This can easily be called the "mother of all deals"
. You surely have heard of 'buy one, get one free' offers on purchase of small FMCG products or a shirt or a pair of jeans, but an auto dealer in Gujarat has extended the same to cars — buy a car, and get another absolutely free.
Unbelievable as it may sound, a Skoda dealer is promising to give you a Fabia hatchback free if you buy a Rapid sedan. The catch: you will get the hatchback only after five years — in 2018.
The slowdown in car sales is making companies and dealers go on an innovation spree. So you have Volkswagen offering a scheme wherein you can trade in your old car for a new Vento sedan by just paying Re 1 and not paying anything at all for the next one year.
"Pay the rest a year later, in full or as 36 EMIs," says the company. Volkswagen is also offering another innovative offer on the Vento wherein you pay 50% of the car's price at the time of purchase, and the remaining after one year.
The freebies are not limited only to mainline car makers. Audi, the German luxury maker, has come out with a new scheme called 'Beat the Tax Hike'. The scheme, running till March 15, allows you to buy Audi SUVs at "pre-Budget prices" and negates the 3% duty the government slapped on off-roaders in the Budget.
Source : Slowdown boon: Buy a car and get another free - The Times of India