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In mid-March I managed to get myself a really good deal on a MINI Countryman All 4 Cooper S Sport with the dealer matching £500 discount on the AP and offering 15% on all optional extras. We’re expecting our first child in early June and I made sure when placing the order that the car would be ready well before baby due date as I can’t see us coping in a 3-door MINI like I have at the moment. The dealer assured me that the car should be here hopefully by the end of April but failing that mid-May at the latest. I called the dealer last week for an update and he told me that the car had been pushed back and was now expected to be delivered mid-June. I reminded him of the need to have a larger car before the baby arrives and he said there was nothing he could do but the car ‘might’ still be delivered on time and if not he ‘might’ be able to have a word with his manager and put me in to one of their cars until mine does arrive.
I’m wondering what my options are here as if he can’t find a car for us to use I’m going to have a real problem getting the 3 of us around until my car does arrive. I also note that the AP has dropped £400 on the vehicle since the last Motability refresh. Would I be within my rights to ask the dealer to match the new lower AP seeing as he already knocked £500 off? I paid a £1000 deposit when ordering the car which he said was non-refundable but I think Motability would say differently.
I’d be really interested to hear what others think my options might be?