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27 Jul 2021 22:32 #237064 by DrRobin
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£36,000 for a 2 year old car that was probably only £20k new, he must be deluded if he thinks he can get that.

The best way to stop this madness is that no one pays over the odds, then we will see prices fall.

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27 Jul 2021 23:53 #237065 by Podge
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I'm starting to see the prices of MK3s creeping up too. I'd a dealer offer £6000 part ex whereas only a year ago a Suzuki dealer offered £4500 on my 61 Plate 98k mile clean Jimny

There's also the usual mad prices on Auto trader but it's certainly appreciated or held its value quite well.

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28 Jul 2021 07:22 - 28 Jul 2021 07:23 #237068 by lightning
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One problem is, prices of Defenders are also on a roll at the moment.
For a nice TD5 (1998-2006) you need to put down at least £15,000.
Anything with an MOT is worth £5,000
And while the Jimny is smaller, it's an alternative to a Defender that you can still get for under £5,000 in good condition.
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28 Jul 2021 12:23 #237080 by Gadget
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The whole second hand market is up at the moment (although Jimnys and classic Defenders are outstripping that rise by some margin).

Will be interesting to see if classic Defender prices remain strong once the Ineos Grenadier is released. Some of the blinged up Defs are being listed at c.£50k, while you'll be able to buy a brand new Grenadier for £45k ish.

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28 Jul 2021 17:32 - 29 Jul 2021 07:36 #237096 by lightning
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Everyone thinks they want a Defender 90 but in reality they are a pretty basic vehicle to drive and a real culture shock after any modern car.

They are slow, leak water, rust quickly, have poor economy, are expensive to insure and the fit/finish is laughable.
They are also noisy, bouncy and generally, on face value, crap.

And l am saying this as a long time Defender enthusiast and owner.
Of course the vehicle is more than the sum of its parts and has a very large and loyal following.

What's happening now is the investment barn owners are pushing prices up because values are "only going one way"
Well, once the diesel ban comes into force in various cities these dirty old diesel vehicles may become less popular.
Prices have already fallen in London, where it now costs more to park a pre euro 6 diesel vehicle and there's also a daily charge for older diesels.

lt will be interesting to see how values change over the next couple of years.
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28 Jul 2021 17:53 - 28 Jul 2021 17:55 #237098 by Scimike
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  lightning wrote: 
Everyone thinks they want a Defender 90 but in reality they are a pretty basic vehicle to drive and a real culture shock after any modern car.

They are slow, leak water, rust quickly, have poor economy, are expensive to insure and the fit/finish is laughable.
That are also noisy, bouncy and generally, on face value, crap.


It a fairly accurate description of a Defender and my Series Land Rover, which is less sophisticated being on cart springs.
HOWEVER, as soon as you put it into mud and get off road it all makes sense. It's only in the unnatural urban environment it feels out of place.

It was never intended to be a Chelsea tractor, it was a farmer's work tool.

The Jimny falls foul of the same culture shock for people moving from a modern euro box, hence the negative press.

As to values, the clock is ticking for all fossil fuel vehicles, old diesel is just the tip of an expanding iceberg of legislation to come. Enjoy them while yo can!

 Mike the fun sponge
 

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28 Jul 2021 18:26 #237099 by Lambert
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If there were a new electric vehicle that had the proper off road architecture of the Jimny and a comparable dimension envelope I would have one tomorrow. Unfortunately there is nothing that comes close and certainly nothing that I consider robust enough for sustained farm use. Mores the pity.

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28 Jul 2021 19:12 #237102 by Scimike
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Yes me also. And that's the other opportunity missed by Suzuki in my opinion with the G4. It should have been available from day one with an emission cheat battery  hybrid option, better still full electric. They could have been the first and made a Jimny fit for another 30 years.
 

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28 Jul 2021 21:24 #237108 by Groundworker
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Saw the grenadier in the flesh at the weekend at a country fair at Ragley Hall. Whilst obviously a definite prototype was an impressive looking vehicle. Seemed massive interest in it, struggling to get close to it, woman on the stand said people offering their credit card to buy one!
Think LR have underestimated ineos

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29 Jul 2021 07:44 - 29 Jul 2021 07:51 #237110 by lightning
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There's a lot of money about at the moment, many people who are self employed have had large "COVID relief" grants biffed into their account by the govt
Our gardener has had £20,000 in SEISS grants and worked through COVID busier than ever.
Many small business owners round here are driving round in brand new VW Transporters

Also people haven't spent their money on foreign holidays or other activities and their kids haven't done any of their various after school things either.

Any small business with any kind of premises had a £10,000 grant thrown at them by the govt last year.
None of it was means tested and some of my friends in business are £30,000 or more better off for it.
You could claim 80% of your monthly profits up to a maximum of £7,500 every three months (even if you were still working to full capacity!!)
People are treating themselves to classic cars, new cars, motorcycles, expensive mountain bikes etc and it's pushing prices up.
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29 Jul 2021 15:03 #237120 by Axholme Lion
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It's a real shame that genuine Jimny enthusiasts with previous history with the car have been pushed out by rich kids and speculators.

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29 Jul 2021 17:47 #237130 by Lambert
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Time was when a pre-loved Jimny was a cheap way into the off road life. Now it seems you need very deep pockets. But on the other hand if it prices the idiot class out of the market then is it such a bad thing?

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