tuonokid wrote: I'm sure no-one on here would pay these prices.
Clearly, but some might start to believe that they could sell for anything like those prices. So, I'm talking about some/a few dealers raising unrealistic expectations.
Indeed, only the other week I came across a very nice Puma that was being privately sold by auction with a starting price that was just too high (1.6 or 1.7K, I think). I spoke to the guy and got the 'I've had lots of watchers and am quietly confident, yadda, yadda..'
Auction ended without a single bid being made on it.
Point is, Parkers has valuation of just £645 on a 2001 1.7 in great condition. Now obviously, they base that on standard mileage (mind you, so do the insurers) so a lower mileage version is worth a fair bit more than that, in my view, as I mentioned with Adam's silver one above.
But yeah, buyers don't care how much you've spent on it and are actually put off by aftermarket modifications usually, they just know how much they are willing to pay.. It's a buyer's market and it will be far more so in a year's time.