Now Lidl start selling bargain motors
Visit their German website and you could get an Opel Corsa for just under €11,000 (£10,000) or the Volkswagen Cross Polo for €14,000 (£12,800) - a discount of about 25%. With all the small print to study, it obviously helps if you’re fluent in German – and it’s also a shame that they didn’t do it a year ago when the pound was a lot stronger against the euro.
New car sales are up in Germany after the government introduced a scrappage premium of over £2k to be paid out to motorists who scrap cars that are at least nine years old and replace them with new ones. A similar plan has been mooted in the UK, but there are no signs of it springing into life yet.
But if you get Lidl to pack your new car full of exotic German foodstuffs before they ship it, you might just save a few more quid…