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#43234 of 44380 2008 Nissan Armada SE
Nov 01, 2012 (4:29 am)
Hello--curious about what I could expect to get for the above vehicle in metro Atlanta with:
5.7L V8, RWD
25,000 miles (it sits a lot of the time)
Tan exterior/Charcoal interior
No major options, standard with rear parking sensors, auto climate control, alloys
New Michelin LTX MS2 tires bought in April of this year, only have a few thousand miles on them
Dealer maintained since new
A couple of dings and scratches in line with a 5 year old car (bought December 2007)
No wrecks or damage (would have a clean 1 owner Carfax report)
I did an online Autotrader Trade-in offer on Monday and it came back at $15,796. Edmunds says as a "Clean" trade in it should be worth $15,847. I assume I could expect something in this range?
#43235 of 44380 Re: 2008 Nissan Armada SE [uga91]
Nov 01, 2012 (7:38 am)
I think maybe the low miles are throwing off the online free appraisers. Examples in warm climates with 40k'ish miles are fetching $18k+ at the auctions, with a couple of lower outliers. Considering your miles, I'd be looking for near $18k trade.
#43236 of 44380 Re: 2008 Nissan Armada SE [qbrozen]
Nov 01, 2012 (10:27 am)
#43237 of 44380 2007 FJ Cruiser 2WD
Nov 01, 2012 (12:43 pm)
Location: Austin, TX
Year/Make/Model: 2007/Toyota/FJ Cruiser
Body Style: 4DR
Engine: [3.5 liter, 6 cylinder, auto]
Color: Sun Fusion/ Charcoal
Major Options: Alloy Wheels, MP3 Single CD/ Tow Package/ Roof Rack
Details of interior: Good, minor scuffs
Exterior: Good - minor scratches on hood
Tires - worn needs replacement
Brakes - Good
Maintenance - Good
Other: Clean Title - no accidents
#43238 of 44380 Re: 2007 FJ Cruiser 2WD [ricerony]
Nov 03, 2012 (2:48 pm)
There are zero comparables for this. All the 50k mile cars are right about $17k at the block, which would mean around $16k trade. With your miles, I could see $17k trade value.
#43239 of 44380 Can't figure out which is closer to true value.
Nov 04, 2012 (8:06 pm)
Hello, we are looking to buy the vehicle below. The seller is asking for $5000. We are confused as to its try real time value. We checked KBB (which says its GOOD value is $6400 and FAIR is $5700) and Edmunds says at AVERAGE, it is at $2800 and CLEAN is $3400. Don't know what to believe because if we paid $5000 and the true value is from Edmunds, that is a major difference in the value and what we paid.
Location: Saint Augustine, FL
Year/Make/Model: 2002 Ford Focus SE
Body Style: 4dr/wagon
Engine: 3.5 liter, 4 cylinder, auto
Major Options: don't know
interior is good/clean and exterior looks clean with no major scratches
Tires - new 6 mos
Brakes - works well
Other: VIN history states clean title and no accidents
Nov 05, 2012 (5:49 am)
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#43241 of 44380 Re: Can't figure out which is closer to true value. [doofy1]
Nov 05, 2012 (6:08 am)
My opinion....a vehicle that old with that low of mileage will never get an accurate book value. They're just not designed for that and you won't get good auction values from this type of vehicle either. This is just going to have to be a gut-check from you....is it worth what they're asking? I would say it get it checked out by a good mechanic and go from there. I don't think their price is out of line if the mechanical condition reflects a 25k mile car and it hasn't been through a flood or anything. I've seen some real garbage for sale for not much less money.
#43242 of 44380 Re: 2007 FJ Cruiser 2WD [qbrozen]
Nov 05, 2012 (7:18 am)
yes almost at 40k right now. Since we moved to Austin from LA, the wife barely drives the car.
Thank you for your help! Now to find a good used/new car!
#43243 of 44380 Re: Can't figure out which is closer to true value. [doofy1]
Nov 05, 2012 (7:44 am)
I agree with sebring. A car like this is worth what someone will pay for it. Especially one with the extremely rare 3.5 liter 4-cyl!!
Hell, if it had a stick, I'd probably buy it for $5k if it all checks out and is real clean.