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Old Yesterday, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Riding a rock floating through space
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Is that it?
https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/c...775499705.html
If so, no offense but that interior is disgusting - you couldn't pay me to get in and sit down much less drive it around.
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Old Yesterday, 12:54 PM
 
Location: San Ramon, Seattle, Anchorage, Reykjavik
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Is that it?
https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/c...775499705.html
If so, no offense but that interior is disgusting - you couldn't pay me to get in and sit down much less drive it around.
If so, do the following:
  • Include close up pictures of the rust.
  • Clean the interior. No one wants to deal with your mess. A quick detail will be worth the cost.
  • More pictures of the exterior are always good
  • 4x2 in Michigan is going to be a tough sell

If that doesn't work, go to Carmax and sell it.
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Old Yesterday, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Riding a rock floating through space
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If so, do the following:
  • Include close up pictures of the rust.
  • Clean the interior. No one wants to deal with your mess. A quick detail will be worth the cost.
  • More pictures of the exterior are always good
  • 4x2 in Michigan is going to be a tough sell

If that doesn't work, go to Carmax and sell it.
A good clean and front seat covers - that drivers seat is trashed.
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Old Yesterday, 01:19 PM
 
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A good clean and front seat covers - that drivers seat is trashed.
Try to depersonalize it, too, so people can picture it as their car instead of yours. Take the purple thing down from the mirror. Remove the bag of dog food (?) from the back seat and antifreeze from the back (storing fluids in the car suggests there are problems). Remove the bumper stickers and any residue left behind.

Is the speaker included? If so, state that. If not, take it out of the picture. It might be a better idea to sell it separately.

I do think it's too high of a price. KBB gives private party value of $1800 for good condition and $1500 for fair condition at that mileage. The high price combined with messiness and lack of pictures makes it less attractive to buyers.
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Old Yesterday, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Post your link OP. otherwise we have no idea why it's taking forever to unload.
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Old Yesterday, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Is that it?
https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/c...775499705.html
If so, no offense but that interior is disgusting - you couldn't pay me to get in and sit down much less drive it around.
If that was a 4x4 it would easily sell
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Old Yesterday, 02:09 PM
 
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Clean it up. Get rid of the stupid speaker box and all the crap inside. Throw the floor mats in a washer and clean the interior and exterior.
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Old Yesterday, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Post your link OP. otherwise we have no idea why it's taking forever to unload.
It's posted above.
I'll see what some elbow grease and some pics do.
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Old Yesterday, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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You might have better luck with no interior pictures. The speaker thing says this was driven by a kid or immature adult and probably abused. the filth confirms it. Also the jug of coolant in the back says you have a coolant leak. Head gasket failing?

If you cannot clean the floor mats, throw them out. That is the filthiest car interior I can remember ever seeing. What in the heck did you do in that car?

Maybe list what you found that car to be good for. Clearly not a family hauler or grocery getter. Provide some examples of a good use for it they may not have thought of. Eg "this car works great as a pen for my pet pig when the car is not in use."

Finally not listing the mileage on a car that old says it is over 250,000. I do not see any advantage of keeping it a secret, you are going to have to tell them eventually.
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Old Yesterday, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Riding a rock floating through space
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You might have better luck with no interior pictures. The speaker thing says this was driven by a kid or immature adult and probably abused. the filth confirms it. Also the jug of coolant in the back says you have a coolant leak. Head gasket failing?

If you cannot clean the floor mats, throw them out. That is the filthiest car interior I can remember ever seeing. What in the heck did you do in that car?

Maybe list what you found that car to be good for. Clearly not a family hauler or grocery getter. Provide some examples of a good use for it they may not have thought of. Eg "this car works great as a pen for my pet pig when the car is not in use."

Finally not listing the mileage on a car that old says it is over 250,000. I do not see any advantage of keeping it a secret, you are going to have to tell them eventually.
Yeah, that interior is horrific. The mileage is listed though, it's 230k.
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