BEFORE you buy a demonstrator, ask the dealer when it was registered and when the factory warranty started. If it is unregistered, make sure the new-car warranty starts from the day you take delivery, on its first day of registration. What types of demonstrators are there?
genuine item is a near-new car used by dealer staff for customer test drives. The warranty started when the car was registered and can’t be changed.
but registered. In most cases the manufacturer has added a bonus and insisted the dealer register the car and declare it as sold, even if it sits in dealer stock. The warranty started when the car was registered and can’t be changed. and unregistered. These are becoming more common as manufacturers pump cars into the network and can be good buying. Insist the warranty starts when you pick it up. If the dealer resists, go somewhere else.