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Date: 9 Mar 2006 15:59:02 -0800
From: "Dima" <dimanospamystems.com>
Subject: Re: I'm Seeling My '02 Viggen some questions


Craig, What color interior/exterior? Where are you located? -Dima Craig M. Bobchin wrote: > Fred, > > Thanks for the info. No, I've never sold a car previously. Based on the > low miles and the theft recovery system etc.. NADA says 17,200 - 19,850. > > Also I see cars advertised by private parties as certified, what does > this mean and is it a good idea to get it certified? If so how does one > do that? > > > > > > > In article <h5ednf2QcfoWpY3Z4p2dnAnospamphia.com>, Malt_Houndnospamm-me- > not*yahoo.com says... > > > There are a few things that you apparently don't understand about buying > > and selling used cars. > > > > First and foremost, you (as a private party) will never get anything > > close to average retail value. That is what a dealership would ask (and > > later discount to make the sale) becvause they have additional overhead > > in the form of preparing the car for sale and then the implied warranty > > that must be extended by law. > > > > Next, ignore values found at kbb.com. They are a shill for dealerships > > to make more money. The trade-in values are too low and their retail > > values are too high. Instead, use NADA.com as these are the people that > > publish "the books" used by dealers. > > > > Private parties generally get something above the wholesale (aka > > "trade-in") value but definitely less than retail. Referring to nada.com: > > > > http://www.nadaguides.com > > > > Assuming "normal" mileage (which would be 60k miles for a 4 year old > > car), NADA says that your car is worth $16,150 wholesale and $18,775 > > retail, so a reasonable private party sale price would be approximately > > $17,000. Adjust up or down based on mileage and additional options. > > > > Hope that helps. > > > >

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