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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by smudge_don, Oct 25, 2010.

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    Hey guys

    As we all now know, the Audi is soon to be gone :( was just wanting to see what sort of figures people would suggest for selling her at

    So, very soon I will have a 3dr 2007 (07) Audi A3 2.0TDI (170) S-Line DSG for sale, with around 36k on the clock. Has a full Audi service history and is in impeccable order!

    The car is finished in lava grey and the paintwork is in top condition, with the front and rear bumpers having a fresh coat of paint in the next week or so. Car will also come with these added extras over the standard S-Line spec:

    Rear parking sensors
    Full front S3 bumper conversion
    Bi-xenon headlights
    Headlight washer jets
    Auto levelling system for headlights
    Auto wipers
    Auto headlights
    Coming home/leaving home lights
    S3 side skirts
    Cruise control

    As well as all the usual S-Line stuff:

    Full leather S-Line interior
    MFSW
    Black roof lining
    18" S-Line alloy wheels all with good tyres
    Dual zone climate control

    Any ideas? Bare in mind i'm looking for a quick sale as i need monies for the house deposit

    Cheers :happy:
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    Not sure, but hurry up and reply to my texts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    at a geuss i would say from a dealer or a trader they would have the car priced at around 13-16k maybe, couldnt really say without checking glass' for ya
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    When I was looking for a 5 door 2.0T DSG I reckoned on subtracting one pound for every mile and 100 pounds for every month old from a notional new price of 22k. The 3 door seems a bit more popular then the Sportback and the diesel not much cheaper so, using that benchmark I'd expect to see it at an Audi dealer for about 14,200. Add a hundred quid for every month newer than Feb 07. Looking at Audi used, that seems to be about right.

    I think you'd expect a few extras, so you have Xenons but no cruise or sat nav.
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    What texts?!

    Does have cruise control, sat nav is being taking out for another user :)
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    Prices on the net are all over the place!
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    Are you in a rush to sell chief? If not then use the higher price as a guide and see what interest you get...? It's always nice to be a "i'm in no rush" type seller, especially these days with so many free places to advertise your car.

    EDIT: I just read your original post, which says you are in a rush. Shame really, as that will mean a lower figure. Look at equiv Audi prices and reckon on about £2k less for your motor, so about £14k I reckon.

    Kind of ties in too with the figure you got above.
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    I was thinking less than that tbh!

    Cheers for the advice Nick :) unfortunately i need her gone in about 6 weeks MAX
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    FWIW When I sold my last car I started at top dollar as it had really low miles and good spec for a MK5 Gti. Top dollar was 14K then.

    Then I just refreshed my PH ad every week or 2 and dropped it £200 at a time until it eventrually sold for £12800.
    Had very little interest until it dropped under 13K then I could have sold it 3 times in the same week.

    I still achieved 2-3K more than selling to the trade or p/x.

    The secret is just pitching it at the right level to get some interest without giving it away, and keep reducing the price to reflect depreciation and keep the price attractive enough until its sold. Not easy.

    Good luck.
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    Bearing in mind that was typical monthly depreciation for that car at the time.
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    Ye that's the method i would usually use, but i need to pitch it at a price which is reasonable for me but will get people ringing me straight away

    Can't afford to have the car sitting there for more than a few weeks, so need to get it right from the start

    Any ideas of a guide price?
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    And also for what it's worth Parkers say this...

    Assumes 30k miles and you'd need to add a bit extra for non-standard items like full leather and parking sensors.
    Original Price£24,382 [​IMG] Franchised Dealer£14,275 [​IMG] Independent Dealer£13,725 [​IMG] Private Good £13,035 [​IMG] Private Poor £10,840 [​IMG] Part Exchange£12,075 [​IMG] Original Price£24,382 [​IMG] Franchised Dealer£14,275 [​IMG] Independent Dealer£13,725 [​IMG] Private Good £13,035 [​IMG] Private Poor £10,840 [​IMG] Part Exchange£12,075 [​IMG]

    And, We Buy Any Car would give you £10,400.

    And yes, I am bored at work today!!

    One question though Jordon, is yours a Quattro?
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    :laugh: Thanks Nick

    WBAC can fcuk right off, i don't know how anyone can get SO desperate so that they have no choice but to use them

    Not a Quattro unfortunately
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    No sweat mate. :thumbsup:

    I wouldn't advise WBAC either, it was just for comparison.

    I reckon the Parkers value of £13,035, add about £1kish for the leather, and other options you've got, and a bit for good measure and being knocked down etc.
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    it's worth 3p, but i'll give you 5p for it

    :D
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    Audi dealerships use Cap to value trade in's so here's the cap valuation for your vehicle:

    Audi A3 Diesel Hatchback 2.0 TDi 170 S-Line 3dr S-Tronic 2007 07 @ 36k

    Trade in - £12000
    Suggested Retail Price - £13795

    This does not take into account any options/mods just a stock vehicle. Its always worth a quick look on Autotrader to get a flavour of market conditions as well.
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    my old bot just sold a 3 door sline with leather etc, not bixenons or s3 kit for 15,500, mind you it had only done 18000 and it really was pristine unmodified andit was an 08, factor in his warrenty and make your own price
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    just to give you an idea the dealer i work for have got a 07 red 3 door 2.0tdi 170 DSG with full black leather , cruse control , park distance control and with 48.000 miles on it they want £13.795 for it so yours has to be worth more than that surely with all the S3 stuff on it and xenon's etc...
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    Thanks for all the help guys

    What we reckon, start her off at £13,995?
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    Damn, I was £5 off!! Is there a prize for the nearest??
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    Here, have a crayon

    [​IMG]

    :)
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    :yahoo:
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    :laugh:
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    I would say 14k. Weigh up the sentiment of all the
    mods you have done - some may approve, others discouraged. I would say a dealer is reluctant to take a heavily modded car irrespective of it being OEM mods

    Good luck with the sale and house purchase.
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    Yeh go for that Jords - £14k see how it goes lad, GLWS..
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    Cheers guys :wub:
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    Its ok lad :wub:
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    i loved your car jords
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    Me too

    She's sitting in the car park atm, haven't touched her for about 3 weeks now :(
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    I think 14k is a reasonable asking price, as I was looking for an S-Line TDi back in July, and they're really like gold-dust, especially with 36k on the clock too.

    I finally had to give in to a 70k'er, but paid 12.5 for it. Swings and roundabouts I guess.
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    i think 14k is a very fair asking price for such a nicely modded car such as yours i think it will sell strait away
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    Yeh hope all goes well Jords!
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    glws buddy and if you still have those brakes when i have resonable cash ill be there
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    Cheers guys

    Wheels and brakes both need to go, anyone wanting them should just make me a sensible offer as i need them gone

    Car will be advertised at the weekend :(
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    How much you after jords for brakes?
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    Got em up for 1100 atm mate, so sensible offers considered :)

    Only done about 4000miles so they're like new
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    the main putoff for me is the green, im sorry but i like mine to look as oem as possible, that being said ive not the sufficent funds to do the mod considering id be going s3 fronts on the rear etc, id be looking to retro a new master cylinder and new hoses to eliminate any brake spongeyness, this all being said if i had the spare funds (not tied up waiting for buckets) i would buy them right away so someone save me from having debt collectors at my door and buy them please
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    The calipers can be refurbed, and there will be pedal travel I'm afraid, why would you need to replace the master cyclinder...
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    i assumed that if i repliced it with a larger one i could presurise the system more and therefore reduce travel, im not after brakes for the performance, just looks like tts buckets :ninja:
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