Don't pay too much for your 60-plate carExpert tips on buying a new car from Which?

01 September 2010

Car prices

Waiting lists and the VAT increase could mean car buyers pay more than they'd bargained for

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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