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Shellywelly Avatar
5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
I'm going to see a car that I am interested in buying but I feel its overpriced, wanted to take as much information with me as possible to try and get the price down.

I have tried google search for free car valuations, however the ones I have come across have not actually been free or accurate. I have tried what car but the price on there is wrong (by around £400!).


Is there any other websites that I could try?
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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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Tried parkers and I have to pay for the premium service as the car is older than 2002. I'll try the other one now thanks.


UPDATE - tried the wise buy one and thats given me a result but way lower than I expected. The top price £300 less than what the guy has it up for and £700 less than what car.

Edited By: Shellywelly on Mar 06, 2011 12:15
1 Like #4
Shellywelly
stuart9787
Try the following:
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http://www.parkers.co.uk/

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http://www.wisebuyers.co.uk/


Tried parkers and I have to pay for the premium service as the car is older than 2002. I'll try the other one now thanks.


UPDATE - tried the wise buy one and thats given me a result but way lower than I expected. The top price £300 less than what the guy has it up for and £700 less than what car.


Wisebuyers generally have lower values than the other ones but probably more realistic as based on actual selling prices. If you point out where the car is advertised I can have a quick look and perhaps offer more assistance - if the pics show the number plate I can also carry out a free Insurance check for you to ensure it hasn't been classed as an insurance write off previously.
#5
stuart9787
Shellywelly
stuart9787
Try the following:
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Tried parkers and I have to pay for the premium service as the car is older than 2002. I'll try the other one now thanks.


UPDATE - tried the wise buy one and thats given me a result but way lower than I expected. The top price £300 less than what the guy has it up for and £700 less than what car.


Wisebuyers generally have lower values than the other ones but probably more realistic as based on actual selling prices. If you point out where the car is advertised I can have a quick look and perhaps offer more assistance - if the pics show the number plate I can also carry out a free Insurance check for you to ensure it hasn't been classed as an insurance write off previously.


Thanks that's great this is the car, i'm using it while I learn to drive (also having lessons) but only planning on keeping it until I pass then upgrading so I want to get them down on the value so I don't lose money when I go to resell.

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Edited By: Shellywelly on Mar 13, 2011 10:20: .
banned 1 Like #6
Is it private or trade....haggle on the phone before you even go and view. Don't just say what will you take for it? or heal just think "as much as I can get" make an offer mention the valuations you've researched. and if he's obstinate and keep saying well come and view it, then say all I want to know is if we can have a deal, when he mutter something resembling a yes go in again with an offer higher than the last

How much is the car and what values have you been given.?
1 Like #7
Shellywelly
stuart9787
Shellywelly
stuart9787
Try the following:
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http://www.parkers.co.uk/
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http://www.parkers.co.uk/

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http://www.wisebuyers.co.uk/
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http://www.wisebuyers.co.uk/


Tried parkers and I have to pay for the premium service as the car is older than 2002. I'll try the other one now thanks.


UPDATE - tried the wise buy one and thats given me a result but way lower than I expected. The top price £300 less than what the guy has it up for and £700 less than what car.


Wisebuyers generally have lower values than the other ones but probably more realistic as based on actual selling prices. If you point out where the car is advertised I can have a quick look and perhaps offer more assistance - if the pics show the number plate I can also carry out a free Insurance check for you to ensure it hasn't been classed as an insurance write off previously.


Thanks that's great this is the car, i'm using it while I learn to drive (also having lessons) but only planning on keeping it until I pass then upgrading so I want to get them down on the value so I don't lose money when I go to resell.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201109381262500/sort/priceasc/usedcars/transmission/automatic/price-to/1000/make/fiat/page/1/postcode/ws136rl/radius/40?logcode=p


Carried out the search on the 'miaftr' insurance database and hasn't been classed as an insurance write off. Having looked at the car (didn't realise it was 15 years old previously) it is difficult to go by the price guides.

Therefore better just looking on Autotrader at what similar age models are selling for and use that as a negotiating tool. To be honest, this car would probably be a safer bet than the others you see advertised as you at least know how this one drives. You wont get the opportunity to test drive another car as intensively as you have used this car.

Sorry I couldn't be any more assistance but good luck with the lessons and with the car (should you decide to purchase).
#8
slamdunkin
Is it private or trade....haggle on the phone before you even go and view. Don't just say what will you take for it? or heal just think "as much as I can get" make an offer mention the valuations you've researched. and if he's obstinate and keep saying well come and view it, then say all I want to know is if we can have a deal, when he mutter something resembling a yes go in again with an offer higher than the last

How much is the car and what values have you been given.?


Its private - we are going to see it tonight. The only problem round where i live is they do sell for higher than the national average, As I want a automatic and a engine size for 1.4 or below as soon as they go on the market they are sold. Keep losing out on the cars I want. My OH is quite good at bartering but I want to go with proof of what its worth.

The car is £695. I want it for £600 max. The what car was stupid at £950. The other ones have been between £250 and £450. However the car has full service history, 2 owners and only 53k so I am willing to pay more than is value for those reasons.
#9
stuart9787


Carried out the search on the 'miaftr' insurance database and hasn't been classed as an insurance write off. Having looked at the car (didn't realise it was 15 years old previously) it is difficult to go by the price guides.

Therefore better just looking on Autotrader at what similar age models are selling for and use that as a negotiating tool. To be honest, this car would probably be a safer bet than the others you see advertised as you at least know how this one drives. You wont get the opportunity to test drive another car as intensively as you have used this car.

Sorry I couldn't be any more assistance but good luck with the lessons and with the car (should you decide to purchase).


Thanks for this, yes its a v old car but just what I need for learning in. Just re-read what I wrote before I meant I am buying it to learn to drive in along side my proper lessons. Hence why I am getting a banger!
banned#10
With that mileage he's asking the right money....you don't just value a car on one price fits all on the same year....you'll pay a premium for the automatic as they are rear, and the cheap ones are probably sheds. if it's in good nick and runs well and he has SH and lots of receipts for work done, then better still. has it had new tyres or exhaust , brakes ect.

I'd be trying for £500 over the phone and I'd go in at £450 for cash fpr starters.. then go up in £50's and try really hard if it got to £550 and say it sound nice but that is all we got, you can always ring back.

Any Tax on it. how long is the MOT.

Edited By: slamdunkin on Mar 06, 2011 12:57
#11
slamdunkin
With that mileage he's asking the right money....you don't just value a car on one price fits all on the same year....you'll pay a premium for the automatic as they are rear, and the cheap ones are probably sheds. if it's in good nick and runs well and he has SH and lots of receipts for work done, then better still. has it had new tyres or exhaust , brakes ect.

I'd be trying for £500 over the phone and I'd go in at £450 for cash fpr starters.. then go up in £50's and try really hard if it got to £550 and say it sound nice but that is all we got, you can always ring back.

Any Tax on it. how long is the MOT.


12 months MOT and tax is April. The MOT is what attracted me to it anyway as only been looking at cars with a min of 6months MOT.

This is the advert
53,000 miles, 1996 Fiat Punto 60 SX Selecta 5 Door Hatchback, Automatic, Silver Grey, Petrol, low mileage. Full Service History, 2 very careful owners. Central locking, steering wheel rake adjustment, driver seat height adjustment, electric front windows, 60/40 folding rear seats, rear wiper, radio/cass, space saver spare wheel, New (3000 mls) clutch.Very good condition. 12 months MOT, Tax April 11. Cheap to run, only. £695
1 Like #12
tbh i think the price of £695 on that car is more than fair, ive been looking at the sub £700 car market over the past week or so and theres some right bangers around that price with nigh-on 200k mile on the clock!!

The Punto looks tidy, 12 months MOT, low milage and automatic.Aslong as the interior and exterior is in good order then i would expect to pay between £600-700

most people selling second hand cars will be expecting lower offers so you may get it for aroud £600 imo

Also if you do go to view ask if he has the advisory ticket from the MOT, this will give you an idea of any possible costs during your ownership


Edited By: pistol6000 on Mar 06, 2011 13:25: extra info
banned#13
anyone advertising at £695 only expects to get £600, it's standard practice to add a bit that you can knock off and look generous, always go slightly lower than what you think they "realy want" for it. if they haven't had much of a sniff or lots of people saying they would come and let them down which happens all the time, then he may accept less than he originally hoped.

One he's got you round the house, he got you on the hook and you are a captive audience....always haggle before you go....and remember you are still not obliged to take it if there are issues that he omitted to mention. Test drive and do checks as normal and if it is as good as he said it was then don't insult him, and offer him less, pay the man at you agreed phone price.

Edited By: slamdunkin on Mar 06, 2011 13:29
#14
Thanks everyone. I think we will go in at 500 hoping he then says he will split the difference at 600 and seeing if we can squeeze a little lower. Heres hoping!
banned 1 Like #15
Good lucky shelly don't keep us in suspense you know how nosy some of us are so report back
banned#16
whatsThePoint
slamdunkin
With that mileage he's asking the right money....you don't just value a car on one price fits all on the same year....you'll pay a premium for the automatic as they are rear, and the cheap ones are probably sheds. if it's in good nick and runs well and he has SH and lots of receipts for work done, then better still. has it had new tyres or exhaust , brakes ect.I'd be trying for £500 over the phone and I'd go in at £450 for cash fpr starters.. then go up in £50's and try really hard if it got to £550 and say it sound nice but that is all we got, you can always ring back.Any Tax on it. how long is the MOT.
whats a rear car :|you really shouldn't go around picking out other peoples spelling/grammer/wrong word mistakes if your going to make them yourself ;)

I'm not sure I do....where did that come from....having a **** day on Devils island?

PS it's grammar not grammer

Edited By: slamdunkin on Mar 06, 2011 15:10
1 Like #18
Small good automatics always make good money, because they are quite rare.

Seems like a fair price to me.

BTW, the property is full of cars, it looks like a " front yard dealer " to me, I may be wrong.
banned#19
Touche
#20
slamdunkin
Good lucky shelly don't keep us in suspense you know how nosy some of us are so report back


Thanks i'll update when I get back tonight. Went to see one a few days ago which my OH thought was great but it just didn't feel right to me.

I've always loved punto's though, probably because I have good memory's of friend having them back in my teenage years X) If I don't go for this there is a micra that I was planning to go see on Tue.


Inactive

BTW, the property is full of cars, it looks like a " front yard dealer " to me, I may be wrong.


I wondered that too as I spotted the micra in the back ground, but didn't get that impression on the phone, also only 2 owners makes me think that it wouldn't be a dealer with a car of that year as wouldn't he now be a registered owner? forgive me if I am wrong as I don't know first thing about car ownership, the OH sorts all that out!
banned#21
am I the only one going mad here lol

car is £895, not £695
#22
csiman
am I the only one going mad here lol

car is £895, not £695
OMG hes put it up! It wasnt that earlier!

What a con merchant! Just rang him, he claimed that it was a typo at £695 but as I had seen it at £695 I could have it at that! I said it was overpriced originally back to the drawing board it seems!!

Luckily I am not in a rush for a car.


Edited By: Shellywelly on Mar 06, 2011 18:41: ,
banned 1 Like #23
tbh, its still looks good value at £695 for a car in excellent condition, 12 months MOT and only 53K miles and FSH.
#24
So glad I didn't play this guys game and get this car.

I have just purchased a lovely little Ford Fiesta 40k miles - genuine documented. 12 months MOT and taxed till OCT i've got myself a little bargain X)

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