Date registered: Nov 2002
Vehicle: 10 GLK 350 4Matic
Location: Sonoma County CA
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RE: Please help me price my car to sell...
Best bet is to advertise in the local "high-ciculation" paper. I don't remember the SD paper -- is it the Union Tribune?
Put a classy 4 line ad (don't try and fit it in 2 or 3)
Explain your care and the records you have.
Prices are very depressed these days -- very. Cars ( including MBZ) are selling for just above trade in KBB. Anything much above that is a waste of your time. Don't even think about "Private Party Values" way too high.
I bought a very, very clean 2000 E320 for $18,500. The C Class has suffered from poorer resale values than E's.
I recommend the Edmunds Forum for "Real World Values" It is hosted by some very sharp dealers who have been dead on for me three times.
Here's my opinion: Advertise it for $12,500 and take the first serious money for anything over $11,500 and wave goodbye.
This assumes all recent service, records in hand, tires at 75% or better an interior that looks like it's been hovered in and paint that looks garaged and pampered. It sounds like you have that kind of car...
I wish they were worth more too. The good news is your replacement should be a hell of a value too.
Of course you can just keep the car.....
Now: 2010 GLK350 4Matic Then: 2003 C320 4Matic, 2006 E320 CDI, 2000 E320, 1994 E320, 1991 190E, 1985 300D, 1983 300D
"Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good scotch is barely enough."