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#43596 of 44377 Re: 2010 ML350 [qbrozen]
Mar 18, 2013 (7:02 am)
He basically said the same thing about auction prices of the S class. He couldn't figure out why they were retaining their value so much better today than a few years ago.
#43597 of 44377 Re: 2010 Highlander trade in. How did I do? [shaker58]
Mar 19, 2013 (5:51 am)
Was it low 29k or high 29k miles? I ask because a pearl white one with 29,928 just went through yesterday in PA. It got $25,750. Although it says that one was above average, while your description tells me yours wasn't.
For one in your condition, $24k trade-in is just about right.
#43598 of 44377 Re: 2010 Highlander trade in. How did I do? [shaker58]
Mar 19, 2013 (6:25 am)
I think that is a pretty nice car for that price.
#43599 of 44377 Re: 2010 Highlander trade in. How did I do? [qbrozen]
Mar 24, 2013 (4:32 am)
I would say dealer needs to put 1000 to make front line car. I'm happy with the 24000 and looks like he did pretty good also.
Mar 27, 2013 (10:41 am)
This is a tough one, if only because it's not anything new and modern. This is for an estate I'm administering, with 7 fighting heirs, and since I haven't figured out how to split a truck 7 ways, it must go, along with a bunch of other equipment. Is there a blue book for tractors? The joys of being the county administrator in Probate Court. Anyway, the details are:
1997 Chevrolet 1500 pickup
Cheyenne trim level
My VIN decoder says its the 4.3 V6, auto
2wd, ECab, standard bed, with matching color cap
beige/light brown over tan cloth
new transmission in 2011, new radiator in 2011, new a/c last summer, all according to the decedent's 80 year old sister.
It also has a repaint to factory color, due primarily to the stellar quality of late 90s GM paint.
It's the typical "old man's" truck we have in this part of the world, which is to say it was used as transportation only, and maybe carried the lawnmower, but no hard work. Its in very good shape for being 16 years old, and never having seen a garage.
Location is Brunswick, Georgia, on the coast, off I-95 between Savannah and Jacksonville. Very rural, which means trucks sell here. Always.
I know the value is whatever I can get somebody to pay, but I'm thinking $2500-$3000.
#43601 of 44377 Re: Old Trucks [seank2]
Mar 27, 2013 (1:35 pm)
that would have been my guess, but no clue what your area does to value.
#43602 of 44377 Re: Old Trucks [seank2]
Mar 27, 2013 (1:36 pm)
Your guess sounds reasonable enough. If the repaint is real good, interior is nice ... could even be more. It is a 1500 with a 6-cyl, which hurts. But given the care, $3k might be the bottom. $3500 shouldn't be tough to get. If its a real looker, I'd probably start at $4495.
Mar 29, 2013 (4:19 am)
Jacksonville, FL 32257
2007 Chevy Tahoe LT3
Black on black
20" Oem wheels, nav, rear ent, second row captains, sunroof, tow hitch, fixed running boards, 3rd row bench
Average to above average condition inside and out.
Tires 75% remaining
Dealer offered me $20k as trade in. Fair???
Seems a little low to me but thought I would ask.
#43604 of 44377 Re: '07 Tahoe [gatorjake]
Mar 29, 2013 (6:31 am)
My gut reaction was that $20k seems high for a near 7-year-old truck.
I'm trying to look it up, but I don't seem to have an "LT3" option. Looking at LTZs, I could say that my gut was right and $20k is strong. He's definitely giving you credit for the low miles. They are going for around $18k with 80-90k miles, which would put trade at $17k. I'd add about $1500 for your low miles. So even if real nice, I wouldn't have expected more than $19k. Must be a real nice rig.
Mar 29, 2013 (9:05 am)
Got them up to $20.5k for trade in
It is an LT3 which is basically an LTZ. It's actually more loaded than most LTZ's.
Thank you for your info. Very much appreciated. Looks like I'm coming out a little ahead of average. I'm not complaining. Going to get a '13 Acadia Denali and a few thousand bucks in my pocket out the door.