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Selling a car - pristine an advantage?

Hi, Iím due to leave Switzerland in a couple of weeks and had been planning on advertising my car (a 2013 Audi Q7) to sell ahead of that. However, with perfect timing, we had an accident this week which has damaged two doors on the passenger side. Iíve got it booked in for a repair but wonít get it back until a few days before I leave. So, I think my most likely option right now is to sell to a garage. Thatís being the case, would a garage offer me much more for a pristine repaired car over a damaged as is one? Itíll cost me 3000 to get the damage fixed, plus new tyres, and rims repaired. Or just 2000 for the damage and tyres and leave the rims. Would paying this extra be worth it? Also - what garages in the Vevey / Lausanne area buy Audis of this age? Any good or bad ones I should be aware of? Thanks in advance for any help with this!
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Re: Selling a car - pristine an advantage?

A garage will give you next to nothing for a pristine condition vehicle.

They will give nothing is you are not buying another car from them.

They will give you less than nothing if the car is damagedÖ
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Re: Selling a car - pristine an advantage?

A dealer will not pay you much for it anyway.

Your best chance may be selling it privately to someone who exports and can make the repair for a low price in another country. Question is just if the car wouldn't be too expensive for that and of course also what you consider as a reasonable price.
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Re: Selling a car - pristine an advantage?

It is better to leave Switzerland with that car, if you do not want to repair it.

That car, used, is on sale on autoscout24.ch for about 20k CHF. You can probably get half of that amount from the dealer, in cash, if the car is repaired in pristine condition.

Your call: do you prefer 7000 chf or 0 ?
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Hi, Iím due to leave Switzerland in a couple of weeks and had been planning on advertising my car (a 2013 Audi Q7) to sell ahead of that. However, with perfect timing, we had an accident this week which has damaged two doors on the passenger side. Iíve got it booked in for a repair but wonít get it back until a few days before I leave. So, I think my most likely option right now is to sell to a garage. Thatís being the case, would a garage offer me much more for a pristine repaired car over a damaged as is one? Itíll cost me 3000 to get the damage fixed, plus new tyres, and rims repaired. Or just 2000 for the damage and tyres and leave the rims. Would paying this extra be worth it? Also - what garages in the Vevey / Lausanne area buy Audis of this age? Any good or bad ones I should be aware of? Thanks in advance for any help with this!
See what they will bid for it as-is & go from there. I sold a motorbike when I was leaving to a member, it sold in a couple of hours as I was asking about 1/3 of the price of most of the competition, it had had a new MFK that day.
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Re: Selling a car - pristine an advantage?

How bad is the damage? Pics maybe.
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Re: Selling a car - pristine an advantage?

Is it not possible to cover the cost with car insurance? What kind of insurance is on the car?
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Re: Selling a car - pristine an advantage?

Take it to the Philippines.
They could use it for their next show.
https://www.roadandtrack.com/news/a3...llion-in-cars/
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It is better to leave Switzerland with that car, if you do not want to repair it.

That car, used, is on sale on autoscout24.ch for about 20k CHF. You can probably get half of that amount from the dealer, in cash, if the car is repaired in pristine condition.

Your call: do you prefer 7000 chf or 0 ?
I ended up paying the 3000 excess, and sold it for 17,500. Could be better, could be worse (for me), but someone is getting a bit of a bargain as the car is now pristine so that's good I guess
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