Last post on Oct 04, 2007 at 7:39 PM
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#6 of 10 Re: I jumped [kavoom]
Dec 04, 2006 (7:22 pm)
I'm not sure trading my *payed for* 03 with 40k makes sense
yet,I'm leaning more towards keeping till 55k or 5 years before *selling* not trading. True the GTP is better then the norm (below dealer auction prices)but unless your move makes a big technology jump,whats the point? VDC might be the killer app and I do like that Tribeca so who knows.
#7 of 10 Re: I jumped [mystro]
Dec 06, 2006 (11:20 am)
If you wait too long, your trade ain't worth much, and doesn't even qualify for the GTP.
I guess as long as you set aside the money, put it in a car fund of some sort, you'll be better off keeping your paid off car.
#8 of 10 Re: I jumped [ateixeira]
Dec 06, 2006 (1:02 pm)
I've always wondered just how much a car really depreciates after the initial drop.
I especially avoid making payments at this stage in my life so keeping a fairly new 03 till 60k or 5 years is getting more appealing. The GTP will offer me $12.5 or so (retail approx $15k) but I'm thinking it'll be worth $10k+ retail or so in another 2 years selling instead of trading..at least this seems to be the trend at KBB.
#9 of 10 Body Work and the GTP
Oct 04, 2007 (7:15 pm)
I had a 2004 Forester that had been scraped along the driver's side by a snow-sweeper, and I had it fixed. No driving accident, no structural damage...but when I tried to trade it in for a 2007, the dealer told me that the bodywork meant the car did NOT qualify for the GTP.
I could have produced the police report and insurance claim, but was told that I'd have been better off presenting the car with all the scrapes...it was the paint which rendered the car ineligible for the GTP.
Can anyone verify this is true? Or false?
#10 of 10 Re: Body Work and the GTP [aladwag]
Oct 04, 2007 (7:39 pm)
IIRC the GTP wants cars in good condition. Essentially once you have a panel painted the car is no longer in factory-sold condition and even if it isn't an accident, they would have a hard time making it a CPO car.