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#43344 of 44377 Re: Chronic car sellers anonymous [qbrozen]
Dec 13, 2012 (10:18 am)
Yeah, $10k was what I had in mind. They are 100% no haggle. I may try to get an offer from another dealership.
#43345 of 44377 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE/Limited Minivan
Dec 13, 2012 (12:12 pm)
2004/Toyota/Sienna XLE/Limited FWD
Don't know the engine
It has leather, navigation, sliding sun roof (moonroof) DVD, power sliding doors, hydraulic lift gate..basically all the bells and whistles
Mini van is in really good condition. One scratch where my husband accidentally hit the trash can
Tires are in good condition
Brakes are fine
Never has been any damage
I paid and looked it up on Galves..they said I should get 10,400 for it. I have been offered 10,000 for it, and then 7,000. I am looking at getting another vehicle with a third row and has all the bells and whistles. Looking at either a 4Runner, another Pilot, Traverse, Enclave, or Explorer.
#43346 of 44377 Re: 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE/Limited Minivan [haydellamelia]
Dec 13, 2012 (12:40 pm)
Engine is the 3.3l V6, aka 3MZ. Great engine.
Dec 13, 2012 (1:11 pm)
I am considering purchasing this car:
2004 BMW 330xi
Silver with Black Interior
Premium and Cold Weather packages
Here's the killer: PA "R" title
The seller purchased this car after an insurance co totalled it. He replaced the front fender, upper A-arm, and strut... that's all. He has pictures of before and after.
Car drives and looks great.
I plan to purchase and drive for 50K-75K+ more miles, so I am not afraid of the title issue, but I would appreciate any feedback on the value. Seller is asking $10K
If I trade this car in in the future, how much of a hit will I take..... even if I have the photos?
Thanks for your help!
#43348 of 44377 Re: 2004 BMW 330xi [servoman2]
Dec 13, 2012 (1:37 pm)
It's not even about loss of value, some buyers will just turn away. So it might be harder to sell regardless of price.
What's the market value, to see how much less you're paying?
#43349 of 44377 Re: 2004 BMW 330xi [servoman2]
Dec 13, 2012 (1:38 pm)
It's an $8,500 car with a clean title. A general rule is that a salvage/rebuilt vehicle is worth only 2/3 the price of a vehicle without that history. In this case, that's closer to $5,500. You will never know if there was frame damage without a professional inspection. It will be difficult to sell the car later with a rebuilt title.
A 2003 330xi in Florida with a clean title and 103,000 miles recently sold on eBay for $7,960.00. I'd run away unless the seller was in the $5,000 range.
#43350 of 44377 Re: What did this [nyccarguy]
Dec 13, 2012 (2:46 pm)
Lowest had 98k miles and sold for $4k.
#43351 of 44377 Re: 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE/Limited Minivan [haydellamelia]
Dec 13, 2012 (2:48 pm)
Miles are nice and low. The only one close to it had 68k miles and sold for $10,200. So I think Galves is a bit high in this case (that almost never happens). If I was a dealer, I'd be more comfortable at $9k.
#43352 of 44377 Re: 2004 BMW 330xi [servoman2]
Dec 13, 2012 (2:51 pm)
clean ones are $9500-$10k at dealer auction, which means I'd pay $12k retail.
Someone said 2/3? I say 1/2. So $6k absolute MAX if it all checked out.
#43353 of 44377 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen value?
Dec 13, 2012 (3:33 pm)
If anyone can give me an idea of real world / market price for this car, I'd be grateful. Edmunds TMV out private party around $6500, seller asking $8200.
Location: Berkeley, CA
Year/Make/Model: Saab 9-3 Viggen
Body Style: 2dr hatchback
Engine: 2.3 liter manual
Color: Silver / black
Major Options: standard Viggen options (moonroof, etc)
Looks to be in good shape, new clutch (maybe driven too hard for 60K?)
More info/pics here: http://bit.ly/W9OiQ6
Thanks for any help.