Car Auction Prices Remain Unusually High For September

On last night’s Channel 4 News, Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King calmly and clearly explained the reasons why the county is in the state it’s in and why getting out of it will be a long haul.

Obviously traders at auction today were either doing their VAT books at the time, or were in the pub.

Because some of the prices paid were through the roof.

We know about Audis, and so does Glass’s Guide. The prices for them were predictably high.

BMWs too. Status still matters. But the 10 reg E92 coupe in the list was ex-Motability, which begs the question of how much the customer had to pay on top of his State funded Mobility Allowance.

Crazy money was buying Fiesta diesels, though again broadly in line with Glass’s Guide. Mondeos, as usual, depended on the miles under their wheels and high miles on a Mondeo don’t seem to export.

£4,950 for an 11k mile 2009/59 Nissan Note 1.6 Visia auto was way over. And £6,000 paid for a 2009/58 Honda Jazz 1.3i-DSI SE CVT-7 was plainly buying the low mileage, despite some very nasty body damage that will be difficult to fix.

£12,500 was way over for an attractive, but basic 2008 Mercedes SLK with a manual box. £6,700 was on book for a 61k mile 2009/59 Avensis 1.8i Valvematic T4. £7,100 was far too much for a 61k mile 09 Qashqai 1.6 Acenta.

Volvo V60s aren’t yet booked, so £14,700 was probably right for the 61 reg 1.6 DRIVe.

But top trade book for a 2012/61 Skoda Octavia 1.6TDI CR 105 DSH Elegance estate is £13,400. So why did someone pay £13,900 for one with a damaged and badly repainted roof?

(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.)


Audi A4 2.0 TDI 143S line, 2008/58, 59k miles £11,850s

Audi A4 1.8TFSI 160 S line, 09 reg, 118k miles £9,200s

Audi A4 2.0 TDI 143 Exec SE, 2009/59, 101k miles £8,550s

Audi A5 2.7TDI cabrio Multitronic, 2009/59, 66k miles £15,200s

BMW 118d M Sport, lthr, 2007/57, 47k miles £9,500s

BMW 120d SE, 08 reg, 39k miles £8,800s

BMW 118d SE, 09 reg, 51k miles £9,400s

BMW E92 320i SE Coupe, 10 reg, 19k miles £13,500s

Chrysler Grand Voyager 2.8DRD Tour, 2009/59, 24k miles £14,700s

Ford Fiesta 1.6TDCI Titanium, 09 reg, 46k miles £6,550s

Ford Fiesta 1.6TDCI Titanium, 09 reg, 29k miles £7,100s

Ford Focus 1.6TDCI 110 Studio, 2009/59, 174k miles £3,950s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 140 Edge estate, 2008/58, 147k miles £3,250s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 140 Zetec, 2010/60, 14k miles £10,000s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 115 Zetec, 09 reg, 87k miles £5,000s

Honda Jazz 1.4i-DSI SE CVT-7, 2009/58, 17k miles £6,000s

Honda Accord 2.2i-CTDI EX, 08 reg, 157k miles £3,700s

Honda Accord 2.2i-DTEC ES GT, 09 reg, 97k miles £7,450s

Honda CR-V 2.0i-VTEC ES auto, 09 reg, 28k miles £12,050

Mazda 6 2.0D 140 TS2, 08 reg, 79k miles £5,000s

Mazda 6 2.2D 163 TS2, 09 reg, 68k miles £5,800s

Mercedes SLK 200K manual, 08 reg, 20k miles £12,500s

Mercedes E220 CDI Blue SE auto, 2009/59, 66k miles £15,000s

Nissan Note 1.4 Visia, 08 reg, 35k miles £3,650s

Nissan Note 1.6 Visia auto, 2009/59, 11k miles £4,950s

Nissan Qashqai 1.6 Acenta, 09 reg, 66k miles £7,100s

Peugeot 307 1.6HDI 110 Sport, lthr, 07 reg, 97k miles £2,600s

SAAB 9-3 1.9TTID 180 Edition, 11 reg, 95k miles £7,800s

Skoda Octavia 1.9TDI Ambiente est, 2008/58, 68k miles £4,200s

Skoda Octavia 1.6TDI 105 Eleg est DSG, 2012/61, 2k miles £13,900s

Toyota Avensis 2.0D-4D T2 est, 07 reg, 29k miles £5,550s

Toyota Avensis 1.8iValvematic T4, 2009/59, 61k miles £6,700s

Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 Club 5-dr auto, 08 reg, 17k miles £4,550s

Vauxhall Astra 1.6VVT 115 Design 3-dr, 2007/57, 70k miles £3,800s

Vauxhall Astra1.7CDTI 110 Eco est, 2009/58, 94k miles £3,100s

Vauxhall Astra1.9CDTI 120SXI 3-dr, 2009/58, 73k miles £4,600s

Vauxhall Insignia 2.0CDTI 160 SE, 2009/59, 84k miles £6,400s

VW Golf 1.4TSI 122 Match, 2008/58, 52k miles £6,950s

VW Golf 1.9TDI 140 Sport, 06 reg, 75k miles £4,500s

VW Passat 2.0TDI 140 Highline, 09 reg, 94k miles £5,700s

Volvo V60 1.6DRIVe 115 SE, 2011/61, 19k miles £14,700s

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Sis    on 21 September 2012

No one is buying new so lack of px in the market.shortage of cars in sept means a bad winter!

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