To help us through the mid week, I bring you the AstroTurf Mitsubishi of Queensland, Australia. Currently selling on auction for Au$510.00, this disaster of a car has received 36 bids in just under 4 days, with another 6 yet to go, I estimate it will sell for a couple of grand. To be honest, a large part of me applauds the extreme efforts people will go through to sell a car for more than it’s worth. This 1998 Mitsubishi Magna with 218,000 miles on the clock would have been lucky just to get a second glance, let alone $510.00 in just 4 days, you have to say, that sure is a creative way to spruce up a banger. No idea what the seller plans to do with the money he makes, but hopefully it’s buying a better car.
The car is also a decent car, 5 door, three versions to choose from: Access, Ambiance and Lauréate, numerous options available, including 7-inch touchscreen MediaNav and leather upholstery, two accessory packs, choice of three frugal engines, including new three-cylinder 0.9 TCe 90 petrol and 1.5 dCi 90, both with ECO mode. Also, free from road fund license, five- and seven-year extended warranties also available. It is in fact very similar to the Ford Fiesta 5 door 1.0-litre Popular 4-speed which costs £5,736 in 1989.
The Dacia Sandero is a whole lot of car with a small price tag. Expect to see many of these on the roads next year.
Andrew has been in the motor trade for over 20 years. What he enjoys most about his job is the team spirit and the dedication of his work colleagues. He also appreciates the teams input in the improvement of the company.
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