Back on the subject when I bought my 01 SSEi loaded minus heated seats, it was advertised at 21,999 this was 5 months ago. Wasn't paying that, I like the car buying game, my father and I are ruthless!
My 96 Aurora had 97K and bluebooked for $2000
paid 13,300 three years earlier and had 49K. Man did that depreciate fast, now guys like Jim get a great car at steal!!! Orignal window on mine was 39K.
When I traded it in it was backfiring out the intake manifod ocasionaly
and ses light and traction off light too
To make a long story short after 6 hours at the dealer playing the "game" got 3700 for trade in and the SSEi down to 18900. Well worth the time spent haggling to save a couple grand. I have a friend who sells Toyota'* and he said that most cars are marked up 12-16% so that'* how far they COULD go down, I work off those numbers. So I paid 18,900 say and now blue book is 21,400. Whoo hoo.
I can't believe some people actually buy the car on their first offer, you ALLWAYS counter offer, multiple times too. What'* the worest, they say no? You show them some cash and say you could of had a deal buddy, and they'll make you a better offer. Just my personal experiences.
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--Intense PCM--2nd gen LSD--3rd gen Rockers 1.9 --#105lb springs--oil restriced pusrods--Intense shift kit--TEP CAI--ZZP mod 3.4/3.2 --IAT relocate--TOG silver ceramics--SLP CAT--o2 fake--160 stat--PRJ 10.4mm wires--Autolite 104'* @ .055--MAP TB heat shield
--Custom mesh grill--Cleared front and rear corners--Angle Eye'*--Silverstars 9006+9005+H3--PONTIAC 3rd break light overlay--Embrodered PONTIAC head rest wrap--Arrowhead inlays for front+rims+steering wheel--Zaino polish
--Alpine IVA-D300 7in TV--two 10W7s--JL amps 1000.1 & 450.4--MB Q'* 6.5in Comps--Optima yellow top--5 farad cap--lots of dynamat extreme--Custom install w/ plexi and mirrors--Sirius radio--compete in Sound Quality!!!
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