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The Optional Extras To Have

The equipment that is fitted to the used car you buy can greatly affect its value.

Choosing the right options will guarantee a superb resale value whenever you are done with the car and wish to sell it on. But buying a car without ‘essential’ equipment may help with price negotiations, leaving you with a stunning bargain.

AIR CONDITIONING:
Pretty much an essential on any car. Even a budget run-around can be worth £500-£1,000 less if it does not have ice-cold air on tap.Not important in most cars; however, it is extremely important in any car that cost over £30,000 when new (e.g. a Land Rover without Sat Nav can be worth £2,000 less than one with!).

SUNROOF:
Surprisingly few people actually care about sunroofs. They add very little to the value, especially in winter.

AFTERMARKET ADD-ONS:
No matter what it is, if it wasn’t on the car originally, it is virtually worthless and in some cases can even devalue a car.

So buy wise, or bargain hard, the choice is yours!

‘Extra’ kind regards

Ashley Winston
(Founder & Owner)

(P.S. The Sunday Telegraph dedicated almost half a page to Palmdale last weekend! See our five minutes of fame by clicking here.)

At Palmdale we specialise in taking all the hassle out of the car buying process:

 

  • YOU tell us exactly what car you want
  • WE search for every available car in the UK that meets your description
  • WE negotiate with the seller
  • WE make sure that the car is perfect
  • WE collect the car and bring it to your door
  • YOU enjoy your new wheels for many years to come

These newsletters are our attempt to teach you everything we know about car buying; however, if you would like us to find and buy your next car for you, all you have to do is ask!