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What do you think our 2005 Escalade is worth?

Asked by Dutchess_III (40148points) 5 days ago

It’s very clean. Boise stereo system and a tow package. 2 DVD players. Very sexy and I love it, for what it is, but Rick decided to buy something different. Now we’re disagreeing on a reasonable asking price. He wants to sell it for much lower than I believe we can get for it. I figure at least ask for more and let them offer less. Make them feel like they got the better end of the deal.

What do you guys think?

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canidmajor's avatar

What’s the mileage?

elbanditoroso's avatar

Mileage? Well maintained? Been in accidents? How does the Carfax analysis look?

A fifteen year old luxury vehicle Let’s estimate 150,000 miles.

You can ask $6500 but settle for $5000.

canidmajor's avatar

Smoked in?

canidmajor's avatar

Visit the KBB site, they should be able to help you determine a fair assessment, whether as a trade-in or as a private sale.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, KBB it says private party value is $4,451 – $8,040.
Other sites have them Much higher.

jca2's avatar

Also there’s a site called Edmunds I believe. Check there.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@elbandit is right. I buy used more often now but at that mileage people only can plan another five years of use.

jca2's avatar

Did you go through the link and put in the options, the mileage and your zip code @Dutch?

I tried but I don’t know the options and your zip code. Mine comes up as Connecticut which is probably a more expensive area than Kansas.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

I did on the KBB @jca2

jca2's avatar

The answer was the broad range of 4400 to 8000? That’s a big range.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Well I’ll take a screen print for you tomorrow when I’m back on my desk top. Maybe I read it wrong.

kritiper's avatar

With 187,000 miles I’d keep the price low. The engine is about worn out, as are all other drive components. I’d say $5,500, tops.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Thanks @kritiper.

I will surely let you guys know.

stanleybmanly's avatar

It’s a tough call. I would certainly ask what I believed it to be worth. We take very good care of our vehicles. But the wife is always ready to virtually give her cars away when it’s time for a new one. I always handle selling her cars and am unfailingly regarded with shock when I get more than she thinks possible. She was formerly of the mind that she should take her car in to the dealership for a trade.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

@stanleybmanly, it’s the opposite for me. I am like “Let me set the price.” Which I get. Which does not sit well.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Does not sit well with whom? What do you mean?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Your husband is making sure the SUV sells and you are trying to maximize money received from sale.
You may miss buyers by starting with too high an asking price. Some potential buyers may not come and look if the asking price is too because they don’t feel comfortable negotiating a lower price. .

jca2's avatar

@Dutchess_lll: I’d love to give it a try. Can you tell me what the car has (AC, electric everything, leather seats, GPS, etc.) and your zip code? Also, is the body in good shape?
Dings, accidents, etc?

You can pm your zip code if you want.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@Tropical_Willie my husband likes to make friends by giving shit away. I like to make a living. That’s how we managed to keep our shop open for over 4 years instead of going under in the first 6 months. It took a whole lot of anger and frustration and arguing. He told me I’d never get $35,000 for the 5 acres we paid $25,00 for 3 years earlier. He laughed. He scoffed. He insulted. He was wrong and we damn near paid our house off with the proceeds.

@jca2 Yes, electric everything, leather seats. GPS only if you plug in the DVD and it’s clunky, so I say no GPS. Body is perfect except for one small rust spot on the bottom of the right front fender. It has 2 small, drop down flat screens (see picture #6) for kids to watch movies on.
I went and looked…it’s an Escalade ESV Platinum for what that is worth.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Also heated AND cooled seats @jca2.

Dutchess_III's avatar

After looking at your link, it does say “Platinum” on the truck, which is the last on the list your link gives.

jca2's avatar

Kelley Blue Book says 5808.

Edmunds says something way lower.

They ask a lot of detailed questions and it’s hard for me to answer – a lot of questions about the package, etc.

Dutchess_III's avatar

They’re hard for me to answer too. Rick is the car guy.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I’m going through the KBB again. It’s an Escalade ESV, Premium for one. Says so on the body.

elbanditoroso's avatar

So 20 comments later, my “ask 6000, accept 5000” is right on.

Can’t wait to here what @Dutchess_III actually gets for it.

Dutchess_III's avatar

You might be surprised! But I really just want enough to pay off the loan. But, also, I’m greedy. So there is that.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I did it again, and got the same spread: Here

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, it’s out there. Now we wait.

jca2's avatar

Any bites, Dutch?

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