Author Topic: Quick: Is this a good trade (car related)  (Read 1380 times)

chunkmunk001

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Quick: Is this a good trade (car related)
« on: October 30, 2014, 12:53:33 PM »
Hi,
I currently drive a 2004 Infiniti G35x (awd) with 165k miles.  Due to having a long work commute I spend a lot on gas and parts.  Working closer to home is not an option right now neither is moving closer to work as we are paying a mortgage on our house etc.  Anyway, I listed my car for $5650  based on the KBB value of $5747.  I'm looking for either a Toyota Rav4, Honda CRV or Subaru Forrester predominantly.  In my search on Craigslist, I found a 2000 Toyota Rav4 with 56k miles, listed for $5000.  The owner is open for a trade (I suggested it) after both our mechanics inspect each other's cars etc.  Would this be a good trade?  Have only seen pictures of the vehicle online but am going to go see it today. 

Also looking into a 2000 Honda CRV: 60k miles, $5000 and 1999 Honda CRV: 76k miles, $5700.  Not sure if either of those are open to a trade yet.  Thoughts?  Going to go look at the Rav4 in about 2 hours.  Will post update.  Your input is appreciated. 

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Re: Quick: Is this a good trade (car related)
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2014, 12:57:00 PM »
I was looking at the Ravs in that year range a few months ago.  Terrible reviews.  Apparently the trannys go bad on a very high number of them due to design issues.   I could be wrong.

chunkmunk001

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Re: Quick: Is this a good trade (car related)
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2014, 01:26:14 PM »
I was looking at the Ravs in that year range a few months ago.  Terrible reviews.  Apparently the trannys go bad on a very high number of them due to design issues.   I could be wrong.

Oh no!  I hope not. 

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Re: Quick: Is this a good trade (car related)
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2014, 02:10:20 PM »
I haven't researched your exact situation, but my gut likes the 2000 CRV with only 60k miles. I don't like any of those cars, wouldn't want to be the one who had to work on them.

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Re: Quick: Is this a good trade (car related)
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2014, 07:57:00 AM »
Follow up.  So I went to see the rav4 yesterday.  Looked good, drives like a rav lol.  Not a 4wd, instead FWD.  New transmission and radiator fan.  Price for mileage is good but I think it's not what 1. I want to drive and 2. what I am willing to trade in my car for.