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Old 12-21-2003, 12:55 PM   #1
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Unhappy Well the time has come...

For financial reasons, I have to sell my car. Now I have look at NADA and Kellys Blue Book and I am having a hard time coming up with a good price to sell my car for. NADA says $13,200 to a dealer and 15,625 to sell on my own and Kelly's says $12,415. Now I only have 5,700 miles on a 2002 SVTF, and I'm in the process of returning the few things I've done back to stock. My questions would be:
How good of luck will I have selling my SVTF?
Will I get at least $13,000, (for I still owe $15,900 and will still owe after it is sold)?
Am I just screwed?
Has anyone here had any luck selling theirs for a good price?

Any comments would be appreciated.

Thanks All,
One Sad Boy

P.S. Anyone with a stock Cat they want to sell please P.M. me. Thank you


 
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Old 12-21-2003, 01:31 PM   #2
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Bummer that you have to sell your car. You will almost always get screwed having to sell a car the first year of owning it. The best thing you can hope for is to get what you still owe on the car. You might not be able to sell it immediatly, but that is better than losing a couple of grand. Good luck!
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Old 12-21-2003, 02:58 PM   #3
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put it on ebay leave mods on it and mention the F&F and some rich kid will suck it up.

trust me my friend got 20,000 for a civic with a body kit and nos
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Old 12-21-2003, 03:26 PM   #4
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I just recently did a search for 02's with plans to buy...I ended up getting a new 03 but what I found out was that the 02's were listed anywhere from high 15's to low 12's depending on mileage, who was selling (dealer or private party), and what was done to them. The low mileage will help you. If you have the time, be firm in your price and wait it out, these things are going like hotcakes around here. In my time of searching (two weeks), cars that I called about early in the search were gone by the end of the two weeks.

Look up some used one's that are similar to your's and see what people are asking...set your price competitively and see what happens. It's easy to want to sell quickly and sacrifice a few bucks to have the headache of selling out of the way...but being patient will net you more money in the end. Good luck!!
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Old 12-21-2003, 04:41 PM   #5
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I'm selling mine too. And RocknRollin is right, sucks sellin a car with the first 18 months or so, your "upside down". I'm selling mine cuz I need a 4X4 truck again. I only have 11,000 miles on my '02, with mods, and I am selling mine for only 12,700. I am going to take a hit, which will cost me about 3k, give or take a few hundred bucks, but it is worth it to me to get out of it in favor of another truck. This car doesnt fit my lifestyle.

You could always try and find someone to take over the payments, but thats hard. You may, like me, have to take a hit. Meaning sell the car for less than you owe, and having to pay the remaining balance. I am just going to roll the remaining balance (3K) into my new truck payment.
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Old 12-21-2003, 04:49 PM   #6
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Forgot to mention, watch out for car scams on the net. I got an email from some dirtbag, supposedly from the Netherlands, saying they wanted to buy my car. Here's the email...

"Dear Sir,

I am Christene Whiley from Netherland, I will like to purchase the above subject matter, as it was fund on a web site for sale. And payment shall be through an American Cashier Check issued in USA.

Kindly let me know the follwoing information for the payment purpose:

1. Cost whithout shipping cost
2.Name to make a cashier check payment to
3. Address to send it to with Phone Number

Thanks for your co-operation while awaiting your response.

Regards,

Christene"

Ya right. they send you a Cashiers Check, from some fleabag ridden dump like n igeria. Trick is, they "overpay" you, and pretend to make a "mistake" when filling out the check. They ask you to send them back the money they overpaid, usually about 5K. The check is bogus, but you cash it, then send them back the 5K they overpaid. You keep the cash they paid for the car, then the bank comes lookin for ya. HAHAHAHAHAHHA
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Old 12-21-2003, 06:46 PM   #7
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Sorry u gotta get rida her but u never know something good may cum of it
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I'm sorry and sad to hear that you have to sell you SVTF. During the holiday season you may not get many hits, but once income tax refund checks start rolling in, sales always increase.
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I think Johnny Bolt makes a good point about someone taking over payments. What aftrmarket parts does it have on it?
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To answer your first question..

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It would be wonderful for someone to take over my payments but they are so frickin high. Because of a bankruptcy a few years ago, I am paying 18.5% and the payment are very close to $400 a month plus $160 for insurance. I have to decide between the car or my house and right now it the house because it will pay me back in the long run.
 
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