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Maybe Your Last Chance to Buy at Rock Bottom

Fri, 20 Nov 2009

As predicted, though there are still plenty of cheap cars coming through from big fleets like Lex Autolease, prices of the best cars are now starting to rise again.


The 28k mile 2005/55 Porsche Cayenne 3.2 Tiptronic in the photo sold for £18,600, £300 more than trade book for a 23,000 miler. A 23k mile 05 Audi A4 B7 2.0TSI S-Line sold for £10,100, £1,200 over trade book (though maybe the buyer thought it was a diesel). A 26k mile 2005/55 MINI Cooper R50 1.6 sold for £7,650 (though, unsurprisingly, a 29k 2007/57 R56 Cooper D remained unsold at a top bid of £8,600). A 31k miles 06 Passat 2.0TDI 140 DSG that books at £9,500 went for £10,300s


Of course, this was a Lex Autolease sale, predominantly of high milers, and the one thing all the strongly bid cars had in common was low mileage.


So that should tell me and you that though high milers may remain cheap for another couple of weeks, desirable low mileage cars are already on their way back up.


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:


Audi A4 B7 2.0T FSI 200 S Line, 05 reg, 23k miles £10,100s

Audi A4 B7 2.0TDI 140 S Line, 2005/55, 23k miles £8,700s

Audi A4 B7 2.0TDI 170 S Line Avant, 2006/56, 77k miles £10,000s

Audi A4 B7 1.9 TDI 105 S Line, 2006/56, 40k miles £10,800s

Audi TT 1.8T Quattro Sport, 2005/55, 97k miles £8,550s

Audi A6 2.0TDI SE Multitronic, 2006/56, 76k miles £9,500s

Audi A6 2.7TDI S Line Multitronic, 2006/56, 121k miles £8,150s

BMW 116i M Sport, 2006/55, 57k miles £8,050s

BMW 120D Sport, 06 reg, 76k miles £7,800s

BMW 330 CI Sport coupe auto, lthr, sat, 2004/53, 57k miles £8,800s

BMW 320D 2.0 ES (E90), 2006/55, 89k miles £7,100s

BMW 320D 2.0 ES (E90), 06 reg, 55k miles £8,900s

BMW 318iM Sport (E90), 06 reg, 61k miles £9,300s

BMW 320D SE Coupe E92, 2007/57, 27k miles £14,900s

BMW 520D SE auto, lthr, 06 reg, 118k miles £8,700s

BMW 520DM Sport, lthr, 2006/56, 132k miles £10,000s

BMW 530D SE Touring auto, lthr, 2005/55, 44k miles £12,700s

BMW 530D M Sport, lthr, 06 reg, 66k miles £12,500s

Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style Climate, 2008/58, 10k miles £5,500s

Ford Focus II 2.0i Titanium, 05 reg, 87k miles £3,700s

Ford Focus II 1.6TDCI Style, 2005/55, 67k miles £4,300s

Ford Focus II 1.6TDCI 110 Zetec Clim, 06 reg, 60k miles £5,150s

Ford C-Max 2.0i Zetec, 05 reg, 95k miles £2,850s

Ford C-Max 1.8TDCI Zetec, 06 reg, 37k miles £5,400s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 115 LX, 06 reg, 107k miles £2,700s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 115 LX, 07 reg, 134k miles £3,350s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 140 Zetec 5-dr, 08 reg, 13k miles £10,250s

Ford Galaxy 1.8TDCI 125 6-spd Zetec, 2006/56, 51k miles £9,800s

Honda Accord 2.2i CTDI EX, 08 reg, 22k miles £13,300s

Hyundai Tucson 2.0GSI, 2006/56, 38k miles £6,200s

Jaguar X-Type 2.0D Classic, 2006/56, 95k miles £5,100s

Jaguar X-Type 2.2D SE estate, sat, lthr, 2005/55, 81k miles £6,200s

Lexus RX400h SE, sat, lthr, 06 reg, 75k miles £14,500s

Mazda 3 1.6TS 5-dr, 2006/56, 74k miles £4,050s

Mercedes C220 CDI Av Gar auto, lthr, 2006/56, 54k miles £10,700

Mercedes C220 CDI Sport auto, 08 reg, 42k miles £18,400

Mercedes ML320CDI Sport, lthr, 2006/56, 18k miles £21,800s

MINI Cooper 1.6 R50, a/c, 2005/55, 26k miles £7,650s

Mits Shogun 3.2 D-ID Eleg auto 5-dr, 2007/57, 154k miles £9,900

Nissan Qashqai 2.0DCI Tekna, lthr, 2007/57, 19k miles £13,200s

Peugeot 307 1.6S auto, a/c, 2006.56, 16k miles £5,600s

Porsche Cayenne 3.2 V6 Tip, sat, lthr, 2005/55, 28k miles £18,600s

Range Rover Sport 2.7 TDV6 auto, lthr, 2007/57, 29k miles £22,000s

Renault Clio 1.2 Expression, 2007/57, 16k miles £5,100s

Renault Megane 1.5DCI 86 Expression, 2007/56, 41k miles £4,500s

Renault Scenic 1.9CI Privilege, 2004.54, 55k miles £3,800s

SEAT Alhambra 2.0TDI 140, 06 reg, 95k miles £6,600s

Skoda Fabia 1.4TDI 80 estate, 09 reg, 9k miles £7,200s

Toyota Corolla 1.8VVT-I T-Sport 3-dsr, 2005.55, 31k miles £5,400s

Toyota Avensis 2.0 D-4D T2, 05 reg, 133k miles £3,250s

Toyota Avensis 1.8 VVT-I T3-S, 2005/55, 74k miles £3,700s

Toyota RAV-4 2.0 XT5 auto, 05 reg, 37k miles £8,900s

Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 Club auto 5-dr, 09 reg, 3k miles £8,300s

Vauxhall Astra 1.3CDTI 90 Estate, 2006/55, 104k miles £2,900s

Vauxhall Astra 1.3CDTI 90 Estate, 2006/55, 83k miles £3,000s

Vauxhall Astra 1.3CDTI 90 5-dr, 2006/55, 81k miles £3,850s

Vauxhall Astra 1.3CDTI 90 Estate, 2006/56, 43k miles £4,200s

Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 80 Club, 2006/55, 95k miles £3,200s

Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 100 Design, 2006/56, 52k miles £5,400s

Vauxhall Astra 1.9CDTI 150 Spthch, 2007/57, 36k miles £8,050s

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120, 2004/54, 125k miles £2,100s

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120, 2006/56, 104k miles £3,000s

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120 estate, 06 reg, 101k miles £3,750s

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120 Exc, 06 reg, 71k miles £4,350s

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120 estate, 06 reg, 36k miles £5,050s

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120 estate, 2007/57, 36k miles £6,450s

Vauxhall Zafira 1.9CDTI 120 Club, 2006/56, 83k miles £5,450s

VW Golf 1.9TDI S 3-dr, 2004/54, 98k miles £3,950s

VW Golf 2.0GT TDI DSG, 2005/55, 94k miles £6,200s

VW Golf 1.6 FSI SE, 06 reg, 20k miles £8,150s

VW Golf 2.0GT TDI, 2006/56, 41k miles £9,050s

VW Passat 1.9TDI 130 Highline est, 05 reg, 55k miles £6,550s

VW Passat 1.9 TDI 105, 06 reg, 101k miles £5,000

VW Passat 1.9 TDI 105, 2006/56, 18k miles £7,850

VW Passat 2.0 TDI 140, 2005/55, 83k miles £5,500

VW Passat 2.0 TDI 140, 2005/55, 78k miles £6,200

VW Passat 2.0 TDI 140, 2006/56, 76k miles £6,500

VW Passat 2.0 TDI 140 DSG, 06 reg, 31k miles £10,300

VW Passat 2.0 TDI 170 DSG, 07 reg, 76k miles £8,600

VW Touran 2.0TDI PD 140 S DSG, 2005/55, 54k miles £8,800s


Provisional bids at auction today (not enough money):


BMW 325i 3.0 M Sport, 09 reg, 5k miles £19,300 n/s

MINI Cooper 1.6 D R56, a/c, 2007/57, 29k miles £8,600 n/s


Lex Autolease still has two launch sales still to come. These sales include transport incentives plus spot prizes and complimentary hospitality. If you can't make it on the day then all sales will also be available on the web with BCA Live Online.

-Wednesday 25th November at 12pm - BCA Glasgow (300 cars)
-Thursday 26th November at 11am - BCA Glasgow (150 vans)

Further Lex Autolease sales will also be held next week at BCA Bedford, Belle Vue, Blackbushe, Brighouse, Derby, Glasgow, Nottingham and Walsall with van sales at
Bedford, Belle Vue, Blackbushe, Glasgow and Measham.


To view the full new Lex Autolease sales programme click on Lex Autolease


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 Main Site 



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 at BCA Main Site


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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