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Selling an Old Car

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:48 pm
by Singlefinger
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Detail the living hell out of it. Shine sells, because a prospective buyer's 1st impression really matters, a LOT! Wax the old girl, she'd appreciate it. Power wash the engine bay & wheel wells. Take some cleanser to the WWWs.

Clean it up, Inside & Out. Get rid of the years of accumulated shit that's piled up in the trunk or the back seat. Vacuum it out. Clean the Windows. Take some Murphy's Oil Soap to the seats & Door Panels. Wash out the ashtray. A clean & tidy interior often cements the deal.

Check the Tires & Brakes Bald tires won't help you, but a good matched set, even if used will help sell the car or truck faster. Squealing Brakes may be a deal breaker, because it smacks of shoddy upkeep.

Check all Fluids. Would YOU be comfortable buying a car with the engine oil over a quart low? Or with burnt tranny oil? I think not. It may be better to change the oil, so the car appears better maintained.

Collect ALL Receipts. Offering the prospective buyer a look at the car's repair/maintenance history gives them the peace of mind that this isn't just an old beater that you're offering for sale. These documents can separate your car from POS that the guy down the block's selling.

Ask a Fair Price. An extravagant price will only attract tire-kickers. Do some homework on the value of the car. Use Edmunds.com or one of the Price Guides on the news stands. Leave a "little meat on the bone" for the buyer & the car will move quickly.

Re: Selling an Old Car

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:49 pm
by Singlefinger

Re: Selling an Old Car

PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:54 pm
by Singlefinger
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Selling and Buying
Feature Article from Hemmings Muscle Machines
April, 2005 - Jim McGowan

We all make mistakes buying and selling our cars. Here are a few don'ts and do's that might help in selling and buying your next vehicle.



http://www.hemmings.com/mus/stories/200 ... ure22.html

Re: Selling an Old Car

PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 8:20 am
by Singlefinger
Here's a link to a pretty good Bill of Sale form for use when buying or selling a used car.

http://www.sales-class.net/images/Billo ... trait2.jpg

There are a LOT of them available on the web, so always use one of them!

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