thefenster

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hi  im just asking for some advice as my mum has asked me to sell her car for her she is getting on a bit its L reg focus with 58 k miles

the question is it a some slight damage to the left wing. apart for that the body is in pretty good shape 

my question is would it be worth getting the damage fixed before selling or would the price of the repair be the same as the bit extra i could sell for ?

thanks in advance for any reply ( can not get photos from phone ATM )

fenster

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19 minutes ago, thefenster said:

hi  im just asking for some advice as my mum has asked me to sell her car for her she is getting on a bit its L reg focus with 58 k miles

the question is it a some slight damage to the left wing. apart for that the body is in pretty good shape 

my question is would it be worth getting the damage fixed before selling or would the price of the repair be the same as the bit extra i could sell for ?

thanks in advance for any reply ( can not get photos from phone ATM )

fenster

I’m intrigued... an L reg Focus??? Are you sure ??  

What is the manufactured year and model ? 

Edited by Arfur Dealy

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56 minutes ago, Arfur Dealy said:

I’m intrigued... an L reg Focus??? Are you sure ??  

What is the manufactured year and model ? 

Fiesta possibly but definitely not a focus on an old L plate

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L reg Escort possibly? 

58K miles but odos on those only went to 99999, then back to 0. 

If Practical Classics had an online forum, that would be a good place for this question...

i’d scrap it. 

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4 minutes ago, Nick M.K. said:

 

i’d scrap it. 

That made me spit my coffee out. 

Seeing Nick had replied I was expecting some sort of....

Throw the book out the window, make your own price, fuck the competition, overprice it, this is where you'll make your money this month and then I got to I'd scrap it  :lol:

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12 minutes ago, C B said:

That made me spit my coffee out. 

Seeing Nick had replied I was expecting some sort of....

Throw the book out the window, make your own price, fuck the competition, overprice it, this is where you'll make your money this month and then I got to I'd scrap it  :lol:

Lol, that’s Nicks way of buying it off him for £75! 

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28 minutes ago, Del Boy said:

Lol, that’s Nicks way of buying it off him for £75! 

Are you kidding? 

Scrap value on something like this is nearer to £60 in my area. 

42 minutes ago, C B said:

Throw the book out the window, make your own price, fuck the competition, overprice it, this is where you'll make your money this month and then I got to I'd scrap it

At least no one thought my account has been hacked :-)

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57 minutes ago, Nick M.K. said:

L reg Escort possibly? 

58K miles but odos on those only went to 99999, then back to 0. 

If Practical Classics had an online forum, that would be a good place for this question...

i’d scrap it. 

Get the damaged wing repaired but do as little as possible to maximise full profit I would test the water at £10990 then drop down to £75 after a few weeks. This is what the real nick would have said. He must be having a off day or his account has been hacked:D

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Prototype that escaped from Ford..... :o:o:o

But I worked on Focus project and sadly even that's too early for a test mule. 

 

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58 minutes ago, Mojo121 said:

I'm curious how selling your Mum's car has landed you on a car traders forum? :lol:

Perhaps his mother has been passed around the trade like a rag doll :lol:

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ok sorry is was early my bad :) i believe it is a 07 focus  LR is the start of the plate 

 

"I'm curious how selling your Mum's car has landed you on a car traders forum?"   

because i needed some advice and though id ask in here. if thats not ok just say and i will go somewhere else to ask

 

"Perhaps his mother has been passed around the trade like a rag doll :lol:"

brave words from behind your KB 

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I would try looking at what there selling for in your area gumtree ebay facebook autotrader ect, you will find the answer a lot easier.

 

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5 minutes ago, justina3 said:

I would try looking at what there selling for in your area gumtree ebay facebook autotrader ect, you will find the answer a lot easier.

 

And no one will call your mother's decency into question :lol::lol::lol: BHM!

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13 hours ago, thefenster said:

hi  im just asking for some advice as my mum has asked me to sell her car for her she is getting on a bit its L reg focus with 58 k miles

the question is it a some slight damage to the left wing. apart for that the body is in pretty good shape 

my question is would it be worth getting the damage fixed before selling or would the price of the repair be the same as the bit extra i could sell for ?

thanks in advance for any reply ( can not get photos from phone ATM )

fenster

 

3 hours ago, thefenster said:

ok sorry is was early my bad :) i believe it is a 07 focus  LR is the start of the plate 

 

"I'm curious how selling your Mum's car has landed you on a car traders forum?"   

because i needed some advice and though id ask in here. if thats not ok just say and i will go somewhere else to ask

 

"Perhaps his mother has been passed around the trade like a rag doll :lol:"

brave words from behind your KB 

No it’s a banger. Sell it as it is.

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4 hours ago, thefenster said:

ok sorry is was early my bad :) i believe it is a 07 focus  LR is the start of the plate 

 

"I'm curious how selling your Mum's car has landed you on a car traders forum?"   

because i needed some advice and though id ask in here. if thats not ok just say and i will go somewhere else to ask

 

"Perhaps his mother has been passed around the trade like a rag doll :lol:"

brave words from behind your KB 

Take photos of the damage, point it out on the advert, price it £500 below what you would if it were immaculate and sell it as is. 

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7 hours ago, thefenster said:

ok sorry is was early my bad :) i believe it is a 07 focus  LR is the start of the plate 

 

"I'm curious how selling your Mum's car has landed you on a car traders forum?"   

because i needed some advice and though id ask in here. if thats not ok just say and i will go somewhere else to ask

 

"Perhaps his mother has been passed around the trade like a rag doll :lol:"

brave words from behind your KB 

I'd be a buyer of that (if that's a genuine private sale) plus depends where abouts you are. Even better if it was a high spec Ford Escort, I mean a Fast Ford....

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13 hours ago, EPV said:

price it £500 below what you would if it were immaculate and sell it as is

So he's gonna give the buyer £100 cash and the car then ...................

Bazinga !!

:lol: :D :lol: :D :lol: :D 

Edited by Dave2302

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33 minutes ago, Dave2302 said:

So he's gonna give the buyer £100 cash and the car then ...................

Bazinga !!

:lol: :D :lol: :D :lol: :D 

:)

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On 3/20/2019 at 10:02 AM, Dave2302 said:

So he's gonna give the buyer £100 cash and the car then ...................

Bazinga !!

:lol: :D :lol: :D :lol: :D 

On 3/20/2019 at 10:02 AM, Dave2302 said:

 

thanks for the serious reply people.

i have seen cars the same year with triple the mileage selling for over £1500. was on auto trader tbh 

 

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An 07 Focus with the best part of 180k across it selling regularly for 1.5k.....I must be doing something wrong:blink:

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12 hours ago, thefenster said:

thanks for the serious reply people.

i have seen cars the same year with triple the mileage selling for over £1500. was on auto trader tbh 

 

I would try it at that.

You will need to do tthe bodywork, decent job £250.

Make sure it’s serviced up to date £150

Full Mot £100-£200

Get it valeted properly £75

Spend £200 advertising on Autotrader before you realise it’s too much

Drop it a couple of hundred quid and someone will hopefully give you £1000

 

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