I guess it's the old adage of it only being worth what someone is willing to pay, and as such it seems in line with other private sales out there. I'd be willing to listen to sensible offers, however I have just given over £1k to make sure that the timing chain is replaced and it runs perfectly, the offer couldn't be THAT sensible!
To be honest, it always grated me that it was registered on the 30th December - why not just wait a few more days and make it an '09 car? Oh well!
Seems a bit steep. I know you can get a decent premium on a Pro Drive model but my 2007 2.2 Brera which had new timing chain, powerflexed front suspension, new discs and pads on the front, remap, Eibach springs and lower mileage went for over 4 grand less. Asking prices seem a long, long way from selling prices with Brera's..
However, if somebody wants a good prodrive Brera you might do all right. Let us know how it goes.
That's what they're going for, they fetch good money. It doesn't matter if a trader is selling it or not as these cars are rare. They will only go up in price not down of course it depends on the miles and condition that will sell the car trade or private.
The car is still for sale but needs to go pretty soon. Have dropped the price down to £9k. - hopefully there's someone out there who wants a proper prodrive Brera, as in my opinion this one's now a bit of a bargain and would love it to go to someone who's going to care for it as I have.
Dealers also give out the car on credit so usually ask a full mark up, by paying cash or how ever on the day can sometimes get a car cheaper if a dealer needs space or is sick of advertising the same car. As i've stated the car is rare so you can ask what a dealer is asking too. But with that being said you need a buyer, someone that wants a Brera S. Don't keep dropping the price it may suggest you have had no interest from people that may have viewed or test drove it and passed it off
I once advertised a car in AutoTrader magazine (yep, a long time ago) about half a dozen times over the course of about 3-4 months.
It sold for £14.5k in the end, only 500 quid less than in the first ad.
But I had time on my side...
If you need to get rid sharpish, and it sounds like you do, then I guess you'll take more or less anything.
Have you got a price off WeBuyAnyCar or equivalent?
I'd imagine you'd get at least £7.5k if really desperate.
Past: GTV T.Spark Lusso(owned 8 years) Present: 948 Spider LE(bought Nov. '10) Future: 8C (in my dreams )
Previously (selective): Porsche 944 Turbo; Porsche 944S; Jaguar XJ6; Audi Coupe; Mark 2 Golf GTI.
It wasn't when it was a black & white magazine was it lussoman, before it became colour then on the net? I use to look for the salvage cars section at the back, whey back when you could make a profit from a cat D once repaired. Or better still ring one. I think in the 1990's everyone had a ringer in Manchester. Every XR2 had been rung, sometimes twice
Ha ha, I'd forgotten about the black and white days!
I do remember it was in colour, I can still picture the photo in the ad now of my old Baltic blue 944 Turbo.
It was 1999, the year I went self employed.
I did once own a dodgy Mark 3 Escort XR3i that strangely came with an older XR3 interior!
Ebay used to be good for reaching a lot of people. I sold 2 Alfas on there about 10 years ago but all you now seem to get are ridiculous bids from chancers. Having said that, I did buy my 2007 2.2jts Brera there a couple of years ago. It didn't reach the reserve price but I managed to get it for £7300 with a bit of negotiation.
If you take a look at past selling prices on ebay the figures are pretty low for most cars.
The Prodrive model is a niche market within the already niche Brera market so you need somebody who appreciates why your car is advertised for more than the standard model.