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Re: was looking at 86 5ktq - now audi book value


blue book value is essentially worthless. The degree of error is so high
(2-4K) that using it to determine purchase price is foolish. With high
mileage cars, particulary german ones, mileage is NOT always indicative
of condition. 


Steve Currie - d21 wrote:
> book value on November 6, 1998 was $3900 for my zip code(ohio) from kelly blue
> book internet site.  i got $3100 and HAD to keep the car!!
> i agree with your statement about market size for resale
> >From: "Graydon D. Stuckey" <graydon@apollo.kettering.edu>
> >Subject: Re: looking at an '86 5KTQ - advice?
> >> I'm looking for a reasonably-priced awd sedan and saw this car
> >> advertised for $4900.  180K miles, second owner (put 15K on it), claims
> >Just for reference, the real market outside of us Quattro crazies is very
> >small.  Blue book (or black book) is about 1500 bux typically, so if you
> >are going to spend that much on a 5KCSTQ, make sure you know what you are
> >getting, and that it is worth it.  That doesn't mean that 4900 isn't
> >necessarily reasonable, but it has to be a very special car to justify it.
> Later,
> Graydon D. Stuckey
> No Audis!  :-(
> Yet!  :-)