Originally Posted by mcbear
Edmunds or KBB or NADA have no way of calculating value for 500Es due to the low volume of cars that are sold annually. They extrapolate their 500E numbers off of either other 124 line cars or general auction numbers which is a useless exercise for a collector car.
The 500Es that go at auction [where many of these numbers ARE gleaned] are usually like the one listed at the top of this post, poorly maintained by folks who probably should have just gone for the Jetta since they weren't willing to spend money to keep the car up.
In my previous post I quoted real world figures which support the Edmunds figure, however you deleted that part in your "QUOTE" :
"Autotrader has four for sell now:
1992 $24,900 43k miles - private party
1993 $22,500 103k miles - dealer
1992 $19,995 105k miles - dealer
1992 $18,700 104k miles - private party
ebay has three 500E for sell all in the 100k range only one has a bid for $12,778 the other two have no bids the prices are $5,000 for one and $17,500 for the other.
For a 500E with 200K miles the price would be around what Edmunds states, I would think. Edmunds uses the term "outstanding" as meaning "Exceptional mechanical, exterior and interior condition; requires no reconditioning."..."