Thinking of tradeing 1996 Mustang GT for 1997 Cobra with 82,192 miles?

Discussion in '96-04 - 4V Specific' started by MustangGTman, Oct 30, 2014.

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    I wouldn't expect more than $3000. And that's being generous.
     
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    One concern is on the carfax The ford lot has provided seems the Odometer was rolled back once from 59,000 to 54,500 miles. Should that be a red flag to stay away from this Cobra?
     
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    I'd expect 2k max for your car... I tried to do the same type of trade this spring and the dealer wouldn't budge from 1000 for mine. Mine had 145000 on the clock. Needless to say I still have a 96 gt
     
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    To much for the cobra
     
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    That cobrs looks clean.
     
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    Little much for the Cobra, but from a dealership I would expect no less. However, it's hard to find these cars clean with less than 100k these days. If I could afford it I'd go for it.

    Don't expect more than $2,000 trade in value for your car. And, if they don't wholesale it due to the mileage, don't be surprised to see it for sale the following week with a big green $5500 on the windshield. It's just how it works. They probably bought the Cobra on trade for $4-$5k. Again, it's just how it works.

    As far as the odometer roll back, with it only being ~5,000 miles difference, I wouldn't read too much into it. That could very easily be someone fat-fingering paperwork at the DMV when the car was re-titled.