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Carmax offering me $500-$700 for 2003 CLK with transmission that doesnt work?

Should I take it or try to sell it on CL? Prob is that I don't think my apt will give me a second space to park it and I don't know if anyone will buy it.

Has 117k miles, transmission not working, windows regulator and extensive body damage on side and rear... the back is cracked...

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I'm in L.A... Anywhere else I can sell this besides Carmax and CL?

Should I take Carmax on their offer or try to get more for it?
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if you dont want it, get rid of it and close that chapter of your life
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I want to sell it but don't know if I should sell it to Carmax or hold out for more money by selling on CL if there is a good chance someone will buy it.

Mechanic told me I can try to ask $2k or $2500 for it if selling on CL....
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Unfortunately storage is an issue for you so it is going to limit what you can do. How long is the carmax offer good for? If you have a bit, you could put it on craigslist and see what happens provided your current storage is okay.
If it does not sell on CL, carmax is there.

Good luck with it. Hope it works out for the best.

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Unfortunately storage is an issue for you so it is going to limit what you can do. How long is the carmax offer good for? If you have a bit, you could put it on craigslist and see what happens provided your current storage is okay.
If it does not sell on CL, carmax is there.

Good luck with it. Hope it works out for the best.
I could ask management if they have an extra spot.. I haven't asked yet. I don't know how likely it would be for me to be able to sell the car for more... what if no one buys? I won't have any tows left on my AAA (car is parked at the shop still)...

Carmax didn't give a time limit on it. They make you bring it in person for an appraisal but I kept asking them to give me one online and provided them with pics so they just gave me an estimate...
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Sometimes the cost involved in trying to get more out weights what you can get right now. It might be time to just say goodbye and move on to something else.
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Let's look at it as "what can I get if I sell it myself"? Not many body panels that haven't been customized. Transmission "toast". Is the motor any good because that looks to me like all you have left to sell and that probably wont sell over night.

Realistically CarMax recognizes you need wheels and they are offering to give you a credit of $500 to $700 to buy your next car from them. I completely doubt that CarMax is willing to give you cash for this "beauty". They're trying to roll another unit by giving you a credit on purchase and probably packing the discount on the back end. MY 2c
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Let's look at it as "what can I get if I sell it myself"? Not many body panels that haven't been customized. Transmission "toast". Is the motor any good because that looks to me like all you have left to sell and that probably wont sell over night.

Realistically CarMax recognizes you need wheels and they are offering to give you a credit of $500 to $700 to buy your next car from them. I completely doubt that CarMax is willing to give you cash for this "beauty". They're trying to roll another unit by giving you a credit on purchase and probably packing the discount on the back end. MY 2c
I already have a new car so I'm not buying anything via Carmax. I think their offer was cash but I will contact them again to clarify. I def am not interested in a trade in. just cash only.
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Has carmax see the car before making the offer?

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