So I'm currently after a new set of wheels and quite by chance came across an Audi Q5 that ticked every box even though I was actually looking for an Octavia VRS hatch. The Q5 was perfect; 5 years old, the right colour (white), the right model (S Line), exact spec (pan roof, DSG), from a good reputable indie quite nearby instead of Scotland, had a warranty and fully HP, mileage checked, only 1 previous owner, full service history, the lot. It was high mileage at 140k but I can live with that for a 5 year old car with motorway miles. Best of all the price was an incredible steal at just £11k, similar cars are going for at least a few grand more for a much older model and that's for the very few cars of the exact same spec available in the whole country. Plenty of metallic blacks and greys but hardly any polar whites and those with a DSG and pan roof are rarer than hens teeth. Saw the ad on a Saturday evening, had a think about it on Sunday (wasn't really looking for a Q5 until I saw it) and called on Monday only to find it has been sold. What's bugging me is that the car had been on sale for a few weeks but I only saw it on the Saturday as I hadn't considered a Q5 before and now I'm gutted it's gone even though I never saw it because I can't find the exact same spec car without paying 5 grand more for an older model. Part of me is thinking that even if I had called on Sunday for a viewing, quite likely it would have already been sold, another part is saying "you fool DG, you shoulda called on Saturday evening using the 24/7 mobile given on the ad and slapped down a deposit to reserve" and the other part is saying that the car must have been Cat D or a rebuild or something as the incredible price really was too good to be true. Deals like this are few and far between so there's got to be a reason even though the ad was very detailed. Which one is it and should I be gutted? I don't think I'll ever find the same car at this price again. And is just me or has the price of used cars shot up?