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#1 OFFLINE   LJD

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 06:40 PM

2001 VW Golf 1.9 tdi
Excellent service history by Independent VW garage of the year etc . New DMF and clutch etc. Excellent tyres. AC fully serviced. Standard spec. No Chav wheels etc . no rips or tears . 114k miles. Rolling road tuned by a very well respected company . better MPG and MPH ! many Bushes etc replaced. Oil and filters done 2 a year .

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what would be a good trade in value on this ?

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#2 OFFLINE   Dave O'Sullivan

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 04:15 PM

Hi.
Assuming it's a five door, assuming it's not knocked about and assuming it's not In a horrid colour, I would put that at around £1995 retail and around £1300 trade. It depends what you are trading it in against and how desperate they are to do the the deal. These cars generally sell well so you shouldn't have problems moving it on privately if you needed to.
Hope this is of use.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 04:40 PM

it should get about 2500 private if you are lucky

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 05:17 PM

Have you looked here:-

http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/prices/#

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:51 AM

Cheers

Dave. that seems very very low. . I doubt many 5 door Golf tdi's will have the REAL service history this one has. ! The DMF and clutch was only done 6 months ago etc . Its been serviced twice by the Best indi VW garage in the UK (Voted VW magazine etc ) during the last 3 years .

I want about £2k min part exchange ! as i think this will be on the for court 10 mins after i leave for about £2600 .Its ready for sale , the garage will have to do nothing

Parkers dont list this car for free !!

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:12 AM

Cars are v.cheap at the mo' and it is over decade old.......... My partner is trying to sell a 2003 Volvo S80, mint, low miles, 2 owners FSH, new clutch (£600) and can't get £1800 for it! It looks like a limousine, has no faults and is a lovely car to drive or be sat in,just needs outriders to be perfect.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:24 AM

View PostLJD, on 13 March 2012 - 07:51 AM, said:

Cheers

Dave. that seems very very low. . I doubt many 5 door Golf tdi's will have the REAL service history this one has. ! The DMF and clutch was only done 6 months ago etc . Its been serviced twice by the Best indi VW garage in the UK (Voted VW magazine etc ) during the last 3 years .

I want about £2k min part exchange ! as i think this will be on the for court 10 mins after i leave for about £2600 .Its ready for sale , the garage will have to do nothing

Parkers dont list this car for free !!

Thanks

Why don't you just put it for sale on the board here, instead of selling it to us in a roundabout fashion now! And if you don't like the answers, don't ask the questions!

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:46 PM

Cars are worth b*99er all at the moment - I had to fight to get £800 trade in for my '02 Astra 2.2 sri against an '05 Alfa 156 diesel. I was only after £1000 for the Astra - it was easily worth that - but there was absolutely no way I was going to get it (not from a dealer anyway).

I realise that the Astra's a completely different car to your Golf - thirsty petrol engine, high insurance group etc - but what I was offered was still somewhat galling when I'd paid £2500 for it a couple of years before that. The car was in excellent condition with no faults that I was aware of - in my ownership it had been extremely reliable & I'd kept all receipts for work done/parts bought, I'd just fitted a new stainless steel exhaust, it was (probably still is) a fast, comfortable car. It was up on the dealers forecourt for £1500 the next day - dealers are in it to make money (end of!) - & it's a buyers market.

What I should have done - & what you should maybe do? - is hang onto the car & try to sell it privately for the sort of money you think it's worth. You may end up hanging onto it for quite a long time though!

Good luck :)

Edited by pauluspaolo, 13 March 2012 - 01:50 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:20 PM

I think Dave is pretty much on the money, as said older second hand motors are going for buttons at the moment. Have a look in the Autotrader loads of Golfs similar to yours are falling out the pages for around or less than £2k and that's the asking price not the final selling price.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:26 PM

quick autotrader search says about £2400.

Its a 130bhp version. with new bushes clutch and the expensive Dual mass fly wheel
all done by REAL specialists rather than "Jimmy the Greek "

I think these are wanted in todays climate, hits 65mpg all day long on a run. never less than 45 in town . Nice AC and the top of the range parrot ipod,iphone kit etc

Excellent Kuhmo tyres and a "hunter" tracking job 2 a year

I look after the car !!

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:31 PM

View Posttall_tim, on 13 March 2012 - 09:24 AM, said:

View PostLJD, on 13 March 2012 - 07:51 AM, said:

Cheers

Dave. that seems very very low. . I doubt many 5 door Golf tdi's will have the REAL service history this one has. ! The DMF and clutch was only done 6 months ago etc . Its been serviced twice by the Best indi VW garage in the UK (Voted VW magazine etc ) during the last 3 years .

I want about £2k min part exchange ! as i think this will be on the for court 10 mins after i leave for about £2600 .Its ready for sale , the garage will have to do nothing

Parkers dont list this car for free !!

Thanks

Why don't you just put it for sale on the board here, instead of selling it to us in a roundabout fashion now! And if you don't like the answers, don't ask the questions!

(apologies - bad mood today!)
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try a more comfortable sanitary towel ..... :D

#12 OFFLINE   tixntox

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:33 PM

Selling a "loved" car is always a wrench. I've had the odd teary eye recently as, due to family problems, we had to have a vehicular shake up. I'm afraid that it's a bite the bullet situation that we will all find ourselves in at some time. Best of luck with your trade.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:12 PM

View PostLJD, on 13 March 2012 - 09:26 PM, said:

quick autotrader search says about £2400.

Its a 130bhp version. with new bushes clutch and the expensive Dual mass fly wheel
all done by REAL specialists rather than "Jimmy the Greek "

I think these are wanted in todays climate, hits 65mpg all day long on a run. never less than 45 in town . Nice AC and the top of the range parrot ipod,iphone kit etc

Excellent Kuhmo tyres and a "hunter" tracking job 2 a year

I look after the car !!

In an older car such as yours it probably doesn't matter, selling on the value of the work done and the better quality parts is marginal, sure there ate some asking over £2k but guess which ones will get sold first. You may be lucky and find a mug who will pay over the odds but I suspect they are few and fat between theses days.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:09 PM

If you go on to Network Q site and look in the 'Buying from NetworkQ' section and at the top of the page below the main header is a 'Value your Car' section which will give trade in and sell prices.
Agree with Bond that work done on the car will not add to the value. Sad but true.

Edited by Alas, 13 March 2012 - 11:09 PM.


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:36 PM

Looks like £1800 is going to the max according to a few traders.

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