Best 67-plate bargains to help you beat the car salesman

  • We reveal popular cars you can get the discounts on as new registration arrives
  • Car sales have slipped back in recent months, so haggling should pay off
  • Discounts possible on star cars including the Jaguar F-Pace, BMW 3 Series , Ford Focus, Mini five door and Skoda Kodiaq

Are you contemplating buying a new 67-plate car this month but hate the idea of haggling? We can help.

We’ve teamed up with car buying site carwow to identify 17 popular new cars that sales personnel are willing to discount in September.

With 19 different car brands also offering scrappage schemes this month – with some providing additional savings if you trade in a high-emissions older vehicle – you could strike a deal worth thousands of pounds on a new car this month.

Dealers to visit for 67-plate discounts: Online car buying site carwow has told us which 17 popular models are currently being offered with discounts throughout September 

Dealers to visit for 67-plate discounts: Online car buying site carwow has told us which 17 popular models are currently being offered with discounts throughout September 

Unless specified below, these are the best deals you can get on models built to your specification, though you will need to act quickly if that’s what you want.

Alternatively, there are even bigger discounts to be had on cars that are currently in stock. Remember, the less popular the car, the more likely a dealer will trim the price. 

If you do have a Euro 1 to 4 car to part exchange, you’ve got a pretty good chance of qualifying for one of the 22 manufacturer-offered scrappage incentives available right now. 

Just make sure you tell the sales person about it AFTER you’ve negotiated the deal on the new car. 

Here are 17 vehicles you can get for a relative snip with the new 67-plate attached. 

According to carwow, you can save just over £2,000 on a new Volvo XC60

According to carwow, you can save just over £2,000 on a new Volvo XC60

Volvo XC60 (RRP: £32,935 – £40,140)

Average saving: £2,017

The recently launched Volvo XC60 is a stylish, spacious and fuel efficient family SUV. 

While it might be high on some shopping lists, the fact it is so new – and in demand – means dealers are less likely to knock money off. However, dealers through carwow are offering average savings of £2,017, proving there is haggling to be done. We’re sorry to report that Volvo isn’t one of the brands with an active scrappage scheme.

The F-Pace is a car that was subject to a 12-month waiting list not too long ago. Now dealers are striking an average of £2,200 off the RRP

The F-Pace is a car that was subject to a 12-month waiting list not too long ago. Now dealers are striking an average of £2,200 off the RRP

Jaguar F-Pace (RRP: £34,730 – £53,365)

Average saving: £2,220 

Okay, this isn’t a massive saving on what is a pretty expensive car. However, any saving of any sort on the F-Pace should be considered a good one. 

This is a car – or SUV – that was subject to a 12-month waiting list not so long ago, so to be able to make a saving today is fairly astonishing. In relation to rivals, it will be slow to depreciate too. And have you looked at one? This sounds like a good deal to us. 

The Kodiaq is a capable SUV and can be specced with 7 seats. Yours with an average £2,462 saving

The Kodiaq is a capable SUV and can be specced with 7 seats. Yours with an average £2,462 saving

Skoda Kodiaq (RRP: £22,190 – £36,135)

Average saving: £2,462

The Kodiaq is Skoda’s first ever large SUV, and it’s a worthy first attempt. It can be specced with 7 seats and is currently tone of the few in its class to offer a petrol engine and the capacity to carry six passengers. 

Skoda currently has a scrappage scheme but the Kodiaq isn’t one of the car they’ll discount. However, take one for a test drive at your Skoda dealer and you can get another £1,000 off selected models.

The Mini Hatchback 5 door brings some practicality to the Mini supermini

The Mini Hatchback 5 door brings some practicality to the Mini supermini

Mini Hatchback 5dr (RRP: £15,250 – £21,040)

Average saving: £2,773

It might look like a small saving in comparison to some of the others here, but more than £2,500 off a Mini is great value considering it’s a car in big demand and holds its value extremely well. 

The five-door model, though not as handsome or traditional as the three door, but it is more family friendly. And because Mini is part of the BMW group, you can get an additional £2,000 discount on efficient models if you have an old banger to part-exchange.

Want some extra boot space? The Clubman makes our list with an average saving of £3,700

Want some extra boot space? The Clubman makes our list with an average saving of £3,700

Mini Clubman (RRP: £20,730 – £30,180)

Average saving: £3,730

We’ve already told you about the deals you can negotiate on a five-door Mini Hatchback, but how about the big-booted Clubman?

Dealers are knocking an average of £3,700 off the price of the quirky estate. Order one with sub-130g/km CO2 emissions and trade in your Euro 1 to 4 old car and you’ll be eligible for another £2,000 off. 

BMW dealers are knocking an average of £4,000 off the price of a new 1 Series model

BMW dealers are knocking an average of £4,000 off the price of a new 1 Series model

BMW 1 Series 5dr (RRP: £22,370 – £35,015)

Average saving: £4,240 

The 1 Series is BMW’s answer to a small family hatchback. 

While it’s not the roomiest car in its class it is one of the better driving cars. In-stock five-door models – which is what you ideally want if practicality is key – are currently being discounted by an average of £4,420. Trade-in an old diesel or petrol car with less than 10g/km CO2 emissions and you get an additional £2,000 discount. 

The Focus is one of the nation's most bought cars. And Ford dealers are trimming more than £5,000 off the price on average

The Focus is one of the nation’s most bought cars. And Ford dealers are trimming more than £5,000 off the price on average

Ford Focus (RRP: £19,695 – £29,755)

Average saving: £5,063

The Focus is one of the nation’s favourite cars – if you look at registration figures each year. The Focus is a staple of UK roads and has been since the first generation car emerged in 1998. Dealers are currently offering buyers an average £5,000 saving on them. Trade in an older car to scrap and you’ll pocket a further £4,950 discount.

Staying with the Ford brand, you can get an even bigger discount on a Mondeo

Staying with the Ford brand, you can get an even bigger discount on a Mondeo

Ford Mondeo (RRP: £22,745 – £35,095)

Average saving: £5,654

While the Mondeo isn’t the force it once was in terms of sales figures, it’s still a very good option for anyone looking for a large family model that’s trying its damnedest to take it to luxury rivals like the Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. 

Unfortunately, the Mondeo isn’t included on Ford’s scrappage scheme, so no double discount on this one.

The Golf SV takes a proven hatchback and gives it an MPV twist. With a saving of more than £5,750 it's worth a look

The Golf SV takes a proven hatchback and gives it an MPV twist. With a saving of more than £5,750 it’s worth a look

VW Golf SV (RRP: £19,905 – £28,260)

Average saving: £5,796

The standard Golf not roomy enough for your needs? The Golf SV could be the answer. 

It mixes all the greatness of Volkswagen’s best-selling model and the practicalities of a compact MPV. It’s also one of the cars you can get a discount on if you offer up your old car as scrappage against one – VW will chuck in an additional £4,000 saving.

If there's one car that epitomises the compact executive saloon its the BMW 3 Series. With dealer clipping almost £6,000 off prices on average, it's a good deal

If there’s one car that epitomises the compact executive saloon its the BMW 3 Series. With dealer clipping almost £6,000 off prices on average, it’s a good deal

BMW 3 Series (RRP: £26,790 – £44,020)

Average saving: £5,857

If you want a BMW 3 Series then it’s good news for you as BMW dealers appear to be cutting the price of in-stock models. 

The car buying site said the average discount on the RRP is £5,857 across all dealerships. If you buy a model with sub-130g/km CO2 emissions and you trade-in an old car you’ll get an additional £2,000 saving.

The VW Passat is an alternative to the 3 Series and has a cheaper starting price. Discounts being offered by dealers are very similar

The VW Passat is an alternative to the 3 Series and has a cheaper starting price. Discounts being offered by dealers are very similar

VW Passat (RRP: £21,610 – £38,170) 

Average saving: £5,981

The Passat saloon pulls together everything you need from a large family car and more – it’s spacious, has a robust and classy cabin and has a great blend of engines. 

Want one this month and you can save an average £5,981 in showrooms. The Estate version has even more knocked off – £6,428 on average – if you need a more capacious boot.  Own an older diesel car that you want to trade-in to scrap? VW will throw in an additional £5,000 discount as part of the Scrappage Upgrade Scheme. 

A hat-trick of compact executive saloons is completed with the Jaguar XE - and a £6,000 average price slash

A hat-trick of compact executive saloons is completed with the Jaguar XE – and a £6,000 average price slash

Jaguar XE (RRP: £30,245 – £48,045)

Average saving: £6,090

Want a compact executive saloon? You do know you don’t have to buy a BMW 3 Series, right? 

Instead you could have something British, beautiful and bustling with class. It’s the Jaguar XE, and you could save an average of £6,090, based on the discounts offered by carwow dealers. 

For an affordable car like the Citroen C4, a willingness to cut £6,000 from the retail price suggests dealers are trying to move a lot on  

For an affordable car like the Citroen C4, a willingness to cut £6,000 from the retail price suggests dealers are trying to move a lot on  

Citroen C4 (RRP: £18,335 – £22,530)

Average saving: £6,167

Are there better medium-size hatchbacks on the market? Arguably yes. But the C4 represents a quality product that’s already pretty good value. 

Throw into the mix an average £6,167 saving and it becomes more tempting. Have an old petrol or diesel car that qualifies under Citroen’s Scrappage Scheme and you could get another £5,000 off.

Seven seats, super practical and savings to be hand - if you need a sensible MPV, this is a good choice

Seven seats, super practical and savings to be hand – if you need a sensible MPV, this is a good choice

VW Touran (RRP: £22,955 – £32,220)

Average saving: £6,493 

According to carwow, of all the Volkswagen models you can haggle a deal on, this is one of the biggest savings available. It’s for the supremely practical seven-seat people carrier Touran. 

Okay, it’s not all that sexy, but a near £6,500 reduction on the retail price is pretty good going. Hand over your old Euro 1 to 4 diesel car as part of the offer and VW will slice another £4,000 off the fee as part of the Scrappage Upgrade Scheme.

The 5 Series is one of the leaders in the premium executive saloon ranks. A £7,500 saving from a dealership is a tempting offer

The 5 Series is one of the leaders in the premium executive saloon ranks. A £7,500 saving from a dealership is a tempting offer

BMW 5 Series (RRP: £35,835 – £50,105)

Average saving: £7,527

Nothing says luxury executive saloon like the BMW 5 Series. Crammed with some of the most advanced features and combined with potent engines and a silky smooth ride, it’s everything you need from a big motorway-consuming car. 

BMW’s trade-in scheme means you get £2,000 additional discount if you buy one with sub-130g/km CO2 emissions outputs (petrol or diesel) and the car you trade-in is a Euro 1 to 4 model registered before 31 December 2009. 

This enormous people carrier is ideal for bigger families. And Volkswagen dealers are willing to move on prices of the Sharan if you haggle

This enormous people carrier is ideal for bigger families. And Volkswagen dealers are willing to move on prices of the Sharan if you haggle

VW Sharan (RRP: £27,355 – £37,335)

Average saving: £8,143

The biggest Volkswagen saving is on the biggest model in the range – the seven-seat Sharan MPV. 

Of all the bus-like people carriers out there, this is one of the best, and an average saving of more than £8,000 suggests it could be a bargain too. Have a diesel that was registered before 31 December 2009? Offer to scrap it with VW and they’ll give you an additional £6,000 off. 

The Jaguar XF is one of the brilliant cars in the British marque's current range. Of all the mainstream cars featured here, this is the one dealers are willing to take the most off (but it is also one of the most expensive models)

The Jaguar XF is one of the brilliant cars in the British marque’s current range. Of all the mainstream cars featured here, this is the one dealers are willing to take the most off (but it is also one of the most expensive models)

Jaguar XF (RRP: £32,490 – £51,100)

Average saving: £8,179

The Audi A6, BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class had a shock when the XF hit the market in 2007, as Jaguar looked to take a slice of the executive saloon market with a very stylish car.

The latest generation is the best example yet and takes the challenge firmly to the German rivals. An £8,000 discount is another reason to buy British. 

The new registration plate is here: Do you know how to read one?

According to a study by carwow, the tradition of being able to ‘read’ a number plate is dying out. It found that only a third of car owners (38 per cent) know that the letters on a licence plate indicate the location it was registered, and just two thirds (66 per cent) know that the numbers indicate the vehicle age.

An even greater number, 67 per cent, also didn’t know that prior to the year 2000, it was the first letter on the licence plate that revealed the car’s age.

The poll, of 2,000 motorists, showed that one in five car owners aged 17 to 25 years had no idea how to tell anything about a car from its license plate, compared to one in eight drivers over the age of 55.

However while 20 per cent of 17 of 25 year olds were clueless when it comes to reading a plate, more than half (56 per cent) know that the numbers on a plate indicate age. 

It seems this fluency is fuelled by a desire to own the newest models, with knowledge stopping short here and just 33 per cent realising you can also identify a location from the same plate.

Here’s how it’s done: 

FIRST TWO LETTERS: The first two letters on your number plate tell you where the vehicle was registered in two parts. The first letter tells you which region your car originated in, so Essex would be ‘E’. The second letter then tells you which DVLA office the car was registered at.

NUMBERS: The two numbers following indicate how old your car is. Every year, the DVLA issues two lots of number combinations, one in March and one in September. All plates issued between March and August will use the number of the year they are registered. For example, a car issued in July 2017, will have ‘17’. Between September and February 2018 however, new cars will display ‘67’ rather than ‘17’, indicating they were registered post September 2017 but before March 2018.

The same pattern resumes: cars registered between March – August 2018 will display ‘18’; and those licensed between September 2017 and February 2018 will show ‘68’.

LAST THREE LETTERS: Are the random? Well, kind of. The last three letters in a number plate are the bit that makes your plate unique. 





Courtesy: Daily Mail Online

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