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Trade in, or sell privately (incl photo)

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by paul_r, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. paul_r

    paul_r Member

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    Audi A3 2007 2.0 TDI.
    35k
    Full Audi SH
    Cambelt last year
    Alcantara/leather
    Individual colour
    2 owners
    4 new tyres
    Perfect bodywork and alloys
    Non smoker package and ipod connection
    Bought from Audi dealership

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    I have been offered £6,800 trade in. A friend in the trade says the trade in value is £7,500.
    It's as perfect an example as you will ever see.
     
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  3. Dean_T

    Dean_T Active Member

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    All depends on whether you need the cash to put towards another car - and if you want the hassle or are even able to keep two cars at once.
     
  4. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator
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    Sorry, I cannot work out what you are asking.

    If it's a for sale post, it will closed so please ask a specific question
     
  5. smurfworth

    smurfworth Well-Known Member
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    private, youll get more for it but have to wait longer
     
  6. gen.heinz guderian

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    you will get more selling privately, but if they offered you 6800 and your mate says its 7500, tell the dealer to up their price or no deal.
    Is your mate getting trade price from Glass`s guide?
     
  7. RobbieWebs

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    Is that from an audi garage or independent?
    I went to 4 garages and audi never offered best trade in. But not too far!
    Depends on ur budget buddy :)
     
  8. immo

    immo Stop me

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    And they give power to people like you? Scary stuff.

    Anyway, I wouldn't say that was a bad trade in offer imo but you could definitely get more private, 35k miles is really low for an 07
     
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    Thanks. I guess thats what i was after, someone to say thats not too bad an offer. Selling private can be a real pain.
     
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    6800 for a trade is pish for a 2007. It wasn't too long ago it was 12995 for a mint example :)
     
  11. danb986

    danb986 In awe of VCDS

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    :asskicking: That's asking for trouble lol
     
  12. Broken Byzan

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    I was on my phone and didn't see the question ( ish) in the title However I can still ban people on my phone so all is good :rtfm:
     
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  13. JohnE

    JohnE 2005 A3 Sport 1.6 FSI

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    I know this may seem an obvious point, but I always concentrate on the cost to change. I don't mind if the dealer gives me a terrible part ex offer if the car I'm buying is cheap - it's up to the dealer, but there's no point getting a better price selling privately just so you can go and pay over the odds for the next car.
     
  14. Artimus

    Artimus Shortback

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    ^What he said^

    Take the £6,800 and negotiate £1000 off the replacement. :)
     
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    Selling private you usually get more money.
     

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