Seriously Overpriced Cars

Seriously Overpriced Cars

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Driver101

8,357 posts

81 months

Saturday 24th October
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aaron_2000 said:
Bowlers said:


Yes a Xsara VTS is rare, but sorry. How much?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174491461116
If it was 2003 and that was an ex demo I still wouldn't pay £9k for it.
Hard to get one now, but they used to be bargains. Not as cheap as £9k as an ex demo.



PhantomPH

3,448 posts

185 months

Sunday 25th October
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Lots of "find another", "hard to get", "rare" being used to justify high prices on decidedly average cars. Being in good nick and rare does not make a car desirable. Some cars are rare because they were not that desirable when they were new, either!

That Prelude looks good. Always thought they were bigger cars, but that looks positively compact in this day and age.

Mind you, I think that's why I am going to have to accept that I am way out of touch. The KGF stock list (1.3 Mk1 Astras for big money) tells me that I have absolutely no idea what makes a desirable 'classic' anymore. Perhaps I've just got old enough to remember that those cars were utterly awful when they were new and are still utterly awful now.... :cries:

PhantomPH

3,448 posts

185 months

Sunday 25th October
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glazbagun said:
I really like this, but not at nine grand for one shiny picture and a couple from a car meet!

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202009023...

Find another, I guess!
Found one: https://www.gumtree.com/p/honda/1992-honda-prelude...

glazbagun

11,135 posts

157 months

Sunday 25th October
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PhantomPH said:
glazbagun said:
I really like this, but not at nine grand for one shiny picture and a couple from a car meet!

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202009023...

Find another, I guess!
Found one: https://www.gumtree.com/p/honda/1992-honda-prelude...
Aaargh, what have you done?! laugh

My Dad had one of these (in red) and I always regretted us not keeping it.

Davey S2

12,438 posts

214 months

Tuesday 27th October
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Brabus 700 G63

https://www.sandown-group.co.uk/used-cars/mercedes...

A quarter of a million quid.

I think the 'standard' G63 at around £150K with a few options is mega money for a druggie / footballer style 4x4 so quite who would pay £250K for this is beyond me.

Your not going to off road in something this expensive and as it has the aerodynamics of a large building any additional power is a waste of time as well.

Mad that they sell things like this.


Lord.Vader

3,309 posts

99 months

Tuesday 27th October
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That’s expensive rather than over priced.

I remember being invited to a mb event when I lived in Germany and I couldn’t believe a G65 was over €250k.

A1VDY

3,348 posts

87 months

Tuesday 27th October
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AdeTuono said:
From the same seller as the AMG, this is marked as 'sold'. £300,000? Really? For a Subaru?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Subaru-Impreza-22B-Coll...

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Ah... you're missing the white background tax. That's added another £260k to its actual worth..

PhantomPH

3,448 posts

185 months

Wednesday 28th October
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glazbagun said:
PhantomPH said:
glazbagun said:
I really like this, but not at nine grand for one shiny picture and a couple from a car meet!

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202009023...

Find another, I guess!
Found one: https://www.gumtree.com/p/honda/1992-honda-prelude...
Aaargh, what have you done?! laugh

My Dad had one of these (in red) and I always regretted us not keeping it.
Handsome car and at less than £5k, that's worth indulging. wink

patmahe

5,343 posts

164 months

Thursday 29th October
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TORQ said:


£4,500. lalcrishna I think I will pass on this one.

https://www.gumtree.com/p/volkswagen/volkswagen-go...

CLASSIC,
CLASSIC,
CLASSIC
1984 VOLKSWAGEN golf gti CABRIOLET 2 door car , 34 YEARS OLD CAR, A NON RUNNER

NON RUNNER
NO MOT
NO LOGBOOK
SOME KEYS
AN OLD SORN MOT
SOME TRACE OF WHERE THE CAR AS COME FROM ,

ITS A BARN FIND CAR

ITS A PROJECT CAR
£4500
This made me laugh, imagine landing home to the wife putting that on the drive and telling her you paid £4,500 for it. Shortcut to divorce right there.

tril

282 posts

34 months

Thursday 29th October
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A1VDY said:
AdeTuono said:
From the same seller as the AMG, this is marked as 'sold'. £300,000? Really? For a Subaru?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Subaru-Impreza-22B-Coll...

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Ah... you're missing the white background tax. That's added another £260k to its actual worth..
£300k is too much, but a 30k miler sold for £130k in July. They only made 399 of the 22B and its a hugely desirable car for a lot of people. The one above has 270 miles which is essentially delivery miles, so it's likely just moved from one collection to another to likely never move. £200k is probably fair given the value of the model.

Its Just Adz

9,925 posts

169 months

Sunday 1st November
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LetsTryAgain

1,855 posts

33 months

Sunday 1st November
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Its Just Adz said:
Only £40k over priced.

anonymous-user

14 months

Monday 2nd November
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LetsTryAgain said:
Its Just Adz said:
Only £40k over priced.
About to say the exact same thing. That's a £10k SL and even then it's toppy as you can get a decent newer model for the same money. I don't buy into low miles, particularly here, as it's an early 2000s Mercedes and that means it hasn't had its issues yet!

Even adding the Cliff connection doesn't warrant such an asking price. Perhaps if you're 75 year old woman and you don't like your children very much, let's get rid of their inheritance with this.

TheJimi

18,106 posts

203 months

Monday 2nd November
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This - https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/10978546

Priced at "mint" money and seems far from mint -



The Spruce Goose

25,330 posts

155 months

Monday 2nd November
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TheJimi said:
This - https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/10978546

Priced at "mint" money and seems far from mint -


probably rusted to fk as well.

TheJimi

18,106 posts

203 months

Monday 2nd November
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Yep, at that money, I'd be expecting minty fresh underside and chassis legs you could eat dinner off and zero rust anywhere.

The Spruce Goose

25,330 posts

155 months

Monday 2nd November
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TheJimi said:
Yep, at that money, I'd be expecting minty fresh underside and chassis legs you could eat dinner off and zero rust anywhere.
there are some cars i would never buy due to unseen rust, mx5 is top on there.


Chestrockwell

2,301 posts

117 months

Monday 2nd November
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Its Just Adz said:
Not sure where the premium comes from, the low mileage or the fact it was owned by Cliff Richard, either way, it’s a no from me.

I like SL’s but why do all of them have that horrible grey interior, makes the car look so much older!

TheJimi

18,106 posts

203 months

Monday 2nd November
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The Spruce Goose said:
TheJimi said:
Yep, at that money, I'd be expecting minty fresh underside and chassis legs you could eat dinner off and zero rust anywhere.
there are some cars i would never buy due to unseen rust, mx5 is top on there.
Nah, perfectly safe to buy - just go in with your eyes wide open and go through the thing with a fine tooth comb.

The Spruce Goose

25,330 posts

155 months

Monday 2nd November
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TheJimi said:
Nah, perfectly safe to buy - just go in with your eyes wide open and go through the thing with a fine tooth comb.
When i was looking into mk 3s, the general consensus was useless you removed all the plastic trims it was near impossible to identify a rusty one s they looked solid on the outside.



''On the rear wheel arches take a very very good look at the front. Here's what mine looked like when I went digging. It actually looked solid when I bought it and it was only when cleaning it for undersealing that this came to light. It was mostly hidden by the wheel arch liner:''

https://www.mx5nutz.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=...