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Old 03-16-2009, 04:20 PM   #1
Baja Jim
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Default Considering selling my 2005 Baja Turbo

I am thinking about letting my 05 Turbo go on the market. It has been a GREAT ride, but it isn't what my family needs currently.

My question is ... what is today's market like for them?

The general auto market is rough, but I would hope that the uniqueness of this vehicle would help it out.

My Baja has just under 37K, no mods and in very good condition. It has been driven very gently. I bought it because it was the most useful ride I could find, well built and super safe. Every service has been done by the dealer - every 3,000K. The color is two-tone, white and silver. It is the base turbo model, no leather.

Thanks in advance for your input.
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:34 PM   #2
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Go to NADA.com and see what its worth. Kelly Bluebook seems to low-ball the value.
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:59 PM   #3
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I work at a dealer on the east coast. If you want to get fair money for the Baja you're gonna have to trade it in. It's worth can only be measured on a case by case basis. if it's been maintained at the local dealer that's the place to go. That's your leverage. They can't hem and haw about a lot of work that it may need. If another Subie model will work for you you're all set. Go to a DIFFERENT dealer first and make them give you the best price on the NEW car first. Don't even bring the Baja or talk trades. Then go to the dealer that knows you as a repeat service customer and say you need a third car (NO TRADE) and have them give you numbers on a car equipped the same or as close as the first place had. This will give you an idea on if they think that they can make big bucks on you because you service the Baja there. If the number is better, take it and then talk trade. If the number is worse take your buisness elswhere because your dealer is trying to take advantage of a good customer. BTW , PLEASE remember that KBB, NADA and Edmunds are just a guidline. There is no link on any of those sites that say CLICK HERE TO PRINT CHECK NOW lol. Bajas run hot and cold. A turbo 5 speed will sell for more than an auto and NA trucks are the exact opposite. Go figure. We all know that you can't buy a new one anymore so the people who want one will pay a premium for a documented well maintained one. Good luck!!!
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:08 PM   #4
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my local subaru dealer calls the used one they have a "collector car" Use that as some ammo when you see the dealer
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:10 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Subie_Sleeper68 View Post
...We all know that you can't buy a new one anymore so the people who want one will pay a premium for a documented well maintained one. Good luck!!!
Exactly. You'll always do better selling privately. The Baja is now a niche' vehicle and those looking specifically for one know what to look for and typically are knowledgeable as to pricing. FWIW, Baja prices were better last summer when gas was well over $3.00 a gallon.
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:11 AM   #6
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When I left Carmax, Baja's were one of the vehicles that the company gave higher than normal appraisals for. I'd get an appraisal from them first, and use it as a bargaining chip for whereever you do go. It'll only cost you gas plus 30 minutes of your time.
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