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smart51

posted on 16/1/18 at 11:58 AM Reply With Quote
What's the scrap value of a road car these days?

My MR2 roadster failed its MOT today needing about 600 of work. I was planning to put it up for sale as soon as it passes and reckon that clearing 900 after the cost of sale might be a good target. So if a scrapper would offer my 300, I might as well take it. What is the scrap value of a car these days?
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40inches

posted on 16/1/18 at 12:02 PM Reply With Quote
We sent a SAAB 93 to the scrappy middle of last year for 120, probably get around 90 now!

Try here for a quote https://www.cartakeback.com/scrap-my-car?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjPHVpLjc2AIV4Z3tCh2PAgkXEAAYAiAAEgJCTPD_BwE

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craigdiver

posted on 16/1/18 at 12:04 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by smart51
My MR2 roadster failed its MOT today needing about 600 of work. I was planning to put it up for sale as soon as it passes and reckon that clearing 900 after the cost of sale might be a good target. So if a scrapper would offer my 300, I might as well take it. What is the scrap value of a car these days?


My suggestion would be stick it on ebay, the running gear may be valuable to someone, or someone might like a project to return it to the road.





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nick205

posted on 16/1/18 at 12:24 PM Reply With Quote
I've scrapped a few Sierra bodies after stripping them. I'd say 300 is somewhat hopeful and more like 100 is what you'd get.

Can you get the car to the scrapper?

If not they may charge to come and get it lowering the money you get for it.

As craigdiver says ebay'ing the running gear may be the way to go, but somewhat more effort and hassle involved.

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smart51

posted on 16/1/18 at 12:34 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks. This sounds about right. What's the best way to eBay an MOT failure? An auction starting at 99 or a 300 buy it now?

The car drives so could be delivered to a scrapper.

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craigdiver

posted on 16/1/18 at 12:58 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by smart51
Thanks. This sounds about right. What's the best way to eBay an MOT failure? An auction starting at 99 or a 300 buy it now?

The car drives so could be delivered to a scrapper.


Have a look on ebay what other MR2 are going for, I reckon stick it on with the starting price being (realistically) what the minimum you want for it. make it clear no mot and buyer to collect and you may be surprised.





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loggyboy

posted on 16/1/18 at 12:59 PM Reply With Quote
Sell it spares repair. You should get half its full value.






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smart51

posted on 16/1/18 at 01:15 PM Reply With Quote
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Sell it spares repair. You should get half its full value.


Sounds like a good idea. Just had a call from a scrapper. They valued it "between 125 and 140, collected". Ebay should do better.

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loggyboy

posted on 16/1/18 at 01:41 PM Reply With Quote
is the 600 a quoted repair or parts only?






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smart51

posted on 16/1/18 at 01:59 PM Reply With Quote
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is the 600 a quoted repair or parts only?


The whole repair. Caliper, cable, brake pad spring clips plus 3.5 hrs labour.

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snapper

posted on 16/1/18 at 04:36 PM Reply With Quote
I scrapped a car recently, they cam to take it away (Ha Ha etc.) 60 with steel wheels 80 with alloys
I just cant be arsed to strip them down





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Nickp

posted on 16/1/18 at 05:20 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by smart51
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Originally posted by loggyboy
is the 600 a quoted repair or parts only?


The whole repair. Caliper, cable, brake pad spring clips plus 3.5 hrs labour.


600 to sort the brakes (rear?)?? Sounds like 200 in parts at the most. Can't you do it yourself?

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loggyboy

posted on 16/1/18 at 05:21 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by smart51
quote:
Originally posted by loggyboy
is the 600 a quoted repair or parts only?


The whole repair. Caliper, cable, brake pad spring clips plus 3.5 hrs labour.


Thats 100 in parts, get your spanners out, get MoT and sell on. Or If it is worth a safe 900 should easily get 500 as is.






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smart51

posted on 16/1/18 at 05:26 PM Reply With Quote
Trouble is I can't get a car in the garage of my new house. (Annoyingly). I don't fancy dropping the fuel tank on axle stands and ramps on the front drive.
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Nickp

posted on 16/1/18 at 05:32 PM Reply With Quote
If you were nearer I'd give you 300 for it
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ReMan

posted on 16/1/18 at 05:33 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by loggyboy
quote:
Originally posted by smart51
quote:
Originally posted by loggyboy
is the 600 a quoted repair or parts only?


The whole repair. Caliper, cable, brake pad spring clips plus 3.5 hrs labour.


Thats 100 in parts, get your spanners out, get MoT and sell on. Or If it is worth a safe 900 should easily get 500 as is.


AGREED, POST DETAILS OF YOUR MOT FAIL ON THE ADVERTY, SOMEONE WILL SNAP THAT UP. KIF IT DOESNT GET BOUGHT ON HERE FIRST!





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NigeEss

posted on 16/1/18 at 07:13 PM Reply With Quote
I weighed one in today, 150/t





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smart51

posted on 16/1/18 at 07:22 PM Reply With Quote
Sale agreed!

Three phonecalls this eveing via autotrader.

The first asked how much I wanted for it, so I told him the asking price. He didn't want to pay that but wouldn't make a counter offer. Eventually I made him and he only wanted to pay 250. I told him I wouldn't take less than 350. He kept hanging round as if I'd suddenly give in.

The second guy tried a similar game. I told him I wouldn't take less than 350. He said he wouldn't pay over 300 so said he'd leave it.

The third guy asked about the car. He told me he'd looked up the MOT history and what it had failed on. He wanted to know about the engine then the body work. He huffed at my 350 but said from my description of the car and of the condition of the engine, he trusted me and has wired me a deposit.

I'm sad because my car's gone and I'm left with 150, after what I've spent on it this week. It probably marks the end of a 13 year period of me tinkering with cars for fun. Still, where one thing ends, another usually starts.

Thank you everyone for 13 years of fun, help and advice. Good luck to you all.

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coyoteboy

posted on 17/1/18 at 11:33 AM Reply With Quote
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600 to sort the brakes (rear?)?? Sounds like 200 in parts at the most. Can't you do it yourself?


Depends what it is, if I remember rightly the gen6 Celica metal backplate alone is 250 quid and only available from Toyota.





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