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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-11-2003, 04:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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Am I asking too much for this car?

Here are the details... I've spent over $1,500 in the last two months on this car.... I am asking $2,400....

What do you guys think this car is worth? Or is it worth what I am asking and just having a hard time finding a buyer?

UPDATE, car has brand new front rotors and pads 31-OCT-2003 and also the wheel covers are now painted a graphite metallic... I can get updated and better pics next week, the rear bumper cover has the piece missing as seen in the pics, but is only visible from the rear.

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Almost 129,000 miles on the car...

New inner and outer tie rod ends on both sides

Tranny fluid and filter changed at 127,000....

have new spark plugs and pcv valve...

Car has new antifreeze and radiator cap also...






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Re: Am I asking too much for this car?

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Here are the details... I've spent over $1,500 in the last two months on this car.... I am asking $2,400....

What do you guys think this car is worth? Or is it worth what I am asking and just having a hard time finding a buyer?
it may be a reasonable asking price.....but a lot will depend on marketing & advertising. (ie: do you have it posted in other forums? autotrader? do you park the car in a visible/well populated area? is it clear the car is for sale? (try some of the orange for sale signs, some people might be nevious about walking up to a car and looking at it with only white pieces of paper in the window)
and the market for a cheap, used car is pretty tight. a lot of times people will just wait for a really good bargin for a car and jump on the deal rather than just go for an average price. so it could just be a matter of time as well
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yes party is right..also cars.com is another.
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also, another thing to remember......
its not always a bad thing to put the asking price a little high and put OBO or open to offers; that way when people start trying to negociate, you'll be less likely to sell it for a price much lower than what you want to because you started the price slightly higher than what you really expected for it anyway (basically.....slightly higher price will give you more flexibility when negociating. otherwise if you start the price as low as you possibly want to go, then people will try to negociate well below what you want to get)
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Re: Am I asking too much for this car?

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Car has new antifreeze and radiator cap also...
Your car doesn't have one of these.. so I would NOT use it as a selling point.
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Re: Re: Am I asking too much for this car?

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Your car doesn't have one of these.. so I would NOT use it as a selling point.
Sure his car has a rad cap , but its not on the rad its on the overflow bottle. ;)
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If thats body damage i see, i know that even a small amount of damage is discouraging to buyers. I knew a guy who would buy cars at auction and resell them but whenever there was body damage he would struggle to get his cash back. Investing a hundred bucks in a new bumper might get you another 300 in return. But other than that, 2400 is a pretty good asking price for a car like that.
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I can tell you this. #1 People on this site arent gonna buy this car. They probably already own one and arent gonna shell out another $2400 for one. #2 People shopping for cars this time of year are looking for winter beaters. #3 If you havent had any inquires, then you arent trying hard enough to sell it.

Finally, people on this site also tend to dislike people who show up, register, and then try to sell their car. We are not a free place to try and sell things. It seems like the only other question that you asked besides selling your car was that you had a problem with it, and couldnt sell it because of that.

Just my opinion, but if you've spent $1500 and there's nothing wrong with it, then why are you trying to sell it?


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Finally, people on this site also tend to dislike people who show up, register, and then try to sell their car. We are not a free place to try and sell things. It seems like the only other question that you asked besides selling your car was that you had a problem with it.

Just my opinion, but if you've spent $1500 and there's nothing wrong with it, then why are you trying to sell it?
I didn't sign up to try and sell this car... I signed up because I bought it and then after spending $1,500 on it decided that I would just buy a brand new car... which I did (2003.5 Mazdaspeed Protege)

You're right though, selling this car here would likely be hard because most everyone here knows what quality Chrysler put into their cars... (not much, I guess)

After LONG list of stuff I replaced in two months, I decided that this car wasn't for me... Car is fine and dandy when nothing is needing replaced or repaired, I just was tired of listening to the bitching from my girlfriend about how she didn't like it...

Plus once I looked around and saw that most of the folks driving these cars were 60+ years old I started feeling a little "out of place"

The problem I asked about ended up being the "radiator" cap (as it is LISTED ON THE PACKAGE I BOUGHT, for those that say the car doesn't have one) I freaked out because I had already spent $1,400 in repairs in TWO months of owning this car. I was getting VERY discouraged with the car and had already bought the brand new Mazdaspeed so I was just spent.

I was considering the Neon SRT-4 as well as the MSP, but then I remembered it was a Dodge/Chrysler product and didn't feel like having a car that would likely spend more time in the dealer for warranty work than in my driveway where the MSP sits.

I still drive the Concorde to work on a daily basis and the Cobra and the MSP are my weekend toys for now. I don't need three cars and with my roommate having two my driveway and garage are rather "crowded".

The above are the reasons I decided to sell this car, so yeah, if you look when I signed up and when I bought the MSP (I can send you a pic of the contract if you like) you will see that I did not sign up just soley for the purpose of selling this car.

If this was in now way a personal attack then sorry, I mistook some of your words / implications.

Thanks to everyone for the opinions and help... ya never know I may just end up keeping the Corde as I have about $3,500 invested in it with purchase and repairs... I didn't think $2,400 was too much to ask.

"Jason97Concorde" The only reason I didn't use this user ID is because I have been Jason94Cobra for the last 4-5 years and I always type it out of habit...
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It wasnt meant as an attack, just questioning some of the things. As a fyi, most of the people on this site are relatively young. After some surfing and chatting, you'll find that most of us are actually 18-25 years old. And another fyi, 1st generation LH's, (just like early 2nd gens) are really hit and miss when it comes to repairs. The one thing that Chyrsler did get right with these cars is the maintenance schedule. I'll be damned if my waterpump didnt go out at almost exactly 80k miles.
Anyway, I hope that you sell it or keep it if need be. And btw, I think that $2,400 is a steal anyway.


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Re: Re: Re: Am I asking too much for this car?

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Sure his car has a rad cap , but its not on the rad its on the overflow bottle. ;)
duh.

I was spacing and re-read it after this post. I thought it was "distributor cap".

Stupid brain.
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WOW, I think I just got up on the wrong side of my bedroom tonight before work...

I don't hate the car at all... I just didn't like the repair bills and now with three cars I'm feeling crowded, if it doens't sell soon it will be my "winter" car as Texas goes... (rainy season, slightly chilly) ;)

You guys are cool... I just took the post a little too personally tonight I think.

see ya next time...
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As a fyi, most of the people on this site are relatively young. After some surfing and chatting, you'll find that most of us are actually 18-25 years old.
i'm 16 yrs old. my 96 concorde lxi is my first car and i love it. i dont feel out of place driving it at all. some of my friends/peers make fun of it, but i really dont give a sh*t what they say/think about it.
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