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#43239 of 44377 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 44377 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 44377 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 44377 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.
#43244 of 44377 Re: 2008 Nissan Armada SE [qbrozen]
Nov 05, 2012 (3:01 pm)
Hey--just as a follow up, I took $17k for it at a Toyota dealer in Atlanta. I didn't tell them about other offers or online estimates. They offered $17k and I said okay. I was happy--not ecstatic, but happy. Thanks for your help.
#43245 of 44377 Re: 2008 Nissan Armada SE [uga91]
Nov 06, 2012 (8:47 am)
Being happy is all that matters. Congrats.
#43246 of 44377 07 Honda Civic Hybrid
Nov 07, 2012 (3:10 pm)
Location: SF Bay Area
07 Honda Civic Hybrid No Nav
Condition: Excellent inside and out, Tires about 50% left, and Hybrid Battery just replaced 5 days ago.
Looking to Trade or Sell Private Party. I see similar vehicles listed on Craigslist for $10K.
#43247 of 44377 Trading in a 2007 Explorer
Nov 07, 2012 (10:20 pm)
I've finally talked to my mom into trading her gas-guzzler 2007 Ford Explorer for something more reliable and more fuel-efficient. I'm planning to take it to Carmax and another local mega-dealership that will buy used vehicles. I'm also planning to see what the Acura, Hyundai and Nissan dealers will offer if she does a trade-in on a new car (looking at the TSX, Sonata and Altima).
I used the 'Appraise My Car' feature here on Edmunds and it returned a Trade-In Value of $9,906. I'm wondering if that's a fairly realistic figure or if it's overly optimistic?
Here are the details on the vehicle-
2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 2WD
Dark Cherry Metallic w/ Tan lower trim
Camel Leather interior
Optional features -
Audiophile 7-spkr stereo, 6CD changer
Power passenger seat
Power Adjustable Pedals
Memory for Driver's Seat, Pedals & Mirrors
Dual-zone Automatic Climate Control
Heated Front Seats & Side Mirrors
Steering Wheel Audio, Climate & Cruise controls
Split Power-Folding 3rd Row Seat
Rear Auxiliary Climate Controls
Reverse Sensing System
Exterior- Very Good (no damage, shiny paint & chrome, no dings)
Interior- Very Good (clean carpet & seats, leather looks like new)
And if it matters, it has a new set of $800 Bridgestone 60k tires with 8k miles on them.
What do you guys think it's worth?
#43248 of 44377 Re: Trading in a 2007 Explorer [igozoomzoom]
Nov 08, 2012 (5:34 am)
You might want to add your location...can be a big swing in 2wd prices between Michigan and Florida/Arizona.... my gut says $9,900 is on the high side at least here in Ohio. 2wd's will easily be $2k less than a 4wd version here...sometimes far more. The books don't always calculate the high mileage charges properly either.