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    Going to look at a wrx today, need some help!

    Hello everyone. I am new here. I currently drive a 300zx turbo and have been looking for a more sensible daily driver so I can keep the miles down on the Z. I have always liked the wrx and I found one locally a few days ago. Its a 2003 with 43,000 miles on it. It is silver with a manual tranny. I test drove it yesterday and it drives great and the body is perfect with the exception of one minor ding on the rear quarter panel. They are asking 17,500. Is this a reasonable asking price to you guys or should I try to talk them down? Anything I should look out for. Thanks in advance!

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    Not sure if thats a good price but I wanted to say hey anyway. I'm a fellow Z owner myself and just got into my 06 WRX in June. I've got an 84 300zx and 77 280z. I think having your 300zxT and a WRX would make for two fun cars to chose between driving. Anyway, good luck with your purchase.

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    Pics of the Z?

    I went from a WRX to a 350Z. It seems like you could talk them down a bit but I'm not expert. Good Luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by zguy View Post
    Hello everyone. I am new here. I currently drive a 300zx turbo and have been looking for a more sensible daily driver so I can keep the miles down on the Z. I have always liked the wrx and I found one locally a few days ago. Its a 2003 with 43,000 miles on it. It is silver with a manual tranny. I test drove it yesterday and it drives great and the body is perfect with the exception of one minor ding on the rear quarter panel. They are asking 17,500. Is this a reasonable asking price to you guys or should I try to talk them down? Anything I should look out for. Thanks in advance!
    thats a high price. i have a 2005 wrx wagon here on sale for less than that.

    keep shopping or get them to come way down on their price.
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    I looked at the kelly blue book value and it says around 18 to 19K in good to excellent condition with that many miles on it. That seems high but makes their price seem decent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zguy View Post
    Hello everyone. I am new here. I currently drive a 300zx turbo and have been looking for a more sensible daily driver so I can keep the miles down on the Z. I have always liked the wrx and I found one locally a few days ago. Its a 2003 with 43,000 miles on it. It is silver with a manual tranny. I test drove it yesterday and it drives great and the body is perfect with the exception of one minor ding on the rear quarter panel. They are asking 17,500. Is this a reasonable asking price to you guys or should I try to talk them down? Anything I should look out for. Thanks in advance!
    October 2005, I purchased my 2002 with 32k on it for 15,900. Condition was good. Try to talk them down. You should be able to find a better deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zguy View Post
    I looked at the kelly blue book value and it says around 18 to 19K in good to excellent condition with that many miles on it. That seems high but makes their price seem decent.
    Did you select Retail?

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    less than 5 % of cars are in excellent condition.

    most are in good.

    i was thinking somewhere between $14k and $15k for that car would be a good price... especially when you can get a 2005 with 18k for $17250.
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    on a diff. note, Kbb.com has never been good to look at for retail. they are inflated most times. NADA is what banks/lenders go by as far as retail goes.

    kbb.com has pretty accurate trade in values, but i hardly ever see a retail value from them that is near the mark.
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    Basically when buying a used car from a dealer, it's good to try to find out where it came from. Whether it was a trade, just came off a lease, or was purchased at an auction can make a big difference. You better bet if it was a trade, they are going to have to come way down on that price because they probably only paid like 12 or 13 for it. However, if it was bought at an auction, they could have paid more like 14-15.

    Either way, their price seems rather high. I've found the best way to negotiate is to take some autotrader or cars.com printouts of cars in the area at dealerships with similar everything, and a lower price. Dealers can't stand to lose business because the prices at another dealership is better.
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    I forgot to mention that it is from a dealership and it was a leased car. Thanks for the replies. I will try to talk them down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zguy View Post
    I forgot to mention that it is from a dealership and it was a leased car. Thanks for the replies. I will try to talk them down.
    Lease cars will usually fetch a premium, due to the fact it has been dealer maintained throughout it's life, and there's no chance for mods on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummerboy827 View Post
    Lease cars will usually fetch a premium, due to the fact it has been dealer maintained throughout it's life, and there's no chance for mods on it.
    there is nothing to say that a leased vehicle HAS to be maintained by a dealer. the oil changes can be done anywhere...as long as nothing goes wrong and it hurts a warranty claim.

    with over 30,000 miles, there is no way to know if it had the 30k service done unless you find the dealer that might have serviced the car. those records are not in the vehicle profile with SOA..only at the dealership used records.
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    well guys, I didnt get the car. They wouldnt budge on the price so I walked. I will be looking for a silver 02-03. Wish me luck!

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