Some help on what i should do would be greatly appreciated !
I have a [font="Arial Black"]2000 X reg Focus 1.8 Zetec. It has done 103,000 miles [/font]
I have trouble with my clutch sometimes. Driving short distance is fine but when im about in stop start traffic or long journeys it gets temperamental and has a awkward biting point. It doesnt over rev which is the major sign of a dodgy clutch but i was doing a u turn on a hill the other day and it stalled 4 straight times. I thaught my clutch had just give in but on the 5th go i took off up the hill. I seem to stall alot lately and its not the way im driving. The pedals just feel worn for soem reason.
So anyway ive been told i will soon need my back brakes doing aswell so ive decided to try and sell it incase the clutch goes also as i dont have the money to pay out for all that. The car is great apart from that and is in good condition.
Can i sell this PRIVATE?? or is that classed as ripping someone off?? i dont know what to do as it does drive fine most days but soemtimes the clutch will feel weird. I paid £1450 for it 8 months ago private and ive seen local car dealers charging £2000 and £2400 for the exact same thing as mine is Black which seems to go for a little more 2nd hand.
I asked in a car dealers before and he offered me £500 and said id be lucky to get that in auction aswell. This is the man i seen selling the exact same thing for £2400. "We buy any car" have also quoted me £570. Surely its worth £1000-£1300 private isnt it??
Its got 5 months MOT and 6 months Tax. Had the cambelt, front brakes and rocker cover gasket done aswell as a full service in the last 4 months.
should i sell private ?? i just dont want someone buying it off me and then knocking on my door p11ssed off if they have to get the clutch done.
thanx in advance for any advice !!