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    Credit Crunch = second hand car values plummet

    Is it just me, or have second hand car values taken a big hit of late? There are S4s on autotrader from 4K.
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    basically yes plus anything newer than March 2001 with power

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    WOW, i just looked. Shame i have so many bits for mine lined up.
    I did find my car twin,lol
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    Mine is a 99 S4 with 170K. Lots of history. Probably worth not much at all!
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    I work in vehicle finance and we subscribe to Glass's Guide. I've been doing my job for 12 years and have never seen values fall so much in such a short period of time. An "average" 12k car has lost around 1700 from June's book to September's book.

    2006 A4 2.0TQ S-Line lost 650 in September's book. That is after losing 700 in August's book and 725 in July's.

    V plate Toyota Celica booking at 2200 lost 500 in August's book. Almost 25% in a month!!!!!!

    Madness!!!
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    Yup noticed it myself, good for buyers not so good for sellers

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    I wonder what's the best value sub-6 second 0-60 car out there at the minute?
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    B5 RS4 - pick a good one up for 17k ish I reckon

    B5 S4 - hard to beat if you can find a tidy one bang for buckness, boxter beater

    not sure about other marques

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    Yep, I paid 9,800 for my 99 T-reg S4 Avant with 75K miles on two and a bit years ago,.........now I'd be lucky to see 6,800.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser View Post
    B5 RS4 - pick a good one up for 17k ish I reckon

    B5 S4 - hard to beat if you can find a tidy one bang for buckness, boxter beater

    not sure about other marques
    RS4 deffo best bang (what a bang - different league to pretty much anything on the road barring exotica) for buck long term - once we come out of the other side of this downturn I reckon the rarity should nicely pull the value back up for good ones.

    S4 is better value short term - but if you throw a chunk of cash at it to get 'cheaper' RS4 performance you won't get it back at resale.

    I reckon audi is one of the safest marques to have your money in

    A 2.2d Mondeo optioned up is over 30k new - same spec 07 plates are going for 15k!
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    I pity anyone who bought a new Alpha lately...
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