How you could save up to £8,000 on a small car – and you don’t even need to shop around – The Sun

PILE them high and sell them cheap.

That was the motto of Tesco founder Jack Cohen 100 years ago.

You don’t need me to tell you he did OK for himself.

The same strategy is now working wonders for car supermarkets such as Motorpoint.

It buys its stock in bulk, which means it can sell on to customers for less. Actually, make that much less.

Look at the seven small cars featured in our supermarket sweep. They are mostly just a year old with low mileage, manufacturer warranty and the latest connectivity tech — yet they are all between £5,000 and £8,000 cheaper than new.

That 19-reg Vauxhall Corsa SRi is almost HALF-PRICE.

Motorpoint has 13 branches dotted around the UK, from Swansea to Glasgow, with around 500 cars at each site.

'THE CHOICE WAS INCREDIBLE'

Which means there’s no need to spend the weekend trawling around umpteen dealerships with a wishlist of cars to look at. You can see them all in one place.

Ellie Evans, 17, passed her L-test in the morning and drove home from Motorpoint Newport two hours later in an 18-reg Fiat 500.

She told me: “The choice was incredible. I had a list but as soon as I saw the Fiat 500, I knew it was the car I wanted.

“It’s really cool inside and out, plus I can link my phone and music with Bluetooth.”

Mum Josephine said: “We saved thousands of pounds. And because all the cars have low mileage and long warranties, it gives you the peace of mind you want as a parent.”

Chris Brown, general manager at Motorpoint Newport, has seen a sharp rise in the number of parents helping kids buy their first wheels.

He said: “Parents are looking for the safer option. They don’t want a banger but a nearly-new car with low mileage and the security of the bulk of the manufacturer warranty.

“They also like the flexibility of either paying cash or taking out monthly PCP finance with low deposits and the option of swapping to another car after three years. That really suits modern lifestyles.”

Hold on a minute, my friend. What’s this tucked away in a corner?

It’s a 19-reg BMW 520i M Sport Touring for sensible grown-ups like me. Yes please. Sticker price: £26,999. Saving: £17,666 on new.

Fast, fancy, just 1,595 miles on the clock and plenty of room for the Friday big shop at Tesco.

Peugeot 108

Year: 2019

Miles: 2,407

Engine: 1-litre

Price: £6,999

Saving on new: £5,166

Finance: £114 a month/£700 deposit

VW Polo SE

Year: 2018

Miles: 7,636

Engine: 1-litre

Price: £10,999

Saving on new: £4,736

Finance: £170 a month/£1,100 deposit

Renault Clio Iconic

Year: 2019

Miles: 6,945

Engine: 0.9-litre

Price: £9,999

Saving on new: £5,626

Finance: £158 a month/£1,000 deposit

Fiat 500

Year: 2018

Miles: 14,039

Engine: 1.2-litre

Price: £7,699

Saving on new: £5,821

Finance: £127 a month/£770 deposit

Ford Fiesta Zetec Nav

Year: 2019

Miles: 12,477

Engine: 1-litre EcoBoost

Price: £10,799

Saving on new: £6,766

Finance: £174 a month/£1,080 deposit

Vauxhall Corsa SRi VX-Line Nav Black

Year: 2019

Miles: 8,341

Engine: 1.4-litre

Price: £9,999

Saving on new: £8,636

Finance: £152 a month/£1,000 deposit

Citroen C3

Year: 2017

Miles: 11,100

Engine: 1.2-litre

Price: £7,599

Saving on new: £6,901

Finance: £123 a month/£760 deposit

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