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RevMonster
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RevMonster Oct 13, 12:02am - #298700 

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help! i need to sell my car!

Okay guys... many of you know, my Celi is up for sale right now. Currently, I have it listed in both the Autotrader and the Recycler. Also, I have it sitting at the local autofaire from Friday-Sunday every week. Three weeks and no luck yet. I know selling a one-year-old car is always difficult, but can anyone offer advice?

For those of you who bought your Celi used and private-party, where did you look? Want to get this thing off my hands, so I can get a nice ragtop. spineyes

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xxmonkeyboixx Oct 13, 12:31am - #298701 

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your selling your car??? eek

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xxmonkeyboixx Oct 13, 12:32am - #298702 

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what is a ragtop??? convertible??? spineyes

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RevMonster Oct 13, 12:39am - #298703 

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Originally Posted by xxmonkeyboixx
what is a ragtop??? convertible??? spineyes


rofl

yes, and yes.

after a year with one, i've realized i'm too much of a beach-bum type for a fixed roof. spineyes

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00celica00gt Oct 13, 12:52am - #298704 

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try putting it at a heavy traffic location. At a corner or something. Ask the store if you can leave you car there and offer money.

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RaptorGTS Oct 13, 2:11am - #298705 
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or trade it in. You will lose some money but be stubborn and it wont be too bad. Plus you can trade for what you want
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ghostingcelica Oct 13, 7:10am - #298706 
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wuts the recycler? a site? can you link me?
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RevMonster Oct 13, 7:16am - #298707 

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Hmm... there is this side street right by the freeway where people always park cars with sale signs. I think that I might leave it there this week.

The recycler is a classified paper that comes once a week in the mail out here... I'm not sure if it's online or not.

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Chelica815 Oct 13, 8:18am - #298708 
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I sold my Focus on Craigslist. I found my 00 GTS on Craigslist.

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JBing Oct 13, 8:26am - #298709 

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Try lowering the price, half the time thats the problem. Not sure about cali. but on the east coast sports cars dont sell well in the fall months

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Chelica815 Oct 13, 8:29am - #298710 
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When posting don't say that your price is firm, state a price but do mention that you are willing to negotiate or even post OBO. Post tons of pictures, people love seeing what they are planning on buying. Have all records ready, or even mention extras that you are going to be including with the car.

Use the word "Only" a lot when mentioning the price of the car.

What I did that helped me a lot was opening up Carfax and post a link of my Carfax record.

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jonnyess Oct 13, 2:14pm - #298711 

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I searched for 6 months online before I found mine, even then, I drove 150 miles 2x to get it. There just aren't a lot of low-mileage black GTS around! People searching online know exactly what they are looking for, so be specific in your writeup. If someone is looking for what you got, they'll find you.

The odds of someone in the Celi market luckily driving by your busy location and spotting the car are lower IMO, but can't hurt. A 1 yr old car is the best bargain from a financial perspective, as you've bitten off that first yr's depreciation. Also, if you've made a lot of exterior, you will probly limit the market as well.

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ghostingcelica Oct 13, 5:15pm - #298712 
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craigslist is good. i'm trying to find a car on it rite now.
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Chelica815 Oct 13, 7:20pm - #298713 
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Ghostingcelica, ur buying another car? Sups with the Celi?

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WaWaWAGTS Oct 13, 7:26pm - #298714 
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i bought my car from the recycler.. its well organized i like it thumbsup
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white_celicagts Oct 13, 7:34pm - #298715 

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celicas don't have a huge market... I had large for sale vinyls stickers on my windows and a for sale sign in my car for 6 months, I had a bunch of kids asking how much I wanted for it but noone was really serious. I even had it listed below private book price. I have found that its very hard to sell a celica if you really need to. The only way a dealer is going to take it off your hands is if your willing to get rid of it for wholesale and trade up to a newer car frown

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eddie_725 Oct 13, 10:09pm - #298716 
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RevMonster: Get a MR2 Spyder or an eclipse spyder to replace the celica or even a solara.

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Designer_GTS Oct 16, 5:19am - #298717 
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Put an ad in the newspaper. The only people that are going to call are going to be serious. I ran an ad for my old car and sold it within a day.
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verano Oct 16, 5:34am - #298718 

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Originally Posted by eddie_725
RevMonster: Get a MR2 Spyder or an eclipse spyder to replace the celica or even a solara.


i think jon is getting either an s2000 or a miata(maybe not enough room for you man)...s2000 thumbsup
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morris Oct 16, 8:41am - #298719 
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Are you selling it with the sound system? or did you go back to stock?
anyways, I think you should drop the price at least 2k frown
Good look with that. wave

BTW you should join us @ Chino 10.17.04 meet thumbsup
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