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      01-14-2013, 02:36 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Kerr View Post
All the values seem to have gone up. They have been doing so for quite some time.

A quick search of autotrader only shows up 3 335i coupe under 3 year old. Is my filter not working?

One is 23.5k and one 25k with low spec and both on 60 plates.

The other is a 62 plate with 10 miles on the clock for 31k which seems better value than a 3 year old car for the above prices.
Your search isn't broken. Most people don't trade their cars in under 3 years and there wont be a huge amount of fleet 335d due to tax. Also Autotrader's search is very primitive and doesn't actually work based on car age. Towards the end of the year cars registered in the year that was 3 years ago that are over 3 years old will still appear on Autotrader. When you go from 2012 to 2013 every car registered in 2009 gets wiped out including ones that are way over three years old or just a day over.

So for example a 58 plate registered on 1st Jan 2009 would be present on Autotrader as under 3 years old until Dec 31st 2012 even though it is 4 years old the next day. That car would be listed as under 3 years old for all of 2012 despite the fact that it is over 3 years old technically. A 58 plate registered on 31st Dec 2008 would never appear as under 3 years old in 2012.

So as you can see that one day of difference in registration makes a huge difference and as the year goes on more cars are available for the under 3 years old category.