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Old 07-09-2007, 09:27 PM   #1
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2003 SSEi'*.

I desperately want to trade in my Chrysler ASAP. I'm driving the Sebring for the moment and I'm bored with it, as I was the last time i drove it over a year ago.

So here are two options as of now. I found a couple 2002s, but they have more than 20,000 to 30,000+ more miles and are only $1000 less.

2003 SSEi w/ 47,000 miles for $12,999. This car is 175 miles away, in NJ.

2003 SSEI with 52,xxx miles for $13,999. This car is 125 miles away, in NY.


I already know I would talk the second one down since it'* $1000 over the other and has more miles. I still have to see the physical and mechanical conditions in person. I checked the retail value and at 47,000 miles they should be around $16,000.

So at $13,000 how much room do I have to negotiate? I COMPLETELY think that $13,000 for either car is worth it if there are no issues, but if I can get a lower price or a more reasonable trade-in, I would be happy.

I also need to worry about my trade-in because I still owe on the Sebring, less than $8500, but still more than a typical trade-in value (which will be in the 7000s). I know I'm already going to have a higher payment, but to have a car I like, and that I trust 100x more would be totally worth it.

My Sebring is in excellent shape, and is newer than the Bonnes I would be trading for. Should I try to get them to totally cover the payoff on it?

What advice do you guys/gals have for me?

Thanks!

EDIT: Would anyone in NJ or NY be willing to look these cars over for me?
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If I did decide on a 2003 at this point I would be selling the 94.

Right now I am looking at all my options I can take at the moment.
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My Sebring is in excellent shape, and is newer than the Bonnes I would be trading for. Should I try to get them to totally cover the payoff on it?
I would certainly try for it, but I wouldn't hold my breath. With all of the fancy number playing they do you'll probably not really get it paid off anyway. I certainly hope you end up with a good deal, let us know how you make out.
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I thought it would be best, or at least I've heard, to get the price of the car figured out before the value of the trade-in. I don't know exactly why. I know they'd be making out well even though the 2003 is low at $13,000. But if I'm willing to drive 175 miles one way to get a car they would know that I am interested, and probably wouldn't drive back WITHOUT a car, so I think I am at a disadvantage in any negotiations.

I don't do well bargaining, and would like to NOT finance a total any more than $15,000 MAX. I'd love to keep the total at $13,000 or less actually. This doesn't include any downpayment I would have. If I sold the 94 that'* where the downpayment would come in.
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Pete....can i see the links of the cars that you found??
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I'd prefer the first one (white) but it'* $1,000 more than the other which has LESS miles. I would NEED to get them to budge on it, otherwise it would be too much for me.

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=226081229&

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=213680386&
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Holy long links!

Just delete the rest after the car'* id.

Example

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=213680386&

And I vote for the silver one
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ok the First one....

NO Moonroof
NO HUD,
NO XM
NO CD changer (prolly)

Has the Heated Seats and the Chrome Wheels as options to the car

Second one

NO HUD
NO CD Changer (prolly)

Has the Heated Seats, Chrome Wheels, XM Radio added to the Sticker Price...


Honestly i dont like either of the combos
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Crap...I didn't even notice they had no HUD. I didn't even look for it since I assumed they should have them. Back to check them out again.

I don't care about XM or a CD changer. The HUD would be nice. If I had to choose between the two it would definitely be the silver, hands down, and it'* already cheaper. Maybe I can live without HUD, maybe not. Maybe I should keep looking. The price is good though.
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This has HUD, but the price is high IMO. It is my favorite color though for that body style.

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_id=225797719&
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