What’s it worth?



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Well as you must know, if you want a driver buy a cheap one with as you say a budget for problems. You won’t be scared about the miles/perceived value then.


Cheap ones howvere are hard to
Come buy these days due to the current price hikes.
 
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Higher miles but well maintained would be the best bet to get good value.

Values still have plenty of time to creep up I'd say. I bought mine for £5k at 78k miles, it's now on just over 99k and I think I could get the same back for it.
 
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I think a decent Trophy is almost at the stage where the old saying "it's only worth what someone is willing to pay" could be replaced by "it's worth what an owner is willing to sell it for".
 
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If you want to drive the thing I can see little point buying a low mileage example. The higher prices are directly linked to the mileage. If you paid top money for a 10k mile car you could never drive it without hurting your investment. Trophy’s will no doubt increase in value over the years but they’re no Escort Cosworth - not enough people know or appreciate what they are. I paid good money for mine as I will never sell it and doubt it’ll ever be worth less than I paid. If you’re looking for a car that won’t lose you money, even if you use it, £6000 to £7500 for a 70k to 100k mile car with a good history is a safe bet.


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I somehow knew a few posts back that this thread would get interesting.

In respect of sale price, my car has done 70k but with the condition of it and the money spent on it if I had to accept £6-£6.5k as per the new found spread sheet value I would set it on fire first.

Saying a Trophy is worth x amount because it has done x miles is nonsense. There are far more other factors which would inform a buyers and sellers judgement on the “value” of a car.
 
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I somehow knew a few posts back that this thread would get interesting.

In respect of sale price, my car has done 70k but with the condition of it and the money spent on it if I had to accept £6-£6.5k as per the new found spread sheet value I would set it on fire first.

Saying a Trophy is worth x amount because it has done x miles is nonsense. There are far more other factors which would inform a buyers and sellers judgement on the “value” of a car.
Totally true and the exact same scenario with E46 M3's. Some low mileage cars still need thousands spent on them. I'd rather have a well sorted car regardless of the mileage but I guess low mileage clouds peoples judgement as they are always seen as the better buy.
 


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