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Seeking advice on where to find automobiles for sale by owner. Is this less common than in the past? I'm not having much luck...

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This type thing mostly devalues a vehicle. If I see a wad of wires hanging from under the dash or a lift kit, I’m out. BubbA ain’t likely to improve upon the performance designed by actual mechanical

That Cash for Clunkers always pissed me off. Not because they gave people cash, but because the "clunkers" has to  be rendered inoperable by something like putting liquid glass in the engine and runni

Keep in mind the used vehicle market right now is madness. Inventory is slim and prices are high. I'm watching some of the guys on Tacoma World state that Carvana is offering them more than they paid

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Facebook Marketplace is where a lot of it has gone to now. Craigslist is still popular though.

GoLSN is another. It’s mostly East TN and some middle TN.

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49 minutes ago, hughd said:

Seeking advice on where to find autos for sale by owner. Is this less common than in the past? I'm not having much luck...

What are you looking for ? Maybe I can help sift through some of the BS and point you toward the authentic ones. CL and other like classifieds are more of a hassle if you aren't a veteran of those sites. Even Eflea is a good hunting place you just have to know how to play the game.

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Keep in mind the used vehicle market right now is madness. Inventory is slim and prices are high. I'm watching some of the guys on Tacoma World state that Carvana is offering them more than they paid 3 years ago(new) for their 2017-2018. Yes, you read that right. They are getting offers to sell their trucks for more than they paid new. 

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1 minute ago, Erik88 said:

Keep in mind the used vehicle market right now is madness. Inventory is slim and prices are high. I'm watching some of the guys on Tacoma World state that Carvana is offering them more than they paid 3 years ago(new) for their 2017-2018. Yes, you read that right. They are getting offers to sell their trucks for more than they paid new. 

Well, I would argue that Tacomas don’t really count. They hold their value better than any other vehicle on the road. Probably hold their value better than gold if you really crunched the numbers. 
 

But you are right. Used car market is crazy right now.

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3 minutes ago, nightrunner said:

Well, I would argue that Tacomas don’t really count. They hold their value better than any other vehicle on the road. Probably hold their value better than gold if you really crunched the numbers. 
 

But you are right. Used car market is crazy right now.

Yeah they are definitely an outlier but even they don't normally sell for MORE used than new. Buy yes, it was an extreme example. 

It really depends on what @hughd is looking for. 

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Supply and demand

New car dealers had to buy used inventory at premium prices to fill their lots.

Coronavirus slowed the new car supply chain.

Used trucks in general are outrageous, even with 150-200k

Can you wait?

Best time to buy a car is when you don't need one.

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I always used Craigslist, but its been a couple of years since I last did. Look for a lot of good pictures, keep it local, go armed and suspicious and never meet at night. 

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8 hours ago, hughd said:

Seeking advice on where to find autos for sale by owner. Is this less common than in the past? I'm not having much luck...

I edited the thread title.  Every time I saw it, I had to double-check because it looked like a wanted ad posted outside of the Trading Post.

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8 minutes ago, TGO David said:

I edited the thread title.  Every time I saw it, I had to double-check because it looked like a wanted ad posted outside of the Trading Post.

Yeah. Cars or NFA?

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1 minute ago, TGO David said:

For Pete's sake... what ARE we talking about here?   Autos.  Cars?  Trucks?  Automobiles? 

NFA Class 3 automatic firearms??

 

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I thought you were being funny when you changed it to the NFA ad 🙂

 

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9 minutes ago, FUJIMO said:

I thought you were being funny when you changed it to the NFA ad 🙂

 

It went right over my head that he might be talking about cars and trucks.

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57 minutes ago, TGO David said:

I edited the thread title.  Every time I saw it, I had to double-check because it looked like a wanted ad posted outside of the Trading Post.

You edited it to “Seeking Advice On Where to Automobiles For Sale By Owner”?

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12 minutes ago, Garufa said:

You edited it to “Seeking Advice On Where to Automobiles For Sale By Owner”?

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Yes.  It was that or in my state of sheer exhaustion, changing it to read something really tacky and funny.  😁

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1 hour ago, TGO David said:

Yes.  It was that or in my state of sheer exhaustion, changing it to read something really tacky and funny.  😁

Best thing for exhaustion is BBQ 😁

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14 hours ago, hughd said:

Thanks for the replies, I'll check them out. I'm in no hurry to buy. Looking for a late model Camry or CR-V.

 

 

 

 

In that case, buy new.

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58 minutes ago, gregintenn said:

In that case, buy new.

Normally it's not the best idea but right now it actually might be. Dealers are desperate for new sales right now.

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15 hours ago, hughd said:

Thanks for the replies, I'll check them out. I'm in no hurry to buy. Looking for a late model Camry or CR-V.

 

 

 

 

We bought my wife a 2019 CRV last year. It's a great car and has done everything expected. We were initially going to buy used but we we're only going to be able to save two to $3,000 buying slightly used over new. Add to that that Honda has very good financing options if you have good credit, as in under 2%. And it was pretty much a no-brainer to buy new.

The CRV and the Camry are kind of two separate animals. It's my opinion that the CRV is much more versatile and I like the fact that ours has all-wheel drive. That said I'm a Toyota guy.

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25 minutes ago, 10-Ring said:

We bought my wife a 2019 CRV last year. It's a great car and has done everything expected. We were initially going to buy used but we we're only going to be able to save two to $3,000 buying slightly used over new. Add to that that Honda has very good financing options if you have good credit, as in under 2%. And it was pretty much a no-brainer to buy new.

The CRV and the Camry are kind of two separate animals. It's my opinion that the CRV is much more versatile and I like the fact that ours has all-wheel drive. That said I'm a Toyota guy.

Exactly. A used car a couple a couple years old costs nearly the same as a new car these days. If you're at the point of making payments anyway, may as well get a new one. 

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