Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2006 15:53:26 GMT
From: Craig M. Bobchin <>
Subject: Re: I'm Seeling My '02 Viggen some questions

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 <>, Malt_Houndnospamm-me- not* 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 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 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 > > > > 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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