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2nd hand car prices - UK Vs Switzerland

Hi all - I am going to be based in Zurich for probably 1 year, and am looking at the possibility of buying a car while abroad to bring back into Ireland. The selection / quality / price are usually better there than here!

I know 2nd hand cars are definitely cheaper in the UK than Ireland - usually about 25-35%. What I'm wondering is, how do 2nd hand car prices compare between Switzerland and the UK?

We'd be looking for 1) a diesel 2) probably 2-5 years old and 3) nothing too high end - a sort of ford mondeo / passat size 4) brand wise, we're open to anything really from ford,toyota,opel, VW, audi,BMW etc

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Old 10.05.2011, 14:03
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Re: 2nd hand car prices - UK Vs Switzerland

http://www.autoscout24.ch/AS24Web/De...startpage=true

This is the best place to get a good idea. I've found second hand cars to be far more expensive in Switzerland than in the UK. I've been reliably informed that they are much better maintained though.
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Re: 2nd hand car prices - UK Vs Switzerland

I will be probably selling my 1.5 year old KIA Soul 1.6 Pertol with manual transmission so if you are interested in this car PM's me
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Re: 2nd hand car prices - UK Vs Switzerland

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switzerland - HOW MUCH!!! FOR THAT PIECE OF SHIT!!!! YOUR KIDDING, RIGHT????
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switzerland - HOW MUCH!!! FOR THAT PIECE OF SHIT!!!! YOUR KIDDING, RIGHT????
And esp when sold through EF !!
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Fixed for you
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Re: 2nd hand car prices - UK Vs Switzerland

Yeaaah!

I see the same car, same finition, same year, same mileage, etc...
2000-3000chf more here than Germany. 3000chf-4000chf more than Italy!



import!!!
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Old 10.05.2011, 16:04
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Re: 2nd hand car prices - UK Vs Switzerland

i think the price of a 5 year old 2nd hand car in switzerland is about the same price as the same car new in germany.

i just walked past a car (really a bucket of rust on 4 wheels) advertised for 19kchf when in the UK you would need to pay somebody to tow it away.
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Re: 2nd hand car prices - UK Vs Switzerland

Garage down the road from me has a 2001 passat estate, standard spec, Carlos Fandango wheels and blacked out windows, 120,000km, 2.0 litre petrol.
It's been on the forecourt for 1 year now, started out at CHF14,300, and now it's been priced to sell at CHF13,400 !
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Re: 2nd hand car prices - UK Vs Switzerland

Obvious point, I guess, but if you want a car for Ireland, then you want it to be RHD. So you'll almost certainly need to buy it in the UK or Ireland.

Nevertheless, agreed, prices for second-hand cars in CH are beyond ridiculous.
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Garage down the road from me has a 2001 passat estate, standard spec, Carlos Fandango wheels and blacked out windows, 120,000km, 2.0 litre petrol.
It's been on the forecourt for 1 year now, started out at CHF14,300, and now it's been priced to sell at CHF13,400 !
Go in and make an offer. I bet you could get it for 13,375.
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Go in and make an offer. I bet you could get it for 13,375.
... if you slipped the sales guy CHF 25 under the table ...
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