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But this 516 mile metallic blue 2005/55 reg FIAT Panda 1.2 Dynamic for £4,650 was one of them (list price £6,995 new). So was a 1,194 mile 2005/55 reg Vauxhall Astra 1.8 Life automatic estate for £8,750 (list price £15,420). Both in the Motability section.

Manual C Class diesels seem to be taking a hit too. £8,600 bought a 52k mile 2001/51 C220 CDI Avantgarde and top bid for a 91k mile 2002/52 C220 CDI Classic estate was £7,625. Audis, on the other hand, are still making mad money with no less than £20,700 paid for a 5,277 mile 2005/55 A3 S-Line Sportback TDI 140 DSG. While the wrong engine (2.5 petrol) killed an 05 Nissan X-Trail Sport that sold for £12,450.

Check the list below for more ups, downs and sometimes astonishing contrasts.

Alfa 156 1.9JTD Turismo, 2003/53, 22k miles £6,550 prov
Audi A3 Sportback TDI 140 DSG, 2005/55, 5k miles £20,700 sold
Audi A4 Avant TDI 130 Sport, 02 reg, 81k miles £8,500 sold
Audi A6 Avant TDI 130 SE, 02 reg, 81k miles £8,550 sold
BMW 116iES, 05 reg, 11k miles £13,050 sold
BMW 318i 2.0TI SE Compact, 2002/52, 81k miles £6,750 sold
BMW 320dSE Touring auto, 2003/52, 74k miles £10,550 sold
FIAT Panda 1.2 Dynamic, 2005/55, 516 miles £4,650 sold
FIAT Doblo 1.2 Dynamic, 04 reg, 13k miles £5,400 sold
Ford Focus 1.8 Ghia, Y reg, 107k miles £2,400 sold
Ford Focus 1.8 Ghia, 2002/51, 77k miles £3,725 sold
Ford Focus 1,6LX, 03 reg, 7k miles £6,025 sold
Ford Mondeo 1.8LX, 2004/54, 16k miles £6,500 sold
Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCI 115 LX, 2002/52, 99k miles £3,475 sold
Honda Stream 2.0 SE Sport, 2002/52, 59k miles £6,000 sold
Honda CRV 2.0i SE Sport, 2002/52, 27k miles £9,150 sold
LandRover Freelander TD4, 2005/54, 11k miles £13,400 sold
Mercedes C220 CDI A/G man, 2001/51, 52k miles £8,600 sold
Mercedes C220 CDI Class est man, 2002.52, 91k miles £7,625 prov
MG ZT 190, 2003/52, 58k miles £5,400 sold
Nissan X-Trail 2.5 Sport, 05 reg, 7k miles £12,450 sold
Peugeot 206 1.4HDI SW S, 05 reg, 4k miles £7,100 sold
Peugeot 307 HDI 90 GLX, 2002/52, 62k miles £4,950 sold
Peugeot 406 Rapier HDI 90 estate, 2003/52, 142k miles £3,000 sold
Renault Laguna 1.6 Authentique, 2002/52, 105k miles £2,075 sold
Renault Grand Espace 2.2DCI, 03 reg, 42k miles £9,600 sold
Rover 75 2.0CDT Classic SE, 2002/51, 105k miles £3,550 sold
Rover 75 2.0CDT Connoisseur, 2002/52, 74k miles £4,750 sold
SEAT Leon 20VT Cupra, 2002/52, 37k miles £7,100 prov
Skoda Fabia 1.2 65PS Comfort, 2004/54, 12k miles £5,400 sold
Skoda Octavia TDI 130 L&K, 2003/53, 80k miles £7,000 sold
Skoda Superb 2.5V6TDI Comfort, 05 reg, 22k miles £11,050 sold
Smart Forfour 1.3 Passion MMT, 2005/55, 536 miles £7,900 sold
Toyota Yaris 1.0 T3 3-dr, 2004/54, 8k miles £5,175 sold
Toyota RAV-4 D-4D GX, 2003/52, 107k miles £8,100 sold
Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Club, 2003/53, 33k miles £4,200 sold
Vauxhall Astra 1.8 Life estate auto, 2005/55, 1k miles £8,750 sold
Vauxhall Zafira 1.6 Club, 03 reg, 64k miles £4,900 sold

VW Golf 2.8 VR6 4-Motion, 2003/52, 56k miles £9,000 sold
Volvo S80 D5S manual, 2002/52, 91k miles £4,900 sold

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