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Compare up to three cars and see at a glance each car’s pros and cons, equipment, performance, running costs, star ratings and even company car tax costs. This free tool also highlights new prices, has direct links to all valuations, and quick links to cars for sale.
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Important: Values can vary by £1000s according to mileage and options (view example). For the most accurate price, try adjusting the mileage and options fitted using Parkers Premium pricing, by clicking one of the "Adjust for mileage / options" links above.
This is the manufacturer's list price when new.
You should expect to pay a premium for a brand new car as it'll be in top-class condition with no miles on the clock. It's likely that the manufacturer will already offer some form of incentive to buy and, therefore, it may be difficult to negotiate further cash discounts. However, don't be afraid to try for a trim, engine or equipment upgrade instead.
This is the typical value of an ‘Approved Used’ car bought at a franchised dealer.
'Approved Used' schemes offer a good deal of choice and all cars come with an extended warranty for added peace of mind. Although you do tend to pay a little extra for these cars, we've allowed for some sensible haggling - so don’t be afraid to ask for a discount
This is the typical price paid for a car bought at an independent dealer or car supermarket.
These prices are slightly lower than main dealers because you don't get all of the 'Approved Used' benefits. Deals do vary though, with some offering aftermarket warranties lasting a few months.
This is the typical value of a car in good condition in a private sale.
You tend to get what you pay for, so expect prices to be a little higher for a car in good nick. Ask to see the MoT certificate and service history to find out whether the car is really as reliable as it first appears. Be sure to question any major previous faults before you buy - a Parkers car check list offers some simple inspection tips to help you spot a reliable car.
As a reward for your careful ownership, cars in good condition should command a stronger resale price. Aside from regular maintenance, a full MoT and service history will help boost the value of your car when the time comes to sell.
This is the typical value of a car in poor condition in a private sale.
You should pay less for a car in poor condition as it will almost certainly cost you more money further down the line. Ask to see the MoT certificate and service history to find out what the major faults are and if the car is in terrible condition either ask for a hefty discount or walk away - a Parkers car check list offers some simple inspection tips to help you find a more reliable car. It may well have mechanical defects or no service history, the body may be rusty or have substantial damage or the interior may be stained or torn.
Poor condition cars will interest fewer buyers and need lower price tags as a consequence. If your car has been thrashed or ill-treated, you should be willing to sacrifice a little money in order to shift it.
The typical 'bottom-book' price that a dealer offers for your car in part-exchange
This is a good indication of the amount to expect, though the actual value can vary from deal to deal. This depends on the price and desirability of your current car and how generous the deal is on the new one you're buying.
To get a really accurate price you need to adjust for the actual mileage and any valuable options fit. This can affect the value of the car from a few hundred pounds to several thousands and could have a big impact on the price you should buy or sell a car for. See example below for how mileage and options can affect a car's value.
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A car's valuation can vary by several thousand pounds in some cases depending on its mileage and the options fitted. Parkers Premium Prices allows you to adjust for a car's actual mileage and any options fitted that add value, giving you a very accurate, bespoke valuation. It's a paid-for service that enables you to get as many adjusted valuations for any number of cars for your selected time period.
Parkers Premium Prices also includes access to unadjusted valuations for older cars (more than 10 years old, up to 20 years old) based on average mileage of 10,000 miles per year.