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Finding car's original price

  • 29-04-2021 7:49am
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    Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭ Laura2021


    Hi probably a silly question but How can I find the original price of a car?


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,469 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    You mean what the car cost when it first came out?

    That's usually available if you google the brand and year. It will be on some page.


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,763 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    You can use waybackmachibe to find old versions of the manufacturers website.


  • Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭ Laura2021


    biko wrote: »
    You mean what the car cost when it first came out?

    That's usually available if you google the brand and year. It will be on some page.


    Yes exactly


  • Registered Users Posts: 220 ✭✭ Comment_below


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    You can use waybackmachibe to find old versions of the manufacturers website.

    What if it's a 20/30 year old car he wants the original price of?

    Believe it or not, the Internet is a relatively new revolution.

    Plus, one needs to account for the inflationary or deflationary value of money over those intervening years.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,606 ✭✭✭✭ R.O.R


    https://www.simi.ie/en/motorstats/recommended-price-guide


    Published Retail prices going back to 2004.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 72,763 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    What if it's a 20/30 year old car he wants the original price of?

    Believe it or not, the Internet is a relatively new revolution.

    Plus, one needs to account for the inflationary or deflationary value of money over those intervening years.

    Can you be more specific on the car?


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 22,655 ✭✭✭✭ beertons


    What's the car?


  • Registered Users Posts: 220 ✭✭ Comment_below


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    Can you be more specific on the car?

    A 1996 Rover 214i in British racing green


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,763 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    VRT calculator is saying £11,718 as an OMSP, so the RRP was probably £13000 or so.


  • Registered Users Posts: 220 ✭✭ Comment_below


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    VRT calculator is saying £11,718 as an OMSP, so the RRP was probably £13000 or so.
    You're not allowing for inflation, which from 1996 to date is 49.78%

    Thats 19,471.81 euro for a Rover 214i ??

    That can't be right !


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,636 ✭✭✭ Midnight_EG


    What if it's a 20/30 year old car he wants the original price of?

    Believe it or not, the Internet is a relatively new revolution.

    Plus, one needs to account for the inflationary or deflationary value of money over those intervening years.

    You know the Internet is older than 20/30 right?


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,763 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    You're not allowing for inflation, which from 1996 to date is 49.78%

    Thats 19,471.81 euro for a Rover 214i ??

    That can't be right !

    What has inflation to do with it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,870 ✭✭✭✭ endacl


    Easiest way is to buy off the original OCD owner. My yoke had the original order docket with all the options listed in an envelope in the glove box!


  • Registered Users Posts: 220 ✭✭ Comment_below


    You know the Internet is older than 20/30 right?

    I do.

    However, are you saying the adoption of Internet by organisations and people was instant ?

    Or was it more linear?

    Can you recall a Rover.ie website in 1996?


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Couldn't find an Irish price but a Google search says they were 8775 sterling from new


  • Registered Users Posts: 220 ✭✭ Comment_below


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    What has inflation to do with it?

    A lot!

    You cannot scientifically compare 2 commodities from today and that of 25 years ago and comment that cars have got more/less expensive without factoring in inflation.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,545 ✭✭✭ Odelay


    I do.

    However, are you saying the adoption of Internet by organisations and people was instant ?

    Or was it more linear?

    Can you recall a Rover.ie website in 1996?

    Yes. I was on it. It was actually there from the early 90’s. defiantly there for the English match. They removed it late 2001. Something to do with the euro.


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,763 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    A lot!

    You cannot scientifically compare 2 commodities from today and that of 25 years ago and comment that cars have got more/less expensive without factoring in inflation.

    I don’t think anybody was comparing that or commenting on the price except you?
    You're not allowing for inflation, which from 1996 to date is 49.78%

    Thats 19,471.81 euro for a Rover 214i ??

    That can't be right !


  • Registered Users Posts: 220 ✭✭ Comment_below


    Odelay wrote: »
    Yes. I was on it. It was actually there from the early 90’s. defiantly there for the English match. They removed it late 2001. Something to do with the euro.

    What operating system were you using ? Morse code?


  • Registered Users Posts: 220 ✭✭ Comment_below


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    I don’t think anybody was comparing that or commenting on the price except you?

    The very 1st post by the OP asks for the price ?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 567 ✭✭✭ Burzum


    What operating system were you using ? Morse code?
    No more like Windows NT, The internet is around in Ireland since 1991.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,188 ✭✭✭ pg633


    The very 1st post by the OP asks for the price ?
    Unless it has been edited the OP doesn't mention the car.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 168 ✭✭ Fake Scores


    Sometimes the use of the expression 'World Wide Web' is more accurate than 'Internet'. Although they're often used synonymously now in the original sense the internet was the hardware infrastructure developed by the US military in the late 60s - ARPA a network of networks that could survive single or multiple node destruction. In the mid 80s a new way of transmitting information over this network using URLs and Browsers gave birth to the Web. Which came in to mass usage in the mid to late 90s. Email and Porn being the killer apps that pushed it from a marginal phenomena over to world conquest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,930 ✭✭✭ xabi


    The very 1st post by the OP asks for the price ?

    Exactly, the price when new, not what it would be in todays money.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,550 ✭✭✭ whippet


    The very 1st post by the OP asks for the price ?

    the OP was looking for the original price - you are the only one bringing inflation in to it ...... the original price has nothing to do with the current price and it wasn't requested


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,636 ✭✭✭ Midnight_EG


    I do.

    However, are you saying the adoption of Internet by organisations and people was instant ?

    Or was it more linear?

    Can you recall a Rover.ie website in 1996?

    I can't recall much from 1996, I was only 5 sure


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,763 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    They were £13000 in 1999 anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 207 ✭✭ Doublebusy


    Was there 2 shapes available in the 1996 214
    Square one and similar civic hatch shaped


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,763 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    Wasn’t the Civic one the 400 ?

    The old squared off bigger model finished in 1995 I think.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 220 ✭✭ Comment_below


    Sometimes the use of the expression 'World Wide Web' is more accurate than 'Internet'. Although they're often used synonymously now in the original sense the internet was the hardware infrastructure developed by the US military in the late 60s - ARPA a network of networks that could survive single or multiple node destruction. In the mid 80s a new way of transmitting information over this network using URLs and Browsers gave birth to the Web. Which came in to mass usage in the mid to late 90s. Email and Porn being the killer apps that pushed it from a marginal phenomena over to world conquest.

    Becareful there, that's a lot on factual information for boards.ie.

    Isn't it amazing that a 1999 Rover 214i cost 19.5k euro allowing for inflation in todays money.


    Was the Rover 214i considered a good car in 1996/1999?

    It's before my time


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