1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Selling the S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by consilio, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. consilio
    Offline

    consilio Up the owls!

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Jan 30, 2011]
    Evening,

    Just placed an ad online for my S3 and having not had a lot of experience in selling cars, I thought I would see what you all thought. Any constructive criticism welcome as well as comments on the asking price?

    2007 AUDI S3 S3 Quattro 3dr Hatchback

    Thanks
    #1
  2. PaulAr
    Offline

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,070
    Likes Received:
    180
    [Jan 30, 2011]
    Cheap car IMO, would imagine it well sell easy enough and I wouldnt reduce the price too much as I reckon its already priced right.

    good luck
    Paul
    #2
  3. Ads
    Offline

    Ads License to drive

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    8,222
    Likes Received:
    581
    [Jan 30, 2011]
    Maybe a few better photos... i.e. a close up straight on front shot, a side on shot, and also a better photo of the interior with rns-e display on and close up of dials etc.

    Other than that I'd say you've got the info spot on.
    #3
  4. S3RYE
    Offline

    S3RYE Interior Next!!

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    3,460
    Likes Received:
    68
    [Jan 31, 2011]
    your interior looks brand new!! cheap car that!!
    #4
  5. Ash B
    Offline

    Ash B Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,832
    Likes Received:
    77
    [Jan 31, 2011]
    As said looks like you priced it right and agree with Paul wouldnt lower it too much. As aythree said get some better photos like full front, side and rear and interior looks lovely. Should sell quite easy considering price. Good luck
    #5
  6. consilio
    Offline

    consilio Up the owls!

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Jan 31, 2011]
    Thanks for the feedback gents. I will add some more photo's, the ones on there already were just some I had knocking about on the laptop - Car needs a good clean first lol
    #6
  7. tku
    Offline

    tku Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Jan 31, 2011]
    Cheap cheap cheap you cheeseball.
    #7
  8. consilio
    Offline

    consilio Up the owls!

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Jan 31, 2011]
    I guess you think i should increase the price then? lol
    #8
  9. MartayMcFly
    Offline

    MartayMcFly Booooooost Regional Rep VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,732
    Likes Received:
    320
    [Jan 31, 2011]
    Seems about right price for a private seller, I'd say. Nice motor though, why are you selling it?
    #9
  10. paddy
    Offline

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Messages:
    5,133
    Likes Received:
    124
    [Jan 31, 2011]
    Looks like a great way of getting round the "don't advertise your car on the general discussion thread" rules :lmfao:
    #10
  11. Ash B
    Offline

    Ash B Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,832
    Likes Received:
    77
    [Jan 31, 2011]
    I think he getting a new S4
    #11
  12. consilio
    Offline

    consilio Up the owls!

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Jan 31, 2011]
    LOL, not at all, I just wanted some feedback

    Looks like I have a stalker ;-) S4 should be here by end of Feb
    #12
  13. Sparkie
    Offline

    Sparkie Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 31, 2011]
    Looks like a very good advert, clearly well looked after and at the right price. If you were more local to me I would consider it myself.

    The only way you could improve on it would be to specify how many stamps are in the book and at what dates/mileages.
    #13
  14. MartayMcFly
    Offline

    MartayMcFly Booooooost Regional Rep VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,732
    Likes Received:
    320
    [Jan 31, 2011]
    If you were closer to me, I'd maybe make you an offer too. I'm looking to move up to a decent 8P, and buying from in the forum community seems like it's a safer option than just a random seller. Just need to find a few grand extra, and the right car.
    #14
  15. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,166
    Likes Received:
    694
    [Jan 31, 2011]
    Good luck with selling and all the best with the S4!
    #15
  16. PaulAr
    Offline

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,070
    Likes Received:
    180
    [Feb 1, 2011]
    IMO distance means nothing for the right car, particularly if you are looking for something specific.
    I travelled from the North east to Slough and pleased I did.

    3 yrs of pleasurable ownership for 1 day inconvenience and a tank of fuel is moe than worth it.
    However if you are not fussy about mileage/colour/spec then I guess they will likely be something local.

    Assuming the car is as described I would say thats a lot of car for the money.

    Cheers
    Paul
    #16
  17. Vertigo1
    Offline

    Vertigo1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    3,257
    Likes Received:
    465
    [Feb 1, 2011]
    Price looks about right to me. Parkers' guide price is about £1k higher but that's with half the mileage, although yours has a load of options which would offset that a bit.
    #17
  18. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,166
    Likes Received:
    694
    [Feb 1, 2011]
    Well said the King of Newcastle
    #18
  19. consilio
    Offline

    consilio Up the owls!

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Feb 1, 2011]
    Totally agree, except me and a mate once drove forms northants to Gateshead to look at a car for him. We got there and it was a right shed and not as described, even the wheel barings were totally shot. A wasted day and a tank of fuel, and to add to the misery we ran out of petrol on the way home arrgggghhh (not in the S3)
    #19
  20. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,166
    Likes Received:
    694
    [Feb 1, 2011]
    You shudda known better, your mate showed me the pic from the advert

    [​IMG]

    :ninja:
    #20
  21. jb0o
    Offline

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,631
    Likes Received:
    109
    [Feb 1, 2011]
    Lmfao, nice.

    Car looks lovely, was actually going through payment options for this car last night with a calculator!

    £14-£15k is budget :(
    #21
  22. PaulAr
    Offline

    PaulAr S3 (8P)

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,070
    Likes Received:
    180
    [Feb 1, 2011]
    Done the same, more than than once! I could tell a tale or two about pointless road trips to buy cars.
    The worst thing is dealers are as unscrupulous as private sellers.

    Selling private is a royal PITA but worth it in the end when you see how much extra you have cash achieved.
    Hopefully you dont have too many mompadites to deal with and sell it on without too much grief.

    cheers
    Paul
    #22
  23. paddy
    Offline

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Messages:
    5,133
    Likes Received:
    124
    [Feb 1, 2011]
    morphodites...... my word of the day :)
    #23
  24. RonstarS3
    Offline

    RonstarS3 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Feb 1, 2011]
    #24
  25. thebott
    Offline

    thebott Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2010
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Feb 1, 2011]
    its so hard to price a car correctly mines for sale and i,m not sure if ive got it right !
    #25

Share This Page