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Old 02-17-2009, 10:34 AM   #1
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I can't post in car thread, so here goes.

Cars For Sale: Car Details - AutoTrader.com

Sorry about the long link, I checked it and it worked. This car is located in KY,

What do you think this car is worth?
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:39 AM   #2
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$4500.
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:44 AM   #3
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I'd go $5000
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:55 AM   #4
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I can't post in car thread, so here goes.

Cars For Sale: Car Details - AutoTrader.com

Sorry about the long link, I checked it and it worked. This car is located in KY,

What do you think this car is worth?
technically you cant post in the FS section until you have ten posts.

be aware that if you ***** yourself to 10 posts, you wont be able to post in any section for a very long time. (ban!)

black cars are a nightmare btw.
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I hate when people post that a car has 8K miles because the engine has an 8K rebuild.
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:16 PM   #6
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Default real mileage vs engine mileage

Thats a good point being made about the reference to 8k miles. How should a person take that into account when shopping for a car? Discount it and go by true mileage on car, or add value because it theoretically should have many more running miles?

P.S. Not trying to ***** posts. Trying to keep a low profile and ask honest questions. I though it would be ok to post these in noob section
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:21 PM   #7
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Thats a good point being made about the reference to 8k miles. How should a person take that into account when shopping for a car? Discount it and go by true mileage on car, or add value because it theoretically should have many more running miles?

P.S. Not trying to ***** posts. Trying to keep a low profile and ask honest questions. I though it would be ok to post these in noob section
"187k miles on car, 8k miles on rebuilt engine".
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:29 PM   #8
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He gives a ****-ton of details about the seats and headlights, but says nothing really about the turbo setup... no mention of any brand names or power output. In my opinion, a "fully built" engine would necessitate at least mentioning the brand names of the rods/pistons and skipping the huge problem of a rip in the seat... as if seats weren't $20 each.

He also doesn't have it in the Lexington Craigslist... which is pretty poor knowledge of how to sell a car in the internet. I never use Autotrader anymore on principle... they make you wait all the way until the last screen before clicking "buy" before telling you it's another $10 if you want any pictures... and you can't link anything in your ad. CL gives you an unlimited letter count, 4 pics, and you can link a dozen pics in the ad if you want.

I really don't know how Autotrader is still in business.

Bottom line about the car, he's $2500 overpriced on his asking price and will be lucky to get $5k.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:42 PM   #9
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I can't post in car thread, so here goes.

Cars For Sale: Car Details - AutoTrader.com

Sorry about the long link, I checked it and it worked. This car is located in KY,

What do you think this car is worth?
Here in Dallas the car would bring about 4500-7500 without turbo. And the turbo might hurt the sale. Everyone knows it has be hottrodded.
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