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plance1
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What is the value of my SVT? Am I on crack?
#1306007 - 08/24/06 11:02 PM

I was asking 10,500 for it. I've been trying to sell for awhile, no takers. Either no one likes my car or I am asking too much, I assume its the latter. So you decide. All the details are in the classifieds so I won't bore you, just ballpark it. I think the highest value posted will be the price I change it to.

Thanks.



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See ad in Classifieds, Price lowered to $8,500. Buy it!
59K Miles, Original Owner, 3 liter built by Buckshot, Headers, HMS trans
Subframe Connectors, H&R's, Koni's, Rage 5.0 17's, Pole Position Tires
Removed Resonator,KKM Intake,ShoShop Y-Pipe


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pre98zetec
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Re: What is the value of my SVT? Am I on crack? new
#1306010 (Re: plance1) 08/24/06 11:07 PM

from your mod and the way it looks i'd pay around 6800-7000 for it.

I'm probably wrong but that's my take on it.

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96' ATX Zetec- stock

96' ATX Zetec- Modded

Kenwood KDC-319
5.75"-2 MTX 12's
Roady XT
Custom door panels
Mystique Cluster/oil pressure

Getting repainted(in primer)
Pre98 Lip
SE skirts
Mystique front lip
dingless
badgeless

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plance1
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Re: What is the value of my SVT? Am I on crack? new
#1306013 (Re: pre98zetec) 08/24/06 11:11 PM

Thanks. You know, I just found out part of the problem is that Autotrader removed the ad I had paid for. It seems that if you do not "renew it" they automatically delete it. Is this common knowledge??????? If they told me I forgot!!!



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See ad in Classifieds, Price lowered to $8,500. Buy it!
59K Miles, Original Owner, 3 liter built by Buckshot, Headers, HMS trans
Subframe Connectors, H&R's, Koni's, Rage 5.0 17's, Pole Position Tires
Removed Resonator,KKM Intake,ShoShop Y-Pipe


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TGO
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Re: What is the value of my SVT? Am I on crack? new
#1306043 (Re: plance1) 08/25/06 12:00 AM

still, unless it has like 0 miles on it, 10500 it pretty high.

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1999 Silver Frost SVT
#609 of 2760

Quaife, lightened SVT Flywheel, SPEC stage II clutch, removed resonator, k&n drop in - various other goodies too.

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Beans
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Re: What is the value of my SVT? Am I on crack? new
#1306049 (Re: TGO) 08/25/06 12:08 AM

Originally posted by TGO:
still, unless it has like 0 miles on it, 10500 it pretty high.



yeah the #2 SVT 1998 (30k) was for sale locally here and the guy wanted 9,999.00 for it..

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'98 2.5L Mystique LS T-Red

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plance1
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Re: What is the value of my SVT? Am I on crack? new
#1306065 (Re: Beans) 08/25/06 12:44 AM

I see what you are saying. I have seen original svt's with less miles for less but I can't help want to get back some of the money spent on the mods. Maybe I should bite the bullet and lower the price, which is what Im thinking about doing.

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See ad in Classifieds, Price lowered to $8,500. Buy it!
59K Miles, Original Owner, 3 liter built by Buckshot, Headers, HMS trans
Subframe Connectors, H&R's, Koni's, Rage 5.0 17's, Pole Position Tires
Removed Resonator,KKM Intake,ShoShop Y-Pipe


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Y2KSVT
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Re: What is the value of my SVT? Am I on crack? new
#1306140 (Re: plance1) 08/25/06 02:08 AM

To be honest, when I went through the Classifieds and saw your $10.5 asking price, I kinda laughed a little inside. My 2000 SVT is absolutely mint, inside and out, with a 3L, full bolt-ons, tuned, and all the tranny goodies. I'd probably start at $8500, and hope that I get an offer of $8000. Then again, I've seen people pay top dollar for SVT's that really aren't worth it.

Mark

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2000 Black CSVT
3.0L Hybrid - 206fwhp & 195fwtq


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TGO
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Re: What is the value of my SVT? Am I on crack? new
#1306142 (Re: plance1) 08/25/06 02:10 AM

Originally posted by plance1:
I see what you are saying. I have seen original svt's with less miles for less but I can't help want to get back some of the money spent on the mods. Maybe I should bite the bullet and lower the price, which is what Im thinking about doing.




you're never going to get your money back for mods. IIRC, warmonger sold his 3L TURBO svt for 12k, atleast that's what he told me he was looking to get.

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1999 Silver Frost SVT
#609 of 2760

Quaife, lightened SVT Flywheel, SPEC stage II clutch, removed resonator, k&n drop in - various other goodies too.

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Ray
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Re: What is the value of my SVT? Am I on crack? new
#1306157 (Re: TGO) 08/25/06 02:30 AM

There is a premium on things you are LOOKING for. If you find a buyer LOOKING for your particular mods, then you can charge that premium.


FWIW: Warmonger was starting his asking at around 15K-15.5K, to set the price straight. He had what I was looking for and he and I began the purchase/sale routine. I will NOT say what I bought it for.. and he won't say what he sold it for. I will say this: What I paid was MORE than worth it. I'd have paid that much for the test drive! He was more than generous, and I am more than grateful.

If you think that you can find a buyer looking for a mostly stock black SVTC, with rims, then you can begin to charge that premium. If you are just looking for "a" buyer, then your price is high (by about 3.5-4K, I would say)


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'99 CSVT - Silver #222/276
In a constant state of blow-off euphoria.
Originally posted by Kremitthefrog:
I like to wear dresses and use binoculars to watch grandmas across the street.




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Berkel
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Re: What is the value of my SVT? Am I on crack? new
#1306163 (Re: Ray) 08/25/06 02:36 AM

Originally posted by Ray:

If you think that you can find a buyer looking for a mostly stock black SVTC, with rims, then you can begin to charge that premium. If you are just looking for "a" buyer, then your price is high (by about 3.5-4K, I would say)




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I paid 7 grand for my 98.5 SVT and it was in MINT condition with 70,000 miles (lowered on 17's with a few small mods) and I think I overpaid for it. Who cares, the car has been absolutely great to me *knocks on wood*

In the back of lots of peoples' minds is "SVT's can be had for much cheaper" and that's why yours isn't selling

PS: detail the [censored] out of that and get it looking brand new before trying to sell it with dirty pictures

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98.5 T. Red Contour SVT
Lowered on FSVT's
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2154233

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hotdimmes
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Re: What is the value of my SVT? Am I on crack? new
#1306215 (Re: Berkel) 08/25/06 03:25 AM

Gotta find the right sucker...I paid about 5k + 600 for registration/dealer fees for my SE with 50k miles on it. Yeah it was worth a bit less, but it's hard finding a 5spd V6 so I sucked it up and bought it.

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Chris
Black Ebony/Greystone 1998.5 V6 SE MTX

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Tuned3900SFI
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Re: What is the value of my SVT? Am I on crack? new
#1306233 (Re: hotdimmes) 08/25/06 03:47 AM

One thing to consider.. some people pay for mods, like Ray said. Just have to find a person who is looking for what you have done. Hell, I paid 10K for a considered "stock" CSVT with 54,000 mile on it a year ago... Unless you wanna unload it quick, stick to your gut feeling and go down from there, atleast put in your ad you will entertain offers.

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2006 Pontiac G6 3900SFI GTP Coupe
CAI, Stainless Cat Back, Vector Tune, Strut Brace, Eibach Pro Kit, Custom Made Projector Headlights, 4300K, 20% Tint

Former Owner- 2000 "Stryped" CSVT
CEG Dragon Run- Oct 13-15



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JEDsContour
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Re: What is the value of my SVT? Am I on crack? new
#1306293 (Re: Tuned3900SFI) 08/25/06 10:24 AM

I paid $9,000 for a dead stock 99 SVT with just over 20K miles on the odometer in July. Car is a time capsule, absolutely incredible condition.

Value is relative. Pay someone to detail that thing and try again. Personally, I'd downplay the mods. Sell it based on its condition, not the hot-rodding you've done to it. Enthusiasts will know what you have.

I think most buyers equate performance parts with "beat to hell and back." Work hard to convince them otherwise.

Using pictures of an obviously dirty car was... well... just don't do it.

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99 Tropic Green SVT, Tan Leather, 20K miles, "Nice Twin" (factory stock).
99 Tropic Green SVT, Tan Leather, 28K miles, "Evil Twin" (Turbo AER 3L and more in progress)
96 Red LX, Opal Grey Leather 2.5L, ATX, 22K miles

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Rouar
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Re: What is the value of my SVT? Am I on crack? new
#1306305 (Re: JEDsContour) 08/25/06 11:57 AM

For your asking price I'd want a Contour in completely pristine condition, with absolutely nothing wrong (not even a stained carpet or wrinkled leather seats). 3L's are popping up on eBay more and more nowadays and they're not as rare or worth the price as they once were.

Pictures of a dirty SVT with noted dash warp and other easyish fixes just screams to me that you've stopped bothering with the car after the original engine "blew up" (according to one of your previous posts, which many CEG buyers like me DO check to find out the actual condition of the car) and other maintenance annoyances started occurring. Nowhere near worth the price you're asking, which you are finding out as time drags on. Why is the antenna bent? Did you bend it?

FWIW - this is your third actual created topic complaining about your inability to sell your car .. not including the fourth asking why your classified topic was deleted and a few other posts in others' topics.


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Matthew
2000 Nissan Maxima SE
Sold: 98.5 Contour SE V6 ATX

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plance1
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Re: What is the value of my SVT? Am I on crack? new
#1306325 (Re: Rouar) 08/25/06 12:58 PM

Originally posted by Rouar:

Pictures of a dirty SVT with noted dash warp and other easyish fixes just screams to me that you've stopped bothering with the car after the original engine "blew up" (according to one of your previous posts, which many CEG buyers like me DO check to find out the actual condition of the car) and other maintenance annoyances started occurring. Nowhere near worth the price you're asking, which you are finding out as time drags on. Why is the antenna bent? Did you bend it?

FWIW - this is your third actual created topic complaining about your inability to sell your car .. not including the fourth asking why your classified topic was deleted and a few other posts in others' topics.





You guys are right. You all have made excellent points, some did so in a nicer more constructive way than this guy and I am grateful for the input. Based on your comments, I am going to revise the ad and lower the price substantially (probably to around 8 to 9k range) so this feedback has been extremely helpful. I reviewed other ads and saw other asking prices but you know how it is, we always think what we have is worth more than it is.

When I placed my previous ad on EBAY I invited potential buyers to check out this site because I think its a great resource. I also gave out the name that I post under so everyone can see any and all posts from me regarding the car, including the issues that we have all had. I believe in full disclosure upfront. I had the same problems with the car as everyone else, 2.5 liter oil pan issues, seat rocked, dash warp, sunroof and so on. The gentleman I quoted above does make an accurate point though about my willingness to sink money into fixing all these little cosmetic things. After fixing the major mechanical issues with the 3.0 liter, it just gets old to keep dealing with the little things that pop up. I bought the car based upon its strengths, but as time goes on, you just begin to wonder if Quality was really Job 1.

I agree with the dirty car picture comments. I used to drive it every day before putting in the 3 liter and it did get dirty. A friend of mine took this picture and I had not done any prep work on it. I shouldn't have used it. here are a few that I used in my Autotrader ad, which will be up and running shortly...











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See ad in Classifieds, Price lowered to $8,500. Buy it!
59K Miles, Original Owner, 3 liter built by Buckshot, Headers, HMS trans
Subframe Connectors, H&R's, Koni's, Rage 5.0 17's, Pole Position Tires
Removed Resonator,KKM Intake,ShoShop Y-Pipe


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jtour
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Re: What is the value of my SVT? Am I on crack? new
#1306356 (Re: Rouar) 08/25/06 01:53 PM

Hey it cant hurt to ask for 10K but I dont think anyone will pay 10K for it. Good luck im sure there is someone out there.

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"Do what you like, Because you have to drive it!"-Me

99 Contour LX
95 Mustang GT Convertible
97 Z24 Cavalier

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#1306405 (Re: jtour) 08/25/06 03:17 PM

Looks to me like the dash is warped so you need to take that into consideration.

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Vinny 2000 T-RED CSVT
MODS: 18" REV model 2 ST200 struts/Roush springs
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Dtec Heatshield
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TJSwoboda
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#1306519 (Re: Pienstars) 08/25/06 06:24 PM

Originally posted by Pienstars:
Looks to me like the dash is warped so you need to take that into consideration.



Mine's worse. Then the leather's coming apart in the spot on the armrest where I've rested my elbow for the last five years, the driver side floor mat's a lost cause and I need a tune up.

--T.J.

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2000 SVT Contour, Black, stock, no tickets yet...

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Re: What is the value of my SVT? Am I on crack? new
#1306592 (Re: TJSwoboda) 08/25/06 08:39 PM

I went to my dealer, he only had one of the repair kits from Ford and he sold it to someone else. He stated I should cruise the junkyards for a replacement dash because he thought my dash was too far gone to repair it. I may print out some of the fixes that I have seen others do in other posts and see about doing that rather than replace the whole thing. Again though, I work two jobs, dont have time or the inclination to do this kind of thing. But it would be nice to see my hood again someday!



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See ad in Classifieds, Price lowered to $8,500. Buy it!
59K Miles, Original Owner, 3 liter built by Buckshot, Headers, HMS trans
Subframe Connectors, H&R's, Koni's, Rage 5.0 17's, Pole Position Tires
Removed Resonator,KKM Intake,ShoShop Y-Pipe


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ChattavegasSE
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Re: What is the value of my SVT? Am I on crack? new
#1306676 (Re: TJSwoboda) 08/25/06 10:25 PM

The antenna is bent. I wouldn't give more than 2grand for it.

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2000 Contour SE 2.5L ATX - Toreador Red
2001 VW Golf GLS 2.0L MTX - Tornado Red
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TGO
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#1306707 (Re: Ray) 08/25/06 11:40 PM

Originally posted by Ray:

FWIW: Warmonger was starting his asking at around 15K-15.5K, to set the price straight. He had what I was looking for and he and I began the purchase/sale routine. I will NOT say what I bought it for.. and he won't say what he sold it for.






all i'm saying is, he didn't specify a price for sale - he said make a reasonable offer. I said is 12k reasonable and he said yes. If it went for more, great.

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1999 Silver Frost SVT
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Quaife, lightened SVT Flywheel, SPEC stage II clutch, removed resonator, k&n drop in - various other goodies too.

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plance1
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Re: What is the value of my SVT? Am I on crack? new
#1306962 (Re: ChattavegasSE) 08/26/06 05:22 PM

Originally posted by ChattavegasSE:
The antenna is bent. I wouldn't give more than 2grand for it.




Either you're kidding or you're stupid.

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See ad in Classifieds, Price lowered to $8,500. Buy it!
59K Miles, Original Owner, 3 liter built by Buckshot, Headers, HMS trans
Subframe Connectors, H&R's, Koni's, Rage 5.0 17's, Pole Position Tires
Removed Resonator,KKM Intake,ShoShop Y-Pipe


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The Digital Slacker
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Re: What is the value of my SVT? Am I on crack? new
#1307092 (Re: plance1) 08/27/06 12:15 AM

Originally posted by plance1:
Originally posted by ChattavegasSE:
The antenna is bent. I wouldn't give more than 2grand for it.




Either you're kidding or you're stupid.




Judging from the face, I would guess he's just kidding. LOL!

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Harrry
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#1307152 (Re: The Digital Slacker) 08/27/06 04:12 AM

I bought mine for 8 grand all stock 43,00 miles 2 years ago from yesturday lol.

I bought it from a dealership go figure for 7.5k grand out the door. The sales person said that's a deal. ANd i signed the papers went for a ride and smiled the whole way home.

And there was nothing wrong with it. I left with a warranty for 2 years. for 1.5k less than what you are asking for.

I would say post it for 8 grand. be ready for them to lower it for the dash.

you will sell it for 7,000 that is my guess.

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plance1
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Re: What is the value of my SVT? Am I on crack? new
#1307631 (Re: Harrry) 08/28/06 12:31 PM

Harry, I think your very close. I changed it to 8500, Im currently pm'ing a dude on here, trying to work out a deal for his dash which looks in good shape, I will take care of a few of the little things and see what happens.


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See ad in Classifieds, Price lowered to $8,500. Buy it!
59K Miles, Original Owner, 3 liter built by Buckshot, Headers, HMS trans
Subframe Connectors, H&R's, Koni's, Rage 5.0 17's, Pole Position Tires
Removed Resonator,KKM Intake,ShoShop Y-Pipe


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