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S3 Selling Advice

Bells Jun 11, 2019

  1. Bells

    Bells Registered User

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    So the time has come to get rid of my S3, I’ve enjoyed the car but have fancied a change for a little while now and when a 68 reg S5 came up the other week for a bargain price at a BMW dealer I couldn’t refuse.

    Problem is now I’m trying to sell my car and rather than get ripped off via p/x I’m wondering what you all recommend in terms of trying to get a quick sale with the car ready to go vs getting the best price. I’ve tried Tootle but the offers are for the most part insulting :tearsofjoy: I’m currently debating listing on Autotrader at a cheap price and hoping a dealer comes along and offers to take it off me, is this likely?

    So what do you think this car is worth, and what can I reasonably expect to get without a private sale which I don’t want the hassle of?

    3door, May 17 registered with 15k miles and 4 new tyres last month and major service with Audi.

    Options: 19” Alloys, Mag Ride, Black Ed; Privacy Glass and B&O Sound System, Super Sport Seats, Extended Leather, Parking System Plus, Hill Hold Assist, Tech Pack Advanced with Virtual Cockpit, Folding Wing Mirrors, Red Brake Calipers and 5 year Audi warranty.

    Any help appreciated :icon thumright:
     
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  3. oli356

    oli356 Registered User

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    With a good spec like that, I would try Autotrader for sure... looks like its got every option apart from pano roof!
     
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  4. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Phone this guy he might be interested he bought my s3 off me and a couple of other members on here too
    07710626110 atif hes got a wee high performance car dealership in Glasgow and travels to buy cars mate
     
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  5. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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    Definitely worth trying AT, should sell quickly with that spec.
     
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  6. dadracer55

    dadracer55 Registered User

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    Which company is this please? I might need this in the future!!!
     
  7. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Autotrader definitely that's where the guy that bought my car seen it...
     
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  8. Bells

    Bells Registered User

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    Thanks, I’ll give him a call tomorrow best I’ve been offered so far is just over £25k which isn’t too bad I guess but testing the water with other dealers.

    Worst I’ve been offered was a sports car specialist who offered £21k, I struggled not to laugh down the phone :blink:
     
  9. dadracer55

    dadracer55 Registered User

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    Ah ok cheers.
     
  10. Adam14

    Adam14 Registered User

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    My S3 was bought by "The Car Specialist' in Sheffield and gave me pretty close to an autotrader price without the hassle. Contact a few off of Tootle to say would you offer £x that's what I did, before that the offers were coming up short.

    My S3 was lower spec than yours, but a saloon.and had 23k miles. Sold for £26.5k

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  11. wab172uk

    wab172uk Now in an X3 M40i

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    Let us know how you get on. Thinking of selling my S3 Saloon.
     
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  13. wab172uk

    wab172uk Now in an X3 M40i

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    I advertised both my R8 and MK7 Golf GTI performance on Autotrader.

    Both times Dealers phoned up wanting the car. Both times they didn't try to knock thousands off. They came out to check the car was as advertised and to check paperwork etc. Neither test drove.

    Both said, they do check Autotrader (and alike) for cars they want as stock.

    So, you never know. If they're looking for your spec car, they'll probably come calling.
     
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  14. Mikeso51

    Mikeso51 Registered User

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    I’ve had good results using Pistonheads web site. Sold my last 2 cars very quickly using this site. And it was free last time I used it.
     
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  15. HertS3

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    You have to be careful selling a car with a value over £20k, I got some silly offers on Tootle and AutoTrader when I tried selling my Q5. In the end I did a sale or return deal with Florio Targa cars near Portsmouth, they picked up the car and sold it in a couple of months. I got a small profit (£1.5k) once Audi FS were paid off. I reckon they sold it for £25-26k.

    People spending that kind of money need p/x and finance facility usually which only a dealer can offer them. Unless of course you're selling to a cash buyer or a motor trader.

    Best of luck!
     
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  16. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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    Sold my 2018 Q5 via AT. Key is to sort it all at the bank, buyer settled my Audi Finance (after seeing settlement and speaking to VWFS) and transferred the difference to me.

    You always get the callers trying it in with silly offers or wanting P/X even though you specify NO P/X.

    Fairly painless, but does cost as opposed the likes of PistonHeads etc
     
  17. HertS3

    HertS3 Registered User

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    You did well - was that a private buyer or trade?
     
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  18. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I sold mine on here in a couple of days.
    It was top spec and I listed it at a couple of grand or so over the p/ex price.
    The car was finance free which made it easier and they did a bank transfer while sat in the car on the drive.
    Yours is a good spec too, so list it without being greedy and see what happens
     
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  19. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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    Private
     
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  20. JohnM100

    JohnM100 Registered User Gold Supporter VCDS Map User

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    AutoTrader and an eBay Classified (as opposed to auction).
    Just being out and about going about my business, I was surprised how many people I saw looking for cars on eBay on their phones but didn't see anyone viewing AutoTrader.

    Am selling my 8V at the moment on AutoTrader but there is a critical price point at which you get views but no serious interest; just lowball random offers.

    I haven't had a great experience trying several of the 'we will buy your car' type companies.
     
  21. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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    I suppose it does vary, sold my Q5 for just under £32k
     

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