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    Shot in the dark; car valuation help

    In short im having a fairly dire month, split up with my long term gf last week, saw my parents for the first & last time this year week before & now i just went and crashed my car. As a student approaching his 2nd uni year money isnt that avaliable (and i do need the car) so i need 2 make my funds stretch. As a result im desperate to get the best price for my once beloved saxo.

    It has a FSH, solid engine & gearbox, 4 good tires, but also poor quality paintwork & a fairly shabby interior. The bumper, both lights, radiator, fan, slam panel & bonnet are all FUBAR'd, and would cost £500ish for replacement parts, before labor.

    Does anyone have any advice on what sort of price i could try & sell it at (for spares) or sell it at to a scrappy for?

    I know this should be in the auto section, but im a bit desperate and want to try and get the widest possible advice.

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    after i took all the broken & damaged parts off:



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    Re: Shot in the dark; car valuation help

    moved by moi. It's a car, so Cars n Bikes is the rules

    OK...car details please?

    Model, Engine Miles, MOT, How many owners?

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    Re: Shot in the dark; car valuation help

    what we need to identify is it's value to

    A: you, if you fixed it
    B: toa scrappy of bodyshop to either scrap it or mend it

    Why is this not an insurance claim? Third party only?

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    Re: Shot in the dark; car valuation help

    sorry, should have added those things;

    Its a Citroen Saxo 1.1litre Desire, met black, elec windows, power steering, FSH.
    70k miles, but poor paint work & cloth seats have seen better days.
    I am the 2nd owner, first was a female driver, iv put 40k on there and have kept up services & MOT on time. Its due for its MOT in 2 months, tax month after that.

    Prob worth around £1,200, before the crash. Repairs would be £500 for parts new, but that doesnt inc labor. Even if i did repair it i wouldnt get more then £1000 for it.

    As for my insurance, i have a £650 excess with Endsleigh, and 3.5 years NCB to loose. So in essence id pay £650, loose my NCB only for them to work out a few 100 more, then charge me double next year for insurance renewal. As a result iv asked the women i hit to find a few garages, get a few quotes & ill pay for any damage.

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    Re: Shot in the dark; car valuation help

    any advice? scrappies are offering £130 for it, but a few priviate buyers have said they'll pay £180+ for it. With £400 £500 worth of (new) parts and a couple of hours from an amature mechanic it could be back on the road & up for sale round £1100 id say.

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    Re: Shot in the dark; car valuation help

    It's a newish car so with the proper tools and some time you should be able to DIY easily, maybe with a bit of help

    I managed to change one of the belts on my car, apparently the official garage would be £250 or so, some borrowed tools and help for the cost of a pint and it cost me £10 for the same part.

    As your car is around 8 years old have a look at scrapyards for the bits you need, no point buying brand new parts if you can save some moolah
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    Re: Shot in the dark; car valuation help

    lets face it 9 years old and alot of work involved its not going to be cost effective to repair it, to sell it, as it will be costing you a mega amount to repair in comparison to what it will be worth...

    the market value of a car with that kind of paintwork/milage/interieor/engine is around £500-£1000

    so your looking at spending half of what the car is worth, to then maybe make what you spend on it back...

    http://completed.shop.ebay.co.uk/ite...Z9801QQ_ssovZ1

    look at the ones that have sold (green) not too many of them and low prices...

    shame, but i'd say whatever you get offered, if around £200 i'd take... as it really wont be worth your time to put it right...

    even if you fix it, you might have a hard time shifting it on looking at those completed listings on ebay.
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