So I think it is time to sell my 2000 Corvette.
It’s a fun car and it’s nice to have the power on tap, but in the end the 2000-era GM build quality and feel of the vehicle never sat well with me.
The car is in great shape mechanically, but the paint could use some work. It has a lot of minor things that could be fixed with some time and more $$ than I think appropriate. One of the headlights bounces, the weather stripping isn’t in great shape, suspension squeaks a bit, that sort of thing.
My question is how much should I invest in fix-up before sale? The market says this year vehicle with about 85,000 on the clock can get around $12,000. With some paint and weather stripping issues I can get into expensive fixes pretty fast. I’m debating spending around $300-$500 on a good buff and polish and calling it good. I’m curious what people think I should focus on. I’m worried I may only get $10,000 for the car in its current condition and that’s just too low to part with.
Thanks for the feedback!