Austerity Cars Up, High Milers Down at Auction Today

Frugal diesels without too many miles on them are making more money in these austere times. But mileage is still a big killer.


A 3 year old W204 Mercedes C200 CDI, about a tenth of its way through its life with 107k miles bid to a mere £9,400, so I guess less than £10k would have driven it away.


A similar age Mondeo 2.0TDCI Titanium with a busy 142k miles sold for £5,050 after a net bidder started it off at £5k. An 08 Citroen C5 Exclusive with the 173PS 2.2 diesel motor and 81k miles sold for £6,600, the same as a similar mileage 2007/57 Mondeo 2.0TDCI 140 Titanium.


A 137k mile 03Volvo XC90 D5 Geartronic with an impressive ten-stamp service history sold for £6,250.


But bargain of the day didn’t take its hit from high miles. Instead a dubious history saw a clean, 41k mile 02 Alfa 147 2.0TS Lusso sell for £900. Worth it even if the buyer had to immediately replace the timing belt and waterpump.


(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.)


Alfa 147 2.0TS Lusso (import), 02 reg, 41k miles n/w £900s

Audi A3 1.6 Special Edition, 2007/57, 26k miles £8,450s

Audi A3 Sportback 1.9TDI, 06 reg, 107k miles £4,800s

Audi A3 Sportback 2.0TDI 140, 06 reg, 67k miles £9,250s

Audi A4 B8 2.0TDI CR 143 S line, 08 reg, 71k miles £14,400s

BMW 120d Sport, 06 reg, 121k miles £5,950s

BMW M3 3.2 convertible, sat, 2002/52, 70k miles n/w £8,700s

BMW 320d 2.0SE Touring, 2006/55, 50k miles £9,200s

BMW 325i 3.0 SE CC, sat, 08 reg, 36k miles £16,000 n/s

BMW X3 2.0d SE, 2006/56, 37k miles £11.600s

BMW 525dSE man, 2005/55, 103k miles £7,000s

BMW 520dSE man, 2006/56, 113k miles £7,400s

BMW 520dSE auto, 2006/56, 100k miles £8,650s

Citroen C5 2.2HDI 173 Exclusive, 08 reg, 81k miles £6,400s

FIAT Grande Punto 1.2 Active 3-dr, 2007/57, 40k miles £3,000s

FIAT Grande Punto 1.4 Eleganza, 2007/57, 12k miles £4,000s

Ford Ka 1.3 70 Style, 2008/58, 16k miles £3,200s

Ford Fiesta 1.25 Style 5-dr, 06 reg, 32k miles £3,000s

Ford Focus 1.6CL estate, 2003/52, MNW £850s

Ford Focus 1.6TDCI 110 LX estate, 2006/56, 74k miles £3,450s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 140 Zetec est, 2007/57, 142k miles £5,050s

Ford Mondeo 1.8TDCI 125 Edge, 2007/57, 60k miles £5,650s

Ford Mondeo 1.8TDCI 125 Edge, 2007/57, 56k miles £6,100

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 140 Titanium, 2007/57, 87k miles £6,600s

Ford S-Max 1.8TDCI 125 Titanium, 2007/56, 39k miles £9,900s

Ford S-Max 1.8TDCI 125LX, 08 reg, 78k miles £8,000s

Ford Kuga 2.0TDCI Titanium, 09 reg, 13k miles £16,900s

Honda CR-V 2.0I-VTEC Ex auto, sat, 08 reg, 16k miles £16,200s

Honda CR-V 2.2iCDTI Executive, sat, 2008/58, 43k miles £15,400s

Mazda3 1.6 Takara 5-dr, 08 reg, 21k miles £6,650s

Mercedes W204 C200 2.1CDI Eleg, 2007/57, 107k miles £9,400p

Mercedes W204 C200 1.8K SE, 2008/57, 46k miles £11,300s

Mercedes SLK 200K auto, 2007/57, 19k miles £16,000s

Mercedes CLS 350CGI, 2010/59, 9k miles £30,800p

Mitsubishi Outlander II 2.0 DI-D, 07 reg, 91k miles £8,450s

Nissan Note 1.6 Acenta, 2007/57, 47k miles £4,600s

Nissan Qashqai 1.6 Tekna lthr, 2007/57, 24k miles £9,800s

Peugeot 307 1.6LX, 02 reg, 92k miles n/w £1,025s

Peugeot 407 2.0HDI 136 Sport, 08 reg, 46k miles £6,500s

Peugeot 607 2.2HDI S auto, 04 reg, 204k miles n/w £800s

Range Rover 4.2V8, sat, 07 reg, 77k miles £22,800s

Renault Scenic 1.5DCI 106 Privilege, 06 reg, 80k miles £2,700s

Skoda Octavia 1.6FSI Ambiente, 2006/56, 99k miles £2,700s

Skoda Octavia 1.9TDI PD Elegance est, 08 reg, 109k miles £4,900s

Toyota Avensis 1.8VVTI GS, 2001/51, 74k miles n/w £600s

Toyota Avensis 2.2 D-4D T3-X est, 07 reg, 36k miles £6,600s

Vauxhall Astra 1.8CDX (total loss), 1999T, MNW £200s

Vauxhall Astra 1.6SXI 16v, 2002/51, 35k miles £1,400s

Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 80 Life, 2004/54, 75k miles £3,000s

Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 100 SX est, 06 reg, 54k miles £4,550s

Vauxhall Astra 1.3CDTI 90 estate, 2006/56, 79k miles £2,700s

Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 100 Life, 07 reg, 98k miles £3,100s

Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 100 Club, 07 reg, 51k miles £4,700s

Vauxhall Zafira 1.8 Elegance, 02 reg, 91k miles £1,575s

Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Life, 2008/58, 42k miles £5,450s

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120L, 2006/56, 54k miles £3,950s

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 120L, 2006/56, 29k miles £4,750s

Vauxhall Vectra 1.9CDTI 150, 19” alloys, 2007/57, 32k miles £6,900s

VW Golf V 2.0GT TDI, 2004/54, 122k miles £4,400s

VW Golf V 1.9TDI 105 Match, 2007/57, 31k miles £8,350s

Volvo C70 CC 2.4SE Geartronic, 07 reg, 36k miles £9,950s

Volvo C70 CC 2.4SE Geartronic, sat, 2007/57 17k miles £12,100s

Volvo XC90 D5 SE Geartronic, 03 reg, 137k miles £6,250s


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