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Old 08-11-2006, 05:32 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by thesethoughtsru
you can not put excellent condition because that is only new cars, regardless of the car. also, makes sure you put private party value not retail price.
you can definately put excellent condition. That option exists for USED cars, so of course you can apply it to a used car. I came out to this:

Engine: 6-Cyl. 3.2 Liter
Transmission: SMG
Drivetrain: RWD
Mileage: 49,000
Selected Standard Equipment
Air Conditioning
Power Steering
Power Windows
Power Door Locks
Telescoping Wheel Cruise Control
AM/FM Stereo
Dual Front Air Bags
Front Side Air Bags ABS (4-Wheel)
Traction Control
Moon Roof
Selected Optional Equipment
Multi Compact Disc
Harman Kardon
Navigation System Parking Sensors
DVD System Dual Power Seats
Premium Wheels 19''+

Blue Book Private Party Value
Private Party Value is what a buyer can expect to pay when buying a used car from a private party. The Private Party Value assumes the vehicle is sold "As Is" and carries no warranty (other than the continuing factory warranty). The final sale price may vary depending on the vehicle's actual condition and local market conditions. This value may also be used to derive Fair Market Value for insurance and vehicle donation purposes.

Vehicle Condition Ratings Check Vehicle Title History
Excellent (Selected)
"Excellent" condition means that the vehicle looks new, is in excellent mechanical condition and needs no reconditioning. This vehicle has never had any paint or body work and is free of rust. The vehicle has a clean title history and will pass a smog and safety inspection. The engine compartment is clean, with no fluid leaks and is free of any wear or visible defects. The vehicle also has complete and verifiable service records. Less than 5% of all used vehicles fall into this category.

"Good" condition means that the vehicle is free of any major defects. This vehicle has a clean title history, the paint, body and interior have only minor (if any) blemishes, and there are no major mechanical problems. There should be little or no rust on this vehicle. The tires match and have substantial tread wear left. A "good" vehicle will need some reconditioning to be sold at retail. Most consumer owned vehicles fall into this category.

"Fair" condition means that the vehicle has some mechanical or cosmetic defects and needs servicing but is still in reasonable running condition. This vehicle has a clean title history, the paint, body and/or interior need work performed by a professional. The tires may need to be replaced. There may be some repairable rust damage.

"Poor" condition means that the vehicle has severe mechanical and/or cosmetic defects and is in poor running condition. The vehicle may have problems that cannot be readily fixed such as a damaged frame or a rusted-through body. A vehicle with a branded title (salvage, flood, etc.) or unsubstantiated mileage is considered "poor." A vehicle in poor condition may require an independent appraisal to determine its value.

Not quite 40k, but close enough. 39,275 for excellent condition, and 37k for good condition.

Also, a car is worth what a buyer is willing to pay.
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