Hail Car Sale NSW 2019

Hello Ozbargainers,

Happy Monday :-)

In the market for a 4WD and saw few Stealership offering Hail sale across a number of new car/models. There is a lot of threads out there that talks about the Pro's (less price) and Con's (Cost & time for repair, no Comprehensive insurance etc) so let’s not go down that path unless required. OZmate's who have bought a hail damaged car in the past or now, please add some details like scale of hail damage (1 being very less to 4 very bad), how much was the discount, Model & year of the car, Repair cost (if you repaired it) and things you want fellow ozbargainer to keep an eye out for during these purchases. Also let’s use this thread to add deals you came across, which might help our brothers & sisters here to make an informed decision.

Phoned few Stealership (outside Sydney) for a Toyota LC Prado or 200 apparently they have around 350+ cars part of the hail sale that's with just one Stealership. So decided to create a thread which may benefit members in similar situation to discuss and hopefully score a real bargain.

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  • +2 votes

    Or just don't do it…

    First of all, what discounts have you seen offered on the cars you've looked at?


    please add some details like scale of hail damage (1 being very less to 4 very bad),

    Subjective

    how much was the discount,

    Again, depends on the actual level of the damage, how good a negotiator they were, how long the car was in stock etc

    Model & year of the car,

    What model are you chasing? We could quote WA 2010 hail damage prices if you like?

    Repair cost (if you repaired it)

    Again, depends on the level of damage, and what level of repair they were happy with. Could be PDR, could be full replacement panels…

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      First of all, what discounts have you seen offered on the cars you've looked at?

      For a Prado Kakadu 2018 model current Prize as per the website is around 91-92k depends of the area and the Sales expert offered 11k off the car for a scale 2 hail damage.

      Again, depends on the actual level of the damage, how good a negotiator they were, how long the car was in stock etc

      Completely agree with you that its very subjective, which is why its good to get the actual numbers from members who have been through this type of purchase.

      What model are you chasing? We could quote WA 2010 hail damage prices if you like?

      Will be an useful info but lets focus on NSW for now which had been through a lot of Hail last month.

      Could be PDR, could be full replacement panels

      Good point! to get the type of repair as well.

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        For a Prado Kakadu 2018 model current Prize as per the website is around 91-92k depends of the area and the Sales expert offered 11k off the car for a scale 2 hail damage

        Drive away or plus stamp? Should be plus stamp for a used car, putting it around $85k drive away. Not worth it.

        That's why I asked about what you've come across, as quite often the prices aren't actual bargains and it's best to just straight out avoid them.

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          That's the drive away price and it’s over the phone. I'm sure we can bring it down to another more 5-10k based on the actual damage in person or walk away. Considering the scale of the problem and more cars to sell in the plate clearance and Stealership running out of space, if we work the sales person then we can score a good bargain. Also with a Novated lease there will be discount over that and it varies based on the type of Lease Company (Gold, Silver, etc).

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    My car, a 2014 Cruze, was caught in a hail storm 12 months ago, and I did not have insurance at the time. Although the damage is cosmetic, almost all of the panels are dimpled in some way - the roof and the bonnet in particular look a bit like the surface of a golf ball. I have recently had a quote from a panel repairer in Melbourne and they have quoted $4500 CASH or more if I planned to claim as an insurance job.

    I bought my car secondhand for about $12,000 so the cost of $4500 to repair it just does not make sense.

    Just my input…

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