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#33874 of 43798 Re: 2006 Xterra X [keri1]
Sep 27, 2007 (4:11 pm)
The fact that it is a 4X2 probably has something to do with your difficulty.
If you were in CA or the South, it wouldn't matter too much.
But, I think people in OK would rather have a 4X4.
Trade in is probably somewhere in the $13-14,000 range.
#33875 of 43798 2000 MR2 Spyder
Sep 27, 2007 (7:10 pm)
I am looking at buying this from a private party.
2000 Spyder Convertible
Silver Exterior, Black Top, Cloth interior
5 speed manual trans.
Condition: Several scratches on the rear bumper, tires have 75% tread remaining, the top has 2 repairs on the seams, no signs of re painting.
The snow has not started flying yet in Philly, so is it still a good time to get a deal on a convertible?
Any input on a fair price to pay for this private party would be appreciated.
#33876 of 43798 Re: 2006 Xterra X [keri1]
Sep 27, 2007 (9:41 pm)
Umm... Well it's probably worth a bit less here. Trade? $12-13k.. so private party retail, transaction level, is barely going to be $2k over that.
Ask Mid $15s... take $13,500-14k+
#33877 of 43798 Re: 2000 MR2 Spyder [guss]
Sep 27, 2007 (9:43 pm)
If it were yours I would say expect to trade it for $7000-7500 or so.. so ask $9,900 and take low $9s.
It'll do mid 7s, maybe 8 at the sale.. but I aint lookin at it.
What's he want?
#33878 of 43798 Re: 2000 MR2 Spyder [im_brentwood]
Sep 28, 2007 (5:52 am)
He most have came to you first. He is asking $9,500. So I would guess something in the $8k to $8.5k would get it done.
This one is unmolested, which is getting hard to find now that the prices have dropped and the younger crowd are buying them.
#33879 of 43798 Re: 2000 MR2 Spyder [guss]
Sep 28, 2007 (7:29 am)
Not a bad price then.. I hadn't been paying attention to these.. I was surprised that they had gotten this cheap.
Let me know what ya end up getting it for.
#33880 of 43798 Re: 2000 MR2 Spyder [im_brentwood]
Sep 28, 2007 (7:42 am)
Is that cheap? Weren't these like $25k new?
So 8 years old and 80k miles and the seller may get more than a third of their money back? Seems pretty strong to me.(?) I actually thought it would be even cheaper since they weren't hot sellers when new.
#33881 of 43798 Re: 2000 MR2 Spyder [qbrozen]
Sep 28, 2007 (8:10 am)
Yeah but for some stupid reason they have the resale value of Google stock.
I never understood it, personally I can't stand them but it's the market... like the saying goes, I don't set it, just report on it.
#33882 of 43798 Re: 2000 MR2 Spyder [im_brentwood]
Sep 28, 2007 (8:16 am)
yeah, the used market is a strange place for sure. i think when it comes to cars like this mr2 example, once you cross a certain threshold, it all of a sudden hits the radar of more people, which then drives the price up or holds it steady. I mean, at $5k, I would be thinking "sweet track car!" So I imagine there are others out there who think similarly but have a bigger bank account.
By the by, you should check the 6-speed 540i here in NJ I posted on the project cars board.
#33883 of 43798 Re: 2000 MR2 Spyder [qbrozen]
by kyfdx HOST
Sep 28, 2007 (8:32 am)
Roadsters are like 4WD pickups.. Once you hit a certain price level, they hold up, regardless of age..