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Star car and what it's worth

Star car

Vehicle: Audi A6 TDI 2.5 auto
Colour: Blue
MILEAGE: 47,000
PRICE: £15,500
WHERE SOLD: BCA Blackbushe
% OF CAP CLEAN: 118%

If condition is taken for granted, the most important criteria for the executive car is specification. Used buyers generally expect an increasingly higher level of specification and nowhere more than on a car with a prestige badge. This Audi was a direct entered fleet car in the right colour, at a good age (30 months) and an attractive mileage and of course powered by the very capable Audi 2.5 turbo diesel with an auto box. Add in the superb spec – leather trim, CD autochanger, climate control among others – and this was a highly desirable model, reflected in the selling price at nearly one-fifth above book. What's it worth?

If your car is leased or outright purchased, knowing its value is vital, particularly if you want offer staff the chance to buy the vehicle at the end of the contract. Use our weekly guide to benchmark prices.

Vehicle:Audi A2 1.4
Age: 01 Y
Mileage: 60,000
vValue: Trade
CAP Clean: £4,575
vGlass’s Guide: £5,050
Retail to staff price guide: £5,325

Retail to staff source: www.parkers.co.uk based on private trade for good condition

Pricewatch: Proton Gen-2 1.6 GSX v Skoda Octavia 1.6 Classic

FLEET News looks at how new cars taken on to a typical fleet might perform over the next three-years/60,000-miles.

Using data from used car expert CAP Motor Research, we benchmark two cars against each other to see how they perform over the traditional fleet cycle. This week, we compare bargain basement medium range contenders from Proton and Skoda – the Gen-2 1.6 GSX and the Octavia 1.6 Classic.

Proton Gen-2 1.6 GSX 5dr

Mileage Age (months) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £4,625/44% £5,787
30,000 18 £3,950/38% £6,462
40,000 24 £3,375/32% £7,037
50,000 30 £2,875/28% £7,537
60,000 36 £2,475/24% £7,937

Skoda Octavia 1.6 Classic 5dr

Mileage Age (months) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £5,200/48% £5,607
30,000 18 £4,475/41% £6,332
40,000 24 £3,850/36% £6,957
50,000 30 £3,325/31% £7,482
60,000 36 £2,875/27% £7,932

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