Seriously Overpriced Cars

Seriously Overpriced Cars

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s m

20,612 posts

167 months

Wednesday 7th April
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2strokebroke said:
The prices being asked are just LOL ridiculous at the moment. These dealers and private individuals need to give their heads a wobble. They think any old ste is worth a fortune. Anyone who actually pays these ludicrous prices needs sectioned. It's genuinely depressing as someone who is looking to buy a classic at the moment trawling through these deluded adverts.
I’d leave them to it and just buy something cheaper

The trick is to visit poster A1VDY’s car lot - he always sells this stuff at the real value



2strokebroke

27 posts

1 month

Wednesday 7th April
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£18,250 for a low mileage but far from mint Polo G40. Nipple of a seller can fu cough.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1325503

2strokebroke

27 posts

1 month

Wednesday 7th April
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Sofa said:
How about a 1995 Simply the best! for £15k? (apologies, I would link a photo but I’m posting on mobile)

No it’s not Tina Turner’s limo... it’s an E34 520i.

Admittedly it does look in very good condition, but it’s got 56k on the odometer so you can hardly pass it as a collector’s item with ridiculously low miles. Reasonable spec but the povvo engine and an automatic ‘box so you can hardly sell it as a real driver’s car... and the ad is full of bks about being for a ‘connoisseur’ who ‘appreciates the finer things in life’ backed up by an unsubstantiated quote from an unnamed BMW engineer.
Jesus, that money gets you in to a decent E39 M5. What a load of pretentious písh in the advert as well. Seller needs a slap.

The Spruce Goose

27,614 posts

159 months

Wednesday 7th April
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2strokebroke said:
£18,250 for a low mileage but far from mint Polo G40. Nipple of a seller can fu cough.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1325503
What gets me with these cars, no real money has been spent on them, they still except it to get top dollar because it has low milage, but is that the fault of the buyers, as they get sucked into this bubble. I've seen thread on here, PHers buying hot hatch classics, just to never use them and store them.

Wheel_Turned_Out

321 posts

2 months

Wednesday 7th April
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2strokebroke said:
£18,250 for a low mileage but far from mint Polo G40. Nipple of a seller can fu cough.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1325503
£18k for a knackered old rustbucket, and they can't even be mithered to hoover out the carpets! Chancing git.

s m

20,612 posts

167 months

Wednesday 7th April
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The Spruce Goose said:
I've seen thread on here, PHers buying hot hatch classics, just to never use them and store them.
Link?

I do like a classic hot hatch thread

TheJimi

19,448 posts

207 months

Wednesday 7th April
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s m said:
The Spruce Goose said:
I've seen thread on here, PHers buying hot hatch classics, just to never use them and store them.
Link?

I do like a classic hot hatch thread
Yep, I'd be curious to see that thread too.

s m

20,612 posts

167 months

Wednesday 7th April
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TheJimi said:
s m said:
The Spruce Goose said:
I've seen thread on here, PHers buying hot hatch classics, just to never use them and store them.
Link?

I do like a classic hot hatch thread
Yep, I'd be curious to see that thread too.
I imagine Saxo VTR/VTS are slightly more in demand after Sunday’s Top Gear laugh

Fun Bus

17,860 posts

182 months

Wednesday 7th April
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2strokebroke said:
Jesus, that money gets you in to a decent E39 M5.
But not everyone wants an E39 M5.

irish boy

2,749 posts

200 months

Wednesday 7th April
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I know jap stuff is going for high prices these days but just can't get my head around £25k for this shape civic.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1326184

andburg

4,561 posts

133 months

Wednesday 7th April
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irish boy said:
I know jap stuff is going for high prices these days but just can't get my head around £25k for this shape civic.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1326184
standard "i know what its worth"

there absolutely are people out there willing to pay over the odds for a specific car based on any number of reasons but in most cases that's just to park up look at and sell on to the next guy doing the same.


HM-2

5,796 posts

133 months

Wednesday 7th April
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andburg said:
irish boy said:
I know jap stuff is going for high prices these days but just can't get my head around £25k for this shape civic.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1326184
standard "i know what its worth"

there absolutely are people out there willing to pay over the odds for a specific car based on any number of reasons but in most cases that's just to park up look at and sell on to the next guy doing the same.
That might be worth £20k+ if it was completely standard, but with cheap coilovers and a few other mods thrown on it ruins the originality appeal.

Zoon

4,920 posts

85 months

Wednesday 7th April
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andy118run said:
Any body fancy this (from gumtree) -
2007 BMW M sport 325i convertible hardtop M sport (118000 miles)



-£5500
-'minor damage'
-No MOT ('due to COVID and child care')
-number plate check suggests a mileage reduction of 4k or so around 2015
-'Unfortunately this car is no longer practical for my growing family as we now need a 7 seater'
-and two lines later - 'change of job forces sale'
-Autotrader valuation - 3910 - but one assumes that would be for a half tidy example.

Anyway, a no thanks from me.
https://www.gumtree.com/p/bmw/bmw-325i-m-sport-man...
Looks like an Audi A4 front bumper

Zoon

4,920 posts

85 months

Wednesday 7th April
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2strokebroke said:
£18,250 for a low mileage but far from mint Polo G40. Nipple of a seller can fu cough.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1325503
I always buy a 90's hot hatch for a gift for a relative and then place it in storage for five years....

AdeTuono

6,370 posts

191 months

Wednesday 7th April
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HM-2 said:
andburg said:
irish boy said:
I know jap stuff is going for high prices these days but just can't get my head around £25k for this shape civic.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1326184
standard "i know what its worth"

there absolutely are people out there willing to pay over the odds for a specific car based on any number of reasons but in most cases that's just to park up look at and sell on to the next guy doing the same.
That might be worth £20k+ if it was completely standard, but with cheap coilovers and a few other mods thrown on it ruins the originality appeal.
What, even with a genuine Honda earth cable (sic)?

Trikster

665 posts

166 months

Wednesday 7th April
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I love these ads.. totally unmolested... but here's a list of how I've molested it....

Uncle John

2,778 posts

155 months

Wednesday 7th April
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andburg said:
The wife wants to change car, has her heart set on getting an F-Type convertible.
I look at prices and shes seen an early 2013 car with 74k miles at £23k

according to the PH buyers guide written March last year the same money bought an early car with ~40k miles. In my head the car shes seen should now be dipping to almost 20k. Luckily we have our rescheduled wedding later this year and she will not want to do doing anything until that is over and done with.

People are spending their holiday refunds etc on flash cars / stupid priced puppies, the cars will drop when covid goes.
Yep, I’ve been watching F Types for a while now as it will be my next car. This time last year you were able to get in the early ones for 20k, now they start at 23 with most at 25 k.

Case in point, I bought a Land Rover this time last year & now the exact spec & mileage I would need another 2k.

Ikemi

8,218 posts

169 months

Wednesday 7th April
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andburg said:
The wife wants to change car, has her heart set on getting an F-Type convertible.
I look at prices and shes seen an early 2013 car with 74k miles at £23k

according to the PH buyers guide written March last year the same money bought an early car with ~40k miles. In my head the car shes seen should now be dipping to almost 20k. Luckily we have our rescheduled wedding later this year and she will not want to do doing anything until that is over and done with.

People are spending their holiday refunds etc on flash cars / stupid priced puppies, the cars will drop when covid goes.
F-Type prices have increased over the last 12 months; similar to other sports cars that I've kept my eye on e.g. V8 Vantage, Porsche 981 C/B S/GTS cars. I've just sold my fully loaded '13 V6S convertible with 34,000 miles for £31K - but that does include a 12 month Jaguar warranty, a service/MOT and new PS4S tyres all round.

I'd up your budget a little and ensure you buy one that's been loved and/or comes with a warranty. The F-Type does have weaknesses/foibles and some of them can be surprisingly expensive!

flashbang

1,304 posts

38 months

Wednesday 7th April
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irish boy said:
I know jap stuff is going for high prices these days but just can't get my head around £25k for this shape civic.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1326184
I'd rather have an FD2 and change.

epom

7,593 posts

125 months

Wednesday 7th April
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flashbang said:
irish boy said:
I know jap stuff is going for high prices these days but just can't get my head around £25k for this shape civic.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1326184
I'd rather have an FD2 and change.
Jeez that is strong money, not exactly a low mileage car either. They were a belter though.