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Will you buy my hybrid car?

Yes, but not if it’s been a taxi or hire car.

They say electric cars are the future and it’s difficult to argue otherwise, but it’s early in their evolution and many manufacturers are only just producing their first generation models.

For practical reasons and affordability petrol cars are still very much in demand, and as vehicle traders we are looking to buy cars that people want.

The Honda CR-Z is one of our favourites as you’d expect from Honda Japan and Japanese engineering. If you want sell your hybrid car contact us at sell my car or telephone 01949 729924.

 

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Do first impressions count?

Be prepared.

OK.. I’ve seen your ad, you’re local and have great reviews – I’ve made a note of the ‘book value’ of my car from your valuation tool and booked a time for you to visit.

Q: Obviously I’d like the best price for my car, but in respect of mileage and condition it is what it is – but they say that first impressions count, so how can I best prepare for your visit.

A: We want to buy your car, but as far as the car itself is concerned a clean car is easier to assess than a dirty one and is much appreciated, but don`t go overboard as sell my car in Nottingham has been in the business for a long time and we know what to look for.

Please have documentation available for inspection

We’ll always do our due diligence prior to any purchase but it’s helpful if you could have the following to hand.

  • V5 of course
  • Records of any finance agreements associated with your car.
  • Service Records
  • Locking wheel nuts, spare keys, jack and tool kits.

Oh, and when we’re done … mine’s a tea, no sugar please.

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Feel the beat!!

What about the extras?

OK, the sellmycars valuation tool has given me a ‘book price’ for my car and it’s about what I’d expected, but I’ve heard you often pay better than book for the right cars.

My car is in great nick and it’s got a shed load of extras, not to mention the custom paint job and trick rims – you’ll love it. It’s got a Noisy Boy 1400 with five sub woofers, extra lights and more bass than an earthquake! It cost me well over a grand and was professionally fitted by the team at IrritatingCarStuff – it’s time I had some new wheels and need as much cash as possible for this one. What are the extras worth?

There are extras and extras…

Factory fitted or manufacturers options will generally increase the value of your car, and certainly the desirability  but not always in direct proportion to their original cost – but generally speaking it should attract a premium over the sell my car valuation tool price quote.

Sadly the market for what amounts to custom cars is limited and the price we’d offer will almost certainly be less than if you offer it for sale to a like minded enthusiast – it doesn`t hurt to ask us though.

As a rule the vast majority of buyers prefer standard unmodified cars and it is those cars that attract the best cash price,  but call us all the same on 01949 729924 , you never know.

 

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Value my car

What’s a fair cash price for my car?

We’re sure you’ve done some research and already have a figure in mind. There are countless car sites and cars for sale to view on the internet for comparisons – you may even have got an instant valuation from the sell my car valuation tool.

See the red star? It represents the trade value of reasonable condition vehicles of your type and model for the year of production. You’ve seen the red star value from the sell my car valuation tool.

The shaded portion represents what the buyer is expecting to see – anything to the left of the shaded area means your car is slightly worse than average and anything to the right is better than average.

Condition may be relative – a small dent on a popular small family car may be of relatively little importance, whereas a similar sized dent on a high-end luxury model might be another matter. Mileage (within reason) may not be the major deciding factor.

It’s a bit of plus and a bit of minus (and trust)

Sell your car Notts are experienced traders and can assess a vehicle in minutes and thus offer you the best cash price for your car, van or motorbike in the East Midlands.

For example worn tyres and a couple of light scratches on your car might be more than compensated for by a full service history.

Remember we all want to walk away happy and keep our lives simple.

Selling your car in practice.

Trade in, Ebay, Auto Trader etc are all options, but NONE are as convenient as a bank transfer offer from sellmycar Nottingham.

No Tyre Kickers

No time wasters, no tyre kickers, no scammers, no bad cheques, no hagglers and no “I’ll go  away and think about it” and best of all no comebacks.

We want to make your life simple.

We want to make your life simple

Sell my cars Nottingham are car, van and motor cycle dealers – we buy and sell cars. Obviously we want to make a profit, but NEVER at the expense of our reputation.

The price we offer after inspection is the price you’ll get – there are no surprises like hidden charges or admin fees that some of the bigger national concerns seem to be so fond of… they have to pay for all that irritating advertising somehow!!

You can sell your car locally in less than 24 hours! – There’s no obligation, and we do all the paperwork and running around.

A dating agency for cars

They say there’s someone for everyone – and so it is with cars. Your ‘old car’ might be just the thing for someone looking for such a model.

Remember that motor traders are in the business of making such introductions.

Value your car now – just enter your registration number 

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Buy my car for Bitcoin!

Will you buy my car for Bitcoin in Nottingham?

That’s an interesting question, but the short answer is not yet.

Perhaps a more interesting question would have been will you buy my car for cryptocurrency – again the short answer in not yet.

Why not yet?

Cryptocurrencies have had a bit of a bad rap as their use has been commonly associated with the criminal element, which is to ignore the fact that the vast majority of users are legitimate traders and use the blockchain system for specialised purposes.  – cryptocurrency is here to stay and some cryptocurrencies will become mainstream as a consumer payment method – we’ve all heard of Bitcoin, but there are many more in the mix jockeying for market dominance.

If Bitcoin is like cash why won’t you buy my car for it?

It’s too early in the evolution of crypto for sell my car to divert from cash payments or a £ sterling bank transfer, and we need to know more about it – not to mention the accounting and administration issues involved.

The fundamental problem for many businesses is cryptocurrency volatility – If we buy your car for (say) £5000 cash you’ll have that value asset in your bank and our business account will be debited the same value amount.

To convert crypto to cash or vice versa you need to have an account with a crypto currency exchange such as Coinbase which will of course attract charges.

Volatility

Imagine though that we agree to buy your car for 0.15 Bitcoin (value £5000 at the time of posting) – a casual Twitter post from an influencer such as Elon Musk mid-transaction can affect the market dramatically and leave one of us seriously out of pocket. So no thanks, not yet … We’ll buy your car for cash in Nottingham right now – but who knows about the future!

 

 

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Honda Civic Heaven..

Is this the last Honda Civic we will see?

For more than 40 years, the Honda Civic has been a popular car among drivers from around the world due to its reliability, affordability and features. There has been a lot of different models from four-door saloons to three door hatchbacks, cheap runabouts and loved performance cars. To celebrate this, we have decided to write an article on the complete history of the Honda Civic and how it become such a motoring icon. Before the Civic, things like front-wheel drive, reliability and performance just didn’t go together.

The Civic showed the world that front-wheel drive cars could be fun and that Japanese cars weren’t just reliable, fuel-efficient cheap runabouts. The Civic has completely changed over the years and with well over 20 million units sold, it is one of the most popular cars of all time. It is one of the longest running nameplates in automotive history and shows no signs of slowing down.

Honda in the 1960’s was vastly different to what it is today. The company was well known for its motorcycles, but many of its cars received lukewarm reception and competition was fierce. Honda even considered pulling out of the car market in the early 1970s, but the launch of the Civic in 1972 changed all of that. Thanks to the Civic’s reliability, low price and fuel economy in an era of rising fuel prices, it was an instant success. Honda’s CVCC technology helped make the car affordable and it did not need an expensive catalytic converter to meet 1970s and early 80s emissions standards.

The CRX Si, which was introduced in 1985 was the real powerhouse of the fleet. It came with a 91 horsepower, 1.5-litre engine and Honda kept the weight to a minimum by using parts like plastic bumpers. The powerful engine combined with a lightweight body meant that the Si was the fastest Civic yet. It could hit 60mph in under 9 seconds and was a corner monster thanks to its 185/60R14 high-performance tyres.For those looking for savings at the pump, Honda introduced a high fuel economy CRX that replaced the 1.3-litre CRX. The CRX HF was fitted with an eight-valve version of the 1.5-litre engine and could reach gas mileage as good as many hybrid vehicles that appeared two decades later.

Sell your Honda for cash at Sell My Cars Notts

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We buy any Honda!

Let Sell My Car Nottingham buy your Honda

Honda Integra Type R

The first Type R in the UK; Japan got it three years earlier, with different lights. Its 1.8-litre VTEC engine found 30bhp on top of the donor Civic VTi’s 167. It used all Honda’s weight-skimming tricks, but gained huge brakes, extra bracing and a limited-slip diff.

The EP3 Civic Type R.

A huge hit at the time, my favourite, and still a joy to drive today, the EP3 took the three-door version of the van-styled Swindon-built Civic and gave it the full Type R treatment. A 2.0-litre VTEC engine that revved to 8000rpm, with the variable valve timing sending it bananas north of 6000rpm. Very easy to tune and easily achieve 240bhp.

FD2 and FN2 Civic Type R

The FD2 Civic was striking rather than beautiful. And the Type R tweaks emphasised its muscularity at the expense of any lingering elegance: lowered suspension, open-mouthed bodykit, blindspot-creating rear wing. But mechanically this was the most refined Civic Type R to date.

Honda Accord Type R

Based on the British-built sixth-gen Accord saloon, this was the car that showed Honda had grasped that the essence of Type R was taking an ordinary car and making it extraordinary, without sacrificing much of the everyday practicality. The 2.2-litre four revved to 8000rpm, made 209bhp and had a limited-slip diff. It drove like a big hot hatch and had the option of a daft spoiler. It is now on the edge of being a classic collectors car.

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Sell My Classic Car

Sell My Classic Car

As you can imagine, here at Sell My Cars our team has handled a huge number of different cars and motorcycles over the years and a big part of our job is to advise clients on how best to sell their vehicle and the aspects that affect the chances of a successful sale being achieved.

We are offered cars on almost a daily basis, a large number of which, I am sad to say, we have to turn down. This isn’t because we are horrible car dealers who enjoy saying ‘No’ all the time but simply because the car or the owners expectations don’t meet our criteria. So what is our criteria? There isn’t an exact science to it as every single car is different in so many ways but we can boil it down to three categories that are important to get right: Price, Condition and Provenance.

Arriving at the right and, more importantly, fair price is the key to selling any car or motorcycle, be it a Austin Mini Cooper or Ferrari 348. As simple as this may seem, it can often be the biggest thing that private sellers and even some dealers get wrong when it comes to pricing classics. When we are offered cars and motorcycles we do an extensive amount of research looking at other cars on the market, recent and historical auction results and most importantly, using the extensive knowledge of our team and contacts to establish what the vehicle should really be selling for, be they on the market or a private sale. We boil each car down to its salient points, good and bad and then deduce where it fits in the price range of the market. It is very easy for any owner to believe that their car is the best example of its kind and therefore ask the top price but we have to take the emotion out of it and look at the facts.

What people are asking for and what these motor vehicles are really selling for can be two very different things and it takes a lot of time and research to deduce exactly where a specific car fits best.

Another thing often forgotten is that the profit we might make selling a part exchange probably represents a large proportion of the profit on the deal in which we originally took the part exchange. The same can be said of trade prices. If you ask a dealer to bid on your car, it may offer you an almost immediate sale of your car with zero hassle and no come back, as a result the price offered must reflect this. Whilst we always endeavour to be as fair as possible, just go on a certain website that offers to buy any car and you’ll see what I mean.

Having said all of the above, the old adage ‘A car is worth what someone is willing to pay for it’ does still ring true, therefore, we always encourage prospective buyers to make offers and we can present them to the seller. Here at Sell My Cars, vintage and high-performance cars and motorcycles are our passion and with many years of combined experience and specialists with industry-leading knowledge we are best-placed to value fairly for both buyers and sellers.

East Midlands car enthusiasts sell your classic car for cash at sellmycars.co.uk

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Ways To Sell My Car

Ways To Sell Your Car

You’ll get the most for your car by selling privately. The next best option is a car-buying website and then a dealer part-exchange. Almost always you will get more for your car using a car buying website like we buy any car or sell my cars, but you do have to shop around. Main dealers are not that interested in your car, especially if its over 6 years old, and we all know you can get a better deal with cash to instantly buy your new car, privately or from a dealer.

Maybe visit Nottingham.co.uk who publish a comprehensive listing of car dealers in the Nottinghamshire area.

Selling a car to Main dealer

Part-exchange: The easiest way to sell your car is to trade it in when buying a new or used car from a dealer. You will get less for it than through a private sale, but you’ll avoid the work and expense of advertising and dealing with enquiries and annoying people trying to buy it 30% cheaper than the advertised price, viewings and test drives, not to mention the endless phone calls. Your car’s part-exchange value will be a little less than the price you’d get if you sold your car outright to an online website. Selling outright to a used car dealer or garage is a relatively quick and simple process. The price you’ll get will be based on the car’s trade value and condition and service history so it won’t be the best price possible. Car buying sites however have many avenues to re sell your car and you should be able to get more for your car but shop around prices can vary. By far the easiest way to sell your car, no stress or fuss but be warned, you will not get the best price for your car. For a little bit of effort it can reward you a lot.

 

Selling a Car Privately

Selling a car privately can be time-consuming, but you’ll probably get a better price. Here’s what you should do to Advertise your car to potential buyers, Use Gumtree, AutoTrader, Ebay or Facebook Market place for the best results you might be able to find a buyer among friends or their friends through social media or at work. Make sure you describe your car correctly in your advertisement and that you can prove you’re its legal owner. Give as much information as you can. Deal promptly with calls or emails from potential buyers and don’t let them haggle you before they have seen the car. Arrange and be present at viewings and test-drives. Make sure you transfer the ownership over and ask to see their drivers license for poof of address. And always make sure you have cleared funds before going ahead with the sale.

Online car buying sites

There are lots of online car buying sites that will offer to take the work out of selling a car. You enter your car’s details on the company’s website such as age and mileage, receive a valuation, and then you can call them, 90% of these companies will come to you so there is no hassle involved. If you do choose to sell your car online be aware that usually the online valuation is subject to a physical inspection of your car. If the inspection reveals some faults, the final valuation figure might be lower than the quote given, but also might be higher. You also might have to pay an administration fee for the service, but it only appears to be webuyanycar.com that does this. Recently new comparison websites have appeared like Motorway and Jamjar where you have to up load a detailed report of your car as well as pictures {if you miss anything you’ll be charged} They then put it out there to trade buyers and charge them £300 plus vat for that service, the Jury is out on these formats, if you want to go to so much work to sell it, our opinion is sell it privately and get more. Top Tip- Read the Reviews of the company.

 

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All Change For Covid

For most people in work, 2020 and covid 19 changed everything. People started working from home and only recently have we been encouraged to return to the office. The government, in its infinite wisdom, calls it returning to work but in reality it’s just returning to the place of work.

Covid-19

Employees have been working from home remotely since the start of lockdown. Returning to the office however very often involves using public transport. While the office or workplace may have been made safe, the same cannot always be said for buses and trains. Obviously the use
of face masks on public transport is compulsory now but many people still do not desire to sit in a metal tube surrounded by people who may or may not be infected.

The frequency and timings of tubes, buses and trains have been reduced making travelling just that bit more inconvenient and making commuting in your own car more attractive. The reluctance to use public transport has motivated people to look at the best way to travel to work taking into account the cost, comfort, safety and privacy. For this reason a lot of people have been looking at buying a second car or trading from one family car to two smaller ones to enable an inexpensive commute to work and at the same avoid using public transport.

In 2020 many small cars will have a large car feel about them and even though they might only be running on a 3-cylinder 1000cc engine, that coupled to an automatic gearbox can be very smooth, quiet and economical. There are some great offerings from Volkswagen, Ford, Audi and Fiat to mention a few. Car choice is always a very personal thing and it’s worth having a look at the whole market to see what suits you best.

If you fancy something a bit more exciting there are even three wheeled motorbikes on the market now that can be driven on a car licence without the need to take a motorbike test. I’ll write more about these on a later blog. Check out Yamaha and Piaggio for some great offerings. If however you are part exchanging two cars or one car for two smaller cars then the transaction becomes complicated, difficult and protracted. Much better to contact sell my cars.co.uk and get cash for your car on the same day without any hassle negotiation or sales people involved. Then you’re free to shop wherever you want for your new commuter transport and to negotiate the best deals. Sit back, turn up he radio, you’ll be at work before you know.