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Some Cheap Cars at Auction Today

Fri, 19 May 2006
If you thought you couldn’t afford a BMW 3-Series, think again. This 65,000 mile 03 reg 320d 150PS ES 6-speed sold for a very reasonable £9,200. A 97k mile 02 reg 318iSE was £5,800. And an 86k mile 2002/51 318iSE was a consistent £5,750.

Manual Mercedes W211 E220 CDIs were cheap too. £12,100 bought a 59k mile 03 and £12,150 a 67k mile 2003/52.

A 90k mile (but showing only 22k) 2003/53 Alta 156 1.9JTD Turismo sold for just £4,600. A 70k mile 2003/52 BMW 525iSE manual (in white) sold for £4,450. A 146k mile 2002/51 (current shape) Mondeo 2.0LX went for £1,900.

Yet MINI madness still abounds. A 107k mile 02 reg MINI One, with alloys but no other goodies, started at £4 and bid all the way to sell for £5,650. You can expect it to reappear on a car lot in Eastern Europe showing less than half the miles.

Here’s the longer list. Cars knocked down as sold only today.

Alfa 156 1.9JTD Turismo, 2003/53, 90k miles £4,600s
Alfa 156 2.4JTD Veloce Sportwagon, 2002/51, 64k miles £4,950s
Audi A2 1.6FSI, 03 reg, 83k miles £5,500s
BMW 318iSE 143PS, 2002/51, 86k miles £5,750s
BMW 318iSE 143PS, 02 reg, 97k miles £5,800s
BMW 320dES 6-spd, 03 reg, 65k miles £9,200s
BMW 325CI coupe Sport, 02 reg, 47k miles £12,300s
BMW 525iSE manual, 2003/52, 70k miles £4,450s
Ford Fiesta 1.6 Zetec S 3-dr, 2000W, 46k miles £2,750s
Ford Focus 1.6 Ghia Estate auto, 03 reg, 65k miles £5,000s
Ford Mondeo 2.0LX, 2002/51, 146k miles £1,900s
Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI130 LX Estate, 2003/52, 107k miles £3,600s
Ford Galaxy TDI 115 LX, 02 reg, 60k miles £7,100s
Honda Accord 2.2iCDTI Exec satnav, 04 reg, 31k miles £11,700s
Mazda 323 1.8F Exec, 1998R, 69k miles £1,150s
Mazda 6 1.8TS 5-dr, 03 reg, 85k miles £4,575s
Mercedes C220 CDI Classic auto, 03 reg, 95k miles £8,900s
Mercedes E220 CDI manual, 03 reg, 59k miles £12,100s
Mercedes E220 CDI manual, 2003/52, 67k miles £12,150s
MGTF 1.8 135PS, 02 reg, 40k miles £5,900s
Mitsubishi Pajero 2.5TD Exceed auto, 2003K, 203k miles £1,650s
MINI One, alloys, black, 02 reg, 107k miles £5,650s
Nissan Micra 1.2S 5-dr, 04 reg, 15k miles £4,800s
Nissan Almera Tino 2.2DI SE+, 02 reg, 72k miles £4,100s
Nissan 350Z, 04 reg, 21k miles £18,650s
VW Passat TDI PD 130, 2003/52, 132k miles £4,650s
VW Passat TDI PD 130, 02 reg, 49k miles £6,500s

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe

Monday 22nd May 10.00am start
Top Car, Porsche Retail p/x, Black Horse top cars, Fleet & Finance, General section, Inchcape no reserve p/x, Reg Vardy p/x, Lex Vehicle Leasing, Hartwells p/x.

Wednesday 24th May 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, Arval, Alphabet GB, Leaseplan, Lex Vehicle Leasing, Franchised Dealer, Jardine p/x, Sytner p/x, Black Horse, Inchcape p/x, Snows p/x, Trident Honda p/x

Thursday 25th May 10.00am start
Light Commercials: Non-Runners, Royal Mail, Peugeot, London Hire, Lloyds TSB, Lex Vehicle Leasing, Northgate, Fleet Direct, IFS.

Friday 26th May 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Leaseplan, Motability, Lex Vehicle Leasing, Citroen UK, Bank of Scotland, Hitachi Capital Peugeot, Peugeot Charters p/x, Private Direct, Inchcape p/x.

Monday 29th May 10.00am start (Bank Holiday)
Fleet & Finance, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x, General section.

Wednesday 31st May
Fleet & Finance, Leaseplan, Porsche Retail p/x, Lex Vehicle Leasing, Jardine p/x, Sytner p/x, Black Horse, General section, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

As always the best way to look for a specific car coming up at a BCA auction or to pre-check a day’s sale is to visit If you are a BCA account holder this service also now gives composite price information (average auction price, CAP and Glass’s) and now allows you to buy a selection of cars directly on-line.

For sales at BCA Edinburgh, click here for full details:

For BCA online auctions go to Two types of sale: Live Online and Open Tender. These are only available to BCA MyBCA Loyalty Card holders.

For future police sales at West Oxfordshire Motor Auctions. Visit, click on ‘stocklist’, then click on search, or use the faxback on 0906 3080 953 at 60p per minute. Sales are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5.30pm.

Brightwells HUGE WEEKLY 4x4 SALE takes place every Tuesday at Easter’s Court on the A49 by-pass, Leominster, Herefordshire, start time 11.00am, phone: 01568 611325, website:


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