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I'll start this post by saying that I have really enjoyed my '99 4.6 w/ 125k miles and am starting to look for a '04-'05 MkIII. I need some advice on the best way to sell my current RR, but the list of "typical issues" is a mile long. I have vigilantly maintained all primary systems, but I'm scared all the little things will hurt my chances for resale, here are the issues:

HVAC blend motors
fuel gauge not working
central locks (two front doors) inop
saggy headliner
glove box rattles
very rare (and perplexing) sunroof leak
Heater valve o-ring
needs tires soon
small dent below belt on driver door

the good:
EAS replaced w/ HD coil springs
Interior is great (except headliner)
Newish AC compressor
(also have a long list of regular maintenance items)

So, should I
a) go to the trouble to sort out all issues?
b) sort out some of the more important issues?
c) try to find a buyer that's willing to accept her despite issues?
d) take whatever CarMax offers?
e) others?

Thanks
Steve
 

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c, d, or part it out.

Personally, I'd just trade it in and be done with it. Take the 3k max they'll give you and walk. Even if you fix all those things it's still only worth 6k tops...and is that really worth the time/money/hassle? And you know **** well something else will break in that time.
 

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I agree with Mag! Where are you located I could always use another parts car. What color is the interior?
 

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If you are located nearby I'd give you 3k for it!
 

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Thanks for the suggestions. So if it’s worth $3k, then I’m officially upside-down on my loan, God Bless the USA. Add me to the recession statistics.

Reminds me of the Bottle Rockets song:

Thousand dollar car it ain't worth nothin'
Thousand dollar car it ain't worth sh*t.
Sink your money in it, and there you are
the owner of a 2,000 dollar 1,000 dollar car.

Looks like I better try to drive it for another year or two, until I can afford to sell it. Then I’ll let the vultures have at it.

Steve
Nashville
Tan interior w/ gray piping
 
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Just so you know, I had a 2000 4.0SE w/ 152K, replacement engine 40K ago (done by dealer).
The heater o-rings had been done, but I did have the blend motor issue. Everything else was trouble free (2 remotes, no lock issues or leaks, great interior condition)

I parted it out at a used car dealer against an 04 MKIII and got $4k for it.

PS, for someone who knows / wants a P38, converting tthe EAS to coils does NOT come under the good column. :naughty:
 
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