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Old 11-24-2009, 02:35 AM   #1
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So while looking through Craigslist I saw a SSEI with Swoopies on it. Said car had no codes just minor maint. things needed to be done. It has 107k on the odo. So when I called the guy, seeming very honest, he alerted me to the issues he has with the car. Here they are.

Powersteering Pump
Brake Booster is out
Drivers window won't roll down
Rotors need to be replaced or machined

Now considering the mileage and all things wrong with it. Assuming this is all that is wrong. How much is the car worth? He has a 2300 sticker on it.
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That will be tough to say considering you didn't give us a year.
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I'm not sure the exact year. 2k-2003. I assumed the swoopies would give it away since I didn't know the exact year myself.

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thats a 2000 judging buy the swoopies and the centercaps on them those centers were only used on the 00. in 01 they went with the chrome centercaps i would try to get it for $1800
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Im agreeing with sawgunner on this one. My 00 boneville ran me about 3500 and the only problem was the driver window didnt roll down. Judging by all those issues his price def needs to come down.
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I like to use Edmunds over Kellys. I believe their calculations are better formed around the real market. For 2000SSEi they say.

Trade-In -----------------PrivateParty---------------- Dealer Retail

----------------------$3,113 --------------------$4,258----------------------- $5,550

But keep in mind, that price is for a nice one in great shape inside and out. The repairs mentioned don't sound serious, and the mileage isn't bad for a 10 year old car. But high enough to make it undesirable for trade/resale in a "New Lot" that sells trades. They like cars under 7 years and under 100k.

Other than that your local market and how you like/feel about the car makes it tough to say further.
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Windows and rotors are going to fail soon, even on a creampuff. They dont go for that cheap around here without tons of miles or tons of dents.
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Sight unseen he came down to 2 grand. I told him that I would still have to check the car out to make sure there wasn't anything else wrong. I'm sure the intermediate shaft is hosed. Also, check it to see if it is losing oil and what not.
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Sight unseen he came down to 2 grand. I told him that I would still have to check the car out to make sure there wasn't anything else wrong. I'm sure the intermediate shaft is hosed. Also, check it to see if it is losing oil and what not.
$2K is not bad for a 2000 with the repairs that you mentioned.
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2k is a good price as long as there'* no more issues. If you can do the repairs yourself, then it'* really worth it.
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