OUR: DEMAND THE DISCOUNTS
Even the conservative capital market easily digested nearly 33.5 thousand VAZ cars (22.5% more than last year). So now the market is living quite confidently; sharp fluctuations were not expected and not expected. Yes, retail prices for Lada cars have decreased, but not too noticeably. Although for the buyer - pleasant is not a trifle. So, the family of "ten" fell in price by an average of 2-3 thousand rubles, "Samara" - by 3-4 thousand rubles. Even the three-door Niva, popular in narrow circles, became cheaper - by 2-3 thousand rubles! The cheapest “top ten” (VAZ 2110 2 sedan in the simplest configuration “norm” with an eight-valve engine) in Tolyatti and Moscow today can be bought for 216–217 thousand, and already for 225 thousand you can find a VAZ 2112 hatchback, or even a VAZ station wagon 2111 (the average weighted price of the entire “tenth” model range in October was 227 thousand rubles, and in July it was 232.5 thousand). For aesthetes - a variety of “frets” in picking a “luxury” with tuning elements and air conditioning (250–260 thousand rubles). And for the most patriotic citizens from among respondents and “new Russians” - the extended Premier VAZ 2110 8 with a 1.8 liter engine for some 275-315 thousand rubles. Come on, it's cheaper!
In a word, this season can be described as calm and favorable for buyers. Almost any domestic car can be chosen slowly, even by bargaining with a dealer in anticipation of a small seasonal discount, any bonus or gift.
It will be difficult to guess how long it will be in such a blessed state. According to cautious estimates of marketers, nothing portends sharp fluctuations: sales of Russian cars this year are higher than last year, and factories can cope with the growing demand. The most fashionable and sought-after car of the fall season is the Lada-114 (for those who have not yet figured out the new marking, this is a restyled “nine”). In second place - cars of the "tenth" family, in third - the VAZ 2107 tested for decades by the "seven". By the way, judging by all the polls, many motorists this year decided to refrain from buying in anticipation of a restyled G8 (Lada-113), Kalina, Chevrolet-Viva and Chevrolet-Niva with the Opel engine as well as "tens" with a 1.6 liter engine. There is already good news for them from AvtoVAZ: Kalina in the basic configuration will be sold at a price of 6 thousand dollars (previously stated - from 7 thousand). True, sales of Kalina will begin no earlier than January, so that the price of what’s good will be revised once more - and it’s unlikely to decrease.
FOREIGN CARS: SALE BEGINS
Colds are approaching, and dealers are actively trying to sell cars of the 2004 model year, so autumn is the traditional season of discounts and gifts. Here, each salon is looking for its own "corporate" approach. For example, Audi Center offers all customers a three-year warranty instead of a two-year factory warranty, while Ochakovo Motors (Nissan dealer), in addition to a general guarantee (3 years or 100 thousand kilometers) gives another year (or 20 thousand km).