Our family had expanded from four children to six children, thanks to the addition of twin daughters, and I had to sell my Range Rover. This was something I really didn’t want to do as I was very fond of my car, but needs must, and the wife said, so it had to be done. I have sold cars in the past, but I hate doing it as it sooo tedious: placing ads in the local newspaper and corner shop, having buyers ringing me up night and day to look at my car, buyers trying to find the smallest fault with the car so they don’t have to pay the asking price, etc.
There are two reasons why I know I won’t have a problem when I sell my Range Rover: there are many people who want a second-hand vehicle for several reasons – they want/need a car and can’t afford a new one, parents who want a used car for their sons and daughters who have just passed their test, and then there are some people that like to change their cars frequently and it is convenient for them to buy used cars. The second reason is some people will buy a Range Rover purely because of the name of the vehicle, and rightly so because Range Rovers are fantastic cars.
Land Rover first made the Range Rover in 1970 and it has been in production ever since. So far there have been three major model changes. The first generation was 1970 to 1995 and among enthusiasts the original model is known as ‘the Classic’. The second generation was 1995 to 2002 and is known as the P38A. The latest generation from 2002 to present, is known as L322 or just the ‘new Range Rover,’ and was planned and developed under BMW ownership. Initially the interior of the Range Rover was designed to be washed down with a hose and the vehicle had vinyl seats and plastic dashboards. It wasn’t until later that the vehicles were fitted with power assisted steering, carpeted floors, air conditioning, and so forth, when Rover realised that the Range Rover was more marketable as a luxury vehicle.
Even though I knew it wouldn’t be hard to sell my Range Rover, it didn’t make it any easier to pick up the phone to place the ad in the newspaper. I was sitting in a melancholy mood at the kitchen table, when a friend of mine walked in. After I had answered his question about my mood, he told me had the solution to my problem, which was to use an online company that specialised in buying used prestige cars. As he proceeded to tell me all about the company that he had used to sell his Jaguar, I could feel my mood lifting as it seemed the ideal solution for my problem and so effortless.
All I had to do was fill in an online form that provided the company with basic information about my car. They would then call me back and I would give them more information about my car and they would provide me with a price they were willing to pay for my Range Rover. If that was acceptable to me, we would arrange a time and place to meet. It nearly sounded too good to be true and I wished I had known about them when I had had to sell my wife’s Mercedes Benz. But anyway, better late than never as they say.
A week after I had been told how I could sell my Range Rover the effortless way, I sold my car to an online company that specialised in prestige cars, and a people carrier that seats eight now sits in the drive.Follow Iain Mutch on Twitter or like us on Facebook.