a relative of mine passed away and the family are looking at either trying to sell it or asking a garage to take the car and accept what they offer.
It only has about 10k km and has been sitting idle for about 2 years. It may need new tyres, wipers stuff like that but otherwise is in A1 condition. It even has a padre pio sticker (which bumps value by at least 30%! :) )
I checked carzone and similar aged cars go for between 8 and 10k, with mileage starting at 80k km.
One garage offered €6,500 to take it away.
I would have to get it started, checked over, replace what needs replacing, NCT and tax it.
What would ye advise?
Thanks in advance.
Go onto the likes of Joe Duffy and Zucar, upload photos and they will come back with a valuation. These valuations are usually aligned to its' trade value but they will reduce their offer accordingly if it needs tyres, nct, etc when they inspect it but at least you have a rock bottom asking price to work from. If your willing to put new tyres, fresh NCT, etc on it then you will get more for it by selling privately. Flip side is that you have an offer of 6,500 now to take it away as is which might suit you. So how much you get for it will really depend on how much effort you want to put into selling it.
Thank you as ever Bazz.
If I were to do the few bits and bobs, how much might I expect for it? The anticipated price will dictate whether it will be worth putting the effort in to achieve that figure over and above the current offer.
€6500 is a good offer to be shut with it i suppose. It is low mileage which is a plus but it sounds like it does need recommissioning.
If it needs a service/battery/tyres/NCT etc, is it worth spending €1k to sell it for €8k instead? Probably not.
You wont see the higher end of the market even with your low mileage as yours will be a private sale IMO.
It's hard to know to be honest, I think you would want to be getting well over 7k for it privately to make it worth your while. New tyres are going to be cheap enough, a standard service might be a few hundred quid assuming that is all it needs. Problem is what if it doesn't pass the NCT then you have already committed money to it. What are the brakes like, it could need new discs, pads and shoes also if they are seized after sitting up for 2 years. You would probably want to only be spending no more than €500/600 on getting it in a sellable position to make it work selling it yourself imo.
I'd get it looked at my a mechanic as it is now as see what they say. If it needs a good bit of money spent on it then I'd probably just take the 6500 on offer from the garage. Maybe see if you squeeze another few quid out of them?