Time to Settle a Feud OT : Negotiations on Used Mazda Miata

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  1. iLLt3ck

    iLLt3ck OT Supporter

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    Here is what the car looks like:

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    Here's the debate/feud:

    The price is listed @ $2,500 , the car blue books for above $4k according to www.kbb.com. My opponent says that the listed price, is the price you should expect to pay. While I say that the listed price is where the negotiation begins. His argument is based upon the fact that the price listed is a "fair" price, and my opposing argument is that you do not play fair with used car dealers. His next point of interest is that the miata is in a special 'market' or 'category' , based upon the fact that mostly car 'enthusiasts' are purchasing these cars as a second car. My rebuttal, BMW's, Mercedes, Lamborghini's etc. are in a market of their own, not a Mazda Miata. I fully believe that the price can be negotiated to $2100 or lower. Used car dealers are not stupid, and there is profit built into the price, and there is also SOME reason for the car being so cheap.

    What does OT think?
     
  2. anjego

    anjego Invading your economy!

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    i bet you could get it for $2250.
     
  3. Unless it says "Firm" in the listing, that's where you start negotiating.
     
  4. On_One

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    No straight man should ever be caught driving a miata.
     
  5. iLLt3ck

    iLLt3ck OT Supporter

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    Also if you look at other pics from their website:

    http://www.ecarmarketing.com/93Miata/index.html

    It is in very good condition, but not immaculate.

    Also, there is noise somewhere in the drivetrain, whether differential or drive-shaft etc.

    I think a steal coul be made @ $1950 flat.
     
  6. Absolutely incorrect.
     
  7. iLLt3ck

    iLLt3ck OT Supporter

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    what if you drive and shift with your right, and flex your left arm repeatedly out the window?
     
  8. Johnny Max

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    Negotiate down from there. If they don't budge so be it, but try.

    And there's nothing wrong with driving a Miata. A VW Cabrio and you might have a point, but the Miata is a modern MG.
     
  9. Jeebus

    Jeebus Well-Known Member

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    Please purchase that vehicle so we have someone new to laugh at.
     
  10. Bloody Sunday

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    wait, are you buying or selling??
     
  11. Urinal Mint

    Urinal Mint bourbon afficionado

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    that looks exactly like Janice's miata :o
     
  12. anjego

    anjego Invading your economy!

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    that would a fun car to have. go for it mang!
     
  13. iLLt3ck

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    I'm not buying it, I drive a DSM.

    DSM > Miata

    My friend is buying it.
     
  14. iLLt3ck

    iLLt3ck OT Supporter

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    Just without the polar ice caps and empty twinkie wrappers :o
     
  15. On_One

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    I cannot think of a gayer car than a miata. They make VW's look manly
     
  16. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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  17. AznRyda

    AznRyda キモかわいい!

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    Turbo miata with money in suspension >>>>>
     
  18. Incorrect.
     
  19. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    FIXED AGAIN :o
     
  20. iLLt3ck

    iLLt3ck OT Supporter

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    looks like your clairvoyance proceeds you.

    :bowdown:
     
  21. KDubb

    KDubb everyday I'm hustlin'

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  22. On_One

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    I'm sure its a fun car to drive but the stigma associated with it makes the driving experience not worth it.
     
  23. someonenew

    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    how would him purchasing the car allow you to laugh at me? I don't get it:dunno:


    :rofl:
     
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  25. OMGIMSOSAD! :wtc:
     

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