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How to sell a 2000 Toyota Avensis?

Hi,

I have a Toyota Avensis that I want to sell for export. It's year 2000 with 180,000 miles on the clock. The car is still running but the head gasket is not far from going (have to fill coolant up regularly). Do you know who might buy car from me and how much I'd get?

Ken Hayes (Cashel)

Jan 2013 Filed under: used car values

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Why do Irish car buyers not get discounts?

Hi,

I wonder if you could explain something I don't really understand about the Irish car buying market, even though I have a big interest in cars and the industry. Why is it that Irish car buyers hardly ever seem to get the sort of discounts that buyers in Britain do? I'm not just referring to the fact that overall new and used prices are cheaper there.

I wanted to buy a new or nearly new Peugeot 508 here recently and thought I would get a reasonable discount, which I pushed for, as that model does not sell as well as many of it's rivals and I thought the Peugeot dealer would be delighted to sell a saloon seeing as the market for them is declining so much and so many people now want SUVs instead. Alas, I could not get any sort of decent discount for a new or nearly new 508. It is well known that in Britain the buyer often gets a sizeable discount for car types or models that lag behind many rivals in sales, or for certain brands such as Vauxhall/Opel and Citroen. From what I observe and hear, you don't get decent discounts either for certain makes and models here in Ireland.

Higher VRT and other taxes here, don't explain these differences alone. I thought with Brexit and the vast increase in used and nearly new imports that Irish dealers would be more price competitive, but I'm surprised also that the prices of good fresh second hand cars here haven't come down more in this backdrop. For some good reasons, I'd prefer to buy here than from abroad, but it just seems that Irish car buyers can't catch the breaks that UK buyers get at all! Do you agree with me or can you kindly explain these differences in both markets?

Thanks, JC

JC Holohan (Waterford)

Jun 2018 Filed under: used car values

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Original value of 2009 Discovery?

Hi,

I am trying to find the original market value of a 2009 Land Rover Discovery 3 Commercial. Can you assist please

Thanks

Gearoid Flannery (Cork)

May 2018 Filed under: used car values

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Average price for an older Opel Astra?

Hello there!

I would like to ask what was the average price for an 1998 Opel Astra hatchback in 2011? I need an answer to prove I sold it at a good price (the buyer paid €600).

Klaudyna Biesaga (Cavan)

Jan 2013 Filed under: used car values

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Value of a 2015 Kia Soul diesel?

What is the used car value of a 2015 (151) Kia Soul EX CRDi with 100,000km on the clock? It has a full service history and was recently serviced.

Mary Kinsella (Dublin)

Jun 2018 Filed under: used car values

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Thoughts on my Touran's value?

Hi there, just want to get another opinion on trade in value.

I bought a 162 Volkswagen Touran in a Highline spec with the 2.0-litre engine not 1.6 and the car cost me just slightly over the €40k mark. We have been pricing around to trade up for a 182 Tiguan Allspace and I've tried five to six Volkswagen dealers with the highest  of €22k as a trade-in value for my own car, so that’s a loss of €18k in two years and there was me thinking buying a VW was a sound bet!

I also contacted Volkswagen Ireland and the response I got was "your local dealer is best equipped to give you the best trade in." Is it any wonder people are deciding to go to the UK to buy when there is a serious rip off culture in this country? I look forward to your thoughts on this.

Thanks

David

David Hayes (Dunmanway )

May 2018 Filed under: used car values

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Value of a 2009 Citroen C4?

Value of a 2009 Citroen C4 with 200,000 kilometres on the clock?

Bali Bhao (Kilkenny)

Apr 2018 Filed under: used car values

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Market value of a 2004 Fiat Panda?

Market value of a 2004 Fiat Panda?

Mervyn Thompson (Dundalk)

Jan 2013 Filed under: used car values

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Looking for value of a 2005 Jaguar XK...

Hi, I am looking for value of a 2005 Jaguar XK Convertible that has had two owners, 55,900 miles on the clock, is black with cream leather, in good condition.

Many thanks,

Conor

Conor Molloy (Dublin)

Jan 2013 Filed under: used car values

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Is this petrol BMW 5 Series too cheap?

Hi,

I am thinking of purchasing a second hand 2004 BMW 520 2.2 petrol for €5,500 with 91k on the clock. When I compare similar models same year for sale they are minimum €6k more expensive. Am I missing something or just getting a good deal? Just an opinion please.

Thanks, J

John Hickey (Dublin)

Feb 2013 Filed under: used car values

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