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Trade Old Car In Or Sell Ourselves/at Auction ?

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Manufacturer: VOLKSWAGEN

Model: GOLF DIESEL HATCHBACK 1.9 S TDI 3dr [AC]

Model Year: (2004 - 2008 Model)

Colour: BLACK

Transmission: Manual

Engine Size: 1896cc

First Registered: October 2007

28,500 miles

girlfriend is upgrading her car ( i think she should wait for the double dip etc etc but its her money so she does what she likes etc etc ! )

anyway getting a pre reg new golf , 19 miles on clock , over £2k off list price , before VAT increase and avoids 3-4 month wait

however dealer is offering £7k for a trade in of the above golf which is in great condition

question - should we do the trade in or sell ourselves privately/at auction?

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Manufacturer: VOLKSWAGEN

Model: GOLF DIESEL HATCHBACK 1.9 S TDI 3dr [AC]

Model Year: (2004 - 2008 Model)

Colour: BLACK

Transmission: Manual

Engine Size: 1896cc

First Registered: October 2007

28,500 miles

girlfriend is upgrading her car ( i think she should wait for the double dip etc etc but its her money so she does what she likes etc etc ! )

anyway getting a pre reg new golf , 19 miles on clock , over £2k off list price , before VAT increase and avoids 3-4 month wait

however dealer is offering £7k for a trade in of the above golf which is in great condition

question - should we do the trade in or sell ourselves privately/at auction?

I'll give you a grand for it.

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I've always done very well with autotrader. Have also sold a golf, Corolla and most recently my Skoda fabia. As long as you put a realistic price on, it will sell. I sold my skoda within 24 hours.

Expect a lower price at auctions. People won't pay the same there as what they would through autotrader.

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For your car the £7 trade-in seems low. I like to use Parkers to get an idea:

http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/used-prices/Valuation.aspx?deriv=28883&plate=85#amount=10000&years=3

But also check other prices of similar cars in Autotrader, Motors.co.uk etc. as sometime Parkers is a bit off.

But I would have thought it would be easy to sell your car privately (assuming it's in good condition with full history). Mainly because:

- It's a VW (Golf)

- Diesel (Cheap to run & insure & tax)

- Not a daft colour

Only minus is it's basic spec, but at least it's got A/C.

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Part exchange is £7,900 so a low offer from the dealer.

3 different dealers have offered £7k, infact the first 2 offered £7k and list price and no lower on a new golf.

infact it will be list price + £400 as VAT will be up by the time it arrives.

im based in belfast . not sure if that affects things.

based on her model etc and her mileage , age etc cheapest comparable on autotrader is £8700.

id be tempted to put it for sale now privately at £7750

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yeah im based in belfast . not sure if that affects things.

based on her model etc and her mileage , age etc cheapest comparable on autotrader is £8700.

id be tempted to put it for sale now privately at £7750

How much is the new one? How much did the one yo have now cost?

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How much is the new one? How much did the one yo have now cost?

she paid £15k new in october 07

the new golf is also 15k (list price on a new golf is £17k)

( i know wtf - but she not listen )

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she paid £15k new in october 07

the new golf is also 15k (list price on a new golf is £17k)

( i know wtf - but she not listen )

So let's say you decline my offer of £1000 and get £7500 for it. She's done £22,500 capital layout on cars since October 2007.

I built this 2200 sq.ft house for around that. It ain't some shack either.

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So let's say you decline my offer of £1000 and get £7500 for it. She's done £22,500 capital layout on cars since October 2007.

I built this 2200 sq.ft house for around that. It ain't some shack either.

i have that figure in my head as well.

like i said its her money.

i dont even run a car as im a 20 min walk from my work so i just use hers . she pays for it so im informed its hers (whereas the rent/bills/holidays i pay for are ours !!)

the problemo is she is a woman and you and i are not

although i guess i cant talk i wanted her to get a scirroco !

£22.5 k for a 2200 sq ft house

you should of just treated yourself to 2250 days here!

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g293922-d582986-Reviews-Dreams_Hotel-Dalat.html

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i have that figure in my head as well.

like i said its her money.

i dont even run a car as im a 20 min walk from my work so i just use hers . she pays for it so im informed its hers (whereas the rent/bills/holidays i pay for are ours !!)

the problemo is she is a woman and you and i are not

although i guess i cant talk i wanted her to get a scirroco !

£22.5 k for a 2200 sq ft house

you should of just treated yourself to 2250 days here!

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Tourism-g293922-Dalat-Vacations.html

Good idea!

Scirroco

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and I feel incredibly bad/stupid for trading in a very broken 8 year old car for a 1 year old car.

At that rate it is almost worth leading, a golf over 3 years costs £11,193 (£287.86 a month + 3x)

http://www.lingscars...tract-hire.html

Why not get an audi A1 instead, or a Scirocco?

http://www.lingscars...lease-cars.html

Golf's seem to hold their value moderately well, compared to other motors. A friend of mine paid nearly £3.5k three years ago for his S Plate Golf. I'd thought he was mad. I got my 51 plate Alfa 156 for only 500 quid more at roughly the same time.. I'd personally not spend more than 3 or 4k on an average car, unless it was something I really wanted (I was tempted to get a Seat Leon Cupra, but they were out of my pay range at the time).

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Have you seen what "we buy any car" will offer?

I checked some of our repmobile type cars and they were certainly offering way more than auction would likely realise.

Private sale would probably be more likely to achieve a premium for what is a pretty low mileage. Have to say whenever I've tried to dispose of any type of vehicle by autotrader/ebay etc. it's always been too much hassle with tyre kickers/test pilots.

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