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best way to sell mercedes benz SUV?

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best way to sell mercedes benz SUV?

hello all,

Seems like used auto market is pretty hot right now. My wife want me to sell her 2012 mecedez benz SUV so we can pruchase the new Acura MDX.

What is the best way to sell used mercedes?
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Kijiji. FB marketplace. Trade in and skip hassle.
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What makes you think used car market is hot?
Because new car has back log for delivery?

Not sure a 9 years old Mercedes is in demand, i do not think so.

If you have a 2019/2020 Mercedes G55, then hell yes, it is in demand.
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if any friends / family / friends of friends want to buy a car, contact them first.

selling on kijiji is kind of annoying unless it is a car that is in demand. you will get scams/lowballs/waste of time... then you have to do test drive during covid...

dealership gonna give the least amount of money, but no hassle.
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sonyminidiscman wrote: if any friends / family / friends of friends want to buy a car, contact them first.

selling on kijiji is kind of annoying unless it is a car that is in demand. you will get scams/lowballs/waste of time... then you have to do test drive during covid...

dealership gonna give the least amount of money, but no hassle.
It would the same if you sell any where else. You get low balls no matter where you post it. You just have to have realistic expectations of what your vehicle is worth, and price it a bit higher to leave room for negotiations.

I sold a car on kijiji back in 2013. Sold in 2 days. Sold it to the first person who replied. Sold another vehicle in 2020 through Facebook. Took a week, but sold it to the only person who replied to my ad.

Also my dad sold his suv a few weeks ago. My dad's neighbour helped him sell it through kijiji. My dad's english isn't good, so the neighbour helped him with the sale. It sold within hours of the posting.

I've never had any problems selling used cars in a relatively short time. Its no hassle imo, and you maximize your profits vs the trade in at the dealership. I say always try to sell privately first, and if you can't get a decent amount for it, then trade it in as a last resort.
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coolmanfever wrote: Seems like used auto market is pretty hot right now.
Slightly used G63 is very hot, selling at almost new car price... But I doubt 9 yrs old SUV is in demand.
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Price it right and it will sell quick.

Find out how much Acura is giving as a trade in and don’t forget to add 13%(savings on tax) to the figure.

Then price it at whatever amount you want more than what Acura is giving but also check the average asking price for a comparable model/year/trim.
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I’d be realistic. A 9 year old Lexus RX will sell easily but most people will avoid a comparable German SUV unless they like money pits.
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sonyminidiscman wrote: if any friends / family / friends of friends want to buy a car, contact them first.

selling on kijiji is kind of annoying unless it is a car that is in demand. you will get scams/lowballs/waste of time... then you have to do test drive during covid...

dealership gonna give the least amount of money, but no hassle.
If it turned out to be a money pit, that's a surefire way to sour the relationship.
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jzmtl wrote: If it turned out to be a money pit, that's a surefire way to sour the relationship.
Not really... as long as seller is honest, and buyer does their own due diligence, its fine.

I have been on both sides, and bought an x5 from friend off lease, end up having all sorts of issues with sensors, 10k repair bill, my friend would not know it would happen a few months down the road... be an adult, you bought it, you are responsible for it.

the only way to sour the relationship is if you lied about anything, like no accidents but there was one repaired off insurance. if your friend is unreasonable and childish, then you don't need that friend, too bad so sad.
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thanks. it is ML350 2012 model. I think trading in probably make sense.
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Check how much dealer is giving you as a trade in value.
If you don't mind the hassle to sell private, list it for at least 15-20% higher than what dealer offer and see if you get more money out of it than a trade in.

Anything less than 15% is probably not worth it since you are saving more tax on your new Acura and hassle free.
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