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Cars Not Getting Any Cheaper At Auction Today

Fri, 13 Nov 2009

Auction prices are still dragging along the bottom, but the
fleets are resisting letting them fall any lower. Unlike last week, a lot of
cars remained unsold today after failing to meet their reserves. But that
doesn’t mean there weren’t bargains to be had.


Mega miles were mega cheap. The frankly scruffy 2005/55
Focus 1.6TDCI 110 in the photo with 88k miles sold for £3,100. A 93k mile
2005/55 Peugeot 407 1.6HDI 110 S went for £2,650. A 2005/55 E91 BMW 320D ES
Touring with 112k miles was £6,600. Even a 2005/55 Lexus RX 400h hybrid with
96k miles was quietly driven away for £12,300.


Check the prices below. This time I’ve included a separate
list of provisionals and non-sales so you can see what the cars won’t quite
come for.


If you’re after a cheap car I urge you not to delay.
In two to three weeks time these prices could be rising.


Lat year the difference between November 2008 and January
2009 was one of the biggest on record.


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.


Sold prices at auction today:


Alfa Romeo GT 2.0GTS Blackline, 2007/57, 12k miles £11,200s

Audi A3 1.6 Sportback Special, 2007/57, 20k miles £8,850s

Audi A3 1.9TDI Sportback SE, 2006/56, 65k miles £8,050s

Audi A4 2.0iSE Multitronic, 05 reg, 29k miles £7,900s

BMW E46 320D 150PS ES, 04 reg, 131k miles £4,400s

BMW E91 320D ES Touring, 2005/55, 112k miles £6,600s

Citroen C4 2.0HDI VTR+ 5dr, 06 reg, 42k miles £5,300s

Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6HDI Desire, 2007/57, 22k miles

Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style Climate, 08 reg, 11k miles £5,450s

Ford Focus II 1.6TDCI 110 LX, 2005/55, 88k miles £3,100s

Ford Focus II 1.6i Ghia auto, 2006/56, 22k miles £5,950s

Ford Focus 2.0 Ghia, 05 reg, 89k miles £3,350s

Honda Jazz 1.4 I-DSI SE, 06 reg, 22k miles £5,600s

Honda Civic 1.8 I-VTEC SE, 08 reg, 12k miles £9,600s

Lexus RX400h SE, satnav, 2005/55, 96k miles £12,300s

Mercedes CLC 220CDI SE coupe auto, 2009/58, 12k miles

Mercedes Viano 2.2CDI ex-long (dmg), 05 reg, 87k miles

Nissan 350Z 3.5 313PS, 07 reg, 26k miles £13,400s

Peugeot 407 1.6HDI 110 S, 2005/55, 93k miles £2,650s

Renault Grand Scenic 1.9DCI, 2008/57, 39k miles £8,700s

SEAT Leon 1.9TDI SE Stylance, 06 reg, 101k miles £4,700s

Toyota Yaris 1.0 VVT-I T2 3-dr, 2007/57, 15k miles £5,100s

Toyota Yaris 1.0 VVT-I T2 3-dr, 2007/57, 12k miles £5,200s

Toyota Avensis 2.2 D-4D T180, 2006/56, 38k miles £9,950s

Toyota Prius hybrid T4, 2008/58, 22k miles £10,050s

Vauxhall Meriva 1.3CDTI, 06 reg, 42k miles £5,100s

Vauxhall Meriva 1.6 Life, 07 reg, 12k miles £4,200s

Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 100SX estate, 2005/55, 21k miles

Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 100 SR Spthtch, 2007/57, 96k miles

Vauxhall Astra 1.8i Design 5-dr, 06 reg, 34k miles £4,875s

Vauxhall Zafira 1.9CDTI 120 Design, 06 reg, 33k miles

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120, 06 reg, 119k miles £3,550s **

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120, 06 reg, 64k miles £4,450s

VW Golf 1.9TDI SE 5-dr, 06 reg, 106k miles £5,400s

VW Golf 1.9TDI SE 5-dr, 2005/55, 58k miles £6,200s

VW Golf 2.0GT TDI 5-dr, 2005/55, 92k miles £5,700s

VW Passat 2.0TDI 140, 05 reg, 61k miles £5,700s

VW Passat 2.0TDI 140 estate, 06 reg, 90k miles £6,600s

VW Touareg 2.5TDI SE auto, 2005/55, 49k miles £13,700s

VW Touran 2.0TDI S, 06 reg, 99k miles £6,800s

Volvo V50 2.0D S, 2006/55, 112k miles £4,600s

Volvo S80 D5 SE auto, 05 reg, 113k miles £5,500s

Volvo XC70 D5 185 SE Sport G/tron, 08 reg, 24k miles

Volvo XC90 D5 185 SE Lux G/tron, 2007/57, 19k miles £20,600s


Provisional bids at auction today (not enough


BMW318D SE Touring, 2006/56, 53k miles £9,600

BMW 320i 2.0SE, 2006/56, 24k miles £10,450p

BMW330i M Sport, 2006/56, 24k miles £13,500p

BMW 520D SE Touring, 2005/55, 70k miles £8,800p

BMW Z4 3.0SI coupe, 2007/56, 26k miles £14,400p

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 140 Zetec 5-dr, 2008/58, 14k miles £10,900p

Ford Mondeo 2.3 Ghia auto 4-dr, 08 reg, 18k miles £9,900p

Honda Civic 2.2I-CDTI EX, 07 reg, 25k miles £9,400p

Honda Civic 2.0 _-VTEC Type R, 19”, 07 reg, 10k miles

Honda CR-V 2.0 I-VTEC EX, 09 reg, 7k miles £19,200p

Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport, lthr, 07 reg, 26k miles £7,400p

Mercedes E280CDI Avant Gard, 2005/55, 48k miles £9,900p

Mercedes E320CDI Avant Gard fl, 2006/56, 80k miles £11,700p

Peugeot 307 1.6HDI 110 S estate, 2006/56, 115k miles £3,000p

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120, 07 reg, 47k miles £5,750p

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120, 2007/57, 27k miles £5,500p

VW Touran 2.0TDI S, 2006.56, 96k miles £7,050p



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


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
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on hand to answer questions.  Viewing
is on the morning of the sale and BCA can arrange transport to anywhere in the


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 


For all information please linlk to BCA new website at BCA


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.


HUGE WEEKLY 4x4 SALE takes place every Tuesday at Easter’s Court on the A49
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website: Brightwells


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