I have decided to sell my beloved VW and, as fate would have it, I just put a significant amount of money into it! I have checked out KBB and gotten a price for a private party sale in “Excellent” condition (which it is), but I am wondering if can legitimately ask for more given the recent investment in repairs? I know it won’t be dollar-for-dollar match, but maybe half…? I put in $2600 for new starter, front brakes and a catalytic converter.
-VW Golf 2001
-under 100K miles
-timing belt changed already
-regular oil changes at 5K
-newish tires with lots of life left
-very well maintained!!
-mechanics usually VW specialists (when possible)
-car is in great shape all around (interior/exterior)
Any thoughts on an acceptable pricing strategy for this car? Honestly, whoever buys it is only going to have to do the regular maintenance/tune up at ~100K (in 3K miles or so), and then oil changes and gas for a while. I have already done their future repairs - silly me!