Best pre-registered car deals

Get fast delivery, save money, and even cut the cost of tax with a pre-registered car

BuyaCar team
Jan 9, 2019

Combining the factory-fresh feel (and smell) of a new car, with the lower prices of a used vehicle, pre-registered cars are some of the best-value models on the market.

Deals are especially good at the moment, so savings can run to £6,000 on a well-specified family car that's recently been launched - such as the Mercedes A-Class shown above - with larger discounts on bigger cars like the new Volkswagen Touareg or Audi A6.

Unlike a brand new model, there's no lengthy wait for the car to be built; it's ready for immediate delivery, with just a handful of miles on the clock.  

Pre-registered vehicles haven't been sold to a customer before, but they will normally have been registered to a dealership. This means that you'll technically count as the second owner. Pre-registered cars already have their number plate. Most current models carry the latest 68-plate.

Dealers normally pre-register cars to hit sales targets and the practice is so common that there's often plenty of engine, colour and specification choice, giving you a good chance to find a car that's perfect for you.

Scroll down for some of the best deals available now, or click below for all current pre-registered deals. The prices have been taken from BuyaCar and include a finance deposit contribution (typically £300) which cash buyers should add to the price.

All pre-registered car deals


Pre-registered small car deals

Pre-registered Ford Fiesta deal

Save £3,215 on list price
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Typical example Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.0 EcoBoost 5dr (2018, 25 miles)
Price £13,500
Monthly finance payments from £201

The best-selling car in 2018 by far, Ford's latest Fiesta is practical, comfortable, fun to drive and good value. It's cheaper still if you buy nearly new, where a saving of more than £3,000 lops almost 20 per cent off the list price.

Zetec trim is a popular choice thanks to a list of standard equipment that includes alloy wheels, heated windscreen, 6.5in dashboard touchscreen and digital radio. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are included as well, making it easy to plug in and control your apps through the touchscreen or with voice control.
Ford Fiesta buying guide


Pre-registered Vauxhall Corsa deal

Save £5,125 on list price
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Typical example Vauxhall Corsa Energy (2018, 50 miles) 
Price £9,695 
Monthly finance payments from £155

The Vauxhall Corsa Energy is an ideal budget car for winter, thanks to its standard heated seats, steering wheel and side mirrors. There are front fog lights to peek through the January and Februry gloom, as well as automtic headlights and windscreen wipers.

Also included is Vauxhall's touchscreen system which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for easy control of your phone apps.

The savings are enormous when you buy a pre-registered car, which is more than a third cheaper than the list price of a new model. Most models are fitted wth the cheapest 1.4 litre engine with 75 horsepower, which won't ever feel quick, but can cope with motorway speeds.
Vauxhall Corsa buying guide


Pre-registered Volkswagen Polo deal

Save £2,320 on list price
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Typical example Volkswagen Polo SE 1.0 TSI 95 (2018, 10 miles)
Price £13,990 
Monthly finance payments
 from £205

You can pick from dozens of pre-registered Volkswagen Polos which are available for delivery now. All are versions of the latest model, which was launched last year, bringing a high level of comfort and quality. Pre-registered savings make prices competitive.

Many of the discounted Polos come with the least-powerful 1-litre engine with 65 horsepower (written as hp or PS). If your budget allows, you're probably better off with a 95hp car, which is faster and quieter when accelerating at speeds above 30mph. All cars come with air conditioning; SE trim adds alloy wheels, electrically adjustable mirrors, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for easy use of apps through the dashboard touchscreen and voice control.

For around £500 more, a beats edition car with larger 16in alloy wheels and eight-speaker sound system is within reach.
Volkswagen Polo buying guide


Pre-registered crossover and SUV deals

Pre-registered Skoda Karoq deal

Save £4,895 on list price
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Typical example Skoda Karoq 1.6 TDI SE (2018, 50 miles)
Price £18,995
 Monthly finance payments from £254

Finance payments for an entry-level, pre-registered Skoda Karoq aren't a great deal more than for a mid-range Ford Fiesta, thanks to strong demand for this family SUV, which keeps used car prices high, making fiannce instalments more affordable.

Not that the entry-level SE model feels like the bargain basement choice, thanks to a standard dashboard touchscreen that includes Apple Carplay and Android Auto software for easy control of music, navigation and messaging apps, among others. Alloy wheels, climate control and a handy ice scraper in the fuel filler door are included too.

You'll struggle to find a better car for family life at this price: the Karoq among the best when it comes to comfort, safety and interior space.
Skoda Karoq buying guide


Pre-registered Volkswagen Touareg deal

Save £8,205 on list price
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Typical example Volkswagen Touareg R-Line V6 TDI 286PS (2018, 50 miles)
Price £24,470 
Monthly finance payments from £349

Promising Audi quality at Volkswagen prices, along with the carying capacity of a small barn, you can make an argument that the Volkswagen Touareg R-Line represents good value at well over £55,000.

Of course, that argument is much more persuasive when you take into account nearly-new discounts on the mid-range R-Line model, which reduce the list price by 15 per cent - for a car that's only been on sale for a few months.

The lengthy list of standard equipment includes leather seats, a motorised bootlid, four-zone climate control, rear-view camera and adaptive cruie control, which adjusts the speed to maintain a safe distance from any vehicle ahead.
Volkswagen Touareg buying guide


Pre-registered Hyundai Santa Fe deal

Save £7,205 on list price
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Typical example Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi Premium 4WD Auto (2018, 50 miles)
Price £33,590 Monthly finance payments from £491

Like the Touareg above, Hyundai's Santa Fe has only just gone on sale, and brings plenty of comfort at a reasonable price. Premium models include leather seat trim, heated seats in the front and back, motorised bootlid, bright LED headlights and a ten-speaker audio system.

Unlike the Touareg, the Santa Fe has seven seats and is also much cheaper - particularly when the 17 per cent nearly-new saving is applied.
Hyundai Santa Fe buying guide


Pre-registered family car deals 

Pre-registered Mercedes A-Class deal

Save £6,470 on list price
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Typical example Mercedes A 180 d Sport Executive (2018, 14 miles)
Price £22,490
Monthly finance payments from £301

When the new Mercedes A-Class went on sale last year, its dual-screen digital dashboard and minimalist layout made other family cars look instantly outdated.

The hi-tech design is more than skin deep too: every A-Class is fitted with Mercedes' latest software, which can predict the radio station you want to listen to at different times of the day and learns how you speak, so voice control becomes more accurate.

Sport models include 17in alloy wheels, climate control and bright LED headlights, while the Executive pack increases the size of the central dashboard screen, and adds heated front seats.

With a high level of equipment and nearly-new discounts of 22 per cent, it's a compelling alternative to the Ford Focus.
Mercedes A-Class buying guide


Pre-registered BMW 1 Series deal

Save £5,640 on list price
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Typical example BMW 118i Sport (2018, 25 miles)
Price £18,960 
Monthly finance payments from £274

The discounts on some pre-registered BMW 1 Series are now at almost at 30 per cent after a price cut brought the cost to below £250 per month on a typical finance quote.

It's an enormous saving for a popular and well-equipped model in mid-range Sport specification. The economical and powerful 118i petrol model is an excellent choice, providing punchy performance for a very reasonable price.
BMW 1 Series buying guide


Pre-registered Audi A6 deals

Save £7,620 on list price
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Typical example Audi A6 40 TDI Sport S Tronic (2018, 11 miles)
Price £30,815 

A 20 per cent saving on the new Audi A6 might well force you to reconsider whether a Nissan Qashqai or Ford Kuga is such good value. The discount brings the price down to below £30,000, for a car that blends luxury, space and gleaming digital screens (three come as standard).
Audi A6 buying guide


Pre-registered sports car deals

Pre-registered BMW 4 Series deal

Save £10,360 on list price
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Typical example BMW 420i M Sport Auto (2018, 14 miles)
Price £26,980 
Monthly finance payments from £371

Ordinarily, it might be the BMW 4 Series' muscular looks that you notice first, thanks to its long bonnet, curved roof and short bottled.

But at the moment, it's more likely to be the immense savings available on this two-door coupe.

There's currently more than £10,000 off the list price of a petrol-powered automatic 420i in high-specification M Sport trim. That's a 28 per cent saving on a popular car, which is an excellent deal, even though it's expected to be replaced with a new version next year.
BMW 4 Series buying guide

Pre-registered Volkswagen Golf R deal

Save £6,130 on list price
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Typical example Volkswagen Golf R Estate (2018, 25 miles)
Price £29,995 
Monthly finance payments from £419

The Volkswagen Golf R is staggeringly quick, with ability to accelerate from 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 155mph.

You can use that power in everyday driving too, thanks to four wheel drive to boost grip when accelerating and technical trickery to keep it stuck to the tarmac in corners.

And with discounts on pre-registered cars of more than £6,000, you can have Volkswagen's fastest Golf for the price of a lesser-powered GTI, although it might not be quite what you were expecting ... That's because the biggest savings are available for estate versions of the Golf R, which is an unusual combination of dull, practical design and sensational performance.

If the recipe isn't for you, then there are pre-registered Golf R hatchbacks costing around £3,000 more than the estate.


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