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  • jprocjproc Posts: 133
    I've also been thinking about a convert and looking at the 08 128 and EOS. However they both get pretty bad reliability ratings from consumer reports. Any insight on that?

    They are both sweet looking rides but an unreliable foreign car is a looming money disaster.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,430
    edited October 2013
    I have read of some folding top issues with the EOS. No idea what's wrong with the 128. My 135 was problematic, but that's a different animal, as all the problems were engine related.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • jprocjproc Posts: 133
    thx. I've really got the urge to get another convert-drove em for about 15 years and miss having one
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,677
    Living down here in South Florida, a drop top is the perfect vehicle, especially as a 3rd which is something I'd love actually. Convincing the other half would be the problem but I see many in Autotrader that really hit the mark. Like the BMW's also and could probably pick up a very nice one for a decent price I'd suspect and realize that they can get to be a money pit if one picks the wrong one. I'm always looking so if I do find one, and convince the other half, I definitely would jump!

    The Sandman

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Do you actually plan to use that back seat?

    I shopped arounda lot and the cars you mention couldn't even fit my pre-teen kids.

    I gave up and got a Miata. The Chrysler is an option, and the Audi A5 is decent. The rest are penalty boxes, especially the Mini and 1 series.
  • robbiegrobbieg Posts: 327
    My kids are pretty small (6 and 5) so we would/could use a tiny back seat. Basically we would put them back there to drive to the pool. Which is about 5 minutes from our house. Otherwise, the car would be driven to work by either my wife or me.

    A neighbor just got a Miata as a toy. And a Miata would be great since it would fit in our garage easily. However, it would be nice if the family could ride in the "toy" every so often.
  • breldbreld Posts: 1,325
    How about an older 3-series 'vert? I picked one up earlier this year - an '05 330ci. Mine has 74k miles, but there are others out there in the 50k's or even lower. Generally being a "toy" car, it's not too hard to find one with low miles.

    My 8 and 10 year old boys can ride in the back seat for an "around-town" trip. In fact, they're pretty comfortable - at 6' 3", I'm the one who's punished, since I have to put my seat so far forward.

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

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,724
    With kids that young, you don't want to go too fast with them in the back.
    Get a Mustang V8, sounds great even when driving slow. :)
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,629
    basic boring Corolla. AT. about 102K on it. Nice and clean, good body, tires, like new inside. Doesn't have any needs. Once detailed will show spiffy. Light mint green with a light interior. In NY burbs.

    Looking for a retail #, not going to be traded in.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (daughter stole that one), and 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again)

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,430
    Selling or buying?

    If you are selling... well, its a Corolla. It would trade for $3500-$4k, auction for $5k, and hit a dealer's lot probably for $8995. I'd be bold and try for $7995, but, when push comes to shove, cutting it loose for $6k has to be an option.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • Trying to sell an '81 280zx, 52,3xx , 5spd, 2 seater. Car has been garaged kept for 15 years. Was hit and partially repainted 20 years ago. T-tops don't leak, everything electric works, tires,brakes,battery and altenator all new. Runs great, no odd noises or fluid leaks. It was a gift to my kids, we need something more logical for them. Any idea of a trade in or retail if I sell it myself? THANKS!!
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,629
    it would be selling. Thanks for the info. Just wanted to have a baseline in case it becomes an issue.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (daughter stole that one), and 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again)

  • steine13steine13 Posts: 2,411
    Maybe I'm getting cheap in my old age, but at ten years and one hundred k miles, six big ones is already a stretch. $7995 even as an asking price is not realistic.

    Though... In THIS market, who knows..

    -Mathias
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,629
    Seemed ambitious to me. But, he is the master. And it is a Yota, so people do silly things.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (daughter stole that one), and 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again)

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,430
    It is what it is. If dealers are paying $5k at auction... well, there ya have it.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,430
    Its worthless as a trade. You HAVE to sell this yourself. Really totally depends on how it shows. With those miles, the fans will be all over it.

    I couldn't even guess as to a number. Check the Z boards and look at what folks are asking for others and price it accordingly.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,890
    Might also give Shifty a shout over on the Classic Cars board:
    http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.ee92042/

    Could be out of his range of expertise, but he deals with a lot of oddball vehicles.

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  • sunny48sunny48 Posts: 24
    What would a fully loaded Prius IV be worth as a trade in? Edmunds site will not allow me to use it to find out. It's not working. Kelly Blue Book says its worth $16,000 even with 58,000 miles on it. The dealer says its only worth $13,000 which I think is too low.

    Thanks in advance.

    Location: NY
    Year/Make/Model: 2010 Prius 4
    Body Style: hatchback
    Engine: hybrid 4 cylinder
    Driveline:
    Mileage: 58,000
    Color: black/ dark grey
    Major Options: solar roof package, Navigation system, Sirus radio, hand-free phone, back up camera, safety connect, illuminated sills, Preferred accessory pkg, leather heated seats

    Condition: very good, never had body work, no dents or dings
    clean inside
    Tires - new 2013
    Brakes - good
    Maintenance - well maintained at one dealership,
    Other: no damage or insurance claims
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,724
    What are you looking swap into?
    It might help to know what brand you are looking at.
    Your car seems like a pretty good trade in.
  • sunny48sunny48 Posts: 24
    I'm looking at a new Prius V, either a 2013 or 2014. We were offered a 2013 for $30,005 MSRP with the Advanced Tec package for $4,320 and a few other options for a total of $35,427, including delivery. A promotion offers 0% financing, which we have already and like.

    KBB says our current Prius should be worth $16,000 for a trade in, while we are only being offered 13,000. The dealer says we could get into the new car for nothing down and a $60 higher monthly payment, but I think we are being taken on the value of our trade in.
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 4,139
    "The dealer says we could get into the new car for nothing down and a $60 higher monthly payment, but I think we are being taken on the value of our trade in."

    Danger, Will Robinson! If you're looking at the monthly payment rather than the individual components, they're probably taking you on the trade in, interest rate, and various other bogus fees.
  • sebring95sebring95 Posts: 3,233
    Also I see you're quoting MSRP but surely that's not the selling price. Right??
  • sunny48sunny48 Posts: 24
    I suspect so. We called this morning at 9:05 to tell the dealer that unless we got a better deal we were no longer interested. We told them the KBB price and I have also gotten a NADA price which was $1500 higher. The salesman said he'd speak to his manager. We haven't heard back. I'll be calling a some other dealers.
  • sunny48sunny48 Posts: 24
    Sadly, that is what was given to my hubby who's an honest, straight forward guy, just the sort a dealership can take advantage of. I've asked him not to agree to anything until we did some research.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,430
    It is a bit low, although I'm not terribly surprised at their number given the glut of them on the used market. They should, however, be able to give $14k for it. $13k is a "below average condition" number, so it sounds like they are just trying to play it safe rather than "take you for a ride."

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,430
    just going by the truecar.com number, $3k off MSRP should be your minimum goal for the new one.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • sunny48sunny48 Posts: 24
    Interesting that there is a glut as my husband was sent a letter saying they needed used Priuses and are offering 0% financing if he traded in for a new one. I guess it was just a come on which only makes their low trade in offer smart more. The car looks new inside and out, has never had any body work done and is definitely not in "average" condition or of average value as it is fully loaded, not a basic model.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,430
    I guess it was just a come on

    Yes, it was. A very very common promotion. I get at least one of those a week, and most are for vehicles I don't even own anymore.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • sebring95sebring95 Posts: 3,233
    Very common promotion as mentioned....and VERY successful. I had a coworker get sucked into this awhile back...promo said they needed her Pontiac G6. Sure they do!!
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,890
    I got one recently stating they NEED my Infiniti G35 as a trade-in. It was totaled in December 2010, so they are welcome to it, though I suspect by now it's more of a "compact" sedan.

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