Sell my Ford Fiesta: 6 things you need to know to get the best price
Want to sell your car? Here’s our guide to how you can get the best price when selling your Ford Fiesta.
If it’s time to sell your old motor you’re no doubt wondering: ‘how do I get the best possible price when I sell my Ford Fiesta?’
The short answer is that you’ll need to cut out the middleman and sell your car yourself.
If you’re buying another car, you could part exchange your Fiesta, however, this may come with the lowest price tag.
One easy option, and a way to get a good price for your Ford Fiesta, is to sell it to one of the car buying sites.
Sell My Car Guide has all the answers you need.
How much is my Ford Fiesta worth?
How much your Ford Fiesta is worth depends on the make and model, age of your car and its condition.
If you want a rough idea of your Fiesta’s value, you can look at an online car valuation service.
We used Parkers to check the price range for a second-hand Ford Fiesta.
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To get a better idea of how much you can expect when selling your Ford Fiesta to a car-buying site, we’ve done the work for you, checking five Ford Fiestas across six different car-buying sites: Motorway, Webuyanycar, Cazoo**, Arnold Clark, Wewantanycar and Money4yourMotors.
Sell my Ford Fiesta: who will give me the best price?
|Ford Fiesta Zetec Turbo 2016 1.0 Hatchback Petrol||Ford Fiesta Titanium 2013 1.0 Hatchback Petrol||Ford Fiesta Zetec Auto 2012 1.4 Hatchback Petrol||Ford Fiesta Zetec Turbo Auto 1.0 2017 Hatchback Petrol||Ford Fiesta Edge Auto 2010 1.4 Hatchback Petrol||Average price for all models**|
|Motorway||£5,941||£4,430||£3,515||£7,626||Unable to quote due to high mileage||£4,629|
|Cazoo*||£6,550||£3,850||£2,900||Unable to offer valuation||£1,875||£4,433|
*Cazoo prices are based on one owner, full service history and ‘good’ condition
**We’ve excluded any columns where any provider couldn’t offer a quote
It’s quick and easy to get an instant on-screen price with these car-buying sites, however, some will want more details before quoting than others.
Motorway will only ask for your registration and mileage before giving an on-screen price, while others like Wewantanycar and Webuyanycar want details including your email, mobile number and postcode, and with Money4YourMotors, you have to tick a box agreeing to calls and emails, before getting your on-screen valuation.
While Motorway offered the top price for three of our five Ford Fiestas, it wouldn’t quote on our oldest model, with 120,000 on the clock.
Cazoo didn’t quote a price for our Ford Fiesta Zetec Turbo 2017, with 50,000 mileage, saying it was ‘unable to offer a valuation’.
We also worked out the average price quoted across all five Ford Fiesta models, (excluding instances where one site couldn’t quote us a price), to compare offers across all the car-buying sites.
In this instance Motorway came out top, offering £120 more than the next best ‘average’ price offered by both Money4yourMotors and Wewantanycar and £708 more compared to Arnold Clark, which came out with the lowest average price.
Importantly there was no single company that always made the highest offer.
This is why we at Sell My Car Guide always recommend you take the time to get quotes from a few different car-buying sites, especially as some companies may be in the market for older or high-mileage cars, and promise to buy ‘anything’ while others, like Motorway or Cazoo tend to prefer vehicles in good condition with lower mileage.
Here’s a list of all your options:
Key considerations before selling your Ford Fiesta: fees, collection & more
When comparing offers from car-buying sites, it pays to look beyond the headline price and factor in any fees, as these can vary significantly.
The most common one to watch for is an ‘administration fee’, which is when a company essentially charges you for the pleasure of selling your own car to them.
You might also have to pay a ‘collection fee’ if you want the ease of a home collection, instead of driving your car to a drop-off centre.
Any fees payable are deducted from the final price paid.
Some sites like Motorway (site pictured below) and Carwow are totally fee-free.
Others, such as Cazoo have a £49 fee and will also charge you £149+ if you want your car collected.
Car-buying sites: who charges fees and who collects?
There isn’t really any consistency across the market so, to save you some time, we’ve put together this table showing 0which companies offer a collection service along with any selling fees.
Be sure to factor these in when choosing which site to sell your Ford Fiesta to.
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Sell my Ford Fiesta: what documents will I need?
Before selling your Fiesta, it’s worth checking you have all the necessary documents as failing to show one of them could mean a lower price, or you may be unable to sell your car.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- At least one set of keys;
- MOT certificate;
- Logbook (also known as a V5C document);
- Service history (ideally stamped by the dealer);
- Receipts for any work done, parts purchased, recent repairs etc.
What must I do after I sell my Ford Fiesta?
After selling your car, you must tell the DVLA that you no longer own the car.
You can do this either by filling in the relevant section of the V5C log book and sending it to the DVLA or completing a form online.
You should also ask your insurance company to cancel your existing policy, as you may be due a refund, minus any policy admin fee.
And you should get a refund for any full months of vehicle tax left on the vehicle. This will be done automatically once the DVLA get a notification that you no longer own the vehicle and will be sent as a cheque.
**Cazoo’s quote system requires additional information beyond simply the reg number and mileage. We’ve tried to match this to the most common seller scenario, but it’s worth keeping in mind the comparison isn’t exactly like-for-like