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Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan
#10016 of 12749 MUST SELL BEFORE I DRIVE MY VW JETTA 1.8T
Jan 19, 2003 (9:49 pm)
I want to drive my new Jetta!!! Remember, it has less than 200 miles on it?
Any ideas on how I can sell my 1992 Camry XLE V6, fully loaded, w/o leather, 127,350 miles. It's very, very clean and dependable, 1 owner, garaged, tires (11,000 miles), no rust. Sept 02, I put in $1,900 for 120,000 mile maintenance schedule. Included: tune up, timing belt, brakes. on and on. No major/minor problems, just routine maintenance. I have it listed in Auto Trader and a local newspaper for $4,900. Too HIGH??? It really is a "cherry".
It's been very cold for the last couple weeks here in Chicago and not many shoppers are out. Give me a reason to
Jan 19, 2003 (10:13 pm)
It's APR 93 chipped, AEM CAI, Forge 007p, and a Blitz DTTDC - what I consider the necessities.
I just scanned it today, turns out it's misfiring again. One of the coil packs they replaced (the new J ones) went bad again.
Jan 20, 2003 (4:56 am)
I think you may be correct about the 2.0. My '02 Jetta was built in Dec of 2001 and has NO oil consumption issues. Maybe I'm just lucky.
#10019 of 12749 Anthony...
Jan 20, 2003 (6:05 am)
So the stories are true from Vortex. Some of the new design J coils are failing as well? VW is really in for it with this coil issue. There are a couple rumors about a class action suit, and I really can't blame consumers for it either.
Jan 20, 2003 (6:06 am)
Try taking the car to Carmax and selling it to them. They have a location somewhere around Chicago, but don't know where. Check out carmax.com for it. You take the car in, they check it over, and offer you whatever they think it's worth, minus their $150 processing fee. That's how it worked when I sold my mom's beat down 94 Bonneville to them. It had 150K miles, sloppy-ish interior, tapping engine, and dead brakes. Got $2500 for it, so I was totally happy! Good luck.
Jan 20, 2003 (6:29 am)
for an opinion on the value, you might want to copy your post into the Real-World Trade-In Values discussion (which is over on our Smart Shopper board).
Jan 20, 2003 (6:36 am)
I sold my wifes '98 Accord to Carmax and it was a great experience. They look over the car and in 15 minutes offer you $$. They gave me great money for the accord. They would give me about $4,000 MORE than the dealer would of.
Jan 20, 2003 (6:39 am)
I have had the opposite reaction with Carmax. I was offered $2500 for one car that I sold privately for $4300. I was offered $6500 for another that I traded for $7500. And finally, I was offered $9500 for one I traded for $11,500. The used car market is not good in general right now though.
Jan 20, 2003 (6:40 am)
I was just curious why the trade-in prices vary so wildly between the real-world trade-in values, the Kelly Blue Book, and the NADA. There is a variation of more than $3000 between the sites for my car. So whose is right??
Jan 20, 2003 (6:48 am)
I don't know vocus -- check out the SS board -- there's lot of conversation about things like that. You could also ask in that discussion I just linked.