Strange part exchange offers | Car Talk - Car News Jan 2021

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10:03 Thursday 28 Jan 2021

Bringing some much needed levity to the start of 2021, a new survey has revealed some of the weirder items customers have offered used car dealers in part-exchange for their new motor.

The survey reveals that dealers are not always offered a trade-in of the four-wheeled variety, with speedboats an oddly common occurrence.  Thousands of responses were received from UK car dealers, with the resultant list reading like an inventory of Del Boy’s lockup as expensive watches, five dozen barbeques, a mobility scooter, a burger van, and an amphibious car were amongst the items offered in part-exchange by customers.

However, by the far the most bizarre response came from the dealer who was offered a donkey by a customer in part-exchange for a new car.  It is not confirmed whether the offer was accepted.

Chris Knapman, who conducted the survey, commented: “When it comes to buying a car, people are rightly always trying to get the best deal possible, and clearly a rare few are even going to some extremes when it comes to offering something out of the ordinary for part-exchange.”


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