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Could/should new cars ever be sold at a nationally fixed price, removing customer negotiations? Please leave a comment.

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Could/should new cars ever be sold at a nationally fixed price, removing customer negotiations? Please leave a comment.

  • Yes = 60.1%
  • No = 36.8%
  • Unsure = 3.1%

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Are your sales staff and customers aware of the major VED cost changes coming in April? Please leave a comment.

  • Not at all = 31.3%
  • Staff are aware, customers aren't = 54.9%
  • Staff aren't aware, customers are = 0.7%
  • They all know about it = 13.2%

What proportion of your customers take a test drive before buying? Please leave a comment.

  • 1-20% = 5.3%
  • 21-40% = 9.1%
  • 41-60% = 15.5%
  • 61-80% = 24.5%
  • 81-90% = 26.7%
  • 91-100% = 18.9%

Do you expect your manufacturer to increase or decrease your new car targets in 2017? Please leave a comment

  • No change = 9.7%
  • Increase = 66.0%
  • Decrease = 24.3%

A year on since FCA GAP rules were introduced, have your GAP sales been affected? Please leave a comment.

  • No change = 31.1%
  • Increased by up to 10% = 9.5%
  • Increased by 11-20% = 3.7%
  • Increased by more than 20% = 2.4%
  • Decreased by up to 10% = 19.3%
  • Decreased by 11-20% = 13.5%
  • Decreased by more than 20% = 20.6%

Should the apprenticeship levy be delayed? Please leave a comment when you vote.

  • YES = 55.1%
  • NO = 34.8%
  • DON'T KNOW = 10.1%

Where do you believe the impact of the Brexit decision will be most felt in your business? Please leave a comment.
 

  • Regulation = 21.3%
  • Car sales = 56.5%
  • Aftersales = 2.4%
  • F&I = 3.6%
  • Business funding = 14.0%
  • Other (please specify) = 2.1%

What percentage of your new car business each month is pre-registrations? Please leave a comment.

  • None = 20.9%
  • Up to 5% = 10.2%
  • 6 to 10% = 16.2%
  • 11 to 20% = 19.1%
  • 21 to 30% = 11.1%
  • 31 to 40% = 6.0%
  • More than 40% = 16.6%

Do manufacturer relationships and franchise contracts support dealers with their long term strategic planning? Please leave a comment.

  • Yes = 23.0%
  • Not sure = 10.7%
  • No = 66.3%

The Living Wage will ultimately benefit businesses by giving more people higher spending power. Agree or disagree?

  • Disagree = 46.5%
  • Agree = 53.5%

How many add-on products do your staff present to a car buyer? Please leave a comment

  • One = 6.8%
  • Two = 16.7%
  • Three = 29.5%
  • Four = 18.8%
  • Five or more = 20.9%
  • None = 7.3%