unless your car has super high miles and dings & **** paint...they just low-balled you big time:grin2:
52K, WTF! MSRP 79K, 7 months old[/QUOTE
Looked it up average trade in depending on were you are is about 56K to 61K. Again remember this is trade in value, most dealers try average about $4000.00 when turning around and selling a pre-owned car. So with that said you could most likely retail the car for around 63k to 65K witch is about right.
Actually dealers do the reverse and leverage Carmax. They often recommend that you first get a free Carmax evaluation so that you wont be so shocked when they lowball you with a similar number.5k miles. Car is in great shape. I was going to use their price to leverage the dealers trade in appraisal . I guess not now.
Yeah, I just don't see most people willing to pay retail prices for used cars sold by private parties. Retail pricing is usually reserved for retail establishments. Private party is usually discounted a certain percent from retail. This is for commodities like the Quadrifoglio and doesn't necessarily apply to high-end collector cars where many of the best cars never come on the market and instead trade hands privately.So with that said you could most likely retail the car for around 63k to 65K witch is about right.
Interesting, not my experience. Two of my last 5 trades had a CarMax offer that topped the dealer offers, the last time by over $3,000 (~19k vs 16k). I think the biggest factor is demand. Best offers (from CarMax) were for two Honda’s, both in demand and well equipped. The Abarth was lowballed, they didn’t want it...the luxury SUV was offered comparable with the dealers, the older Acura too. I suspect that CarMax doesn’t know how the Alfa story will play out and wants to stay clear, unless they can turn the vehicle to a dealer or auction for a sure few thousand dollars.Not the least bit surprised. That is CarMax's M.O. They low ball every car that is brought to them for an estimate. I've gone to them a handful of times over the years just to get a number on a car, and it's always the same.
I've always done substantially better using the car as a trade in (which also brings tax savings), and of course you can do even better than that if you want to sell it yourself.