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Old 12-28-2017, 05:21 AM
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Im selling my daughters car, (bought her a new one for college), and would like to do it myself. Its a 2008, but has very low miles. Already tried CL, and FB Marketplace.
Do any of you know a good website to use? Preferably in the FL, or SE Region. Car sales are a little out of my element.
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The Hull Truth comes to mind......
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What is it?!
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What is it?!
Pontiac Solstice GXP Turbo convertible...30k miles

https://www.google.com/search?q=pont...LnPP6hY5WTDuM:
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auto trader
letgo
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edmunds
car gurus
that should be a good start
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try the website "bringatrailer"
My brother in law has used it successfully.
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Are you asking too much? It’s one thing to sell a car that is not made anymore but a whole mother thing to sell a car where the manufacturer is not around anymore. Daewoo comes to mind.

You could always bring it to car max and see if they want it.
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The Solstice forum is my recommendation
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Auto trader is where I would start after looking up the value on NADA. What did the dealer offer as trade-in value.
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No offense but if it didn't sell on CL or FB marketplace you're asking too much.

Cars (or anything else) on those two sites which are fairly priced will move, and usually quickly.

I've had a hard time buying ANYTHING off of fb marketplace it moves so fast.
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No offense but if it didn't sell on CL or FB marketplace you're asking too much.

Cars (or anything else) on those two sites which are fairly priced will move, and usually quickly.

I've had a hard time buying ANYTHING off of fb marketplace it moves so fast.
Im asking 2k under KBB value, with room to negotiate.
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Originally Posted by floridian View Post
Im asking 2k under KBB value, with room to negotiate.
Don't shoot the messenger.

kbb is one thing, what someone is willing to pay for it is another

good luck

I very firmly believe I know what the problem is . . . what are (were) you asking for it?
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Im asking 2k under KBB value, with room to negotiate.
Advice above is a good general rule but in Some FL areas craigslist sucks it isn’t used that much.

2k under what book value? Retail?
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Originally Posted by crazybeard View Post
Advice above is a good general rule but in Some FL areas craigslist sucks it isn’t used that much.

2k under what book value? Retail?
Kelly BB, and yes. If anything, I under graded it.
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Craigslist and Carguru are good websites for selling.

First, go on auto-trader and do a 500 mile search for your specific car. See what others are priced for and then understand that you can probably sell for what the LOWEST comparable is priced.

I have bought and sold a bunch personally. One of the best methods I have used is to park the for sale item on a busy corner or road if you have that opportunity.

Good luck - those are pretty cool little cars.
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Kbb is dealer oriented.

Try edmunds. More realistic prices.
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Got your pm.

Even in outstanding condition (incl mileage adjustment) you are too high.

Good luck with it.

Edmunds will confirm that.
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Better keep the asking price for the car a secret. Don't want anyone to find out.
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Originally Posted by floridian View Post
Pontiac Solstice GXP Turbo convertible...30k miles

https://www.google.com/search?q=pont...LnPP6hY5WTDuM:
Those are an oddball of a car. Nothing wrong with them, but definitely a limited market. I was looking at a sky redline (the sister car) and they just weren’t very popular with anybody. Prices are low because of that.

I would try the brand specific forums as they’d be interested in a non-modified Florida car.

Where’s the guy on here who had the yellow sky ? I think he may have sold it on here.

I’ve bought and sold all my used vehicles off craigslist or autotrader. (Mostly autotrader) kbb pricing is a mess, you need to be realistic and look at what is for sale online and price according to those. (And assume they end up selling for 5-15% less than asking)

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