It's been some time since I have been on here, so apologies if I have missed something here. We replaced our Kia Sportage with a Vauxhall Zafira due to needing an automatic in November 2015. While we still have another 12 months to go I idly checked the new price list. What a shock! When we picked our afire up we payed a £750 advance payment, this for the top of the range Elite with the 2.0 Diesel engine. I find that this mix isn't available now, the best you can get is the Design model with the same engine. AP?...
£2650... for a very old model that's insane. Looking at other options, it appears once you tick the automatic option you can add at least £1000 to the AP. Why is this so?

You might think that those disabled may have greater need for automatics

Be grateful for any information