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Re: Fair Market v. Supply
> In a message dated 10/20/98 02:20:48 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > FYI - I just purchased a 1991 20v sedan, very nice, 49k mi, pearl/blue int,
> > from the original owner for $13,000. I felt that I paid a bit much, as the
> > car needs a bomb, timing belt, and some misc items tended to, but the owner
> > originally wanted $14,500. The car had been for sale here in the Seattle
> > area since March, according to his wife.
> As with most audis, it's not the mileage (within reason), it's the condition
> and maintenance history. I think you got a fair or good deal, personally, if
> the car is in good shape, but then, I own one...
> chris miller, windham NH, email@example.com
I agree that condition is more impoortant than mileage, but the
discussion cannot end there. Often, mileage is certainly something of a
proxy for condition, even if only a general indicator. As I look for
one of these rare 200s, I note that many I am offered have 125 to 200k
miles on the clock. Most are far away and difficult to evaluate for
that reason. I'd love to find a nearby car with some miles that has
been nicely maintained and remains in excellent condition, but I think
that many (even most) of the best of these cars have lower mileage than
the cars I have been offered to date.
Thanks for your comments.
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