I have a one-owner 2008 Ford S-Max 2.0 TDCi 140 Auto Titanium spec with 75,000km on the clock and wonder at approximate trade-in value? I see a wide variation in asking prices on the web. I am wondering if I should look to change it this year or next, or should hold on as it is a good car but don't want to be left with something worthless in a few years time.
Filed under choosing used car - Asked by Andrew Kelly (Limerick) - Tue, 17 May 2011 11:35
That is quite an unusual spec S-Max that you have and as such it is reasonably difficult to price it because there are lots of basic spec 1.8-litre diesels around with manual transmissions. If you were selling that privately I think you would want around €18,500 for it though you'd probably get around €17,000-€17,500 if you traded it in.
Once that car starts to creep towards 100,000km the value will drop quite a lot, so bear that in mind. But the thing is, what would you be replacing it with anyway? I would probably think of upgrading to a newer one if you are in that frame of mind and can afford to do so, because it is probably at its most valuable now as the mileage is reasonable.
It is a lovely car though and it will be costly to get another at that spec. I guess you need to sit down with the calculator and figure out what you can afford. You might need about €14,000 along with your own to get into something similar in a demo model 2011 car.
I hope this helps!Answered by: Complete Car Adviser