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Basically is shows a year on year comoparrison for new car orders.

Some interesting ones.

Ford -3%
Renault -32%
Citroen -14%
Pug -15%
Mitsubishi -30%

Hayundai +99%
 

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They have the cheapest UK car for sale dude on Scarppage scehem with i10... They cant get them quick enough...

At Toyota we have sold bucket laods of Aygo and Yaris...

But rest of the range is just to pricey, Avensis, new landcruiser etc etc... No wonder they gone back 4%!!
 

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Its all very well bigging up new car sales its good reading but dosent reflect the true state of affairs at dealers.

Yes new car sales are up thanks to the scrappage deals but aftersales are suffering big time with owners cutting back on servicing and buying spare parts.

Next year is going to be very hard for all especially with the ceasation of the scrappage scheme and resumption of the vat rate to 17.5% and undoubtedly price increases on new cars,accessories and parts.
 

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QUOTE(Bobster200 @ 18 Dec 2009, 10:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Its all very well bigging up new car sales its good reading but dosent reflect the true state of affairs at dealers.

Yes new car sales are up thanks to the scrappage deals but aftersales are suffering big time with owners cutting back on servicing and buying spare parts.

Next year is going to be very hard for all especially with the ceasation of the scrappage scheme and resumption of the vat rate to 17.5% and undoubtedly price increases on new cars,accessories and parts.

I work in the aftersales at Toyota in Durham, we have had a very good year in general, with 2 of the months been record months in retil sellign hours, we have a lot of customers with Land Cruisers and Rav 4's etc etc cars which a pretty pricey new and they just can't afford to buy brand new again, so what they do is ust pay whatever to keep them on the road....

For example, we had a L reg Corolla in yesterday, been in since Monday, he wanted ANYTHING it needed doing, so £1100 later it was fixed up again, he said whey its cheaper than buying a new car, yeah its worth 2k on scrappage but he couldnt afford the other 5k or whatever to get into a Yaris...
 

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QUOTE(Martin... @ 19 Dec 2009, 09:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I work in the aftersales at Toyota in Durham, we have had a very good year in general, with 2 of the months been record months in retil sellign hours, we have a lot of customers with Land Cruisers and Rav 4's etc etc cars which a pretty pricey new and they just can't afford to buy brand new again, so what they do is ust pay whatever to keep them on the road....

For example, we had a L reg Corolla in yesterday, been in since Monday, he wanted ANYTHING it needed doing, so £1100 later it was fixed up again, he said whey its cheaper than buying a new car, yeah its worth 2k on scrappage but he couldnt afford the other 5k or whatever to get into a Yaris...

I`m in a very similiar role with Alfa Romeo,Kia and Subaru - Alfa dont go customers are as tight as a ducks RS,Kia its all motability but Super poo`s its "just do it!"
We`ve had an OK year - switching franchises is always a pain but things are on the up my main concern is next year with increase`s all round and the scrappage scheme stopping.
 

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I reckon general sales figures for the back end of this year are being propped up ( to an extent) by the expectation now realised, that VAT will be going up to 17.5% again. So next years sales could well start off slower.

Probably hard to do like for like figures at the best of times because there's always changing external factors invloved.

Not looked at where we come in the figures, happy enough to know we actually made a profit for the last financial results.
 
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