Buy a car in time for Christmas

Time's running out if you want your new car in time for Christmas

BuyaCar team
Dec 8, 2017

Driving home for Christmas is always better when you’re in a new car and there’s still time to order one and have it delivered before the big day - but you’ll need to move quickly.

Whether it’s an early present to yourself, or a special gift, you’ll need to order as soon as possible for your best chance of getting a car delivered before Christmas Day.

It's already too late for guaranteed pre-Christmas delivery but most orders placed in the coming few days are expected to arrive ahead of December 25, as long as buyers complete and return the required paperwork quickly.

It could well be worth the effort to buy a car before Christmas; prices tend to be extremely competitive as the year comes to an end and dealers attempt to hit their sales targets.

Read on for more information on getting a good deal, buying a car as a Christmas gift and the best deals on models this Christmas

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  • Latest delivery date available before Christmas Friday 22 December

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Buy a new car before Christmas

Order a used or nearly-new car this week and you standa reasonable chance of getting it before Christmas - although this isn't guaranteed.

New cars are often built to order, so it’s already too late to order one to be made to your specification by the factory. But you can still get hold of a brand new vehicle by choosing one that has already been built but never registered to an owner.

These models may be cancelled orders, or simply built to a popular specification by the manufacturer in the knowledge that they can sell to buyers who don’t want to wait. Many of these vehicles are not listed for sale, but we can normally find one that suits you. If you’re looking for a new car without the wait, Let us know your requirements.


December car savings

With the turkey to order, gifts to buy and warm mince pies on the side, it’s no surprise that December is a quiet month for car buying. But sales targets don’t just disappear, and so dealerships must put extra effort into attracting buyers. That can often mean cutting prices.

This makes December one of the best times to buy a car. Do it online and you can compare prices nationwide, apply for finance and have the vehicle delivered without ever venturing into the icy weather. BuyaCar lists cars from dealers across the country and constantly updates prices to take account of the latest deals.

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Best deals on pre-Christmas cars

As car dealers are desperate for sales of any sort, you should be able to find a good deal on a car that’s right for you. Check our articles on the best deals on used cars, pre-registered cars and nearly new cars, for large savings on models that are ready for delivery, or simply search the latest prices on all of the vehicles in stock.

You’ll find nearly new examples of even the very latest cars, from the recently-launched Seat Ibiza to the sleek new Range Rover Velar.


Although sales are slow at this time of year, four-wheel drive cars - particularly tall and large sport utility vehicles (SUVs) -  are in demand, as buyers look for a car that can cope with icy temperatures.

These models are still regularly discounted but you’ll need to buck the trend if you want the very biggest bargains, and convertibles are an obvious candidate. It’ll be months before you get the best from these open-topped cars but most have heating systems that will blast out enough hot air to keep you moderately warm with the roof down in chilly temperatures.

Some, such as the Mercedes SLK come with hard-top roofs, which make them ideal for winter, but most modern convertibles come with multi-layered fabric roofs, which still do a decent job of insulating the interior from the outside noise and cold.


Buying a car as a Christmas gift

Few gifts come bigger than a car and ordering online makes it simple to discreetly take delivery ahead of Christmas, so it’s still a surprise on the morning itself.

BuyaCar delivers on a weekday that’s convenient to you. If you’re buying on finance, then the car must be dropped off at the address on the finance application but cash buyers can have their new vehicle delivered elsewhere - at work, for example.

It’s the work of a few minutes to tax and insure the car, ensuring that it will be ready to hit the road as soon as you hand over the keys.


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