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#43260 of 44377 2009 Honda Accord
Nov 13, 2012 (3:48 pm)
Location: Miami, FL
Year/Make/Model: 2009 Honda Accord
Body Style: Sedan
Engine: 2.4L I4
Color: Silver w/ Black interior
Major Options: EX w/ Leather (EX-L)
Condition: Very clean, just minor door dings. Leather good, clean interior.
Tires - 4 new as of October 2012
Brakes - 50% worn
Maintenance - all per Maintenance Minder, Synthetic Oil, All receipts on hand
Other: Indicate prior damage/insurance claims, repaints, etc.
One minor accident to rear bumper when just months old. Luckily only bumper cover had to be replaced and no need to blend in paint. So other than bumper paint is untouched.
Listed for 15,900 firm private party sale. Looking to get 15,000 trade-in if get no hits on private sale listing (seems coming up with 16k for private sale might be a stretch)
#43261 of 44377 Re: 2009 Honda Accord [pgm17]
Nov 15, 2012 (8:42 am)
I am not an expert but a few things jump out at me. One, "firm". Most buyers want to negotiate a bit. So, this may turn some buyers off. Second, if your repair shows up on a car fax it is unlikely that you will get top dollar. Lastly, it seems as if your price is a tad high. Some dealers in my area have the same car with less miles for a lower price.
#43262 of 44377 Re: 2009 Honda Accord [robbieg]
Nov 15, 2012 (9:35 am)
Thanks for the feedback, I probably would list it higher but maybe am being a little bit overzealous on the price. Down here the dealer has an 09 LX-P with same miles for 15,600. I was hoping for 15 trade-in but may need to adjust my expectations.
#43263 of 44377 Re: 07 Honda Civic Hybrid [koctailz]
Nov 15, 2012 (2:06 pm)
new battery is a great selling point. You might get $6500 trading it in Cali. Fair private party transaction would be $8500, so I can understand a $10k asking price, although I wouldn't personally price it that high if you want a quick sale.
#43264 of 44377 Re: 2009 Honda Accord [pgm17]
Nov 15, 2012 (2:12 pm)
This is going to depend greatly on whether or not that accident shows on the history report.
Assuming it doesn't, you are looking at getting about $13500-$14k as a trade, and $16k is certainly a fair enough private party price, although you might need to settle for $15500. There are just SOOO many of these out there.
#43265 of 44377 Re: 07 Honda Civic Hybrid [koctailz]
Nov 15, 2012 (3:11 pm)
Just curious, battery was replaced as a warranty item?
#43266 of 44377 Re: 07 Honda Civic Hybrid [explorerx4]
Nov 15, 2012 (3:39 pm)
yes, the ima battery was replaced as a warranty item. in CA they are under warranty for 10/150. thank goodness because the ima system in the civic is total crap. if you want a hybrid buy a toyota.
#43267 of 44377 Re: 07 Honda Civic Hybrid [koctailz]
Nov 15, 2012 (4:32 pm)
Thanks for the reply, but don't put that in your ad if you want to sell the car yourself.
#43268 of 44377 Re: Hey Q - '03 VW GTI [qbrozen]
Nov 15, 2012 (6:16 pm)
Qbrozen - that's a trade value for my friends '03 1.8T GTI or private party sale?
#43269 of 44377 Repair minor collision damage prior to trade in?
Nov 17, 2012 (2:03 am)
About a month ago, my car (05 Acura RSX Base Automatic, 113k miles) sustained a minor collision - busted tail light cover, scratches/ small dent in bumper. The car also has mild scratches along the passenger door and mild interior wear, but no mechanical issues. I have collected from the insurance (just over 1k), but since it hasn't affected it's drivability, I haven't fixed it. I was wondering primarily whether or not to fix it prior to trading the car in? My guess was not to, but didn't know how much most dealers would deduct from the value. Also since I have your attention, what would be a fair trade in value? I plan on trading in at the dealership with using CarMax as a back up.