thinking of saling

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by bobkat21, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. bobkat21

    bobkat21 New Member

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    I was thinking of getting a newer car but wondering what would be the best way to get rid of my 05 pruis. sale it out right or trade it in ?
     
  2. rufaro

    rufaro WeePoo, Gen II

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    As these things go, generally speaking, YOU will virtually ALWAYS get more money selling it yourself than going for a trade in. I don't know if this "convential wisdom" applies to Prii, but that is the historical trend. A dealer MUST pay you less than the car's value because they MUST re-sell it. If you DO decide to go for a trade-in...go in and make your best deal WITHOUT saying you have a trade. Once you have a commitment from a dealer on their selling price...THEN bring in your trade.
     
  3. richard schumacher

    richard schumacher shortbus driver

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    I thought this thread was about sail boats.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(IsrAmeriPrius @ Aug 9 2006, 04:36 PM) [snapback]300388[/snapback]</div>
    Yea, me too. I know its bad form to critisize speling on the web, but when I read aboutt duel exhawsts, or the lack of rare disk breaks on the Pius, well...

    Rick
    2006 #4 Silver
     
  6. bruceha_2000

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(bobkat21 @ Aug 9 2006, 03:05 AM) [snapback]300081[/snapback]</div>
    I'm guessing it won't be an easy sale. Even with the tax credit reduced after Sept 1, someone buying a new Prius will make out better than buying your used one unless you drop the price below their out of pocket cost plus allowance for mileage AND 1 year less on the warrantees AND the fact that the 2005 doesn't have the better display and back-up camera.
    My wife's '06 with NAV cost us less than my '04 with Nav and I have Prius envy for the rear view camera and higher res display :)
     
  7. Charles Suitt

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    :rolleyes: The original posts' spelling and grammer lead me to believe this may be a young teen posting for fun - perhaps a troll just looking for activity and recognition..
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(IsrAmeriPrius @ Aug 9 2006, 04:36 PM) [snapback]300388[/snapback]</div>
    Heh, I thought it was just me.

    I should take a picture of my sunfish on its trailer behind my Prius.

    I guess I'd rather go sailing
     
  9. Jonnycat26

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Charles Suitt @ Aug 10 2006, 05:05 PM) [snapback]301083[/snapback]</div>
    Given the person's posting history, it would appear that's not the case. Perhaps you should look before you say such things. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Schmika

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Jonnycat26 @ Aug 10 2006, 08:33 PM) [snapback]301203[/snapback]</div>

    WHAT!!! And ruin a perfectly good "grouch" post? Someone has to do it, and I always depend on Chuck!
     
  11. FireEngineer

    FireEngineer Active Member

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    Bobkat21 is quite genuine and a member of our Chicago Prius group. Sorry to here you will be selling your car.

    Wayne
     
  12. DaveinOlyWA

    DaveinOlyWA 3rd Time was Solariffic!!

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    well i could discuss, typos, grammer and whatever, however dont see the point....soooo

    Bob? are you just looking for an '07 with more options?
     
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