Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 14:26:00 -0000
From: "Andy Hookins" <andrew.hookinsnopsamamnopsamodata.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Should I trade 95 9000CS for 98 9000LPT Automatic


"Nel Frikandel" <nelfrikandelnopsamail.com> wrote in message news:7vl37vso0gr69m2l673p5kkl12jedggadqnopsamcom... > > Funny thing by the way, the 96 and 97 9000's in that dealeship were > higher priced than some 9-5's from 98, with comparable mileage. I > asked the too tanned car sales man about that, and he said a 9000 and > a 9-5 were a different league... (?!?) thus implying that 9000's were > justifiably more expensive than 9-5's, but did not explain why. > Classic value? Build quality? Or car-salesman bullsh*t? Who will say.. I've noticed that too, I'm looking for a good late c900 and really good examples of those seem to be priced at the same level as 2-3 year younger gm900s with similar or slightly lower mileages. I think that the thing is that these cars were produced for over a decade and so that by the end of their respective production runs they were more evolved than many other brands' cars ever get with more of the bugs ironed out. Secondly, the last 'few' before a new model is released are often loaded with all the creature comforts you could ever wish for. Thirdly, never buy version 1 of anything - the perception (and its usually true to varying degrees) is that it will have problems with build quality, some design isuues etcetera. So this will tend to suppress the resale value of early examples of a new model of car. Lastly, when a car has a certain following but starts to become short in supply then the effects of supply and demand start to apply and the price then becomes artificially inflated. As I said, this is just what I think and I think I've wasted too much time thinking about it ;-) I need to get out more. AndyH '94 9000 CDE

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