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www.kbb.com came up with >this<

my mechanic is selling it. said he's replacing the breaks before I get it and he's re-sealing the oil pan cause it leaks.

my car, is worth $1,310 (with all problems described)

his is worth $1,810 (if its a LX) or $1,460 (if its a GL)

Now here comes the fun part. when I asked him what he wanted to get for the car, he told me $3,500.

kept talking and he's willing to give me $1,400 for mine if I buy his (after I called him on the price that KBB.com shows for private seller) and I just have to throw in an extra $1,500.

so. the way I see it. $2,900, for a car that has only 31k miles less than mine, and is just 3 years newer (even though the paint is shiny where mine is oxodized to hell and I have 2 small dents more than his) just doesn't seem like THAT good a good deal.

Couldn't I find a decent condition, Taurus with not as many miles on it for $3,500?

How much would you pay for the car?


Thanks, and sorry for all the Questions.
 

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any taurus 10 years old is barely gonna bring in a grand.

You are better off hanging onto it.

If you are out to buy one and they charge much more than that, start laughing at them.
 

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Originally posted by Firespirit@May 14 2004, 09:16 PM
For $3,500... go get a g3!!
Thats what I was thinking. hell. my co worker is selling is 97 Accord for less than this guy wants for the taurus and his car is fully loaded with leather and sun roof.
 

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we got our 95 last june for $4,000 with 52,000miles on it. and its the SE with everything
 

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Gen2 Tauruses barely go above 2k if at all. My 93 LX with 97k miles has a private seller value of around $1800 IIRC. Even then, buyers can still haggle with you. For 3-4k, I would honestly buy a gen3 or that accord that you mentioned - better reliability records (esp the trannies compared to a gen2) and better resale value if you sell it in the future (newer cars, and the honda especially).
 

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I just paid $2800 for my '99 taurus a week ago. Granted, its not a Duritec, and has 138,000 but none the less the deals are there.
 

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wayyy too much. There is a mint 94 SHO here for 3,400 and it's just...MINT. Only like 90k miles, seats are perfect, clear headlights...no leaks...etc.
 

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Originally posted by 91MercSable3.8L@May 14 2004, 09:12 PM
www.kbb.com came up with >this<

my mechanic is selling it. said he's replacing the breaks before I get it and he's re-sealing the oil pan cause it leaks.

my car, is worth $1,310 (with all problems described)

his is worth $1,810 (if its a LX) or $1,460 (if its a GL)

Now here comes the fun part. when I asked him what he wanted to get for the car, he told me $3,500.

kept talking and he's willing to give me $1,400 for mine if I buy his (after I called him on the price that KBB.com shows for private seller) and I just have to throw in an extra $1,500.

so. the way I see it. $2,900, for a car that has only 31k miles less than mine, and is just 3 years newer (even though the paint is shiny where mine is oxodized to hell and I have 2 small dents more than his) just doesn't seem like THAT good a good deal.

Couldn't I find a decent condition, Taurus with not as many miles on it for $3,500?

How much would you pay for the car?


Thanks, and sorry for all the Questions.
Even a 1994 LX with low miles, clean title, and immaculate condition inside and out would not be worth THAT much.

The only justification for the higher price would be if the mechanic is trying to get money from the time he's spending to fix the car prior to putting it up for sale.

BTW, do you live in the Central Florida area?

If you do, I may be able to accomodate you. My pop has a dealer license, which means that we can go to a nifty dealer auction at Daytona where cars are sold for wholesale prices in an auction environment. Going there is like being a six year old at a Toys R Us store. You look around the lot and see a car you like, then we wait for the lot to go into the auction area. There are usually thousands of cars from almost every make imaginable that get sold there every Wednesday evening.

However, my father collects a percentage as a commission for acquiring the car at auction. Plus, you have to have the money upfront. There are no monthly payments at a dealer auction. But you do have a greenlight warranty if the car is sold with a green light.

If the car is sold as a green light, meaning that it's drivable and can be registered immediately, and you run into driveability problems within 30 days, all we'd have to do is take the car back to the auctioneers and you get your money back. No questions asked. - Reinhart
 
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