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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,585
    you need to have good pictures. I pretty much disregard ads without them. Detailed description is important too. highlight everything that has been done to it, etc.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,023
    Yes, pictures are a must. Don't be so quick to lower the price, just put a note best offer/negotiable. Quite a few years back I had an 89 Town Car in impeccable shape (actually a Florida car) that I wanted to sell as I was buying a home and it was my toy car. I put it for sale at $500 above high book value and got it.

    1999 Chevy S10 / 2004 Merc Grand Marquis / 2012 Buick LaCrosse

  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,578
    Pics are up and the price is now $9995 but negotiable and I am done! Now I just wait and see what happens. Plan to take some more outside shots tomorrow and then add them. It's in great shape and runs well with low miles for the year...a real cream puff! Someone is going to get a real bargain if they want to because I am ready to let it go now...no longer emotionally involved with it anymore...finally. I am ready for my next and first lux vehicle if it's meant to be. If not, maybe I'll just replace the head unit and keep her a couple more years...I am truly flexible here but I do want to sell it...now! But the new head unit could be fun to...SAT radio could be a nice change for me...and a lot less expensive to!

    The Sandman

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

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,585
    if you do keep it, a new headunit can certainly make a big difference. Bluetooth and XM is pretty common now.

    you already have the amp, so that should carry over. Only other thing to do is upgrade the speakers if you did not already. That can also make a huge difference.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,578
    Added tweeters years ago as the LX didn't come with them thought the place was there for them. And yes, replaced the 4 speakers at the same time before the amp went in. There was a big difference with the aftermarket speakers and the tweeters and was happy for awhile but it needed that extra punch of power and the MXP amp I got really did the trick...get full rich sound and even at high volume, little to no distortion at all. I got what I wanted and the price was under $1k for it all. Adding a new head unit with the modern inputs for my multiple devices and possibly SAT radio would bring me to the next level in a cheaper way truth be told as the new vehicles I am considering already have all this stuff included. So I still get where I want to be entertainment wise but I keep the same driving experience and spend less upfront...way less. And keep the other half off my back even though she'll complain as to why I did ANYTHING! But hey, sometimes ya just gotta throw the 'ole dog a bone to keep 'em happy. Best case scenario is to just hear..."that's nice" for once and move on. We no longer use the Mazda when we go out due to it's high miles and wonkey a/c unit...we take my car every time now so she will see it, hear it and probably [non-permissible content removed] about it...I just can't win here!!!

    The Sandman

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

  • robbiegrobbieg Posts: 323
    Right now we have an Odyssey and we are thinking we need a new to us people mover. Anyway, a ways back I checked on prices for 2010 Odysseys and, from memory, they were under 24000 for loaded ones with low miles. Anyway, we might have to buy/lease a small 3rd car so gas mileage on the people mover may not be that much of an issue since it would only be used to move people locally and not used as a commuter. So, a Suburban may not that offensive to our wallet since it wont' be used for a commute. So, trying to figure out if they are even in the same ball park price wise as an Odyssey. Scanning the ads they seem to be priced really high.

    So, this is the cheapest one I can find and it isn't even that local. Anyway, I still think it is fairly high.

    2010 Suburban LS 1500 4x4
    Black
    56K miles.

    They are asking 25000.

    In Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Bham, Al
    2011 Chevy tahoe
    4 Dr Lt
    5.3 Auto
    RWD
    39k
    White/tan
    Z-71, leather , back up cam, power seats, blue tooth
    Couple ding, passenger mirror broke glass
    Tires less then 25% remaining
    Brakes ok
    Maintenance so/so record

    Thanks for your input
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,894
    only about $7k-$8k on a trade.

    how good of a friend? ;)

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,894
    $17-$18k trade, $21k PP, $22k-23k retail.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,894
    $25k, give or take a nickel

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • robbiegrobbieg Posts: 323
    Thanks. That is sort of what I was thinking.

    The LS Suburbans are hard to find.
  • veersveers Posts: 79
    Ouch. KBB Good condition trade in is $10,600 and private party is $12,000. Dealers were offering me $8,000 I thought they were fleecing me. Why is the market for these so weak? I looked for used ones on autotrader, craigslist, etc... and you aren't getting this car for less than $12,500.

    My friend is offering $10,750, I thought that was pretty light, but it sounds like It's not going to be easy to get anything close to this from a dealer, right?
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,578
    Q, no bites at my $9995 price as of yet except from that company that wants $200 upfront to advertise it for sale. Obviously it is priced too high for the market but noticed the other Civics with more miles and less $ still aren't moving either. And the dealers are offering stupid money on trade so I hate to just give the sucker away. And now think I'm deciding that a Tuscon might be the best of both worlds vehicle wise for my next vehicle...not as lux as the Verano but better ingress/egress and mileage plus possibly a better price point. And with the '15's having the mid-cycle refresh, might just wait it out and keep the current rig until then and live with the factory head unit as I am getting my SAT radio fix from my rental car gig.
    What say the guru on my next move here? After a week, should I just lower the price to $9k and do another week or two with that? Don't want to drop it too low too soon here again because I ain't giving it away and don't need to do this yet. I will be passing the 50k milestone probably by the end of February since I have moved to a new job and a longer commute so assume I would have to lower the price a bit at that point. I'm a newbie here and not just quite sure what my next move should be here. Thoughts, opinions???
    As always, thanks for the great job you do for us folk here in Edmunds! It is appreciated more than you know!!!

    The Sandman :) :sick: :shades:

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

  • crkyolfrtcrkyolfrt Posts: 2,346
    Rear Bumbper nice and scratched up from NYC parallel parking.

    I hope you use your parking brake applied firmly all the time? That will protect the parking pawl in the auto trans. As it starts to fail, metal bits start to circulate in the trans. Hard hits put a huge strain on it, but the worst is if you don't use PB on steep hills and then while pulling it out of park, damages the end of the pawl.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,578
    I used to use the emergency brake all the time but lately, I haven't at all. I also just had the rear brakes clean and adjusted when they replaced the front pads and rotors and the e brake is very stiff, it only has one or two clicks right now when engaged. Should I be using it on a regular basis now?
    Thanks all for any help here!!!

    The Sandman

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

  • veersveers Posts: 79
    I never use the parking brake. I'm basically always parked on flat streets, and don't really think it is necessary.
  • crkyolfrtcrkyolfrt Posts: 2,346
    I would if I were you. I know it doesn't snow or have temps for ice in FL but for those that do, it also gives you an extra wheel locked for grip on icy surfaces that putting in park doesn't give you.

    The reason you only have a couple clicks now, is because when they did your rear brakes, they adjusted the shoes out to better tolerances within the drums. They are suppose to self adjust when braking from a reversing move, but often don't adjust unless you brake hard from reversing.

    If you do start the habit of using the PB, pull it on enough to really hold the car so you don't try to drive off with it on until you have the habit of releasing it.

    Enjoy having the PB relationship with rear drums, cuz your next car will likely have rear discs and they (many brands) do not have linkage mechanisms that work as well as full-sized PBs on rear drums. Although that is exacerbated by cold temps and salted roads so in that way, you're good to go there too..
  • crkyolfrtcrkyolfrt Posts: 2,346
    Oh, I thought you mentioned about getting bumped by NY traffic all the time in parking lots..my mistake..
  • veersveers Posts: 79
    Not parking lots - rather the brilliant streets of NYC and the clowns who think the way you parallel park is by smashing the nose of your car into the rear bumper of the guy in front of you. My rear bumper looks like it just came out of the warzone in somalia. Not sure the impact is big enough to warrant using the parking brake though.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,894
    edited November 2013
    Why is the market for these so weak?

    Its not like its tough to find Camrys. And it is a real basic 4-cyl car. What did that cost new? $17k-$18k? (I'm talking purchase price, not MSRP.) 45% value after 5 years is damned strong.

    I looked for used ones on autotrader, craigslist, etc... and you aren't getting this car for less than $12,500.

    Asking price and taking price are very different things.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

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