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Dealers don't seem bothered about selling us a car. Should we wait?

We're looking to change our car, and fancy either a Jaguar XF Sportbrake or Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The experience with the Mercedes dealership has been poor, they don't seem interested in selling a car (don't return calls or emails). I was told this was because they don't have enough stock and there are so many people out there wanting to buy, they don't need to chase customers (they also put up prices on three cars we were interested in overnight by a couple of thousand). We're looking for something a year to two years old, and wonder if it's worth waiting till September/October to see if there is more choice about?

Asked on 21 August 2020 by Tgreenfield

Answered by Andrew Brady
There's been a lot of pent-up demand over lockdown. People haven't been able to buy cars during this period and car auctions haven't been running (so dealers have been struggling to source stock). Now restrictions are being lifted, good used cars are flying out of showrooms and dealers aren't having to put much effort in. This is starting to change, though, as more used cars are trickling through and demand is dropping. This will continue after the September registration change as more used cars hit the market (as part-exchange vehicles) and demand drops. So yes, I suspect you'll find it easier to get a good deal in September/October.
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