More Cheap Cars at Auction Today

Fri, 17 Aug 2007
Not all of them, of course. Never all of them.

But stock market meltdown, pension worries and fears of higher mortgage rate has been keeping punters off the car lots this week so only the bravest dealers were buying for stock. Unless, of course, the cars were very cheap.

So while someone left their brain at the auction gates and paid £8,400 for a 42k mile 04 Passat TDI 130 estate, others were filling their transporters with bargains.

Such as the £12,250, 86k mile 05 reg Jaguar S-Type 2.7SE diesel (still with 10 months Jaguar unlimited mileage warranty, apparently). Or the £2,450, 122k mile pristine Mondeo TDCI 130 LX. Or the £2,700, 79k mile 03 reg Focus 1.6LX.

But if I’d been buying the one I’d have put my money into would have been the 82k mile 03 reg Honda Civic Type S (160PS) on a reasonably fresh set of Michelin Pilot Primacys, top bid for which was just £3,850.

Here’s the list. As usual, ‘s’ means sold. ‘p’ means provisional bid. ‘n/s’ means not sold. ‘n/w’ means miles not warranted. ‘dmg’ means damaged. ‘d/r’ means damaged/repaired.

Audi A4 1.9TDI 130SE M/tronic, 04 reg, 70k miles £7,900p
BMW E36 318iSE Touring, 2000W, 84k miles n/w, £3,850s
BMW 330Ci Coupe auto, 02 reg, 75k miles £9,950s
BMW 530D SE auto, 2004/53, 94k miles £12,200s
Citroen Xsara Picasso 2.0HDI Excl, 04 reg, 54k miles £5,450s
Citroen C5 2.0 HDI 110SX. 03 reg, 62k miles £3,000s
Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style Climate 3-dr, 06 reg, 9k miles £5,200s
Ford Focus1.6LX, 03 reg, 79k miles £2,700s
Ford Focus C-Max 2.0TDCI Ghia, 04 reg, 111k miles £5,000p
Ford Focus 2.5 ST-3, 2006/56, 7k miles £15,000p
Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 130 LX, 03 reg, 122k miles £2,450s
Honda Civic 2.0 Type S, 03 reg, 82k miles £3,850p
Hyundai Coupe 1.6S, 03 reg, 37k miles £5,500s
Jaguar S-Type 2.7D V6 SE auto, 05 reg, 86k miles £12,250p
Jaguar XK8, 1998R, 90k miles £7,750s
Landrover Discovery 3 2.7 auto, 05 reg, 214k miles 9,700s
KIA Carens 2.0CRDT SE, 04 reg, 29k miles £4,700p
Mitsubishi Shogun 3.2 DI-D 3-dr, 04 reg, 106k miles £5,700p
Nissan X-Trail 2.5 Sport auto, 04 reg, 21k miles £6,700p
Peugeot 206 1.4LX 5-dr, 2003/53, 55k miles, £3,550s
Skoda Fabia VRS TDI PD130, 2005/55, 7k miles £7,900p
Suzuki new Vitara 2.0i16v 5-dr, 06 reg, 23k miles £8,650s
Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 80 Design 3-dr, 05 reg, 15k miles £4,300s
Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 80 Design 5-dr, 05 reg, 30k miles £4,300s
Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 80 SXI 3-dr, 05 reg, 15k miles £4,450s
Vauxhall Astra 1.7DTI 16v LS estate, 2003/53, 75k miles £2,975s
Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 80 Life estate, 05 reg, 31k miles £6,000s
Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 100 SR estate, 06 reg, 8k miles £8,750p
Vauxhall Vectra 2.0DTI Active, 2003/53 56k miles £4,600s
Vauxhall Vectra1.9CDTI estate, 07 reg, 1,448 miles £1,200p
VW Golf IV 2.0 5-dr, 04 reg, mileage unwarranted £2,100p
VW Touran 2.0TDI 140 S 5-seat, 04 reg, 110k miles n/w £6,525s
VW Passat 1.9TDI 130 Highline saloon, 03 reg, 84k miles £4,750s
VW Passat 1.9TDI 130 Highline estate, 03 reg, 42k miles £8,400s

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe in August

Monday 13th August
Fleet Direct, Lex, Bank of Scotland, Inchcape Prestige, Porsche p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, TOP CAR, Franchised Dealer p/x, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Evans Halshaw p/x, Pendragon p/x.

Wednesday 15th August 10.00am start
Prime Fleet, Hitachi Finance, Leaseplan, Black Horse, Lex, Bank of Scotland, General Section, Jardine p/x, Inchcape p/x, Renault Financial Services, Sytner p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 15th August 10.00am start
Light Commercials from XBG, Dagenham Motors, Royal Mail, Lex, Lloyds TSB, Northgate, Fleet Direct.

Friday 17th August 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Motability, Lex, Bank of Scotland, Masterlease, Vauxhall Leasing, General Section, Hitachi Capital, Inchcape p/x. Charters p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 20th August 10.00am start
Fleet Direct, Lex, Bank of Scotland, Inchcape Prestige p/x, Porsche Retail p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, Franchised Dealer p/x, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Evans Halshaw p/x, Hartwells p/x, Ridgeway VW p/x, Pendragon p/x.

Wednesday 22ndAugust 10.00am start
Volvo Car UK Ltd., Leaseplan, Lex, Prime Fleet, Bank of Scotland, Black Horse, General Section, Jardine p/x, Sytner p/x, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 23rd August 10.00am start
Light Commercials from Leaseplan, Vauxhall leasing, Peugeot, Fleet Direct, Citroen, Northgate, Fleet Direct.

Friday 24th August 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Lex, Bank of Scotland, Motability, Citroen UK, Masterlease, Hitachi Capital, Peugeot Motor Co., General Section, Inchcape p/x, Charters p/x, Private Sure Sell.

Monday 27th August 10.00am start (Bank Holiday Monday)
Fleet Direct, Franchised Dealer, Inchcape No Reserve, Evans Halshaw p/x, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x, Mercedes Benz Retail p/x, TOP CAR.

Wednesday 29th August 10.00am start
Prime Fleet, Hitachi Finance, Leaseplan, Black Horse, Lex, Bank of Scotland, General Section, Jardine p/x, Inchcape p/x, Renault Financial Services, Sytner p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

Thursday 30th August 10.00am start
Light Commercials from Lloyds TSB, Dagenham Motors, Royal Mail, Lex, Northgate, Non Runners.

Friday 31st August 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Masterlease, Motability, Hitachi Capital, Lex, Bank of Scotland, General Section, Inchcape p/x, Charters p/x, Private Sure Sell.

As always the best way to look for a specific car coming up at a BCA auction or to pre-check a day’s sale is to visit www.auctionview.co.uk If you are a BCA account holder this service also now gives composite price information (average auction price, CAP and Glass’s) and now allows you to buy a selection of cars directly on-line.

Please Note BCA Now Charges All Private Buyers a £23.50 VCA New Keeper Transfer Fee. On behalf of the vendors, BCA is required to notify DVLA via the V5C of changes of ownership.

For sales at BCA Edinburgh, click here for full details: www.british-car-auctions.co.uk/main.asp?page=60

For BCA online auctions go to www.bca-online-auctions.co.uk. Two types of sale: Live Online and Open Tender. These are only available to BCA MyBCA Loyalty Card holders.

For future police sales at West Oxfordshire Motor Auctions. Visit www.woma.co.uk, click on ‘stocklist’, then click on search, or use the faxback on 0906 3080 953 at 60p per minute. Sales are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5.30pm.

Brightwells HUGE WEEKLY 4x4 SALE takes place every Tuesday at Easter’s Court on the A49 by-pass, Leominster, Herefordshire, start time 11.00am, phone: 01568 611325, website: www.brightwells.com

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