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New & Used Car Market Explained

November 10, 2021

At Perkins, we like to advise our valued customers of how the market is working and the current climate is a complicated one of which requires explanation of how to buy your next car in late 2021 and into 2022.

The main reason for the change in the market that we operate in is due to the global pandemic we have all experienced. Although many of us have been jabbed and in lots of ways, the feeling is that we are back to a bit of normailty, in the motor industry , this is not the case. The lead time for the sourcing of parts to build these amazing new cars we want to buy and drive is long and complicated. You may have read that car manufacturers are short of "semi conductor processing chips " - What is that we hear you ask ? Well, its being going on for over a year. Initially it stemmed from increased demand for personal computers, tablets and smartphones, at the height of the pandemic, which diverted supply away from the automotive sector ( as production was ceased in car plants , so was the ordering of semi conductors ).  This  has now extended to Covid related semi conductor factory closures and international shipping ports being closed of  which the predicted numbers of 700,000 LESS vehicles being built for 2022 delivery and perhaps even more is not an unrealistic claim.

 Lets discuss brand by brand as far as we are concerned :

SUBARU -We are sold our of new cars for 2021 . We have been allocated 51 new Subaru for 2022 which is all the SUBARU we will get in 2022. So, if you have a new Subaru in your plans for 2022, then we can help. We will get you your required model and colour but we will need to order your specification in our 2022 allocation. New Outback is currently available to test drive at Perkins as we have a demo vehicle for you to enjoy ( We have Forester and XV too ) and as an example for you, we have taken 7 orders this year for New Outback, all in the last month and the first one we get delivered is in late March 2022. These have all been sold factory orders which take priority over stock vehicles so it gives one an idea in the delay for new product.

MG -We are sold out or new cars for 2021 - The numbers and complexity differ here. MG are setting new standards in Electric vehicle ( EV ) product at a price point that is the market leader. Indeed, the number of New MG's sold now in the UK is above Honda and Renault to name just 2. If you are considering New MG then you are definately at the forefont of the new car change cycle. Excellent cars at very affordable prices with 7 year warranty and some great technology on board. We are currrrently taking 2-3 orders a day on new MG cars with expected delivery dates for March- April 2022. This pattern will extend throughout next year so if you are thinking about a New MG for March/ April 2022 then you should be making that decision very shortly. Again, if considering a New MG in September 2022, , when perhaps you current car finance deal ends, then put that order in by Feb/ March of 2022 to ensure delivery. We would also at this point, like to throw in the factor of price rises in 2022. We have no doubt that manufacuring costs have risen globally for all manufacturers, not just in automotive. Expected price rises for new cars are currently 5- 10 %. On a £25,000 car , that a considerable £2500 price increase that you may be able to avoid by ordering in 2021. We have a demonstrator available in all New model MG so you can test drive all variants currrently available for sale at Perkins MG - We cannot sell these demonstrators as we cant replace them either, but you CAN order your new car. See all our offers on our New MG website -

USED FORD CARS / VANS / TOURNEO / RANGER - Perkins have always sourced the highest specification, lowest mileage Ford vehicles availabe in the market place, offering a considerable saving on Nearly New Ford cars, vans and trucks. As the New car market has been suffocated with supply , the used car market has steadily, and in some cases quite drastically,  risen in price and diminished in choice. Market forces taking control. We have continued to buy and re-plenish our sold stock. Our stock levels have decreased from 120 used Fords in stock to closer to 60 as the numbers of used cars available have dried up  for the whole market. In this market, we can't see an ending for cars as yet.  It's pointing to a more normal used car market by the end  next year. Commercial vehicles are more like the end of 2022 too before we see a more " normal " supply and availabilty. However, dont be too concerned. You can still buy a Nearly New Ford. Maybe your choice is a bit more limited and the prices are higher, but your part exchange has also risen in value and the cost to change is not that different , or even might be the sale as what it would have been in a more "normal " market.

WE BUY ANY CAR -  Do you really get more for your currrent car ? Do you really get a better deal on your next car ? Do you really get the price youve been quoted online ?

Well, we've tested the process over the last 6 months against real data from customers part exchanging their vehicles with us. We had 2 concerns. Were we delivering the best customer experience and service ? Were we paying the top used car valuation price ? 9/10 customer who used this online valuation process, still part exchanged their vehicle with us after they had been to have their car valued. Plus, there was no worry with pick up and delivery of their new car as they just drove to us.



3 Years FREE Servicing on all New SUBARU

October 13, 2021

From NOW until the end of 2021, there is a fabulous 3 Years FREE servicing offer on ALL NEW SUBARU cars available. 3 YEARS FREE up to 36000 miles - - Just pick up the phone and CALL 01376 550899 or mail us at  or visit us at CM77 6SA Perkins Subaru to book your appointment in any one of our demonstrators we have available to TEST DRIVE - View all the latest Low Rate Finance offers at our dedicated SUBARU website - If we don't have the car, we will endeavour to find it with in the dealer network.

More importantly for 2022, if you are considering changing your current Subaru or indeed any other car marque that you are driving, Perkins Subaru really do want your car in part exchange and used car values are without doubt at the their very best in this current market place, NOW is definately the time to consider a change of vehicle into a NEW Subaru.

Perkins will GUARANTEE the price of your part exchange for 2022 delivery of which for all models we are expecting will be MARCH 2022 on the new 22 REG. Get your perfect spec order in the pipeline build stock  to ensure you do get delivery for March as the later its left, the later your new car will be. Demand for New Outback, Forester and XV is very strong and UK orders are only a few thousand cars nationally . To avoid disappointment, please consider early actions as we will only be allocated 60 - 65  cars in 2022 and that is not many in correlation with requirements on change cycles for this coming year.

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Used Ford Ranger Wildtrack for sale NO VAT

October 13, 2021

We have an excellent selction on Nerly new Used Ford Ranger Wildtrack available in stock at Perkins Nearly new Ford Centre this month.

Where new vehicel stock is on an almost 1 Year waiting list, we have secured a fine selection of ex- Ford Motor company vehicles with very low mileage, excellent specification that you want ( Mountain Top Roll Covers / Factory fitted Tow Bars / Wildtrack Driver Assistance Packs ) and they have NO VAT to pay on top.

Take a look at our RANGER page on the website where all the stock remaining for sale is there ( its updated LIVE all day every day to avoid disappointment ) and we have new stock arriving too !

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Subaru NFU and BASC Affinity Scheme

October 6, 2021

For the last 3 months of 2021 Perkins Subaru have some very attractive membership discount schemes available on New Subaru cars remaining in dealer stock.

For customers to qualify for NFU / UFU discounts, they will need to contact their NFU/UFU representative dirrectly who will be able to supply a voucher which the member will need to present to our dealership.

Discounts availble to members are as follows : XV - £2083.33 DISCOUNT - - - - OUTBACK (CLASSIC) £2916.67 DISCOUNT - - - - - -FORESTER XE E BOXER £2916.67 DISCOUNT  +3 YEAR FREE SERVCING - - - - FORESTER XE PREMIUM £2089.33 + 3YRS FREE SERVICING

These discounts are also applicable to BASC members too. Stock is in short supply so colour choice is not guaranteed. Please call our sales team on 01376 550899 to see if we can help your purchase enquiry.

Offers end Dec 31st 2021



Used Ford Kuga PHEV Plug in hybrid for sale

September 17, 2021

The New Ford Kuga Plug in Hybrid ( PHEV ) offers a cleaner and more economical way to enjoy an SUV. It combines a seperate battery-powered electric motor with its efficient 2.5l petrol engine to deliver 225 ps with an average combined economy of 201 miles per gallon. The electric motor kicks in to provide extra support when needed, meaning you can drive further with lower emissions. You can run the vehicle solely on electric power up to a range of 40 miles making it ideal for moving through heavy traffic and ultra-low emission zones. When you head out of town for a long country road trip, the engine switches to running on fuel, so there's no need to worry about reaching your destination.  The PHEV battery is easy to recharge at most public charging points, alternativley , domestic charging is super easy, with a cable provided with your car to just plug it in. On a fast charger it takes 3 hours to fully re-charge and at home on a normal plug it will fully charge overnight.

At Perkins, we now stock a good colour and specification choice in Used Ford Kuga Plug in Hybrid PHEV for sale  in Titanium / ST Line / ST Line X and Vignale models for you to choose from and the difference from old to new model Kuga is huge. Super high technology with the Electric power, mated with Adapdive Cruise control,  Blind spot  monitors, Lane Keep Assist with evasive swerve assist ,Pre Collision Assist,  SYNC 3.4 Satellite navigation with FORD Pass Connect, giving you LIVE traffic updates and  local hazards. Adaptive Front Lighting with advanced LED headlights providing excellent illumination at night and in poor visibility. These dynamic lights use camera technology to alter the light pattern to illuminate bends before you enter them  for improved night driving and include Sign based light to adapt to roundabouts, Predicictive Light curve to detect bends and glare free high beam so you dont dazzle oncoming traffic.

Active Self Park Assist whit Cross Traffic Alert with Rear Vision Camera makes parking a simple and safer excercise and of course, with 4 different EV modes avaialble on Kuga, driving becomes even more pleasurable than before. Its an engaging and interesting car to drive an of course its designed with space in mind with added features to give luxury, extra storage and leg room with 2 or 4 wheel drive options available in the range.

CALL us on 01376 550899 to book your test drive today, we are open 7 days. All our cars have been fully sanitised with PPE fitted and are ready to drive away today.

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Ford Focus RS for sale Used Mountune

September 10, 2021

Used Ford Focus RS for sale - 2016 - Mountune 375 ps Upgrade.

Just new into stock this Focus RS is a bit special and in perfect order. The All wheel Drive RS hit the headlines in 2016 as the car to have, offering stunning performance and outstanding road holding. This partcilar car has been serviced by our Ford SERVICE workshops and has now been prepared for sale ready for its next lucky owner. As a Mountune PRO Dealer, We have fitted the m375 Performance upgrade to make this already brilliant motor car into the perfect weapon for every occaiison. 

Great specification on this car with RS SHELL RECARO front Seats - 19" Matt Black forged Alloys wheels - Blue Painted BREMBO Calipers - LUX Pack with Satellite Navigation - Door Edge Guards - Dual Zone Climate Control - Cruise control - Xenon Headlights - Rear Vision Camera - Keyless Entry and GO - 36600 miles with History - Sanitised with PPE fitted and is ready to drive away - Just Serviced with 4 New Tyres fitted at £31995 - You can Call us on 01376 550899 - We are open 7 days - Article posted 10/09/2021


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New Subaru for sale -Great Offers on all models

September 2, 2021

71 REG New Subaru cars are selling well and numbers on certain models are becoming a little more difficult to get into stock. New Model Outback is already completely sold out for 2021 so now is February 2022 delivery. We have kept our demonstrator available for you to experience as we cannot replace it until the new year so don't worry, you can book in your test drive appointment and experience this fabulous new car from Subaru at your leisure, decide on colour and specification, guarantee your part exchange figure and sit back and wait to your new car to arrive in 2022. Its better to drive , has a dramatic appearance and the technology is another step up on the CLASSIC Outback.

Subaru Outback CLASSIC Premium Lineartronic has £3000 off the RRP to give fantastic value at £33995 OTR - CALL us for availability in stock

Subaru Forester e-Boxer XE Lineartronic has £3000 off the RRP and theer is a colour choice at £33995 OTR

Subaru Forester e-Boxer XE Premium Lineartronic has £3000 off the RRP and some colours are not availble at £36995 OTR

Subaru XV e-Boxer SE Lineartronic has £2000 off the RRP and is available in limited colours at £28995 OTR

Subaru XV e-Boxer SE Premium has £2000 off the RRP but numbers are limited and factory order is likely for October / November delivery - CALL us for availabilty in stock

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New MG 5 All Electric Long Range for sale MG Chelmsford Braintree Essex

July 20, 2021

Perkins MG are proud to announce the arrival of the New MG 5 All Electric Long Range to the incredible range of all electric New MG cars for sale in Chelmsford, Braintree Great Dunmow, Stansted and Bishops Stortford. With a hugley succesful first year of MG5 , we welcome some significanet upgrades to the 2022 MG 5EV model. Increased battery capacity from 52.5kWh to 61.1kWh, this increased capacity see's the combined range leap from 214 miles to 250 miles, meaning over 330 miles of city driving can be achieved.

A full charge to 100% using a typical 7kW home charger will take 9.5 hours, with 80% charge capacity being achieved in as little as 40 minutes using a 100kW rapid charger.

Joining MG ZS EV and MG HS, MG5 EV Long Range also adds MG Pilot, MG's suite of advanced driver aids, with Features such as Active Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control. Drivers will be able to enjoy a safer and more relaxed drive. the addition of MG Pilot also helps reduce running costs with insurance groups for MG5 EV long Range being 5 groups lower. Also MG5 EV Long Range has an increased roof rail load capacity of 75KG.

Prices start from £28995 OTR, £26495 after PiCG for the EXCITE and EXCLUSIVE versions are £31995 OTR and £28995 after PiCG.

Call our MG Sales Team on 01376 550899 and request a test drive. The arrival of our demonstator is imminent in the next few days and we are already booking test drives. We are still operating our test drive procedure under COVID conditions so your test drive vehicel is SANITISED, we are waering face masks for your protection and we would request that you do the same for our knowledgeable , friendly  and dedicated sales team.

We are open 7 Days - Please bring your driving licence with you when you arrive.





Discounted Used Subaru Cars for sale - Outback CLASSIC

June 30, 2021

Perkins Subaru are delighted to offer the last three Outback CLASSICS we carry in stock. Available for instant collection, these brilliant All Wheel Drive Estate Car /SUV models are now being replaced with  a new model Outback which is here in stock to test drive to compare and available from Setember 2021 delivery. We think its ana opportunity to grab a discounted new car bargain for specification and ownership of these last 3 cars.

21 REG Outback 2.5 SE PREMIUM AWD Auto 7speed with Wheel Arch Kit and Rear Load Liner already fitted to the cars at £30995 + Road Tax.

2 in Dark Blue with Ebony Leather and 1 left with Ivory Leather  are available and we have a demonstrator here to try before you buy too.

You can RESERVE and COLLECT online at - Click on the RESERVE tab and we will call you to help with your part exchange valuation and any finance if required.We are open 7 days - CALL US on 01376 550899 to chat to our knowledgeable and friendly sales team.

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Subaru Outback for sale New Used Nearly New Save £££

June 24, 2021

At  Perkins Subaru, we are happy to announce the arrival of the ALL NEW SUBARU OUTBACK. Our demonstrator is now available for your test drive ( we are still operating under COVID safety regulation with face masks on test drive and a fully sanitised car with PPE fitted on your test drive 24 /06/ 2021) and  experience this fantastic new product from Subaru. As always, the symmetrical All Wheel Drive that is the Subaru DNA inspires adventure on your travels and there is nothing else on the road that gives the confidence to drive in any weather and on any terrain.

So here is the definitive specification for the New Subaru Outback - The car comes in 3 New models - LIMITED - FIELD - TOURING -  A New Generation of Adventure

LIMITED - Fabric seats - 18" Dark grey Alloy wheels - Lineartronic Auto CVT - Apple car Play / android auto - LED Headlights - Adaptive Driving beam - Steering responsive Headlights - Front LED foglights - Fatigue reducing front seats - 8-Way Power adjustable Drivers seat with Lumbar support - 8-way Power Adjustable Passenger Seat - Heated Front and Rear Seats - Keyless Entry & GO - Dual Zone Climate control - 11.6" Tablet Infotainment Screen - X-MODE & Hill Descent control - Active Torque vectoring - Eyesight with ( Adaptive Cruise control / Emergency Lane Keep Assist / Lane Centering Function / Lane Sway and Departure Warning / Lead Vehicle  start Alert / Pre-Collision Braking / Pre- Collision Throttle Manangement / Autonomous Emergency Steering - Intelligent Speed Limiter / Traffic Sign Recognition ) - Rear Vehicle Detection with Blind Spot monitors / Lane change Assist / Rear Cross Traffic Alert - Reverse Automatic Braking - Driver monitoring system - Reverse Park Camera - Reverse Park Sensors - Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror

FIELD in addition - Water Repellent Leather Interior (Synthetic) - Black Colour Pack with Crystal Black Door Mirrors / Black Painted 18" Alloy wheels / Gloss Black Front Grill, Rear Bumper Fascia, Lower Front Bumper Fascia and front Fog Light Surrounds - Satellite Navigation - Heated Steering wheel - Aluminium Pedals - Power Tailgate with Hands Free function.

TOURING in addition - Nappa Leather Interior - Machined Dark Metallic 18" Alloy wheels - Harman / Kardon Pro Audio with 11 Speakers with Subwoofer & Amplifier - Power Slide and Tilt Sunroof - Driver's Seat Memory function - Auto Power Fold Door Mirrors - Dipping Passenger Door Mirros on Reverse - Multi View Monitor front and side.

Here are a few images for you to have a look at below. Test Drive Today and order your vehicle for September Delivery. We can guarantee the value of your part exchange for September too and its very likey that the 50/50 0% deposit deal will be on offer. Ask our sales team and book your test drive on 01376 550899 - We are open 7 days.

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