Aegean Blue 2005 SL500, Steel Grey 2012 ML450
The resale value for the ml is low. I was going to sell mine but decided to keep it after I discovered I was not going to get any money for it. I am going to run it till the wheels are about to fall off then donate it at the end for scrap metal.Gocargo - 4/15/2005 8:16 AM
My wife wants a newer ML and the dealership is offering $20,000 for her trade in, a 2002 ML320 with 37,000 miles
warranty thru Feb 2007 or 100,000 (whichever comes first) Desert Silver (gold) with charcoal cloth interior (manual seats)... Great condition never damaged, new Dunlop tires on factory alloy wheels
Seems a little low to me?
Keep in mind that for the most part, add-ons like chrome rims, running boards, mud flaps, spoilers, deflectors, audio systems, etc. rarely increase the value of a used vehicle. In fact, even factory options like navigation arenâ€™t worth anywhere near their original cost on a used vehicle. In reality, all that these extras do is help distinguish it from the crowd so that it will be more attractive the buyer having to decide among several vehicles. The best thing you can do to help sell a used vehicle is to keep is clean and make sure it is free of any defects. Spending a few hundred dollars on dent removal, touch up painting and a good detail job is generally worth more than, say, $1,200 rims.We have the same year/model with 45k miles, chrome wheels, etc. and are contemplating selling it for a new body style "E". I thought I could list it in the newspaper for around $25k (there was one in the paper this morning for $27.9--that seemed too high) and our local independent dealer offered just over $20k.
So-- a good price for private party sale in my view would be anything toward mid-$20's. I figured that a 2003 E320 would be high $30's.
Believe the only optional equipment you have is the sunroof and CD changer. The other items as I recall were standard.Gocargo - 4/15/2005 4:23 PM
Thanks for yall's suggestions.. will get a Carfax quote to keep the dealership honest.
Her 02 ML is a "base" model with manual-cloth seats and no window tint. It has ZERO add-on's and I've installed nothing.
(This ML did come with sunroof, 6-cd changer, homelink and leather-wrapped steering wheel though..)
Paid $31,995, put 29,000 miles on it, expences were Tires $500, front Pads $300, wiper blades twice $100, free oil changes.. with gas I figure that's 64-cents per mile actual cost... or $500 per month vehicle (cost) loss... probably the same if I had leased it.