Car Auction Proves Strong Used Value of BMW X3 F25

At auction today a one-year old BMW F25 X3 2.0d SE auto in standard trim with 11,000 miles sold for £28,900, £500 more than reserve, but actually bang on trade book for the mileage.

First I’d seen, but then I don’t get out much these days.

It was closely followed by one of those intimidating X6s, a 2008/58 35D auto with 47k under its enormous tyres. That sold for £24,700, which fits with Glass’s new ‘Av grade’ trade value.

The other pictured cars were a companion 09 Alfa 159 1.9JTDM to the one in the photo that with 91k miles sold for £6,700; an 82k mile 07 Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6HDI VTX that made £2,500; a 117k miles 09 Mondeo 2.0TDCI Zetec automatic estate that went to someone for £3,850; and a 32k mile 09 reg Toyota Prius III that commanded £9,400.

I think the trade is starting to get a bit wary of 3 – 4 year old diesels with 80k miles or more on them because of the massive potential for expensive warranty claims. That’s why even Audi TDI values shrivel noticeably once they get a bit leggy.

You can see the difference between a pair of 08 reg BMW 520ds. Te 69k miler made a strong £10,500, but the one with 135k was £2,700 cheaper, reflecting the cost of a new DPF and turbo, perhaps.

The same point was illustrated by a pair of 09 reg LandRover Discovery IIIs and a pair of 10/59 Volvo XC90s.

But if you’re a chancer, a high mileage diesel is the way to get the car you’ve always promised yourself for very little money, like the 91k mile 09 Ford Kuga 2.0TDCI Zetec, sold away for £7,400 in contrast to a 22k mile 09 Honda CR-V 2.2iCTDI ES that made a full £3,000 more.

(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. ‘imp’ means unofficial import. Extras like ‘lthr’ and ‘nav’ are specified when they are not standard.)


Alfa 159 1.9JTDM Limited Ed, 09 reg, 90k miles £6,000p

Alfa 159 1.9JTDM Limited Ed, 09 reg, 91k miles £6,700s

Audi A3 Sportback 2.0TDI 140, 2009/58, 82k miles £7,000s

Audi A4 B8 2.0TDI 143 SE, 08 reg, 90k miles £7,600s

Audi A4 B8 2.0TDI 143 S Line, 09 reg, 95k miles £7,800s

BMW 120d 2.0 M Sport, 08 reg, 48k miles £12,300s

BMW 320d 2.0 ED, 10 reg, 20k miles £13,200s

BMW F25 X3 2.0d SE auto, 11 reg, 8k miles £28,900s

BMW 520d 177 SE auto, 08 reg, 135k miles £7,800s

BMW 520d 177 SE auto, 08 reg, 69k miles £10,500s

BMW X6 3.0 35D auto, nav, 2008/58, 47k miles £24,700s

Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6HDI 92 VTX, 07 reg, 82k miles £2,500s

Ford Kuga 2.0TDCI Zetec 2WD, 09 reg, 91k miles £7,400s

Ford Mondeo 2.0i Ghia saloon, 2007/57, 96k miles £3,200s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI Zetec est auto, 09 reg, 117k miles £3,850s

Ford S-Max 2.0TDCI Titanium, 10 reg, 25k miles £14,700s

Honda Insight 1.3IMA ES hybrid, 09 reg, 101k miles £4,775s

Honda CR-V 2.2iCTDI ES, 17” wheels, 09 reg, 22k miles £10,400s

Jaguar XKR 4.2 coupe, 2007/57, 84k miles £17,000s

LandRover Freelndr 2 TD4 XS man, 2007/57, 135k miles £6,925s

LandRover Disco 3 2.7TDV6 GS man, 09 reg, 65k miles £13,700s

LandRover Disco 3 2.7TDV6 GS man, 09 reg, 5k miles £18,900s

Mazda 6 2.2D 125 TS hatch, 09 reg, 92k miles £4,500s

Mercedes C220CDI Sport manual, 2008/57, 98k miles £8,950s

MINI Cooper R56 1.6. 07 reg, 81k miles £6,800s

Nissan Qashqai 1.6 Visia, a/c, 08 reg, 35k miles £6,950s

Range Rover Sport 2.7TDV6 HSE, 2008/58, 135k miles £17,100s

Renault Clio 1.2 Campus 3-dr, 08 reg, 19k miles £3,100s

SAAB 9-5 2.0LPT Linear SE est, 08 reg, 43k miles £3,900s

Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-I Blue 5-dr, a/c, 2009/59, 13k miles £4,875s

Toyota Prius II 1.5 T3 hybrid, 09 reg, 94k miles £5,750s

Toyota Prius III 1.8 T3 hybrid, 09 reg, 32k miles £9,400s

Vauxhall Corsa 1.3CDTI Eco Life 5-dr, 07 reg, 81k miles £3,150s

Vauxhall Corsa 1.3CDTI 90 Design 5-dr, 2008/58, 77k miles £3,750s

Vauxhall Corsa 1.0 Life 50dr, 09 reg, 7k miles £4,450s

Vauxhall Astra 1.3CDTI 90 Life estate, 08 reg, 97k miles £2,900s

Vauxhall Astra 1.3CDTI 90 Life estate, 2008/58, 114k miles £2,150s

Vauxhall Zafira 1.9CDTI 150 Design, 2007/57, 120k miles £3,400s

Vauxhall Insigna 2.0DDTI 130 Exclusiv, 09 reg, 71k miles £5,850s

VW Golf 1.9TDI S, 07 reg, 113k miles £3,650s

VW Golf 2.0TDI 140 SE estate, 2008/57, 67k miles £6,450s

VW Eos 2.0FSI, 08 reg, 65k miles £6,800s

VW Touran 1.9TDI 105 Blue S, 09 reg, 62k miles £7,650s

Volvo V50 2.0 Sport, 08 reg, 39k miles £6,800s

Volvo V50 1.6DRIVe S, 2010/59, 39k miles £8,800s

Volvo V70 2.0D SE manual, lthr, 10 reg, 21k miles £12,800s

Volvo S80 2.4D 175SE manual, 09 reg, 61k miles £7,950s

Volvo XC90 2.4D 185 Active G/tronic, 2010/59, 65k miles £13,600s

Volvo XC90 2.4D 185 Active G/tronic, 2010/59, 17k miles £16,350s

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msport1973    on 18 August 2012

Thanks HJ. Always good to see where auction prices are each month

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