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The value of an MT-5

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Maybe I'm cheap, but a 20 year old car with some good sized rust damage like that along with what appears to be paint transfer, I probably wouldnt pay 1000 for. Especially in a Taurus with it's notoriously bad resale value.
 

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QUOTE (00tec-saTX @ Jun 18 2009, 03:54 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=733369
Maybe I'm cheap, but a 20 year old car with some good sized rust damage like that along with what appears to be paint transfer, I probably wouldnt pay 1000 for. Especially in a Taurus with it's notoriously bad resale value.[/b]
I'm afraid that even in absolute mint condition w/ 75k miles it was probably worth ~$1500 tops. Sorry about the car though, it looks pretty banged up.
 

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If that accident was the other way around. We probably wouldn't be having this conversation. I'm glad you're still in one piece though!
The car though, as much as it's uber rare in terms of Taurus numbers. It's not the most sought after car. It's like the centennial edition 2003.
 

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QUOTE (Jeremiah @ Jun 18 2009, 05:05 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=733388
QUOTE (00tec-saTX @ Jun 18 2009, 03:54 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=733369
Maybe I'm cheap, but a 20 year old car with some good sized rust damage like that along with what appears to be paint transfer, I probably wouldnt pay 1000 for. Especially in a Taurus with it's notoriously bad resale value.[/b]
I'm afraid that even in absolute mint condition w/ 75k miles it was probably worth ~$1500 tops. Sorry about the car though, it looks pretty banged up.
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The insurance company determined the value to be $1,522.30
 

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QUOTE (rdan370 @ Jun 23 2009, 06:23 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=734628
QUOTE (Jeremiah @ Jun 18 2009, 05:05 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=733388
QUOTE (00tec-saTX @ Jun 18 2009, 03:54 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=733369
Maybe I'm cheap, but a 20 year old car with some good sized rust damage like that along with what appears to be paint transfer, I probably wouldnt pay 1000 for. Especially in a Taurus with it's notoriously bad resale value.[/b]
I'm afraid that even in absolute mint condition w/ 75k miles it was probably worth ~$1500 tops. Sorry about the car though, it looks pretty banged up.
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The insurance company determined the value to be $1,522.30
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Take the money and run. I wouldn't have given you more than $200 for it. I know they're rare, but there's a reason for that - very few people want a grossly underpowered 4-cyl Taurus.
 

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$1500 for any Gen I in that condition would be remarkable.
 

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QUOTE (Stocker @ Jun 23 2009, 09:39 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=734696
$1500 for any Gen I in that condition would be remarkable.[/b]
Very true. :werd: You lucked out.

BTW Stocker, your PM box is full...it won't accept incoming messages.
 

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Aside from it being totaled, isn't that one awfully highly optioned for what was considered an L only with manual trans? It has Cornering Lamps!!
 

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Those pics made me sad. :(

At least you're ok though. It's a good thing the Taurus has always been one of the safest midsize sedans, even back then.
 

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Had a lot of rust and paint flaws before, so I would think you'll be lucky to get $1000 and that's if some buyer knew what an MT-5 was. If they offered you $1522...take it!

Sorry for your loss, glad you're OK...looked like a nasty wreck.
 
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