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#43271 of 43826 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 43826 Re: Hey Q - '03 VW GTI [nyccarguy]
Nov 18, 2012 (8:49 am)
#43273 of 43826 Re: Hey Q - '03 VW GTI [qbrozen]
Nov 18, 2012 (9:05 am)
Cool. Thanks again my friend. I'll let you know how it goes!
#43274 of 43826 08 BMW 335xi coupe
Nov 19, 2012 (6:55 pm)
Researched value of my car online (KBB, Edmunds, NADA) and found consistent trade-in value of approx. $20-21K. Trade-in offers have ranged from $16-18K from dealers. I'm puzzled at the large disparity. Have read some articles online about auction value and such, but still challenged by the seemingly low trade-in value compared to research.
2008 BMW 335xi coupe (alpine white, tan interior)
Condition - excellent inside and out
Premium, Sport, Cold weather, Nav, Automatic w/paddles
I would welcome some insight and or opinions on the difference or value of the car. Thanks.
#43275 of 43826 Re: 08 BMW 335xi coupe [fomentar]
Nov 20, 2012 (9:27 am)
Unfortunately, CPO means nothing when trading it in .... unless you trade to a bmw dealer.
You have all the right equipment. Color combo is strong. You didn't tell me where you live, though. Cold weather and AWD make a strong case in the snowbelt, but do very little in the sunbelt.
assuming you are where those things matter, I think some of the dealers are a little low. Your miles are quite high, which hurts, but I still think $18-$19k should be manageable if your car is as described.
There aren't many comparables to go on, however, and 1 of those was an 87k mile car off lease that hit $15,500 at the block. But there are 2 others with 67k and 71k miles that were $21,500 and $19,100. The lower-priced car was a black one in Dallas, which isn't a good combo. So, again, I'm feeling your car should be a bit stronger.
#43276 of 43826 Re: 08 BMW 335xi coupe [qbrozen]
Nov 20, 2012 (2:13 pm)
Thanks qbrozen. I am in the northeast, sorry for not pointing that out. Agreed on CPO meaning something only to BMW. I appreciate the feedback...helpful.
#43277 of 43826 2001 Acura RL - Trade in?
Nov 26, 2012 (2:29 pm)
Maybe you can help with a ballpark trade in on my 2001 Acura RL?
All options except Navigation
Chrome Acura OEM wheels
Bumpers have a little wear from NYC parking
Thanks in advance for the help.
#43278 of 43826 Re: 2001 Acura RL - Trade in? [bossman141]
Nov 27, 2012 (7:26 am)
This would really be a "ballpark" because I have no data to support an 11-year-old Acura with 66k miles. With 120k, it would be worth around $3500-$4k. So... I dunno... $5k-5500?
I'd certainly be selling this private party, though. Ask $7495 and see what happens.
#43279 of 43826 Re: 2001 Acura RL - Trade in? [qbrozen]
Nov 27, 2012 (4:01 pm)
#43280 of 43826 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
Nov 28, 2012 (9:21 am)
Getting an itch for a new to me car. Wondering what these are going for?
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
about 30,000 miles
usual options including Nav
in Pittsburgh, PA
For some reason I like these. I just want something different than a Pilot which to me is the smarter but less exciting buy. Does anyone have any thoughts on these?