What is a 1988 205 D (3dr) worth? 180K miles

Discussion in 'Peugeot 205' started by 405 TD Estate, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. Not much is the answer but dealers try to get £300 for them! while
    some never sell on Ebay and the local scrappy offered me a tenner.

    How / how much should I sell mine for? Ebay want an extorsionate £6
    listing and £15 if it sells!! Two weeks internet only ad in Autotrader
    is £6 but it's wasted money of no-one buys cars this old.

    It's got a year MOT and is in good nick apart from some surface rust
    patches on the passenger door and a large rip/wear in the drivers seat.
    It starts beautifully - you hardly have to turn the key and it always
    gets more than 50mpg - this must be worth a couple hundred quid to some
    one?

    Is it worth trying to repair the seat rip and spray the door (I suspect
    i'm wasting time and money here) These are the only things stopping it
    looking very tidy.

    what do you think IanR
     
    405 TD Estate, Dec 12, 2005
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    johnny Guest

    When I bought my 306 two years back I had to get rid of my old escort. I
    used autotrader online ad only. Cost about £15, but I sold it in less than 3
    days, and had a few interested people ring up after it went. I did put it up
    for about £200 less than what I wanted as I needed a quick sale.

    Use autotrader in my opinion.

    Not much is the answer but dealers try to get £300 for them! while
    some never sell on Ebay and the local scrappy offered me a tenner.

    How / how much should I sell mine for? Ebay want an extorsionate £6
    listing and £15 if it sells!! Two weeks internet only ad in Autotrader
    is £6 but it's wasted money of no-one buys cars this old.

    It's got a year MOT and is in good nick apart from some surface rust
    patches on the passenger door and a large rip/wear in the drivers seat.
    It starts beautifully - you hardly have to turn the key and it always
    gets more than 50mpg - this must be worth a couple hundred quid to some
    one?

    Is it worth trying to repair the seat rip and spray the door (I suspect
    i'm wasting time and money here) These are the only things stopping it
    looking very tidy.

    what do you think IanR
     
    johnny, Dec 12, 2005
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    stealthf0x Guest

    The sensible answer for a car like that is its worth what someone will
    pay for it...if you can get someone to pay 300 for it then all good,
    you'll get more than a tenner for it at least!
    I wouldn't advertise solely on the internet (especially ebay), I've got
    the feeling from people i know that not many of them would even
    consider buying a car on ebay, for whatever reason. I'd stick it in a
    couple of local papers, much cheaper and still get good advertising.
    As for price, I'd just put in something reasonable you think you can
    get away with (£200-250?), and let people beat you down if it'll get
    it sold.
    Sounds like a good learner/first car type thing, i'd be surprised if
    you didnt get any interest.
    Its worth stitching up the seat at least (imo), it wont add any value
    but it wont cost you anything either, and will stop people being put
    off by it. I wouldnt have thought spraying the door would be worth your
    while, cos you wont get it to look good without spending money on it.
    Just my opinion of course ;)
     
    stealthf0x, Dec 12, 2005
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    Chris Guest

    Replace the seat and do the rust on the door why sell it just because of
    a few things,
    from Chris Addlestone Surrey
     
    Chris, Dec 12, 2005
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    Malc Guest

    It's got a year MOT and is in good nick apart from some surface rust
    patches on the passenger door and a large rip/wear in the drivers seat.
    It starts beautifully - you hardly have to turn the key and it always
    gets more than 50mpg - this must be worth a couple hundred quid to some
    one?

    Is it worth trying to repair the seat rip and spray the door (I suspect
    i'm wasting time and money here) These are the only things stopping it
    looking very tidy.

    what do you think


    Try a free ads paper. There's one in Bristol (not much use to you but just
    for example) called Trade IT www.trade-it.co.uk
    Like I said the ads are free and can run for as long as you like. I'd be
    tempted to tart it up a bit but realistically probably £300 is a fair price.
    Personally I'd jump at a £300 car with a years ticket and some tax. We
    bought a Micra for that and threw it away when the MOT was due. The 106
    diesel we're running now cost £750 and therefore must last 2 years.
     
    Malc, Dec 12, 2005
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    Colin Reid

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    Old DIESELS are usually good for reliability...BUT, pre MARCH 2001 comes with that EXPENSIVE road tax each and every year!! that's why I finally moved from SAXO 1.5D to a Pug 206 1.4HDI...for the £35 a year road tax! Good luck selling it...it will be a good stop gap for someone.
     
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