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Way OT/Car Value

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by esoxhunter, May 18, 2012.

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  1. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    I need some advice. I have a 1990 Buick Park Avenue that we bought from an elderly couple in Florida. (We have had it for about 7 years). They bought it new and it has never seen salt. Therefore no rust. It has 146,000 miles and does not use oil. I had a new air conditioning compressor added and it throws cold air. My question is that it doesn't have a blue book value due to its age. I understand it surely is not a collector type car; but it must have some added value due to its condition. What would be a fair price to place on something like this? Thanks in advance for any input you can give me. Ed
     
  2. burtona

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    NADA Classic auto guide gives approx $4,200 as average retail, $2,100 as low retail, $7,000 as high retail. Hope this helps.
    Dave
     
  3. GW22

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    I want to meet the fool who pays $4200 for that car. You'll be extremely lucky to get $1500.

    -Gary
     
  4. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Gary is right. But if it has the 3800 engine it will go forever
     
  5. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    Yeh it has the 3800 engine. I just want to price it fair. I was thinking that maybe $1500 would be a decent price to ask. Just wanted to get some opinions. As I am now located in Wisconsin; I figure that the car would be more desirable due to having never seen snow or salt. Ed
     
  6. X Trap 2

    X Trap 2 TS Member

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    Did you try KBB.COM or any other site that gives prices?

    Do a Google search for the price also. Ray
     
  7. John Galt

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    $7,000 sounds reasonable. If you send me $1,000, I'll send you $8,000. My agent will pick the vehicle up- I can't do it from Kenya.
     
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    I'll give you $15,000.00 for it and not a penny more!
     
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    I made a living off those 3800 motors the last few years of my work life as a rural mail carrier. Good for 250,000 easy. Bill
     
  10. bcnu

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    Good car great motor. Selling outright probably 1500 to 2 grand. Trade in at a big lot. 1000 maybe 1500. Age and miles would make it a wholesale peice for most biglots. John
     
  11. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    My son has one that has 360,000 on it with no major work. In fact very little work. $1500 is about right
     
  12. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    You may want to look at Craigs list or auto trader in your area for comps
     
  13. 391 shooter

    391 shooter Well-Known Member

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    Lets see about the math:

    Good to 350,000 miles little to no problems.

    This car has 146,000 miles on it.

    Wants $1500.00

    Car has 204,000 miles left to the good (according to above)

    At a Cost of $1500.00 for 204,000 miles of use that is $0.007352 cents per mile.

    Why don't ya just drive it till it falls apart.
     
  14. slic lee

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    Put it up for sale in local papers free and other wise to see what offers you will get.
    You can always drive it with 4 sale on it.
    I had a Beretta sgun,20G SxS GR-2, the book said it was worth $900, a gunsmith I knew laughed,start at $2500 forget the book,its what people will pay.
     
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