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Old 10-03-2008, 10:59 AM   #21
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$15,000 if I wanted to sell it. and the economy was fundamentally sound.

$18,000 to convince me to sell it.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:06 AM   #22
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I would probably sell mine for around $7000. That's probably what I'd get if I sold the expensive things seperately and the shell for like $2000.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:08 AM   #23
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I was thikning 7K before but now that the nose is damaged I am thinking 6K. I need it to actually sell.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:15 AM   #24
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Seriously. Pull what you can pull in a couple hours. Put the stock wheels on it. Remove any fancy braces you had. Pull the cold air intake. Pull anything that can easily be removed and the car could be sold without it. Put said items for sale for good price so they sell quick. You will make more money.
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:02 PM   #25
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I'm thinking of selling mine for liek 8-9K because I will be going up north to do CHP
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:24 PM   #26
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Just give me the 1.8 motor and we'll swap in my 130k mile 1.6 and some cash

That is a pretty well known car in this area, do you have it posted up anywhere?
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:29 PM   #27
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My miata isnt worth anything to me because whether I sell it or not wont effect my financial situation. So no matter what im keeping it.
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:54 PM   #28
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mine has no a/c or p/s, solid motor mounts, and is completly gutted, no matter what i ask for mine, i highly houbt anyone will buy it.
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:10 PM   #29
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ok I'll go down to 17,5K. car is daily driveable and solid. all creature comforts intact. spare wheels, short block, head, and parts to build them into awesomeness. woooo.
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:24 PM   #30
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I'd remove my hardtop and wheels and sell those seperately for a grand each and ask 7k for the car itself. I'd be too lazy to part it.
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:36 PM   #31
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Just give me the 1.8 motor and we'll swap in my 130k mile 1.6 and some cash

That is a pretty well known car in this area, do you have it posted up anywhere?
No I haven't posted it up yet. I wanted to see what the masses thought it was worth. Thanks for the acknowledgment, I havent been able to keep up with it since we moved.
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:59 PM   #32
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Never more than Bluebook for its mileage and condition. Sorry, but it's true. I can't stress this enough. People would like to think their car is worth the value of the car plus modifications but this is almost never the case.

There is only one type of person that can buy a modified car for more than Bluebook and that's a cash buyer- banks will only loan a max of 125% of Edmunds or Bluebook, and that's with really good credit. With the current financial crisis they're going to be even more strict about who they lend to and what percentage of the value they lend. I wouldn't be surprised if they begin only lending a max of 75% of a car's value on cars that are less than three years old.

So now that we know you need a cash buyer, we're talking about a certain kind of fool that buys something that's almost impossible to resell for the same price. Meaning they really have to want not only a modified Miata, they really have to want YOUR modified Miata. Color, the specific mods, the condition- the buyer is not going to settle for anything less than exactly what they want if they're plunking down a large sum of cash on something that in reality is worth a lot less. This limits you to very few people in the world.

The other type of person is even rarer- someone who happens to just see your car for sale, falls in love and also happens to have cash to burn. This happens on old muscle cars a lot but the Miata is not quite classic enough and is still seen as totally ******* homosexual to many people, unfortunately. Don't expect middle aged men having a mid-life to decide they want your fucked to death 1990 turbo Miata for $10,000.

This is why so many people part out their cars.
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:19 PM   #33
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borkap- that looks like a rougher version of enthuza chad's car...?
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:26 PM   #34
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borkap- that looks like a rougher version of enthuza chad's car...?
Wow good spot! Same car, rebuilt a few times but the same car.
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:41 PM   #35
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how much?

...more than you can afford, pal.





your car would probably be worth more if you took the poseur wheels off.
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Old 10-03-2008, 04:14 PM   #36
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how much?

...more than you can afford, pal.





your car would probably be worth more if you took the poseur wheels off.
wow........

Please god, I hope you didnt breed.

PM me and I'll clear you all up.
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Old 10-03-2008, 04:38 PM   #37
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pat, your car is definitely worth $7k, the hard part is finding the buyer willing to pay it.

id start by placing craigslist ads in all major metros around us and also in the classifieds on all the miata and local forums.

hate to see you sell it man
just get a part time job, or become a hooker
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Old 10-03-2008, 04:44 PM   #38
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I bought my '03 in 2004 with 13K miles for $16,000. Since then I've put about that much more into it... BEGI S5 $5K, Hydra $2.5K, Exhaust $1K, clutch $1K, shocks/springs $1K, wheels/tires $2K, rollbar etc.... No average Joe will want my car or care about the turbo etc. I DD it and it's fine and reliable but I seriously doubt I could get more than mid price blue book. I once tried to sell my car when it was stock and my best offer was $13K and it was in PERFECT shape then. There's a billion miatas out there and to most people, you'rs ain't special :`(
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Old 10-03-2008, 06:02 PM   #39
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I think the current insurance value is about $500.
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Old 10-03-2008, 06:21 PM   #40
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Yes, its always depressing to try to figure out how much your modded miata is worth on the market... its bearable if you part it out... just borrow a friend's garage?
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