buying a car

buying a car

Should I buy or lease a car? Read our two point guide

We look at whether you should buy or lease your car
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When it comes to getting a vehicle, there are several options to choose from these days. You can lease, finance or pay by cash. But what do these options mean to you, the consumer? Which option is best suited to your needs? There is usually one option that makes more sense for your current situation and for your future plans. As a leasing company, who value transparency and honesty above everything else, we see it as our job to help you work out which option is right for you. So in this article, we are going to look at your three options; finance, leasing, and paying in cash, and help you decide which one is best for you...
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Buying a car may seem like an easy process, and you wouldn’t be wrong. However, in the days of vehicle brokers, and the rise of personal contracts, buying a car can sometimes look more complicated than it used to. Gone are the days of strolling into a dealership and simply buying a car in person...

Are BMW expensive to own?

We take a look at the cost of owning a BMW
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When you are looking at a new car, there are many different costs that you need to think about. Of course, there is the initial purchase of the car (or lease), but there are also running costs, insurance, tax...the list goes on. These further costs can make some cars considerably more expensive than others. A car that doesn’t cost much initially could cost a lot in running or repair costs. So it’s important that you think about all of these things before you decide which car you buy. And on that note, one of the questions we get a lot at here at OSV is ‘are BMW cars expensive to own?’ and it’s a very valid question...

Price vs customer service: What’s more important when buying a car?

How can I get a great price and great customer service?
Low price and a high standard of customer service. You want both, right?Unfortunately, a great price doesn’t always come with great customer service. It goes without saying that price is one of the biggest, and in some cases the biggest, consideration for customers when deciding on a purchase. But, no matter how great the price is, we want to have our expectations met and have a hassle free experience. While pricing in the automotive industry is becoming increasingly competitive and therefore more attractive, research shows that no matter how good the deal is, customers want and expect great customer service. So, can you have a great price and a great customer service experience? You can, but there are things you should be aware of beforehand...

How can I avoid pushy salespeople when buying a car?

How can you avoid having to deal with pushy salespeople?
Dealing with overbearing, overzealous salespeople can be a stressful and irritating process, particularly if they are putting you under pressure to purchase something you aren’t even sure you want. Buying a car is a big decision, and it’s one you have to live with for a while. So we understand why it can be disconcerting to have to deal with a salesperson who has their eye on their targets and not your needs. At OSV we have dealt with thousands of customers who have simply wanted information, and therefore we understand that not every customer that enquires is ready to buy. That’s why we’ve written an article providing some top tips on the ways you can avoid pushy salespeople when trying to buy or lease a car.
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