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Anyone got a Glass's Guide?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Badgerpoo, 6 Feb 2006.

  1. Badgerpoo

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Bristol

    My car has been shunted in a car park and some damage has been done, as I mentioned in an earlier thread. Turns out it probably caused another fault relating to the exhaust so the costs are mounting. I need to find out what the value of the car is so I can see if an insurance claim will write the car off.

    To this end, has anyone got an up to date Glass's Guide that can look up a '91 H reg BMW 325i SE Saloon, 170,000 miles.
     
  2. Scania

    Capodecina

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    £800 if your VERY lucky, sorry mate, but, that'll be a write off I'm sure.

    (No, I don't have a guide, I do have a mate who's just lost a '92 J reg 325i with 167,000miles via an accident, he was offered £600 and eventually settled on £800 hence my price.)
     
  3. [DOD]Asprilla

    Capodecina

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    Location: Surrey, by the river

    According to www.parkers.co.uk:

    At average 120k miles £1660 for a private sale, £2145 for an independent dealer and £2310 for a franchise. You'll have to take £530 off for the extra milage though.
     
  4. Scania

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    In my (limited) experience,Parkers & Glasses are at opposite ends of the accurate valuation scale imo, in Glasses favour.

    But hey, if you get around £1k, your laughing I'd say! I hope you do mate. :)
     
  5. benneh

    Sgarrista

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    Best ask fox tbh.
     
  6. mattpc

    Mobster

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    I don't think the glass's will cover a vehicle as old as that. There is a special book for older vehicles.
     
  7. alle

    Wise Guy

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    ...n/a 2000 onwards it would seem.
     
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  8. Ev0

    Capodecina

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    Glasses I have access to is 96 or 97 onwards.
     
  9. Scania

    Capodecina

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    A '91 325i with 170k won't appear in Glasses I'd guess because to the average trader, effectively, its worthless.

    Such a car back in the days when I sold them, were known as "rippers" and we sent them straight to the local auction, or, sold them to the local "Arthur Daleys" for peanuts.
     
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  10. Badgerpoo

    Wise Guy

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    What I need to know is how much its worth in the eyes of the insurance company. I think £1660 is a little optomistic, considering I paid £1500 2 years ago :p

    Looks like it needs a new bumper fitted and sprayed. Also needs a sensor on the exhaust that has suddenly been totalled since the accident causing the car to run really really bad. If genuine parts are used (And I would insist they were) that would come to about £550-600 to sort. Do you think they would simply fix it up or offer to write if off?
     
  11. mattpc

    Mobster

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    i think your car is worth 400-1000
     
  12. Miguél

    Mobster

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    That narrowed it down a bit :D. I'd say about £800 but you may be able to get a bit more out of them.
     
  13. mattpc

    Mobster

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    Well used car prices on old BMWs are very subjective and vary massively depending on spec, condition and the punter/seller