Selling a really high mileage car

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  1. DanielKellmii

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    A co-worker was selling his car, and it was such a great deal that I had to buy it. I have been driving the same Honda Civic DX since 1993 and it was time to get something a little less used. I was driving my Civic 60 miles every day. The A/C, engine and transmission are in great shape. It starts up every time and never leaves me stranded. The car has 266,000 miles on it. The interior is beat up, and the paint is in very bad shape. I am trying to think of a good "for sale" sign on the car. I am going to ask for $900. Any suggestions?
     
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    I'd suggest craigslist.org for your local area.

    you gotta figure anything that runs is worth 900 bucks, so why not try.
     
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    I have checked the lists. There are so many miles that it suggested price comes up N/A. LOL
     
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    Any car that runs is worth $500. Any car that runs very reliably is worth $1000.

    The trick is to convince buyers of its reliability.

    But doing so probably won't be that easy.
     
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    Huh? craigslist is an online classifieds site.
     
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    Donate it, get the tax write-off. Much less hassle.
     
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    The tax laws changed Jan. 1. You can only claim the value that the organization you donated it to sells the car for. You used to be able to claim the full blue book value, but not anymore. Only exception is if the organization uses it for their use (doesn't sell it) then you can claim the full blue book.
     
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    Oh, didn't know that they changed the rules. Well, scratch that idea.
     
  9. Ted Lee

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    have you priced it out on kbb and/or edmunds?

    ditto craigslist -- it's a great site for local sales. i've had *extremely* good experiences selling my stuff on it. it's almost like it's own online community.

    900 bucks doesn't sound that bad for a reliable car. i'm sure you'll find a starving student who could use it.
     
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    I would think putting the word out to any high schoolers or college kids you know in the area might net a sale. If it is reliable and hasn't required lots of maintenance, I guarantee there are kids out there who would love to own your car.
     
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    KBB value comes up $0.

    I actually have a few people who want to buy it. I have one offer for $500, one for $300 and one for a few beers.

    Anybody have any clever suggestions for a sign?
    One Pence
    Two Pence
    A peso
    Whoever wants this car, call up and say so.
     
  12. Danny Tse

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    My friend sold his 1990 Honda Prelude for $2,000 after he put over 300,000 miles on the car....original engine/transmission and all.
     
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    Preludes are sought after by the ricer crowd. Civics are a dime a dozen. I think $900 or a tad less is pretty fair, but everyone sells their car in the spring so you'll have some competition.
     

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