Best way to buy a new car in Taiwan?


#1

My wife and I are looking to buy a Mazda 5 because second baby is on the way. In the United States, we have dealer’s invoice information and most dealers now have a internet division who will provide quotes by email. I’ve looked through the forum and it does not look like this way of buying a new car is available in Taiwan. My wife has been to a couple of dealers. The first said he can discount the car by using his bonus and the second will only provide a slight discount over the MSRP. Is there a way to at least get a fair deal?

I’ve read that sulavaca helps buy used cars. Is he able to help with purchasing a new car as well? Thanks for your help!


#2

[quote=“ballhog409”]My wife and I are looking to buy a Mazda 5 because second baby is on the way. In the United States, we have dealer’s invoice information and most dealers now have a internet division who will provide quotes by email. I’ve looked through the forum and it does not look like this way of buying a new car is available in Taiwan. My wife has been to a couple of dealers. The first said he can discount the car by using his bonus and the second will only provide a slight discount over the MSRP. Is there a way to at least get a fair deal?

I’ve read that sulavaca helps buy used cars. Is he able to help with purchasing a new car as well? Thanks for your help![/quote]

We do have affiliations with new car sellers.
If you want to provide me with the details of your best quote so far, I can see what I can do to beat it.

Of course you can save much more on a used car if money saving is the priority here.


#3

@sulavaca Do car dealers sell used cars by placing a deposit + paying installments as well?

If they car is valued at 300k, what deposit would they want and how many months is a typical duration for installments in Taiwan? Back home they use 60 months.
Do they charge interest over the installments?


#4

Pretty sure Jamie forgot his password to his Forumosa account, but I’ll pass your post along to him. I don’t feel comfortable giving out his Line contact, so your best bet to contact him is via FB. He’s on there pretty frequently.

I actually bought my car through him and used his sourcing service (highly recommended), but secured a loan through a bank. I think the APR was around 5 or 6%.