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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,563
    steine13 said:

    I'm surprised to have everyone speak so highly of the G.

    The brake rotors on both the 1st and 2nd generation seem to be prone to warping (which lends credence to the idea that Nissan is the Japanese Pontiac), but this is really an annoyance more than a deal-breaker. The ones on mine seem to be slightly off, but you don't notice it at all in everyday driving, only during hard braking.
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 14,029
    “I'm surprised to have everyone speak so highly of the G. A knowledgeable friend of mine was looking at these some years back and got disgusted and discouraged at what he found.”

    I had a 2015 Q40 AWD (rebadged G37) for 2 years that I absolutely LOVED! It was a blast to drive. I feel like any high horsepower RWD platform car is going to chew through brakes. Once the tires are even 40% worn, the traction control is going to kick in even when it rains. That chews up the pads.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,599
    corvette said:

    steine13 said:

    I'm surprised to have everyone speak so highly of the G.

    The brake rotors on both the 1st and 2nd generation seem to be prone to warping (which lends credence to the idea that Nissan is the Japanese Pontiac), but this is really an annoyance more than a deal-breaker. The ones on mine seem to be slightly off, but you don't notice it at all in everyday driving, only during hard braking.
    Hmmmm... I tracked mine and never had any brake issues.

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,599
    steine13 said:

    qbrozen said:

    How many miles on that G?

    I hate to leave a question dangling. I took a look at it today in the sun, but with snow on the ground. Couldn't get a great look but it seemed remarkably clean. Then I grew a brain and learned how to piggyback on a used-car dealer's "autocheck" report by substituting the VIN. Not the same as carfax but better than nothing. This G35 comes to us from Ann Arbor [spits on floor #MSU/UofMRivalry] but spent its first decade in Georgia, with a last recorded mileage of 133k in late 2014. Southern, therefore RWD, therefore clean body.

    I'm surprised to have everyone speak so highly of the G. A knowledgeable friend of mine was looking at these some years back and got disgusted and discouraged at what he found. Rattletraps, he said, and eventually bought a new Chevy Volt. I should recalibrate and try one out myself. A G35, not a Volt ;)

    The 2011 Impreza, meanwhile, is a one-owner car. I'm still leaning that way, if the price isn't exorbitant. You said

    >> What is the history on the Subie? When was T-belt done? When were head gaskets last done? This is a vehicle where a good 50% of the value will be based on repair history.

    I reckon the carfax will tell that story. I'm thinking this is a car that can be driven a long time, but there will be costs. Knowing the history will help set the price but meanwhile, what do these go for? It's not like the auction result have all that information, either. I'm going to go out on a limb and say low $3s in good condition -- "2011 Subaru Impreza hatch automatic 2.5 120k blue."

    If it were me and I needed transportation while I concentrate on a new job, I'd go for the white 2012 Toyota Avalon Limited with 132k for $6,900 and try to get a few hundred dollars off. One owner since it came off lease in 2013. Probably not going to happen.

    Thanks again, and I'll post the end of the story, if and when -mathias
    High 2s on the Impreza

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • steine13steine13 Posts: 2,767
    >> High 2s on the Impreza

    Thanks! Asking price is $4,450.
    It's going to the mechanic for a look-see tomorrow, and with any luck that'll seal the deal. Just in time, too. Tax season is here.

    The Carfax has tons of oil changes, cabin air filter replacements, trans fluid was changed at 60k... and at 105k, right on schedule, timing belt and idler pulley "checked." Not changed, checked. I'm thinking with all the other maintenance that's been done it's a data entry error, but I'll ask the mechanic to make sure.
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,563
    edited January 21
    Probably. I see a lot of goofy things on those reports like “checked tires” every other oil change when you know they were probably rotated.
  • magnumekmagnumek Posts: 37
    Hi. My lease is about to end, i exceeded the mileage by 15k so it might be better to buy the car out. Its a 2016 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Big Horn 4x4 5.7 Hemi equipped with backup camera, parking sensors, navi, bluetooth, 12v outlet, heated premium cloth seats. It has 54k miles. My lease buyout is $26800. Is it worth it?
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 37,539
    before you get the number, do you want it? Or just buying it to try and unload?

    if you want to lease a replacement, good chance that a Ram dealer will just make the miles go away.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 14,029
    magnumek said:

    Hi. My lease is about to end, i exceeded the mileage by 15k so it might be better to buy the car out. Its a 2016 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Big Horn 4x4 5.7 Hemi equipped with backup camera, parking sensors, navi, bluetooth, 12v outlet, heated premium cloth seats. It has 54k miles. My lease buyout is $26800. Is it worth it?

    People get nuts about going over their lease miles. It’s really not a big deal or a huge expense in the grand scheme of things. Just pay up and move on. Lease another FCA vehicle and they might do something with a portion or all of the over miles.

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2017 Pilot Touring AWD, 2019 Tacoma TRD Sport 4WD

  • magnumekmagnumek Posts: 37
    I wouldn't want to keep it to be honest but I would have to pay $0.40 per mile so thats $6k. The best lease deal offer that I got was $450/mo for the same car (new). I was paying $320/mo for this lease. I dont think I can come any close to my current deal.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 37,539
    .$.40 a mile? wow. That is high end Euro territory. My Acura is on $.20, and most cars (I think even BMW) are no more than a quarter.

    that is actually a good price if they are eating the miles. Real payment is closer to $285, for a redesigned truck that is supposed to be a big upgrade. If, of course, you want one. And might look into getting more miles this lease!

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,599
    magnumek said:

    Hi. My lease is about to end, i exceeded the mileage by 15k so it might be better to buy the car out. Its a 2016 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Big Horn 4x4 5.7 Hemi equipped with backup camera, parking sensors, navi, bluetooth, 12v outlet, heated premium cloth seats. It has 54k miles. My lease buyout is $26800. Is it worth it?

    Not even close to worth it. Of course, you have to weigh all your options. You would be able to buy it retail for $24-$25k. So maybe $2k overpayment isn’t so bad vs $6k in miles plus disposal plus potential wear and tear charges. Maybe carvana/vroom would offer $22k and you pay $4800.

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,445

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,599
    don't know what they have in it, but accident history and original top, I'd peg it at $5k. So $7500 fair retail.

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,445
    Thank you. My cousin is trying to get one for his daughter. The nice ones appear to be pretty pricey.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 37,539
    this one is still around. I know you hated the radio. Kid probably would not mind it though! Plus always fixable if you want. Cheaper, fewer miles, and new top are a bonus.

    i still think this is a weird car to get for a teenager. But that is just me. I actually test drove one back then (before I got my tC. One thing I do know. Visibility to sides and rear with the top up, is pretty much a theoretical concept. And (Driver, cover your eyes) no BU camera to help. Might want to invest in one of those aftermarket jobs.

    https://www.royaleasing.com/details-2006-toyota-camry_solara-2dr_convertible_sle_v6_automatic-used-4t1fa38p06u106715.html

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,445
    Yeah I think I sent him that one... the one I posted should have a backup cam.

    He taught her to drive on 2018 Chevy 2500 Diesel. The Solara should be easy to drive in comparison.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • steine13steine13 Posts: 2,767
    No good comes from mollycoddling young girls. Mine only ever had a stick shift to learn on and drive.
    I would not choose a 3/4 ton truck for learning, but if that's what's available, deal with it.
    A parent's job is to provide opportunities for failure and backstop the downside. That's how confidence is built.
    /soapbox
  • breldbreld Posts: 4,966
    Hi Q - kind of an oddball, but what do you think this could be had for?

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/798278542/overview/

    2014 BMW 228i
    RWD, manual, equipped well with premium, tech, LED lights.
    White over brown leather
    45k miles

    Local car here in CO, and at a BMW dealer...not that it matters too much since it’s too old to be CPO’d.

    2019 Volvo V90 XC - 2019 MB GLC300 Coupe - 2020 Supra

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,599
    Somewhere in the $14k-$15k zip code if clean history and all that. $17k should be enough to buy a handshaking RWD in snow country.

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • breldbreld Posts: 4,966
    qbrozen said:

    Somewhere in the $14k-$15k zip code if clean history and all that. $17k should be enough to buy a handshaking RWD in snow country.

    Thanks!

    2019 Volvo V90 XC - 2019 MB GLC300 Coupe - 2020 Supra

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,665
    breld said:

    Hi Q - kind of an oddball, but what do you think this could be had for?

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/798278542/overview/

    2014 BMW 228i
    RWD, manual, equipped well with premium, tech, LED lights.
    White over brown leather
    45k miles

    Local car here in CO, and at a BMW dealer...not that it matters too much since it’s too old to be CPO’d.

    That would be real shiny as a wagon. :D
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • jpp75jpp75 DenverPosts: 1,429
    Hey q, I'm trying to help a coworker replace a car that was totaled, any info on this, it looks like a lease turn in to the local dealer so I don't think it went through auction but with an RX350 I would imagine there's plenty of comps.

    2017 Lexus RX350
    32k miles
    Premium Package and a few other options it looks like
    Clean Carfax with all the recommended maintenance performed at the local dealer
    Colorado

    https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/799107590/overview/

    Thanks!
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,599
    About $29k auction value

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • jpp75jpp75 DenverPosts: 1,429
    qbrozen said:

    About $29k auction value

    Thanks Q, it's on the higher end of ones I've found here but it has everything she wants on it and she likes the color. She drives her cars forever so I told her if this is the color and options she wants it's probably worth it to her.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,599
    nobody said you have to pay asking price. :)

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • jpp75jpp75 DenverPosts: 1,429
    qbrozen said:

    nobody said you have to pay asking price. :)

    I agree, but she hates car buying and just wants the process over with. I told her to shoot for closer to $35k but she'd be happy if she just wrote a check for the asking price and was done with it. :smile:
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 156,068
    jpp75 said:

    qbrozen said:

    nobody said you have to pay asking price. :)

    I agree, but she hates car buying and just wants the process over with. I told her to shoot for closer to $35k but she'd be happy if she just wrote a check for the asking price and was done with it. :smile:
    Then, tell her I have three cars for sale.. ;)

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,665
    She would probably enjoy it more if she knew she was not getting fleeced every time she did it. ;)
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,548
    edited January 24
    Well Q,
    Got a pretty good private cash offer from Ford so looking at a value for my truck.
    In CT, 2017 Ford F150 Limited.
    They are all black exterior/saddle/black interior and loaded(pano roof, heated/cooled/massage seats, all around view camera, adaptive cruise w/eab, 22 inch wheels, 3.5 EB).
    4WD and 21k.
    Has these additional options:
    3.55 electronic locking rear axle
    Trailer Tow pkg(Pro trailer backup, etc...)
    36 gallon extended range fuel tank
    Talgate step and kickout side box steps
    Active park assist.
    Excellent condition except to 2 dings.
    All service at selling dealer.

    Thanks
    2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1, 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,599
    edited January 24

    Well Q,
    Got a pretty good private cash offer from Ford so looking at a value for my truck.
    In CT, 2017 Ford F150 Limited.
    They are all black exterior/saddle/black interior and loaded(pano roof, heated/cooled/massage seats, all around view camera, adaptive cruise w/eab, 22 inch wheels, 3.5 EB).
    4WD and 21k.
    Has these additional options:
    3.55 electronic locking rear axle
    Trailer Tow pkg(Pro trailer backup, etc...)
    36 gallon extended range fuel tank
    Talgate step and kickout side box steps
    Active park assist.
    Excellent condition except to 2 dings.
    All service at selling dealer.

    Thanks

    assuming crew cab, about $36k-$37k.

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,548
    Q,
    Thanks for the quick response, Super Crew is the only configuration.
    2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1, 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,599
    I didn't want to look through the dozens of different engine/cabs/trims configurations. :b

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,548
    edited January 24
    @Q,
    Can't blame you for that, there are something like 8 million combinations? :D
    My private cash offer is 2K.
    Worth looking into.
    2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1, 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • magnumekmagnumek Posts: 37
    Hello. My 2016 Ram 1500 lease is about to end, my buyout price is $25900, dealer offers $19000 as a trade-in. I am considering to pay my overmileage fee and returning it or buying it out. I have one last week to make a decision. Not sure if I could ask for it here but if you could recommend any dealer/salesman that would offer a good hassle-free deal on any US truck with big incentives I would be happy to buy it.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 14,548
    @magnumek,
    Details, like what trim level and how far over the mileage you are would be helpful.
    2019 Lincoln MKZ Reserve 1, 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,831
    edited January 24
    Include colours, in and out, mileage, your location, options and general conditions (tires, etc.). This is what's necessary to establish the value of the vehicle at auction, which is the starting point for all of this.
    '08 Acura TSX, '17 Subaru Forester
  • magnumekmagnumek Posts: 37
    Im located in Florida. Its a 2016 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Big Horn v8 5.7 Hemi 4x4. Color Granite/Black.

    Equipped with premium cloth seats, backup camera, parking sensors, nevi, heated power seats and wheel, moon roof, bed cover, weather mats, chrome details, keyless entry.

    Mileage 54000. Overmileage 15000.

    Condition is very good, no wear signs. Tires might need replacement.

    Buyout price $25980.
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 7,563
    Someone else will chime in with a value. Have you tried Carvana?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,599
    magnumek said:

    Im located in Florida. Its a 2016 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Big Horn v8 5.7 Hemi 4x4. Color Granite/Black.

    Equipped with premium cloth seats, backup camera, parking sensors, nevi, heated power seats and wheel, moon roof, bed cover, weather mats, chrome details, keyless entry.

    Mileage 54000. Overmileage 15000.

    Condition is very good, no wear signs. Tires might need replacement.

    Buyout price $25980.

    $19k is really light. I could see $21k from carvana/vroom. But that’s still not going to help you. So what is the charge? 20 cents? $3k in overage plus disposal plus wear and tear. Least expensive route would be private sale for about $23k-$23.5k.

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • Hey everyone, i'm trying to make a 2020 sonata happen but with low payments. So far it's looking grim regardless of whether i buy or lease. I have a 2014 Veloster Turbo. Is $6k close for a trade in or should i try for a little more? I could always try private party as well? I live in California,
    thanks
  • Forgot to mention, 60k miles, regularly maintained and in overall great shape. A couple small dings but otherwise looks and drives great.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,599
    If in good shape like you say, $6k is soft. Should be at least $500 more on a trade. I’d push for $7k. You might do better with carvana/vroom given the somewhat low miles. Private party should be in the $9k zip code.

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • qbrozen said:

    If in good shape like you say, $6k is soft. Should be at least $500 more on a trade. I’d push for $7k. You might do better with carvana/vroom given the somewhat low miles. Private party should be in the $9k zip code.

    Thanks, KBB had about $6300 so i was trying to go a little soft. i'll try and get more and use it to pay the dmv fees and lease down then get a check for the rest.
  • dad23dad23 ColoradoPosts: 495
    edited January 28
    Can I get an idea on what to pay for this one, please and thank you:

    07 Honda Pilot EXL 4WD
    Silver/Gray
    Automatic
    3rd Row
    170k miles
    2HKYF18537H522108

    CarFax looks clean, asking $8k in Colorado
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,599
    dad23 said:

    Can I get an idea on what to pay for this one, please and thank you:

    07 Honda Pilot EXL 4WD
    Silver/Gray
    Automatic
    3rd Row
    170k miles
    2HKYF18537H522108

    CarFax looks clean, asking $8k in Colorado

    good grief. Well, even if clean and well cared for, the most it would get at dealer auction is $3k. Personally, I think anything over $5k is crazy talk.

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

  • steine13steine13 Posts: 2,767
    Welcome to the wonderful world of "tax season."
    I'm not surprised, and I'm not at all sure someone won't pony up $7,xxx for it.

    My favorite hooptie dealer has, for instance, a 2014 Cruze LT2, leather, auto, 87k miles.
    It sat a while at the Subaru/VW dealer as a "good deal" per CarFax pricing for $8,600. A joke.
    Now it's at the cheap lot for $3,900. It'll sell this week, I'm sure.
    I mention this to point out he's fundamentally reasonable.

    On the same lot, a 2009 Outback Limited with 110k, clean, $5,250. That'll sell also, and maybe it's not crazy, though come on, it's 11 years old, going on 12. AND it's a Subaru, so head gaskets & stuff.

    But the kicker is a really nice looking 2012 Outback 3.6 Limited with, get this, 233k miles.
    Like I said, it's nice. Per carfax, maintenance was done religiously until 120k, then maybe not so much except oil changes on schedule. It's supposed to drive "really nice" and the price is $4,100. I'd pay $2,500 if I really liked it and had a plan how to keep it running. I'm sure it'll be gone soon.

    Cars do last longer, and people are losing their fear of high mileage cars. I think one needs to be really careful with make & model & maintenance history when going that route.

    Says the guy whose daily driver just hit 223k today (Mazda6 4cyl MT).

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 149,820
    steine13 said:

    Welcome to the wonderful world of "tax season."
    I'm not surprised, and I'm not at all sure someone won't pony up $7,xxx for it.

    My favorite hooptie dealer has, for instance, a 2014 Cruze LT2, leather, auto, 87k miles.
    It sat a while at the Subaru/VW dealer as a "good deal" per CarFax pricing for $8,600. A joke.
    Now it's at the cheap lot for $3,900. It'll sell this week, I'm sure.
    I mention this to point out he's fundamentally reasonable.

    On the same lot, a 2009 Outback Limited with 110k, clean, $5,250. That'll sell also, and maybe it's not crazy, though come on, it's 11 years old, going on 12. AND it's a Subaru, so head gaskets & stuff.

    But the kicker is a really nice looking 2012 Outback 3.6 Limited with, get this, 233k miles.
    Like I said, it's nice. Per carfax, maintenance was done religiously until 120k, then maybe not so much except oil changes on schedule. It's supposed to drive "really nice" and the price is $4,100. I'd pay $2,500 if I really liked it and had a plan how to keep it running. I'm sure it'll be gone soon.

    Cars do last longer, and people are losing their fear of high mileage cars. I think one needs to be really careful with make & model & maintenance history when going that route.

    Says the guy whose daily driver just hit 223k today (Mazda6 4cyl MT).

    That 2012 Outback has averaged more miles per year than my 2015 has in almost 5 years.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 37,539
    unless it was a NYC cab, that is how I want a hi mile car. On the highway cruising all day!

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 27,599
    Makes my 120k Equinox sound brand spankin new.

    '19 Ioniq plug-in, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 50-car history and counting!

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