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I am apulled at the rediclus value of our beloved cars. it discused me that my car being top of the line wouldent sell for 3K (bad example) but you get it.

my theory is that if ALL of us ask a little more than average when selling our cars that we as a several thousand member fourm could probably boost up the value a little. maby other forums would catch on.

maby i'm just stuborn but if I was going to sell my car I wouldent let it go for less than 4K its just too sweet of a ride. I mean what other car simaliar in year and condition can you buy that is as powerfull as the SHO and comfortable as the taurus in general.

ok quick compare, the grand am and GP don't handle as good and arnt nearly as comfortable, maby its just my smal stature but I hate them, and the arn't as powerfull. I could talk about comparisons all day but i'll spare my keyboard and just go drive around.
 

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This is pretty much useless. There are hundreds of thousands of Tauri on the roads these days, and the actions of 1% of the owners is not enough to do anything. Sorry to break it to you.

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yeah...i agree with JR.....there really isn't ANY point....and there are SO many tauri's around...and most people who drive one could care less....becuase i know many people who own one..and they're like, oh it's just a taurus...
 

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one of the people on my block mentioned he would like a second car to use for work. I mentioned that I have a 90 taurus wagon in perfect running condition with 95K miles. He said, I'll give you 400 for it. I boldly said...no less than $1200. :p
 
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Unfortunately, there's so many of these cars still on the road, and most of them have issues of one sort or another. Fact of the matter is, our cars' resale value resembles that of the dried up dog poop on the sidewalk.

It's a two edged sword though, it sucks for those of us trying to sell, and it's good for those of us trying to buy.
 

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It's a two edged sword though, it sucks for those of us trying to sell, and it's good for those of us trying to buy.
Very True, i got my 99 SE 'tec loaded for a pretty good price :notworthy:
 

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Resale on every car is low. The used car market is taking a severe beating right now in a world of low interest rates, zero-down leases and zero-percent-financing on brand new cars. Plus, nobody these days cares how their cars drive, they just want to own the coolest-sounding make-them-seem-rich vehicle. People like us who love SHOs are few and far between.

I would suggest hanging on for a buyer who really appreciates the car. If your SHO has had 60k work done and the typical SHO maintenance, someone eventually will come by and show an interest. I feel you though. My 99 Sable has a mint interior, fairly good exterior, and runs better than any other gen 3 I've driven (in stock form), passes emission test with ease, and everything in the car works. I was asking $5800 CDN ($4200 US) and I didn't get ONE call for this great 5 year old car. So I said forget it, I love it, forget about buying something that costs half to operate, I'll just drive it half the time!
 
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Originally posted by sundarpn@Oct 10 2004, 03:45 PM
so the point is with such a low resale.. dont put any money into it....
or your ROI will suck big time
There is no ROI with cars, only in exceptional cases like collector cars, or the older musclecars.

In general, cars are NOT an investment.
 

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somedude smoked a big fattie before posting this... :)
<_<

I was board, either way i'm still not letting go of my car cheap when/if I ever decide to sell it.

like all the internships I ever been at they all say "don't get in to this business (automotive) there isn't any money in it... go in to the porno buss while you still can (as he slides his bottom toolbox draw open full of nuddy mags) :lol2:

the SHO is slowly gaining respect in my area so I guess that good.
 

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Originally posted by somedude@Oct 11 2004, 07:24 PM
I was board, either way i'm still not letting go of my car cheap when/if I ever decide to sell it.
Good luck, man...just remember that there are hundreds of thousands of Tauri, and even though you have a SHO, it has 188K miles on it, and you're not going to get jack **** for your car with that mileage. People will just go elsewhere. It's simple economics.

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Originally posted by godspunk32+Oct 11 2004, 07:44 PM--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (godspunk32 @ Oct 11 2004, 07:44 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-somedude@Oct 11 2004, 07:24 PM
I was board, either way i'm still not letting go of my car cheap when/if I ever decide to sell it.
Good luck, man...just remember that there are hundreds of thousands of Tauri, and even though you have a SHO, it has 188K miles on it, and you're not going to get jack **** for your car with that mileage. People will just go elsewhere. It's simple economics.

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many people say that but I have documantation that shows nearly everything has been replaced recently. it took me 2 years but everything is fixed now.

the only origional thing it the engine which has a nearly complete maint. reccord, but with recent dyno results showing 172 WHP I think its safe to say she is running tip top

that would be a 22% drivetrain loss/wear oh I need to update my sig its 190,800 now

i'm sure the mialage will still push people away but i'm not too worried about it.

:notworthy: high mile club :notworthy:
 

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Just realize that your car has 190K on it, and there are many SHOs to be had with less mileage than what you'll be looking for. People aren't going to pay more for it than what the market will support, regardless of how well the maintenance was done. It's just the way the world works. For instance, even if your car was in perfect condition mechanically and cosmetically, the Kelley Blue Book value is only about $2700, whereas, if it's in fair condition, you can expect less than $1900 for it. Sorry to break this to you, but most people will not look for a high mileage Taurus, even if it IS a SHO.

JR
 
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