+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 20
General Chat Thread, What should I do with my old car? in General; ...
  1. #1
    nicholab's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    1,569
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 101 Times in 97 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    53

    What should I do with my old car?

    I got a quote on we buy any car of £155 for my S reg Fiesta Ghia X. I not sure if I will get more scrapping it and get the insurance and VED refunded.

    Its got a 121K on the clock it has the 1.25 was the 1.4 but that went bang it has a bit of a rain water leak into the drive foot well.

    Not sure what to do with it?

  2. #2

    creese's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    -28° 31' 48.89", +28° 25' 37.42" ... if only.
    Posts
    3,261
    Thank Post
    182
    Thanked 375 Times in 304 Posts
    Rep Power
    183
    Depends on the cost of scrap. It fluctuates. I got over £200 for a small Rover. A year or so later about 100 for a Peugeot due to a large reduction.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    118
    Thank Post
    11
    Thanked 31 Times in 24 Posts
    Rep Power
    28
    Ebay is always worth a punt - I got £500 for a non-running Nissan Almera; the guy exported them into Eastern Europe for scrapping. He even let me keep the tax disk.

  4. #4
    AButters's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Wales
    Posts
    562
    Thank Post
    187
    Thanked 126 Times in 97 Posts
    Rep Power
    46
    You won't get more than £100 scrap for that.

    Also the quote you get from webuyanycar is not what they will actually offer you on the day, when you take it in the durty burglers will start taking a tenner of for every scratch or ding they can find. I doubt you'll end up with even £100 from them.

    Private sale or ebay would be the best way to go if you have the time. It's worth more than £100.

  5. #5

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,689
    Thank Post
    756
    Thanked 1,715 Times in 1,526 Posts
    Rep Power
    438
    Get it off the road as soon as you can and get the tax disk refunded then stick it on ebay with no tax.

    Ben

  6. #6
    newpersn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    1,429
    Thank Post
    340
    Thanked 130 Times in 94 Posts
    Rep Power
    92
    Stick it on eBay. Spares and repairs. Get more than £160 for it?

  7. Thanks to newpersn from:

    E_G_R2 (9th January 2014)

  8. #7

    Oaktech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Bournemouth
    Posts
    3,217
    Thank Post
    943
    Thanked 645 Times in 504 Posts
    Rep Power
    288
    Go banger racing with it...

    You'll still get about £50 for it in weight at the scrappy.

  9. #8

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,441
    Thank Post
    701
    Thanked 2,302 Times in 1,063 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    678
    How much tax and MOT is left? There are plenty of people who simply buy a £200-£300 banger to run until it dies. Works out cheap for many.

  10. #9

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Jus North of London, close but not too close
    Posts
    912
    Thank Post
    202
    Thanked 80 Times in 74 Posts
    Rep Power
    52
    We buy Any Car offered me £50 pound for my old 1997 Volvo, I could of got more by scrapping it and cashing in the TAX.

    In the end I got £460 from ebay buyer , it was well worth it for the condition it was in.

  11. #10
    E_G_R2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Greater Manchester
    Posts
    354
    Thank Post
    88
    Thanked 56 Times in 30 Posts
    Rep Power
    26
    We had a V reg Fiesta, timebelt went. Sold ebay £250 to a guy who wanted the car to put another engine in. EBay's the way.

  12. #11
    nikaso's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    The Death Star
    Posts
    316
    Thank Post
    20
    Thanked 52 Times in 28 Posts
    Rep Power
    18
    Quote Originally Posted by nicholab View Post
    I got a quote on we buy any car of £155 for my S reg Fiesta Ghia X. I not sure if I will get more scrapping it and get the insurance and VED refunded.

    Its got a 121K on the clock it has the 1.25 was the 1.4 but that went bang it has a bit of a rain water leak into the drive foot well.

    Not sure what to do with it?
    Remember webuyanycar charge an admin fee as well, £50 on the price you have been offered so you would only get just over £100 if they didn't try and bat you down on price.

  13. #12
    Hefferzzzz's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Everywhere and nowhere
    Posts
    454
    Thank Post
    33
    Thanked 140 Times in 67 Posts
    Rep Power
    45
    I honestly cannot believe anyone sells their car to 'webuyanycar'

    Biggest bunch of rip off merchants going. I put them in the same basket as Wonga.

  14. Thanks to Hefferzzzz from:

    abillybob (9th January 2014)

  15. #13

    twin--turbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Carlisle
    Posts
    2,334
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 381 Times in 340 Posts
    Rep Power
    151
    Keep it taked till the 29th, put it on ebay now for a week saying it's taxed.

    Make your listing long and precise. factor the tax refund cost.

    It will sell.

    in the unlikly event it does not sell cash in the tax and relist.

    Rob

  16. #14

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,521
    Thank Post
    1,532
    Thanked 2,639 Times in 1,827 Posts
    Rep Power
    814
    ebay or gumtree - the latter is sometimes easier if you can research what you might get for it.
    Definitely not webuyanycar or scrap - after all you can always do that later if you can't sell it, but I bet you will

    My son has sold all sorts of rustbuckets, non-runners and goodness knows what on both ebay and gumtree - as long as you are honest about what is wrong it will be fine

  17. #15

    twin--turbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Carlisle
    Posts
    2,334
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 381 Times in 340 Posts
    Rep Power
    151
    Two of mine.

    Merc C230 ( WBAC.CON ) £160 - Ebay got £660
    Volvo V40 ( WBAC.CON ) £115 - Ebay got £630

    Rob



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. What should I do with 9 old Dell GX240s?
    By richardturnbull in forum Hardware
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 2nd March 2012, 09:33 AM
  2. What to do with some old RM tablet PCs
    By HodgeHi in forum Hardware
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 27th April 2010, 12:07 PM
  3. What to do with your old crt's
    By drjturner in forum General Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 9th August 2007, 06:41 PM
  4. What should I do with my new servers?
    By sidewinder in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 21st November 2006, 11:35 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •