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Question DetailsAsked on 11/23/2011

How to sell my '02 mercedes C230 for the best money ?

Older female on my own and trying to sell some things because of financial constraints; no longer need the car. Unsure of selling in want ad, as I live in a large city. But want to realize the most possible from sale. Will appreciate any ideas ! Thanks

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It is very important that the car is as clean as possible. Bring the car to a dealership and have the car reconditioned (reconed). They will wash it, buff and wax the paint, clean the engine compartment and trunk, shampoo your carpets and so on. This service normally costs around 200.00 but is an excellent investment when selling your car.

Next, visit
http://www.kbb.com/mercedes-benz/c-class/2002-mercedes-benz-c-class/c230-sport-
coupe-2d/?vehicleid=4385&intent=trade-in-sell&mileage=100000&catego
ry=hatchback&pricetype=private-party&anchor=true

and determine the resale value of the car. It appears to be worth about 5,500 if it has 100k miles or less and in excellent condition.

So now you have a spotless car to show, you know the highest value of the car, now you need to market it.

If you are uncomfortable having someone come to your home, find a friend or neighbor to be there with you when someone calls and wishes to see the car. Secondly, you could meet them at the location where you have your car serviced or other public place. Keep in mind, if you wish to sell it privately you will need to make the vehicle available for people to look/drive it. Ask to hold their drivers license while they test drive it or go with them.

I have good success advertising on www.craigslist.com and www.ebay.com.

Your other option is to sell it directly to a dealer. This will be very straight forward and you will avoid dealing with strangers. However, you will certainly receive far less money for the car. The dealer has a lot of overhead, will need to make any repairs to the car and provide a warranty. I looked up the wholesale price for your car and came up with about 3,000.00 if it has between 60-100k miles.

Best of luck to you.
Kevin Bowley
Kevins Small Engine and Tractor Service
South Berwick ME. 03908

Answered 6 years ago by Kevins Small Engine

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You can look on cars.com for help in pricing. Find out if there is a Mercedes car club in the area and see if you can get their help--have them send a want ad to their members or list it in their newsletter. You can also list it on Angie's List free.

Answered 6 years ago by keikosmom




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