Manheim is recommending that vendors accept bids of 97-89% CAP Clean. Martin Potter, corporate sales director, said: 'Holding on to the car is often a false economy, especially at the end of the month, as CAP and Glass's publish their latest used value guides and the car's value could drop by £200.'
Also, it was claimed this week that fleet managers and board directors have little understanding of the corporate liability and social responsibility issues associated with vehicle disposal.
Andrew Walker, chief executive officer of disposals firm The Fleet Auction Group, said: 'Courts are taking issues of corporate responsibility and liability very seriously now, with aggressive pursuit of the supply chain resulting in successful prosecutions and multi-million pound awards.
'Ignorance of the potential ramifications of your actions or the apparent transfer of liability are no longer acceptable defences, either legally or morally.'
CAR: Y01 Renault Megane Cabriolet 1.6 manual
WHERE SOLD: Manheim Wimbledon
WHEN: June 11 2004
Condition: Good (CAP Clean)
HOW MUCH: £8,100
% OF CAP CLEAN: 118%
SALE: Direct from a dealer group
Background: Good weather has seen convertible rises increase of late. Low mileage and excellent condition helped bump up the price of the Megane. Complete with colour-coded bumpers. After a Manheim Retail valet, a number of dealers were looking to buy it and put it straight on their forecourt, safe in the knowledge they wouldn't have to spend money on the car.