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Want to Part Ex My Car - How Reliable is Parkers?

beatrixkiddo79 Avatar
5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
So, the Parkers website reckon I should get X amount as part ex for my car. Now, the price is based on average mileage (30k) but my car only has 15k on it but has a scratch above the wheel arch.

If the dealer offers me less than the suggested part ex price, can I suggest that Parkers suggest X price??

I'm going to the dealer on my own & don't want to be ripped off!

Thanks for any help.
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5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
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#1
The dealer will go by the Glass's guide, Compare market value of identical make.model on cars for sale in the autotrader / local classifieds as a better indication of it's true value.
banned#3
parkers always seems too high in my experience
banned#4
google other free car price sites and set what you think is the average PX price.
#5
Thanks guys.

I checked the link above & the 'average' price is the same as Parkers. If it wasn't for some idiot who caught me above the wheel arch, I'd say it was near perfect.

Although it needs a service aswell, will they factor that into the price?
1 Like #6
Dealerships always have other dealerships (usually specialised in used cars) that they sell to and with mileage that low it will be very easy to sell on. Or they may choose to sell it themselves - if that is the case they should offer a significantly better figure. They can also get the scratch sorted very easily.

Use the advice above. I don't see any reason not to mention the values you have seen and bargain hard!

Good luck :)
#7
Just seen your next post - do you know if they do their own servicing/repairs/MOT and also bodywork?

If so the service is a very small cost as is the bodywork.
1 Like #8
beatrixkiddo79
Although it needs a service aswell, will they factor that into the price?


Don't mention it, just say it has service history if asked (if it has been serviced before that is) let them find out it's due a service and then see what they say.
banned#9
They may even offer you a much better price than those you have seen quoted, so you would then need to be shore that the car you are buying isn't over priced.
#10
Yeah, they do MOT/Servicing etc & I do have the rest of my service history (except Kwik Fit forgot to stamp the book but I have the receipt & paperwork!)

In terms of the bodywork I bout a 206 once & said I'll take the car if they take the scratches out & he didn't even question it so I figure it may not be that bad a thing.

Oh & I hate haggling!

It's just servicing is so expensive these days & the tax on my car is over £200. So I want something I little more economical!
#11
Sounds sensible - I think I'll get something a bit more economical next time aswell :)

Just remember that you don't have to agree to everything then and there. Take your time to think it over and research the prices etc and maybe go back to them the next day. They will want to make the deal and do have margins to play with.

Also check the MPG/tax/insurance bracket/reliability of the new car :)
#12
pokerpad
Sounds sensible - I think I'll get something a bit more economical next time aswell :)

Just remember that you don't have to agree to everything then and there. Take your time to think it over and research the prices etc and maybe go back to them the next day. They will want to make the deal and do have margins to play with.

Also check the MPG/tax/insurance bracket/reliability of the new car :)

Haha, thanks. In true hotdeals fashion...it's avg mpg is 51 vs 32 of current car & the tax is £110 cheaper!! Not sure on the insurance just yet as haven't phoned the company but can imagine it'll be cheaper. It's a VW Polo 10reg i'm looking at, my bro swears by them!

Eek...getting excited now!
#13
Sounds like a good buy to me.

Good luck! Let us know how you got on :)
1 Like #14
OP - wee tip.

They do often use Glasses guide, but some use another one (can't recall name atm) - but I'd suggest in any case that you ask them to print off the screen showing the valuations to demonstrate how they've arrived at their price. My dealership did this without asking, their openness impressed me.
1 Like #15
Try Glass
#16
Thanks everyone, I'm test driving a gorgeous Polo tomorrow & they'll value my car then. The salesman said that they'll phone around dealers/traders in the area to get some prices & he'll show them to me. I said that I thought they used a book or the internet but he said they use it alongside the quotes he gets.

So we'll see!
1 Like #17
Ok so the story goes...

The salesman said the car was 'good' when he checked it but then valued it at £7600 to which I asked where he got the figure from & he said that's what his manager said after seeing a few scratches on the paintwork.

So the £7600 was £80 below the 'average' price with excellent being £8300 so I expect at least £8K, he came back with £7900 but I managed to get it to a random £7975 so I was happy with that!

Thanks everyone & the info definately came in handy as I took the price info with me. Think the guy was regretting he said it was good as I eventually used that against him!!
#18
Sounds like you did really well Beatrix! Enjoy the new car :)

Edited By: pokerpad on Apr 05, 2011 10:05: sp

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