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is it just me or does it seem that dealers/traders are pushing the prices up on FRS mk2's?

I see some for sale with traders with ridiculously high prices. which I would class as well above market value..

looks like the traders are stealing all the private sale ones and adding massive markups :mad: :poke:
 

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is it just me or does it seem that dealers/traders are pushing the prices up on FRS mk2's?

I see some for sale with traders with ridiculously high prices. which I would class as well above market value..

looks like the traders are stealing all the private sale ones and adding massive markups :mad: :poke:
Dealers will charge the highest the market will stand. Simple economics. They push up until they don't sell then drop until they do.
 

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One owner cars are going to command a premium in due course, regardless of mileage.
 

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One owner cars are going to command a premium in due course, regardless of mileage.
I don't agree , surely condition and mileage is more important ? RS cars in general folk buy as fall in love with them ,polish them drive them and in alot cases sell on after they have had their 'fix' ? I do agree a 1 owner car with say 10k would be worth a small fortune but a 1 owner car with say 50/60?might command slightly more than a 3 owner 50/60 but I think it would be minimal ?
 

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these cars will become just as rare and valuable as the Sierra RS Cosworth, Escort RS Cosworth and other RS marques that were made in limited numbers
 

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is it just me or does it seem that dealers/traders are pushing the prices up on FRS mk2's?

I see some for sale with traders with ridiculously high prices. which I would class as well above market value..

looks like the traders are stealing all the private sale ones and adding massive markups :mad: :poke:
I think the car market may be marking them up slightly knowing that the mk3 arriving in March next year will result in potentially a fair few mk2's being chopped in and consequently then the market will be saturated with mk2's. Therefore they may be trying to make more money now on them on the mark up and very little later on (if that makes sense?).
 

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I'm not sure it's that at all. If prices are being hiked it's being fed by a demand that's for sure.
Whatever car the MK3 is, good or bad, the MK2 is the MK2 and some people can't afford a MK3. The MK2 is within reach and demand is being created.
As time foes by these cars will only ever increase in value, just look at what mint Sierra and Escort Cossies are fetching
 

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yes agree its with demand, as if there is such a high demand for these vehicles, then they can charge whatever someone is willing to pay. been the same story all along with RS's.

just annoying when I see a car I like the look of (private sale) then 2 week later I see the same vehicle for sale with a trader for £3k more.
 

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It's defiantly a supply and demand thing IMO.

Go back a couple of years and there was always 150+ cars for sale in the focus RS section on pistonheads. Looking over the last few months it's never been in 3 figure volumes of cars for sale.

I never thought I'd be sat in a car after nearly 5 years of ownership and still be able to sell it for what I paid for it, crazy lack of depreciation / high demand.

They will drop when the mk3 hits the streets by how much is anyone's guess.
 

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As said above they will drop when the MK3 comes out but i think only by 2-3k to make a majority under 20k and at least 10k cheaper than a new MK3. Then after 3-5 years the prices will gradually begin to increase for the low miles, good condition examples. Only time will tell this one.
 

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I don't think they will drop, the Mk3 is a different vehicle. Since the MK2 was built there are ever dwindling numbers left of these cars, I had heard that a lot of these are being shipped out of the country to the Jap market, apparently they have a love for them, not sure how true it is though
 

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Still don't get this price drop thing that keeps being mentioned. It may but not because of the MK3
So few , relatively, RSs are on sale that even doubling the number cannot saturate the market. how will that affect the price? ... It is still a tiny number. 6 -7 million used cars are on sale each year. RS sales insignificant.

Other than the fans on here most MK3s will be bought by people who wouldn't contemplate buying a lairy MK2 anyway as they are those that prefer a more subtle car.
 

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Fact, the Focus RS MK2 is the hottest RS since the Sierra\Escort Cosworth marques, in time, they'll become super rare just like these vehicles then you'll see prices rocket
 

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I think prices will drop it's inevitable but by how much nobody can tell , I was all hung up on the 'price drop' then thought **** it I want another so who really cares , we bought a new audi nearly 2yrs ago and it lost 11k in that time when we traded it in about 6weeks ago its life I suppose and we don't seem to bother so much on other cars ,why is the RS so different ?
good ones will be hard to find and folk will still pay a premium and garages have imo dropped the prices slightly already
 

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I'm not sure it's that at all. If prices are being hiked it's being fed by a demand that's for sure.
Whatever car the MK3 is, good or bad, the MK2 is the MK2 and some people can't afford a MK3. The MK2 is within reach and demand is being created.
As time foes by these cars will only ever increase in value, just look at what mint Sierra and Escort Cossies are fetching
I was just speaking from experience what happened with the mk1's at the dealers when the mk2 was announced with it's looming due date. A lot of us mk1 owners noticed dealers hiking the prices up and quite clearly the mk2 is again a different car again, with a different price bracket at the time from making a jump from owning a mk1. That was all.
 
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