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fair price #1641128
16/05/2020 08:40
16/05/2020 08:40
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craig12 Offline OP
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can anyone tell me please a fair price to pay on a private sale on a non turbo coupe with a decent mot and average mileage , with no obvious major rust etc , I know its an open ended question , but im seeing prices all over the place thanks

Re: fair price [Re: craig12] #1641129
16/05/2020 09:04
16/05/2020 09:04
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Originally Posted by craig12
its an open ended question


I'm afraid that's your answer.

Unless you've carried out a decent inspection of the vehicle to find out what "really" needs attending to - i.e. how much you're prepared to fling at it - it's impossible to hazard a guess.

1. It would help if you can access its history/service record to see if it's been looked after.
2. When were belts last changed
3. How far has rust penetrated into the usual suspect locations, i.e. in the boot where it meets the wheel-arch seams, down behind the rear Pininfarina badges, and general floor condition.

It's all repairable but labour = dosh, so based on your research of similar age coupes and selling prices you could make them an offer bearing in mind the above, the worst they can say is no smile

There isn't a coupe around these days that doesn't need work of some sort or another, unless they've been well-cared for or renovated.


Thanks again, Photobucket.
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Re: fair price [Re: craig12] #1641131
16/05/2020 10:39
16/05/2020 10:39
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In addition to what Edinburgh says - the NA prices appear to be lower than the turbo versions as some don’t view them as desirable. It doesn’t seem to make that much difference whether the NA has been renovated or not either. I know I paid ‘over the odds’ for my 36000 mile NA with sketchy service history at just under 2k in 2017. I’ve spent a shedload renovating it too but am never selling it. I think that these cars are worth what people are willing to pay for them ultimately so there will be variations- my advice is go with your gut.

Last edited by Ballypete; 16/05/2020 10:45.

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Re: fair price [Re: craig12] #1641132
16/05/2020 10:41
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S. Wales. Way beyond my means
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As above. I paid around £1k for mine, but it needed clutch and cambelt @ £800 and various niggles, new rad, new MAF etc. So it all depends. I would think a solid low mileage one in good condition with no jobs needed could be anywhere from a couple of grand upwards. The one thing I can confidently say is the turbos of similar condition are worth more.

* But, I haven't checked the market recently so prices will vary. As the NA is considered less desirable, then I guess there is less to benchmark prices against due to lower demand. This could work on your favour, as you could pick one up very cheap.

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Re: fair price [Re: craig12] #1641133
16/05/2020 11:24
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Good advise given already, as said if you pick one up cheap be prepared to carry out some jobs & these cars aint the easiest to work on, but the biggest thing is rust with the Coop, & it's hidden rust, you must know where to look, the four so called towers in the corners for starters. A quick look shows price ranges from £1500 to silly money, but how long is a piece of string as said. If you know someone that knows about cars to take along.. smile Do you know any Coop owners? It really a bit difficult without seeing the beastie in the flesh. Good luck.

Just read this thread properly & Simon has a better write up than what I was trying to say... laugh

Last edited by jimboy; 16/05/2020 12:11.

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Re: fair price [Re: craig12] #1641134
16/05/2020 11:27
16/05/2020 11:27
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They don't go for much, things are only worth what people are prepared to pay. I paid £1600 for a very nice one just over a year ago, good history, 64K, been resprayed etc, a similar turbo would probably 4 or 5 times as much. That said within 70 miles of owning it the CHOD meant spending £4k repairing it.
To my mind a turbo isn't worth that much more it just costs that much more!


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