While we cannot deal much with market perception without starting a fanboy club, we can at least highlight potential risks and how to mitigate them.
So, what typical cars do we find sitting in the inventory?
Note: This list is based on past data and is subject to change.