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Old 05-16-2008, 10:09 AM   #1
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Price of geo metro's on ebay

Has anyone been watching what geo metro's have been going for on ebay? I think the highest I've seen is 7300$, granted it had low miles but still this is crazy.. it's like 5-7x the price on kbb. Thankfully I bought my 95 vx 8 months ago for 3200! These prices are starting to get into the range of what used insights with over 120k miles were going for a few months ago.
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:24 AM   #2
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CRXs are doing the same!
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:37 AM   #3
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Lets see 10 MPG 10,000 gallons per hundred k miles.

50 mpg 2000 gallons per hundred k

8000 gallons at 5 bucks a gallon 40 grand

Now how much was that car worth?

Im still 1600 gallons ahead of a 33 mpg car thats 12.8 grand

Compare the fuel cost to the car cost its becoming more of the fuel cost compared to a car.

I have $5000 in mine and expect another 200k miles, thats 4000 gallons of fuel or 20grand 10 cents a mile.

When I hit 230 k miles Ill see how she is holding up.

25k total for 200 greand miles is a pretty good deal, like a Prius with a free gas card for 8 years.

My car will be worth more than any Prius with 230,000 miles when it is 8 years old.

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I've got a 95 Metro that needs a clutch setting in the yard. Got if for free last year. Guess this is the right time to put a clutch in and sell it.

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I've noticed it more with Metros than CRX's. A clean CRX has gone up about 30-40% in price, whereas metros have gone up almost an order of magnitude.

I was looking at getting a metro last year when gas was $2.90 and I had a 90 mile round trip for my job. Back then you could get a decent running metro for under a grand. On the other hand CRX's are a tuning car and they have always been around $1500-2500 for a running example. CRX's were only produced until 91, and the metro was produced many years after that, so I think most people will go for a newer metro, thus the higher pricing.
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Old 05-16-2008, 04:30 PM   #6
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Better enjoy it while it lasts.

Small cars with even better mpg than VX's and XFi's on are on their way.

I'm saving up now for 2011 to 2013, by then 21st century gas sippers in the 60 to 80 mpg range will become available - I hope !!!!

Does anyone want to guess whether or not crude oil goes down in price again sometime in the next five years or so? My guess is no but it's happened before and could very well happen again.

Man-made global warming is the wild card here. Do policymakers believe it's actually occurring or are they using it as yet another scam to fleece the rest of us.

Stay tuned.
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my guess is that it will go down in early june and then start back up from late june till late august, then drop off through october. But the long range trend will always be up.
Just a guess. Maybe its time to purchase an electric bicycle and charge it with solar.
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Chrysler is giving people gas for 3 years at $2.99 a gallon up to 12,000 miles a year for buying a new jeep.
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Hmmm....went to the Cadillac dealer the other day to order a part for my '83 Eldorado. Had two (count 'em!) salesmen descend upon me and my $200 '91 Metro offering me 10 grand trade for anything I wanted! Guess times must be tough out there!
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I've got a 95 Metro that needs a clutch setting in the yard. Got if for free last year. Guess this is the right time to put a clutch in and sell it.

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Heck, you could sell it cheap to a good home without the clutch... TO ME!!

Seriously, how much do you want for it?
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