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whats it worth cars

Hi all,

is there a site in CH where you can give in the car details to see what it is worth. like in the USA they have the kelly bleu book which gives you all the values based on the conditions of the car.

I am looking to trade in my S4 2004 avant for something a little cheaper as I will start driving much more and these cars just plummet in value as the km add.
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Re: whats it worth cars

Here :

www.eurotax.ch

BTW S4s hold super value here unless you are talking MEGA high KM...

How may klics have you got now?
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Re: whats it worth cars

oh forgot to say... you can see prices of similar cars on autoscout.ch of course, but this will only tell you what people are asking not what a dealer for example would give...
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got 145k km on it. reason I wanne sell it because of the insurance and tons of city driving.

I love love love the car but I need to start saving money if we wanne move in the next couple of years....

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oh forgot to say... you can see prices of similar cars on autoscout.ch of course, but this will only tell you what people are asking not what a dealer for example would give...

I checked there also but the prices vary 13000chf for the same cars so not to sure on that one....

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www.eurotax.ch

BTW S4s hold super value here unless you are talking MEGA high KM...

How may klics have you got now?


ugh you have to pay for it ?????

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Here :

www.eurotax.ch

BTW S4s hold super value here unless you are talking MEGA high KM...

How may klics have you got now?
Wow. A helpful response to car question and no sarcasm in sight. How refreshing. +`
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Re: whats it worth cars

www.comparis.ch will also give you a range for your car. It's free, you simply have to register.

(It suggests 21'400 CHF).
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www.comparis.ch will also give you a range for your car. It's free, you simply have to register.

(It suggests 21'400 CHF).

very helpfull many thanks !!!!!!
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got 145k km on it. reason I wanne sell it because of the insurance and tons of city driving.

I love love love the car but I need to start saving money if we wanne move in the next couple of years....
What a shame Unfortunately the 150km is the magical number. Under this all is good before the tail off, even 'tho it will do 150k+ MILES no sweat. It seems that's the figure on high end cars here like the 100k mile mark in UK and US.

The price difference on AS will be due to spec levels and simply some people's higher ambitions than others...

The eurotax is what the dealers use and will base the car on. You do have to pay but it will be the most accurate as it takes all into account, it's Switzerland after all!
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Re: whats it worth cars

Doesn't comparis have a car section?
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Re: whats it worth cars

new question,

justgot an offert to trade my 2004 s4 avant in near perfect condition with 146 k for a 2006 wagon 2.0 in near mint condition. Im asking 19 he is 18500. now his car has 208k km BUT New engine,clutch,turbo,exhaust, suspension. all these now have 60 k an them. so basically carroserie has 208 drivetrain 60

Im basically looking for a car which is less spendy insurance wise and tax wise. also I will be doing an extreem amount of driving with the new job and the km will basically just devaluate my current audi. and there is offcourse the mpg

would you accept?
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Re: whats it worth cars

I wouldn't - >200k is very tough to shift in CH - so you'll struggle to move it on.
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I wouldn't - >200k is very tough to shift in CH - so you'll struggle to move it on.

but by the time im working (i rack up currently 25000-30000km per year and that will only go up fast witht he new job.....wouldnt the other car be chaeper to fix or should I really just get an old beater (merc or the like)
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Re: whats it worth cars

Tough one to call. 25-35k is a fair chunk to put onto a private car for business - and you'll be shafted after a few years.

How secure is the job? Is the pay worth it?

If I was in your position - I'd be looking at leasing a fairly new diesel. You get warranty, good economy and low service costs.

How happy will your work be if you can't travel because the car is broken down?

A car that had a new drive-train 60000km isn't a good sign - and everything else has worn 200,000km.

Ex-demonstrator BMW 118d or 318/320d would be worth a look.

Example Nice looking car - ditch the stripe - 4.5l/100km economy - RWD - 143ps. It won't set your world on fire - but I reckon with a 10% deposit you can have it for less than 600chf a month
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I love love love the car but I need to start saving money if we wanne move in the next couple of years....
If the car is going to be used a lot, surely you deserve what makes you comfortable and happy? Keep your baby, do the insane Kms in comfort and serenity and don't defer to future pleasure by downsizing just as you're about to increase time behind the wheel, surely?
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If the car is going to be used a lot, surely you deserve what makes you comfortable and happy? Keep your baby, do the insane Kms in comfort and serenity and don't defer to future pleasure by downsizing just as you're about to increase time behind the wheel, surely?
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true but the devaluation due to high km would not make me happy. if this was a 5000 to 10000km car then I would not care as much but the car is still valuable thanks to the non (to)high km's

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Job is paid commission only. (real estate) we will see if that is sustainable or not. I simply cannot sit to long behind a desk. mmm tough call this one

btw gas can be deducted to a certain extend
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true but the devaluation due to high km would not make me happy. if this was a 5000 to 10000km car then I would not care as much but the car is still valuable thanks to the non (to)high km's

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Job is paid commission only. (real estate) we will see if that is sustainable or not. I simply cannot sit to long behind a desk. mmm tough call this one

btw gas can be deducted to a certain extend
Surely this sort of car will do another 200k kms? What about just continuing to drive it until it expires? If you keep it in good nick then it's worth more to you than on the market because of others' uncertainties about the upkeep and usage etc.
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Surely this sort of car will do another 200k kms? What about just continuing to drive it until it expires? If you keep it in good nick then it's worth more to you than on the market because of others' uncertainties about the upkeep and usage etc.

yes but id like to be out of the country within the next 1-2 years....theses cars lose incredible value with higher km.

im sure it could do another 200k but at the price parts are , and many will need to be replaced I would rather have a car with higher km already which I buy cheap 5-8000chf and cheaper to maintain.
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Re: whats it worth cars

I recently privately sold my Audi A4 cabriolet (2003) with 163'000km on it. Car dealers would give very little for it, stating the high mileage wouldn't make it easy for them to re-sell the car. I managed to sell privately for 2'500 more than the garage offered. It took a lot of patience and persistence. Cars depreciate on a curve -- very steep in the beginning, then it flattens out. Therefore economically you're best off buying a 4 - 6 year old car imo with say 75'000 - 90'000 km on it.

Don't be tricked into leasing and/or credit as those are expensive options in reality! They lure you into believing the leasing interest rate is incredibly low (eg 5.9%, amag "super zins 4.9%" etc ) but that excludes the money you have to put on the table to get the ownership of the car! Ergo: spend only as much as you can and want to afford and don't get hooked on monthly payment plans!

Good luck with your car!
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I recently privately sold my Audi A4 cabriolet (2003) with 163'000km on it. Car dealers would give very little for it, stating the high mileage wouldn't make it easy for them to re-sell the car. I managed to sell privately for 2'500 more than the garage offered. It took a lot of patience and persistence. Cars depreciate on a curve -- very steep in the beginning, then it flattens out. Therefore economically you're best off buying a 4 - 6 year old car imo with say 75'000 - 90'000 km on it.

Don't be tricked into leasing and/or credit as those are expensive options in reality! They lure you into believing the leasing interest rate is incredibly low (eg 5.9%, amag "super zins 4.9%" etc ) but that excludes the money you have to put on the table to get the ownership of the car! Ergo: spend only as much as you can and want to afford and don't get hooked on monthly payment plans!

Good luck with your car!

yeah I dont think i would actualy lease. I always want the car to be mine and i do not like spending money for something that is not gonna be mine (like renting)

im thinking something like this http://www.autoscout24.ch/AS24Web/De...&page=2&row=17

will do the trick perfectly. I love love love these old mercs and they are bulletproof
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