Hopefully as things progress build-wise we will be be needing a vehicle up in Skye pretty soon. We typically keep our cars for a long time (current Toyota 4Runner is 25 years old) and buy them at 2 to 4 years old with low miles. Since we'll have to traverse the UK (wifey's family are in Darlington, mine are Bucks & Hastings) it'll need to be comfortable for long trips with good gas mileage. We're thinking an E-Class MB estate with the 220d motor makes a lot of sense and used they seem to be pretty good value.
Of course, seems like in Scotland there's some kind of law that says you have to buy from Arnold Clark too!
My question to the wheeler dealers on this forum is, when buying a used car in the UK do you haggle or is the price pretty much what you pay? If that sounds like a weird question it's because over here Stateside the expectation is you'll arm wrestle the stealership for the best price so the sticker is just the starting point for negotiation & Sir would be a fool to pay that amount.
If haggle is the way, then typically how much do you expect to beat Honest Joe down?