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Hi all,

Well after a few years very happy Ampera ownership the time has come for me to sell mine to make way for something far less green and sensible...namely a Honda S2000...somewhat different I know...!

I'm now working from home and no longer doing my daily commute so can allow myself this indulgence for a weekend car...

We will still have one Ampera left in the family at least...

I've listed it on ebay and Autotrader too, but here are the details:


Vauxhall Ampera Positiv 2013 Metallic Blue only 38550 miles (mileage may increase as still in use).

Owned by me since December 2018.

2 previous owners.

Including complete book pack with service book and service records/invoices etc.

Two original keys included.

Last two services carried out by well regarded Vauxhall Ampera specialists Bellingers of Wantage, and the one before by Thurlow Nunn Ampera approved Vauxhall agents - 2018 service by them included full High Voltage coolant system service (Costly and often overlooked...).

Gearbox bearing replaced in 2018 at cost of £1200 (original Ampera bearings are prone to failure).

MOT to December 2021.

Zero road tax, ULEZ Exempt.

Small scratch on left hand wing and touched up scratches around boot handle both as pictured. Some other stone chips here and there commensurate with being a used vehicle.

Private registration not included - vehicle will revert to original registration YFZ 9282

AA or RAC inspections welcomed.

Asking £10495 but open to reasonable offers.

Happy to take interested buyers for test drive. If you want to drive it yourself I will need to see proof you have have fully comprehensive insurance cover on the vehicle. (Standard cover for driving other vehicles is third party only...)

Any questions please do get in touch.


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Many thanks Ian much appreciated - I'm not on facebook so no way of getting it there myself...

Cheers, Nathan
 

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I don’t know if you’ve ever done sales professionally, but barriers/extra steps before a potential customer can try the product is likely to discourage…
 

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Thanks but I'm a private seller and not going to let an uninsured driver drive my car...it's not really an unreasonable barrier to say you need insurance to drive...and if you don't have it then I'll drive for you and you can tell me how you want the car to be driven...

If you have an unfortunate/unlucky accident during a test drive and wreck the car whilst uninsured...what happens then...?

I think most private sellers take the same approach...although they may not spell it out so clearly up front...

But thanks again...!
 

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Agree on the non-insured risk. No-one in their right mind would allow a third party only insured driver to drive their car.
 

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I recently sold a car privately and said the same thing, proof of comprehensive insurance required to drive. In the distant past when I sold cars I just took a risk and let test drivers worry about thier own insurance but these days things are much more difficult, for example if the driver has no valid insurance at all then you are actually committing an offence by letting them drive. If they crash into another vehicle then you are liable to loose the cost of your vehicle, the repair cost of the other vehicle and get a fine and prosecution which will drive up your future insurance. If somebody is injured , you could loose your house and everything you own over it therefore I didn't need to think it over: No proof of insurance , no driving. As it happened the buyer didn't mind at all and was happy to have the test drive from the passenger seat.
 

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Meh. If I have to jump through hoops to try a product I just buy from the next guy who makes it easy instead.

+1 for the free market I guess
 

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I’ve literally done that. Guy turned up to test drive an MX5 I was selling 7 or 8 years ago, handed me 10k at the end, drove it away and everyone lived happily ever after.

Never asked to see his insurance.
 

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Meh. If I have to jump through hoops to try a product I just buy from the next guy who makes it easy instead.

+1 for the free market I guess
The "hoop" is an App-based insurance that anyone buying a car privately can download. It's no more difficult than completing a V5. And is significantly cheaper than the civil case for damages...
 

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You’re taking the customer’s insurance cost off the purchase price of the car, right? 😁
 

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TBH, my experience of advertising my previous car on this forum proved to be far from that expected.

Far too much hassle xs,e
 

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Who in their right mind would let someone test drive their car without insurance, what if it was a £100k lambo, RS Audi etc Hardly jumping through hoops is it asking if someone is legally entitled to do something. If i was buying a car i would have no objection to prove i have insurance.
 
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