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Bargain Time Has Started at Auction

Wed, 28 Oct 2009

Bargain Time Has Started at Auction


 


I don’t think it’s going to last long. Probably no more than
2 – 3 weeks. But prices have now dropped, though I don’t see them dropping much
further.


 


At low borrowing rates, the financial institutions that own
most fleet cars can afford to hang on to them until prices almost inevitably
rise in January when the oracles predict there will be a shortage of good used
cars.


 


Right now, traders are buying to sell now, so it’s a bit of
a stand-off against the fleets, who are letting some cars go, but holding on to
others. By about mid November, traders will be prepared to buy to hold cars in
stock until January, so prices could start to rise again then.


 


Meanwhile, here are some of the bargains I saw today. The
lists below include provisionals, so you can see the bids at which the fleets
would not let the cars go. I think you would need to pay more to actually buy
those particular cars however long you wait.


 


A 2006/56 Audi RS4 cabrio was £4k under November trade book,
three high mileage, ex chauffeur hire facelift Mercedes W220CDIs were £7,600 to
£9,800, an E90 BMW 320dES sold for £6,500, a top spec 2006/56 S-Max 2,0TDCI
went for £12,300, bidding on an R56 MINI One stopped at £5,700 (so you can go
back for that), a pair of Range Rover Sport 2.7TDV6s were £16,900 and £17,900,
an 05 Suzuki Swift 1.5GLX was £3,800.


 


If you want to buy a car cheaply and get down to the
auctions open minded I don’t think you’ll do better than over the next couple
of weeks.


 


Here’s the list. As usual, ‘s’ means sold. ‘p’ means top
provisional bid, ‘pc’ means provisional, but close. ‘n/s’ means not sold. ‘n/w’
means miles not warranted. ‘MNW’ means unknown mileage. ‘dmg’ means damaged.
D/R means damaged and repaired. ‘fl’ means facelift. Extras like ‘lthr’ and
‘sat’ are specified when they are not standard.


 


Audi A3 1.6FSI Sportback, 07 reg, 26k miles £9,250s


Audi A3 1.9TDI Sportback, 2006/56, 70k miles £8,100s


Audi A3 2.0FSI Sportback, 05 reg, 36k miles £7,700s


Audi A3 2.0TDI 140 Sportback, 2006/56, 49k miles £9,000s


Audi A41.9TDI 115 SE Avant, 2005/55, 112k miles £5,800s


Audi A4 2.0TFSI S-line, 2007/56, 57k miles £12,100s


Audi TT 2.0TFSI, 2007/57, 13k miles £17,900p


Audi RS4 cabrio, 2006/56, 26k miles £26,400s


Audi Q7 3.0TDI quattro SE, 2007/57, 20k miles £23,400s


Audi Q7 3.0TDI quattro S line, 2007/57, 27k miles £25,100p


BMW 130i M-Sport 3-dr, 2007/57, 10k miles £16,000p


BMW 320d ES E90, 06 reg, 124k miles £6.5--s


BMW 330Ci SE conv auto, 2005/54, 94k miles £8,200s


BMW X3 3.0SD SE auto, 2007/57, 9k miles £19,800s


BMW Z4 3.0Si Sport Coupe, 07 reg, 15k miles £15,200s


BMW M5 5.0 SMG, 06 reg, 25k miles £28,800p


BMW X5 4.6IS, 2003/53, 34k miles £13,200s


FIAT Panda 1.1 Active, 2007/57, 10k miles £3,500p


FIAT Panda 1.1 Active, 2007/57, 12k miles £3,550p


Citroen C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 auto, 09 reg, 1,737 miles
£12,900s


Ford Street Ka 1.6, 04 reg, 35k miles n/w £2,775s


Ford Fiesta ST150, 07 reg, 44k miles £6,350s


Ford Focus 1 1.8LX 4-dr (import), 06 reg, 11k miles £6,100s


Ford Focus 2 1.6 TI-VCT 115 Style, 07 reg, 14k miles £6,100p


Ford Focus 2 1.8 TDCI 115 Zetec, 2007/57, 28k miles £6,800s


Ford Focus 2 2.5ST 3-dr, 2006/56, 32k miles £9,450p


Ford Focus 3 2.0TDCI 136 Zetec est, 2008/58, 33k miles
£8,800p


Ford Mondeo 2.2TDCI Titanium, 2006/56, 66k miles £6,550s


Ford S-Max 2.0TDCI Titanium, 2006/56, 26k miles £12,300s


Honda Jazz 1.4 I-DSI SE, 06 reg, 25k miles £5,700s


Honda S2000, 07 reg, 5k miles £14,700p


Jaguar X-Type 2.0D SE, 2005/55, 36k miles £9,450s


LandRover Fldr 2.0TD4 5-dr, 2006/55, 96k miles £6,000s


LandRover Disco II 2.5TD5 E, 2003/53, 20k miles £7,800p


LandRover Disco II 2.5TD5 ES, 2003/53, 52k miles £9,900s


Lexus IS220d 175SE, 2006/56, 39k miles £10,400p


Lexus RX300 SE-L, 04 reg, 50k miles £9,600s


Mazda 5 1.8TS2, 07 reg, 20k miles £8,450s


Mazda 6 2.0 D 143 TS 5-dr, 06 reg, 23k miles £6,700s


Mazda MX-5 Rdstr Coupe Sport, 2007/57, 12k miles £10,800s


Mitsubishi Outlander II 2.0DI, 07 reg, 26k miles £11,200s


MB CLK 200K A/G conv, 2006/56, 71k miles £14,100s


MB E220CDI Classic auto fl, 06 reg, 187k miles £7,300s


MB E220CDI Elegance auto fl, 2006/56, 114k miles £9,600s


MB E220CDI Elegance auto fl, 2006/56, 148k miles £9,800s


MG TF 1.8 135, 03 reg, 56k miles £2,100s


MINI One R56, 2006/56, 37k miles £5,700p


Mitsubishi Colt 1.5CZT turbo, 2005/55, 28k miles £4,000s


Nissan Micra 1.2 Initia 3-dr, 2006/56, 43k miles £3,250s


Range Rover Sport 2.7TDV6, 2005/55, 50k miles £16,900s


Range Rover Sport 2.7TDV6, 2006/56, 44k miles £17,900s


Range Rover Sport 2.7TDV6, sat, 07 reg, 46k miles £26,100s


Range Rover 4.2 V8 supercharged, 2006/56, 36k miles £27,400p


Renault Megane 1.6VVT Dyn 3-dr, 2003/53, 44k miles £3,100s


Renault Scenic 2.0T 165 Dyn, 2005/55, 41k miles £4,250s


Renault Laguna 2.0DCI 150 Priv SW, 06 reg, 75k miles £4,300s


SAAB 9-3 Sportwagon 1.9TID 150, 2006/56, 105k miles £5,450s


SEAT Leon 2.0TFSI Cupra K1, 2008/58, 9k miles £16,400s


Skoda Fabia 1.9TDI 130 VRS, 04 reg, 114k miles £3,300s


Skoda Octavia 1.9TDI Elegance, 2005/55, 42k miles £6,050s


Subaru Impreza 2.0R 5-dr, 2008/58, 25k miles £7,400s


Suzuki Swift 1.5GLX 5-dr, 05 reg, £3,800s


Toyota Prius T-Sprit, 2007/56, 59k miles £6,100s


Toyota RAV-4 2.0VVT-I XT4 auto, 2006/56, 17k miles £13,000s


Toyota RAV-4 2.2 D-4D T180, sat, 2006/56, 37k miles £13,700s


Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 80 Design, 2005/55, 21k miles £3,300s


VW Polo 1.2E 65PS 3-dr, 2006/56, 16k miles £5,o00s


VW Golf V 2.0TDI 140 5-dr, 06 reg, 33k miles £8,600s


VW Golf V 2.0GTTDI 140 5-dr, 05 reg, 54k miles £7,600s


VW Golf V 2.0TFSI GTI 3-dr, 2006/56, 29k miles £11,200p


VW Golf V R32 4-motion 5-dr, 007/57, 10k miles £17,600p


VW Golf Plus 1.9TDI, 2006/55, 96k miles £4,625s


VW Golf Plus 1.9TDI, 2006/56, 35k miles £6,600p


VW Touran 1.9TDI PD, 2005/55, 84k miles £5,400s


VW Passat 2.0TDI 140, 06 reg, 21k miles £8,300p


VW Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI auto, 2006/56, 105k miles £20,200s


VW Touareg 3.2 V6 auto, 2003/53, 105k miles £6,500s


VW Touareg 4.2 V8 auto, 04 reg, 53k miles £9,500s


Volvo V50 2.0D S, 06 reg, 99k miles £4,600p


Volvo XC90 D5 185 Gtronic Active, 2009/59, 720 miles £26,000p


 



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 Auctionview  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: BCA Edinburgh


 


BMW
group sales at BCA BMW Group Sales


 


BCA's
exclusive Commercial Auction View service at Commercial Auctionview 


 


BCA
Peterborough stages Motorbike sales on the last Friday of each month, with high
volume Super Sales featuring ‘bikes from Black Horse every two months.  (Next Super Sale on 25th June).   Sales start at 1pm and all are
welcome to attend.   There is
secure motorcycle parking on the day and an expert and enthusiastic Sales Team
on hand to answer questions. 
Viewing is on the morning of the sale and BCA can arrange transport to
anywhere in the UK.


 


Full
catalogue details and a picture of every motorbike entered for the sale will be
available online in advance through BCA’s exclusive Commercial Auction View
service (Commercial Auctionview).


 


For future
police sales at West Oxfordshire Motor Auctions. Visit WOMA
, 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: Brightwells 


 


Last year Motorpoint launched
auction4cars - an online fee-free alternative to the traditional car auction.
It currently sells over 400 cars a week, mostly taken in part-exchange, from
its four collection points - Burnley, Derby, Newport and Peterborough. For more
information visit auction4cars


 


 


 


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