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Old 28 Jan 2016, 04:09 pm
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I have found this PT and my w Wife is interested in purchasing it. What would be a decent offer for this car? Blue Book says it's worth $4,421 privately sold and $2,963 as a trade in. Cars for Sale: 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Convertible in Sanford, FL 32771: Convertible Details - 406015753 - Autotrader My Wife's present ride is another convertible with 227,000 miles and a sick engine that would cost too much in repairs.

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Old 28 Jan 2016, 04:30 pm
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It's a nice looking car. I don't think the dealer will sell for under $6,000 unless they've been sitting on it for awhile.
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Old 28 Jan 2016, 04:34 pm
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I've been looking at turbo convertibles for my next project. If as clean as the photos suggest, that 2006 GT Convertible should easily bring the Blue Book price. And here in Arkansas, maybe even more.

If I was going to buy it, I'd figure out my top dollar before I went to see it and then start the negotiation about about 20% below that. $4,500 would not be a bad price. $6,000 is too much.
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Old 28 Jan 2016, 04:40 pm
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Default Re: What should we pay for this PT?

It looks like a "cream puff".

Because of that I'd say they're gonna want to stay on the high side of the evaluation.

87000 miles means there's a timing belt replacement in the near future unless they can prove it's been done lately.

If it hasn't, negotiate at least $900 (that's a low ball) from the cost for you to do it soon 'cause it will be coming up. Or walk away.

It do look nice though!

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Old 28 Jan 2016, 04:48 pm
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unless it's CHEAP or has a warranty, i would NEVER buy a used PT from a dealer. they will lie to you about maintenance worse than a private seller, they will overcharge you, and you know they didn't give hardly anything to the guy that traded it in.
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Old 28 Jan 2016, 05:06 pm
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Default Re: What should we pay for this PT?

It looks nice and shiny, but I urge you to view the CARFAX that is provided free by the dealer. IMO this PT has had a rough life. It's been entirely in Florida, (3) owners, repossessed once, (2) accidents (L/F and rear end), and been through the auto auction house (3) times. I had a vehicle repossessed once and those bandits don't care how they drag a vehicle. If it was a 1-2 owner and a private sale maybe consider it, but based on it's history, I would pass on this one.
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Old 28 Jan 2016, 05:28 pm
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Default Re: What should we pay for this PT?

Better take everyone's advice, especially on the abuse angle.... With a timing belt receipt and an extended warranty pay the 6large, otherwise it's a grand of wiggle
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Old 28 Jan 2016, 05:31 pm
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If you'd like to donate that old one to a poor soul that would truly love it and try to nurse it back to health, I'm only about two hours away. You won't get diddlysquat for a trade in.
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Old 28 Jan 2016, 10:52 pm
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I don't think $6,000 is out of line, but since that is the asking price they would probably take less, unless they had just lowered it to $6K. The two accidents were not serious, most 10-year-old cars have been involved in a bump or two. If fixed properly, it does not affect your enjoyment of owning the vehicle.

The point is that if you really like the car and if it checks out in person, and she likes the car and the color, what's the worst thing that could happen if you did pay 6 grand for it?
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Old 29 Jan 2016, 01:27 am
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Default Re: What should we pay for this PT?

2006 PT Cruiser had the most overall complaints.

I am suggesting that the buyer should be a good at fixing electronics and mechanical failures before buying this car.

Chrysler PT Cruiser Problems | CarComplaints.com


Good thread on discussing the different year PT Cruisers.

Considering a PT Cruiser purchase - feedback please!
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