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2 cars without NCTs

  • 28-04-2022 11:07am
    Registered Users Posts: 3 c markievicz

    I find myself with 2 cars to sell - I am not looking for any offers here other than advice. Both belonged to elderly relatives - One a 161 i20 Hyundai probably fine mechanically but with paint and bodywork damage that would probably cost 2500 to put right and a bit sad looking inside- no NCT and no tax. The other 171 Toyota Yaris again no NCT mechanically sound no tax but with more minor body work damage, pristine interior. I do not live in the area both cars are so do not want the hassle of selling them through donedeal etc but is there are there likely garages etc who would take them off my hands for a fair price? Any one any experience of this?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,297 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Henry Ford III

    You'll probably get low balled by a garage OP.

    The cars are worth more with an valid NCT, and it'll also point out many issues. Might be worth putting them through the test.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,160 ✭✭✭ Andrewf20

    Id agree. Id imagine young cars like these with be low risk of NCT failure.

  • Registered Users Posts: 75,871 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn

    Both up and running would be cars in very high demand in the current climate.

    What you should do is get the details of both cars, milage, spec and about 10 photos's, check with local dealers if they would be willing to make offers on them. Age wise they are both at about the tail end of what a main dealer for each brand would sell on their forecourt so it may be more worthwhile going to a non main dealer who sells lots of mid priced used cars instead to see if they are interested.

    I'd say pricewise if you could get 60% of the cheapest trade retail Yaris of same age and 40% of cheapest trade retail of the Hyundai that would be a good starting point to be looking for. Not seeing the cars I'd be concerned that the €2500 estimate in damage could be a lot more when actually fixed, one persons 'minor body work damage' is another persons near write off.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,843 ✭✭✭ PsychoPete

    I'd throw both of them through the nct first and go from there

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,114 ✭✭✭✭ mickdw

    Have you proper title to both cars.

    Have the owners passed away?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,816 ✭✭✭ BronsonTB

    Have you tried these for a price (as cars are now) -


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