Not many models of any type can claim to be under-booked at present – but the classy-looking new Galant estate is certainly one of them.
We tried to buy a mint 97R 2-litre GLS estate with 18k for book the other day – but both leading guides sounded way too cheap to me. Sure enough, several dealers were already in with bids of around £13,000. They reckoned they could retail it several times over for close to £15,000.
If anything the 2.5-litre is even stronger, with a choice auto on 97P with 17k trading-on for £13,900 last week. Similarly the Mazda 323F is scarce on late letter and beating the guides quite easily if straight. The V6 GLX/ZXi is particularly wanted for retail and I have yet to see a clean, average mileage example trade for under £8,000.
We recorded a pretty blue ZXi on 96N with 35k moving in the trade for a strong £10,500, to be rapidly retailed for £11,795.