Passat estate sale?
http://www.vauxhall.co.uk/vaux/pages/global/valueMyCar/valueMyCarPopup.jsp for trade-in values, which is what most car dealers will use and usually more realistic (read: pessimistic) than Parkers.
As you rightly say, some people get far too optimistic when selling privately and th spend hundreds advertising it with no interest. That said, cars of that sort of age are best judged on condition and something with full service history, evidence of any big jobs (like clutch) recently done, fresh tyres, new MOT, etc will help fetch more. Don't get carried away though on price or no-one will come to look at it, and don't think you can fetch the same price as a dealer – if people buy from them they have more rights than from a private seller, which is always worth a bit.
If you can afford it though, scrappage scheme would get you 2k off something new with no hassle at all.Posted 8 years ago
For starters I apologise for such a boring post…! Anyway I’ve got a 2000 1.8 petrol Passat estate that I am thinking of upgrading to something diesel, probably an Octavia estate if I can find one (for the record it has just has FSH and has just been serviced with 2 new tyres fitted etc… and has been well looked after with 95k on the clock).
According to Parkers the car is worth £1,200 in a private sale and £1k traded in which does seem low for a pretty decent car with electric everything etc… However a quick look on autotrader and there’s similar cars on there for £1,500+ and some over £2k from private sellers. I am assuming that they may never sell these cars for anything like what they are asking but nearly double the Parkers price seems way off.
However apart from trying my luck on the classifieds on here I’m not sure I want the hassle of trying to sell privately as have heard some horror stories of people just being plagued by scammers etc… Therefore anyone know a real world price I can expect to get for it from both a trade in or private sale?
Thanks in advance.Posted 8 years ago
Colwyn, £1200 sounds ok. I have a doggy diesel from 1999 that I am hoping to get 750 at most for.Posted 8 years ago
Some people I have spoken to say that p/x is a waste of time anyway since it reduces your strength as a cash buyer and with the deals people were talking about on here just the other day been a cash buyer on your next car is probably your best chance.
Good luck with your sale, they really are fantastic cars; mines taken me to the alps twice.JonEdwardsMember
Similar issue – 99 Tdi 110 estate with 183k on it. Looking to change it, but it's "worth" next to naff all, despite the fact that it's a solid runner, reliable, full history/receipts etc and in jolly good condition. (done the alps twice this summer)
Much as I'd like a new toy, I may just hang on to it. Spening £8-10k on a newer car isn't actuially going to get me something substantially "better".Posted 8 years agojukeboxsMember
I have a 2000 Passat PD115 with 94k on the clock, which I was thinking of trading in for a new car (520d, A6 or E220d) but, from the look of the mileages quoted above, it looks like it will keep going for a while yet! No mechanical problems or rust. I looked up Parkers and I think was quoted £2k for a trade-in value. So, your figure looks comparable with this. The cost of a new car compared with keeping an old car which is running perfectly well really does make me think twice (and reconsider).Posted 8 years agoAusMember
For what it's worth, we sold our Passat 2.0L SE petol estate, 2002, 56K, really nice condition, FSH, t&t, great car for £2.4K on ebay yesterday having had v v ltd interest when asking £2.5K in the ads. Like you we saw loads in Autotrader with a similar spec for £3-4K. despite being a bit disappointed with the final price (it seems not a lot for a lot of car!), I guess the market place dictated the actual value. And the first time I've ever ebay'd a car, and it worked a treat.
Good luck with yoursPosted 8 years ago
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