Where should I sell my Honda CR-V with its partial service history?

I have a 2004 Honda 2.0 CR-V SE automatic (petrol) which I purchased secondhand (one previous owner) from a Honda franchise in 2008 with 17,500 miles on the clock. I am now thinking of selling the car. The car was serviced just before I bought it, which was its only recorded service to date, and I have not had it serviced since (I realise that was an error). The total mileage is now about 28,500. When I spoke to my local Honda garage, the sales manager stated his concern about the lack of service history and all but accused me of doctoring the mileage. He then suggested a price approximately £3000 below what similar cars appear to be selling for. I have the last three MOTs which record the mileage and the car has never had any problems or repairs whatsoever. Do you have any recommendations which may help me maximise the value of my vehicle? Will having a full service now make much difference?

Asked on 8 August 2010 by ant41

Answered by Honest John
The best thing you can do is put it through www.sure-sell.info where the car will be bought on the basis of its declared, very patchy, service history.
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