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Some say there is an art to buying and selling cars. I’ve spoken about buying cars before, so, today I’m going to talk about selling. More specifically, how you can sell your car for as much money as possible:



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Make It Look Good

I always say that if you want you car to sell, you have to make it look good. There are two key things that make people take a second look at a car on sale. And they are the price and the looks. If you see a car for sale online, and it looks amazing in the pictures, you take a second glance. People will judge cars based on looks; it’s just a fact. If you advertise your car with a horrible picture, don’t expect to get a lot of money for it. But, make your car look brand new again, and you’ll have a good chance of getting a lot of cash.


The easiest way to make your car look good in photos is to give it a clean. Get the sponge and bucket out yourself or find a professional car cleaning service. If you choose the second option, you could get your car looking nicer and shinier. But, it will obviously cost money. Once it’s cleaned, you can work on the photos. Make sure you take pictures in good lighting, so your car looks crisp and cleansed.

Sell It Online

Sell your car online if you want to get the best price possible for it. Why? Because more people will see it if it’s advertised on the internet. There are loads of sites online dedicated to selling cars. People can advertise their vehicle, and others can browse for a new car. As there are more people looking for cars online, there’s more chance one will find yours. In fact, there’s more chance that multiple people will find your car and fight over the price!


If I were you, I’d put my car up on multiple sites. This gives you an even greater chance of securing a healthy sale. But, once you sell your car, make sure you remove it from every site.

Be Stubborn And Patient

If you want a certain amount for your car, then don’t rest until you get it. Be stubborn with the price you set for it. Don’t let people try and haggle the price down a bit so they get a better deal. When someone contacts you asking about your car, it means they’re interested. It means they can afford it, and they want to know a bit more. But, everyone will try and haggle to save money. My advice is to stay stubborn and don’t stray from your asking price.


Similarly, be patient when selling. If no one is interested in your car now, that doesn’t mean they won’t be in a month or two. Don’t drop the price if you think it’s reasonable, be patient!


Follow this advice if you want to sell your car and get plenty of money for it!


Audi has launched some impressive cars over the years. There is one model that you seldom see motoring websites talk much about. It’s a car that a lot of people secretly long for! The car in question is the Audi S8.



It’s one of those models that deserves more than a mention from the motoring fraternity. Maybe they think people are only interested in sports cars? I don’t know. But, today, I am going to dedicate a blog post to the mighty Audi S8.



Undoubtedly you are a car enthusiast just like me. And you’ll know about the model I am talking about. How much do you know about the Audi S8? And why does it have to be a “dirty little secret” among car fans? Let’s remind ourselves of why we wish to have the S8 in our performance car collection.



It’s a car only those with style and panache will buy


People with almost limitless bank balances often buy cars like Range Rovers and Ferrari’s. Don’t get me wrong; there’s nothing bad about those particular vehicles. It’s just that they aren’t to everyone’s tastes.


If money’s no object, only the discerning motorist will opt for an Audi S8. It’s a somewhat exclusive car that you seldom see on the road. And that’s one of the big appeals to us, of course.



It’s got a powerful beating heart



The Audi S8 might be a large saloon and rather heavy. But, that doesn’t mean it can’t pounce on its prey like a lion! Audi has chosen to use the brilliant 4.0-litre TFSI V8 with an eight-speed automatic box.



Its beating heart is a twin-turbo monster that delivers an impressive 512 brake horsepower. Put your foot down in this car, and you’ll hit 60 mph in a mere 4.1 seconds. This is supercar territory!



Of course, supercars come with a high price tag! The bad news is an Audi S8 isn’t that much cheaper than one. Still, on that subject, the current generation has been in production since 2012. That means you’ll find some used cars for sale so you can save some cash on the purchase price.



The only downside is that fuel economy is pretty dire at 29 MPG combined. But that’s probably why there’s a 90-litre fuel tank! Still, if you wanted frugality, you should go and buy something like a Toyota Prius instead.



There’s no manual transmission option with the S8. Instead, you’ve got the eight-speed dual-clutch DSG. As you may well know, it’s a Tiptronic unit rather than a standard automatic. Most high-performance cars these days come with Tiptronic gearboxes. There’s nothing unusual here with the Audi S8.



Connected to the drivetrain is the famed Quattro 4×4 system. It works well on the Audi S8 and is excellent even in wet weather. This is not a car that will surprise you at speed.





Should you go out and buy one?

If you’ve got the cash available and the driveway space, why not! You get a lot of car for your money. And, despite its premium nature, it doesn’t cost a fortune to maintain.