Seriously Overpriced Cars

Seriously Overpriced Cars

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LetsTryAgain

2,704 posts

37 months

Sunday 28th February
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OllieJolly said:
It doesn't really have full service history with the last timing belt being almost 10 years ago though, does it?
Or rather, it may well have full receipts/stamps/etc as "history" but honestly I don't think that means much for this example.
I just don't think this is a particularly attractive vehicle for £7k, or even half that, personally.
Most VAG stuff is overpriced, overrated tat.

robinessex

9,168 posts

145 months

Sunday 28th February
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Is the overpriced epidemic going to get worse with the impending declination of the old ICE cars? I'm sure low milage classics and desirable will go this way, worth investing in now maybe?

Wheel_Turned_Out

321 posts

2 months

Sunday 28th February
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robinessex said:
Is the overpriced epidemic going to get worse with the impending declination of the old ICE cars? I'm sure low milage classics and desirable will go this way, worth investing in now maybe?
Personally I don't see the prices getting truly mental for decades yet, it's not like petrol is going to be outlawed that soon. In thirty years, maybe so - but then equally it may be such a faff finding it or affording it that pure hobbyists can't be bothered anymore, and only the handful of real diehard petrolheads keep forking out. Which would lead to a whole load of cars still available with even fewer people interested in buying them.

I think the sensible advice is still now as it ever was - buy something you really love, and something you'd be happy to keep when the music stops.

glazbagun

11,593 posts

161 months

Sunday 28th February
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Wheel_Turned_Out said:
Personally I don't see the prices getting truly mental for decades yet, it's not like petrol is going to be outlawed that soon. In thirty years, maybe so - but then equally it may be such a faff finding it or affording it that pure hobbyists can't be bothered anymore, and only the handful of real diehard petrolheads keep forking out. Which would lead to a whole load of cars still available with even fewer people interested in buying them.

I think the sensible advice is still now as it ever was - buy something you really love, and something you'd be happy to keep when the music stops.
yes If cars become like horses or traction engines, then Caterhams, Elises and Porsches will still have their place in garages. Less so MK4 Golf diesels and Austin Princesses.

I wonder about the crossover cars like the i8 and new NSX. Will they hit classic status as early heralds of the future, or will they simply be obsolete old cars.

W00DY

13,352 posts

190 months

Sunday 28th February
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Wheel_Turned_Out said:
glazbagun said:
One owner Golf with the venerable 1.9PD engine... and only 10K miles:

For £7K


Surely if you want one of these you want one with decent mileage and a book of receipts, not a timewarp example last serviced five years ago. I'd guess it's been bought from an old/retired driver/widow for a pittance.
That ad is worth it for this alone:



rofl
I love that. PD engines must have amassed a staggering amount of miles in total.


If there's anyone out there who can't think of a better way to spend £7k than on that Golf then they need to be kept in a padded room.

GrizzlyBear

973 posts

99 months

Sunday 28th February
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ambuletz said:
glazbagun said:
One owner Golf with the venerable 1.9PD engine... and only 10K miles:

For £7K


Surely if you want one of these you want one with decent mileage and a book of receipts, not a timewarp example last serviced five years ago. I'd guess it's been bought from an old/retired driver/widow for a pittance.
I don't understand who would ever buy this. It's not particularly a desirable car. it's not something you'll stow away in the hopes it's worth loads in 10years time either. You have to literally be someone who owned one of these, knows it inside out and absolutely love a basic golf to want to own it. but even then... for alot less money you could just buy something that has 70-100k on it with FSH.. and run it for just as long.
I am guessing the sort of person that advertised the car at that price would say "find another one!" although completely missing the point of why would anyone want to?

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129 posts

6 months

Sunday 28th February
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https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202012056...

Originally up at £21K, now at £14k.

aaron_2000

4,443 posts

47 months

Sunday 28th February
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https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202012056...

Originally up at £21K, now at £14k.
I got £3500 for my S55 AMG with 84k on the clock but it wasn't a facelift. I don't think that one is seriously overpriced, seen standard facelift cars make £10k-£12k

The Spruce Goose

27,659 posts

159 months

Sunday 28th February
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is that grille really standard, it looks awful?

aaron_2000

4,443 posts

47 months

Sunday 28th February
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The Spruce Goose said:
is that grille really standard, it looks awful?
I think it's had some tat thrown on it then the seller has decided that it's a special edition. Looking at it closer I can see it's actually a pretty piss poor spec for an AMG, no Designo interior, no cooled seats, no massage seats, no Distronic etc. The facelift cars I saw sell for that money were absolutely loaded so I take back what I said, it's in reality an £8k car at that spec. I glanced at the ad and thought it was some tuned Autobahn special from Germany but it's just a low spec S55 with some tat on it.

aaron_2000

4,443 posts

47 months

Sunday 28th February
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It is quite funny that he's covered up the reg so religiously but left the full VIN uncovered

Wheel_Turned_Out

321 posts

2 months

Sunday 28th February
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I know Brabus stuff is always mental money. But 325k on one of these?! Seriously? Ad says 400+brand new.

I've seen the jacked up ones or the 6x6's at silly cash, but, this one seems especially obnoxiously priced.

Drop in the ocean to the Sheik's son or "powder logistics manager" that'd buy it, I'm sure, but goodness me.



https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202011095...

aaron_2000

4,443 posts

47 months

Monday 1st March
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Wheel_Turned_Out said:
I know Brabus stuff is always mental money. But 325k on one of these?! Seriously? Ad says 400+brand new.

I've seen the jacked up ones or the 6x6's at silly cash, but, this one seems especially obnoxiously priced.

Drop in the ocean to the Sheik's son or "powder logistics manager" that'd buy it, I'm sure, but goodness me.



https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202011095...
Completely lacking in any taste or class, makes the Urus look almost dignified. I'd be genuinely embarrassed being seen in something like that or a Urus or that Rolls Royce taxi looking thing. They're so brash and classless, they seem like they only exist for the drug dealer/money launderer who just wants to spend as much as possible whilst they still can.

ChocolateFrog

11,814 posts

137 months

Monday 1st March
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W00DY said:
Wheel_Turned_Out said:
glazbagun said:
One owner Golf with the venerable 1.9PD engine... and only 10K miles:

For £7K


Surely if you want one of these you want one with decent mileage and a book of receipts, not a timewarp example last serviced five years ago. I'd guess it's been bought from an old/retired driver/widow for a pittance.
That ad is worth it for this alone:



rofl
I love that. PD engines must have amassed a staggering amount of miles in total.


If there's anyone out there who can't think of a better way to spend £7k than on that Golf then they need to be kept in a padded room.
Someone will buy that, maybe £5500 is nearer the ballpark.

Someone around 40 who had one as a first or second car. Or someone who wants to put 200k on it in 5 years.

Noah EV

124 posts

3 months

Monday 1st March
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That Gollf is mental money. Haha!

Prices on the market are going batst in many cases but that is another level.

W00DY

13,352 posts

190 months

Monday 1st March
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Noah EV

124 posts

3 months

Monday 1st March
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Big money for dull car!

Could be a lot of life in it left with so low miles?
Dependable if not rusted yet?

JakeT

4,017 posts

84 months

Monday 1st March
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I reckon the Passat and Golf would just fall apart if they were put into the use they were designed for new. So many brittle, old seals now, ancient coolant, cambelt, and brakes.

That Golf doesn't even look well prepared for the ultra low mileage. The scuffs on the interior aren't what a buyer of a mint example wants.

The Spruce Goose

27,659 posts

159 months

Monday 1st March
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JakeT said:
I reckon the Passat and Golf would just fall apart if they were put into the use they were designed for new. So many brittle, old seals now, ancient coolant, cambelt, and brakes.

That Golf doesn't even look well prepared for the ultra low mileage. The scuffs on the interior aren't what a buyer of a mint example wants.
yes i don't get the obsession with low miles, rubber, plastic all degrade over time. You see it on here people buying low milage mundane cars, when clearly a higher milage well maintained would be much better and cheaper.

W00DY

13,352 posts

190 months

Monday 1st March
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JakeT said:
I reckon the Passat and Golf would just fall apart if they were put into the use they were designed for new. So many brittle, old seals now, ancient coolant, cambelt, and brakes.

That Golf doesn't even look well prepared for the ultra low mileage. The scuffs on the interior aren't what a buyer of a mint example wants.
Definitely. My Probe was in storage for 20 years and trying to actually use has turned it into a big project. My Golf has averaged 20k miles/year for 11 years and I'm confident it could continue to do so for some time yet.