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Flaming Stone Chip!


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Is this likely to effect the trade in price of my old car?

I just washed my car (again) as it had gotten filthy (again) and I spot a tiny little stone chip on the bonnet just above the light so kinda noticeable imo

Is it worth having it repaired if it's going to knock big bucks of my trade in price? or shall I just trade in the car when it's dirty? *evil plan* lol

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It's left the tiniest dent also, you can feel it if you run your finger over it.

I've just tried taking a photo of it to show you what I mean,but the camera on my phone can't pick it up lol

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My old fiesta mk7 had collision marks & a noticeable dent on the rear drivers side wheel arch (someone caught it when coming off a roundabout) & when I traded it in, the dealer didn't even notice it. I still got top trade in price though.

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Trading-in? Say nothing.

Selling private? Mention it to potential buyers.

That's what I would do ;)

I'd still say nothing if selling private, just don't claim the car is in "excellent condition" and say it's bought as seen (put that on the invoice) and then it's up to them to see any wear and tear.

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I'm due a service just before I trade it in, are they likely to notice it? It's the cars second service

If it is noticed and noted down (different dealership to that I'm buying from btw) how much is it likely to drop my trade in price by? I've had a quote of £157 to get it repaired

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If they notice it, they won't note it down. It won't affect the trade in price, my previous fiesta had a new front bumper & fog lamp put on soon after I bought it (hit a bird & broke 1 of the fog lamp mounting clips off the bumper & the lamp) by the ford body shop. I still got top trade in value.

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If trading in, take the car dirty lol. When I swapped my focus for the ceed, he asked what I had, looked it up in the guide, and just said 'il give you 5k for it.... I bought the car for a fiver less than that about a year and a bit before lol. It was scratched and had trenches in the bodywork from the mudflaps...

Keep it quiet lol

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