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  • wrightyson
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    Yes mine is the sport. Bose sound system and all that jazz. It was 3 yrs old mid December so on a 59 plate. It’s worth having a look on the black horse car sales web site in Birmingham as they seem to price very competitively.

    renton
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    Ah ok so its nearly a year older than mine and prefacelift !

    mine isnt 3 until the end of september.

    I take it yours is the 185 bhp engine too?

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    Why not AutoTrader? That’s the first and only place I look for cars and I don’t think I’m unusual in that. I don’t trust eBay and I know I’m not unusual in that 🙂

    renton
    Member

    I will put it on Autotrader but Im away with work from june for a month so wont be able to deal with it etc.

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    I will put it on Autotrader but Im away with work from june for a month so wont be able to deal with it etc.

    Presumably that’s the same wherever you advertise it, no?

    Another interesting tip. I recently sold my car via AutoTrader. Initially I accepted the default advert based on putting the reg into AutoTrader and letting it build up the ad with the right specs. It was a bit bland, so a week later I changed it to be more personable and got an enquiry the same day. The guy had one viewing, gave me a cash deposit and picked it up at the weekend with out even having to negotiate on price.

    renton
    Member

    That’s good to know still tortoise

    wrightyson
    Member

    Yup 185, I didn’t bother with the facelift ad I thought the totally newer shape which is now out would sort of be lost in a couple of years when I come to sell. If I was buying again I’d definitely give you 10k for it as it still has warranty etc etc

    renton
    Member

    Taxed until end of October to!!

    b r
    Member

    I want as close to 10k for it as possible as any less means that Ive lost to much money on it over a year and it just wont be worth me trying to sell it.

    This.

    So at a minimum you’ll loose £4k in 12 months, that’s nearly £80 per week – and you’d have had to earn the best part of £7-8k to cover the loss…

    renton
    Member

    br i paid 13500 for it, not much better I know but it really doesn’t suit our needs now.

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing ! 🙁

    Here’s some advice for you….. Firstly, the car is an excellent car, I’ve driven one and nearly bought one, but, the best way to find out how your car will fare come resale time is to get lease costs on them. The Mazda has suffered an inferiority complex in recent years and they don’t hold a candle to zee Germans in the resale stakes. They did when they came out in 2003, but recently they are neither devoured by fleet of personal users, the lease costs on them being so high is an indicator that they don’t hold value well.

    Secondly, two year old cars are often in no man’s land, they’re not pre reg/ex demo’s with a healthy discount, nor or they three year old ex lease car’s that are in the sub £10K bracket.

    The colour isn’t going in it’s favour, dark blue looks very nice in pearlescent and I’ve had a 2009 Avensis in the near same colour, looks nice when clean but often looks dull and outdated. I’d bet if if was white or black it would have gone by now.

    I would have tried auto trader first, wouldn’t even bother with ebay personally. I’ve had loads of cars over the years and often get bored of them after six months so I’ve learned the hard way too.

    Either keep it for another year or cut your losses. FWIW my 56K 2011 11 Plate 320D M Sport was valued at £9500 by wbac and yesterday I was offered £13K by a BMW dealer. Every car depreciates like a brick, there’s no money in motors anymore.

    Banks don’t dish out £10K loans like they used to and the motor trade now offer balloon payments at the end of a loan, so someone could buy your exact car from a dealer, pay a small monthly payment and in three years hand it back.

    The car market is changing fast, it’s killing personal sales. Good luck

    renton
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    Here’s some advice for you….. Firstly, the car is an excellent car, I’ve driven one and nearly bought one, but, the best way to find out how your car will fare come resale time is to get lease costs on them. The Mazda has suffered an inferiority complex in recent years and they don’t hold a candle to zee Germans in the resale stakes. They did when they came out in 2003, but recently they are neither devoured by fleet of personal users, the lease costs on them being so high is an indicator that they don’t hold value well.

    Secondly, two year old cars are often in no man’s land, they’re not pre reg/ex demo’s with a healthy discount, nor or they three year old ex lease car’s that are in the sub £10K bracket.

    The colour isn’t going in it’s favour, dark blue looks very nice in pearlescent and I’ve had a 2009 Avensis in the near same colour, looks nice when clean but often looks dull and outdated. I’d bet if if was white or black it would have gone by now.

    I would have tried auto trader first, wouldn’t even bother with ebay personally. I’ve had loads of cars over the years and often get bored of them after six months so I’ve learned the hard way too.

    Either keep it for another year or cut your losses. FWIW my 56K 2011 11 Plate 320D M Sport was valued at £9500 by wbac and yesterday I was offered £13K by a BMW dealer. Every car depreciates like a brick, there’s no money in motors anymore.

    Banks don’t dish out £10K loans like they used to and the motor trade now offer balloon payments at the end of a loan, so someone could buy your exact car from a dealer, pay a small monthly payment and in three years hand it back.

    The car market is changing fast, it’s killing personal sales. Good luck

    Cheers for the info matey !!

    Im not bored with the car by any means, in fact I would go as far as saying that its the best car that we have owned so far.

    Its just Ive always had a hankering after a T5 kombi and have finally persuaded the wife that its a good idea too now that the kids are getting that bit older etc.

    I would quite happily keep it another year but by then it will be worth even less and the prices of T5’s dont seems to be dropping at all.

    wrightyson
    Member

    It wouldn’t lose another 3.5 k over the next year I’m almost certain. Might be worth hanging on for another year. As you said great car and great handling. Coming from 8 yrs of imprezas I was pleasantly surprised!

    unfitgeezer
    Member

    please don’t take offence I was looking at one of these and was put off by the reviews about the DPF problems the car had…just a thought…we buy any car is your best bet, no come back etc

    rob2
    Member

    I’d keep it. I think the advice on no-mans land is spot on. Whilst a t5 is nice do you really need it, or is it worth the 8k mentioned above that you’d ‘lost’ on the car in terms of earnings?

    Cars are funny things these days.

    b r
    Member

    Its just Ive always had a hankering after a T5 kombi

    So you don’t actually need to change it. Keep it.

    [brutal]Its a Mazda for over 10k privately. You’d have to be mental.[/brutal]

    renton
    Member

    It was the previous 2.0 engine that had the dpf problems!!

    wrightyson
    Member

    As Renton says re the dpf.. And fwiw I tested all the German ones and for the same money they were, dull, slow and two yrs older.

    renton
    Member

    Just to follow upon this….

    Car sold today for £9800 to the first person who came and looked at it !

    The hunt is on for an Smax now

    cheers all

    Steve

    b r
    Member

    Glad for you that you’ve sold it, but a £3700 loss in one year is pretty impressive – that would have fully paid for my three cars over the last 8 years…

    johndoh
    Member

    Good for you br – you the man.

    Premier Icon njee20
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    The hunt is on for an Smax now

    What about the T5 😕

    iolo
    Member

    Nobody on here cares how much you got for it.
    I sold a tshirt yesterday for 4 pounds.

    renton
    Member

    Why bother posting crap like that ^^^^^^ on here! A lot of people cared when I was getting told I would only get 8k for it!

    There seems to be some right knobs coming on here nowadays! This place has really changed for the old days when there was a proper community feel about the place!

    renton
    Member

    Njee20 the t5 went out the window mate to be honest!

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