Demo vehicles are certainly misunderstood in the market. Often, we tend to believe that they have been beaten on countless road tests, but that is usually quite the opposite. These vehicles, in addition to enjoying enticing prices and impressive discounts, are often very well maintained by the dealership.
Demos are often used as a service vehicle, or by members of the management and sales representatives of the dealership. Sometimes, these models have never been used, but they have been registered in order to make room for newer models.
This results in a virtually new vehicle with very little or no mileage, and an almost complete warranty, at a greatly reduced price.
Here are three advantages of demo vehicles:
A demonstrator vehicle will always be more affordable than a new vehicle, even if it ultimately has very little mileage. We mentioned that the demo vehicle is already registered and that its warranty has already begun, and that it already has a few kilometers under its belt, but these small realities are amply compensated by the fact that you save a lot on the retail prices and that you often have advantages in terms of financing.
We often tend to imagine demos vehicles as cars that have been used by potential buyers and therefore have not been well treated. The reality is often quite different. Demo vehicles come from a number of different sources, many of which are vehicles that have been loaned to employees or used by customers that already own a similar model. In any case, you can rest assured that these vehicles have been well treated, and have also been inspected.
Sometimes the vehicles in question have not even been used. These are vehicles of the last model year that have been registered by the dealer.
Quite often, you get warranty protection that is virtually complete. Your demo vehicle is therefore protected for several more years, and for several kilometers. The same cannot be said for pre-owned vehicles, for example.
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