posted by golfv64mo on 20/12/2004 08:04:45
posted by evilhomer on 20/12/2004 04:34:08
I second that matey, I'm sorry buddy but don't be convinced that us 4motion owners are commanding high sums for our cars (However good they are!!). 8 - 9 k privately will get you quite a number of decent high spec motors now.
Sure, there's the few 'good deals' out there, like Andymac has picked up, but you will be hard pressed to find a good condition 4mo with less than 60k on the clock for less than ?10k. Have a look on Autotrader, or even on eBay if you don't believe me. The facts speak for themselves. Go to a VW dealer, and for pretty much any V6 4Mo, high milers included, and you'll not get much change out of ?11k.
And I have lost nore than some!!! (I paid 14K for mine about 18 months ago... admittedly from a stealer but the warranty has been worth its weight in gold!!) If I'd have been looking privately at the time a similar car would have cost me 13K so in essence they have dropped 3-4K in 18months. Tis about right considering R32 had hit full swing, and Mk5 was making itself known...
Oh, I know that feeling! I bought mine 12 months ago for ?13k from a stealers. I imagine mine is probably worth around ?10.5k now (X-plate, 36k miles). A drop of ?2.5k in 12 months isn't nice.
A search on autotrader gave 24 cars out of 115 under ?9995... the lowest of which was an indigo blue with recaro leather for ?7950. (A bargain if you ask me... its done 79K) Everyone of those you will take home for less than 9K
I appreciate what your saying mate, but don't forget it's only worth what someone will pay. I tried advertising mine 6months ago, when I was considering an R32. A month mate, and not one call... I had put it in for ?10,250. A Y plate 60K motor, with Full main dealer SH leather etc. Not one call... It's definitely a buyers market. I'm glad it didn't sell now, tho!![