<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by bigjim:
The very best source of information on used car prices is a magazine called the "Automotive Market report". It is a compilation of actual prices paid at auctions all over the US. It shows mileages and conditions. I used this for years managing the company car fleet. Dealers usually deny it exists, but they have a copy in their desk. I see you can subscribe online for $130 per year.Go to www.automotivemarketreport.com.
This is probably more than an individual wants to pay, but maybe if you coax a salesman friend you might get the info.
If you take a minute to think about it, why would any dealer pay more for your car than he sell it for quickly (he doesn't want it to sit on his lot, believe me). Or, if you believe that he simply wants your "clean" vehicle so badly, why wouldn't he just go to the auction and buy one like it for whatever they are going for.
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Neo Fender:
You'll find that NADA appraises vehicle values lower than KBB, Edmunds, et al. It seems that the insurance industry is in cahoots with NADA because that's the guide they use to appraise a vehicle's value (to their advantage) whenever it's totaled.