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Mazzza

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I've got a black gransport for sale, average miles, usual kit, but, clutch wear is showing that it needs doing (it still drives without any symptoms).........should I post it for say 20k or should I have the clutch done and then list on autotrader for something closer to the 25k average? Any ideas welcome.
 
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Personally *I'd* look to buy a car with a brand new clutch over an unknown, but no idea if you'd make your money back.....

C
 
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I'd agree with the Catman.

People will always haggle you down from 20k because it needs the clutch. You've got a better position if you fitted the new clutch, plus you'd only pay around 3-4k depending on which other parts you replaced.
 

Mazzza

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Thanks guys. Appreciate the input. The Maserati specialist did a mechanic report, I've had everything else done, the clutch is all that's left and they quoted under 2k to do it so I might just as well get it done.
 
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I'm keeping an eye on the market in readiness for when the time is right and I'd take a GS for £20k knowing I need a new clutch all day every day. Once done I'll know for sure I have full clutch wear left and it's something not to have to worry about - you never really know condition for sure otherwise.

I've had a 4200 in the past so maybe not a typical buyer... From a seller's point of view I'd say you'll end up with more cash in pocket by getting it done (£4k sounds high) but let me know if you disagree ;-)
 
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£2k for clutch sounds very cheap. Most owners pay c.£2.5-3k as there are generally other parts of the "clutch kit" that need doing.

If a respectable dealer was selling the car I'd expect a new clutch. Dealers around my way seem to have set the bar at 70% worn. For a private sale, providing clutch is working fine, maybe sell as is at somewhere between your max/min and allow some negotiation towards a new clutch.
 
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Personally I’d just advertise as it is, can’t see you making the money back on the clutch, plus more likely in my opinion to sell it on cheaper, does it even need a clutch ? Is the reading right? The readings can be off

I wouldn’t go replacing it just because the wear says so, if it drives and doesn’t slip leave it alone
 
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A 2k clutch is top end price...4k is taking the mick in a 4200/GS even with a flywheel, sensor and spiggot.

I suspect miles and history will have more bearing on price than a clutch tbh.

£20k is low unless you have a high mile one.
 
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McGrath in Stockport are quoting £1850 or so, I think Autoshield and Ken Plant in Dublin quoted around £3200 or so with flywheel and throw-out bearing I think it was, McGrath probs extra for those.
 
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I don't see the hang up on these clutches. When it goes....replace it. We know these clutches can go at any point mileage unrelated.

Does wind me up a bit when steelers or the like change stuff that really doesn't need doing as a preventative measure without good reason.

Maybe be honest in the ad & put it up for a price without clutch or offer to do it at cost if the buyer wants to as part of the deal for additional cost.

If I was buying one I would rather buy it with the reduced cost & get the clutch done when it goes. Then again I don't do many miles so for me it could continue for some years without issue.

If the clutch doesn't feel right or 100% best change it as it could prevent or hinder a potential sale.

I can see how a buyer might want the clutch done prior to purchase though. Especially one who might us it more or do a few miles.

In the grand scheme of things it is a consumable item & will need doing at some point.

I think you can from most of here it is a bit 50/50. However one thing that is worth thinking about. A car with a new clutch is not a reason not to buy and a reason to buy. A car that hasn't had a clutch recently or may need one could easily be a reason not to buy. Male of that what you will.

Is there a good reason to change a clutch early as preventative as it may stop damage to other parts that would otherwise not need replacing if a clutch was changed before it went?
 
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#12
20k seems a bit of a bargain for a GS even if it needs a clutch....as long as everything else is OK with the car you shouldn't have any problem selling at 20k.....What's the miles and condition like.
 

zagatoes30

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As Andy say £20k seems low for a GS. When I sold the Spyder I had everything done before it went up for sale, it sold to the first person who saw it for full asking price bar a tank or two of fuel. I think the work removed any wiggle room and hence a quick straight forward process.
 

Mazzza

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Thanks everyone. When I get a mo I'll list in the classifieds of this site with all the details, pics etc so people can see, if it doesn't go I'll just bite the bullet and get the clutch done.
 

dgmx5

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I had a PPI report done on this car by the Super Car Centre in Sheffield in April. I believe some other work has been done since then.

I decided not to proceed for reasons not to do with the car itself.

PM me if you are serious in buying Chris' car and would like a copy.
 
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I have a PPI report from the Super Car Centre in Sheffield in April. I believe some other work has been done since then.

I decided not to proceed for reasons not to do with the car itself.

PM me if you serious in buying Chris' car and would like a copy.
I think we’ve been warned away from Super Car Centre in Sheffield, haven’t we?
 

Mazzza

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I've noted the MoT is due next month so I'm just going to have it all done. For my own conscience I'd rather just do it. Decision now made, Thanks to all. (I'll list it again on this site afterwards).