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Does anybody have a Glass Guide account that they could check a price for me?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Deep, 2 Nov 2020.

  1. Deep

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 Jul 2004

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    Location: West London

    I was in an accident a few weeks ago, and the repairers have valued the vehicle at £20k, however that sounds far too high IMO. Almost the exact same age & mileage vehicle is priced at £18k at BMW Farnborough.

    It'd be good to see what Glass have on their database.
     
  2. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

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    Location: Oxon

    just haver a look on Autotrader and pick a highly priced one thats exactly like yours
    if its more than 20K show them the adverts, push them
     
  3. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    You may want to tell us the car model, year and mileage..
     
  4. Deep

    Soldato

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    I was going to do it privately

    But BMW ActiveHybrid 5, 2015, and around 36,800 miles
     
  5. Kenai

    Capodecina

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    Out of interest, assuming this is your car, why are you seemingly trying to argue the figure down?
     
  6. ShiWarrior

    Capodecina

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    he didnt say that
    he said he just want to see what GLASS guide says , that is all
     
  7. Kenai

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    ...on the basis that £20k is 'far too high', just intrigued as to what circumstance that would be a bother.
     
  8. gailjon

    Hitman

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    It could be the issue that car would be written off if 18K but repaired if car worth 20K.

    In a bad accident that was borderline repairable I would be aiming for write off as well.
     
  9. [TW]Fox

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    Heh, very interesting. Nearly bought one one myself about 4 years ago but decided it was too much of a risk given the totally weird values.

    2015 on that mileage books at 20725 retail and 17425 trade.

    It is likely this is an over-valuation frankly but it would explain the repairers view as they'll go off this or similar data.

    I can't imagine you'd need more than £17k to drive one off a forecourt at the moment. They are a very marmite car.
     
  10. Maccapacca

    Don

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    If he was at fault and they are agreeing the total claim amount???
     
  11. [TW]Fox

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    This would have no real impact on him at all though. It's immaterial whether the total claim amount is £15k or £25k or whatever.
     
  12. Deep

    Soldato

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    It's not a bother, it's more just pure surprise tbh.
    I bought it for £23k almost 4 years ago and now I've received this quote, something felt a bit off as I'd have expected it to have lost a lot more value.

    I was in a no-fault accident, unfortunately lady drove into my drivers side.
    So far the damage is totalling about £13.5k which is approx. 66% of the value of the vehicle.
     
  13. [TW]Fox

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    You bought a year old ActiveHybrid 5 M Sport for 23k?!

    Wow, that's stunning.
     
  14. Deep

    Soldato

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    Stunning good or stunning bad?
     
  15. Kenai

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    Weren't they near enough a £50k car new?

    £23k at a year-ish old, was it stolen or something? :p
     
  16. jjgreenwood

    Hitman

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    I can CAP it for you if you pm me the reg and mileage
     
  17. [TW]Fox

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    They were absolutely hated on the used market. The extended warranty doesn't cover the battery system and its effectively just a 535i with more weight and a smaller boot that's not any more efficient. So people didn't buy them and dealers ended up stick with them.

    Consequently there were some absolutely stunning deals, the fact it's just a heavy 535i is rather less of an issue when it's 10 grand cheaper :eek: