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Hello all,

Just thought I would put a post on about the current car market. I've got my car up for sale on Pistonheads and on this forum and still no interest. Its so annoying aswell that car dealers other than Mini no nothing about the GP and not even represented in there valuation books.

I bet even if I advertised my GP for £15000 or less I still would have no response.

So anyone who wants to buy the cheapest GP in the UK. lol

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Looking at the advert, more photos would probably help.....

Looking on the Cherished site, the prices seem to be in the £16500-£18500 range from the dealers, all with lower (or much lower) miles. As ever, people will always be happier to pay this sort of money to a dealer, as it's a lot of cash to part with on someone's driveway, especially without any trade in options or finance facilities and little in the way of come back.

I fear that the asking price will have to show more than a £750 saving over buying from a MINI dealer :(

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also without sounding like a toss pot.

You can now pick up an early S from 6k upwards now and spend another 6k on it and it will chew up and spit out the GP. and you'd still have change left over.

Also the R56 is really gathering steam now and the R56 S starts at 12k ish from BMW dealers, in these days of high fuel prices people are leaning to the R56 because of its vastly improved Fuel economy.

Thridly, the GP still has selected saleability due to being 2 seater and the looks are either love it or hate it.

Good luck, but best thing to do is hold on in there, 15k will see it shifted eventually but you need to advertise it right. Wheres the link on pistonheads and i will give you a score out of 10 and some pointers.
 

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There are quite a few Gp's for sale from MINI at the moment so people are probably more likely to get one there...

Its a general trend at the mo that cars are harder to sell - especially the higher end / top spec / specialist cars - people are going for cheaper more economical cars and expecting discounts too...

Just need to hold on in there and hope someone comes along who knows how good that car is - good luck. :)
 

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I had no interest for weeks when i sold my GP back in May. I wasn't desperate to sell so fixed the price i thought it was worth and never budged. Had some offers from dealers but they were obviously lower than what i wanted.

Eventually, the right buyer came along. As the guys said...it's a unique car and only certain people will want to own one. If someone came to see mine and said..."Oh...it has no rear seats!"...i'd send them away. ;-)

If you're not desperate for a sale i'd hold fire as the right buyer will turn up. After all...there are only about 459, or whatever it is, in the UK. Good luck.
 

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Market is very quiet and there are a lot to choose from. I think if you you want to sell you need to price it much closer to 15k to be significantly lower than dealer prices. Otherwise people will always spen just a few hundred more to get that dealer backup.

Also Nov/Dec are fast approaching and in this current economic climate i can't see many splashing out on a GP for Christmas!!

Keep it, you know you want too and enjoy it! You have barely got to know the car if you have only done 3000 miles in it!!
 

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Credit Crunch I feel. People are just not spending like they used to and are generally very wary. There are lovely houses for sale (new ones) around me and they're just not shifting. :rolleyes:
 

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I would say the right car at the right price will shift immediately. I wason the look out for a nice JCW with as many options inc seats pano roof etc and it took me nearly a month of solid looking everyday.

Just adjust price for the market conditions. Personal loans arent so easy to come by now!
 

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Credit Crunch I feel. People are just not spending like they used to and are generally very wary. There are lovely houses for sale (new ones) around me and they're just not shifting. :rolleyes:
I have been hearing this 'credit crunch' relating to the sale of 2nd hand cars mentioned alot recently, as i am trying to sell my 2007 Golf GTi.

But the way i see it is that there are a lot more expensive cars out there that people are looking to downgrade from. I am currently looking at Cooper S JCW, whereas i probably wouldn't have been in the market for one if my financial situation was different. Equally there must be people driving BMW's, Audi's etc looking at downgrading to my Golf.

Is it not just a mix up of the market rather than people just not buying 'expensive' cars?!?

Open to your views on this guys
 

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My first point would be i reckon you are upgrading from a Golf to a Mini not downgrading!! :D:D

The mini is way ahead in my small world.
 

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My first point would be i reckon you are upgrading from a Golf to a Mini not downgrading!! :D:D

The mini is way ahead in my small world.
Ha Ha. Lets say its a downgrade in terms of money anyway.

The Mk5 Golf GTi is an awesome car. Ive got the Edition 30 230bhp DSG model. Extremely quick but hey, time for a change.

A few months ago there were loads of JCW sub 9/10grand floating about, dont seem to be as many any more.
 

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