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my company are selling a 51 plate/2001 V6 4motion

5 door

Indigo blue

cream leather - smells grrrrrreat

arm rest - standard?

climate control

6 cd multi stack

fvagsh and mot

42k miles (was company car after all) [:O]

just needs a valet and new owner

(personally wanted a 3 door - but seems to be growing on me)

how much do you guys think this is worth? - Iam considering putting in an offer but think they may have a reserve up their sleeves....

much appreciated [8)]

(test drove it today - mmmmm reminds me of my MK3 VR6 only more refined and talk bout sh* to a blanket! - damn I want an R32 now Im hooked)
 

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i wish i'd got one with leather but when I saw the 17" tocattas and the votex side skirts and spoiler and the colour. I couldn't say no. And it was a 3 door which was a serious must in my eyes. Let us know what you decide. Good luck.
 

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Things to verify - not many options on these so...

[*]Import or UK car?

[*]Recaros or Sports Seats?

[*]Does it have any of these key options...

-- Xenons

-- Cruise control

-- SatNav

-- Sports Pack (17" Santas and lowered suspension)

And then you can get the most accurate value you see. But if its mint its going to be in the ?12k - ?14k area (+/- depending on the above)
 

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wow thanx guys

woz a bout to hit the sack lol

ok its UK car not import [:D]

no sat nav [:(]

no cruz [:O]

no santas so I presume not lowered either

seats - errmm couldnt see "Recaro" anywhere on them, they are really supportive/comfy with high bolster = just sports seats I guess?

wots your opinion of the mileage/resalibilty (is that word??) [:I]

thinking about offering 11k ish.... unsure
 

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Its worth a lot more than ?11k [:O] so if you can get it for that, nice! I think they would get ?12k at auction, but having said that Ive seen cars go for half their value there as companies just don't care.

Looking at Autotrader, 51 reg examples of similar specification are ?12,995-?14,995. Find out if it has the Recaros - sounds silly but they are a desirable option, ?2,050 when new. Standard leather sports seats are nice too, but the latter will have a little impact on the price. If it has them, probably worth closer to th ?15k mark.

However if you really want the car, at the end of the day its worth what you are willing to pay.

EDIT : Here are Recaros (L) vs Sports Seats (R), courtesy of VW Vortex and R44MS K respectively (hope they don't mind!)

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I'd start at ?10k if its company disposal - bear in mind they are only going to get a low trade in value for it if they don't sell it privately (assuming they can't trade it in directly against another vehicle).
 

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chaps I really appreciate your guidance

wow arent Recaros gorgeous - albeit the car I am looking at has the cream leather sports seats in the picci dated 3/10/03 (damn fine tho)

I guess the main issue was the resale with the mileage being 42k...I know golfs last forever (esp such a massiv lump)

also did I read somewhere that 5 doors are more desirable come sale time?

wheels are in fine nick - just needs a good scrub [^]

anyone wanna buy a 97 T Bar MR2? [;)]

btw V6 4motion got a cam chain or belt? need changing?
 

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Quote: posted by mcs on 16/03/2004 09:20:42

btw V6 4motion got a cam chain or belt? need changing?

Chain driven.

As for the miles, 42k really isnt that bad for a 2001. Let us know what you get it for!
 

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offered them 10k this morning [:I]

was told nah! [:(]

they are after 11k - but am still waiting to see how much MOTs on the bad boy first! [;)]

tight feckers!
 

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I guess it is Chris

the first MOT is due sept 2004...

the steering wheel is slightly off centre (as in misaligned when the wheels are straight) - how much would this cost?

just trying to squeeze as much out of them - but they wont budge..

saying that as the outstanding loan has been paid there is no maintenance cover on the car so wont pay to align the steering wheel... ar$e$

out of curiousity - how much VW mechanical/body work maintenance would remain on this mota?

any major questions i should ask them??? I have checked the service schedule and all is upto date....
 

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The steering wheel alignment sounds like it has either had a knock to one of the front wheels to misalign the tracking, or the tracking has previously been adjusted but they didn't bother to fix the steering wheel in the straight ahead position before they did it. Should only cost around ?20 to have it checked and adjusted at your local tyre specialist, but it would be worth taking a close look at the wheels to see if there is any evidence of an impact that might have caused other suspension damage/misalignment. Even so, I don't think it should be a deal breaker unless the wheel is visually out of alignment (what does the tyre wear look like?)

How up to date is the service history - if it is more than 3 months since the last service I would offer them the 11K on condition that it has at least a dealer oil change service before you take posession, ideally a full annual inspection service so that any likely problems are highlighted.

The standard VW warranty on a car of this age should be 3 years/60000 miles so it should still be covered so long as the service schedule has been adhered to - do you know if the car has been on variable service or extended service (ie every 10K/1 year)?
 

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In fact, it would be worth a call to the local dealer to ask them to check the registration number on their computer!

oops, 500th post.......
 

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Chris

looks like every year/10k miles..... next is due 45800 miles/ or 09/04 (same time as 1st MOT)

been told there are no receipts available for work done as this is all carried out by the fleet company etc (nothing unusual I guess)

dunno why I am being so paranoid really - it was bought new for the Company and basically has been serviced.. (I just like to have loads of evidence of work carried out - oh well, its the stamp that counts)

just been told its due to go to auction and they cant budge on anything...bar stools

I looked round the wheels lastnight, all look ok - think its just a case of the stealers not keeping it straight when doing tracking..!

any issues with having to change all four tyres at once on these cars (like I heard with the Calibra/Cavalier turbos?)

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Quote: posted by mcs on 16/03/2004 12:24:33

just been told its due to go to auction and they cant budge on anything...bar stools

any issues with having to change all four tyres at once on these cars (like I heard with the Calibra/Cavalier turbos?)

Wont budge? Mate ?11k is a steal for this car, buy it! As for the tyres, yes its 4WD so will need to do all 4 tyres at once - or at least within a few weeks of each other
 

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MCS,

Sounds a good buy for ?11K. I would have some concerns though; you mention the car being serviced by a fleet company..why not VW dealer? Doesn't the service book have all the necessary stamps? IMO residuals will be affected if servicing not done by a VW dealer on a car as new as this. Has the haldex oil been changed..isn't this due at 40K??

Matt
 

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sorry matt I was a tad vague...its been done at the dealers (Listers of Stratford Upon Haven if I recall) but all leasing for our cars comes under PHH.

its all good - its Vee Dub stamps throughout

Haldex has already been done too [^]

[:D] just gonna check out the v5 doc tomorrow..then outcomes the cheque book - otherwise some fecking dealer at the auctions will get their grubby mitts on it and slap a ?14.5k sticker on it on the forcourt....

Ive never had five doors! what am I gonna do with em! lol

previous tools :-

several bikes.....

Pug 205 1.9 Gti - fast and built like a soggy bog roll!

MR2 Turbo - uprated wastegate actuator/ecu piggy back chip/air filter/bleed valve and 15psi boost...serious piece of kit! [:(]

Golf 3dr VR6 - mmmmmm

Mitsi FTO GPX Mivec - decent on the bends but 9k redline - no taa

MR2 T Bar non turby - still own and up for sale - posey!

link here http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/detail.asp?i=15934&s=155

will keep you dudes posted! and cheers [:eek:)]
 
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