Unless you have to buy locally you will get better for the same price and less. They aren't bad looking cars but in the current market they are pricey.
No wonder prices are low when people on here keep going on about how cheap our cars are?!!
The 1st example is an 2001 3 owner 48,000 miler & the 2nd has a reg no' worth £300ish.
I've never bought 01s that cheap & Rednose is saying they're pricey
Prosective customers look on here for guidance before buying & a lot of you are helping keep prices low, even driving them lower, with these sort of statements.
Both these examples would break for more money than the sellers are asking.
Whatever happened to 'the whole is equal to the sum of the parts'?...or words similar.
I've just sold a Cup for £7500 & a Cup-a-like for £5800, plus have taken a deposit for another V6 at £3500. I spent a lot preparing them for retail &, although I doubt you'll believe me, there wasn't a lot of 'profit' in any of them(they all should've fetched between £500 to £1000 more but it's an uphill struggle against the odds). All of them took between 6 months & a year to sell....so to he who can wait.....£????
Prices could/should be higher but too many people are in a hurry to sell & throw away remarks like 'they're pricey
' when the cars in question represent v.good value doesn't help any of 'us'(& that includes owners on here).
People are regularly saying how much they've spent getting their car up to spec. I've had one member today contact me hoping to part exchange a V6 that he's spent over £2k on already, & it still needs a lot of money spending to bring it to what I'd call retail standard, for one of mine which is already prepared. It would've cost him less to buy from me to start with but many of you think my prices are unrealistic. If you enjoy doing the jobs yourself that's one thing but to then ignore the costs involved + labour is frankly madness.
We should also remember that although these cars are slightly impracticle, a bit thirsty & probably a 2nd or 3rd car to many.....they also are superb looking, a good driver's car, the V6's engine is an Italian masterpiece & basically very reliable... all for the price of a basic small family hatchback.
It's not only GTVs that take time to sell. There is a huge amount of competition out there, we should be high lighting the GTV's strong points not complaining about how long they can take to sell, IMO. If you want to turn any car into cash quickly then normally you have to accept a lower price than those who can afford or are prepared to wait.
I expect a certain amount of disagreement & flak from some of you but please refrain from being too personal....remember I'm trying to raise the GTV's image & hopefully it's value.....which would find it's way into your pockets as well.