As petrolheads, I'm sure you guys go surfing about on Autotrader like me. I thought that I'd start a thread where we could post some bargains or just generally interesting used cars that we've found on Autotrader. I'll try and start us off, but I've kind of put myself on the spot, so don't expect too much from me!
How about this for under five grand? It's the V8 one, so pulls away quickly and sounds great. And being a Y-reg, you can avoid the mega-high tax rate. With a combined fuel consumption figure of 20.3mpg, it probably makes more sense as a car used to cover a low mileage. Still, a heck of a lot of car for the money. It's got a long MOT, too.
I didn't know you could get one of these for under four grand. It does have a high mileage, but these things tend to be well sewn together, so I'm sure it still feels as tight as a drum. Being the petrol V6, it does have quite a thirst, but that only makes it more suitable as a weekend car for some wind-in-your-hair cruising or popping down to Waitrose. The downside is that it is in the high tax band, but then again, it is still a lot of car for the money. And it has a long MOT. It can shift, too.
£895 for an S-Type? Surely not! Especially the V6 one that does 0-62mph in just 6.9 seconds. Well, this one does have a short MOT and nearly 300,000 miles on the clock. But still, your neighbours will never know!
This is exactly why I wouldn't pay nearly six times as much for a brand new one. It may have quite a high mileage, but it's MOT'd until January 2013 and has only had one owner from new. If my mate bought one of these, I'd assume that he'd paid quite a bit more than five grand.
This just goes to show that you are better off buying a cabriolet in the winter. I was amazed when I saw you could get one of these for under two grand! Slightly above average mileage, yes, but in fair condition with an MOT until January 2013. And it's just shy of 200bhp! I particularly like the red leather upholstery and the fact that the personalised number plate is probably worth a fair chunk of the asking price! And the electric roof. What a bargain!
Last week, I found a mint Z4 with a straight six and a manual 'box for under five grand and a 260bhp CX-7 for just under seven grand. They have been sold now, so it shows that if you see a bargain, then you have to act fast!
So, has anyone else found some interesting motors in the classifieds that they'd like to share, or is it just me with this unhealthy obsession?