What Is an Ex-Demo Vehicle? | Collins Honda
Demo cars have likely been taken for test drives by potential customers or dealership staff. They may also have been used as a loan car. This generally means it’s clocked up a few thousand kilometres, although dealers tend to sell while they remain below 5,000km on the odometer. But are there any downsides to getting an ex-demo car?
Benefits of an Ex-Demo
The big draw is obviously the savings on the price of the car, as well as lower car loan repayments if you are financing it. Dealerships must register the car to use it on the road for test drives, meaning some of the on-road costs are taken care of. In some cases, there is a potential reduction of stamp duty if the car is fewer than 60 days old depending on the circumstances. Unlike a used car, an ex-demo car won't have had any previous owners, meaning the car will be in the same condition as when it was brand new. If you’re after a higher spec car, you’re also in luck, as dealers often showcase the best aspects of a model with all the available features and systems, which are usually optional extras.
What to Keep in Mind
As dealerships want to flip demo models regularly, it means there are almost always some in stock, but not always on every model. Remember that what you see is what you get. You don’t have the chance to pick the colour you want or customise features like trim, nor can you choose between options like sedan vs a hatchback. Dealers want to sell ex-demo cars within 60 days to ensure its still sold with plenty of registration and warranty coverage. Make sure you double check how long that car has been around, because in rare cases, it can exceed 60 days. Make sure that the dealer has tested and checked ex-demo cars to ensure there is no wear and tear. Dealers should also be writing down the cost of the car each month.
Get an Ex-Demo Honda from Collins Honda in Sydney
If you’re in the market for a good value ex-demo Honda, visit our licensed Honda car dealer. Our expert technicians test all our ex-demo cars, using their specific expertise about unique Honda vehicles to make sure your car is in pristine shape. Located in Rockdale, the team here at Collins Honda boast the best range of new, used and ex-demo Hondas in the greater Sydney area. Book in for a test drive or register your interest today. Visit the Rockford showroom, call us on (02) 9599 4888 or get in touch online to discuss your needs.