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#42987 of 43826 Re: 2012 VW Golf TDI [ateixeira]
Aug 06, 2012 (2:05 pm)
We special-ordered our Forester so I know what that feels like!
I special ordered my 3 Series so that I was able to get a limited-slip differential as well as avoid getting stck with a hole in the roof. My wife is not as picky and her CPO 5 Series, X3, and 3 Series have suited her fine.
#42988 of 43826 Re: 2006 Toyota 4Runner [steine13]
Aug 06, 2012 (4:13 pm)
Got $13,200 from a place similar to carmax.
I was told by both carmax and this place that replacing a rear quarter panel is considered frame damage according to the guidelines they use for appraising.
#42989 of 43826 Re: 2006 Toyota 4Runner [astyles]
Aug 06, 2012 (5:53 pm)
I've always sold my Toyota trucks privately...seems there's always a sucker...ahem...I mean an anxious customer....willing to pay top dollar.
#42990 of 43826 Re: 2006 Toyota 4Runner [sebring95]
Aug 06, 2012 (6:14 pm)
Didn't think I could squeeze too much more from private party with full disclosure of the accident that happened.
Probably would have got a bit more money, but not worth the hassle for me.
#42991 of 43826 Re: 2006 Toyota 4Runner [astyles]
Aug 06, 2012 (6:53 pm)
#42992 of 43826 2010 Cadillac SRX
Aug 08, 2012 (12:25 pm)
I have 4 months left on my lease. There are some great deals right now on several appealing cars. Is it realistic to consider a dealer taking me out of the remainder of my current lease in order to move a new car? Basically, is my car worth more in trade than it's buyout value?
Location: Long Island, NY
Year/Make/Model: 2010 Cadillac SRX Luxury
Body Style: Crossover SUV
Engine: 3.6L V6
Mileage: 31,000 (39K permitted on 39 mo lease)
Color: Grey Flannel Metallic (dark grey), Titanium (grey) interior
Major Options: Luxury pkg, touch screen NAV
Excellent, no accidents, dings, or scratches
Tires - original, est. 25% remaining
Brakes - original, est. 25% remaining (no sqeaks)
Maintenance - all performed by dealer as scheduled
Other: No prior damage/insurance claims, repaints, etc.
There are 4 payments remaining at $673 each. Purchase option at end of lease is $22,928.
#42993 of 43826 Re: 2010 Cadillac SRX [rbirns1]
Aug 08, 2012 (12:43 pm)
Its very very possible. The values are a bit varied, but a few with more miles than yours have crossed the $26k mark at auction, so I would think if a dealer wants your business bad enough, they should be willing to buy out your car at the $25,620 you owe on it.
Just make sure that's what they do and they don't go sneaking your remaining payments into your new lease cap cost.
#42994 of 43826 Pontiac G8 GT
Aug 13, 2012 (10:12 am)
2008 Pontiac G8GT
Red exterior, Black interior
Major options: Sunroof, leather, power seats, 6disc cd player w upgraded sound package,19" alloy wheels, sport package (sporty steering wheel, two tone shifter, aluminum pedals)
Interior details, a little rubbing on the left bolster of drivers seat. Otherwise the interior is pretty darn pristine.
Exterior: one longish ding down the left side above the wheel well (car rubbed up against ig slightly, no paint removed in that one) some road rash on some of the wheels, a few paint chips from normal road debris. Paint is still pretty darn glossy.
Tires have 12k miles on them. These shoes were not cheap, either. Brakes are original so probably not too far out from replacement .
No bad maintenance. Just the usual oil changes and tire balance/rotations. Car is mostly garage kept.
42k miles on it
I believe the black book lists this one around $20k and I feel like that's a good price for a car in this condition. Got lowballed for $17k at a dealer after some spirited discussion. Which one of us is off base here?
#42995 of 43826 Re: Pontiac G8 GT [vgx]
Aug 13, 2012 (11:15 am)
WELL, $20k is too high. With 4x,xxx miles, they are fetching around the mid $19k at auction. I would expect a dealer to hit a clean one around $18k-$18,500. Given the needs on yours, I don't think the dealer was too far off. Its really going to depend on what needs to be done to fix the damage you have. For example, if the wheels can be repaired or if they need to be replaced. If the dent can be pulled or if it needs to be filled/resprayed. Even best case scenario, a dealer probably won't wander up past $18k would be my guess. Do you have a carmax down there?
#42996 of 43826 Re: Pontiac G8 GT [qbrozen]
Aug 13, 2012 (11:49 am)
Yes we do. I may take it by there to see what they say. Thanks for the quick feedback! Ill have to think about whether I'm ready to say goodbye to the G8 or not for less than I had originally planned on.