01 Odyssey LX want to sell, what kind of price can I expect?

Discussion in 'Odyssey' started by BillP, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. BillP

    BillP Guest


    I know this is a bad climate to be a seller of used vehicles... But I will
    nonetheless be selling my 2001 Odyssey. It has very low miles (31K) and an
    extended warranty. The only extra is a Honda CD player in the dash. It is

    I am in Dallas TX - what should I reasonably expect to get for it in this
    sales climate? (I know from recent experience that the various black/blue
    book pricing sites have no basis in current sales reality).

    Also - will it help/hurt me (financially) to go through the expense of
    repairing the deep dent in the passenger side sliding door? - a dent which
    shows one of the interior rivets on the door skin like a grave stone rubbing
    (estimate for factory-quality repair $1000; estimate for just popping out
    the dent and applying paint touch up - $100)... Plus, my plastic wheel
    covers are really curb-scuffed - will I get any value out of replacing
    those? The car is mechanically sound, but you know people - they will
    focus, as ever, on cosmetic stuff and use that to leverage me down.

    Just interested in the perspectives of anyone who has recently sold an


    BillP, Oct 22, 2004
  2. BillP

    E. Meyer Guest

    Prospective buyers will shy away from a car that appears abused. Scuffed
    wheel covers and a big dent in the side would be more than enough to give it
    that look. You will not be able to sell it for anywhere near its real value
    if the damage is not repaired. TI used to host a car wholesaler behind the
    former credit union building on Floyd Rd. (in Dallas) every Friday morning.
    If he's still coming out there, you can get a good idea of what your car is
    worth from him.
    E. Meyer, Oct 22, 2004
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