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Selling a non-ULEZ car in London

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14sprocket14sprocket Forumite
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Hi there,
Would appreciate a bit of advice from the collective wisdom of this forum.

I live in South London and own a 2012 Ford S-Max, which is not ULEZ compliant. Now, with ULEZ extension imminent, I'll be looking to sell it, but not sure about the best way to go about it. My guess is that to sell it to a dealership I'd need to go as far as Kent or Surrey, i.e. away from Greater London.
Is there an online service that folks would recommend for listing a car for sale?

Also, my car has a fair number of scratches and dings. Would you say I should invest into fixing them before the sale? Or not bother and let the buyer do this work?

Appreciate all advices!


  • Keep_pedallingKeep_pedalling Forumite
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    Try we buy any car or the motorway.
  • macmanmacman Forumite
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    Just sell it to a local dealer and they will move it on through the trade, that's what they do all the time. Don't fix the dents in an 11 year old car, the dealer can do that at a fraction of the price it will cost you, if necessary. 
    Or sell privately through Autotrader. If it's priced right, people will travel from well outside the ULEZ zone to buy it.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
  • baser999baser999 Forumite
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    Sadly in the same boat, ULEZ forcing us to sell a perfectly good, fully serviced 2013 diesel. Need to think about the best way to finance it.
    Unlikely he reads the MSE forum but if he does I’d just like to thank Mr Khan 😏
  • kmb500kmb500 Forumite
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    Put it on ebay / facebook marketplace and you will get people from all over. Or you can sell to a car buying service like WBAC.

    And no, defo dont fix the dings/scratches, most of the time it won't increase the value of the car. It's an old car, dings and scratches are expected.
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