Yes, what I'm saying is it can look immaculate, dont mean it is.
As for the mileage, fair point about the resale value, but you are
paying more in the first place for that privilige, so don't really work
that way. A higher mileage car will be cheaper to buy now and you will
get less for it later, depending on the mileage you do now. So it all
works out the same in the end. I am in no way saying go to get a higher
mileage car, I'm just saying your better off with one with FSH and high
miles than low miles and part service history, missing a big chunk.
As for the car above, it will be harder to shift with all that
missing service history than the same car with much higher miles with
Mileage is just a number. Theres so many other factors that
contribute to that one factor. Would you buy a taxi that had done 50k
miles or a fleet car that had done 100k miles on the motorway? Taxi
means stop start constantly, fleet car means constant fifth gear
As for the one you mention, I personally would either forget about
it, or use the missing service history as a bargaining point,
remembering your gonna have trouble shifting it.
Me personally, I would walk away, especially as you seem so intent on getting the absolute best for 5k. That's far from it.
Also worth pointing out that your paying a premium for a car with
just under 60k and an older car at that. BUT, your going to have to
fork out for it's biggest service, including cambelt and waterpump very
very soon, so put that into your costings.
To give an idea, looking through my service history, the 60k service cost £816 at VW. Eek.
Over 60k that should have been done, say at 70k, and the car should also be a bit cheaper. It's a no brainer in my books.
To be fair, yeah, you are right.
I'm starting to realise that im not gona get it all, low miles AND mint
condition AND Loads of history, and the more i think about it, the more
I think it makes sense to forget about miles IF it can be supported
with loads of reciepts and service history.
Just had a look at one 2nite, 70k miles...body work was a bit tatty,
not had its proper 60k sevice (although did have fvwsh), and needs a
new wing mirror (incidentally one i looked at last week almost exactly
the same!!), another let down!
There is a member of this forum selling a gorgeous one, it has 103k,
but ive just read the list of whats been done, and it has fsh with
reciepts for all sorts....major service already done, etc...and you can
deffo see that its been very well looked after. Also could save me
money as its already lowered, and already remapped.....so im gona have
a proper serious think about it...
I think as you say, a mint car with higher miles is bound to be better
than a low mile example thats been poorly maintained, or cant offer
One may come along, but I would doubt one with as good spec and as good condition as the 103k one i may think about....
Thanks for the advice, all taken on board.