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    • xyz111
    • By xyz111 8th Oct 17, 4:01 PM
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    selling car
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    • 8th Oct 17, 4:01 PM
    selling car 8th Oct 17 at 4:01 PM
    hi
    i have a car to sell... i have been to webuyan*car and similar website but return is not good. the car is 2006 model done only 53k miles and have only 3 registered owners and have full service history..

    i have been advised to wait and watch or perhaps try auction websites...

    any suggestions...!! thanks.
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    • angrycrow
    • By angrycrow 8th Oct 17, 4:15 PM
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    It would help to know the make model of the car as some are harder to sell than others.
    • xyz111
    • By xyz111 8th Oct 17, 4:34 PM
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    its Vauxhall Vectra -petrol -automatic transmission- saloon
    • DUTR
    • By DUTR 8th Oct 17, 5:28 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 5:28 PM
    its Vauxhall Vectra -petrol -automatic transmission- saloon
    Originally posted by xyz111
    Put yourself in a buyer's shoes....
    On the whole 12yr old car petrol auto may equal high running costs , how does the price you are expecting compare with similar models on say autotrader?
    Also how frequently the ownership has changed my put some buyers off.
    Last edited by DUTR; 08-10-2017 at 5:31 PM.
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 8th Oct 17, 5:33 PM
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    What did they offer? Looking at Ebay sold listings a 2006 2.2L Petrol Auto SRI went for £510, another SRI went for £1400.

    53,000 miles on a 12 year old car isn't a good thing however fortunately for you most people wrongly think it is.
    • xyz111
    • By xyz111 8th Oct 17, 5:42 PM
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    very few owners and runs fine too..i am selling as i have a newer one..!!
    thanks.
    • DUTR
    • By DUTR 8th Oct 17, 5:49 PM
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    very few owners and runs fine too..i am selling as i have a newer one..!!
    thanks.
    Originally posted by xyz111
    I mean if it has had a new owners recently eg 1st owner for 9 years then May , June and Spetember a new owner, iirc these auto boxes can become troublesome and costly, has the gearbox been recently serviced?
    • xyz111
    • By xyz111 8th Oct 17, 6:06 PM
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    not the gear box..but there has been some service..
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    • By DUTR 8th Oct 17, 6:13 PM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 6:13 PM
    not the gear box..but there has been some service..
    Originally posted by xyz111
    Personally, a good polish and wax over (including the glass inside and out) plus interior valet, will bring the car up nice. You will still be up against a buyer particularly wanting that version of car, I'd get the ATF fluid checked/changed, it can be a DIY job.
    • xyz111
    • By xyz111 8th Oct 17, 6:51 PM
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    sure will put up for sale.. thanks.
    • xyz111
    • By xyz111 8th Oct 17, 6:55 PM
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    currently its SORN and parked somewhere else.. can i drive it home and stand there? am i allowed to drive to stand it ? thanks.
    • walwyn1978
    • By walwyn1978 8th Oct 17, 7:01 PM
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    No, because it's SORN, so it has no tax and you've declared it as kept off road.

    If you get caught driving it home from wherever it's parked (e.g. If you get pinged by a police/unmarked with an ANPR camera) you'd be looking at a fine.
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