Trade In/Sale Checklist
Well after taking it for yet another run today while Dad was getting his AU serviced, I have decided my next car will (hopefully and most likely) be a BA XR6 Ute. Not sure of details of price, financing etc etc yet, as it's still a good 9-10 months off at least, but to start getting ready I thought I'd ask around for some advice on how to get the best trade-in or sale price for my EFII.
As it is right now, my EFII has:
* Stock 4L engine, no headgasket/cooling/other problems whatsoever, very well maintained - always serviced at regular intervals by Ford.
*HM Headers 2.5" exhaust system from the cat back, around 3000km's old.
*Standard Futura Interior, with trip computer installed.
*Pioneer Headunit (DEH1550, one of the more basic ones) with stock speakers + wiring.
*Lowered suspension with King 'Sport Low' Springs front and rear.
*No rust, minor chips in paint but all are touched up and done properly (maybe 3-4 on whole car max).
*Standard badging removed, AU2 'Futura' badge on rear, holes behind badge properly filled to ensure no water leakage/rust.
*ROH 15X7 'Envy' wheels with near new tyres - would be guessing around 60-70% left in them as they were new when I bought the car.
As some of you know, the car was involved in an accident around a month ago, but the engine/chassis sustained no damage, however near front panels, bonnet, quarter panels and front suspension (I asked for this to be replaced, it only got minor damage in the crash and would have been fine but i felt it best to be replaced and keep it 100% anyway). It also has a new steering rack.
It has around 178,000kms on it, 15,000 of which are mine and I know the previous owners were a retired couple who used the car as a town one, but no towing as it doesnt have a towbar.
I think that's pretty much all the info, if Ive forgotten something let me know what and I'll put it up too, but going by this, and the fact that the current NRMA used vehicle value estimate (I dont trust Redbook) is $9,900 for an EFII, would I be right in asking around $9-10,000 for it?
Also, are there any things I should do or check before it goes?
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