Finally selling my 1987 Chevy Nova. How much should I offer?

I am trying to price my 1987 Nova to sell. It’s in good condition, except that since it has been sitting for a few years, it probably needs a fuel flush and oil change. It starts and still runs good, with mid-grade or better fuel. It’s now too old to Blue Book. It bluebooked at $850 in 2004 if I did it right. Also, the 1987 Nova was based on the Toyota Corolla, with some of the same parts. I’m not sure what percent of the car is basically the Corolla. Will I be able to ask a higher price because of this tie to Corolla? I appreciate your help. I love this car and it’s been hard to part with.

Are you from the Mid-west? why I ask is they speak they way you write, “come on borrow me some money” instead of “lend me some money”.

Anyway the closer you get to $1000.00 the better you are doing,can’t see it going for more.

“How much should I offer” Its “How much should I ask”

I’m gonna give her the benefit of the doubt and assume she was being funny with her title. I know I laughed.

I generally agree w/ oldschool though. Can’t hurt to start the asking price at a grand (or 950, as it looks more appealing than 1000). A smart prospective buyer will try and haggle you down from there. Just how far down you go is up to you.

When it comes to cars at or below 1K, people don’t expect much- pretty much any car any age and mileage has the potential to sell. If it actually runs ok and looks ok, then all the better.

Considering my current car is a bit disabled, I might spring for some cheap wheels …you live anywhere in west TX?? …if you do, forget what I wrote above… $200 is all your car’s worth. : P

The parts of the car that aren’t the badges are all Toyota. However, it is still 22 years old and, realistically as reliable as they were they weren’t particularly “nice” cars and, as much as you might try to convince people, that bow-tie still works against you. I think if it is in superb running condition and very good body-wise, you might be able to get in the $500-1000 range. It really depends on where you live-- I think some places people might still consider this a reasonable vehicle to drive around in, but many won’t.

Also, just FYI, if the thing only runs well on higher octane gas, that is not normal for this car. That means you have some engine problems which may be as simple as needing a tune up, but it could be more major. If you think it’s having problems from sitting, I think it would be worth it for you to drive it around a bit to work out all the kinks-- if nothing else it will make it less likely that it’ll conk out on a test drive or, possibly worse, right after someone buys it.

Yes, I noticed that too and couldn’t figure out how to correct my posting. Thank you so much for your help. And yes, we have origins in Iowa!

I’m laughing too. I should probably pay someone to take a 22 year old car. The comment about the under 1K is helpful. It sounds like older-non-collector and junker cars form a class of their own. I told my husband that I wanted to make this one a collector and he just laughed.

No, the midwest does NOT speak that way…why in the world would that be an issue in this question anyway???. “come borrow me some money” is as prevelant in the south as it is anywhere else…In fact, the first time I heard that was from someone who lived her entire life in Chicago…not exactly midwest…nor south…it’s a dialect…and commenting on THAT as opposed this persons need for info…shows YOUR ignorance

We can be light and friendly at times, can’t we?

Study some geography Chicago IS the Mid-west. And I did give her a price to ASK for.

Is that Library Guy?

Anyway, you might not get a single call if you ASK $1k IMHO.
Especially in these economic times!
I think you were closer on the first question.