Seriously Overpriced Cars

Seriously Overpriced Cars

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Geesus

118 posts

60 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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Spanglepants said:
Mercedes G Wagen
Spot on, I'd love to own one but even 10 year old models are crazily priced.

MarkRSi

5,782 posts

165 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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CMYKguru said:
Dalto123 said:
i've read these handle like a shopping trolley
Aren't they based upon a (K11?) Micra? tongue out

wongthecorrupter

2,147 posts

118 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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I love Integrale's , have owned one. I can't understand why they are so expensive. They are never selling at the prices they are up at

JonRB

61,820 posts

219 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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MarkRSi said:
Aren't they based upon a (K11?) Micra? tongue out
Yup. yes

(Well, a Micra anyway. I don't know if K11 or not)

Ali_T

3,365 posts

204 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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wongthecorrupter said:
I love Integrale's , have owned one. I can't understand why they are so expensive. They are never selling at the prices they are up at
Late midel special editions going for £65k especially. It still has all the flaws of any 70s/'80s Italian car, no matter when it was registered.

hman

7,324 posts

141 months

Saturday 20th December 2014
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Any Audi, I remember when they were a quality car without a premium car price tag- fashion has changed this and I am waiting for the day when they become realistic again.

TheProfessor

158 posts

92 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!
Are they running an S.O.R business I wonder, and their percentage puts a hefty price tag on their stock???


CMYKguru

Original Poster:

3,017 posts

122 months

Sunday 21st December 2014
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un1corn

1,950 posts

84 months

Sunday 21st December 2014
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St John Smythe said:
Anyway, if you bought that 15k gt, what do you think you'd be able to realistically sell it for privately the day after?
Go and chuck 60 grand at an M5 and ask yourself the same question.

sooty61

482 posts

118 months

Sunday 21st December 2014
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Anything over £500 for an old style Fiat 500 is too much. They are called 500 for a reason...

Edited by sooty61 on Sunday 21st December 23:37

Northernchimp

1,282 posts

79 months

Sunday 21st December 2014
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These people are jokers, this is easily their biggest piss take yet...

http://www.4starclassics.com/vw-scirocco-storm-for...

Al U

1,608 posts

78 months

Monday 22nd December 2014
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Northernchimp said:
These people are jokers, this is easily their biggest piss take yet...

http://www.4starclassics.com/vw-scirocco-storm-for...
I have to agree with you. I don't know why they think that detailing a car and taking some professional photos in a white room triples or in some cases quadruples a car's value. They seem to turn over cars quickly though so they are certainly good at finding idiots and their money.

Escy

1,963 posts

96 months

Monday 22nd December 2014
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The bottom of the front wing doesn't look all that solid and is that rust on the sill?


4star is an interesting company, nothing the advertise is remotely sensible price wise yet they seem to turn over stock quite quickly. I wonder if there is a cachet with buying a car from them?

It seems a similar thing with Munich Legends for BMW's.

Negative Creep

20,841 posts

174 months

Monday 22nd December 2014
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AE86 Corollas. I'm sure they're great to drive, but at the end of the day it's still just a mildly quick Corolla

shoehorn

686 posts

90 months

Monday 22nd December 2014
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CMYKguru said:
i've read these handle like a shopping trolley
It would take some pretty serious money to get one to handle that well.

Escy

1,963 posts

96 months

Monday 22nd December 2014
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Negative Creep said:
AE86 Corollas. I'm sure they're great to drive, but at the end of the day it's still just a mildly quick Corolla
I've got one, think they can justify the money they go for. They aren't that expensive really, usually about 6-8k. When you consider they are early to mid 80's, they are the same sort of money as their contemporaries and a lot better to drive than most. A Series 1 Escort RS Turbo is about the same money, MK1 Golf GTI's aren't far behind, a nice E30 325i sport is the same sort money.

The AE86 flew up in price quickly around 2007 but the market has been stagnant since, maybe even dipping slightly while similar cars have now appreciated to the same sort of levels. Back then they were expensive, now they are about right.

PomBstard

3,541 posts

189 months

Monday 22nd December 2014
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1878 said:
Everything at 4 star in Hampshire?
Antipodean cousins...

http://www.classicthrottleshop.com/classics.htm

Some very lovely stuff, and occasionally something reasonably priced, but usually a bit over the top. Current fave is an E28 M5 for AU$130k - that's now down from AU$140k. And a Mk2 RS2000 for AU$80k. Halve the numbers to roughtly get GBP.

St John Smythe

6,003 posts

164 months

Monday 22nd December 2014
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un1corn said:
St John Smythe said:
Anyway, if you bought that 15k gt, what do you think you'd be able to realistically sell it for privately the day after?
Go and chuck 60 grand at an M5 and ask yourself the same question.
That's new vs used though?

nicolelh

69 posts

66 months

Monday 22nd December 2014
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Agree with the R34 GTR, beautiful car but seen some go for crazy money...
not the same car I know, but the GTT's only go for about £9k fresh import! huge price difference

B.J.W

5,111 posts

162 months

Monday 22nd December 2014
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4 Star Classics are interesting. Apparently overinflated prices, but their stock turns round pretty quickly.

Like everything - it's only worth as much as someone is prepared to pay for it, and if someone is prepared to pay £35,000 for an E28 M5 then is it actually overpriced? For me, a car is overpriced when it sits on a website/forecourt and doesn't shift. 4 Star do not seem to have this issue - my guess is that they positioned themselves nicely ahead of the inevitable price hikes with 80's motors as people of my age (and with some disposable income to splash on a toy) look to re-live their childhood.

As it happens, 4 Star's M5 E28's are overpriced, but only because I can't afford to buy one.... wink