Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 23:07:16 +0100
From: Michael Hargreave Mawson <>
Subject: Re: Why is it so difficult to sell Saabs C900s?

In article <39b951f3$>, Alan Buckingham <alan_buck> writes >I've been trying to sell my perfectly respectable 1989 Saab turbo 8v for 6 >weeks both nationally and locally for 1095 without a single response. Why >are Saabs so difficult to sell? I'm actually thinking of dismantling it if >I can't sell it. I'm sure I'd get more for it that way. > Just a few ideas: Buyers looking for luxury vehicles/status symbols don't look at ten- year-old cars. Wait until it's 25 years old and you'll be fighting people off. Buyers looking for a cheap, reliable, second-hand car don't want some weird foreign thing - they want Fords or Vauxhalls. (This is a problem I have had with Citroens in the past). Buyers who can just about afford your car can't afford the insurance on it - and people tend to spend up to their limit when buying second-hand cars. Price is too high (seems unlikely). Price is too low. Try relisting it at something like GBP1800 ono and see how you go... ATB -- Mike "His wish was to become a historian - not to dig out facts and store them in himself... but to understand them, call the dead back to life and let them speak through him to their descendants. She sometimes wondered who would pay for it and who would heed." - from "Harvest of Stars" by Poul Anderson.

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