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help! i need to sell my car! #298700 Oct 12, 5:02pm Oct 12, 5:02pm
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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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Re: *help!*... i need to sell my car! [Re: RevMonster] #298701 Oct 12, 5:31pm Oct 12, 5:31pm
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your selling your car??? eek


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Re: *help!*... i need to sell my car! [Re: RevMonster] #298702 Oct 12, 5:32pm Oct 12, 5:32pm
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what is a ragtop??? convertible??? spineyes


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Re: *help!*... i need to sell my car! [Re: xxmonkeyboixx] #298703 Oct 12, 5:39pm Oct 12, 5:39pm
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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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Re: *help!*... i need to sell my car! [Re: RevMonster] #298704 Oct 12, 5:52pm Oct 12, 5:52pm
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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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Re: *help!*... i need to sell my car! [Re: 00celica00gt] #298705 Oct 12, 7:11pm Oct 12, 7:11pm
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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

Re: *help!*... i need to sell my car! [Re: RaptorGTS] #298706 Oct 13, 12:10am Oct 13, 12:10am
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wuts the recycler? a site? can you link me?

Re: *help!*... i need to sell my car! [Re: ghostingcelica] #298707 Oct 13, 12:16am Oct 13, 12:16am
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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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Re: *help!*... i need to sell my car! [Re: RevMonster] #298708 Oct 13, 1:18am Oct 13, 1:18am
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I sold my Focus on Craigslist. I found my 00 GTS on Craigslist.


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Re: *help!*... i need to sell my car! [Re: Chelica815] #298709 Oct 13, 1:26am Oct 13, 1:26am
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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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Re: *help!*... i need to sell my car! [Re: JBing] #298710 Oct 13, 1:29am Oct 13, 1:29am
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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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Re: *help!*... i need to sell my car! [Re: Chelica815] #298711 Oct 13, 7:14am Oct 13, 7:14am
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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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Re: *help!*... i need to sell my car! [Re: jonnyess] #298712 Oct 13, 10:15am Oct 13, 10:15am
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craigslist is good. i'm trying to find a car on it rite now.

Re: *help!*... i need to sell my car! [Re: ghostingcelica] #298713 Oct 13, 12:20pm Oct 13, 12:20pm
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Ghostingcelica, ur buying another car? Sups with the Celi?


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Re: *help!*... i need to sell my car! [Re: Chelica815] #298714 Oct 13, 12:26pm Oct 13, 12:26pm
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i bought my car from the recycler.. its well organized i like it thumbsup

Re: *help!*... i need to sell my car! [Re: WaWaWAGTS] #298715 Oct 13, 12:34pm Oct 13, 12:34pm
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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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Re: *help!*... i need to sell my car! [Re: white_celicagts] #298716 Oct 13, 3:09pm Oct 13, 3:09pm
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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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Re: *help!*... i need to sell my car! [Re: eddie_725] #298717 Oct 15, 10:19pm Oct 15, 10:19pm
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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.

Re: *help!*... i need to sell my car! [Re: eddie_725] #298718 Oct 15, 10:34pm Oct 15, 10:34pm
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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

Re: *help!*... i need to sell my car! [Re: Designer_GTS] #298719 Oct 16, 1:41am Oct 16, 1:41am
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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
(maybe you'd get a buyer over there happywink )

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