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Offline b80

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2nd Hand GTI - Good Value?
« on: 08 July 2018, 16:32 »
Hi all,

Today I took a 2014 GTI PP 5 door manual out for a test drive - loved it!

No optional extra's apart from the Performance Pack (which I want) and 'special paint' - can anyone confirm what the special paint is please.

Car was registered Jan 14 and is up for 16950 - approx 20k miles on the clock, full annual VWSH. No previous accidents, appeared spotless, drove fine. Managed to knock down another 500 off the price.

I then ran a cowow search for the same spec and best offer I've received so far is 25848.

Seems the GTI holds it's value well in the 2nd hand market. Hasn't even shed 50% of its original tag despite being 4.5 years old. Would you say the car I drove appears decent value?

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Re: 2nd Hand GTI - Good Value?
« Reply #1 on: 08 July 2018, 17:30 »
What colour is it? Oryx White was and still is the most expensive paint finish. The inclusive paint (ie no extra cost) has varied but for 2014 was likely flat white and/or black. All others were at an additional cost with red being the cheapest (as flat) and various grey, silver, blue and black metallics. Value wise, not sure, probably best to guage it against others on Autotrader. Make sure it has a comprehensive and long warranty as some expensive bits can go - turbo, waterpump and clutch. Rear discs can also wear prematurely. They are great cars to drive though, comfortable on a run and exciting where conditions allow :evil:
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Re: 2nd Hand GTI - Good Value?
« Reply #2 on: 09 July 2018, 09:39 »
In 2014, pure white was also optional - around £250 IIRC.
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Re: 2nd Hand GTI - Good Value?
« Reply #3 on: 09 July 2018, 09:51 »
GTI PP 2014 ~20k 5 door manual is about 17k at the moment it seems.

A lot depends on the other options, but the price you've got there is about the going rate I'd say.


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Re: 2nd Hand GTI - Good Value?
« Reply #4 on: 09 July 2018, 20:20 »
Not sure if this helps but my oct 2015 3door GTI PP with 42k on the clock was up for just under £20k in January. It had VWSH plus interim services every 5k. It had all the options apart from the sunroof and 19inch wheels. It also had the balance of the 5 year factory warranty remaining.
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Re: 2nd Hand GTI - Good Value?
« Reply #5 on: 10 July 2018, 09:02 »
Nice to see that they're keeping their value - hopefully the 3 door is too lol.
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Re: 2nd Hand GTI - Good Value?
« Reply #6 on: 10 July 2018, 09:10 »
You have to remember that a VW main dealer will add about 6k to the price they pay you for the car... so a 20k forecourt sticker is a 14k trade in... Obviously selling privately through Autotrader you'll get a slightly better price, if you can be bothered with tyre kickers and scammers...

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Re: 2nd Hand GTI - Good Value?
« Reply #7 on: 11 July 2018, 13:16 »
Bought my 15 plate GTI PP 6mt for about 17k last November from a main dealer. Had 41k miles with optional wheels and Dynaudio. Managed to knock just over a grand off the price if I completed within the week due to the dealers FY coming to an end
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Re: 2nd Hand GTI - Good Value?
« Reply #8 on: 11 July 2018, 23:22 »
Not sure if this helps but my oct 2015 3door GTI PP with 42k on the clock was up for just under £20k in January. It had VWSH plus interim services every 5k. It had all the options apart from the sunroof and 19inch wheels. It also had the balance of the 5 year factory warranty remaining.
More like 2k not 6 but 2k on every trade in is still a hell of a mark up.
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Re: 2nd Hand GTI - Good Value?
« Reply #9 on: 12 July 2018, 07:41 »
More like 2k not 6 but 2k on every trade in is still a hell of a mark up.

Try it.... stick your own car into one of those car buying web pages, see what it comes back as.... then go look on VW Das Auto for a similar car.... its way more than a 2k markup, its more like 6k.