Black Friday, the traditional post-thanksgiving sale in America is slowly filtering over to the UK. Despite our complete ignorance of the US holiday, major stores such as Apple and Amazon are offering large discounts on popular products.
However, the savings aren’t just limited to clothes and consumer electronics, with carmakers also offering discounts on both sides of the pond. Ford alone reports a 17 per cent increase in sales on Black Friday, simply because of the tempting deals on offer.
If you’re hankering after a new car bargain, Daniel Streeter has brought together some of the best deals available from UK showrooms right now.
Vauxhall is currently offering drivers aged between 21 and 75 a year of free insurance if a finance agreement is taken out with a new car. The brand new Adam supermini is available with zero per cent interest, based on a 30 per cent deposit and a two or three year payment plan. The popular Corsa is also available interest free and Vauxhall will also contribute £750 to the deposit. Payment plans for both models start from £149 a month.
You can search for a used Vauxhall Corsa here
The Fiat Punto 1.2 pop is a chic (and cheap) Italian supermini that offers great economy and low emissions. It usually starts from £9,950 but Fiat is currently offering it at a sizeable discount of £1,955, meaning an on the road price of £7,995.
You can search for a used Fiat Punto here
Three year’s free servicing and Nissan roadside assistance is offered alongside a healthy £4,000 discount on the Pathfinder SUV provided it is taken out with finance. However, at 6.9 per cent APR over 37 months, monthly repayments work out at a chunky £479.
You can search for a used Nissan Pathfinder here
Skoda is currently offering 25 per cent off its likeable Fabia hatchback, taking the list price down from £12,140 to just £8,995. If bang for your buck is high on your agenda, check out the Fabia Reaction, which at £9,690, comes with £3,715 worth of optional extras at no extra cost.
You can search for a used Skoda Fabia here
The family friendly Renault Scenic and Megane are currently available VAT free, meaning a significant 20 per cent discount. They’re available with a range of fuel-efficient engines and come with a decent amount of standard equipment. Four year’s warranty, servicing and roadside assistance are also included.
You can search for a used Renault Megane here
A stylish choice in the premium hatchback market, the sharp looking A-Class is available with three-years free servicing. This works out to £20,370 (£249 per month on finance) for the entry-level 1.8-litre model. With Mercedes labour rates normally higher than even the other luxury German manufacturers, this deal could prove to be quite a money saver.
You can search for a used Mercedes A-Class here