I have to ask what you are using as a reference for the retail price you state for this car. if you factor the mileage in, references such as Kelley and Edmunds have "Very Good" condition cars such as this in the $2500-$2100 range. While the cosmetics of the car do appear to be very good, reading the last eight months of your posts regarding the issues you've had with it I'm not sure I would consider it "Very Good". However, this is purely subjective on my part.
I'm confused, as nothing I can find shows a $4695 retail value on the car described. I want to be sure I'm using the right reference for used car pricing....
In the interest of full disclosure, I was interested in this car previously and even made an offer to the seller with a price based on these values and the condition of the vehicle, which they turned down, as was their choice. As I search for a W140 sedan, I want to be sure I'm using the correct references for used W140 prices, as none I have seen match up with the values stated by the seller.
Good luck with the sale,
Yes, I was made an offer on here for $2000, but I don't think I could sell the interior for $2000.
My goodness, the AC evaporator repair alone was $3300 two years ago. For those that can buy a car like this for $1500-2000 in their area, I would recommend they look locally for one.
I am using NADA classic car value (see photo below). Which is a little steep. NADA only goes back to 1994, then 1993 and back is listed as a classic car and only shows retail value, which we all know is higher, but still, LOW retail is showing $4850. Last year it was in the regular car category and it was listed with regular pricing. Good condition private party value was around $3300. In 2012 when I bought the car, it was showing $3600. There is no way the car could have went down in price that much, so I am guessing that PPV would still be around $3000, which is what I feel the car is worth. I know these cars sell cheaper in other places, more in others, but I don't want to give it away. I am sure it will eventually sell here locally for my asking price. It may not be to a MB "fan" which is who I would like to see get the car, which has been the only reason I have posted it here. There was one gentleman who knows MB that was quite interested, but the funds fell through and he had to pass. I have had several local inquiries, two coming to look at it this week. I thought I would offer it here once more.
KBB will only go back to 1994. Edmunds is a joke. I would love to buy a car at their prices they list. Not happening around here. $1395? Yeah right. You cant buy a 1/2 of a Chevette here for that.
Despite what many are thinking, I believe that $2695 is very fair for a nice running rust free S-Class with all of the service records. If not, I will keep it - I am already losing $800 on it at that price. Someone will get a heck of a deal.
I am going to keep in mind that if I ever want another to hit the big cities and get one for $1500. The man I bought this from wanted $4000, then he said he would take $3300, after paying $3300 7 months before to replace the evaporator, heater core, blower motor and condenser and $1500 2 years before that for the engine harness. I must have priced too low... when I advertise locally, my ad gets flagged. I guess they think it is too cheap for this car.
FWIW, there is a rough local S320 for sale for around $2K. Needs paint, etc - may even an A/C evaporator. That may be a deal.
Not really wanting to debate on the price. I know what I paid for the car, what I have invested and what I have to get for it. Again, posting here for those where it may be a deal. If not, maybe they should look locally where they sell cheaper. Thanks for the good luck selling wish.