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#43544 of 44380 Re: Trade-In Actual Value [tommister2]
Feb 20, 2013 (11:50 am)
Good call. I forgot that 2011 was the previous generation Camry.
Selling privately is SCARY if you don't know what you are doing. Lessons I've learned besides what qbrozen said:
Don't negotiate over the phone. If they ask the price of the car, tell them your asking price. If they want to discuss price further, strongly suggest they come and see the car. That will elminate all but the serious lookers.
When we sold my wife's 2000 Mazda Protege ES back in 2007, I had an asian couple come to drive the car. The guy pulled up in a brand new 335i Sport Pkg Sedan. He's looking for a car for his girlfriend. I'm normally a calm guy, but she had me so scared sitting in the back seat while she was driving. I actually had to yell to her "HIT THE BRAKES" when she was coming dangerously close to a car stopped at a light in front of her.
#43545 of 44380 2011 MB C300 4Matic Sport
Feb 20, 2013 (5:20 pm)
Location: Danbury, CT
Year/Make/Model: 2011 MB C300 4Matic Sport
Body Style: 4 Dr
Engine: 3.0 liter, 6 cylinder, auto, 228 hp, Torque - 221 ft-lbs. 2700 rpm
Color: Silver/Black, Alloy trim, sports shifter, paddles
Major Options: Its loaded. Premium Package, Multimedia package, heated seats, 40/60 Split rear seats, Alloys, Power glass sunroof, navigation with Command, Tire pressure monitoring, Rear Deck Spoiler
Tires - 30 % worn
Maintenance - All recommended maintenance. Covered by MB until 3yr/30000 miles.
#43546 of 44380 Re: 2011 MB C300 4Matic Sport [tom335i08]
Feb 20, 2013 (6:57 pm)
Right around the $22k zip code.
Sounds like a good deal for a used luxo car buyer. Bad for the person who bought it new, though.
#43547 of 44380 Re: 2011 MB C300 4Matic Sport [tom335i08]
Feb 20, 2013 (8:01 pm)
What's your buyout?
I didn't realize, I'm not too far from you in Stamford. Let us know how you do.
#43548 of 44380 Re: 2011 MB C300 4Matic Sport [nyccarguy]
Feb 21, 2013 (8:33 am)
It's 31200 before taxes. It doesnt look good. Certainly, I will post what I end up doing.
#43549 of 44380 Re: 2011 MB C300 4Matic Sport [tom335i08]
Feb 21, 2013 (9:12 am)
Is it a lease? Sounds like it may be better to ride it out till the end.
#43550 of 44380 Re: 2011 MB C300 4Matic Sport [corvette]
Feb 21, 2013 (9:22 am)
Yep, it's a lease. Runs out end of March. I just wanted to see if there is any way to avoid paying 600 bucks to MBFS cause I didn't buy another MB.
#43551 of 44380 Town and Country Minivan.
Feb 22, 2013 (7:30 am)
I live in Pittsburgh, PA and am in the market for a minivan. We have an Odyssey but the prices of new ones coupled with the fact that my kids are likely to destroy it within seconds of buying having me thinking that used and cheap may be the way to go. Thus, the Town and Country. Now, I know the new ones (2013) have standard leather and DVD player and go for about 26,000 or so.
So, what would should a 2012 Touring (standard leather and DVD) with 20,000 miles go for? I am seeing them for 21,500. A 4500 savings over a new one has me thinking.
What about a 2011 Limited with Nav, DVD and average miles around 30,000? The bling on the Limited is sort of attractive but I doubt I would want to pay more than a new one because a Limited to me isn't that much different than the standard Touring with Leather and DVD.
#43552 of 44380 Re: Town and Country Minivan. [robbieg]
Feb 22, 2013 (8:24 am)
Fitzmall.com has new Grand Caravans from $19,197, and Town & Countrys from $25,885, brand new.
Those include freight, and with a better finance rate on a new car, it may not be worth it for just a couple grand less.
#43553 of 44380 Re: Town and Country Minivan. [robbieg]
Feb 22, 2013 (2:21 pm)
Unless I'm missing something, $21,500 is cheap because they are going for right around $20k at the block. Touring L adds about $2k.
A 2011 Limited is right around $25k auction value. You get the nav, heated memory seats, sunshades. Not sure what all the new touring comes with. Just depends on what those extras are worth to you.