Best pre-registered car deals 2019

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

BuyaCar team
Aug 23, 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 .

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. Models carry the latest 19-plate, or the previous 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 Fiat 500 1.2 Lounge

List price: £13,515
Buyacar prices from: £9,799

Latest pre-registered Fiat 500 deals from £9,799
Monthly finance from £161

The Fiat 500 is already a cheap car but buying a pre-reg example saves around £3,500 on the list price, making it even more so.

Fortunately, cheap doesn't mean low-rent. The 500 is a chic little car with bags of personality and because it hasn't changed much since it was launched, it still looks quite timeless. Lounge is the second trim level in the range but has air con, much-needed split rear seats for greater practicality and, ideal for smaller drivers, a height-adjustable driver’s seat and steering wheel.

The 1.2-litre petrol engine is powerful enough in town and though not as modern as the more expensive TwinAir motor, at least as economical in the real world.

Fiat 500 buyers' guide


Pre-registered Vauxhall Corsa Energy

List price: £15,385
Buyacar prices from: £9,690

Latest pre-reg Vauxhall Corsa deals from £9,690
Monthly finance from £162

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 buyers' guide


Pre-registered Peugeot 208 1.2 Signature

List price: £15,355
Buyacar prices from: £9,999

Latest pre-reg Peugeot 208 deals from £9,999
Monthly finance from £148

The Peugeot 208 is nearing the end of its life so now really is a great time to get a deal on a pre-reg example, with savings of around 25% on the new price perfectly possible. It may lack the nimble feel of the Ford Fiesta, and the solidity of a VW Polo but it’s still a comfortable alternative.

The 1.2-litre PureTech petrol engine is very economical and is nippy around town, where the 208 is most at home. Signature models add parking sensors

Peugeot 208 buyers' guide


Pre-registered Seat Ibiza 1.0 SE Technology

List price: £15,500
Buyacar prices from: £10,965

Latest pre-reg Seat Ibiza deals from £10,965
Monthly finance from £160

A great deal on a great car: that’s the promise with a pre-reg Seat Ibiza. Savings of around £4500 are perfectly possible on a pre-reg car such as the 1.0 SE Technology. The Ibiza was launched only a couple of years ago and was an instant hit. Comfortable, practical, spacious and nippy – just some of the glowing comments it received and continues to.

To these positives SE Technology trim adds a large 8in touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto software to operate apps, as well as sat-nav and mood lighting.

Seat Ibiza buyers' guide


Pre-registered crossover and SUV deals

Pre-registered Skoda Karoq 1.0 TSi SE deal

List price: £21,945
Buyacar prices from: £20,245

Latest pre-reg Skoda Karoq deals from £20,245
Monthly finance from £290

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 buyers' guide


Pre-registered Volkswagen Touareg SEL 3.0 V6 TDi SCR 4MOTION deal

List price: £51,735

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 buyers' guide


Pre-registered Hyundai Santa Fe Premium deal

List price: £36,035

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 buyers' guide


Pre-registered family car deals 

Pre-registered Mercedes A-Class 180d Sport Auto deal

List price: £26,180
Buyacar prices from: £21,847

Latest pre-reg Mercedes-Benz A-Class deals from £21,847
Monthly finance from £285

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 buyers' guide


Pre-registered BMW 1 Series M Sport deal

List price: £23,450

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 buyers' guide


Pre-registered Audi A6 deals

List price: £39,175
Buyacar prices from: £29,500

Latest pre-reg Audi A6 deals from £29,500
Monthly finance from £385

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 buyers' guide


Pre-registered sports car deals

Pre-registered BMW 4 Series deal

List price: £36,260
Buyacar prices from: £28,990

Latest pre-reg BMW 4 Series deals from £25,950
Monthly finance from £388

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 buyers' guide

Pre-registered Volkswagen Golf R deal

List price: £36,150

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.

Volkswagen Golf buyers' guide


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