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  • delthekingdeltheking Posts: 1,152
    Yup, I got confused between the Mazda 6 and the Mazdaspeed6.The MSRP on the MazdaSpeed6 was around 27-28k...I think it is a relatively rare combo.
    Try Carmax before going to a dealer.They usually give more for a special edition ,good condition, low mileage car.Not always,,but definitely worth a try.
  • stkntrafficstkntraffic Posts: 172
    You got it. The Speed6 Sport models were high 20's, while the GT's were low 30's. They only made I think about 5000 for each year, so they're relatively rare. At the time they were heavily discounted, so I got my Sport for about 21K brand new. The depreciation doesn't sound too bad, since I bought it so low.

    Of course, "rare" doesn't necessarily equal "valuable".
  • hejduk198hejduk198 Posts: 1
    Location: White Plains, NY
    2004 Ford Focus ZX5
    Body Style: 5 door hatch
    Engine: 2.3 liter, 4 cylinder,manual
    Driveline: FWD
    Mileage: 98000
    Color: white/grey interior
    Major Options: alloys, sun roof, Leather, comfort package, aftermarket ipod integrated stereo
    Condition: Very Good
    A few minor wear and tare dings and microscopic paint chips on hood.
    Tires - less then 3k on all weather tires
    Brakes - replaced 5k ago
    Maintenance - regular. Change oil using mobil 1
    Other: No accidents or prior damage.
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Figure $3-4,000
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Figure $15-16,000
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
  • ddeliseddelise Posts: 355
    Thanks for the quick reply. I do have another one (for a friend):

    2005 S40 Base, Auto, 50k miles. Silver exterior, grey T-tec cloth interior. No options to speak of - pretty basic. It is in Excellent shape - no reconditioning at all needed. All service up to date and new tires recently put on.

    Location is Tampa.

  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    $8-9,000 car.
  • misterjj1misterjj1 Posts: 2
    Ok, thank you.
  • sanjaysdcasanjaysdca Posts: 269
    I am debating about selling privately/trading in my Infiniti I30

    What should I expect?

    Location: San Diego, CA
    2000 Infiniti I30
    4 Dr Sedan
    3.0 liter, 6 Cylinder, Auto, FWD
    82000 miles, Original owner
    Silver with gray interior
    Condition: Minor scratches, Clean interior
    Tires: Probably have about 6000 miles of life LEFT
    Brakes: Good condition Pads might be due for change (Changed three years ago)
    Up to date Maintenance, Records available for review

    Other: had bumper replaced due to minor rear end incident - about two years ago
    Rides great.
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Miles are good for a 9 yr old car. $4000 on a trade. Couple grand more private party.
  • sanjaysdcasanjaysdca Posts: 269
    thanks volvomax...I was thinking 6K private sale
    Do you think it can be done or am I living in La La Land

    Thanks again
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    If the car shows well, $6k is doable.
  • jbbeveljbbevel Posts: 28
    Thanks in advance for any help. Wondering what to expect for this ride...

    Location : San Francisco, Ca.

    2008 Mazda 3 Sports Hatchback
    5 spd Manual Trans
    2.3 L 4 Cylinder Engine
    9,616 miles
    Galaxy Grey
    17" alloy wheels A/C etc.
    Good condition
  • sanjaysdcasanjaysdca Posts: 269
    Thanks Volvomax
  • Wife mentioned she was thinking about replacing the Quest. I don't hesitate to ask when and what are we getting.
    Would like to get a trade in value for following please:

    Location: Omaha, NE
    2008 Nissan Quest SL
    7000 miles
    Color: Gray exterior, light gray interior cloth
    DVD system, cargo cover, cargo lining are the only options I believe. Standard SL toys.
    No scratches, interior is very clean, no stains. The van is basically new, no surprises. Had 1st oil change about @ 3500 miles, getting ready to get 2nd oil change. Thanks.
  • delthekingdeltheking Posts: 1,152
    Just a bit curious.Any specific reason you want to trade an almost new van in and lose thousands of dollars?
    I have a used 2004 Nissan Quest.Do you have all the regular problems-door rattle,steering shake etc? The reason I got a used 04 Quest was that I was getting a screaming bargain on it.
  • delthekingdeltheking Posts: 1,152
    My Guesstimate would be around 17k-18k
    Volvomax will give you the most accurate info.
  • minimicminimic Posts: 1
    would love your thoughts on trade-in (or selling to Carmax, etc.) and/or private sale:

    near Hartford, CT
    2006 MINI Cooper Convertible
    35,500 miles
    pepper white ext / black interior
    cold weather package (heated seats, etc.)
    no accidents, regular service, no mechanical problems
    has remainder of 4 yr/50,000 mile factory warranty
  • mikgarsmikgars Posts: 7
    Central Illinois area
    2007 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring
    FWD 4 cylinder 6 speed auto
    39XXX miles
    technology package(Navi., 6 disk Bose, rear view camera, key less starting)
    pop. equip. package(cargo cover & tray, bumper guard etc.)
    tow package
    Good inside and out, small chips only no dents, dings or scratches.
    >4000 miles on tires; timely reg. maintenance; no accidents.

    I appreciate the guidance.
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Should get into the $19k range.
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Trade in should be in the $15k range.
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    What is with all these 1 and 2 yr old cars???

    Miles a bit high on the Mazda, figure @ $14,000. Maybe $15,000
  • mikgarsmikgars Posts: 7
    Thanks volvomax.
    We just had to replace the AC compressor at just over $1600. It is the third major repair the car has undergone, the first two under warranty, none were recall or TSB problems. We are concerned the problems will continue and are sick of the indefinite back order time periods every time parts are needed. We are looking to find something with a better reliability record. Our first choice right now is a Subaru Outback with its 2000 cash back and 2.9% financing. Other than the mechanical problems we have really like the CX-7.

    The local Subaru dealer offerd 13,000 to start and eventually got up to 16,800 at MSRP, in other words invoice on his car and ~15,000 on the CX-7. So it looks like you and him are on the same page. Thanks for taking your time to reply.
  • Thanks deltheking and volvomax for the estimates.

    We only have 7K miles so we have not experienced any of the issues you mentioned nor any other issues. Van has been great thus far. We just miss some of the little things our Odyssey had that we took for granted. Second row windows roll down, 60/40 rear seats split, all the cubby/storage spaces and location, just things you never really appreciated until you lost it.

    We too got a screamin' deal on the van. It was during Nissan's "unadvertised" rebate program, dealer sells x amount of vans, trucks, suvs and they'll get $5K for each one they sell, plus the normal rebates it came with.

    The Quest has more "toys" than our '06 Odyssey EX and we overlooked the functional usage.

    Based on volvomax's estimate, it'll be a $3K hit from the OTD price from a year ago and a pretty decent equity amt going into a new vehicle.
  • delthekingdeltheking Posts: 1,152
    If it`s just a 3k hit you are taking,my advice would be to get rid of it as soon as you can.And I mean,as soon as you can.As the months go by,it will lose its value badly.
    Trade it in and get either a Sienna or an Odyssey.If u dont mind a used one,Go for the used Odyssey EX-L or Sienna XLE/Limited.They are really luxurious especially the Sienna XLE Limited trim which is like a Lexus.
    A new Odyssey LX right now is 23k +TTL.Around the same for the Sienna.Outright luxurious would be the Sienna XLE Limited.But first trade in the Quest as fast as you can!! ;) :shades:
  • kchuckkchuck Posts: 3
    06 Acura TL Automatic, w/ navi
    Miami FL, never left state of FL
    55k miles
    Dark blue ext / tan leather int - non smoker car
    A few dings, some paint peeling on rear bumper
    New tires at 40k, brakes checked at 45k - OK
    Well maintained - we have maint receipts
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Dings and peeling paint don't do you any favors. Miles kinda high.
    $15-16,000 on a trade.
  • hull22hull22 Posts: 31
    I'm looking to trade-in my 2002 Lexus ES300 auto, white with 108K miles. It's in good condition with the exception of a small crack in the front windshield(star shaped on lower part right of center) and damage to passenger side mirror(cracked front rim of the housing secondary to pulling of the garage too close to the side). I tried to have the windshield repaired this weekend, but the attempted fix actually resulted in a slight larger crack. Would cost $200+ to replace windshield. I've tenatively scheduled a repair for the passenger side mirror housing, ~$250 if only the housing needs to be replace, over $500 if the mirror needs replacing as well if the newer type housing doesn't fit the old mirror component.
    My primary question is whether or not to fix any of this prior to trade-in or should I leave it if the cost of repair may exceed any increment in trade-in value? Thanks
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