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Getting a valuation

moonman

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Hi, does anyone know of a way to get an Elgrand valued?. The problem I am having with the websites I have tried is that the previous owner had a personalized reg plate, so the sites are not finding my vehicle.
 

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Most websites won't pick up import plates anyway.
The best way to value your car is to look at others available on the market and compare yours to theirs.

Is it in better/worse condition? Does it have more/less optional extras? Is it a basic model, a HWS or a Rider?

You can't just get a website to give you a value on it as they are all so very different.
 

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Cheers ...I will follow that advice
 

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It's always less that you think it's worth,
 

Chris T

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The value of the car (any car) is what it would cost you to replace it like for like, so getting on eBay/gumtree/auto trader find some close matches and take an average of their selling price to get an idea.
 

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Breadman23 and Chris T,

Totally agree with your comments. I have been getting a bit nervous about the E51 Cat Converter issue. The previous owner to my Elgrand had the rear cats removed to avoid the well documented problem of engine overheating. I don't want a hassle every time the MOT is done because the cat converters have been removed. Therefore my wish to get a valuation as one option is to sell. However, what I would prefer to do is get a solution to the cat converter /MOT problem and keep my Elgrand. As you both suggest, it will be worth less than I think it is, but if I keep it, it has a lot of intrinsic value in terms what it gives to me. My usual tactic with vehicles is to keep them until they fall apart, so hopefully I can resolve the cat removal problem and keep the beast.
 

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Get it lpg converted and remove all cats
 

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Sad thing but a car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it , doesn’t matter what u think it’s worth , or what other cars are up for , a lot of cars have inflated price tickets but do they sell for that ??? I have always lived in the real world , have a look at your car and give it a honest value , unless it’s something really special , plenty e51 out there for cheap
 

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Breadman23 and Chris T,

Totally agree with your comments. I have been getting a bit nervous about the E51 Cat Converter issue. The previous owner to my Elgrand had the rear cats removed to avoid the well documented problem of engine overheating. I don't want a hassle every time the MOT is done because the cat converters have been removed. Therefore my wish to get a valuation as one option is to sell. However, what I would prefer to do is get a solution to the cat converter /MOT problem and keep my Elgrand. As you both suggest, it will be worth less than I think it is, but if I keep it, it has a lot of intrinsic value in terms what it gives to me. My usual tactic with vehicles is to keep them until they fall apart, so hopefully I can resolve the cat removal problem and keep the beast.
Rear cats? Won't fail there's still 2 at the front, if you have an MOT guy who's really picky and knows there should be 4 cats (unlikely) buy decored cats off @Winchester
 

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Yes agree with Chris T,as soon as my E51 arrives I'm of to @Winchester for a decat £150 or 3k for a new engine🤔
 

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There are no issues at MOT time if you remove the rear cats. They don't need them. Have you read the information in the read before you ask section? Not sure what the issue is here.
 
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