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What is a fair asking price???

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#1 MrCid


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Posted 17 November 2003 - 02:40 PM

Hi all...

So I have decided to sell my trusty Subaru wagon. I know I can check the KBB or Edmunds sites for some ideas on how much to sell the Subaru wagon, but I have added a few little upgrades and changes, so I am not sure what a true and fair asking price should be.

Here's what I have...

1987 1.8L SPFi Subaru GL wagon
Dual Range 4WD, 5 speed
champagne gold

The odometer has over 200K on it, but I replaced the original engine with a used Japanese import at about 165K.

Magnecore spark plug wires

Accel Superstock ignition coil

K&N filtercharger

2" Dynomax superturbo muffler

Sylvania Silverstar headlamps


Clarion ProAudio CD player

I had the wagon repainted a couple of years ago so the paint is in really good shape as well as the interior. I am in San Jose, CA. This have been my trusty snowboarding in Tahoe vehicle for the past few years. So what do you think would be a fair asking price???

#2 soobme


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Posted 17 November 2003 - 03:15 PM

Hard to say for your aera, but around here if I was in the market for a wagon like that I woud pay up to $2500 if it is in as good shape as U say. Do U have any paper work left from the engine R+R? If so I know that would make me(as a buyer) feel alot better.
Hope this helps;)

#3 viceversa


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Posted 17 November 2003 - 05:11 PM

Ebay recently had an auction for a 92 loyale with 60K miles and it sold for about $1100. Check the listings. As a general rule, you don't get your money out of all these mods.

I would say in the $1K to 2K range depending on where you are.

#4 Dr. RX

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Posted 17 November 2003 - 05:17 PM

NEVER judge market value by what the ending price is on eBay. But Soobme is correct, market is the whole key, if there are alot of Subaru in your area, the price will tend to be lower, fewer the price might go higher. There are a few board member who live in your area, they may have a better idea of value.

#5 torxxx


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Posted 17 November 2003 - 05:41 PM

2000 to 2500 is what you'd get rid of that for in alaska.. with the mods and stuff, maybe 3k

#6 MrCid


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Posted 18 November 2003 - 04:21 PM

Thanks for the info and the help!

That's about the price range that I had hoped to be selling it for...

I had forgotten a couple of minor points. I did put in a new fuel pump less than 2 years ago, and it is leaking oil.

Also it seems to be running hot lately. I don't know what could be causing that. There is plenty of coolant. It doesn't go into the red, but the temp seems to be higher than what I think it usually is.

Thanks again for the help!

#7 Turbone


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Posted 18 November 2003 - 04:27 PM

Put a new thermostat in it. That will help. All Soobs mark their territory, just some mark it more than others. It could need a reseal on the oil pump and cam seals.

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