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Today's Car Auction Prices Reflect Economic Upturn

Today’s successful auction bidding clearly showed strong demand for coveted, late reg, low mileage cars, but much more realistic bidding for old snotters that could be more grief than profit.

As usual, Audis were at the forefront with a 9k mile 19 reg A5 2.0TFSI 180 Sportback leading the fray at £22,600 and a 37k mile 10 reg A5 3.0TDI quattro coupe selling for £16,900.

Big miles were the kiss of death as illustrated by a pair of 10 reg Jaguar XF 3.0D 240 Luxurys, with the 37k miler making £15,200 but the 92k miler failing to raise more than £10,900.

Nothing new there.

The part-exchanges were more fun to watch, not least for the greater variety.

An example of the much loved and sorely missed compact RAV-4 2.0 XT4 5-door on an 04 with a nice low 40k miles made a very strong £5,000.

A useful looking 67k mile 2003 Nissan Terrano II 3.0DI SVE automatic 7-seater sold for £3,250.

While a 30k mile 2007/57 MINI Cooper Clubman auto with brown leather looked value to me at £5,700 (books at £5,200 with twice the miles).

But there were plenty of mega mile cheapies, such as a 139k mile 2002 MINI Cooper for £1,375, a 125k mile 2005 206 1.6HDI GTI for £1,075, a 125k mile 2005 Toyota Corolla 1.6 for £1,200, a 151k mile 2008 BMW 318i Touring for £3,500 and a 159k mile 2006 Audi A6 2.7TDI Multitronic Avant for £4,350.

The cheapest car I actually saw sell was a 97k mile 2001Y Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6SX in respectable shape for £325.  

I guess the message of the day is that while you’ll be paying more for your replacement car, you’ll be getting less for your leggy part-exchange.

(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 A3 1.9TDI Sportback, 2007/56, 46k miles £5,750s

Audi A5 3.0V6TDI quattro coupe, auto, 09 reg, 37k miles £16,900s

Audi A5 2.0FSI 180 Sportback, auto, 10 reg, 9k miles £22,600s

Audi Q5 2.0TDI 170 quattro, man, 09 reg, 114k miles £11,000s

BMW 116d SE 5-dr, 09 reg, 61k miles £8,350s

BMW E91 318i 143 ES Touring, 2008/58, 151k miles £3,500s

BMW 520d 177 M Sport, nav, 2008/58, 95k miles £9,400s

BMW 520d 177 M Sport, Bnss, nav, 2010/59, 81k miles £11,400s

BMW 525d 218SE auto, lthr, 2011/61, 18k miles £21,200s

Ford Galaxy 1.8TDCI 100 LX, 07 reg, 48k miles £6,100s

Honda Jazz 1.4 i-VTEC ES, 10 reg, 43k miles £5,650s

Honda Civic 2.2iCTDI ES pan roof, 2009/59, 74k miles £6,400s

Honda CR-V 2.2iDTEC ES, nav, 10 reg, 79k miles £10,600s

Jaguar XF 3.0D 240 Luxury, nav, 10 reg, 92k miles £10,900s

Jaguar XF 3.0D 240 Luxury, nav, 10 reg, 37k miles £15,200s

Lexus RX 450H SE-L, nav, 2009/59, 14k miles £25,800s

Mazda 3 1.6D TS2 5-dr, 10 reg, 31k miles £7,300s

Peugeot 308 1.6HDI90 S 5-dr, 2009/59, 99k miles £2,800s

Peugeot 5008 1.6HDI 112 Excl EGC, 2011/60, 42k miles £10,350s

Toyota Urban Cruiser 1.33 VVT-I, man, 10 reg, 44k miles £5,500s

Toyota Verso 2.0 D-4D T-Spirit, lthr, 10 reg, 16k miles £10,700s

VW Golf 1.6TDI 105 Blue Tech SE DSG, 10 reg, 32k miles £9,900s

VW Tiguan 2.0TDI 140 Blue Spt 2WD, 2013/61, 30k miles £17,400s

Volvo V60 1.6 DrivE 115 SE Lux, 12 reg, 13k miles £15,700s

Volvo V70 2.0D SE man, lthr, 10 reg, 45k miles £11,300s

Volvo XC60 2.0 D3 163 DrivE, man, 10 reg, 78k miles £9,950s

Volvo XC90 2.4 D5 185 Active man, 09 reg, 119k miles £8,000s

Volvo XC90 2.4 D5 185 Active auto, 2010/59, 54k miles £12,600s

Volvo XC90 2.4 D5 185 Active auto, 10 reg, 30k miles £14,600s

Volvo XC90 2.4 D5 185 Exec auto, 10 reg, 50k miles £17,800s

VW Tiguan 2012 £17,400s


Alfa Romeo 159 1.9JTDM Lusso, 2007/57, 40k miles £5,550s

Audi A5 3.0V6TDI quattro coupe, man, 2007/57, 29k miles £13,900s

Audi A6 2.7TDI SE Avant Multi, 06 reg, 159k miles £4,350s

BMW 116iES 50dr, 05 reg, 106k miles £2,850s

BMW 316i 1.8 Compact auto, 02 reg, 82k miles £1,900s

BMW E93 325i 3.0 SE CC auto, 08 reg, 42k miles £11,600s

Citroen Xsara Picasso 1.6SX, 2001Y, 97k miles £325s

Ford Fiesta 1.4LX 5-dr, 02 reg, 99k miles £1,025s

Ford Fiesta 1.4 Zetec 3-dr, 2003/52, 64k miles £1,275s

Ford Fiesta 1.24 Zetec Climate 3-dr, 08 reg, 62k miles £2,375s

Ford C-Max 1.6TDCI LX, 2004/54, 67k miles £1,825s

Ford Mondeo 2.2TDCI 200 Tit X Sport, 11 reg, 38k miles £13,000s

Honda CR-V II 2.2iCTDI Executive, 06 reg, 106k miles £3,900s

Jaguar X-Type 2.0D Sport, 2004/54, 108k miles £2,000s

KIA Carens 2.0CRDI LX, a/c, 04 reg, 81k miles £575s

KIA Sedona 2.9CRDI LS auto, 08 reg, 58k miles £4,340s

Mazda 3 1.6S 5-dr (import), 2005/54, 100k miles £1,200s

MINI Cooper 1.6, a/c, 02 reg, 139k miles £1,375s

MINI Cooper 1.6, a/c, 04 reg, 62k miles £3,300s

MINI Cooper Clubman auto, lthr, 2007/57, 30k miles £5,700s

Mitsubishi Outlander 2.0D Warrior, 08 reg, 55k miles £8,350s

Nissan Terrano II 3.0DI SVE auto, 03 reg, 67k miles £3,250s

Peugeot 206 1.6HDI GTI 3-dr, 05 reg, 125k miles £1,075s

Peugeot 206 1.4HDI Look 5-dr, 2007/57, 157k miles £1,300s

Peugeot 307 1.6S Estate, 04 reg, 141k miles £375s

Renault Clio 1.4 Dynamique 3-dr, 03 reg, 76k miles £800s

SEAT Leon 1.9TDI 110SE, 03 reg, 121k miles £850s

Smart ForTwo Smart& Passion, 2002/52, 39k miles £1,575s

Toyota Yaris 1.0 VVT-I T2 5-dr, 09 reg, 30k miles £3,800s

Toyota Corolla 1.6VVT-I T3 5-dr, 05 reg, 125k miles £1,200s

Toyota Avensis 1.8 VVT-I Vermont auto, 2001Y, 74k miles £625s

Toyota RAV-4 2.0XT4 5-dr, 04 reg, 40k miles £5,000s

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 80 SXI 3dr, 05 reg, 98k miles £950s

Vauxhall Astra 1.4 16v Sporthatch 3-dr, 2010/60, 47k miles £5,050s

Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Club, 2006/56, 87k miles £2,275

Vauxhall Insignia 1.8i Exclusiv, 09 reg, 46k miles £5,100s

VW Golf IV 1.6 Match 5-dr, 03 reg, 113k miles £1,100s

VW Golf V 1.9 TDI 105 Match 5-dr, 2008/57, 50k miles £6,200s

VW Passat 2.0TDI 140 SE Estate, 2006/55, 151k miles £2,450s

VW Passat 2.0TDI CR 170 SEL, 09 reg, 87k miles £5,400s

VW Tiguan 2.0TDI 140 SE 4Motion, 2008/58, 48k miles £12,200s

VW Sharan 1.9TDI PD 130 Sport, 2004/54, 162k miles £1,850s

Volvo V70 2.4D SR auto, lthr, 09 reg, 72k miles £9,500s

Citroen Picasso 2001 £325s


Audi TT 2.0TFSI S-tronic, 08 reg, 68k miles £10,000p

FIAT Panda 1.2 Dynamic, 2006/56. 46k miles not warranted £1,500p

FIAT Scudo 2.0 M.Jet 163 9-seat Combi, 13 reg, 915 miles £15,000p

Ford Fiesta 1.2 Style 3-door, 2011/61, 11k miles £5,200p

Lexus IS250 SE auto, Nav, lthr, 2007/57, 48k miles £6,500p

Lexus IS250 2007 £6,500p 

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