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High Mileage Hitting Prices Harder at Auction



Budget on Tuesday, no way taxes are coming down, so the market is hitting the weak and the vulnerable. Anything not spic, span and sensible mileage wasn’t getting the bids.


A BMW E91 320D SE Touring, 2006/56, 154k miles was the cheapest I’ve ever seen an E91 at £6,100s. A BMW 520D SE Touring auto, 2006/55 with117k miles looked remarkable value at £8,100s.


Even moderately high mileage Fords and Vauxhalls were cheap now that the trade is aware of potential repair costs. £9,800 wasn’t accepted for a 118k mile CR-V 2.2i CDTI Executive, though it probably should have been. Similarly £8,450 didn’t buy a 107k mile 2006/56 facelift E220CDI Elegance auto.


But £3,500 was accepted for a 108k mile 06 Peugeot 407 2.0HDI 136 SW SV, and £4,150 for a 134k mile 07 SAAB 9-3 1.9TID 120 Sportwagon. I could almost hear the vendor’s sigh of relief when a 153k mile 05 reg Vauxhall Signum 1.9CDTI 120 (same engine) went for £2,250.


Even Golfs weren’t immune with £3,300 enough to buy a 111k miles 05/55 1.6FSI S. Though £16,500 wasn’t quite enough for an 85k mile 07 facelift Volvo XC90 D5185 Executive auto.


At the opposite extreme there was a 18k mile 08 Jaguar XF 2.7D Luxury with all the bits, including leather, satnav and comfortable 235/55 R17 tyres, but £19,900 didn’t buy it. Hardly surprising with mileage adjusted trade book standing at over £23,000, and this was a nice car that will probably still make its money next Friday.


(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. ‘H/T’ means hardtop. Extras like ‘lthr’ and ‘sat’ are specified when they are not standard.)




Audi A3 1.6 Special Edition, 2007/57, 28k miles £7,900s

BMW E91 320D SE Touring, 2006/56, 154k miles £6,100s

BMW E90 320D SE, 07 reg, 51k miles £10,500s

BMW E90 318D SE, 07 reg, 27k miles £11,200s

BMW E93 325iSE CC auto, sat, 07 reg, 19k miles £19,100s

BMW 520D SE Touring auto, 2006/55, 117k miles £8,100s

BMW 520D SE manual, 07 reg, 70k miles £9,400s

Citroen C4 1.4SX 5dr, 06 reg, 49k miles £3,200s

Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style 3dr, 2007/57, 28k miles £3,725s

Ford Fiesta 1.4TDCI Style Climate 3dr, 07 reg, 10k miles £5,300s

Ford Focus 1.6LX, 03 reg, 157k miles £1,250s

Ford Focus 1.6TDCI 110 LX estate, 2005/55, 79k miles £2,600s

Ford Focus 2.0TDCI 136 Ghia, 06 reg, 54k miles £5,200s

Ford Focus 2.5 ST-3 3dr, lthr, 06 reg, 85k miles £6,700s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 115 LSX estate, 06 reg, 108k miles £2,400s

Honda Civic 2.2I CDTI EX, sat, 07 reg, 90k miles £6,400s

Honda CR-V 2.2I CDTI EX, sat, 07 reg, 118k miles £9,800p

Jaguar X-Type 2.0D S, 06 reg, 27k miles £6,950s

Jaguar XF 2.7D Luxury, 08 reg, 18k miles £19,900p

Lexus IS220D 175, 07 reg, 70k miles £7,600s

Mercedes SLK 200K auto, 2007/57, 24k miles £16,700s

Mercedes E220CDI Elegance auto fl, 2006/56, 107k miles £8,450p

Mitsubishi Outlander II 2.0DI, 07 reg, 38k miles £10,800s

Mercedes W204 C180K SE. 2008/57, 23k miles £11,900p

Nissan Qashqai 1.5DCI Acenta, sat, 2008/58, 47k miles £11,000s

Peugeot 207CC 1.6HDI GT, 07 reg, 62k miles £7,700s

Peugeot 307CC 1.6, 05 reg, 54k miles £4,225p

Peugeot 307CC 2.0HDI 136 Sport, lthr, 07 reg, 37k miles £9,000s

Peugeot 407 2.0HDI 136 SW SV, 06 reg, 108k miles £3,500s

Renault Clio 1.5DCI 68 Extreme 3dr, 2005/55, 54k miles £3,475s

Renault Clio 1.2 Expression 5dr, 2007/57, 21k miles £4,250s

SAAB 9-3 1.9TID 120 Sportwagon, 07 reg, 134k miles £4,150s

SEAT Ibiza 1.9TDI Sport 5dr, 2007/56, 72k miles £4,450s

Skoda Octavia 2.0TFSI VRS, 06 reg, 93k miles £4,950s

Skoda Superb 2.0TDI PD 140 Comfort, 2006/56, 56k miles £5,500s

Toyota Prius 1.5 VVTI T-Spirit, 08 reg, 14k miles £9,400s

Toyota Corolla Verso 1.8VVT-I T2, 2007/56, 80k miles £5,150s

Toyota Corolla Verso 2.2 D-4D T2, 08 reg, 25k miles £8,500s

Toyota Avensis 2.0 D-4D T3-X, 05 reg, 48k miles £4,800s

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 80 Design, a/c, 05 reg, 9k miles £2,600s

Vauxhall Astra 1.3CDTI 90 estate, 06 reg, 95k miles £2,600s

Vauxhall Astra1.4 Life estate, 06 reg, 88k miles £2,800s

Vauxhall Astra 1.9CDTI 150 Design, lthr, 07 reg, 21k miles £7,500s

Vauxhall Vectra1.8iVVT SRI, 06 reg, 83k miles 2,950s

Vauxhall Vectra 2.2i estate, 07 reg, 61k miles £5,100p

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120 S, 07 reg, 89k miles £5,400s

Vauxhall Signum 1.9CDTI 120, sat, 05 reg, 153k miles £2,250s

VW Golf 1.6FSI S 5dr, 2005/55, 111k miles £3,300s 

VW Golf 1.9TDI SE 5dr, 06 reg, 77k miles £6,550s 

VW Golf 1.9TDI Sport 3dr, 2006/56, 42k miles £6,950s 

VW Passat 2.0TDI 140 DSG estate, 07 reg, 98k miles £6,500s

VW Passat 2.0TDI 140, sat, 07 reg, 77k miles £6,700s

Volvo XC90 D5185 Exec auto, 07 reg, 85k miles £16,500p




Alfa Romeo 147 1.6TS Lusso, 02 reg, 99k miles £1,200s

Ford Fiesta 1.6 Zetec S (cat C), 02 reg, MNW, £600

Ford Focus 1.8LX, Y reg, 79k miles £1,125s

Nissan Almera Tino 2.2DCI, 2003/53, 88k miles £1,075s


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