Would very much appreciate some advice on my Honda that i'm going to be selling.
It's been SORN'd for a while now about year and half or so, and ended up being put on the back burner trying to sell it as a pile of things took precedence. Need to raise some funds now and "Harry" needs a new home
I had it as my daily drive up until the MOT where it failed, and my wife and I were offered an old knacker Toyota Avensis estate, so took that one one as cheaper than getting "Harry" though the MOT. It's in overall good shape cosmetically and have the MOT fail items and advisory list posted below. Feels to me that this is either ripe for sorting out for those in the know and can sort out the bits needed to get it back on the road. It's a great looking car and must have some further life left to go...or my other thought is this would make a great basis for a track day car.
It's pretty low mileage for the year 129,344. I just want it to go to a good new home where someone can enjoy it whatever they end up doing with it.
Just not sure what it's worth.. These were a fairly limited run and have some nice spec bits, Limited slip diff, VTEC engine etc. It's original and not been messed about with. Previous owner was wife of a London black cab driver and she just used it for weekend runs and school runs.
Any thoughts or interest in this much appreciated. Asking here and offering to the RR community before heading down the gumtree / eBay route..
"Harry" the Honda is currently residing in Lancing, West Sussex.
These are very undervalued cars, good workhorses, good family cars, well specced and well engineered. If it were one of the regular models and it was driving OK with a decent chunk of MOT remaining it would probably be worth no more than £500-£800 which would put the value of a SORN'd MOT failure at about half that, (or less).
Your model however is the rocket-ship version with all the bells & whistles. The 'How Many Left' site suggests that there may be as few as 32 of these in the UK, less than half of those on the road, which is actually an impressive survival rate as it accounts for nearly ⅓ of all the Aerodeck VTi-S models ever registered here. It's definitely worth saving! Nothing too frightening on the fails or advisories, ABS could be an expensive component or just a sensor. If a replacement steering rack were needed, that could be pricey. I think it's got to be worth at least £500 to someone, perhaps £800 on a good day if well marketed?
I notice a couple of (very nice) Civic 3-dr VTi hatches on with dealers for as much as £8K. If it was mine I'd hang onto it and do what needs doing, I think in a decade it will be rare, distinctive and comparatively valuable.
Love the car my grandmother has one the exact same model,it was a bit of luck really as they were buying a different Honda. But when they got to the dealership the car they originally went to purchase was damaged. So my grandfather said to the guy. What's the big deal so they said listen it's just happened and apologised. So they seen the areodeck it was a demo model with 1200 miles on it. So the salesman said take it home for the weekend try it and maybe we can work something out. So they did it's still as new with 23,800 miles on it. And it's in red looks pretty cool too. Your car looks in good condition so it should do OK.