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How much does mileage take off the price of a car?

All other things being equal (age, condition, service history etc), how much does mileage take off the price of a used car?

If I was looking at two identical 145s, one with say 20,000 miles more than the other, what would be the rough difference in price?

I guess there must be reference guides with tables showing this sort of thing but Parkers "assumes" a mileage dependent on age and doesn't give this info...

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I don't know what the written rule is on that matter. Under 15,000 miles per year (some say 10,000 in Ireland) is deamed average, and therefore anything above this brings the price down.
Expect 10% off I guess.
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10% per 10,000 miles or 10% per year?

I know it depends on the individual car but I need a guide price to allow me to start haggling...
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Give us some specifications; age, model, mileage, variant, trim level etc and we'll give you a guideline price.

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I know Parkers have changed their system so you have to pay if you want mileage adjustmnent.
Try www.whatcar.co.uk I think they still do a mileage adjustment.
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of course it depends.. I've just got a 75 and it's got 130k on it. I paid the same as I would have for a less mileage car, but this car had a good history, plenty of service invoices all from the same garage, which I also use.

But on a 145/6/55/64 less would almost be better. but good regular services are worth a couple of hundred, if that's what it comes down too.
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Once over about three to four years old mileage becomes much less relevent to such other considerations as servicing and especially condition. Don't expect a massive amount (if any thing) off, after all a good motor with more miles will be a better buy than a low mileage banger!
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Just had another thought:

Check the mileage against the service schedule. A car with 70k will probably have had a new cam belt and major service (very expensive). one with 40k more than likely won't and could cost more to buy plus the service to come!
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You can get free Glass' Guide trade-in valuations here:

http://pps.virtual-showroom.co.uk/sc...no&sessionid=0

But bear in mind that this is trade-in value only, so you'll have to pay a bit more, but still handy as a guide.
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20k difference will make around £500-£1000 difference on the price. Glass's adjust all values for mileage and so should you. I think you can still get a used car value using glass's at the vauxhall website.
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I'm glad you said that - it's making me feel better having just handed over the money for my new 145 - a bit pricey!!

Low mileage, mint condition and full Alfa service history meant he wouldn't budge!!

Never mind - I'm chuffed to bits and can't wait until the weekend when I pick it up!!
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Thanks for that link, it's just valued my absolutely mint 106k mile '95N 164 TSpark with full dealer history at 245 quid now that's a lot of car for not very much money.
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Sorry - I worked in the Motor trade for 6 years (new and used) and there is no way you can describe a 104k car as 'mint'.

Like it or not 164 are worth nowt..... The engine is usually worth more in the case of the V6's. Id say that £265 is a bit harsh, but £3-400 is its money.
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Should have qualified that as mint for the mileage. Not one scratch or dent. And it drives like new. The previous owner had it from new and must have spent thousands on it. All the more reason not to sell it I suppose. I'd far rather have it than the year older punto in worse condition that a mate of mine's just bought for twice what I paid for mine. Goes to show that value is in the eye of the beholder. I certainly wouldn't let it go for 300 quid.
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Yeah lets be honest chaps. Regardless of it being a new or old car, if its an Alfa and you keep it longer than a nanosecond youre going to loose on it!

Sorry but I really dont get people who buy brand new cars unless; a you are loaded and dont care; b, you plan to keep it forever or c, its on 0% finance and plan to do b also! You just loose far too much. With the amount of unoffical pre reg that goes on these days, you may as well let someone else run it in for you if u really have to have new.


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I agree - I don't think I'll ever buy a new car - given the choice of the kudos of being the first owner or a few grand in my pocket I'd go for the latter!!

I originally started this thread to gauge opinion on the various things that affect the cost of a used car. The information I gathered allowed me to haggle the dealer down to a lower price and although the 145 I bought is more than list price, it has:

41,000 miles on the clock
Full Alfa Service History
Cam belt, tensioners etc being done as part of pre-delivery service
3 month warranty on EVERYTHING (I pressed him on this - he is big on customer satisfaction)
6 months tax
12 mths MOT

I'll keep you posted whether it was worth the extra cash...


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like most we buy these cars not fore there resale value or reliability or even the ease of dealerships , but for the passion, how many 1983 bmw,s look good?? alfa 33 still looks good on the e reg
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by spooky:
<strong>

Sorry but I really dont get people who buy brand new cars unless; a you are loaded and dont care; b, you plan to keep it forever or c, its on 0% finance and plan to do b also! </strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">When I bought my GTV 2.0 Lusso - "All of the Above.

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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Ralf S.:
<strong> <blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by spooky:
<strong>

Sorry but I really dont get people who buy brand new cars unless; a you are loaded and dont care; b, you plan to keep it forever or c, its on 0% finance and plan to do b also! </strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">When I bought my GTV 2.0 Lusso - "All of the Above.

Ralf S. </strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">laughing laughing laughing You are a lucky man Ralf!! If I keep saving my pennies one day I'll be able to afford a GTV...
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by edgriffiths:
<strong>I agree - I don't think I'll ever buy a new car - given the choice of the kudos of being the first owner or a few grand in my pocket I'd go for the latter!!

I originally started this thread to gauge opinion on the various things that affect the cost of a used car. The information I gathered allowed me to haggle the dealer down to a lower price and although the 145 I bought is more than list price, it has:

41,000 miles on the clock
Full Alfa Service History
Cam belt, tensioners etc being done as part of pre-delivery service
3 month warranty on EVERYTHING (I pressed him on this - he is big on customer satisfaction)
6 months tax
12 mths MOT

I'll keep you posted whether it was worth the extra cash...</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">How much was it? You didnt meantion how old it was so I cant guess.......... what made you go for the 1.8 instead of the 'mans engine' 2.0?
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Sorry, I realised I had forgotten to put the age on - it is a 97P (July 97 to be precise) - have a guess at the price... (this will probably depress me so bear in mind the things I listed)

There wasn't a 2.0 in my area when I was looking for a 145 - as a beginner I should have quite enough to play with with the 1.8!!
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by ukoldschool:
<strong> <blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by edgriffiths:
<strong>I agree - I don't think I'll ever buy a new car - given the choice of the kudos of being the first owner or a few grand in my pocket I'd go for the latter!!

I originally started this thread to gauge opinion on the various things that affect the cost of a used car. The information I gathered allowed me to haggle the dealer down to a lower price and although the 145 I bought is more than list price, it has:

41,000 miles on the clock
Full Alfa Service History
Cam belt, tensioners etc being done as part of pre-delivery service
3 month warranty on EVERYTHING (I pressed him on this - he is big on customer satisfaction)
6 months tax
12 mths MOT

I'll keep you posted whether it was worth the extra cash...</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">How much was it? You didnt meantion how old it was so I cant guess.......... what made you go for the 1.8 instead of the 'mans engine' 2.0?</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">eh...!! naughty

wots up with the 1.8 !?
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">eh...!! naughty

wots up with the 1.8 !?<hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Its not a 2.0 simple really..... wink Bit like back in the 60's you could order a mustang fastback just like Steve McQueens, but with the 6 pot engine rather than the fire breathing V8... why? youll only end up regretting it.....
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Re: How much does mileage take off the price of a car?

I dont know why motorists are fleeced so much in Ireland. I bought a lovely 1980 ford escort 1.3L 4 dr (81,000 Miles) in the uk recently and of course customs are treating it as if it were some exotic ferrari. It has some minor rust patches but is essentially mint.
Does anybody know what this is worth in todays values? I know the value of old cars is really decided by what a buyer is willing to pay but there must be some benchmark. It has been classed as a classic car for customs purposes so I am dreading the VRT(vehicle registration tax) that will be due on it.
Ye guys in the UK dont know how lucky ye are when it come to cars and taxes
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Re: How much does mileage take off the price of a car?

AlfaGuy... I'll give ya €300 for it...

All you need to do is print out a bunch of trade adverts from the UK describing a similar car, and turn up to register it.
It's about 21% or something depending on the price...
Look on www.oasis.gov.ie for more info... I found it there recently.
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