Seriously Overpriced Cars

Seriously Overpriced Cars

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irish boy

2,464 posts

183 months

Tuesday 5th November
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Has to be a mis print surely?

Demelitia

55 posts

3 months

Tuesday 5th November
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irish boy said:
Has to be a mis print surely?
Maybe, maybe not. I’d does have some nice ‘Rapid’ brand tyres on it. Must be really quick.

aaron_2000

3,268 posts

30 months

Tuesday 5th November
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HT02NYO for anyone who didn't wanna spend 5 mins deciphering it like I did biggrin

GiveItSomeWellie

2,828 posts

143 months

Tuesday 5th November
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Demelitia said:
Just had me choke on a digestive has this;

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
You can see the quality oozing from that boot install.
Now THAT is what this thread is about. A pure "WTF were they thinking" moment, not some old snotter that's £200 more expensive than the next one.

mike74

1,454 posts

79 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Demelitia said:
Just had me choke on a digestive has this;

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
You can see the quality oozing from that boot install.
When I see that kind of asking price for something like that I just assume it's not a genuine business but simply a money laundering operation.

aka_kerrly

10,981 posts

157 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Octan said:
Demelitia said:
Just had me choke on a digestive has this;

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
You can see the quality oozing from that boot install.
That's meant to be £1,950...right?

Love to see how much you can trade it in for after you've paid that price...probably £1,950!
The most shocking bit of the advert in the first line...

advert said:
VW GOLF GTI 25th ANNIVERSARY, 16,000 miles, new engine fitted at 94,000, 112,000 on the clock,
£19,500 for a car with 16,000 miles would be considered scandalously overpriced (in my opinion) but it's actually a well used example and there is another Golf Anniversary with 75k with it's original engine on Autotrader for £4750 which i think is much more realistic.

aaron_2000

3,268 posts

30 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Not overpriced, but I didn't really know where else to post it. Look at the state of the front end, probably a crashed ex rental

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...

Steamer

11,334 posts

160 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Umm does look more like an air vent than a panel gap compared to others.

monzaxjr

250 posts

93 months

Wednesday 6th November
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£20k for a W140 S500 with over 100k on the clock. What a ringpiece.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1172768

RumbleOfThunder

2,933 posts

150 months

Wednesday 6th November
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I at least find that desirable though, it's an S class. That ste fking Golf with special edition tat takes the ring piece award. One of the dullest most ubiquitous cars in the world.

aaron_2000

3,268 posts

30 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Steamer said:
Umm does look more like an air vent than a panel gap compared to others.
Mismatched gaps and paint are the best way of funnelling more air into the frunk for extra downforce.

robinessex

7,531 posts

128 months

Wednesday 6th November
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aaron_2000 said:
Not overpriced, but I didn't really know where else to post it. Look at the state of the front end, probably a crashed ex rental

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
The ad claims it's free of any accidents

aaron_2000

3,268 posts

30 months

Wednesday 6th November
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robinessex said:
aaron_2000 said:
Not overpriced, but I didn't really know where else to post it. Look at the state of the front end, probably a crashed ex rental

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
The ad claims it's free of any accidents
Where does it say that? It's pretty clearly had a hit on the front end. I'd be willing to bet it's an ex rental at those miles which means they'd be more inclined to fix it than write it off. Doesn't take much to tell that the front end is all over the place.

mstrbkr

7,104 posts

145 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Outstanding finance on it according to Autotrader.

Octan

2,073 posts

45 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Fun Bus said:
Unmolested, low mileage, excellent examples of Anniversary GTIs are worth good money - not close to £19.5k but good money.
You have to wonder why - even if they are 'limited edition' - as they're by far the worst Golf GTI ever made. Who's buying them now?

Deerfoot

4,118 posts

131 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Octan said:
You have to wonder why - even if they are 'limited edition' - as they're by far the worst Golf GTI ever made.
Mk3 gets that honour surely?

Octan

2,073 posts

45 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Deerfoot said:
Octan said:
You have to wonder why - even if they are 'limited edition' - as they're by far the worst Golf GTI ever made.
Mk3 gets that honour surely?
No, I would say the Mk4 Golf is. And Ive owned one, so qualified to say. Mk3 is second though.

Perhaps the older mk4 are the worst with the NA 1.8 20v 120bhp and NA 2.0 115bhp, rather than the 1.8 T 150/180, but the handling is a joke on all - it's like a boat, all squidgy dead and dull. Comical body roll.

Fast Bug

7,505 posts

108 months

Wednesday 6th November
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mstrbkr said:
Outstanding finance on it according to Autotrader.
The dealer will have it on a stocking plan

mstrbkr

7,104 posts

145 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Fast Bug said:
The dealer will have it on a stocking plan
Ah, autotrader need to come up with a way to fix that, ideally.

robinessex

7,531 posts

128 months

Wednesday 6th November
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aaron_2000 said:
robinessex said:
aaron_2000 said:
Not overpriced, but I didn't really know where else to post it. Look at the state of the front end, probably a crashed ex rental

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201...
The ad claims it's free of any accidents
Where does it say that? It's pretty clearly had a hit on the front end. I'd be willing to bet it's an ex rental at those miles which means they'd be more inclined to fix it than write it off. Doesn't take much to tell that the front end is all over the place.
From the Autotrader ad:-

Vehicle history check

We’ve checked this vehicle’s history so you can buy with confidence. We’ll never advertise a vehicle that’s stolen, scrapped, or recorded as Cat A or B.

Should really say C & D, as A & B are total loss, and can only be scrapped, or for some spares.

There's outstanding finance