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#43586 of 44377 Re: THINKING OF TRADING IN MY E350 BENZ [qbrozen]
Mar 08, 2013 (3:19 pm)
You probably know better than I do. Heck, you certainly have way more experience. But it seems to me $51k is big money. Absolutely zero have even hit $50k at auction.
Thanks. My guess is that clean wholesale is about 48-49K, and since my cars are a step above new, he gives me a few thousand more.
As far as knowing more than you, it all depends on the topic and the question. With the 2013's quickly evaporating, that gives my trade a possible reprieve in May. Only time will tell.
Again, thanks for your feedback.
#43587 of 44377 Re: THINKING OF TRADING IN MY E350 BENZ [qbrozen]
Mar 08, 2013 (5:50 pm)
qbrozen - in addition to SFTSF, Mike NEEDS to join CCBA. He's a good dude! That's Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous Mike.
Mar 15, 2013 (7:33 am)
Last week a friend told me that he was able to buy an S class Mercedes with low miles at a great price. Anyway, it was about 24 % of sticker for a 3 year old car at the time. He had a friend buy it for him at the auction. This wasn't a recent purchase but a few years ago.
My question is was this an aberration? Specific to the S class? Or is there a huge mark up on all Mercedes Benz cars?
With that in mind, what would a 2010 ML 350 with AWD, NAV and low miles in Pittsburgh, PA go for from an independent dealer?
#43589 of 44377 Cobalt and Civic.
Mar 15, 2013 (8:01 am)
Hello, all, I am in the market for a cheap used car that's relatively good on gas. I'm looking at two vehicles and curious to know their wholesale, trade, and dealer retail values. Both are one owner cars.
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS(non turbo charged)
2 door coupe
4 cylinder, automatic
Major Options: I believe the only thing worth mentioning is that has a pioneer system equipped, everything else seems to be stock for the trim.
Very nice considering age.
Tires - n/a
Brakes - n/a
Maintenance - history of oil changes, all other recommended service unknown at this point.
2005 Honda Civic LX SE
Body Style: 4 door sedan
Engine: 4cylinder, automatic
Major Options: Nothing more than what the trim offers.
Great exterior and interior.
Tires - n/a
Maintenance - Well taken care of, all service done except the water pump and timing belt plus related work associated with that job.
#43590 of 44377 Re: 2010 ML350 [robbieg]
Mar 15, 2013 (8:30 am)
Who knows. At that specific time, that specific place, that specific car. But, just to give a clue, a 2010 S550 with average miles is around $50k a the block right now.
Looks like quite a few ML350s in PA have been in "above average" condition and commanding a bit of a premium. Looking at average condition examples, I see $27500 for a black one with 27k miles, $27250 for another black with 30k, $30k for a black with 30k ... probably an option difference there. Then there is another larger group with 32k-34k miles for right around $30k.
So I'd say $30k is the sweet spot. By the time a dealer gets it home, cleans it up, puts new rubber on it, it hits the lot with a $35k asking price and $32-33k should put it in your driveway.
#43591 of 44377 Re: Cobalt and Civic. [lone037]
Mar 15, 2013 (8:33 am)
Cobalt - $4k wholesale/trade, $4500-5k at the block, and $7k-7500 fair retail.
Numbers are exactly the same for the Civic.
#43592 of 44377 Re: Cobalt and Civic. [qbrozen]
Mar 15, 2013 (3:36 pm)
Ah, thanks very much. I actually thought the Cobalt would be 500-1000 less as a trade in due to it being domestic and high mileage. Happy I asked so I could approach the situation intelligently. The Civic didn't surprise me.
Once again, I appreciate the information.
#43593 of 44377 2010 Highlander trade in. How did I do?
Mar 16, 2013 (10:28 am)
Didn't see this forum until today:(
I guess you can let me know how I did.
2010 highlander se awd
dealer installed bluetooth
long island ny
clean car some minor bumper scratches car needed tires
I had 7 months left on lease and owed 22866.
I had dealer cut me a check for 1000.00 instead of putting towards new lease. I wanted to keep deals separate.
#43594 of 44377 Re: 2010 Highlander trade in. How did I do? [shaker58]
Mar 16, 2013 (1:13 pm)
Assuming they didn't take you to the cleaners on the new lease and you were on-track with miles on the 2010.....anytime you can walk away early from a lease with $1 in your pocket is a pretty good day.
#43595 of 44377 Re: 2010 Highlander trade in. How did I do? [sebring95]
Mar 16, 2013 (1:46 pm)
That's how I felt. I got an arcadia denali 484 a month 36/12.
sign and drive paid 654.00 included 1st month and plates
I think I did very well and happy was just checking.