How do i get rid of my old diesel?
On the monitor, a number is displayed: 6365 euro. sven burkhardt looks at it, when you quit a dentist appointment. painful it will be, this is the diesel driver at the latest now clear. a minute ago, he taps the data of the vw golf in the sales portal wirkaufendeinauto.de (wkda) is: 1.6 liter. year of build 2013. 155 850 kilometers. he wants to get rid of the variant as quickly as possible. the 6365 euro are the initial non-binding assessment of wkda. the 30-year-old is horrified: “normally, this car is about 9000 euro value!”
Since driving bans on diesel threaten, let them only with much effort or high discounts move. burkhardt is one of the millions of diesel-owners, the need to decide what you do with your old car: keep, or get rid of? if you are looking for fast separation, lands more and more frequently in the case of internet portals, the promise for hard-to-over-the-counter models of a speedy settlement. but what are they good for? and how drastic the price drop really is?
Burkhardt’s golf parked in front of the door of his family house in the lower rhine town of korschenbroich – well-kept platinum grey metallic paint, stands on the back seat of the child seat from daughter leonie. “we would prefer to keep the car,” says burkhardt. “cruise control, navigation system, automatic – everything has to travel with the family comfortably.” but euro-5 diesel as his could be locked to a judgment of the federal administrative court soon because of their nitrogen oxide emissions from polluted inner cities out. the industrial mechanic must but to work every day to krefeld.
However, while the range of more or less old diesel engines on the online markets is increasing, is broke, according to adac, the demand for diesel within a year about half. ferdinand dudenhöffer, an expert at the university of duisburg-essen, says: “the risk of 2000 euro loss per vehicle effect of prohibited on the average.” this year, the prices would fall again by at least 15 percent. on the streets of germany with 12.5 million diesel that do not meet the new euro 6 standard. in 2000, euro value loss per car can mean a total loss of up to 25 billion. and in the case of car drivers, which have nothing to do with the manipulations in the case of emission measurements, to ensure that the requirements for air were ignored attitude in cities for many years.
The plight of the diesel-driver services, such as wkda just right. the daughter of a berlin-based start-ups auto1.com that also operates jetztautoverkaufen.de offers a deal: we carry the cross of the sale, you just have to stop the hand. “sell your car without compromises”. the embassies of other selling portals similar sound seductive. “so simple it can be to sell your car”, advertises the düsseldorf-based auction house ichwillmeinautoloswerden.de. and carsale24 from hamburg, germany, which is twinned with meinautomakler.de promises: “in just a few steps to success”.
Basically, cars can actually be faster to sell. because the web portals, you tend to convey to dealers in the whole of europe – preferably where environmental pollution is through traffic is not an issue. according to the statisticians of autoscout24, the demand for german diesel engines from austria, poland, romania, or france has increased significantly. gert schleichert from the auto club europa (ace) provides the seller more than cash cows: “the operator of the portals want cheap shopping, the profit lies in purchasing. particularly, in the present situation, where the diesel has got into disrepute.”
Sven burkhardt has been trying for weeks, the gulf on the website mobile.de to push off. initially, he asked for 9200 euro. “zero reaction.” then he went down to 1000 euro. “also zero serious buyers.” the trouble was not in sight. because when he bought the golf, was one of the blue motion model to the environmentalists under the cars. now a killer image weighs on him. because older diesel launch, especially a lot of nitrogen oxides, which are made for diseases, and even the premature death of thousands of responsible. again and again the limits have been tightened.