Whenever the car manufacturers bring new models onto the market, they offer the slightly older models at special prices. Basically, these are so-called stock items that are temptingly cheap. Is it worth buying this stock item or is a newer generation car the better choice after all?
Cars at bargain prices
The retail trade calls it a final sale, while the dealership calls it a model change. Just as warm sweaters and lined jackets disappear from the shops in spring to make way for the new fashion, the last copies of an older car model end up in the back of the courtyard while the new models fill the showroom. Those who manage economically should take advantage of these times and look around the back of the yard. To ensure that sales continue, many dealers often offer the last cars in a series as special models with a large number of special equipment at real bargain prices. The discounts are impressive, often up to 30 percent.
Not much changes in technology
Older car models are rarely slow-moving and there is a reason for that. The differences in terms of technology are usually only minimal between the old and the new models. A good example here is the VW Golf. The normal consumption of the Golf VII 1.0 TSI with 85 PS and a base price of 19.520 euros was 4,8 liters. Then came the model change, and the comparable Golf VIII 1.0 TSI with now 90 PS had a consumption of 4,5 liters. The new model costs around 19.900 euros, and around 100 cents are saved over 40 kilometers.
Saved a lot
The two models are pretty close to each other, but if you choose the older model, you can get discounts of up to 7700 euros. From a purely economic point of view, discontinued models are a good choice, The quality of the old cars is still impressive too, because the manufacturers shy away from the major technical changes.