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The High Street retailers will be going into full blown sale mode as everyone sits on their wallets until the election and we know how much we're going to get taxed by whoever wins.
Would such reluctance also stop people spending money on second hand cars they don't really need? If you needed a second hand car as a form of transport as opposed something to perv and polish aren't their far better personal transport solutions than decade old Alfas?
I'm not sure how you can see the prices in isolation from the vendors situation.
1. Symon needed to downsize and get more realistic due to impending fatherhood.
2. LandyM911 needed to sell as he'd returned to the 911 fold.
3. Rossa and her tastefully modified red 166 needs to sell to fund her MiTo.
4. Jacob's 'red style' Zendered GTV V6, he needed something he could afford to run and has bought another car already.
Perhaps the seller of the Blue GTV V6 needs to get their cash together for a deposit on a place, has another car lined up or has just come to realise after losing their job that their beloved Alfa needs to go?
I'm not sure how you compare some owners spending hundreds for trinkets that add no performance or reliability improvement to their cars with those that are prepared to lose a couple hundred pounds for a quick sale?
As much as we may love or idolise any car, knowing that £40 or £50 of each fill up goes straight to Gordon Brown to blow on whatever inept banker or unaccountable Quango is in vogue that week does somewhat take the shine off running them.
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