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I'm trying to sell my car

 
 
Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 06:18 am
The engine in my car is shot but the body and interior are in great shape and I want $250 but no one wants it? Am I asking too much for it? Or is it just the economy?

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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 10:02 am
Hello angela,

most people want a running car, so your only bet would be a scrap metal
place where they recycle your chassis.
parados
 
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 10:19 am
@CalamityJane,
There are people that buy repairables. They often advertise "best price for junkers." If the body is in good shape and the car is reasonably new then you might be able to find someone willing to put a new engine in it.

A few things.
1. You need a clean title on the car - preferably no accidents and the car can't have been totaled for sure. Some states mark the title "salvage" when a car is totaled.
2. The car needs to have a blue book value when running to make it worth while for someone to fix it. An engine and labor can cost about $5,000. No one is going to pay $250 for a car that is only worth $2000 when running.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 11:27 am
@angdela56073,
what year and model car are we discussing?

(your transmission may be worth more than the rest of the car...)
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angdela56073
 
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 06:06 pm
@CalamityJane,
Hey well this question is obsolete now cause I sold it to someone who's gonna replace the engine
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 06:42 pm
I paid $15,000 for my Porshe 911 when the engine was just plain worn out, spent $11,000 for a new engine and now have a Porshe 911 worth $15,000. So it goes.
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