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Old 02 Apr 2017, 06:01 pm
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Hello,
I found 2009 PT base for $6k with 55k only, it does come with manual trans so not sure if this drops the price, what do you guys think if its a good deal or so to chase that deal and drive their to take a look, its quite far from me so i want to hear some opinion before getting into driving

Any suggestions would be more than welcome
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Old 02 Apr 2017, 06:07 pm
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Welcome to the forum from Texas.
What is the asking price, do you have any pictures?
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Old 02 Apr 2017, 06:08 pm
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Personally, I think the price is too high. I'd suggest offering $4,500 to MAYBE $5,000 if it's in excellent condition. The manual transmission might actually get you a little better gas mileage than the automatic. I wouldn't mind having a manual shift, if I ever get another one. Make sure you check out the front suspension, like the ball joints and lower control arms. You'll also want to hav a look at the motor mounts, aka upper and lower torque strut mounts. If the lower one has cracks in it, you'll want to make sure they fix that and center the engine.
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Old 02 Apr 2017, 06:26 pm
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I just noticed the price is in your post, thanks to Chuzz. I agree, too high.
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Old 03 Apr 2017, 08:51 am
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Welcome to the forum

The price of any car has more to do with the area and not necessarily what forums think they are worth. We on model specific forum tend to know more about the platforms we talk about so naturally the cast of most are lower then what other none regular forum members find.

BTW PT Cruisers sell for an insane amount here in Northern Ca. The price you posted is within reason for this area.
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Old 03 Apr 2017, 12:11 pm
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Hello,
I found 2009 PT base for $6k with 55k only, it does come with manual trans so not sure if this drops the price, what do you guys think if its a good deal or so to chase that deal and drive their to take a look, its quite far from me so i want to hear some opinion before getting into driving

Any suggestions would be more than welcome

That's pretty overpriced.

According to Kelly Blue Book for Northern California (somewhere near Sacramento), that would be a $4,000 car at best if in excellent condition. And NADA puts the price at a max of around $4,500.00, again if the car's perfect in every way. You could add a little extra for factory alloy rims, leather trim and stuff like that. $6,000 sounds more like one of those in-house financing rip-off prices. Of course, the seller might come way down with negotiations.

If me, I'd price it out myself first on Kelly and NADA. That's all a bank would loan and all an insurance company would likely pay if the car gets totaled. After I did that, I'd search your local Craigslist for a few weeks to get a better handle on what these cars are worth in your area.

PS: That car is worth around $4,000 here in Arkansas as well and we have no smog testing. So prices in your area are not that different. At least not on an 8 year old PT Cruiser.
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Old 03 Apr 2017, 01:36 pm
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Todd I am not going to waste my time with your BS having to do with me on this forum anymore. You dont live here I do I see what the used car lots sell PT Cruiser from almost daily. I would not have posted what I did if I did not physically see the information.
Stop trying sooooo hard to keep proving things I post are inaccurate.
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Old 03 Apr 2017, 02:02 pm
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Todd I am not going to waste my time with your BS having to do with me on this forum anymore. You dont live here I do I see what the used car lots sell PT Cruiser from almost daily. I would not have posted what I did if I did not physically see the information.
Stop trying sooooo hard to keep proving things I post are inaccurate.
Hey Lynn, let's save that old angry man routine for another day. (And hopefully another forum.) Instead, talk to the good folks at Kelly and NADA. If you don't like the current published prices of PT's in your area, then your beef is with them and not me.
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Welcome to the forum from Texas.
What is the asking price, do you have any pictures?
Thank You Everyone for your replies first of all,
so the asking price as I mentioned before is $6k , here is the link to ad
Bright Blue Pt Cruiser for Sale, Savings from $2,870 its a 1st one from the top posted 2 weeks ago, I found one more with for $2k with 5k miles but it sounds to me like a scam
What do you guys think ?
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Old 03 Apr 2017, 02:33 pm
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Thank You Everyone for your replies first of all,
so the asking price as I mentioned before is $6k , here is the link to ad
Bright Blue Pt Cruiser for Sale, Savings from $2,870 its a 1st one from the top posted 2 weeks ago, I found one more with for $2k with 5k miles but it sounds to me like a scam
What do you guys think ?
Okay,

That's a $4,500 car at best, even near Sacramento according to Kelly and NADA. However, it all really depends on what you want this PT for. If you just want basic transportation, and if the seller is offering some kind of great warranty, then paying a little more might be okay. But for anything else, this is just a base model PT with a manual transmission. All that's going for it is the low mileage which will soon be gone if you drive much. It's also already 8 years old. If me, I'd look for something better and more in line with the book value.

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