Seriously Overpriced Cars

Seriously Overpriced Cars

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babo456

65 posts

65 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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Any car for sale in Aberdeen.....

MGZRod

7,013 posts

123 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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babo456 said:
Any car for sale in Aberdeen.....
You can apply that to anything here buddy, not just cars smile

Personally, R34 GTR's. They are awesome cars but at least £23,000+ for one, on the way up, too.

S15 silvias. Pretty, but as it was sold here they are all imports. £6,000+ more expensive than the S14/a that it followed, with a different body shape, gearbox and diff and a ball bearing turbo.

dench

42 posts

60 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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99% of used cars in the USA. E36 M3s between $25k-$30k.

I'll try get some links.

e600

919 posts

99 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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Jaguar e types, especially S1 roadsters. £175k, really, and not even flat floor outside bonnet locking 3.8l. Get real everyone.

dench

42 posts

60 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledet...

Right here we go chaps, $85,000 for an e36 M3 (north am spec so just a bored out M52, 2.8)

Funkycoldribena

7,379 posts

101 months

Fast Bug

7,505 posts

108 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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Dalto123 said:
Crikey! I used to pay £2000-2500 for these fresh off the boat and SVA'd!

Axionknight

8,410 posts

82 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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babo456 said:
Any car for sale in Aberdeen.....
Too true - I come from Huddersfield originally and still do my car buying down that way, the dealers seem far more flexible with their deals etc too.

itcaptainslow

2,427 posts

83 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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Funkycoldribena said:
The Celestial Blue ZS they have, while nice, is ridiculously overpriced and has been for sale for years! As has most of their stock...makes me wonder how they make money.

Shame as if the prices for the low mileage MGR stuff were more reasonable I'd be tempted to go take a look...

Edited by itcaptainslow on Saturday 20th December 07:53

Muddle238

1,479 posts

60 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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Land Rover Defender.

The basic price of a basic Defender is huge, when you think what you [don't] get as standard. Likewise used ones hold their value well, even a 10yo 100k plus Defender 110 SW is likely to set you back at least £10k..

You're really buying the heritage and capability rather than comfort or refinement and toys.

Devil2575

13,400 posts

135 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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CarlT said:
The market will dictate what any car is worth. Split Screen VW buses are up near £100k for a perfect example. Are they worth that - they must be if someone is willing Ito pay it...
This. If someone is willing to pay it then I'm not sure how anyone can declare it overpriced.

St John Smythe

6,003 posts

164 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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briang9 said:
1878 said:
Everything at 4 star in Hampshire?
yep, seems a good betthumbup
It's amazing how that business works. Those guys must be laughing all the way to the bank. You could buy any car from there and probably struggle to sell it for even half the price on the private market!

coppice

5,551 posts

91 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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Anything with Steve McbloodyQueen provenance.$984,000 for his Le Mans racesuit FFS.

un1corn

1,950 posts

84 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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St John Smythe said:
briang9 said:
1878 said:
Everything at 4 star in Hampshire?
yep, seems a good betthumbup
It's amazing how that business works. Those guys must be laughing all the way to the bank. You could buy any car from there and probably struggle to sell it for even half the price on the private market!
£15k for a Renault 5GT with 50k on the clock sounds reasonable, as does £17k for a 1960 Austin van with 42k on the clock.

People will pay that same money these days for a 5 year old diesel A4 with 120k on the clock.

Grandfondo

10,378 posts

153 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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MGZRod said:
babo456 said:
Any car for sale in Aberdeen.....
You can apply that to anything here buddy, not just cars smile

Personally, R34 GTR's. They are awesome cars but at least £23,000+ for one, on the way up, too.

S15 silvias. Pretty, but as it was sold here they are all imports. £6,000+ more expensive than the S14/a that it followed, with a different body shape, gearbox and diff and a ball bearing turbo.
Prices might start to soften a bit now! wink

percymk4

365 posts

133 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/p...

Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI (1974)

£224,995.

I'm not a Porsche expert by any means, and I accept it's a special edition and whatnot, but that still seems like an incredible amount of money for this.

JonRB

61,947 posts

219 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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mrf said:
Toyota Hiluxes....even early 90s, fit only for the scrapper, badly rotten, with no MOT examples are being priced at north of £1000-£1500....madness....
Yes, but they're indestructible don't you know. wink

JonRB

61,947 posts

219 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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I'd go as far as to say the TVR Sagaris has found its level, price-wise. As an owner I'm obviously not complaining, but they currently change hands for more than they were new.

Spanglepants

1,555 posts

84 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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Mercedes G Wagen

St John Smythe

6,003 posts

164 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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un1corn said:
St John Smythe said:
briang9 said:
1878 said:
Everything at 4 star in Hampshire?
yep, seems a good betthumbup
It's amazing how that business works. Those guys must be laughing all the way to the bank. You could buy any car from there and probably struggle to sell it for even half the price on the private market!
£15k for a Renault 5GT with 50k on the clock sounds reasonable, as does £17k for a 1960 Austin van with 42k on the clock.

People will pay that same money these days for a 5 year old diesel A4 with 120k on the clock.
I'd hazard a guess that you'd be buying a 15k Audi for a slightly different reason to a specialist 15k gt turbo. Anyway, if you bought that 15k gt, what do you think you'd be able to realistically sell it for privately the day after?