What is it Worth? - 2000 WS-6 19k on the Clock
02-23-2012, 10:04 AM
I am debating selling my Red 2000 WS-6 with 19k on the clock. It was garaged for 9 years and then I had to use it as a DD for 10 months after I lost my job and had to sell my other car. It now is only driven on Sundays or nice days in STL. It has one minor door ding on the passenger side but other than that it is flawless. NO MODS!!! What do you think a serious price would be for this car? I am wanting 20-24k if I sell.
02-24-2012, 08:44 AM
First off, that $20,000 - $24,000 price range is not going to happen. That price range is reserved for 2001-2002 WS6 examples with 10,000 miles or less. Even then, the sellers do not see people lining up for them. Anything over $20,000 is a tough sell. Ebay and Autotrader are loaded with sellers trying to get that price. It is slow sailing. Your car (whether manual or A4) is more likely to sell in the $15,000 range. You can always ask more (buyers will pay a premium for nice low mileage cars) but don't expect it. The price guides show even lower than $15,000 unfortunately and that is what buyers look at. No way around it. Being the original owner is good (if you are) but that alone will not bring more $$. Sorry.
02-24-2012, 10:55 AM
16k -17k if its a stick and a little less if an auto
03-05-2012, 04:59 PM
potential buyer here, and speaking from a buying perspective I personally wont buy a sellers sentimental value of their car. I will however buy the true value of the car and i use KBB. if its a low mileage such as yours and stock, ill use the excellent private seller price range. if its low miles and has some extensive work done to it, ill use excellent retail value and ad a lil bit here or there, just depends. higher miles get lower values and so on. a low mileage 2000 and stock, off the top of my head ide offer you right around 13k for it but not much more. there is a pristine 2002 for sale with 16k on the clock, a few tasteful mods and i was working with the seller at 17k for it but it was across the country from me and i couldnt make it work. Sorry if you're not hearing what you want, but thats the real market right now and its only gonna get worse for some years to come.
03-25-2012, 08:15 PM
Thank you all for the response. 13 is way to low for a 100% stock WS-6. It is not about sentimental value for me. A car is a car but I have documented appraisal values from Hagerty Insurance appraising it at 26k as is with the mileage and condition. I am more inclinded to just keep it and driving every blue moon than give it away. I am realistic and know the market is horrible right now and will never get over 20k but 20k is my bottom dollar for a car that still has the new car smell and plastic on the seats. I don't mean to come across rude but low teens for a car that has never seen rain or snow is nuts.
03-25-2012, 08:24 PM
I think low teens is to low, If a car like this is stock and mint int/ext I think you can play with 17-18k, but may take the right buyer, but i honestly don't think you can get to 20, now thats just my honest opinion, I have been known to be wrong a time or two LOL, still left out is it a auto/stick?
and ya bye the way
PS I say keep it and drive it even if it is very little:devil:
03-25-2012, 08:52 PM
about 4-5 years ago i sold my 2000 m6 SS with 13000 miles on it for $17.500.........
03-26-2012, 07:52 PM
fpettis33, appraisals or insurance numbers are not real world sales figures. The Aerocoupe I just purchased can be appraised for $20,000+ by Grundy, Hagerty, you name it, but sales figures show real world sales in the mid teens for similar Aerocoupe examples. I just went through this whole process this month. Appraisals, insurance, etc... are a totally different beast. It does not indicate what you can sell your car for. I have numerous stories about appraisals, appraisers, and how the system works. It is all done to appease the owner and what the insurance company will agree to pay with that 'agreed' value.
Certainly ask whatever you feel comfortable with, but almost everyone's advice posted here is closer to reality than that $20,000 figure.