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Old 02-15-2012, 01:02 AM   #155
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: St Louis
2012 Imp


I am getting ready to purchase an Impreza via VIP but I will be trading in an 2008 Equinox (46k miles) to severe the last ties to my exwife. It has a wear hole in the driver side floormat, minor seat stains from kids drinks, and cosmetic damage to the chrome on one rim. So my questions...

1) Autotrader lists similar vehicles for 18-21K, but the initial trade in offer was $13k from the dealer. How much room do I have to negotiate up typically based on y'alls opinion? I am also going to stop buy the Chevy dealer and see what a straight sale will net me. Carmax is around 80 miles away so that seems out of the question.

2) Beyond a car wash, vacuum and wipedown... is a further detailing typically worth the return on investment?

3)Is going to the local pick and pull for a floormat and rim replacement going to drastically raise the car's worth?

Ideally, I would love $15k+ for my trade but is that being realistic on my part?
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