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    Asking too much?

    I dunno i see cruddy cars going for close to this price but I am out of room...

    Dodge : Stealth - eBay (item 330513648204 end time Jan-06-11 1338 PST)

    These message boards are cheap arses and don't give me any gruff about a salvage title... sure it hurts the value a little but swap it out to a roller if your dumb and have a ton of time. It was rebuilt to factory by the dealer.

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    I would say your price is probably $1500-$2000 high for the average Joe looking for a car (salvage is really hurting you, no matter how good it's condition is), but not more than an enthusiast would pay. However, for the average Joe, the first few paragraphs are surely turning a lot of people away. You would think being completely honest about the car's history up front would be better than not mentioning it at all, but it's not if you want it sold. Unless you plan to sell to a true enthusiast, which it doesn't sound like you care, just focus on it's current condition and the good. Keep it short and simple.

    Otherwise you'll be waiting for one of us to buy it, and you'll probably be waiting a lonngg time.

    That's my 2 cents anyway.

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    It looks cherry for an 18 year old car... I agree, take out all the information about multiple rebuilds failing. That's enough to scare anybody away.

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    It is obviously a Stealth, but the add also calls it a 3000GT VR4. Might want to clean that up for credibility.
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    Those first couple of paragraphs would have turned me away. Maybe you should put the rebuild fiascoes towards the end of the ad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans@GZP View Post
    Those first couple of paragraphs would have turned me away. Maybe you should put the rebuild fiascoes towards the end of the ad.
    ^ this. Always list the positives FIRST... to gain their interest. No one reads past the first line if the first thing you mention is the salvage history, they assume it's only going to get worse from there.

    Always, Always ALWAYS list ALL of the positive attributes FIRST. THEN go into the negatives... because at that point, they're already liking the car, it fits their criteria... and by the end of it all, more often then not, they'll be willing to work with a less-than-stellar title history if everything else is up to their standards.

    Oh, and the fact that it has a salvage title doesn't need to be capitalized... it states it directly above it the title-status. You making it THE prominent statement in that entire ad, makes it sound like it's a basket case, I would have closed the window after the first sentence if I were looking through cars to buy.
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    thanks for the points. Yeah i was wondering about the salvage in caps. I get people freaking because they are like OMG i read the thing and it was a salvage... hmm

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    yea, you don't want to make that focal point of the ad, you want people to focus on all the good points on your car.

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    It's a good looking car, unfortunately though, the reality of the situation is that it's nearly 20 years old. Regardless of the condition, it's not thought of as a classic or anything, so prices run about the same for a really good example of the car or one that's been beat on a bit.

    I think you'd have more luck selling locally, with someone who can actually see the condition of the car, vs someone online who can do a quick search and find a list of similar cars with lower selling prices (even if the condition is not as good as yours.)

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    yeah i see dumb punk kids who pay 6k for ragged out vr4's... I had someone at a car show wanting to buy for 6k on the spot.

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