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#43263 of 43818 Re: 07 Honda Civic Hybrid [koctailz]
Nov 15, 2012 (3:06 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 43818 Re: 2009 Honda Accord [pgm17]
Nov 15, 2012 (3:12 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 43818 Re: 07 Honda Civic Hybrid [koctailz]
Nov 15, 2012 (4:11 pm)
Just curious, battery was replaced as a warranty item?
#43266 of 43818 Re: 07 Honda Civic Hybrid [explorerx4]
Nov 15, 2012 (4:39 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 43818 Re: 07 Honda Civic Hybrid [koctailz]
Nov 15, 2012 (5:32 pm)
Thanks for the reply, but don't put that in your ad if you want to sell the car yourself.
#43268 of 43818 Re: Hey Q - '03 VW GTI [qbrozen]
Nov 15, 2012 (7:16 pm)
Qbrozen - that's a trade value for my friends '03 1.8T GTI or private party sale?
#43269 of 43818 Repair minor collision damage prior to trade in?
Nov 17, 2012 (3:03 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.
#43270 of 43818 Re: Repair minor collision damage prior to trade in? [demondeac]
Nov 17, 2012 (8:03 am)
I've found that dealers tend to deduct an amount that is greater than the cost of repair. Ditto for a bad repair job(overspray, rippled bodywork, unmatched paint, etc.
#43271 of 43818 Re: Repair minor collision damage prior to trade in? [demondeac]
Nov 17, 2012 (10:19 am)
You might consider getting a taillight from the junkyard and installing it yourself. The other body work, you may want to skip depending on how bad it looks.
#43272 of 43818 Re: Hey Q - '03 VW GTI [nyccarguy]
Nov 18, 2012 (8:49 am)