"jclark" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I'm thinking of buying a two or three year old Ford Focus 5d 1.6L
> petrol hatchback. Do you think I should wait for the January sales or
> anything like that? I don't know much about buying cars and so I'm not
> sure when they will be cheapest. I can wait all year if necessary,
> there is no rush. I want to buy from a Ford dealer if possible so as to
> have good aftercare.
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I don't think the price of 2nd hand cars will decrease due to January sales.
The time they're likely to decrease is when a new reg is brought into play -
there'll be more to sell. New registrations are brought into play in March &
September I think. This is because people will be part exchanging a lot of
their cars for the new model etc.
You are probably looking at a price range of about £6750 from a Ford dealer.
These cars are likely to be ex mobility, which means they are only allowed a
certain amount of mileage per year. To be fair these cars will be well
looked after, but again, you do pay the price premium. I recently bought a
52 reg Focus (3 door) from a private dealer, it cost £6500. This beat every
Ford dealer price plus it was a special edition model with lower mileage.
I think if you give it a test drive and it feels OK plus it has full service
history you will be OK with any 2nd hand dealer, especially on cars so new.
My advice is to ask plenty of questions, a link below may help you: