Trade-In Question

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  1. talin

    talin Notebook Prophet

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
  2. TheArnski

    TheArnski Notebook Evangelist

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    No particular reason other than to just do it, really. At the moment, I'm just fancying the thought of trading it in, not really committed to getting rid of it just yet.

    If anything, I wanna trade up for something that's a bit better on the gas and a bit cheaper on the maintenance.
     
  3. TheArnski

    TheArnski Notebook Evangelist

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    Lemme get your guys' thoughts on this situation...(sorry for the double post btw)

    If you were trading in a car and you car had 47k miles on it, what is the maximum number of miles would you look for in a used car?

    Like I said, I'm looking to trade in my 2007 Chrysler 300, which only has 47k on it. Of the cars I'm looking at that are around 47k miles, they're upwards to about $20-25k. Looking at the cars that are priced around the value of my car, they have about 70k-90k miles on them already.
     
  4. booboo12

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    Honestly it depends on a lot:

    *the car in question...some models are more reliable than others

    *the maintenance: A car with great maintenance records and high mileage i'd be comfortable with driving. Heck, my Taurus had 200,000 miles on it when i bought it and still drives very well with nary an issue outside regular maintenance.
     
  5. ajkula66

    ajkula66 Courage and Consequence

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    What cars exactly are you looking at? That's the key question...

    I've owned Benzes with 400/500K miles on them running perfectly well...
     
  6. TheArnski

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    Ahhh thanks for your response. When I'm looking up cars, I'll check their carfax for their maintenance records.

    At this point, I'm really interested in an Audi A3.
     
  7. Micaiah

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    If I'm not mistaken, the A3 is completely redesigned for the 2014 model year. I would wait for another 6-8 months if you are set on getting an A3.
     
  8. TheArnski

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    Ahhh right on. I will consider that. Thanks.

    I'm still just fancying the thought of trading in and the A3 seems like my choice if I do trade it in, but I don't wanna buy new. I'm looking buying used.
     
  9. booboo12

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    At least look at a Golf of similar vintage. It's cheaper than the A3, still has a high quality interior, and overall is better to drive according to most reports:



     
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  10. TheArnski

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    Thank you for those videos, booboo. I actually am considering some VW's, namely the GTI and the Golf as well. Thing is that most of the GTIs and Golfs around my area are manuals........and...I shamefully say......that I can't drive a stick shift....=|
     
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