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trade one, park the other in storage 2 50.00%
trade both(will a dealer take 2 for 1?) 1 25.00%
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trade and spend ALL of savings to qualify for gov't assistance 0 0%
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Old 02-08-2009, 03:32 PM   #11
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LOL, just like my 81 Regal... Even as ugly & rusty as it is I've been offered $10,000 for it. Keep the 86 Z28.
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Old 02-08-2009, 03:36 PM   #12
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LOL, just like my 81 Regal... Even as ugly & rusty as it is I've been offered $10,000 for it. Keep the 86 Z28.
10, 10, 10, 10...did you say 10 grand?!!!

if that happens to us...

SOLD, whether she's home or not!
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:21 PM   #13
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I have to admit, as much as I love it and want to fix it up I'd definitely sell out of my family heirloom 1980 Buick for $10,000 in its current decrepit condition.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:10 PM   #14
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Yes, I find notes stuck to it all the time. The interior is perfect with the exception of the sagging headliner, the engine and interior look 100% stock, and there's no major body damage. A repaint and some minor body work and it'd be a great car. Plus, if someone's heard it run its the smoothest sounding early 80's car I have ever encountered. I've run nothing but Mobil 1 synthetic in it since I bought the new engine ~15 years ago.

EDIT: I forgot to mention, some people don't understand "Its my first car, and NOT for sale", and just keep raising their offer.
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:36 AM   #15
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I wish I still had my first car....'93 metro....3 cylinders of fury....it was never worth 10k.

as far as carmax goes. they are still buying cars, they are just offering less for them. I recently sold my truck to them. I probably could have gotten 500 to 1000 more for it but it was worth not dealing with the hassle to get rid of it. I used the money (along with a touch more) to pay off my wife's vehicle so I am currently payment free. carmax will also give you a quote which is good for 7 days. I always tell people to not do anything that day. take the quote and think it over. that way you don't do something stupid that you will regret. even though I got relatively nothing for my truck, it was still the best move for me in that point of my life.

and I figured the crack about the gov was just joshin'...so was mine.
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:31 AM   #16
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But a 93 Metro was worth 10K 6 months ago...

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yea, they did go for quite a bit when gas was stupid expensive.

I bought that car 2 years old and paid $5995 for it. well, my dad did.

people gave me crap because my dad bought me a car. in the end, it had no power windows, no power locks, no power steering, I think it had power brakes...maybe. oh and no a/c. it was the polar opposite of luxury.

it did have a tape deck that would skip forward by tracks. you had to have breaks in the music for it to pick it up though. found that out making a mixed tape one time.
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EDIT: I forgot to mention, some people don't understand "Its my first car, and NOT for sale", and just keep raising their offer.
They think you're just using that strategy to haggle. Try raising the offer to $100,000. At that price, they'll either think you're a jerk or they'll get the point...and if they're willing to pay it you should take it.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:56 AM   #19
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LOL, sounds like the 81 AMC Spirit that my grandmother gave my sister & I when we started driving. Factory options: AM mono radio (No radio was standard), power steering, and rear window defogger. It went far on a tank of gas though. Compact car with a 151 ci 4 cyl and a 4 speed manual tranny, + a 22 or 23 gallon fuel tank. I only filled that car once a month, and used it to commute to college 3x - 4x/wk 35 miles away. We would have kept it if it had one of 2 options 4wd (AKA the AMC Eagle), and/or A/C. Man, if it was an Eagle with factory A/C I'd probably still have it.

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