Car Auction Prices Easing Slightly in May

Published 05 May 2014

It’s spring, so interest remains high in convertibles. Selling for £2,600 on Friday, this 51k mile 2006/56 Micra C+C 1.4 Urbis made well over Glass’s Trade and CAP Clean.

But at the fleet end of the market, the delicate balance between over-demand and over-supply is stating to affect prices of popular models like the KIA Sportage. Nothing drastic, here. Just a bit of the heat taken out, with a 5k mile 13 reg 2.0CRDI KX-3 selling for £17,000 against CAP Clean of £20,200 and a 35k mile 11 reg 1.7CRDI 2-spec selling for £12,200 against CAP Clean of £13,200.

At the other end, the days of cheap ‘throwaway’ cars are far from over. £350 picked up a respectable unwarranted mileage 2002/52 Focus 1.8 Ghia saloon, £225 a 106k mile 2001Y Mondeo 2.0 Zetec, and £275 a 59k mile 02 reg Ford Puma 1.7, with just a little bit of rot in the rear arches.

(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’, ‘a/c’, ‘s/r’ and ‘nav’ are specified when they are not standard.)




Audi A3 2.0TDI 140 Sportback Sport, 2004/54, 95k miles £3,400s

BMW X3 2.0d Sport, lthr, 2005/55, 149k miles £3,900s

Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6VTI Exc EGS, 2-12/62, 4k miles £9,000s

FIAT Punto 1.2 Dynamic 5-dr, a/c, 2003/53, 51k miles £1,000s

Ford Fiesta 1.3 Flight 3-dr, 2001/51, 88k miles £275s

Ford Fiesta 1.4 Zetec 3-dr, alys, a/c, 2003/562, 79k miles £875s

Ford Puma 1.7 16v coupe, 02 reg, 59k miles £275s

Ford Focus 1.8 Ghia saloon, 2002/52, MNW £350s

Ford Focus 2.0ST 170, 2004/54, 123k miles £700s

Ford Focus 1.6 Ghia saloon, 06 reg, 100k miles £1,300s

Ford Focus 2.5 ST-2 3-dr, 06 reg, 68k miles £4,800s

Ford C-Max 2.0TDCI Zetec, lthr, 06 reg, 90k miles £2,150

Ford Mondeo 2.5 V6 Ghia X, 1999T, 52k miles £325s

Ford Mondeo 2.0 Zetec, 2001Y, 106k miles £225s

Ford Galaxy 2.3 Ghia 7-seats, 03 reg, 97k miles £750s

Ford Kuga 2.9TDCI Titanium, sat, lthr, 09 reg, 40k miles £11,500s

Honda Civic 1.8iVTEC EX, 06 reg, 36k miles £4,650s

Honda Civic 1.8iVTEC SI, 11 reg, 34k miles £8,000s

MINI One 1.6, lthr, alys, s/r, 2001/51, 87k miles £1,600s

MINI One 1.6, alys, 03 reg, 72k miles £2,400s

Nissan Micra C+C 1.4 Urbis, 2006t/56, 51k miles £2,600s

Renault Megane 1.9DCI 120 Privilege, 03 reg, 70k miles £950s

Toyota Prius 1.5VVT-I hybrid T-Spirit, 08 reg, 63k miles £5,200s

Toyota RAV-4 2.0GX 5-dr, s/r, 2002/52, 88k miles £2,200s

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2SXI, 3-dr, 03 reg, 148k miles £175s

Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 Design, lthr, a/c, 07 reg, 30k miles £3,500s

Vauxhall Astra 1.6SXI, 07 reg, 98k miles £1,600s

Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Life, 2006/56, 67k miles £2,400s

VW Golf 1.8 (75PS) cabrio, lthr, 1996P, 89k miles £500s




Audi A3 cabrio 1.8TFSI Sport, 11 reg, 25k miles £12,500s

BMW 318D 2.0 Exclusive Ed, lthr, 11 reg, 59k miles £10,550s

BMW 520D 2.0 SE, lthr, 11 reg, 86k miles £11,700s

Ford Fiesta 1.2 82PS Edge 3-dr, a/c, 12 reg, 18k miles £5,600s

Jaguar XF 3.0D 240 Premium Luxury, 10 reg, 97k miles £11,200s

KIA Sportage 1.7CRDI 2-spec, 11 reg, 35k miles £12,200s

KIA Sportage 1.7CRDI 2-spec, lthr, 11 reg, 21k miles £12,800s

KIA Sportage 2.0i KX-2 auto, 11 reg, 15k miles £13,500s

KIA Sportage 2.0CRDI KX-3, 13 reg, 5k miles £17,000s

SAAB 9-3 1.9TTID 160 Vector conv, 11 reg, 34k miles £10,200s

Toyota Verso 2.0D-4D TR, nav, 11 reg, 45k miles £9,600s

VW Golf Mk Vi 1.6TDI 105 Match, 11 reg, 34k miles £9550s

Volvo XC90 2.4 D5 200 SE G/tronic, 11 reg, 47k miles £14,500s


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