Tag: selling

20 Posts

Jan 10, 2017

Selling a Car with an Open Recall

Dear Car Talk

Sue is selling a Toyota with an open airbag recall. Here's how to rehome it with a clear conscience. 

selling airbags Toyota Corolla 2002

should i keep my car with blue smoke and a broken odometer
Dec 20, 2016

Is It Time to Say Goodbye to a Faithful Truck?

Dear Car Talk

Lee's Toyota had 208,000 miles on it--when the odometer broke ten years ago. Should he keep his daily driver running, or let it go?

selling oil cost of ownership

Ending relationship with car dealer
Sep 21, 2016

Say Anything: Breaking Up with Your Car Dealer

Craig Fitzgerald

Car dealers communicate like high school boyfriends desperately trying to save a relationship.

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May 17, 2016

Want to Lose Big Money? Buy a Zillion-Dollar Supercar.

Jim Motavalli

Nothing depreciates like yesterday's Bentley, Maserati or Mercedes C-Class. Cars that sold for more than $100,000 are worth less than a Toyota Corolla 10 years later.

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craigslist dog photo
Aug 05, 2015

PHOTO PHAIL: These Craigslist Ad Photos Do More Harm Than Good

Craig Fitzgerald

You might not think a good photo is important, but it is. A decent photo of a car in a Craigslist ad will sell your car for more money. A photo that shows your old gym bag and YooHoo bottles in the trunk will not.

selling advertising

should i bother fixing an engine in a 12 year old car
Mar 28, 2013

Today: Is Cathy Stuck With Son's Sebring?

Dear Car Talk

Cathy's son moved to Europe and left his 2001 Chrysler Sebring with his mother. Problem is, the engine imploded only a few weeks after his departure. They still owe a few payments on the car and now Cathy's not sure what to do with it once it's paid off. What will Tom and Ray reccomend? 

selling repairs Chrysler Sebring 2001

Selling a damaged Plymouth Voyager
Dec 08, 2011

How do I sell a car for parts?

Dear Car Talk

Barbara gave the rear of her 1998 Plymouth Voyager Minivan a huge wedgie by backing into a cement post, but the engine is still in good shape. How should she go about selling this car for parts?

selling auto parts

should i pay to fix the shift lock override
Nov 01, 2010

Should Bev fix her '00 Ford Escort before she puts it up for sale?

Dear Car Talk

I have a 2000 Ford Escort ZX2 with 110,000 miles and an automatic transmission. It starts fine, but I cannot get it out of park unless I stick a screwdriver in the shift lock override slot while turning the key. That's a...

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what should i do in advance if i want to sell my car on my own
Sep 01, 2006

Plan on selling a used car, or know someone who is? Check out Tom and Ray's advice to Denise.

Dear Car Talk

I am planning to buy a 2006 Subaru Forester this year and don't want to deal with the trade-in hassle and rip-off, so I'm thinking about selling my five-speed Subaru 1997 Impreza Outback Sport privately. I'm a little wary about the whole...

selling used cars

why do the car talk guys tell buyers to use the dealer invoice number as a fair price to negotiate for
May 01, 2005

Come on you guys I just read your most recent...

Dear Car Talk

Come on you guys I just read your most recent column about buying a new car I sell cars for a living Although I realize everyone wants that good deal out there why do you advise people that the dealer...

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