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Old 02-05-2010, 05:24 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about going to look at this WRX wagon, anyone have any history on this car?

http://www.loanstarmotors.com/vehicl...GG79626G814778

Also, any ideas on the current value of my bone stock 125K mile 02 wagon?

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Old 02-05-2010, 05:26 PM   #2
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did you carfax it?
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Old 02-05-2010, 05:28 PM   #3
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ad states dealer has carfax report on it
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:09 PM   #4
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Looks clean. Just make sure to test drive it and check for signs of engine damage.
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:26 PM   #5
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Also, any ideas on the current value of my bone stock 125K mile 02 wagon?

cheers,
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If it's fairly clean then you can probably get $4500-5000 for it trade-in. It has a $5300 auction average book on it.
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:30 PM   #6
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I'll add that they never bring that kind of money with that kind of miles on it. They'll try and lowball you bigtime because if they were to give you $5k-5500 for it they'll lose their ass when they try and sell it at the auction.
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:43 PM   #7
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Thats a pretty good deal... and very clean, won't say that I want a wagon lol
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:08 AM   #8
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Thanks for the replies

Ad says it's a one-owner car, I'm going to take a look tmrw. If I don't get offered a good trade value I might just keep my 02 and offer cash for the 06 and see what kind of deal I can get.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:21 AM   #9
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Thanks for the replies

Ad says it's a one-owner car, I'm going to take a look tmrw. If I don't get offered a good trade value I might just keep my 02 and offer cash for the 06 and see what kind of deal I can get.

YOU WONT GET A BETTER DEAL OFFERING CASH...WHEN YOU FINACE IT THE BANK SENDS THEM THE MONEY ANYWAYS..

THEY REALLY LOSE MONEY CAUSE THEY CANT MAKE ANYTHING OFF THE INTREST
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:05 AM   #10
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YOU WONT GET A BETTER DEAL OFFERING CASH...WHEN YOU FINACE IT THE BANK SENDS THEM THE MONEY ANYWAYS..

THEY REALLY LOSE MONEY CAUSE THEY CANT MAKE ANYTHING OFF THE INTREST
You're an idiot. Please stop posting.
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:35 AM   #11
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YOU WONT GET A BETTER DEAL OFFERING CASH...WHEN YOU FINACE IT THE BANK SENDS THEM THE MONEY ANYWAYS..

THEY REALLY LOSE MONEY CAUSE THEY CANT MAKE ANYTHING OFF THE INTREST
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Old 02-07-2010, 03:46 PM   #12
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You're an idiot. Please stop posting.

I WORKED AT A DEALERSHIP BEFORE...AND THATS HOW IT WAS
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Old 02-07-2010, 03:58 PM   #13
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I WORKED AT A DEALERSHIP BEFORE...AND THATS HOW IT WAS

WELL I'M THE SALES MANAGER AT A USED CAR LOT AND I'M TELLING YOU THAT YOU'RE WRONG. CASH IS ALWAYS KING. YOU'LL GET A BETTER DEAL IF YOU WALK IN AND WRITE THEM A CHECK FOR THE ENTIRE BALANCE OF THE CAR. SAVES THEM A LOT OF HEADACHE AND HASSLE, AS WELL AS THE FIGHT TO GET PAID BY THE FINANCE COMPANY.
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:23 PM   #14
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I feel like the sales price of that car should be around 15k

I recently paid 18k (actually may have been 17) at a dealership for an 06mwagon with 35k miles, leather and immaculate condition. My research told me I was paying too much but I went for it because I was in a hurry and it was exactly what I wanted. There is no way I would pay nearly as much for a car with less options and 2x as many miles. Looks nice, but I think there should be significant negotiation room on the price...
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:21 AM   #15
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WELL I'M THE SALES MANAGER AT A USED CAR LOT AND I'M TELLING YOU THAT YOU'RE WRONG. CASH IS ALWAYS KING. YOU'LL GET A BETTER DEAL IF YOU WALK IN AND WRITE THEM A CHECK FOR THE ENTIRE BALANCE OF THE CAR. SAVES THEM A LOT OF HEADACHE AND HASSLE, AS WELL AS THE FIGHT TO GET PAID BY THE FINANCE COMPANY.

well i was at a honda dealership and thats how they did it (they were a shady bunch working there) BUT THAT WAS ALSO THE ONLY DEALERSHIP I WAS AT i hated working there...where are you working at
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:50 AM   #16
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just because you worked at one dealership does not mean you know how things are ran, and if you know that they were a shady dealership then why talk about how they did things.

MONEY TALKS.... .02
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:03 AM   #17
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LOUD NOISES!

Serious note: Looks clean. And personally I'd never trade in a car to a dealership. Sell the bugeye wagon via private sale. Private sale you could maybe get $6-7k pretty easily.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:55 AM   #18
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Can you all stop screaming it's hurting my ears.
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:28 PM   #19
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thanks for the heads-up, I won't even bother asking for a trade-in price for my bugeye. I was hoping to trade it as it needs a clutch (original still holding at 125K miles). I'll do the clutch then sell it privately.

The asking price for the 06 is $14K btw. They've dropped the price from the crazy $17K they were asking. Even so, is it going to be twice as good as my $7k bugeye?

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Old 02-08-2010, 02:38 PM   #20
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YOU WONT GET A BETTER DEAL OFFERING CASH...WHEN YOU FINACE IT THE BANK SENDS THEM THE MONEY ANYWAYS..

THEY REALLY LOSE MONEY CAUSE THEY CANT MAKE ANYTHING OFF THE INTREST
I would have to agree with you. I too work for a dealership and regardless of whether you write a check or the bank writes a check, you still get money...however if a person finances, the dealership can make rate and thus make more.

So if you have two people buying the exact same car and for the same price one paying cash and one financing, the dealership has the opportunity to make more on the person financing than the one paying cash. In addition to that, the person financing is more likely to purchase a warranty and such as they don't have to come up with that extra money and pay out of pocket on the spot for it. There are also many other reasons that financing is better for the dealership as well.... Also, a manufacturer will usually pay some extra money for using their bank and using they rate they provide (ie not bumping it)....So for example, you go to a Subaru dealership and have a customer use Subaru Motor Finace to financing their new vehicle. If Subaru Motor Finance offers a 2.9% rate and you use that rate, you will get a small kickback....not quite as big as if you bump the rate, but it's still better than nothing....which a dealership doesn't get when a person pays cash. So due to the opportunity of making more money with a person financing, the dealership is more likely to pass some of that on to the customer.

Now if you work for a tote-the-note lot, that might be a different story as they don't always have banks they use that pay them.....in addition, a lot of them may do in-house financing which while they can charge interest, they will not see all of that money until 48-60-72 months later when the note is paid in full....whereas if a person pays cash, they get their money right away.

Sorry for going OT.
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:16 PM   #21
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Cash now is worth more than cash later.
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:40 PM   #22
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Any 2.5T Subaru car is light years ahead in daily driver usability than the 2.0 car.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:29 PM   #23
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tote a note/buy here pay here lots are also in the repo biz. there get a down payment that pays at least half of their investment, then repo the car and sell it again, when the loser doesn't pay. unless they are hard up for cash, these places want to finance the car, with their steep down payments, high prices and high interest (the interest is just gravy above all of the down payments).

lots of people sell cars, but differing objectives mean differing methods and models.

personally, i have found very good deals at new car dealers. offer and substantiate a fair price, and you may be suprised at the success rate. it also helps if you can identify repaints and other flaws that can be denied to the casually buyer. when in doubt, pay for a pre-purchase inspection by someone you trust.

kbb.com, edmunds.com, nada.com all give pricing guides.
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