Why do dealers pre-register cars? - Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 30th December 2005 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 44
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Why do dealers pre-register cars?

Just out of curiosity, was wondering what all this "pre-registering" is about. Now i'm not talking about the type where they pre-register a car that they haven't actually sold. Rather, when you buy a car and find that it has gone through some 3rd party company first.

What happened when I bought by Scenic a year ago, was that the Renault Dealer pre-registered it through a 3rd party company. However, it was registered to ME but at THEIR address. All I had to do was to write to DVLA and request a change of address (to mine), NOT a change of keeper.

Now I was wondering why they do this. Obviously it's down to , but how does it work?

Cheers,


Nick
kleen is offline  
  5 Lastest Threads by kleen
Thread Forum Last Poster Replies Views Last Post
Why do dealers pre-register cars? Cars & motoring kleen 5 1972 30th December 2005 09:30 AM
Any Renault Techs - Gearbox ??? Transmissions yelnats 22 4142 9th December 2005 09:29 AM
Vibration from passenger side door? Interiors Andy R 9 2193 9th December 2005 09:18 AM
Renault - Scenic II - Electronics - Auto Lights... Scenic tsyrett 12 9507 28th October 2005 03:23 PM
This forum is NOT pants! General Chat Gogslad 7 1704 6th October 2005 03:46 PM
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 30th December 2005
Diamond member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 114
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I asked a dealer the same question.

the guy was honest with me (I think)..

he said, its because they have to meet sales targets.
a car is only classed as a sale once it is registered (even if no money is transferred)

so if dealers are predicted to miss there sales targets they pre-register a couple of cars to build the numbers up.

This was not a Renault dealer, it was a VW. don't know if its for the same reason.

Maybe someone that works for Renault on here could clarify that?
Currently in chrisash32's garage:
2002 Renault Megane Sport II 1.9dCi
chrisash32 is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 30th December 2005 Thread Starter
Member
Threadstarter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 44
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Yeah, like I said in my original post - I know about that one. But I'm getting at the (different) situation where they *have* sold a new car (Factory order) anyway (so added it to their target), but they still register it (or process it) through another company first. I've seen the phrase "one day registrations", is this what this is? Hows it work?!?!
kleen is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 30th December 2005
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 25
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by kleen
Just out of curiosity, was wondering what all this "pre-registering" is about. Now i'm not talking about the type where they pre-register a car that they haven't actually sold. Rather, when you buy a car and find that it has gone through some 3rd party company first.
My 1999 V Laguna Sport was pre-registered in September and a panic sale (1,500 off) in October. When I changed it earlier this year I mentioned the possibility of getting similar to the (Renault) salesman but he said it is not allowed nowadays, he'd never known it in several years with the dealership. I can understand that there could be a tax implication in this but don't know enough about it to understand how it might work. Registering the car to the purchaser at another address sounds rather strange and I can't understand why a dealer might do that. If he knows he's going to sell it to you he might as well use your address. Might it have been a mistake?
Currently in narrowgauge's garage:
58 Laguna III Expression 130 cDi
narrowgauge is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 30th December 2005
Diamond member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 593
Nominated 0 Times in 0 Posts
TOTW/F/M Award(s): 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
As far as I can tell, it's a way for the dealers to do a bit of a tax-dodge. By pre-registering my car as a demo (even though I got it with delivery mileage) the dealer could give me a 5000 saving on list.
Currently in nicolidus's garage:
BMW 325ti like an absolute prat!
nicolidus is offline  
Reply

Tags
cars , dealers , preregister

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome