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Re: bargain Rav4

PostPosted by jolak » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:04 pm

The car is a 60 reg Jan 2011 manual 93000, certainly not a minter, but not a munter. service history, 1 owner, full size alloy spare wheel, Lindop chip kit, goes sweet as a nut, rarely returns less than 44mpg and only let me down once when injector pump failed.

I'm going to check out the suggested sources to see what value they give - then I'll be doing a bit of work on the stone chips.

Thanks for useful feedback.
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Re: bargain Rav4

PostPosted by jolak » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:17 pm

Just had valuation of £5260 from WBAC and £5255 from Money for your Motor.com.
Bit more promising. I think with the extras and when someone sees it, £6500 could be a realistic prospect.
I've always sold to people I have known in the past as people who know me, know I don't thrash my motors and generally look after them, but I've got no takers this time (everyone's running round on new motors on PCP deals), so I don't know the most effective sales tool.
Anyone with any recommendations - Auto Trader, eBay or both?
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Re: bargain Rav4

PostPosted by jolak » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:04 am

I've spent a couple of days working on the road rash and put it on eBay and Auto Trader for £6750 and that includes spare wheel, side roof bars, cross bars, roof box, Lindop chip kit - this has been the best motor I've ever had and there could come a day when I punch myself in the face for selling it!

Incidentally, it's the first time I've been brave enough to use wet and dry emery paper to rub scratches out and it works! Managed to easily polish out the scratch marks from the emery - and it was enjoyable and satisfying doing it.
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Re: bargain Rav4

PostPosted by Hoovie » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:02 am

Are you doing a machine polish afterwards? The w&d is very effective but will dull the paint and if not well polished afterwards will look matt.
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Re: bargain Rav4

PostPosted by CharlieFarlie » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:50 am

Don't get to confident Japanese paint is not only very soft but very thin. It is not recommended to wet sand without a PTG quite the opposite !!!

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Re: bargain Rav4

PostPosted by J.D » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:07 am

CharlieFarlie wrote:Don't get to confident Japanese paint is not only very soft but very thin. It is not recommended to wet sand without a PTG quite the opposite !!!<br abp="646"><br abp="647".


Is Toyota clear coat soft and thin as well , mine could do with a machine polish but I don't want to ruin it.
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Re: bargain Rav4

PostPosted by NickB75 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:24 pm

I recently paid £8200 for a 2010 RAV4 from a Toyota dealership. This thread is depressing me
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Re: bargain Rav4

PostPosted by firemac » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:06 pm

As long as your car is EXACTLY as you describe it in the initial on-line valuation then WBAC.com prices are not bad especially when you factor in the savings you'll achieve by not having to advertise or spend time with tyre-kicking time-wasters or give test drives, haggling, etc, etc. but getting your cash in your bank within 24 hours. However, WBAC will hammer you down on any little blemish or deviation from your statement of facts once they see the car and they use a pretty big hammer. And you must read the questions very carefully, e.g. when they ask how many previous owners, you must include yourself and not just the owners before you, otherwise the valuation goes south once they see the V5; simple, you might say, but it's very easy to slip up.

Nevertheless if you are sensible and honest with yourself about your car's condition and therefore allow some "hammering room" before you go, they are not as bad as some folk think. I've used them before and been satisfied with the outcome.

We have a local version of WBAC in Sandbach (webuyanycarincheshire.com) and their valuations are very genuine but they have been around for quite a while, sell their stock from their own dealership and have a very good reputation. I used them to off-load the Shogun when I bought The Hearse - sorry, the Saab - and was delighted with their valuation and their service. Worth a punt for anyone not too far away.
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Re: bargain Rav4

PostPosted by CharlieFarlie » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:31 pm

J.D wrote:
CharlieFarlie wrote:Don't get to confident Japanese paint is not only very soft but very thin. It is not recommended to wet sand without a PTG quite the opposite !!!<br abp="646"><br abp="647".


Is Toyota clear coat soft and thin as well , mine could do with a machine polish but I don't want to ruin it.


Toyota paint inline with pretty much any Japanese car is very thin. The basecoat makes up roughly 30% of the typical readings of 6 To 7 microns.

Care Must be taken soft pads used and low cut polish. :s_thumbsup
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Re: bargain Rav4

PostPosted by CharlieFarlie » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:34 pm

firemac wrote:As long as your car is EXACTLY as you describe it in the initial on-line valuation then WBAC.com prices are not bad especially when you factor in the savings you'll achieve by not having to advertise or spend time with tyre-kicking time-wasters or give test drives, haggling, etc, etc. but getting your cash in your bank within 24 hours. However, WBAC will hammer you down on any little blemish or deviation from your statement of facts once they see the car and they use a pretty big hammer. And you must read the questions very carefully, e.g. when they ask how many previous owners, you must include yourself and not just the owners before you, otherwise the valuation goes south once they see the V5; simple, you might say, but it's very easy to slip up.

Nevertheless if you are sensible and honest with yourself about your car's condition and therefore allow some "hammering room" before you go, they are not as bad as some folk think. I've used them before and been satisfied with the outcome.

We have a local version of WBAC in Sandbach (webuyanycarincheshire.com) and their valuations are very genuine but they have been around for quite a while, sell their stock from their own dealership and have a very good reputation. I used them to off-load the Shogun when I bought The Hearse - sorry, the Saab - and was delighted with their valuation and their service. Worth a punt for anyone not too far away.



Totally disagree. The prices they offer are stupidly low . It is convenient easy way to sell but why give away 1000s of pounds ?

Polish it up get it advertised and have a good go at selling it.
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