Date registered: Dec 2007
Vehicle: 1985 500SL - 2002 SL500 Silver Arrow Edition
Location: Wichita, KS
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Typical used car salesmen. I can't imagine you paid that much for it, why should we? I'm not saying that you shouldn't make money, I've done a few flips myself, but I usually buy something really low, fix whats needed, then sell at a reasonable price.
Your location? A really smart buyer would shell out the extra 1k to have a dry Texas car shipped to them. Seems like it would SAVE them money too, since used car salesmen in NY charge a premium for cars that are dime a dozen in Texas. If I recall correctly, you mentioned including snow tires? That's a big red flag to the salt this car has been subjected to.
Put it on Ebay and see what happens... List it on Craigslist, Autotrader, etc. There's not a big market for wagons, and not many off the street buyers are going to want one. Nobody will call because your competition will be at the sub 5k price point.
and like I said before, this car will likely have some big ticket items in the near future.You may luck out finding a buyer, depending on how well you advertise it locally.
Best of luck, and you're right, it is a lovely wagon.
85 500SL: 1984 300SD: 190k 1997 S500: 226k
Last edited by TylerH860; 12-07-2008 at 10:45 AM.