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We have spent the weekend looking about to replace our Discovery.

Decided against an MPV and want an estate, will use a roof box for extra space when we need it.

Looked a Skoda Octavia, first impressiosn were good but then the way the salesman worked started to get irritating, wouldn't tell us what they'd give for our Disco/ price of octavia etc until we showed a commitment to buy! Anyway test drove it.... have to say it aint no VW build quality wise, this was a 2000 with 61k miles. Felt cheap and flat, shame for what is supposed to be the top of the range.

Couldn't get comfy in the seats at all, even in a brand new one so that was out the window.

Looked at a 1.8T Passat at a VAG main dealer, 01/y plate 32k miles for 10495, good price I thought. Liked the car alot, all our stuff fitted no probs. Chap got us a price for the Disco.... 5300!!!

Err no thanks then. It's a 96 Disco TDI ES, 94k miles. Apparantley trade for it is 6900 but after adjustments for mileage its 5300.. Av miles for a 96 is 72k so he said....hmmm

The same dealer would then put it on his forecourt for 9k+.. that's just taking the urine.

Think we are gonna have to sell privately and see if we can get a bit more, I reckon it's worth at least 7.5..

frustrating weekend....

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Skoda was an Octavia 2.0 Elegance estate. It was either 7995 or 8995 the sales block was unsure/cagey... Overpriced which ever it was. I think he was trying to make it think we were getting a good deal but paying way over for the new car..

Car just didn't feel good to me.

May have to speak to a specialist and see what they say, hadn't thought of that.

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It was Testwood in So'ton.

Peter Cooper haven't got anything we want at the moment. I think the problem comes from the fact they use someone else to buy the Disco from them as part of the p/ex.. it's that person taking the **** I suspect.

Is expecting 7k trade in from our Disco too much to ask? Am I being over optimistic?

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You should be able to get an 18T engined Octavia Laurin&Klement for that (9K) poss even PD110, and it is very well specced for the money, climate/leather alloys etc on a private sale. Or what about an octavia 4X4 18T? 6.5K trade seems right for the Disco as they are so easy to sell, if private sale advertise for 8K
 

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The price for the Disco dont sound that bad ![B)] Sorry ! I will look tomorrow for you if you want ! I'll take a look at G.G
 

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Part ex prices always make me feel like that! We have been looking at trading my wife's 2002 (51) reg Jeep Cherokee Sport CRD (30k miles, full Jeep service history). Dealers won't give you a price without seeing it - then ring a dealer up (not our sort of car sir) who values it blind. Book says £13.5k, nobody has offered more than £12k against a new car!

But Jeep dealer has offered £14k against a Voyager....

Disco prices are very soft now - lots of real old sheds around which is bringing down price of good ones. And they are frighteningly expensive to run - so not as easy to shift any more!
 

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Cage i've got March's Glass's Guide in front of me which is the car traders valuing book, it says Discovery 2.5 Diesel S/W 5d (120BHP) Tdi ES (not sure if your car is a 96 N or P so)

96 N reg with 73000 miles books trade £6900 retail £9100 then adjust miles it says to take £525 of trade value

96 P reg with 70000 miles books trade £7500 retail £9750 then adjust miles it says to take £725 of trade value

Your car is only worth trade money if your car has full service history & doesn't need work doing to it.

Cage hope this is of some help to you!
 

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Cheers mate,

Ours is a 96N..

So the salesman saying adjusting for mileage takes 1600 quid off may have been a bit excessive then!

It has a stamped service book to 76k then receipts for the parts of the next 2 services, Guess that probably doesn't count though [:(] It doesn't need any work doing at all mind.

Cheers for the info, knowing that sort of info stops us getting fleeced too much!

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Quote: posted by dannyboy on 20/04/2004 23:43:51

Cage i've got March's Glass's Guide in front of me which is the car traders valuing book, it says Discovery 2.5 Diesel S/W 5d (120BHP) Tdi ES (not sure if your car is a 96 N or P so)

96 N reg with 73000 miles books trade £6900 retail £9100 then adjust miles it says to take £525 of trade value

96 P reg with 70000 miles books trade £7500 retail £9750 then adjust miles it says to take £725 of trade value

Your car is only worth trade money if your car has full service history & doesn't need work doing to it.

Cage hope this is of some help to you!

Scott,

Sorry didnt get figures yesterday, but I was not in the office.Dannyboy has got it spot on. I think you should be looking to get £5700 ish !
 

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The Glasses guide is just that - a guide.

The car is only worth waht the dealer will pay for it. I just traded in a 330d Sport with a Glasses (Trade version) guide of £20,350 but the most I could get anywhere was £17200 and that was against another BM.

Mini dealer offered me £20,000 for my TTR when the book price is £23,500 and then BMW dealer offered £23,00 straight buy! It depends on what demand they have for a certain model at that time and how many are available within the country - gutting all the same.
 

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trading in prices on cars also depends on if that car is a book money car or not some models are not making book money in auctions so traders will no this & adjust the trading in car price with that. Another facture is how much profit the car you are wanting to buy they might give more for your car just to get a deal out of you.
 

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It's 8 years old with nearly 100K on the clock, I can't see it going on any forecourt for 9K.

I say take the money and run!
 

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Irish,

Have a look on Autotrader... they can command high money even with big miles, Ours is low compared to many. And it is in very good condition.

One local to us:

1996 LAND ROVER Discovery 2.5TD ES (7 seat) 300Tdi

5 Doors, Manual 5 speed, Estate, Diesel, 96,000 miles, Green Metallic. 4WD, 7 Seats, ABS, Air-Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, CD Player, Electric Mirrors, Electric Seats, Electric Sunroof, Electric Windows, Front Fog Lights, Leather Upholstery, Passenger Air Bag, Power-Assisted Steering, Radio Cassette, Rear Head Rests, Rear Wash/Wipe, Remote Central Locking, Roof Rails, Traction Control System, Turbo Charged Diesel Engine. Many extras, Very Nice Condition Throughout £9,450

Can you believe people paid 30k new for these...

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I presume that's a private job?

Best thing to do so is try that and go to dealer with cash. Pain in the *** but seems like the only way you're going to get near what you want.
 
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