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Old 24th September 2016, 18:02   #5521
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Nobody will buy a car from you if the title isn't in your name.
Certainly will crosscheck it today and work on it if i dont have one. Thanks Again!

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Craigslist is a super scam nowadays. When we shut shop in the US about a year back, we used an App called OfferUp which worked superbly.
Maybe you may want to try it.
Sure thing. Thanks. This is why i posted here to get other options!

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If i am not wrong (would love to be correct) in old days
no shipment + Paypal was extremely risky.

payment would be in hold in Paypal till tracking number is given.
Spot on! i read about this exact combination "PayPal + No Shipment" scam and wanted to take an advice. thanks for confirming.
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I'm thinking, do you have any chips on the bumper, or just on the hood & fenders?

The good Dr, must be smiling- because he got Silver. No hood chips.

I am anal about chips, have clear bra on hood bumper fenders and mirrors of the the STI and GX both.
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Old 26th September 2016, 01:04   #5523
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I am anal about chips, have clear bra on hood bumper fenders and mirrors of the the STI and GX both.
I got 2 chips already. I've signed up for clearbra on hood/fenders. I'm skipping the bumper.
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Certainly will crosscheck it today and work on it if i dont have one. Thanks Again!
As everyone mentioned, its definitely a scam!

When you bought the car, did the seller give you a part of the title? You have to immediately go to DMV and check whose name the car is still registered, perhaps they mailed you the title and you didnt get it.

Have you tried checking the price at carmax? They usually give decent prices compared to other dealers.

Honda Accord at $4,000 range should be fairly easy sell provided you have the title ready. Also based on which location you are, maybe one the Tbhp members can help in person.
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Old 27th September 2016, 19:36   #5525
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hi All,

I am planning to sell my car for the first time in the US and need some guidance.

I posted the Ad with pictures on craigstlist.
It will be difficult to sell that model of V6 Accord. That is the model with the flawed transmission. And that is the first thing which comes out if anybody googles it.

Carmax might give you a 1000 . Maybe.

From wiki

"Despite the Accord's reputation for reliability, the V6 models were plagued by transmission failures and prompted class action lawsuits against the company (4-cylinder models were also affected, but not to the same extent). This caused Honda to extend the warranties for the 2000 through 2001 models to seven years or 109,000 miles (175,000 km). 1998, 1999 and 2002 cars were considered for extended coverage on a case-by-case basis. No formal recall occurred. In Canada, recall letters were sent out to owners who fell within a certain VIN range; this warranty was later re-extended for some owners to seven years in length."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_...2.80.932002.29

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hi All,

I am planning to sell my car for the first time in the US and need some guidance.

I posted the Ad with pictures on craigstlist.

within 11 minutes i received a text on my cell phone asking me to send an email and below is the conversation on email:
Run, Its a scam !!!

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It will be difficult to sell that model of V6 Accord. That is the model with the flawed transmission. And that is the first thing which comes out if anybody googles it.
Not really, My brother used to have same model (same color too lol) with similar miles & he was able to sell it just fine. These Japs hold their value pretty well even with these known issues.
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Old 28th September 2016, 02:27   #5527
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Run, Its a scam !!!



Not really, My brother used to have same model (same color too lol) with similar miles & he was able to sell it just fine. These Japs hold their value pretty well even with these known issues.
Well when Kbb excellent private party value is $2600 and he is asking $3600, I don't know.
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Well when Kbb excellent private party value is $2600 and he is asking $3600, I don't know.
Well he has to apply Indian bargaining tactics to it, right?

I price it at $3600, the buyer quotes $2000, we settle to a middle figure around $2800. And yea, it's still over the kbb value! Objective achieved!

**Ka-ching!**

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Well when Kbb excellent private party value is $2600 and he is asking $3600, I don't know.
LOL I meant it retains its value well didnt mean it will command more than what its valued at

But on a side note, Black book values are more accurate than KBB's

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Well he has to apply Indian bargaining tactics to it, right?

I price it at $3600, the buyer quotes $2000, we settle to a middle figure around $2800. And yea, it's still over the kbb value! Objective achieved!
Haha, True that
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Have you tried getting an evaluation/quote from any of these sites. Carvana is the best according to Popular Mechanics for trade or instant cash. Will be less than a private buyer, but without the hassle.

Carmax
Roadster
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Caravana https://www.carvana.com/

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This is an interesting article:
http://www.caranddriver.com/features...at-vir-feature

The annual track test by Car and Driver featured almost the who's who of performance cars out there.
Following screenshot shows the cars in increasing order of lap times.
Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America-cars.jpg
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My beauty, will put up the ownership thread shortly.
Congrats! Nice color.

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My new toy. Feels normal at work, parked 2 cars away from a big shots' Italia
Congrats! I moved to Seattle,WA recently and see a lot of these around. They always invite for a quick sprint and loose to my bimmer

I got a New Jag XF for my wife a couple months ago and its a lot of fun to drive the supercharged car.

To add to the talk about using Craigslist, it is the best place you can get the most money for your car. Just have to be patient and wait for the right buyer. I will ignore any type of text or email communication. If they can't pick up the phone and call they are probably not that interested.
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Congrats! I moved to Seattle,WA recently and see a lot of these around. They always invite for a quick sprint and loose to my bimmer
Thanks . It must be loose, that is why it rattles :-). Bimmers are tight yo!!

The correct word is lose.

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Thanks . It must be loose, that is why it rattles :-). Bimmers are tight yo!!

The correct word is lose.
Yeah..that's the result of spilling coke on my office laptop
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I got 2 chips already. I've signed up for clearbra on hood/fenders. I'm skipping the bumper.

Dude, don't skip the bumper, sell ur kidney but get the bumper. If u need help in selling ur kidney, let me know. I sold mine to get clear bra.
On a serious note, my last car( pathfinder) did not have it the worse area was the bumper, chips, bugs that were permanent and sand blasting.

A lot of people who race STI especially on the street donot realize that it a not the best car to do that. It's an scalpel not a hammer, it's a car that makes u feel like a "driving God" ( copyright Richard Hammond ) for 35000 bucks. It certainly is not fastest or even close but it's accurate and tight. It does not do anything else well at all and when you drive it, it makes you want to red line it, takes corners with godly aggression and surprisingly at the end of all this when you park, you still park taking just one spot ( almost always in the corner) unlike some other drivers.

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