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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.

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!).

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

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!