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diabeticguy Avatar
6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
Glass guide quoted a price for my car if I part ex it for another at a dealer. However, the price they offer is at least £2000 less. When I quoted Glass his attitude was take it or leave it, which of course is his perogative.

Auto Trader has cars of a lesser year than mine and are asking a lot more - will this be a price they expect to get knocked down on? I have tried advertising but all I got was people coming round for test drives and no intention of buying.

Are there any positive car selling stories.
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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#1
When I traded my Rover25 in I got £1,000 off the price off a Mervira. I had to haggle like mad. A trader will never give you book price. They are trying to get youre car for the cheapest possible price!

What i did do was shop about and went to several garages. I found that a man dealer gave me the better price. I went on the net to get prices off the car i wanted and took those in to show him when he tried to give me a load of rubbish about prices.

I made it clear what i wanted to pay, what i wanted and what i wanted in part exchange for my car. He phoned me a day later with a choice off two cars.

Hope that helps.
#2
I know its like swearing on here but I found ebay to be quite good when selling cars, but do expect to be knocked down!
banned#3
what car is it what mileage and what year
#4
What car is it?

Certain makes and models a dealer will avoid like the plague or offer a silly trade in value as they don't really want to be lumbered with a car that's hard to shift.

Namely big cars and 4x4s with petrol engines are the worst for this.
#5
The dealer needs to make it worth while for them, hence the cheaper offer..

Rather than try and get more for your car... try and get more knocked off the car you are buying..

What car is it and year?
#6
aircanman
I know its like swearing on here but I found ebay to be quite good when selling cars, but do expect to be knocked down!


Ebay is good if you have a popular car to sell - not so good if it's a "difficult" seller.

Dealers tend to use Glass's for the cars they think they can sell on relatively easily. Otherwise, they seem to use CAP (Black Book) which, I believe, is the average prices fetched at auction rather than in the trade.

If you want a rough idea of CAP prices, try [url]www.webuyanycar.com[/url] (as advertised on Sky :roll:). You'd have to be desperate to sell to those rogues but it should give you an indication of the bottom line price.
#7
" I have tried advertising but all I got was people coming round for test drives and no intention of buying. "

They must have been interested until they saw/drove the car.:roll:
#8
For those of you who don't want to pay Glass's guide for a valuation, Vauxhall's Network Q site allows you to run a Glass's part ex value for free:

http://www.networkq.co.uk/buying/value-your-car/

It only tells you part-ex prices, not the full valuations but still useful.

I tend to check What car, Glasses using above and Parker's to get an average part ex value. In the end, it all depends on what the salesman thinks he can get for your car (trade-on, auction, re-sell etc) and what he can get away offering you.

At the end of the day I only care about the cost to change - all the individual figures mean nothing on their own. If the deal is better than elsewhere then take it.

Dave
#9
Porsche Boxster 2.7 2004MY (Convertible,2 Doors)
Valuation date:21.12.2009 Year & plate:2004 Mileage:75,000 Body type:ConvertibleDoors:2Drive:Rear wheel driveCylinders:6Transmission:Manual gearboxGears:5Fuel:PetrolEngine Capacity (CC):2687BHP:228Max Speed (mph):160Acceleration (0-62mph): n/aWarranty (mths):24Paint Warranty (mths): 120Breakdown Cover (mths):24
Trade in - excellent:£ 13,850.00
Trade in - average:£ 12,550.00
Trade in - below average:£ 11,200.00
Dealer Retail price£ 17,500.00
Private Sale price:£ 15,100.

I have been offered £10k, I believe the condition to be average.
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I suppose it depends what you're trying to trade it against. If it's another Porsche then you'd probably get a bit more but it it's something more "ordinary" and the garage you're buying from is unlikely to sell your car itself, particularly if it's not in A1 condition, then £10k probably is, I am afraid, about right. As a matter of interest, webuyanycar's value was £8,990!

It's one of those cars that is difficult to sell privately - not many people will pay over £10k without a PX and the mileage and "average" condition go against you. If you really want to sell, you may have to take what is offered. :-(
#11
Judging by the prices on Pistonheads, 10K seems to be a fair deal.
#12
Based on it being a 2004 04 reg with 75k miles, the CAP Values are:-

Retail: £12650 *dealer forecourt price
Clean: £10100 *auction value
Average: £9450
Poor: £8650
banned#13
your mileage knocks price down £60 per 1000 miles over 60000 so thats £900 off
average condition then knocks price down
so i think 10k is a good price
go to him and ask what discount he will knock off for no part exchange and if it is a good discount i will give you £9500 cash worth a try

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