Setting the right price is vital for a quick sale – too high and you won't get much interest, too low and you're giving money away. The best way to set the right price is to search for cars of the same age, condition, mileage and those with similar extras

Things that affect a car's value
Make and model
Equipment, such as air-conditioning and alloy wheels
Overall condition
Rarity of model

Remember, dealers price their cars higher as they need to cover their costs and make a profit. Private sellers don't have the same overheads, so make sure you price yours in-line with other private sellers.

The key is to price your car just above what you expect to receive, leaving room to negotiate as everyone likes to think they're getting a bargain.

Be realistic and don't overinflate your price – potential buyers will lose interest.

Top tips

Get a car valuation to find out its market value
Compare your car by looking at the price other people are asking for similarly equipped cars on
Car price guides can give you an indication of your car's value
Visit a dealer to get an idea of your car's trade-in value – anything you get over this will be a bonus

DISCLAIMER: This information is for advice and guidance purposes only. does not guarentee results.