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ADVICE NEEDED: Selling an automobile

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by kokane_muthashed, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. kokane_muthashed

    kokane_muthashed Active Member

    Shortly, in a month or so, I plan on selling a 2000 Ford Ranger I have. I'm looking for advice from SJers who have had to deal with selling a car or truck. Or even if you've bought a used car from someone.

    It's a good truck; runs fine, no engine troubles. In great shape save for a few scratches here and there. The bed is toast from hauling stuff, but a bed liner will fix that nicely.

    It has almost 70,000 miles on it, which I consider low seeing how it's 8 years old. Tires still have 30,000 miles left on them. I replaced the battery last winter. Brake pads need replacing and I plan on doing that before selling it.

    I don't know whether I should park it with a sign on it or drive it around with a sign on it. Currently, it sits and collects dust for the most part.

    Any tips would be greatly appreciated......
     
  2. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    http://www.autotrader.com/
     
  3. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Park it in front of a high school with a for sale sign on it?
     
  4. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    craigslist.

    Sold 4 cars that way. Be realistic about the market price, not the value to you, then cut a little more. Look to kbb.com (kelley's blue book, adds in autotrader.com, newspaper adds, other craigslist listings). Entertain only serious buyers. Then sell.

    If you put a too high price, it will just sit.
     
  5. Madhavok

    Madhavok Active Member

    Did you already purchase a new vehicle, do you plan on doing so if not already?
     
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    How about a classified ad in your local newspaper?
     
  7. kokane_muthashed

    kokane_muthashed Active Member

    I have another car.
     
  8. Madhavok

    Madhavok Active Member

    Ah lucky you.
     
  9. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't that be odd?
    Anyway, drop a classified ad in The Paper. Let co-workers know, especially the ones with teenagers. They might be looking for a ride for them. You might also hit people that don't own a truck but but do lots of home projects. Like maybe somebody that has a jeep, but it always running down to Home Depot because his wife wants something down around the house.
    I digress.
    You'd be surprised how much response you'll get from a classified ad.
     
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I will punch you. And Jeep is capped.
     
  11. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    He wants to sell it, not keep it around as a giant plant holder.
     
  12. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    If you put a classified in the paper, send calls to a number that you won't mind having ring at 6 a.m. Subscribers keep way different hours than you likely do.
     
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