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    • Bluebell_Mel
    • By Bluebell_Mel 16th Jun 17, 6:33 PM
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    Where can I get the most for my car?
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    • 16th Jun 17, 6:33 PM
    Where can I get the most for my car? 16th Jun 17 at 6:33 PM
    My car has developed gearbox failure with an oil leak and its not economical to repair.

    Annoyed slightly as I've just put new front brake pads on only 3 days ago so less than 80 miles use on them as told Wednesday I had enough time to get a new car and could use it for another month. Had just passed its MOT in April and had a full service at the same time.

    Its a 2008 with 101,300 miles on the clock. Its undrivable so no chance of using as part exchange.

    What can I reasonably expect to get for it bearing in mind the new pads, and that it could be used for spares? Anyone on here interested or point me somewhere that I get something for it?

    Currently on my drive in Bracknell and also has 1/2 tank of petrol!

    Thoughts/comments/advice please?

    Ta
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    • angrycrow
    • By angrycrow 16th Jun 17, 6:57 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 6:57 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 6:57 PM
    You have told us the age and mileage but not what car it is.

    Front brake pads being nee makes no difference to value as they should be be transferred to another car and the pads are likely to only cost £20 new.

    Best bet is eBay with accurate description listing all faults. It will sell for what it is worth, moat likely to somebody in the trade.
    • debtdebt
    • By debtdebt 16th Jun 17, 6:57 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 6:57 PM
    Wow. New pads.
    • debtdebt
    • By debtdebt 16th Jun 17, 6:58 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 6:58 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 6:58 PM
    EEEEkkkk broken gearbox and oil leak.
    • waamo
    • By waamo 16th Jun 17, 7:32 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 7:32 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 7:32 PM
    eBay or gumtree. Advertise as undrivable for spares only. Somebody might give you £50. Other than that a scrap man might take it off your hands but probably won't want to pay anything.

    If it's a rare Ferrari or Bugatti you may get more for it. I suspect it isn't though.
    This space for hire.
    • BeenThroughItAll
    • By BeenThroughItAll 16th Jun 17, 8:09 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 8:09 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 8:09 PM
    You have told us the age and mileage but not what car it is.

    Front brake pads being nee makes no difference to value as they should be be transferred to another car and the pads are likely to only cost £20 new.

    Best bet is eBay with accurate description listing all faults. It will sell for what it is worth, moat likely to somebody in the trade.
    Originally posted by angrycrow
    Why should the pads be transferred to another car? That's crazy.
    • ohreally
    • By ohreally 16th Jun 17, 8:11 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 8:11 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 8:11 PM
    Can you not pick a 'box up and have it swapped over?
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 16th Jun 17, 8:49 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 8:49 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 8:49 PM
    Can you not pick a 'box up and have it swapped over?
    Originally posted by ohreally
    +1

    Surely a used box isnt going to be a fortune?
    You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
    • angrycrow
    • By angrycrow 17th Jun 17, 2:10 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 2:10 PM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 2:10 PM
    Why should the pads be transferred to another car? That's crazy.
    Originally posted by BeenThroughItAll
    As should be clear from the context it was a typo and should say they should not be transferred to another car.

    I blame windows 10 mobile it's rubbish and appears to have a mind if it's own.
    • Nodding Donkey
    • By Nodding Donkey 17th Jun 17, 2:43 PM
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    What can I reasonably expect to get for it bearing in mind the new pads,
    Originally posted by Bluebell_Mel


    £5.47, a packet of Quavers and a half eaten Mars bar
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 17th Jun 17, 7:50 PM
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    My car has developed gearbox failure with an oil leak and its not economical to repair.
    Originally posted by Bluebell_Mel
    It is always more economical to repair. Lets say it costs you £1000 to get the gearbox sorted. You have a car you know and know its history and how well it runs.

    Lets say you sell it as it is with a knackered gearbox, get £1000 for it and end up buying another car around the same age for £2000-£2500. You've still ended up spending £1000 it would have cost to get the gearbox done but now you've bought an unknown and you may find out that it has some repairs needing doing in the near future your current car didn't.
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