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Cars As Cheap As They’ll Ever Be At Auction Today

Fri, 06 Nov 2009

Auction prices are now about as low as they can go.


18 years experience of the same auction has taught me that,
whatever the economic situation, November is basement level and prices start to
rise back to the penthouse suite in January.


Right now the big fleets, including those owned by banks,
are realising their vehicular assets. How else are they going to pay their Christmas
bonuses? But once they’ve got enough in the kitty they’ll be hanging on to remaining
stocks and, sure as day follows night, they’ll get more for them in the new


Fiesta 1.2 Style Climates are one of the barometers. And I
don’t think you’ll buy an 8k mile 2008/58 for £5,600 again until maybe next
March or April. Or how about £6,000 for an 08 Astra 1.7CDTI 100? Or £2,650 for
an 06 Astra CDTI 100 estate? Or £3,150 for an 06 Citroen 1.6HDI VTR+ Coupe? Or
£5,700 for an 06 Honda Civic 1.8 I-VTEC SE? Or 4,000 for a 2005/55 Jaguar
X-Type diesel SE?


£34,900 paid for a 15k mile 2007/57 Range Rover 3.6 TDV8 was
exactly half the (highly profitable) new price two years ago.


Not everything is rock bottom. Current model Mondeo are seen
as a class above the Mk III, and a strong £9,700 was paid for a two-year-old
2.0TDCI 140 Ghia. While someone made a mistake and paid £7,450 for a 2006/56
R50 MINI Cooper thinking it was an R57. And a 2008/58 Focus 2.0TDCI 110 Zetec
estate with ‘Auto Clutch’ bid low only because bidders didn’t realise it was a


But the bargains are there, just like November 2008. As I
wrote last Friday, if you want a cheap car I don’t think you’ll do better than to
buy it 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 1.9 TDI 105 Sportback SE, 2006/56, 43k miles £8,850s

Audi A3 1.9 TDI 105 Sportback, 07 reg, 43k miles £8,600s

Audi A3 1.9 TDI 105 Sportback SE, 2007/57, 48k miles £9,150s

Audi A4 B6 1.9TDI 130 SE 6-spd, 04 reg, 82k miles £6,350s

Audi A4 B7 1.9TDI 115 Avant SE, 2006/56, 132k miles £6,350s

Audi A4 B7 2.0TDI 140 Avant SE, 06 reg, 78k miles £8,350s

Audi A4 B7 2.0TDI 140S-Line, 2006/56, 34k miles £11,70s

BMW 525d 2.5SE Touring, 2005/55, 111k miles £8,200s

BMW 525d 3.0 SE auto, 2008/58, 15k miles £19,900s

Citroen C4 1.6HDI 92 SX 5-dr, 2006/56, 10k miles £6,200

Citroen C4 1.6HDI 110 VTR+ Coupe, 06 reg, 105k miles £3,150

Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6HDI Des, 2007/57, 22k miles £6,650

Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style, 08 reg, 16k miles £4,800s

Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style Climate, 08 reg, 16k miles £5,350s

Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style Climate, 2008/58, 8k miles £5,600s

Ford Fiesta 1.4TDCI Zetec Climate, 06 reg, 53k miles £3,800s

Ford Fiesta 1.4TDCI Zetec Climate, 06 reg, 42k miles £3,850s

Ford Fiesta 1.4TDCI Zetec Climate, 06 reg, 44k miles £3,850s

Ford Fiesta 1.4TDCI Zetec Climate, 06 reg, 23k miles £4,550s

Ford Focus 2.0TDCI 110 Zet est P/shift, 2008/58, 23k miles

Ford Focus C-Max 2.0TDCI Ghia, 04 reg, 88k miles £3,600s

Ford Mondeo 2.0i Ghia, 05 reg,110k miles £2,700s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 130 Ghia est, 2006/56,107k miles £4,200s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 140 Ghia, 2007/57, 25k miles £9,700s

Honda Civic1.8 I-VTEC SE, 06 reg, 73k miles £5,700s

Honda Civic Type R, 2008/58, 25k miles £11,850s

Honda Accord 2.4 i-VTEC Exec aut, sat, 05 reg, 65k miles

Jaguar X-Type 2.0D S, 2005/55, 99k miles £4,450

Jaguar X-Type 2.0D SE, 2005/55, 135k miles £4,000

LR Freelander 2.2TD GS, 08 reg, 48k miles £13,300s

LR R Range Rover 2.9 TD6, sat, 2006/56, 29k miles £26,600s

LR R Range Rover 3.6 TDV8, sat, 2007/57, 15k miles £34,900s

Mazda 3 2.0 Sport, 2005/55, 42k miles £5,300s

Mazda 5 2.0 Sport, 06 reg, 42k miles £7,100s

Mazda RX-8 231, lthr, s/r, 2005/55, 39k miles £6,950s

MB C220CDI Classic est, 2006/56, 53k miles £8,400s

MB E220CDI Executive auto, 2007/57, 15k miles £17,500s

MINI Cooper R50, 2006/56, 16k miles £7,450s

Mits Shogun 3.2 D-ID Elegance, 2006/56, 38k miles £12,000s

Mits Shogun 3.2 D-ID Eleg auto, 2006/56, 53k miles £12,000s

Peugeot 407 1.6HDI 100S, 2005/55, 93k miles £2,900s

Renault Laguna 2.0 Priv Spt Tour auto, 05 reg, 145k miles

SAAB 9-3 1.9TID 150Vector Sport, 2005/55, 98k miles £4,100s

SAAB 9-3 1.9TID 150 Sptwag, 2006/56, 69k miles £6,450s

SAAB 9-3 1.9TID 150 Sptwag auto, 2006/56, 54k miles £7,925s

SAAB 9-3 1.9TID 150 Linear conv, 2007/57, 54k miles £10,850

Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-I 5-dr, 2007/57, 5k miles £5,150s

Toyota Corolla Verso 2.2 D-4D, 2006/56, 54k miles £8,600s

Toyota Avensis 2.2 D-4D T180, 2006/56, 38k miles £7,950s

Toyota RAV-4 2.2 D-4D XT3, 2006/56, 47k miles £9,500s

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Life 5-dr, 08 reg, 9 miles £5,500s

Vauxhall Meriva 1.3CDTI, a/c, 06 reg, 42k miles £5.200s

Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Club, 06 reg, 63k miles £3,900s

Vauxhall Astra 1.8 Club, 2006/56, 87k miles £3,700s

Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 80 Club est, 2004.54, 61k miles

Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 100 Life est, 06 reg, 120k miles

Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 100 Life, 08 reg, 28k miles £6,000s

Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Club, 2006/56, 43k miles £5,300s

Vauxhall Zafira 1.9CDTI 120 Design, 2007/57, 77k miles

Vauxhall Zafira 1.9CDTI 120 Club, 2007/57, 34k miles £7,600s

Vauxhall Vectra 1.8 Exclusive, 2005/55, 86k miles £2,800s

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120 Life, 06 reg, 64k miles £4,600s

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120 Life, 2006/56, 103k miles

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120 Life, 07 reg, 60k miles £5,150s

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120 Life, 2007/56, 117k miles

VW Golf 1.4S, a/c, 06 reg, 28k miles £6,400s

VW Touran 2.0TDI 140 S, 2005/55, 52k miles £7,400s

VW Passat 1.9TDI 105, 2005/55, 101k miles £4,900s

VW Passat 1.9TDI 105, 2005/55, 39k miles £5,950s

VW Passat 2.0TDI 140, 2005/55, 106k miles £6,100s

Volvo XC90 D5 185 SE Geartronic, 07 reg, 21k miles £20,400s


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
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Peterborough stages Motorbike sales on the last Friday of each month, with high
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