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Old Yesterday, 12:47 PM
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Use the shorter ad wording posted above.

Its a bomber. A junker. A winter (well, maybe no) rat. A station car.

Just because you "want $1500 to $2000" doesn't mean that is the right price.

It's a $1,000 or less junker all day long. Sell it like that and move on.

If you have not had any lookers or bidders, then it is even worse than you describe. Again, get it into the $500 to $1,000 price range and sell it to some rural kid who needs his first junker to bomb around in. When it dies, he sells the tires, or sells it complete to a junk yard for $500 and loses nothing.
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Old Yesterday, 02:41 PM
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Clean up the interior and remove all of that junk in the trunk. Definitely get rid of that speaker. The most important thing that people notice is how clean the car is. Wash the car, wax it, Clean the windows, clean the interior, shinny up the tires. Make the car look nice. You will sell it.
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Old Yesterday, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Stonepa View Post
Are you one of the sellers who put a sign in their window with just the phone number, nothing else? No price, no mileage, no year, nothing? Most people aren't going to call unless they are interested and how would they know without this info?

Put it on Facebook marketplace, Craigslist, Autotrader, Cars.com, etc. Post with really good pictures in good lighting, in focus, correctly composed, etc. If it's priced correctly it will sell.

Exactly. If people can't fill out all the info, how do I know? It's the same with any other product, especially real estate, and if you can't be bothered to even describe what you're selling then I'll have to assume you're not going to be interested in making a deal.
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Old Yesterday, 05:42 PM
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It's brakes. Not breaks.

Minor point.
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Old Yesterday, 06:23 PM
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Make sure you clean the engine bay too. All you need is a spray can of engine cleaner, spray it down, give it 10 minutes then rinse it off with a hose. Make sure the fuse panel isnt exposed too. You do that and it will clean off anything that is uglying up the engine, and it will sell better.
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Old Yesterday, 08:35 PM
Location: Florida
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There are web sites for Xterras. That might be a place to find a buyer.
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Old Yesterday, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by duke944 View Post
Is that it?
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.
How did I know that it was dirty and disgusting?
Im going to play the lottery tomorrow
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Old Today, 12:04 AM
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One big problem, is it is an Arizona or Florida car. If people in areas such as Michigan if they buy a SUV style of vehicle they are going to buy a 4X4 drive not a 2 wheel drive. Your price is too high to sell a 2 wheel drive, especially in wintertime.

Especially at that mileage. Here in Montana you would be hard pressed to get $500 for it for the same reason. I understand Michigan, having lived in Bloomfield Hills for 2 years back in my corporate life.

You set a price as others have pointed out is above the market value anywhere, as you need that much to buy a pickup, and it is not realistic, especially for a 2 wheel drive SUV.
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Old Today, 07:30 AM
Location: San Ramon, Seattle, Anchorage, Reykjavik
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No one has said this but if the Xterra is a good truck why not drive it until you save the money for the truck you want, then dump the Xterra for cheap? It's not a lot of money and you could earn the couple grand in a month or two if you really tried.
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Old Today, 08:15 AM
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It's extremely overpriced for a 2wd in the snow belt. This thread covers it. Completely depersonalize it. Clean it. Put a peel & stick fabric patch on the tear in the driver's seat. New photos showing a worn but clean interior. Simplify the wording in the ad. Lower the price. At $1,000 and cleaned up, it would sell immediately to someone who needs a car in a hurry because theirs crashed, died, or was hauled off as a repo. $1,500 is probably the upper bound you could hope to get for it.
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