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So I work at a car dealership. Currently 4 hours away from going home and I am bored out of my mind. I have been in the car business for a while and have experienced almost all sides of the business, so I figured I would start a thread where peeps can ask for car buying/trading tips and advice. I'm not usually one to make an effort to be helpful so take advantage of it while it lasts.

For those of you without any particular questions or anything, feel free to talk about what you drive, what you would like to drive, or dealership experiences you have had.
Posted 9/26/15
What's a good price for a Rolls Royce? A basic model.
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winterfool wrote:

What's a good price for a Rolls Royce? A basic model.


New or pre-owned? If pre-owned, what year? I believe the current entry level model for Rolls Royce is the Wraith, is that what you were interested in?



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What would you as a dealership pay for a 2007 ford mustang with 70,000 miles?
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What would you as a dealership pay for a 2007 ford mustang with 70,000 miles?


What trim level? And any orevious accidents or aftermarket parts/accessories?
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1337larry wrote:

What would you as a dealership pay for a 2007 ford mustang with 70,000 miles?


What trim level? And any orevious accidents or aftermarket parts/accessories?


1 minor accident in the rear that only caused cosmetic damage. Honestly don't know the trim level off the top of my head other than it's pretty standard.
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Mmk, do you know if its the 4.0L V6 engine or the 4.6L V8?
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Mmk, do you know if its the 4.0L V6 engine or the 4.6L V8?


4.0 V6
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thekevin4 wrote:

Mmk, do you know if its the 4.0L V6 engine or the 4.6L V8?


4.0 V6


Gotcha, so assuming worst case scenario in terms of euipment/features, and that the damage to rear has been repaired, you should look to get no less than $6,000 (I would push for $7k). Keep in mind a few things as well...

1) 9.9 times out of 10 you will get more selling your car privately, as then the person buying intends to use the car, whereas a delaership just wants to resell and will have profit margins in mind.

2) Complete any basic maintenance you can before trading in (tires, oil change, etc.) if cost is reasonable and save receipts. Dealers will use such things as reasons to offer you less money citing that they will need to replace the tires or so on and so forth.

3) CarMax usually offers higher trade values than most dealers, but they are shitty to buy from. However, go their for an appraisal and get their offer in writing and you can use it as ammo at another dealer to get them to match the offer.

4) Unless you still owe on the car, and are planning to trade-in towards another vehicle you are looking to buy, don't mention you want to trade your car until after you have agreed on pricing for the vehicle you want to buy. This will help to avoid the dealer playing number magic between trade value and sales price ( they can use rebates meant to discount the new car to make it look like they are offering you more for your trade, and vice versa). Basically helps keep them honest.

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5) Do not ever mention how much you want for the car until you have seen their first offer for it! Have seen people shoot themselves in the foot saying they want $14k for a car we would have given them $20k for. Helps to do your research on sites like Kelley Blue Book and NADA blackbook... but be honest in describing condition or you will give false hope. About 85% of all cars on the road are what Kelley Blue Book would deem "fair" condition, but everyone will want to put "good" or "excellent"

Hope this helps!
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You guys got any alien tech level armor suits, I've been looking for one.



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That helps a lot. I paid 8,000 for it. It's my first car too.

Anyway, thanks for the advice. I may or may not trade it in sometime soon.
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1337larry wrote:

That helps a lot. I paid 8,000 for it. It's my first car too.

Anyway, thanks for the advice. I may or may not trade it in sometime soon.


No worries man, its cuz I dig your avy lol.
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Hi, Honey!

Looking for a commuter car that will fit in a reserved parking space that is 5' wide. Length matters not as much as the width. Pre-own better. The commuter car must also do well in snow. Additional features as a must have; AC, Radio, CD player, MP3 abilities, Air bags (front, side, top, rear), good on mileage.

Can have features: heated seats, heated lights, heated side mirrors.

With your mind reading abilities, can you recommend a commuter car that fits most of what I want?

Thanks!
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I've heard that if you want to start being an Uber driver, a good car to get for that would be a Toyota Prius. 45 mpg, so you don't have to spend more money on gas, which means you make more money. I'm sure any hybrid or fuel efficient car would work though...
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I've heard that if you want to start being an Uber driver, a good car to get for that would be a Toyota Prius. 45 mpg, so you don't have to spend more money on gas, which means you make more money. I'm sure any hybrid or fuel efficient car would work though...


Yep, the VW TDI diesel cars are good for it too, Nissan makes a 100% electric Leaf but with limited (optimal 100 mile) range you would need to using charing point strategically
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