Today’s Car Auction Bidding Calmer After First Week Buying Frenzy

Published 15 January 2014

2014 started in December as trade buyers stocked up for the New Year. Then, in the first week of January, prime stock held back by canny vendors hit record prices.

Now the excitement has died down a bit. But bidding generally was still high, even for a January, and private buyers can expect to see this reflected in prices on the forecourt.

Variety is now feeding in, with newcomer cars such as Hyundais, KIAs and Nissan Qashqais that started to sell in big numbers three years ago coming through in greater numbers and holding onto their values.

Most obviously behind book was a Volvo V60 1.6 DrivE R Design, sold for just £13,700.

The bargains were in the part-exchanges. For example, an 07 Ford KA Studio for just £1,075. On the other hand, £4,900 for a 53k mile 3 year old Fiesta 1.2 82PS Edge is bang on book, but it’s what you’d have paid last year for a 2 year old.

(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 Romeo Brera 2.2JTS SV, 2007/56, 53k miles £5,250s

Audi A2 1.4TDI Sport, 2003/52, MNW £1,750s

Audi A3 3-dr 2.0TDI, 2004/54, 88k miles £3,550s

Audi A3 Sportback 1.6TDI 105 SE, 2010/60, 72k miles £8,800s

Audi R8 5.2 V10 R shift. 10 reg, 62k miles £62,000s

Bentley Continental 6.0 W12 GT, 2007/57, 90k miles £27,700p

BMW 118D F20 SE, 13 reg, 11k miles £14,900p

BMW 120i M Sport cabrio, 10 reg, 12k miles £11,850s

BMW 320D SE lthr, 2010/59, 96k miles £7,000s

BMW 320D ED, 2010/60, 71k miles £8,700s

BMW 320D 184 M Sport Touring, 2011/60, 48k miles £13,000s

BMW E92 335i SE coupe auto, 62k miles, 2007/57 £8,750p

BMW E60 520D 177 M Sport, nav, 2009/58, 32k miles £11,400s

BMW 520D SE auto, lthr, nav, 2011/61, 16k miles £20,200s

BMW 525D 218 SE auto, 2011/61, 28k miles £19,900p

BMW 530D 258 M Sport auto, 2013/62, 14k miles £26,800p

BMW F10 530D Bbsh 15_1_14

Chevrolet Tacuma 2.0CDX auto, 08 reg, 30k miles £800s

Chrysler 300C 3.0V6 CRD, lthr, nav, 08 reg, 83k miles £6,000s

Chrysler 300C Bbsh 15_1_14

Citroen C1 Rhythm 5-dr, 08 reg. 55k miles £3,200s

Citroen DS3 1.6 E-HDI Airdream, 2012/62, 3k miles £11,300s

FIAT 500 1.2 Pop, alys, a/c, 2009/59, 28k miles £5,850s

Ford KA 1.3 70 OHC, 04 reg, 30k miles £1,150s

Ford KA 1.3 70 OHC Studio, 07 reg, 37k miles £1,075s

Ford Ka 1.2 Zetec, alloys, 2010/60, 20k miles £5,400s

Ford Fiesta 1.4 Zetec Climate 5-dr, 07 reg, 75k miles £2,150s

Ford Fiesta 1.6 Ghia 5-dr, 07 reg, 69k miles £2,500s

Ford Fiesta 1.2 82PS Edge 3-dr, a/c, 2010/60, 53k miles £4,900s

Ford Fiesta 1.6TDCI 95 Tit, 2010/60, 32k miles £7,100s

Ford Focus 2.5 ST2 3-dr, orange, 2009/58, 34k miles £7,700p

Ford Focus ST Bbsh 15_1_2014

Ford C-Max 1.8 125PS Ghia, 2006/56, 75k miles £1,500s

Ford C-Max 2.0 Ghia auto, 2006/56, 96k miles £1,500s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 140 Tit estate, 2009/59, 124k miles £4,100s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 163 Zetec, 2010/60, 28k miles £8,300s

Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 140 Edge estate, 2011/61, 35k miles £9,400s

Ford S-Max 2.0TDCI 163 Titanium, 2011/61, 114k miles £9,250s

Honda Jazz 1.2 I-VTEC S, met, 2012/61, 16k miles £6,100s

Honda Jazz 1.2S Bbsh 15_1_14

Honda Accord 2.2 I-DTEC ES est, nav, 2008/58, 104k miles £5,800s

Hyundai i10 1.2 Active, met paint, 2011/61, 20k miles £5,300s

Hyundai i30 1.6CRDI Comfort estate, 2010/60, 82k miles £4,800s

Hyundai ix35 2.0CRDI Prem 2WD, 10 reg, 37k miles £12,300s

Jaguar XF 3.0V6 Luxury, lthr, nav, 2010/60, 12k miles £15,800s

Jaguar XF 3.0V6 Bbsh 15_1_14

Jaguar XF 3.0V6D 240 Prem Luxury, 2010/60, 46k miles £15,900s

KIA cee’d 1.6CRDI 115 2 spec SW, 2010/60, 118k miles £3,850s

KIA Rio 1.5CRDI 1 spec, 2009/59, 63k miles £3,100s

KIA Sportage 2.0XE, 2005/54, 54k miles £2,600s

KIA Sportage 2.0CRDI 138 XS 2WD aut, 08 reg. 79k miles £6,000s

LR Freelander II 2.2 TD4 ES, 10 reg, 113k miles £8,200s

LR Discovery II 4.0V8 ES Prem auto, 2004/54, 71k miles £5,450s

LR Discovery III 2.7TDV6 GS auto, 2006/56, 68k miles £10,000

LR Disco III Bbsh 15_1_2014

LR R/R Sport 4.4 V8 HSE, 2006/56, 68k miles £11,000p

LR R/R Sport 3.6 TDV8 HSE, 2007/57, 95k miles £17,400s

Mazda MX-5 2.0i Sport, 2007/56, 46k miles £3,900s

Mazda 6 2.2D 163 TS2 estate, 2010/60, 116k miles £4,750p

Mazda 6 2.2D 129 TS 5-dr, 2010/60, 30k miles £7,700s

MB C250 CDI AMG Sport Coupe auto, 2011/61, 18k miles £18,700s

MB E250 CDI SE auto, lthr, 2009/59, 32k miles £14,000s

MINI Cooper 1.6D, 2010/60, 47k miles £7,950s

MINI One 1.6, a/c, alloys, Pepper, 2011/60, 39k miles £7,100s

Nissan Qashqai 1.5DCI Visia, 2007/57, 50k miles £6,050s

Nissan Qashqai 1.5DCI 110 N-Tec, 2010/60, 31k miles £10,450s

Nissan Qashqai 1.5DCI 110 N-Tec, 11 reg, 45k miles £11,000s

Peugeot 107 Urban 5-dr, 09 reg, 36k miles £3,200s

Peugeot 207 SW 1.4 VTI S, 2007/57, 52k miles £3,200s

Peugeot 307 1.6HDI 90 S hatchback, 2007/56, 89k miles £1,650s

Renault Clio 1.2 Grande 3-dr, 1999T, 89k miles £185s

Renault Clio 1.2 16v Extreme, 2009/59, 34k miles £3,600s

Renault Clio 1.6VVT Initiale, 10 reg, 19k miles £5,600s

Renault Megane 1.4 Extreme, 2006/56, 63k miles £1,400s

SAAB 9-3 1.9TID 180 Vector Sport, 2010/60, 81k miles £6,000s

SEAT Exeo 2.0TDI CR 120 SE ST, 2010/60, 110k miles £4,950p

SEAT Exeo ST Bbsh 15_1_14

Skoda Fabia 1.4 16v 2 spec estate, 09 reg, 32k miles £4,200s

Skoda Yeti 1.8TSI 160 4WD Eleg, 2009/59, 10k miles £10,900p

Skoda Yeti 1.8TSI Bbsh 15_1_14

Suzuki Jimny 1.3VVT JLX+ 4x4, 07 reg, 45k miles £4,600s

Toyota Auris 1.8 HSD hybrid T4, 2010/60, 40k miles £7,950s

Toyota Corolla Verso 1.6VVTI T2, 2002/51, 84k miles £725s

Toyota Verso 2.0 D-4D T2, 2009/59, 89k miles £6,400s

Toyota Avensis 2.0 D-4D TR saloon, 2009/59, 92k miles £5,550s

Toyota Prius 1.8 T-Spirit, 2009/59, 111k miles £7,600s

Vauxhall Meriva 1.6 Enjoy, a/c, 03 reg, 63k miles £400s

Vauxhall Astra 1.6SXI 3-dr, 2006/56, 93k miles £2,450s

Vauxhall Astra 1.7CDTI 110 Club est, 09 reg, 95k miles £3,200s

Vauxhall Vectra 1.8VVT Exclusiv, 2007/56, 114k miles £900s

Vauxhall Insignia 1.8i 16v Exclusiv, 2009/59, 71k miles £4,700s

Vauxhall Insignia 2.0CDTI 130 Exclusiv, 2009/59, 135k miles £3,700s

Vauxhall Insignia 2.0CDTI 130 Exclusiv, 2009/59, 122k miles £3,750s

Vauxhall Insignia 2.0CDTI 160 SRI, 2009/59, 80k miles £5,050s

Vauxhall Insignia 2.0CDTI 160 SRI est, 2009/59, 67k miles £6,850s

VW Golf 1.4TSI 122 S DSG, 09 reg, 70k miles, £5,950s

VW Golf 1.9TDI PD 100SE estate, 2001/51, 81k miles £1,175s

VW Golf 1.6TDI CR 105 Match, 11 reg, 15k miles £11,100s

VW Golf 2.0TDI 140 GT, 2010/60, 93k miles £7,750s

VW Passat 2.0TDI CR140 Highline Plus, 2-1-/60, 46k miles £9,700s

VW Passat CC 2.0TDI CR Tech GT, 11 reg, 57k miles £12,750s

Volvo V60 1.6 DrivE 115 R Design, 12 reg, 18k miles £13,700s

Volvo V60 Driv E Bbsh 15_1_14

Volvo V60 2.0 D3 163 R Design, 12 reg, 27k miles £13,600s

Volvo V70 2.4D 163 SE, Geartronic, 07 reg, 63k miles £6,300s

Volvo V70 2.0D SE, lthr, winter pack, 2010/60, 73k miles £8,500p

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