Seriously Overpriced Cars

Seriously Overpriced Cars

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carlove

6,375 posts

129 months

Sunday 29th November 2020
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AdeTuono said:
That's got to be a mistake, surely? Can anyone really be that naïve?
I was thinking the same. Also says it’s got a year MOT but failed on 21/11 and hasn’t been retested yet.

Is the seller a bit simple?

HM-2

5,619 posts

131 months

Sunday 29th November 2020
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carlove said:
I was thinking the same. Also says it’s got a year MOT but failed on 21/11 and hasn’t been retested yet.

Is the seller a bit simple?
It's £12.5k in both the description and the headline though.

rwdaspirations

48 posts

56 months

Sunday 29th November 2020
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WarrenB said:
If the hands glow green at night and it has an overly loud tick it'd be almost exactly like the one my grandma used to have by her bed.
Absolutely mental.

7 Owners "which can be explained" says the seller

Just 'service history' rather than full service history

No mention of the IWC watch which came with the car, which devalues it somewhat

So in essence a fairly high spec car with an (ironically for a high end watch maker) quartz clock in the dash for a £35k premium


Matt-il77s

318 posts

52 months

Sunday 29th November 2020
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tonker

59,932 posts

210 months

Sunday 29th November 2020
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rwdaspirations said:
Absolutely mental.

7 Owners "which can be explained" says the seller

Just 'service history' rather than full service history

No mention of the IWC watch which came with the car, which devalues it somewhat

So in essence a fairly high spec car with an (ironically for a high end watch maker) quartz clock in the dash for a £35k premium
It’s an ilford dealer. Only way that works is as a makeweight in a large ‘transaction’

epom

7,415 posts

123 months

Sunday 29th November 2020
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WarrenB said:
aaron_2000 said:
WojaWabbit said:
Unsure if repost.... £50k for a CLS with a posh clock...

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/2020032286...

The clock reminds me of a base spec MK4 Fiesta that was too poverty spec for a rev counter
If the hands glow green at night and it has an overly loud tick it'd be almost exactly like the one my grandma used to have by her bed.
7 owner car bought as an investment. Can’t seem the name of the clock mentioned anyhow where ?

WojaWabbit

971 posts

180 months

Monday 30th November 2020
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tonker said:
rwdaspirations said:
Absolutely mental.

7 Owners "which can be explained" says the seller

Just 'service history' rather than full service history

No mention of the IWC watch which came with the car, which devalues it somewhat

So in essence a fairly high spec car with an (ironically for a high end watch maker) quartz clock in the dash for a £35k premium
It’s an ilford dealer. Only way that works is as a makeweight in a large ‘transaction’
This had crossed my mind too. I wonder if its traded at £50k for each of those many 'internal' transactions.

logan-1986

21 posts

62 months

Monday 30th November 2020
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sim72

3,644 posts

96 months

Monday 30th November 2020
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logan-1986 said:
If it's as immaculate as the advert claims with only 29K, I'd say that's actually not unreasonable. The 3.2FSI is a fairly rare beast and most of them have starship mileage..


Edited by sim72 on Monday 30th November 22:17

logan-1986

21 posts

62 months

Monday 30th November 2020
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sim72 said:
logan-1986 said:
If it's as immaculate as the advert claims with only 29K, I'd say that's actually not unreasonable. The 3.2FSI is a fairly rare beast and most of them have starship mileage..


Edited by sim72 on Monday 30th November 22:17
That's what I was thinking, it's an intriguing proposition.

sim72

3,644 posts

96 months

Monday 30th November 2020
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logan-1986 said:
sim72 said:
logan-1986 said:
If it's as immaculate as the advert claims with only 29K, I'd say that's actually not unreasonable. The 3.2FSI is a fairly rare beast and most of them have starship mileage..
That's what I was thinking, it's an intriguing proposition.
I can see three of a similar age for sale, two are also 8K and have significantly higher mileage, and the other one is "far from perfect" but is 3K

https://www.carsite.co.uk/used-car/audi/a6-allroad...

Chestrockwell

2,365 posts

119 months

Tuesday 1st December 2020
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Matt-il77s said:
£4k for a 16 year old diesel Polo?

https://www.gumtree.com/p/volkswagen/volkswagen-20...
Price is silly but I can imagine that being a punchy little thing,

Dapster

4,839 posts

142 months

Tuesday 1st December 2020
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The seller is flattering this classic in the pics and description - it may not be quite so immaculate close up

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-W126-500-SEC-A...






AdeTuono

6,343 posts

189 months

Tuesday 1st December 2020
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Dapster said:
The seller is flattering this classic in the pics and description - it may not be quite so immaculate close up

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-W126-500-SEC-A...





Well, is have (sic) a new engine. 20 years ago.

daytonavrs

341 posts

46 months

Tuesday 1st December 2020
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AdeTuono said:
That's got to be a mistake, surely? Can anyone really be that naïve?
It was, listing error, they have moved the decimal point biggrin

Or maybe they were still using the car and wanted to list up to gather interest without it selling yet, there is always more than one explanation for things

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202011256...

aaron_2000

4,290 posts

45 months

Tuesday 1st December 2020
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Thoughts on this? What would you pay?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202011126...

sim72

3,644 posts

96 months

Tuesday 1st December 2020
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aaron_2000 said:
Thoughts on this? What would you pay?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202011126...
With 278K, a month left on the MOT and not having had one for 18 months ...

MattHall91

1,255 posts

86 months

Wednesday 2nd December 2020
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My nomination. You could have this luke-warm, run-of-the-mill variant, or an RS5 (or many, many other cars). Nonsensical.



Higgs boson

887 posts

115 months

Wednesday 2nd December 2020
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Fun Bus

17,778 posts

180 months

Wednesday 2nd December 2020
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MattHall91 said:
My nomination. You could have this luke-warm, run-of-the-mill variant, or an RS5 (or many, many other cars). Nonsensical.


That’s an error. The listing quotes the price as £59,952. The headline price would also be about £12k above list on the car and I don’t think they’re selling over list!