Best way to sell your G35 if you can't fix it

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Best way to sell your G35 if you can't fix it

Postby GOSAMR » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:24 pm

I've got a 2003 Infiniti G35 with about 164k miles but can't seem to get the shifting issues fixed so just need to unload her. Anyone know of a good place that will buy her for cash? I'm getting quotes of about to 500 + 600 dollars down to 250 dollars. I think she's worth about 1,000 in kelly blue book. So the quotes aren't too far off except for the 250. Was just wondering if anyone has a place they have experience with.

Thanks.


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Re: Best way to sell your G35 if you can't fix it

Postby AZhitman » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:55 pm

Welcome aboard!

I've always had good luck with an honest, straightforward CL ad. "Mechanic's Special." Take good, clean pics, highlight what's good about it, don't get into too much detail about what you THINK might be wrong with it. You can say, "Needs a transmission." I'd ask $1200 and let someone offer you $900 and be done.

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Re: Best way to sell your G35 if you can't fix it

Postby GOSAMR » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:04 pm

Thank you for your suggestion. If I had more time that would be a great way, but I need to move it from where it is at and since I've not been able to smog it, the tags don't register that the fees are paid so they will town it.

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Re: Best way to sell your G35 if you can't fix it

Postby AZhitman » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:05 pm

In that case, I'd donate it to a local charity. They'll pick it up, and you can write the FULL value of the car off your taxes.

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Re: Best way to sell your G35 if you can't fix it

Postby GOSAMR » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:25 pm

Well yes in a perfect world. But I'm wanting to recoup some money I've put into it. I've had two places that will buy it for over $500. Both are more than half of what I've put into it at least almost half. Not trying to be greedy but, the partbi bought which was a refurbished part was over$700.

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Re: Best way to sell your G35 if you can't fix it

Postby AZhitman » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:37 pm

Well, as my Pops used to say, "You can want in one hand and sh*t in the other and see which one fills up first."

That's car ownership. You can fix it, donate it, or you can cut your losses. Being in a hurry AND wanting more than it's worth is working against you. BTW, the tax writeoff value will be KBB for a running car, so I'm not sure why that's not an option.

I've been buying and selling cars for 35 years, and sometimes you don't get back what you put into them. $500 is all it's worth in non-running salvage value, even if you put $5k into parts.

Sorry we couldn't help.

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Re: Best way to sell your G35 if you can't fix it

Postby GOSAMR » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:03 pm

Thank you and no I get it really I do. Your Pops is very smart indeed . Ones more play into that I want, son of getting married October 10 and just wanted ax little more cash for the trip!! Lol

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Re: Best way to sell your G35 if you can't fix it

Postby AZhitman » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:08 pm

I try to keep the ratio of "money losers" and "money makers" to about 1:5.

Good luck, hope it works out!

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Re: Best way to sell your G35 if you can't fix it

Postby GOSAMR » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:39 pm

Thanks for your help and advice


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