I need to sell my old Audi as my parents are very kindly giving me their old car.
The Audi is a sliver/grey A4 from 1999, so its old but mileage is only 70,000 and although its got a few dents and marks it really goes very well and I'm sure would be a good car for someone. We buy any car will give me £265 and want to take £50 of that for their trouble.
Seem crazy to me - a whole car to sell and I can only get £215.
Tbh I'm not expecting loads more but it would be nice to sell it to someone who would get something from it - I'm sure there's someone out there that would pay say £400 - £450 for a solid, reliable car even if it is a bit old. I just don't know how to find them
What do the wise ladies of Mumsnet think? Should I try ebay?? Are there other online listings to try?
I just got rid of such a car, but I have to say I gave it away (much as your parents are doing) to a friend. The trouble is the book price of a car that age is virtually worthless so although you know it it is super reliable etc etc (as did I with mine) will a complete stranger just take your word for it? When it comes to insuring it an insurance company will only insure it for the book price so I think that makes it pretty hard to get rid of. Unless you know someone, who knows it is reliable, who wants it. I gave mine to a friend who couldn't otherwise afford a car and (touch wood) it is still going strong. Not very helpful sorry (and by the way I do agree that it seems crazy that that is what happens with cars).
thanks all for your thoughts - I'll look into Facebook. And Lilian,you're exactly right - I just don't know anyone that's in that situation. It's frustrating not to be able to match car and suitable owner! Feels like such a waste but maybe that's just how it is.
Use gum tree or auto trader, as long as the car has mot on it you should get £500 plus all day long. If the car has no mot it's pretty much scrap value at £150 as people aren't interested in the risk. Try gum tree first as it's free to list and loads of people browse it
good luck with gumtree - it is scammer central. You get massive amounts of timewasting and then the crook starts talking about sending a 'shipping agent'...
ebay will cost you £40-odd to advertise it.
unfortunately the Great British Public has been fooled into thinking newer cars are better, and that it really matters if there are a couple of tiny scratches. So old cars are worthless and we waste huge amounts of resources building new ones.
young guy at work is taking car from me - giving me £100 and keeping whatever he can sell it for on top of that. He's confident he can get a few hundred and has probably got a better network for that kind of thing than me - plus more motivation and time. So hopefully he'll do okay out of it and I'll have a 100 quid and no hassle.
excellent - sounds like a result. Sign the V5 and move on, it is all you can do.
very sad to scrap my ultra-smooth running, 100% reliable 15 year old car, but the welding needed (was it???) was just getting too expensive. (and to be fair it was coming to the end of another set of tyres, another £200)