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Thread: Another tale of P/X woe ! Up then down !

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    Vehicle : Insignia VX-line RED Tourer

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    Default Another tale of P/X woe ! Up then down !

    Not intending on changing my car but a couple of weeks back i was offered a straight swap.............
    '07 reg' Arden blue VXR with just over 14k on the clock, for my 2.0T.
    The VXR was a little untidy for my liking, all wheels were marked, stone chips to the front (unavoidable) and a couple of small dints to the body work. Priced at £10,999 i knew mine wasn't worth that much so wasn't a bad offer really !
    I'd say they couldn't shift it.

    Then today, my car was in the dealers for its 2nd service (just done 18k miles). I had a walk round the car lot before they opened and saw a nice '57 reg' VXR in black. Hmmm-nice i thought. £16,999 eek ! Too much by about £4k.

    I 'enquired' about p/x ing and left it with them to have a look at mine after it'd been serviced.

    Collected the car about noon, went to see the salesman and then they dropped the bombshell !

    "Yours is booked at £7000 mate but because of all the upgrades and mods, we can only offer you £6500 !"

    "So how the F**K they work that one out ?"
    Just gone 2 years old, full VX service history, 18K on the clock, 2.0T SRI XP with snowflakes, 314mm brakes, BSR stage 1, lowered on Eibach springs, strut brace, K&N filter, Irmscher mats - pedals - tax disc holder - gear knob - handbrake cover - door pins and plate holders, CCS full custom leather interior, Signum chrome fogs, VXR rear diffuser, VXR 'V' grille plus other odds 'n' sods coming in at about £3000 in total !

    Before anyone comes out with "you never get your money back on mads !"
    My point is how can they make the car worth £500 less than book price ?

    They are taking the Piff - big time !

    Time for a quick exit .


    Have consideration for the deaf, if you're gunna fart, make it smell !


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    Should have gone and got it serviced somewhere else Phil. By the sound of it they don,t want any trade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    Should have gone and got it serviced somewhere else Phil. By the sound of it they don,t want any trade.
    This car is now staying with me for at least a couple of years Ed, i'm determined to save the money for the Audi RS4 i want !

    Can't complain about their servicing. always done a good job.

    The VXR was a NetworkQ car and they've been given the task of selling it by HQ. They wouldn't move on the screen price either.
    Deserves to stay unsold !


    Have consideration for the deaf, if you're gunna fart, make it smell !


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    I was not too surprised reading of your experience regarding a heavily modded vehicle fetching less than one which had not been modded.

    I had a similar experience with one of my cars some years ago, when I was more into modding than now. In my case I still had a lot of the items I'd changed stored in the garage so I spent a couple of days putting the standard stuff back on and I raised several hundred quid selling all the bits off privately, and I got about £800 more for the car. This is one of the main reasons I dont change things too much on my cars these days (besides the fact I'm getting older, so too much bother now) and because I like to change them every 2 or 3 years its not so viable, and of course you get no issues with insurance companies either.

    I could never understand the salesmans logic either, but they say modified cars are just more difficult to sell.
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    the price drops as its actually less saleable than a "standard" model

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    I'm afraid.
    Better off returning to standard if you want to sell, all those mods would fetch you some good money seperately.

    That VXR is well over priced IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIL 4822 View Post
    ....and saw a nice '57 reg' VXR in black. Hmmm-nice i thought. £16,999 eek !
    Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ha ha ha cough cough.... Haaaaa ha ha ha haaaaa

    £16,999 for a '57 reg VXR

    They are having a laugh.... I was offered £9,000 for mine on a '07 plate against a brand new Insignia at RRP !!

    These vauxhall dealers are on cloud cuckoo

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    Jesus even Arnold Clark(shark) are doing 57/08 VXR's for £11988 with 7k miles on em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIL 4822 View Post
    This car is now staying with me for at least a couple of years Ed, i'm determined to save the money for the Audi RS4 i want !

    Can't complain about their servicing. always done a good job.

    The VXR was a NetworkQ car and they've been given the task of selling it by HQ. They wouldn't move on the screen price either.
    Deserves to stay unsold !
    Do it!!! best car I have ever driven.... I wish I could afford to own and run one.... lottery dream

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    selfish note. can i have some piccys of your interior.sorry to be cheeky. with all the goodies plus the remap then yours is probably better than the vxr anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!

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