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Aug 26, 2007 (7:27 pm)
Oh yeah.. I remember sloshing around Manheim in the snow... boy was that a joy. And then I had to drive back to North Jersey in the snow.. yuck. GM: "Why do you want to a Navigator as a Demo? You're in the Jaguar department, don't you want to drive a Jaguar?" to the GM: "Uhh, because I don't want to drive a Jag through a Blizzard in PA!"
Well, I used to buy tons of Program Volvos from the closed sale.. ya know, same year leather/roof/alloy/cold weather S70s with 20k on em, still with the Hertz keychains..etc. I couldn't get enough of 'em, same model year as the new one on the showroom floor for 32+++ and I'd grab em for 20/21, ship em, run em through the shop and for 24,9 they'd sell like bandsaws at the prison commissary.
This was also back in the days when GECAL was still around and strong.. we used to lease 15 of 'em a month, awesome switch car. Volvo used to do a $299 sign and drive but it was on the hubcap car with no leather, roof or CD. Through GECAL I could do the $299 sign and drive for 36 months, still make an OK deal and put the customer in the same year car with all the goodies.
Now, I'd be able to buy em for 20/21 Unless these two nitwits from Virginia/DC area would show up. Now, we got 300 of these units running, look! One's Black, no, there's a Blue one! A Silver one!.. you know the deal but to the civilians.. 300 cars running, other than color, identical cars.. mileage +/- 600 or so. The first 20-30 cars would run and these two would bid against each other on the first 20-30 units, pay $23k per car, and then run off with their green and yellow copies all smug in having restocked their lots. I'd just sit back, fire up a smoke and watch em, chuckling to myself along with the other 25-30 Volvo dealers in the lane.
Then the rest of us would buy em up for $20-21k.
Then they'd take their 60-day units to the open sale and wonder why they could only get 20-21k for em... "But you guys pay $23k for these"
Uhh, no. We don't, you do.
#32 of 38 Kelly Blue Book (How to look back 6 months)
Nov 16, 2008 (4:10 pm)
Is there any way to search for what a vehicle was worth 6 months ago on KBB ?
#33 of 38 Re: Kelly Blue Book (How to look back 6 months) [chkman]
Nov 16, 2008 (4:34 pm)
I don't know about KBB, but I think the last time I checke a used car value, I saw something like that is now available on edmunds.
#34 of 38 Re: Kelly Blue Book (How to look back 6 months) [jeffyscott]
Nov 28, 2008 (6:02 am)
Thanks....We had a 1999 Tacoma that passed frame inspection in June and then failed in Nov....Checking up on the difference in value.
#35 of 38 Is it worth to buy 2006 GMC Envoy or 2007 Toyota Corolla
Aug 23, 2011 (2:24 pm)
I am no car expert. I would like experts opinion on best used car to buy::
(1) GMC Envoy SLT
Mileage: 90000 miles
Visible damage/dents: Few cracks on front and back bumpers,
Known Issue: Low beam light go out and come back
(2) Toyota Corolla LE
Visible damage/dents: Few scratches and dings
Known Issue: None
Which is best to go with as for as re-sale value or best price for purchase?
#36 of 38 Re: Is it worth to buy 2006 GMC Envoy or 2007 Toyota Corolla [gmc_envoy]
by kirstie_h HOST
Aug 23, 2011 (2:26 pm)
Since this discussion is pretty inactive, I'd encourage you to visit our Real-World Trade-In Values discussion and post the same details, plus the city/state where you're located. It's a great place to get opinions like those you're seeking.
#37 of 38 Use KKB not Edmunds for used car pricing
Jan 11, 2012 (11:14 am)
Seems like this thread has gone off topic. I have never seen a dealer pull out an Edmunds used car directory.Ever! They all use the Kelley Blue Book for used car values when trading iin your car or buying a used car. If used car values are higher in Edmunds it might be good for the seller if you can convince a buyer that is what the value is. Every library where I live carries the Kelley Blue Book that the dealers use. If you are buying a car whether from a private party or dealer use Kelley Blue Book. But remember it's supply and demand.
#38 of 38 Re: Use KKB not Edmunds for used car pricing [bar20]
Jan 11, 2012 (12:33 pm)
That's definitely not universal. Almost all of the northeast US dealers use Galves (paid subscription only). Some use Black Book. Some use Manheim data. Some use a cup full of bones.