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Real-World Trade-In Values



  • robbiegrobbieg Posts: 339
    edited September 2011
    When kid number one came along. We had a two door civic. It was pain to put the car carrier in the back seat. Did it for a couple of months before we went looking for a new car. Was at the table about to close the deal for a CRV when I balked and thought we needed something bigger. Told my wife we should buy a minivan. Wife was mad. She wanted the CRV. Anyway, kid number two came along 13 months after kids one. I looked like a genius. Gotta go big with kid. Especially, if you have a dog or like to travel.

    I didn't think that there was a car you could dump after a few months without taking a bath. Year onl used cars are for people that are trying to save $1000 and make your payments a little lower.
    2014 Highlander XLE AWD, 2009 RX 350 AWD and 2007 Odyssey EX
  • sebring95sebring95 Posts: 3,238
    Agree you CAN get by fine with a sedan. You could get by with a horse as well. It's a compromise though and those nice big comfy back seats and lots of storage sure make it easier. Back when you didn't pack up the family EVERY weekend it wasn't as big of a deal either. People put 20k miles a year on vehicles fairly commonly these days. I personally wouldn't want to pack a kid/carseat into any of these mid-size or less cars today. But I'm spoiled and prefer to not just "get by".
  • husker_drivehusker_drive Posts: 5
    edited September 2011
    Correct, it is FWD. The FWD SLE (base) are actually flying off the dealer lots in this area. They are gone before the dealers even get them in all year.

    Not many Terrains in the used car market yet. Apparently other owners like them more than I do.

    Guessing FWD will knock the trade in amount 2-3k?
  • Ahhh didn't I post a pic of the new tires?

    They are on.. still having teething issues with the brakes. Wanna do Fall Englishtown this Sunday?
  • fezofezo Manahawkin, NJPosts: 10,330
    Don't know if I can but send details... Busy family weekend...
    2013 Mazda 5 Grand Touring, 2010 Toyota Prius IV. 2007 Toyota Camry XLE, 2004 Toyota Camry LE, 1999 Mazda Miata
  • Think Im going down on Sunday... at Raceway Park. If it's done I'm driving the Lincoln down... worst case maybe meet up after?
  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Posts: 10,195
    "...I say keep your Hyundai..."

    I don't think you guys are hearing what the OP is saying. He says his wife is expecting and SHE says THEY need to get rid of the Hyundai. I don't think he has a choice.

    You don't understand because you are all such......MEN! :mad:

    2015 Mustang GT, 2009 PT Cruiser, 2004 Chevy Van

  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 19,600
    All I know is the 2WD SUV's are near impossible to sell in the Seattle area and you guys get a lot more snow and ice than we do.

    People must know how to drive in those conditions better than we do so maybe the 2WD won't matter.

    We have these things called HILLS around here!
  • I think it'll be a harder sell with a CUV with FWD here too. However it's just a car in SUV sheet metal and most people in Omaha drive FWD cars. Usually we can get through 99% of the winter with FWD and traction control.
    Hopefully I'll get rid of it before winter or I'll just wait till spring. We tend to have short term memory when it starts to warm up.

    Just need a bye week on a Saturday when the Huskers aren't playing. Washington played a great game this past weekend. They got some bad calls, called against them. You're QB is awesome, will only get better with experience...
  • mako1amako1a VirginiaPosts: 1,855
    Brentwood, I'm currently hi bid on this 2006 Saleen, but I really don't know what the price might be on this rare one.

    Maybe you could give me a hi/lo range on this one. Thanks, Dave

    2006 Saleen

    2013 Mustang GT, 2001 GMC Yukon Denali

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,665
    Did you notice that guy's feedback score? 92.9% positive

    Now, if he only had 13 feedback scores, then that would just be one unhappy person...

    But, he has 209... That's a lot of unhappy people...


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  • mako1amako1a VirginiaPosts: 1,855
    Yes, I saw that feedback and read all the non-green ones.

    North Carolina car dealers do have an inordinate number

    of low feedbacks as they seem to be a bit pushy...lets call

    it aggressive sales tactics.

    I would never do a trade-in in NC and I don't finance, so

    I'm pretty sure I can handle a single number-yes or no-

    transaction there. That is as long as I stay in control while

    hearing the exhaust note, seeing that rare and beautiful car.

    Oh bid just increased $1,000. lol

    2013 Mustang GT, 2001 GMC Yukon Denali

  • andybobandyandybobandy Posts: 3
    edited September 2011
    Opinions on 2008 Yukon XL 2WD (live in south) V8 flex fuel, SLT model
    61000 miles
    Fully loaded w/ leather, 20 inch tires(brand new) nav, backup camera, DVD,
    Bucket 2nd&3rd row seats, one touch foldable 2nd row
    Good condition outside with some fender scrapes on one fender and two small dents
    Inside in excellent condition
    Stealth gray metallic with titanium inside

    Dealer first offered 16000, then 21,499 as trade in
    Can I get him up more?
  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 5,579
    Off topic, but I went to Omaha in 2010 for the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder's meeting, and I loved the city. Great place you have there!
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,665
    That sounds like one great vacation.. :surprise:


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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 22,076
    What's going on at Englishtown?

    Oh... I see now. Hmmm... wonder if the family will want to go.

    Are you showing your car, Bill, or just a spectator?

    '17 F150 Crew 2.7; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 44-car history and counting!

  • This is a challenge...

    OK, a stock 06 GT with those miles is probably a $14,500-15k trade in, $16k at the auction and $19k retail car.

    So this is a Saleen S281.. that's the small one, IMO it's a weak color.

    Hmmm... Retail... $23k methinks?
  • Until you have sold cars on eBay it's tough to explain... eBay attracts some real jerks.

    That being said, he seems to have upset 2 people, 1 of which was because of a title issue.

    I'd ask to see if he has the actual title in hand or if he floorplans, that his floorplan company has it.
  • Spectator... still now I don't think I'll be able to make it.
  • Umm...

    $21,500? That's probably an overallowance.. this is probably a $19k truck, maybe $20k on a push depending on color, but that's ALL the money.

    So bear this in mind.....
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,665
    I didn't check the details of his feedback...

    But if he is at 93% with a 209 score.. that is 15 negative scores, not two.. unless I just don't know how it works..

    But, in my experience, dealers don't really auction their cars on eBay, they just advertise there... If they happen to set their reserve too low and actually sell a car for less than they wanted, all they have to do is cancel the auction and claim the car has sold through another channel..

    I've "bought" a car on eBay... but, we made the deal over the phone, first...


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  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 5,579
    edited September 2011
    Only feedback from the last 12 months is used to compute the score. So, you have to look at the entire history and see how long the seller has been selling stuff in order to see what kind of seller they are. I think if they welch on the deal after the auction has ended, they're in danger of getting negative feedback on their record.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,665
    See? Learn something new, every day..



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  • Oh I bought a bunch of cars on eBay :)

    You gotta remember the kind of people that eBay attracts...

    I have gotten negative feedback on eBay because a car wouldn't pass inspection... in the description:

    "Check Engine light IS ON, we have NOT diagnosed it, please bear this in mind that you will probably have to spend money fixing it to pass state inspection"

    Here's another neg...



    "Tires are barely above the wear bars, plan on replacing them"

    I've sold plenty of old, cheap cars "AS-IS" and had people complain about scratches, stone chips, the fact that "their mechanic" said that to be careful they "should consider" a full tune up, etc....

    eBay tends to be a bottom feeder magnet, and the guys that truly make money there do it by buying lousy cars with good carfaxes for real cheap. It's become a self-fulfilling prophecy there.
  • fezofezo Manahawkin, NJPosts: 10,330
    Keep me posted. If you can make it I'll manage to get up. Otherwise we'll try another weekend.
    2013 Mazda 5 Grand Touring, 2010 Toyota Prius IV. 2007 Toyota Camry XLE, 2004 Toyota Camry LE, 1999 Mazda Miata
  • Will do... thinking maybe later in October I can get free or... you around on Tuesdays?
  • sb55sb55 On an Island in VermontPosts: 315
    Did you notice that on March of 2011 it had around 10.5 K miles and now it has around 29.5K miles. That's a lot in 6 months.

    2007 Miata PRHT, 2014 BMW 535d X-drive, 2017 Chevy Silverado LTZ Ext. cab with 6.2 V-8

  • mako1amako1a VirginiaPosts: 1,855
    edited September 2011
    So this is a Saleen S281.. $23k methinks?

    SWAG? (Sophisticated Wild [non-permissible content removed] Guess) I like that lol.

    OK, I'm with you on the price. Thanks, Bill.

    2013 Mustang GT, 2001 GMC Yukon Denali

  • mako1amako1a VirginiaPosts: 1,855
    now it has around 29.5K miles

    I saw that. Maybe he had a lot of errands to run.

    The only thing that bothers me is the corrected title.

    Maybe it's a small thing to dealers, but to me...huge.

    2013 Mustang GT, 2001 GMC Yukon Denali

  • fezofezo Manahawkin, NJPosts: 10,330
    Well, after next Friday (9.30) I'm around all the time. Due to my upcoming transplant I'm having to retire - earlier than I expected or am ready for but it does mean that any old day suddenly works.
    2013 Mazda 5 Grand Touring, 2010 Toyota Prius IV. 2007 Toyota Camry XLE, 2004 Toyota Camry LE, 1999 Mazda Miata
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