Car buyers who order a new car for the introduction of the just-launched new ’60’ plate could end up paying more than they bargained for.
The new-style ’60’ registration plates are launched today, but waiting lists are at an all-time high thanks to increasing demand and the fact that some factories are still recovering from shutdowns in 2009.
Waiting list misery
That means buyers who order a new car now could end up waiting till 2011 to take delivery. And, because VAT rises to 20% from 1 January next year, they could end up paying hundreds of pounds more than they thought for their car.
We’ve been told that although some dealers are quoting a standard waiting time for a new car, in many cases delivery can take much longer – in some instances up to six or eight months.
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