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#43734 of 44379 Re: Another punch... [steine13]
Apr 29, 2013 (5:49 am)
well, now, if you just said that to begin with, I would have cut you a check. ;b
Apr 29, 2013 (6:45 am)
excellent overall, LE 4cyl w/alloy wheels
Only negative is the headlights are a little hazed.
All up to date maintenance/newer tires.
Trying to pinpoint a Private Party number.
I'm thinking ask 8K take 7K. Is that too optimistic?
#43736 of 44379 Re: 03 Camry [tjc78]
Apr 29, 2013 (8:16 am)
if it had a moonroof, it would be a great alternative to my Volvo if needed. Or a more reliable upgrade to my son's TL.
Apr 29, 2013 (8:19 am)
for my SIL. And I can't believe she lasted this long!
LI NY area.
it is a 2008 MDX with Tech package. about 50K on the clock. overall OK shape. Had some scrapes and nicks dealt with, so some paintwork on the side but no body work (I don't think). Dealer maintained, tires/brakes/etc. should be OK.
dark red with tan guts. no other options but the standard full load (navi, etc.) that came with the tech package.
Only need a trade value, since she won't private sale.
#43738 of 44379 Re: 03 Camry [tjc78]
Apr 29, 2013 (9:15 am)
I don't think that's bad at all. Most with those miles are in the mid $6k range at auction, so even bargain dealers would be listing them for $9995.
#43739 of 44379 Re: 2008 Acura MDX [stickguy]
Apr 29, 2013 (9:17 am)
My guess is they would hit her around $20k. The above average ones (which are just about all of them below 60k, apparently) are getting $23k, which the one average black one got $21k. So it really depends on how hers stands up and if they want it.
#43740 of 44379 Re: 2008 Acura MDX [qbrozen]
Apr 29, 2013 (9:36 am)
thanks. It should show OK, and the miles are on the low side. I think 20K was her threshold. Though once she decides to look it is usually a done deal.
She once traded in a very nice accord (on a Volvo) because it needed wiper blades and the tape deck heads were dirty. At least that was the best reason she could come up with.
#43741 of 44379 Re: 03 Camry [qbrozen]
Apr 29, 2013 (10:19 am)
Thanks, Q. I appreciate it.
#43742 of 44379 Re: 2008 Acura MDX [stickguy]
Apr 29, 2013 (10:44 am)
For some people, any excuse will do.
Why rotate tires? Such a hassle, just trade the car!
#43743 of 44379 Re: 2008 Acura MDX [ateixeira]
Apr 29, 2013 (12:54 pm)
Funny, but back in the day my family owned a couple dealerships. My father ran a very honest business and people really trusted him. I recall several instances where a customer would be told their tires were getting worn and they should have them replaced. A couple instances the (usually) elderly customer would say "well, maybe you should just order me a new one". Some would even have him pick the color or whatever options he thought they needed.