High mileage cars for sale

High mileage cars for sale

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matt21

3,588 posts

152 months

Tuesday 12th November
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Dapster said:
Darinz said:
C7 JFW said:
That S63 has spent its life doing exactly what it was built for.

Love to see cars like that being used for masses of miles. I bet it's in fine fettle too.
Totally agree, it's glorious just imagining Herr Businessman clocking up those KMs :P

And of course it is completely de-badged as well, perfect.
If i can read the readout correctly, it has averaged 16mpg (14l/100km) over the last 85,000 km!!!!

That’s actually 20.3mpg but still huge amounts of fuel!

ATM

10,073 posts

167 months

Tuesday 12th November
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matt21 said:
Dapster said:
Darinz said:
C7 JFW said:
That S63 has spent its life doing exactly what it was built for.

Love to see cars like that being used for masses of miles. I bet it's in fine fettle too.
Totally agree, it's glorious just imagining Herr Businessman clocking up those KMs :P

And of course it is completely de-badged as well, perfect.
If i can read the readout correctly, it has averaged 16mpg (14l/100km) over the last 85,000 km!!!!

That’s actually 20.3mpg but still huge amounts of fuel!
That's mathematically 25% better.

Dapster

3,325 posts

128 months

Tuesday 12th November
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matt21 said:
That’s actually 20.3mpg but still huge amounts of fuel!
You're right - I Googled it but didn't notice it was US gals. Still, that's £50k worth of fuel in nearly 200,000 miles! Add that to the £80k - £90k depreciation and possibly 2 years of running outside of warranty! Not for the faint hearted but what a way to travel!

talksthetorque

6,759 posts

83 months

Tuesday 12th November
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Guy where I was working today has a CL600 V12
Looked suitably stately and according to the last MOT ( I’m a nosey bd)it has covered 179000 miles. Not a massive amount but like others have said a glorious way to do it.

bolidemichael

1,534 posts

149 months

Tuesday 12th November
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talksthetorque said:
Guy where I was working today has a CL600 V12
Looked suitably stately and according to the last MOT ( I’m a nosey bd)it has covered 179000 miles. Not a massive amount but like others have said a glorious way to do it.
You're no more a nosey bd than any other car enthusiast! I'm on MOT check all of the time...

Krikkit

16,790 posts

129 months

Tuesday 12th November
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Dapster said:
If i can read the readout correctly, it has averaged 16mpg (14l/100km) over the last 85,000 km!!!!

Definitely been used as an autobahn express then, that's absolutely awesome.

ZiggyNiva

915 posts

134 months

Wednesday 13th November
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Toaster Pilot

12,141 posts

106 months

Wednesday 13th November
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ZiggyNiva said:
No way is that i40 worth that money imo especially since it’s had it’s first MOT.

bluezedd

507 posts

30 months

Wednesday 13th November
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Toaster Pilot said:
No way is that i40 worth that money imo especially since it’s had it’s first MOT.
I agree, that's crazy money to be spending on a car of that milage, especially from somewhere that doesn't know how to take a photo, or even know what car they are selling.

ATM

10,073 posts

167 months

Wednesday 13th November
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bluezedd said:
Toaster Pilot said:
No way is that i40 worth that money imo especially since it’s had it’s first MOT.
I agree, that's crazy money to be spending on a car of that milage, especially from somewhere that doesn't know how to take a photo, or even know what car they are selling.
The famous cars with no reserve in Reading. They simply buy at auction and shift in high volumes. They always have 100 cars in motion which must he hard work to keep track of. They photograph them before they have even bought them and sometimes list them on ebay before they own them too. Some sell straight away and some take a few goes. Its an interesting business model. They also currently have this ending in 18 hours.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293320434222



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andharri

55 posts

106 months

Wednesday 13th November
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ZiggyNiva said:
Such welcoming adverts aren't they!

Phil Dicky

5,862 posts

211 months

Wednesday 13th November
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andharri said:
ZiggyNiva said:
Such welcoming adverts aren't they!
Couldn't even be arsed to take photos back at his place...the van is still in BCA waiting to go throughsmile

Aiminghigh123

288 posts

17 months

Wednesday 13th November
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Not crazy high compared to some but for a petrol 2.0. Be amazing if it’s still on original turbo.

Saab 9-3 aero 278k miles

https://www.gumtree.com/p/saab/saab-9-3-aero-turbo...

wjwren

2,803 posts

83 months

Wednesday 13th November
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Has anyone purchased from carswith no res? I guess it is no different to buying from an auction itself. There is never any mention of the mechanical defects or anything else etc. This wouldnt be a problem if they were down the road but im 2 hours away from them so bit of a fker if you drove all that way.

swampy442

122 posts

159 months

Wednesday 13th November
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Toaster Pilot said:
ZiggyNiva said:
No way is that i40 worth that money imo especially since it’s had it’s first MOT.
Well it's on bids so it'll reach its true value, unless theres hooky bidding going on...

Earthdweller

3,371 posts

74 months

Wednesday 13th November
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wjwren said:
Has anyone purchased from carswith no res? I guess it is no different to buying from an auction itself. There is never any mention of the mechanical defects or anything else etc. This wouldnt be a problem if they were down the road but im 2 hours away from them so bit of a fker if you drove all that way.
Have a search on the inter web .. sterling cars laugh


rallycross

10,466 posts

185 months

Wednesday 13th November
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wjwren said:
Has anyone purchased from carswith no res? I guess it is no different to buying from an auction itself. ay.
I have and as per above the cars are listed before being collected from bca, they have all the cheap scruffy cars that no one wants plus a few decent ones.

After winning you turn up and check the car over as they don’t know anything about the cars so you need to give it a good check.
If is not one for you then you can walk away and if there are genuine things wrong they will agree some money off.

They have a huge turn over of scruffy cars so there are loads of people buying them, they are generally low priced but for good reason.



bolidemichael

1,534 posts

149 months

Wednesday 13th November
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Aiminghigh123 said:
Not crazy high compared to some but for a petrol 2.0. Be amazing if it’s still on original turbo.

Saab 9-3 aero 278k miles

https://www.gumtree.com/p/saab/saab-9-3-aero-turbo...
That's worth a punt!

ATM

10,073 posts

167 months

Wednesday 13th November
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rallycross said:
wjwren said:
Has anyone purchased from carswith no res? I guess it is no different to buying from an auction itself. ay.
I have and as per above the cars are listed before being collected from bca, they have all the cheap scruffy cars that no one wants plus a few decent ones.

After winning you turn up and check the car over as they don’t know anything about the cars so you need to give it a good check.
If is not one for you then you can walk away and if there are genuine things wrong they will agree some money off.

They have a huge turn over of scruffy cars so there are loads of people buying them, they are generally low priced but for good reason.
Yes I bought a car from them. You need to collect from Reading during business hours which was ok for me then but wouldn't be now. Its better than buying at auction - although I have not bought from auction since 1997 - because you dont have to be there and as explained once you win then you can go and have a look and if its not good or not for you then walk away. Also if you buy at auction now you pay a lot of fees as a private individual where as they dont. I didn't know you could haggle after winning - that seems a dangerous practice if you ask me.

They do just buy from auction. Some dealers have to send all the part ex cars to auction to prevent fiddling and dodgy dealing by their staff so dont presume the cars are all sheet. Generally these people buy the cars at the cheaper end of book price so I presume they will be bidding on virtually every car when bidding is low and then probably stop if there are genuinely interested buyers at the auction. Therefore they scoop up the unwanted, scary, tatty or whatever stuff. They had a DB9 a few months ago.

wjwren

2,803 posts

83 months

Wednesday 13th November
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They seem to buy a lot of range rovers. Some of them are a bit stty