Can you explain where on earth the money comes from for a deposit contribution?

Can you explain where on earth the money comes from for a deposit contribution? I negotiated an excellent deal on a pre-reg car. The dealer than said I could have it even cheaper on finance. Looking at the figures the deposit contribution was more than the interest payable so I took the deal. But how does anyone make more money out of this except me?

Asked on 1 June 2018 by Chris Ottewell

Answered by Honest John
There's always a lot of fat between the list price of a car and what the car actually costs to make, get to the dealer and tax. Usually 30%. Can be 40% - 50%. And manufacturers can get finance at much lower rates than the man in the street. It's all smoke and mirrors.
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