Why is this so expensive?

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Why is this so expensive?

Postby Major_Tom » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:24 pm

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Re: Why is this so expensive?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:34 pm

Hi,
I will give a sensible answer....
I've just looked it up and these cost £46K to buy new. I'm guessing there is a healthy resale market and that will keep the prices high for nearly new cars with plenty of working life left in them.

Still, I doubt it will take a London cabbie very long to recoup the purchase price! :)

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Re: Why is this so expensive?

Postby tejb1 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:59 pm

LTI have an almost exclusive market as taxis; although a few Mercedes and MCW cabs are on the road, the number of vehicles is very restricted. Also, a 2014 model will be new enough to not fall foul of emissions regulations - I'd bet prices tail off rapidly on slightly older cabs which will, in a few years, lose their license. Even so, they can be sold on outwith London for further use.

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Re: Why is this so expensive?

Postby Major_Tom » Mon May 01, 2017 8:31 pm

£46,000? For one of those?!
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Re: Why is this so expensive?

Postby SmokeEm » Tue May 02, 2017 2:09 pm

did you get insured in the end?
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Re: Why is this so expensive?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue May 02, 2017 3:31 pm

Major_Tom wrote:£46,000? For one of those?!

Yeah, I know. £46,000 is almost enough to buy a barn find Capri off Ebay! :lol:

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Re: Why is this so expensive?

Postby Major_Tom » Tue May 02, 2017 5:25 pm

SmokeEm wrote:did you get insured in the end?


Sorting it tomorrow. Hopefully nothing weird will happen to me this time. Will keep you posted!
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Re: Why is this so expensive?

Postby Major_Tom » Tue May 02, 2017 5:34 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Major_Tom wrote:£46,000? For one of those?!

Yeah, I know. £46,000 is almost enough to buy a barn find Capri off Ebay! :lol:

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I was thinking Escort MK1 barn find but that's as near as dammit!
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Re: Why is this so expensive?

Postby SmokeEm » Fri May 05, 2017 12:45 pm

Major_Tom wrote:
SmokeEm wrote:did you get insured in the end?


Sorting it tomorrow. Hopefully nothing weird will happen to me this time. Will keep you posted!


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Re: Why is this so expensive?

Postby Major_Tom » Fri May 05, 2017 12:56 pm

She's away till Thursday!!!!!!!
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Re: Why is this so expensive?

Postby SmokeEm » Sat May 06, 2017 10:12 am

One of the others will be able to sort it Tom - just don't forget to say you are a member of oldskoolford - they sponsor a page on our site.
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