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Where can I find out how much my car is worth?

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Yorkiegirl Thu 10-Feb-05 15:34:51

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granarybeck Thu 10-Feb-05 15:38:45

Parkers give you a value for you car as private, trade or part exchange price. You can access the site via the autotrader website. When we sold ours it seemed quite accurate. loking at the autotrader website also gives you an idea of what they are selling for.

Satine Thu 10-Feb-05 15:48:44

If you sell your car (or trade it in) to a dealership or garage you'll always get quite a bit less than you would if you sold it yourself (up to a couple of grand, for a £8 - £10 k car) but it's less hassle. A word of warning, though, if you do sell it yourself - DO NOT fall for the people who phone you up and say "We have a number of people interested in buying your car - pay us xxx and we'll put you in touch with them" I'm horribly ashamed to admit I once paid a firm like this £70 and of course never heard another word. I've seen stuff about them on Watchdog since. Good luck!

CountessDracula Thu 10-Feb-05 15:50:53

Glass's guide tis online somewhere

Yorkiegirl Thu 10-Feb-05 16:45:58

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RTKangaMummy Thu 10-Feb-05 17:12:44

I remember reading about a bloke who gives you a personal value for your car

I think there was a thread about him

His name is something like HONEST FRED

JanH Thu 10-Feb-05 17:18:08

Honest John , kanga (you were close!)

Ooooh, YG, are you trying to make me jealous?

JanH Thu 10-Feb-05 17:20:05

Glass's .

You have to pay for valuations though.

Do try Honest John, YG, if you email him with those details he will email you back with his opinion.

JanH Thu 10-Feb-05 17:24:09

And finally Parkers

RTKangaMummy Thu 10-Feb-05 17:24:50

Thanks JanH

Yorkiegirl Thu 10-Feb-05 17:52:15

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JanH Thu 10-Feb-05 17:53:27

Oh, was it?

But you are changing anyway? With the new Zafira you get a proper belt in the middle seat, don't you? I do like mine but that lapbelt really annoys me!

hub2dee Thu 10-Feb-05 17:56:45

RTKM, tried to CAT you. Wanted to ask about first aid course. Hope you get it.

Yorkiegirl, you could also try What Car - don't know if it is their own database or they have just 'borrowed' if from one of the other information suppliers...

Dealers will always give you low low value for your car, but you need to see if it weighs up against an extra special deal on the price of the new, and factor in the aggro - and risk - of selling it privately. If the car's not a lemon maybe consider trying to sell it on MN ? It's also worth going to several different second hand dealers. One may have a particular customer who has expressed an interest in a car like yours, and they may buy it for more than rock bottom trade price as they can see a quick profit. HTH.

Yorkiegirl Thu 10-Feb-05 17:58:53

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Yorkiegirl Thu 10-Feb-05 18:00:25

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nicm Thu 10-Feb-05 20:53:53

hi yorkie girl

don't worry if you thought the handbrake wasn't too good, i didn't like it at the start, was used to my 3 door 206!! but got used to it really quickly and now love it. touch wood - i've had no problems with it...the 206 was another story though. also the deciding factor for me was the ncap safety tests. my friend is a bit of a car freak and had decided on the zafira until he read the results. apparently he said on frontal impact the zafira got really bad reviews. the grand scenic has 5 stars. also go to another dealer and see what they offer you. i went to 3 before i got mine on 0% interest.


Yorkiegirl Thu 10-Feb-05 20:57:59

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Yorkiegirl Fri 11-Feb-05 11:17:43

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hub2dee Fri 11-Feb-05 11:46:41

YG, FYI, there was quite a discussion on 7 seaters plus lots of Zafira ino on this thread here. Let us know how your test drive went.

JanH Fri 11-Feb-05 11:54:49

Alternatively search for Zafira in text of current Products messages, there are several threads.

I really like mine except for 3 things and they have sorted 2 of them in the latest model - the proper seatbelt in the middle seat, and a 40/20/40 split middle bench (mine doesn't split at all).

The other thing is the lack of onboard stowage space for the parcel shelf and the boot carpet when you have the rear seats up.

Have you looked at Corolla Verso btw? All 5 rear seats fold flat into the floor.

JanH Fri 11-Feb-05 12:01:50

Honest John's Corolla Verso review - he likes it!

<<The UK Corolla Verso, and especially the diesel, is so much nicer to drive then the Zafira and so much more solid than the Scenic, it’s the ideal answer for anyone needing a commodious car that’s not too big yet can carry five adults and two children. Its closest competitor is the VW Touran TDI 140 and though the Touran TDI DSG is very good, the Corolla Verso is still a nicer drive.

On top of that, you can't get safer than the new Corolla Verso's Five Star NCAP crash safety rating.>>

List price is £16K though

Second hand maybe? (That was last Sept.)

Yorkiegirl Fri 11-Feb-05 12:02:34

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Yorkiegirl Fri 11-Feb-05 12:03:02

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JanH Fri 11-Feb-05 12:07:54

I would but the box is blank!!!

Will try again, hang on

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