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We get some really oddball cars where we are located, last week an elderly customer rings with a 1990 Mazda 323, g reg, 25k one owner from new, got the flip up lights, 7 stamps in the book, when I looked there wasn’t any similar ones on the net, collected today, needs rear arches painting and an mot, it’s been garaged since her husband passed away in 1999, what’s the retail value??? 

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£2490

See what happens, if you don't ask - you don't get.

We look out for oddball stuff, you can just put a number on it and there will be someone out there who will have it!

Any potential buyer isn't going to find another one.

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No one here can tell you what that car is worth since no one here has sold one even remotely similar in the last 3-4 years :-) 

Try a high price, monitor AT response, then increase or decrease the price accordingly. It’s 30 years old. A classic in most books :-)))

7 stamps for 30 years??? This is one stingy and tight owner :-)

The 2012 Volvo I bought from you had 7 stamps at 27K miles...

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28 minutes ago, Nick M.K. said:

No one here can tell you what that car is worth since no one here has sold one even remotely similar in the last 3-4 years :-) 

Try a high price, monitor AT response, then increase or decrease the price accordingly. It’s 30 years old. A classic in most books :-)))

7 stamps for 30 years??? This is one stingy and tight owner :-)

The 2012 Volvo I bought from you had 7 stamps at 27K miles...

Wouldnt say stingy. 

If it isnt driven much or from the stats given it is likely it wasnt even switched on often its pointless servicing it to the schedule. 

If you do 500 miles in 4 Years no point doing an oil change especially if these 500 were done in one long trip...

Our volvo specialist recommends the timing belt to be changed about 10k later than the recommend date. His business is booming and he knows his stuff. 

Stealers no doubt push dates so they can keep milking owners :ph34r:

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36 minutes ago, Nick M.K. said:

No one here can tell you what that car is worth since no one here has sold one even remotely similar in the last 3-4 years :-) 

Try a high price, monitor AT response, then increase or decrease the price accordingly. It’s 30 years old. A classic in most books :-)))

7 stamps for 30 years??? This is one stingy and tight owner :-)

The 2012 Volvo I bought from you had 7 stamps at 27K miles...

Haha true!!! but it’s been in the garage since 1999, the old dear apologised for not servicing it whilst it had been stood in the garage. 

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39 minutes ago, Nick M.K. said:

 

7 stamps for 30 years??? This is one stingy and tight owner :-)

The 2012 Volvo I bought from you had 7 stamps at 27K miles...

Not stingy as has 7 stamps from 1990-1999, but obviously will need a good goingover if garaged since 1999! Battery, tyres, belts, brakes the list go on and on and on....

Haha, just finished writing my reply when David posted his response!

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mazdas from this era used old moggi minor steel from the jam buttie mines

you have assessed underfloor corrosion i hope

do i value it?

nope

soz

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I can see it now, sprayed matt black with rattle cans in the front garden. Big drug dealer rims. Cheap ebay induction kit and bean can exhaust. Drift car!!!:lol:

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Put the Mazda up at £2500 think I might have advertised it too cheap!! 100 views per day since Monday, took a deposit today from a chap 300 miles away 

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4 minutes ago, david gott said:

Put the Mazda up at £2500 think I might have advertised it too cheap!! 100 views per day since Monday, took a deposit today from a chap 300 miles away 

Laugh all the way to the bank :lol:

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Well that`s a surprise i never thought they would have had a following allowing that sort of interest ( what do i know) impressive, and this was near or close on the £2500 was it

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23 minutes ago, david gott said:

Put the Mazda up at £2500 think I might have advertised it too cheap!! 100 views per day since Monday, took a deposit today from a chap 300 miles away 

Well done mate 

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Well done David. Gotta be happy with that. 

12 minutes ago, tradex said:

GLX was the one that rang the bells for me.....never had one back and prep' was a clean n fluid check, them were the days. B)

Had to be auto I found. Were under-priced but rated by the punters, and I remember good margins from them and quick turn over. 

Mind you, I also remember my first modern auto gearbox doom was one of them. Thought a 2nd hard one would suffice. It didn’t. 

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Great result David, should’ve asked for slightly more as suggested:-) 

now if you can buy ten more like it would be great...

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Well done on moving it on.

I think lots of people believe they are buying investments with anything over 20 years old and sub 50k.  Fiat Coupes, Alfa GTV etc are all on the up but a Mazda 323?  

Not a fairground ride I would want to be on when the music stops.

 

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2 hours ago, twerp said:

did you do the arches ?

Yes done the arches it had £250 of paint, mot prep today came back great and solid underneath! Got a Volvo 440 n reg, one owner with 25k miles to prep now, bugger knows how I’m getting these old cart horses 

 

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