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Just sold oldest daughters car last week after she’s used it daily for 4 years and put 24k miles on it. I bought it privately and sold it privately. Nothing special at all, just a run of the mill Ford Fiesta. Been 100% reliable and only cost over 4 years was 2 tyres.

Absolutely delighted to say I sold it for just £125 less than what I paid for it 4 years ago. Now that’s cheap motoring I recon.

Reminded me of a mates old Volvo that he bought a number of years back for £2k and since then put 200000 miles on it.

What other bargain motoring deals/no cost driving (or even profit) have you experienced out there?

 

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@mayevora I can confirm that I am absolutely mustard at losing money on cars, the E63 was resoundingly the best at that. I have had less painful kicks in the gentleman vegetable area! 
 

Although once and just once I bought a Holden 202 estate ( station wagon?) in Sydney Oz, drove it around pretty much the whole of Australia  and sold it for exactly the same money in Perth 

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First car 1975 Hillman Imp. Bought in 1987 for £750, sold a few years later for £1000.

Second car 1968 Austin 1100. Bought in 1990 off a mate for £30. Sold a few years later for £300.

Third car 1972 BMW 2002. Bought in 1991 for £1000, sold 18 months later for £1300.

Fourth car 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2. Bought in 1994 for £6000, sold in 2008 for £13000.

Fifth car 1987 Renault GTA V6 Turbo. Bought and sold for same price 1998.

Sixth car 1989 Lancia Delta Integrale 16V. Bought in 2007 for £5800, sold a year later for £7000.

Seventh car 2001 Subaru Impreza WRX. Bought and sold for same price.

Eigth car 1997 Subaru Impreza 22B. Bought in 2008 for £20,000, sold a year later for £20,500.

Ninth car 1991 Lotus Omega. Bought in 2010 for £25000, sold 2015 for £32000.

Tenth car 2009 Lotus Evora. Bought in 2013 for £29,000, sold in 2015 for £29,500.

That’s a total of £17000 up, so £1700 per car. Even my wife’s Grande Punto and Polo only lost about £1000 over about 4 years each, thanks to getting a good deal on the original purchase price.

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1 hour ago, LotusLeftLotusRight said:

First car 1975 Hillman Imp. Bought in 1987 for £750, sold a few years later for £1000.

Second car 1968 Austin 1100. Bought in 1990 off a mate for £30. Sold a few years later for £300.

Third car 1972 BMW 2002. Bought in 1991 for £1000, sold 18 months later for £1300.

Fourth car 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2. Bought in 1994 for £6000, sold in 2008 for £13000.

Fifth car 1987 Renault GTA V6 Turbo. Bought and sold for same price 1998.

Sixth car 1989 Lancia Delta Integrale 16V. Bought in 2007 for £5800, sold a year later for £7000.

Seventh car 2001 Subaru Impreza WRX. Bought and sold for same price.

Eigth car 1997 Subaru Impreza 22B. Bought in 2008 for £20,000, sold a year later for £20,500.

Ninth car 1991 Lotus Omega. Bought in 2010 for £25000, sold 2015 for £32000.

Tenth car 2009 Lotus Evora. Bought in 2013 for £29,000, sold in 2015 for £29,500.

That’s a total of £17000 up, so £1700 per car. Even my wife’s Grande Punto and Polo only lost about £1000 over about 4 years each, thanks to getting a good deal on the original purchase price.

That’s just awesome 👍😁 

Some beauties there also. Only car I’ve ever made any proper profit on was my M100 -Bought 2015 for £8K and sold 2017 for £13k

 

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How are you getting to work now? :lol:

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On 18/12/2020 at 11:16, Bibs said:

How are you getting to work now? :lol:

just money on slippers, my carbon foot print is low!

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Professionals built the Titanic

"I haven't ridden in cars pulled by cows before" "Bullocks, Mr.Belcher" "No, I haven't, honestly"

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What about the Elise @kevin w? Give us the data please.

My Elise has cost about £7K in 3,000 miles...........and I was side-swiped last night on the A3 so now needs a bit of paint (culprit insurance will pay).

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Great stats Kevin. And brilliant mileage accumulation. 

I think my Elise was just on the cusp when I bought it at 17 years old. A bit unlucky with fuel pump going but I renewed suspension to correct spec (GAZ removed) and various other bushes, links and suchlike have worn out.

Justin

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