Abarth 124 Auto new and used market in UK.
My first post on a forum but I read it before.
I was tempted to lease Abarth 124 in promotion in 2nd quarter of 2018. I thought about it too long, was a bit hesitant about exhaust noise, and missed the boat. Since then, I'm checking on lease offers and Autotrader.
Until recently there was fairly small choice of used and almost new cars on Autotrader. However at the end of the year Arnold Clark flooded the market with around 30 auto cars, all pre-registered with delivery miles. Then, a few days ago, I noticed that Mangoletsi are offering brand new cars with Bose and metallic paint from £22K.
I don't care about Bose, but it seems that most cars in stock come with this option as standard. I would prefer to get visibility pack as I drive at night and don't want to go back to halogens after excellent headlights on my daily driver.
My question is: are these cars not selling (or auto version) at all and dealers are forced to discount heavily to get rid of stock or is there some new update coming? Anyone has insight into the situation?
I noticed that 2 years old cars are now at 17K, so it's about 5-6K depreciation from discounted price, 7K assuming trade in price. So I would prefer to lease rather than buy as lease is around 6K for two years.
I tried to check number of registered cars on howmanyleft but it wasn't showing me this model. Maybe I used wrong key word?
Last edited by OdetaSwann; 02-03-2019 at 08:28 AM.