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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,673
    ehhh... that's about right. 2 automatics with 76k miles each his $32k. The lone 6-spd with 78k fetched $35k.

    Your friend's has lower miles.

    BUT, I'm sure a Porsche dealer is looking to pay a few thousand less on a trade.

    '13 Stang GT; '15 Fit; '98 Volvo S70; '14 Town&Country

  • steine13steine13 Posts: 2,426
    Thanks for the quick answer!
    My friend is not looking to trade -- he just bought the car from a dealer in Chicago. He paid 35 thousand dollars for it. It sounds like he got a great deal.

    Cheers -Mathias
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 31,124
    edited October 2013
    Dang! I was hoping to get an insider deal..

    I have to say, that's pretty cheap for a 7 yr old 911...

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  • breldbreld Posts: 1,443
    You know the story from the CCBA forum - hit me with the reality on a trade for (in Denver):

    2013 Hyundai Veloster
    Blue, base model with auto trannie. No additional option packages.
    5k miles. Condition as you'd expect - practically new.

    Possible candidates (auction and what say you for good price offer):

    2010 VW Jetta SE w/auto
    Blue exterior/Black leatherette. 30k miles. CPO at VW dealer.

    2011 VW Golf base model w/auto
    Gray exterior/black cloth. 28k miles. CPO at VW dealer.

    2005 Acura TSX non-nav w/auto
    Light Blue exterior/Gray leather. 33k miles. At an Acura dealer, but obviously too old for CPO.

    Thanks for your help!

    2011 BMW 535xi - 2015 GTI - 2008 A3 - 2009 Ody

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,673
    edited October 2013
    Hyundai ~$15k
    Jetta ~$10.5k ... CPO? $14k?
    Golf 2-door?? about the same as the Jetta.
    TSX I can't help much with given the crazy low miles. Best ones with ~60k sell for $10.5 as well. sooo... I dunno... $12k? $13k? Retail for $15k?

    '13 Stang GT; '15 Fit; '98 Volvo S70; '14 Town&Country

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 15,660
    I wouldn't pay 15K for a 2005 TSX. Heck, you might get a new leftover 2013 for 25K. They can barely give those things away now.

    2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4i Limited Tech (mine), 2013 Acura RDX (wife's) and 2007 Volvo S40 (daughters college car)

  • breldbreld Posts: 1,443
    Awesome - thanks for the reply. Pretty close to what I figured. $15k on the Hyundai would be a 10% loss - I can stomach that.

    As much as my wife and I like hatchbacks, my stepdaughter actually likes the sedans more, so I think a jetta will be the answer. Plenty of them out there, so that's easy. We'll have her look at the tsx too, but I'm kinda with stickguy - unless they come way down on price, I feel better about the 3 year old VW than the 8 year old Acura, given the same cost.

    Thanks again.

    2011 BMW 535xi - 2015 GTI - 2008 A3 - 2009 Ody

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 4,220
    Those are crazy low miles on the TSX, but you're also dealing with that crazy high Honda/Acura resale value. I think the first gen TSX also has a pretty dedicated following.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 31,124
    Well.. in my experience, Jettas are always driven by hot chicks..

    Not sure you want to put that stigma on your daughter... ;-)

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  • breldbreld Posts: 1,443
    Well, shoot, if I tell her that, then the deal is probably all but done on a Jetta! : )

    2011 BMW 535xi - 2015 GTI - 2008 A3 - 2009 Ody

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    For whatever reason I've observed the same thing.
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,913
    That's probably just the impression you got after seeing me drive around in my Jetta in the mid-2000's. :)

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Oh, that was you? ;)
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,913
    Yeah, and it ended up just being too much awesomeness in such a small space, so I had to balance out the universe and get a minivan.

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  • sebring95sebring95 Posts: 3,233
    So the lesson here is...let your hot daughter drive a Jetta and she'll be knocked up in no time? Marketing genius!! Why do you think VW started selling minivans?
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 15,660
    That is why my little blond princess drives a Volvo. Who wants a woman that drives a Volvo?

    2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4i Limited Tech (mine), 2013 Acura RDX (wife's) and 2007 Volvo S40 (daughters college car)

  • I don't know if its a coincidence or not, but my now-wife was driving was a 2004 Jetta when we started dating. I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'.
  • breldbreld Posts: 1,443
    Whoa! Knocked up?!!? Definitely not going the jetta route! : )

    2011 BMW 535xi - 2015 GTI - 2008 A3 - 2009 Ody

  • breldbreld Posts: 1,443
    Okay Q,

    One more, maybe final candidate (as discussed on the CCBA forum):

    2008 Audi A3 2.0T FWD automatic (s-tronic)
    Blue exterior/beige leather
    37k miles
    Premium package, cold weather, pano sunroof.
    Overall good condition, though it does have a small scrape on the front bumper.
    Clean, one owner carfax.

    At an Acura dealer, so not CPO.

    Deal on the table (that we walked away from) is the Veloster plus $1,000. Figuring the $15k value on the Hyundai, they're at $16k for the Audi - I guesstimated a trade value of $13k on the A3, and pushed for a straight swap, but dealing stalled at the $1,000. Uncharacteristic of us, we walked away to think about it, but are strongly considering it.

    Thoughts on the A3 pricing? Thanks!

    2011 BMW 535xi - 2015 GTI - 2008 A3 - 2009 Ody

  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,811
    I'd go for this vehicle personally, but the kid has told you and you keep asking...her answer is always the same here. Methinks y'all want the vehicle and aren't listening here,,,make the kid happy and get her what SHE wants because trust me, in a few weeks or so y'all are going to find something else to purchase. Or better yet, purchase this for yourselves and get her what she wants and then cut an older one from the herd. It is time to move on this already!

    The Sandman

    2015 Audi A3 (wife)/2015 Golf SE (me)/2009 Nissan Versa SL Hatch (daughter #1)/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,811
    I'd go for this vehicle personally, but the kid has told you and you keep asking...her answer is always the same here. Methinks y'all want the vehicle and aren't listening here,,,make the kid happy and get her what SHE wants because trust me, in a few weeks or so y'all are going to find something else to purchase. Or better yet, purchase this for yourselves and get her what she wants and then cut an older one from the herd. It is time to move on this already!

    The Sandman

    2015 Audi A3 (wife)/2015 Golf SE (me)/2009 Nissan Versa SL Hatch (daughter #1)/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,673
    I'm going to do you a favor and not tell you. Kid wants a Jetta. Don't make another mistake. ;)

    '13 Stang GT; '15 Fit; '98 Volvo S70; '14 Town&Country

  • breldbreld Posts: 1,443
    Makes sense Sandy, and you're definitely right that we (my wife and I) like the car. We did have a non-persuasive talk with her last night where she stated she likes the Audi better, but that since she also liked the Jetta, she figured we should save the money (nice girl). When we told her that financially there was little or no difference between the two, she admitted she liked the Audi.

    I shared this on CCBA, but since I started it here, I'll quickly share some results from our shopping this past weekend, taking into account Q's advice:

    The Jetta we liked (2010 Jetta LE, 29k miles) came to a deal of our Hyundai plus $1,500. We were working with the manager we know well, so feel comfortable this was their best offer (and they let us walk). That was compared to Q's advice of $1,000 BACK to us for the deal.

    We saw the Audi A3 at the Acura dealer while we were checking out the TSX. After some back and forth, we got to a deal of our Hyundai plus $1,000 for the A3 (2008 FWD, Auto, 37k miles).

    Not to say we couldn't find a better deal on a Jetta, but the deal on the Audi seems to be a better relative value.

    Thanks for the feedback!

    2011 BMW 535xi - 2015 GTI - 2008 A3 - 2009 Ody

  • breldbreld Posts: 1,443
    Awww - c'mon.

    Am I to take that as it is indeed a good deal on the Audi? : )

    2011 BMW 535xi - 2015 GTI - 2008 A3 - 2009 Ody

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,673
    edited October 2013
    I hadn't even looked before.

    Miles are ultra-low compared to the others that have gone through. Closest had 48k miles and reported as above average. That got $14k. The only blue one had 74k and got $13,600.

    so I think it is a real strong offer.

    '13 Stang GT; '15 Fit; '98 Volvo S70; '14 Town&Country

  • breldbreld Posts: 1,443
    Alright - thanks for the info and the advice.

    2011 BMW 535xi - 2015 GTI - 2008 A3 - 2009 Ody

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Get the Audi and you weed out all the broke college boys, too. ;)
  • robbiegrobbieg Posts: 327
    Thinking we might get a 3rd car/toy over the winter. Anyway, would like a convertible with a back seat. My wife likes BMWs. So, what do you think a 2008 128i convertible (either a stick or slusbox) goes for with reasonable miles 50,000-60,000. In Pittsburgh, could we expect to get it for under 18,000?

    Is the Mini Convertible a better buy at this price point? Am I missing something out there?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,673
    Of course, there are many choice out there, but if your wife likes BMWs, then it seems you may have no choice.

    Might not be alot of choose from in Pittsburgh. Winter would be the time to buy it, though. I see a few with mileage in the 50k-70k range in the warmer states that are right around $15k at the block, so your pricepoint could be had from the right dealer at the right time.

    Personally, I'd probably take a look at the EOS, too. I'm not sure of the reliability of the folding hardtop, but there are several right around that same auction value for '08s, but with lower miles, such as a silver one with 41k that went through PA recently. This is a 4-cyl Luxury model, BTW. The Komfort model is quite a bit cheaper. That one in PA with 67k only got $11k.

    Another favorite of mine is the Volvo C70. Again, you get the hardtop, but you get a more generous back seat. Might be a tad more expensive, depending on the options. I see one with 58k that got $15,500, but one with 52k that hit $17k.

    '13 Stang GT; '15 Fit; '98 Volvo S70; '14 Town&Country

  • robbiegrobbieg Posts: 327
    Thanks Q. My wife is afraid of VWs after my GTI. Seriously, how could the glove box break?

    I agree there aren't a ton of any of these out there right now in the Burgh.

    We will need a 3rd car next summer. Our options are to buy one of these or lease something small and fun.

    Thanks again.
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