Is there room for negotiation when buying a used car from a dealer?

My wife's lease car comes to an end next month. As a fan of MINI, having leased for the last decade or so, she would like to stick with the brand. I've seen 2012 diesel Countryman with 75,000 miles, one owner and full service history for £6295. Would this be a good option and is there room for negotiation? Thanks in advance.

Asked on 27 July 2020 by Martin

Answered by Andrew Brady
You might find that a petrol model will be more reliable - particularly if your wife doesn't cover many miles. Dealers are struggling to source good stock at the moment (people haven't been trading in cars during lockdown and auctions haven't been running), so discounts are hard to come by.
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