Hello My girl friends late father was a car dealer until recently. He got his used cars from a variety of sources, and then put nearly a 100% markup on them. He used say : "not bad work for painting the tyre walls black, and giving it a clean". the warranty isn't worth the paper it's written on........lol I just wait for the suckers to turn up and buy it. Some didn't even bother to drive the car. He didn't like anyone who new anything about cars....... And if there was any good alloys on the car he used fetch them off (and sell them seperately) and put some crappy wheels on. So typically this what it cost him, and this is what he advertised the cars for:- Car Cost Price Car Advertised Sale Price £2,200 £4,000 £2,475 £4,500 £2,750 £5,000 £3,025 £5,500 £3.300 £6,000 £3,575 £6,500 £3,850 £7,000 £4,125 £7,500 £4,400 £8,000 £4,675 £8,500 £4,950 £9,000 £5,225 £9,500 £5,500 £10,000 So, always expect to get at least a £1000 off the asking price. I suspect Main dealers will have larger markups than the above.