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Cal H
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This question was inspired by my line in the Timing belt has snapped thread.

"While a reasonable price was a factor it appeared that the highest price was not the most important factor to the seller as mention of a local buyer and the ability to complete the work to get the Esprit on the road came up numerous times."

The question is would you accept a lower price for your Esprit if you felt that its new home would be better as in the car would receive the proper care and attention in a respectful manner?

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Could you sell it to anyone who would pay more or the asking price knowing that there was a high probability that the car would end up trashed or wrecked by neglectful actions and/or through reckless driving?

So how attached are you to your car or would it just be a straight forward business deal when time comes to sell your car?
 

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Cal H
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you need to read he actual question again.

In short would you sell to the the high bidder knowing that there was a good probability that the car would end up in the hands of an undesirable owner or would you sell for less money knowing the car would end up in the hands of a responsible owner.
 

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Cal H
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I'll answer that, by saying that I've owned my 1988 Esprit since 1993. :cool:

Every time I drive it I just feel so, CONTENT. (More so lately, since the other day, I drove it for the first time in two years. Then, the snows came... :( )



I think the PO of my car sensed my automotive passion. Maybe that's why I was able to negotiate a good price. :huh:

(No, that couldn't have been it.)rotfl
I would say that many of us can tell within minutes if we are talking to a fellow car guy. I do believe that such a person can probably negotiate a better (fair) price. Other than the fact such a car person would probably be very knowledgeable and tracking the current listing and actual sell prices. I would much prefer to sell a car to a car guy rather than someone who just happened to be able to afford the car. There is also a downside in that many do get so attached to their cars it affects their judgement and over price their cars on the open market. Any way the car guy to car guy is the preferred transaction and the way I buy cars. I think I need the confidence that the car has been routinely diagnosed and maintained that leads to the feeling the car has been properly represented at the time of sale.

Cal H
 
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