Selling my Audi, what's a fair price?

Ryan Hoitink rahqlist at
Wed Apr 11 14:27:29 EDT 2007

$1200 was pretty good for a trade-in on that car.  It would probably be hard
to do better than that with a private sale.  A quattro car in that condition
might be worth $1700 or so, but a FWD is a tough sell to an Audi
enthusiast.  You'd probably have the best luck selling locally to someone
who's never had an Audi before... BTDT.


On 4/11/07, Tony Urban <tony at> wrote:
> I've owned a 1993 90 (not a quattro) for about 4 years now and it's
> finally time to let it go.  I have another car and keeping insurance on
> both vehicles, plus trying to store one when it's not being driven, is
> proving to be too much trouble.
> I'd say my Audi is in above average condition for a model of that age.
> The paint is in excellent condition with just a few scratches on the
> trunk, a spot of discoloration on the rear bumper, and "road rash" on
> the hood.  There's no obvious rust on the vehicle.  The front left
> fender was replaced after a minor accident (body damage only) 3 years
> ago, so the paint there and on the drivers side door is pristine and the
> difference between it and the factory paint is noticible when the car
> hasn't been waxed for a month or two.  With a fresh wax job, it's hard
> to see the difference, aside from the hood, roof and trunk lid.  The
> color is red, btw.
> Mechanically, the car is nearly perfect.  It needs an alignment after
> hitting a pothole in March.  The only "major" trouble is one of the
> hoses to the heater core keeps blowing off.  I'm sure anyone with more
> knowledge than myself could figure out how to make it stay on.  I've
> always used Mobil One synthetic oil.  The car uses a bit of oil, around
> a quart every other month.  Mileage is at 196,799 and the odometer
> stopped working in September of 06.  I'd estimate there are an
> additional 1,200 to 1,500 miles on the car since that stopped working.
> Routine maintenance has been performed.  The timing belt and the works
> was replaced a few years ago.  The CV joints were replaced, the shifter
> cable, etc.  The car did have the "guts" removed from the cat on the
> left side so it's a little loud and would not pass emissions testing.
> The car runs perfectly.  Idles smooth, shifts smooth (it's an
> automatic), and you can hit 90 before you even realize you're moving on
> the highway.
> Last month I was considering trading it in on a Jeep to use for PA
> winters and the dealership offered me $1,200 on a trade-in, but I
> decided against getting another vehicle.  Since I won't be trading in
> the Audi, I want to sell it outright and was wondering what a fair price
> would be.  If anyone could let me know, I'd appreciate it.
> BTW, I'm located in SW Pennsylvania and I can send photos of the car if
> needed.
> Take care,
> Tony
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