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#1 Indy Orange

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 08:46 PM

Hi all ,I'm thinking about buying a VE Calais,problem is it's a 2006,but it's only done 80,000ks and is quite immaculate one owner,V8,they are asking $15,000 ,they are in not hurry to sell ,it was I who approached them .Is this too expensive ? Thoughts appreciated Paul.

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:37 AM

Paul, back in 2015 when we were looking at VE SV6's car yards were asking 17 - 18k for 2009 models with around 70 - 80,000 km's on them. And I can tell you these cars looked like they had been used to do the school run and the soccer mum's had way too much bling wrapped around their fingers.

 

I reckon 15k for an immaculate low km 2006 VE V8 Calais would be worth it.


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Posted 08 March 2019 - 07:46 AM

If they tried to trade that in on a new car the car yard would give them 10 K if their lucky
just sayin

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 07:54 AM

If they tried to trade that in on a new car the car yard would give them 10 K if their lucky
just sayin

So true but alas they are not trading it in. If you had this Calais for sale would you sell it for only 8 -10k?  I'll bet not!

You would do some research and base your asking price on what similar cars are being advertised for by the Dealers and other private vendors.



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Posted 08 March 2019 - 09:25 AM

This ones all about the Kay's. Drive it for a few years and its worth 7-8 grand. Four grand a year



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Posted 08 March 2019 - 05:55 PM

Thanks for the opinions guys , $15000 asking price may be a bit rich for a 2006 I was thinking more like $13000 ,I quite like the VE always have .There was a VE Calias for sale at a Perth dealer recently,I enquired about it ,by the time I got there to have a look it had sold ,advertised for $9990 ,it had 130000ks.

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:00 PM

13 grand would probably be a good buy i reckon mate. Or 12.

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:27 PM

So true but alas they are not trading it in. If you had this Calais for sale would you sell it for only 8 -10k?  I'll bet not!
You would do some research and base your asking price on what similar cars are being advertised for by the Dealers and other private vendors.

Well of course i would 15 is still to much km dont matter any more its a 13 year old car thats how they base their values on and cond of course
As Gary said If you can get it for 12 to 13 K Paul grab it

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:38 PM

Well of course i would 15 is still to much km dont matter any more its a 13 year old car thats how they base their values on and cond of course
As Gary said If you can get it for 12 to 13 K Paul grab it

Naturally you would try to negotiate a better price. Make them an offer and give them some time to think about it.



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Posted 08 March 2019 - 06:39 PM

Naturally you would try to negotiate a better price. Make them an offer and give them some time to think about it.


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Posted 08 March 2019 - 09:06 PM

Definitely Gene ,I'll have a better look at it this weekend ,thanks Guys.

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 07:54 AM

First year build VE.

They must be rare in W.A because on the East coast they would struggle to get 8k. Struggle even to get 6k.

It's a VE. Without a HSV badge they have no value.

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 04:05 PM

You'd pay more than 30,if it was a ve hsv trust me. 12 - 13, for a low klm car that will be pretty much trouble free, would be a good thing. Being a Calais & v8, is what keeps the price up a bit.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 01:09 PM

Looks really good , it has a HSV option , I'm not sure what it is .

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 01:17 PM

Sws is the rear wing. According to a commodore forum the sometimes put H in front.


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Posted 10 March 2019 - 01:29 PM

Cheers ,yeah didn't think it would be a very exciting option.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 01:57 PM

Looks really good , it has a HSV option , I'm not sure what it is .

Nice one Paul. Hey hey it's a HSV. Gotta be worth more than 15K everyday. :D



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Posted 10 March 2019 - 02:53 PM

I bit the bullet.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 06:32 PM

Stylin Pauly. Looks like a good thing.


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Posted 10 March 2019 - 06:43 PM

Well done. Bring it to HSVFest mate.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 07:21 PM

Good stuff Paul they are a great car to drive
at least its rear wheel drive car

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 07:30 PM

Thanks fellas,I think I've done ok ,I have a few cosmetic things to do on it ,nothing too serious though.I've had my eye one this car for a few years now and know of the owner .Im going to enjoy it before we go electric.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 07:56 PM

I'd be happy with that. I see it has rear parking sensors. Does the Calais also come std with Sat Nav?



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Posted 10 March 2019 - 08:08 PM

Nah unfortunately not Dave ,I think that was introduced with the International late 2007.November.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 08:20 PM

Can't have everything I suppose. Enjoy. :spoton:






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