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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 41,357
    breld said:

    Good suggestion. So Vroom puts it at $39,728.

    Sounds better. Just wanted to get a reasonable feel for the values of the cars to make an informed decision.

    usually you seem excited. This one really seems like you are trying to talk yourself into it. I would say just hang onto the Supra for now. But I know that isn't any fun!

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  • breldbreld Posts: 5,684
    stickguy said:

    breld said:

    Good suggestion. So Vroom puts it at $39,728.

    Sounds better. Just wanted to get a reasonable feel for the values of the cars to make an informed decision.

    usually you seem excited. This one really seems like you are trying to talk yourself into it. I would say just hang onto the Supra for now. But I know that isn't any fun!
    So that comes through my posts? You’re not wrong...but I’m having a hard time letting go of the idea of a manual again. Maybe it’s just not time yet.

    2018 X3 M40i - 2020 MINI JCW Hardtop - 2020 Leaf

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,973
    Meh. It is overrated. Seems great in your head and then you live with it for a short while and think “why did I want this?”

    ‘21 Camaro LT1, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 54-car history and counting!

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 41,357
    I want one again. I do miss it. but have not DD'd one in about 7 years, so who knows? But it isn't some must do.

    I would be fine with a 2 fer. Something useful as my regular car, and a true toy (like the Miata) with a manual. Though right now, anything I get will barely get used, since I don't daily drive period.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,867
    stickguy said:

    I want one again. I do miss it. but have not DD'd one in about 7 years, so who knows? But it isn't some must do.

    I would be fine with a 2 fer. Something useful as my regular car, and a true toy (like the Miata) with a manual. Though right now, anything I get will barely get used, since I don't daily drive period.

    I went out two times yesterday and once this morning. Felt weird lol

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 7,613
    qbrozen said:

    Meh. It is overrated. Seems great in your head and then you live with it for a short while and think “why did I want this?”

    I must still be in the honeymoon phase.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2007 BMW 530xi Touring 6MT (on loan), 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • pensfan83pensfan83 PennsylvaniaPosts: 2,181
    I could live with a manual as a DD again but the wife will not and I've got no objections since she's indulged me with buying not one, but 2 manual coupes.
    1997 Honda Prelude Base - 2020 Acura RDX A-Spec SH-AWD - 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road DC - 2006 BMW 330Ci ZHP
  • breldbreld Posts: 5,684
    I'm nothing like I was 10-20 years ago when it was "manual or nothing," but of course there was a heck of a lot more options at that time.

    The last daily driver I had with a manual was my 2016 S4. I don't have any interest in one as a daily driver, but obviously would still prefer one for the fun car. Having said that, the Supra has definitely opened up my eyes to not necessarily needing one.

    And, part of it is my youngest son, who turns 16 next week, has an interest in learning to drive a stick. I gave him one lesson in my 228i before I traded it, and kinda need one if I want to continue teaching him.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 7,613
    You're going to teach him how to drive a manual on an M2?! You need to find like a 1999 Civic to teach him on...
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2007 BMW 530xi Touring 6MT (on loan), 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 2,768
    I can report that a 1981 Toyota Tercel also works for learning to drive a manual. It made me who I am today. B)

    18 Tesla X Performance / 21 Tesla Y LR / 11 BMW Z4 6MT

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 15,568
    Air cooled VW Bug's were great for teaching someone to drive a manual trans.
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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 14,671
    tifighter said:

    I can report that a 1981 Toyota Tercel also works for learning to drive a manual. It made me who I am today. B)

    Okay, so '81 Tercel is off the list, then! :D
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 179,757

    Air cooled VW Bug's were great for teaching someone to drive a manual trans.

    Mine was a ‘66, with a Baja kit attached.

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  • breldbreld Posts: 5,684
    edited February 26
    Well I wouldn't be giving him the M2 as his first car or anything...just a tool to learn on! :) He actually did quite well his first time out in my 228i. Probably makes a difference that he had a desire to learn - something the other kids lacked.

    Truth is, he'd love an old Civic, but his mom (my ex) seems to think he has to have an AWD SUV. I've made my case for FWD and winter tires being superior, but it's a battle I don't care to continue.

    2018 X3 M40i - 2020 MINI JCW Hardtop - 2020 Leaf

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 14,469
    qbrozen said:

    Meh. It is overrated. Seems great in your head and then you live with it for a short while and think “why did I want this?”

    The Club Sport and the Wrangler are manuals; they remind me why I love having three pedals in at least a couple of my cars.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 14,671
    breld said:

    Well I wouldn't be giving him the M2 as his first car or anything...just a tool to learn on! :) He actually did quite well his first time out in my 228i. Probably makes a difference that he had a desire to learn - something the other kids lacked.

    Truth is, he'd love an old Civic, but his mom (my ex) seems to think he has to have an AWD SUV. I've made my case for FWD and winter tires being superior, but it's a battle I don't care to continue.

    Well, it's the kid's car, so maybe if he buys it, then his mom (and his dad) don't have so much of a say! :)
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,973

    qbrozen said:

    Meh. It is overrated. Seems great in your head and then you live with it for a short while and think “why did I want this?”

    The Club Sport and the Wrangler are manuals; they remind me why I love having three pedals in at least a couple of my cars.
    Better in slower cars, IMHO. Some cars I would not have as automatics. Nothing in my current stable qualifies.

    ‘21 Camaro LT1, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 54-car history and counting!

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 41,357
    true about that. A hellcat type car, the AT might be better experience. But a Miata, Si or a BRZ, definitely needs to be a manual.

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  • steine13steine13 Posts: 2,820
    Speaking of kids & cars & manuals, my daughter just special-ordered a red-red Crosstrek premium 6MT. True to form, when the salesman filled out the order, he checked CVT for the transmission...Mademoiselle straightened him out.

    It's getting tight for those who want to buy a manual. Call me a troglodyte but I don't want any of the 'driver aids' where it's not clear who's in charge of the car. I've been fine without forward collision warning for 40 years, and I don't want it.

    I think the Impreza looks much better than the Crosstrek and it's a bargain in the base model to boot. And no electronic busybodies beyond stability control. My last Subaru -- 2014 Outback 6MT -- was no love affair and I ditched it, but what else am I going to buy? I'd love to wait another year and enjoy my 2012 Fusion.. I can't find any definitive information when the Impreza model change will be. Anybody have their ear to the ground?

    With luck, my next new car will be fully self-driving. THAT I'm interested in. I'll get the smallest engine, too, cuz it won't be my problem ;)
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 14,671
    New Impreza should be 2022 model year, so this summer, but I wouldn't be surprised if they pushed that back a year due to the pandemic this year. Crosstrek would follow with 2023 MY.
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 14,469
    @qbrozen : My son is looking at this 2017 330e. I'm guessing shoot for $21k?

    Thanks!

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 41,357
    nice color combo on that one.

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  • 28firefighter28firefighter Seattle, WAPosts: 7,613
    Great spec, too.
    2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, 2007 BMW 530xi Touring 6MT (on loan), 2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,973

    @qbrozen : My son is looking at this 2017 330e. I'm guessing shoot for $21k?

    Thanks!

    Very low 18s at auction, so, yes, $21k.

    ‘21 Camaro LT1, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 54-car history and counting!

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 14,469
    qbrozen said:

    @qbrozen : My son is looking at this 2017 330e. I'm guessing shoot for $21k?

    Thanks!

    Very low 18s at auction, so, yes, $21k.
    Thanks!

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 14,469

    Great spec, too.

    I agree. Being a Sport Line it’s perfect for him, and he gets the CWP and H-K. It has a full service history from my dealer and they just put new Pirellis on it. It will need an oil and brake fluid change in the fall and I told him to get the coolant changed while he’s at it; if it’s performed at my dealer it should run about $350 at most.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport; 2014 M235i; 2009 Cooper Clubman; 1999 Wrangler; 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2015 X1 xDrive28i Son's: 2009 328i

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 25,538
    edited March 1
    What's the realistic sale value for my 2008 Cobalt 2LT2? 168000 miles. Fog lights.
    Spoiler on trunk. Well kept engine and transmission. Tires at 6/32 Michelins. Black. A couple of rough spots on paint due to chipping on flex bumper that was repainted by me. Brakes need some work on front.

    I have 30 days of insurance coverage to move it.

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 41,357
    anything that runs and drives these days, and isn't rusted out, must be worth at least $2,000. That used to be the $1,000 run and drive minimum, but prices have gone up! Front brakes are cheap and DIY for many people. I bet if it goes on FB Marketplace with some good pictures, it will get snapped up. Or sell it to the guy that already asked you for it.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 15,568
    Tax refund and incentive check time coming up for a lot of people.
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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,973

    What's the realistic sale value for my 2008 Cobalt 2LT2? 168000 miles. Fog lights.
    Spoiler on trunk. Well kept engine and transmission. Tires at 6/32 Michelins. Black. A couple of rough spots on paint due to chipping on flex bumper that was repainted by me. Brakes need some work on front.

    I have 30 days of insurance coverage to move it.

    Does 2LT2 mean 2-door? I only see LTs listed. They probably don’t bother to differentiate. As a trade, they might show you $500-$750 good will.

    ‘21 Camaro LT1, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 54-car history and counting!

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 15,568
    @imidazol97,
    There is a Carmax in Dayton. At least get a quote from them.
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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 4,112
    I suspect less than $1k from Car Max or any dealer.

    2018 VW Passat SE w/tech, 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 41,357
    that is not a dealer or carmax car. Throw it on FB marketplace at a reasonable price like $2,000 and it will go quick. From what I have heard, the low price market right now is barren and people are desperate for cheap, relatively reliable transportation.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 15,568
    imid is looking for a baseline for his car which is why I suggested Carmax.
    It's probably going to be way below what he could get, but it least will have been looked at and an offer made.
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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 25,538
    edited March 3
    Cobalt is a $2000 car that went for $1800.

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 41,357
    cash in your pocket? Fair deal all around, and out of your hair.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 15,568
    @imidazol97,
    Nice, you got some cash for the car and don't have to worry about it anymore. Thumbs up!
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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 11,867
    Congrats on the sale.

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  • steine13steine13 Posts: 2,820
    Congratulations, good job. Plus you sold to someone who knew what he was doing, always a plus.

    It's a scary market when a 168k Chvey Cobalt -- A Cobalt, forsooth! -- fetches $1800 from the kind of person who can usually 'steal' a car.

    If you need wheels and can afford a $20k Elantra or Impreza, think of it as a bargain and get one.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 14,671

    Cash. $100s.
    To a guy who'll use the parts I had bought but hadn't gotten on for the brake repairs. Wanted car for his daughter to drive back and forth to college. He does car repairs and appreciated the quality parts I'd already
    bought but didn't get motivated enough to put on last summer: calipers, rotor, pads.

    He saw the car in my driveway after I got back from getting wheels balanced. Had wheels rebalanced
    and rotated Monday and the tech messed up the balancing. So had to get it redone. Now they are
    smooth like good Michelins.

    I didn't have to work with craig's list callers or dangerous visitors. I'm really relieved.

    Man, that's perfect! Congrats on the sale. Sounds like it is going to a good home, too.
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 12,407
    edited March 8
    I sold my 6V Audi R8 Spyder in fair condition at $50, and I sold my 225/50R17 Michelin PilotSport A/S 3+ with Enkei 17"x 7.5" lightweight wheels mounted and balanced together with 70% tread left for $420 (These were for the Alltrack). 5-112 bolt pattern, said he was putting them on a Veloster...... not my issue anyway.

    Even with the great low pricing, this was my first real hand at trying the FB marketplace to sell goods. Lots of flakes and low ballers despite my low pricing. Just took a week for the wheels (be patient; right buyer will come along), and for the electric toy Audi, the Facebook San Diego Audi club came through more than FB Marketplace.
    '15 Audi S4 quattro AWD Prestige, '16 Audi TTS quattro AWD 2.0T, Wife's '19 VW Tiguan SEL 4-Motion AWD 2.0T
  • clm8clm8 Posts: 46
    Trade in value for a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe 4WD, LTZ fully loaded, DVD, adaptive cruise, etc. 92,000 miles, clean. White with tan leather interior. New tires, brakes, Indianapolis area. Carvana offered $31,500. Thank you.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,973
    clm8 said:

    Trade in value for a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe 4WD, LTZ fully loaded, DVD, adaptive cruise, etc. 92,000 miles, clean. White with tan leather interior. New tires, brakes, Indianapolis area. Carvana offered $31,500. Thank you.

    About $1k over trade-in value, so it is appropriate for them.

    ‘21 Camaro LT1, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 54-car history and counting!

  • clm8clm8 Posts: 46
    Thank you for the quick response.
  • krwest1krwest1 Posts: 72
    Looking for trade value for 2020 BMW X3M Competition. Alpine White. 7000 miles. Driving Assistance Plus. Executive Package. Front ventilated seats. Located in South Carolina 29588. Thanks in advance.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,973
    krwest1 said:

    Looking for trade value for 2020 BMW X3M Competition. Alpine White. 7000 miles. Driving Assistance Plus. Executive Package. Front ventilated seats. Located in South Carolina 29588. Thanks in advance.

    Tough one. A similar vehicle went through Atlanta auction for $68,750, but there was a blue one in CA for $66k and a gray one in PA for $67k. Trade? Might be $65k is as comfortable as a dealer would be. Have you tried running it past Carvana/Vroom? I'd be curious where they hit it.

    ‘21 Camaro LT1, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 54-car history and counting!

  • tj11119tj11119 Posts: 116
    Appreciate help trade pricing for a:
    2019 BMW X2 sdrive28i
    Automatic with 15,000 miles.
    Gold exterior, beige interior.
    Convenience pkg, Pano Moonroof, Premium wheels, located in socal 92154

    Thanks in advance
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 28,973
    edited March 25
    tj11119 said:

    Appreciate help trade pricing for a:
    2019 BMW X2 sdrive28i
    Automatic with 15,000 miles.
    Gold exterior, beige interior.
    Convenience pkg, Pano Moonroof, Premium wheels, located in socal 92154

    Thanks in advance

    Quite a variation on these. I suppose the level of equipment is making most of the difference. Yours is rather sparsely optioned, and I’d imagine gold won’t be very popular (I wasn’t aware that was even a color choice) so I’d have to take a shot at $25k-$26k.

    ‘21 Camaro LT1, '07 ML63, '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '14 Town&Country Limited; '18 BMW X2. 54-car history and counting!

  • krwest1krwest1 Posts: 72
    qbrozen said:

    krwest1 said:

    Looking for trade value for 2020 BMW X3M Competition. Alpine White. 7000 miles. Driving Assistance Plus. Executive Package. Front ventilated seats. Located in South Carolina 29588. Thanks in advance.

    Tough one. A similar vehicle went through Atlanta auction for $68,750, but there was a blue one in CA for $66k and a gray one in PA for $67k. Trade? Might be $65k is as comfortable as a dealer would be. Have you tried running it past Carvana/Vroom? I'd be curious where they hit it.
    Carvana has been "pending" for days. Vroom came in at $56k. KBB ICO says $65k and CafFax says $66k, but those aren't actual offers ... they say I have to take it to a local dealer for a real quote. I'll be doing that soon, so just wanted to know what I should really expect. Thanks!
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