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    1. Member nodashi's Avatar
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      04-26-2012 02:30 PM #1
      So he called me today and told me that he'll buy my Passat from me at 30% more than the blue book value is because passats are in short stock. I might get a GTI now

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      04-26-2012 02:43 PM #2
      How much did he offer?

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      04-26-2012 02:59 PM #3
      I just got the same call as a follow-up to a mailed request saying my Passat is a VIP something and they want to buy it... etc etc

      I've only had this thing for like 6 months... ?!?!

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      04-26-2012 03:05 PM #4
      When I took my car to the dealership for work there was a sign saying they would buy back certain vehicles, and the 06-07 passat was one on their list. I guess they really want them if they are willing to pay 30% over KBB..

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      04-26-2012 03:38 PM #5
      Classic car sales marketing to get you into their showroom to sell you a new car that you probably wouldn't consider otherwise...
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      04-26-2012 03:41 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by B6 Passat View Post
      Classic car sales marketing to get you into their showroom to sell you a new car that you probably wouldn't consider otherwise...
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      04-26-2012 04:49 PM #7
      I think there is totally different reason for those calls. There is a big lawsuit against vw for the passat. So I think vw is trying to buy back as much as they can at the lowest price they can.

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    8. 04-27-2012 08:38 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Lyusi_bg View Post
      I think there is totally different reason for those calls. There is a big lawsuit against vw for the passat. So I think vw is trying to buy back as much as they can at the lowest price they can.

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      What lawsuit? Even if there was, I feel like it's far too late to buy back enough of the passats to make any kind of difference.

      They just want your used vehicles to sell on the booming used car market and move you into a new car. They will make money off selling your used car because 30% over trade-in isn't crap compared to what they will retail it for, and they will make money off selling you a new VW. It's a win-win for them. Although you are likely to get a decent deal through this, you are almost certainly not going to come out ahead.

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      04-26-2012 07:58 PM #9
      Remember there are different levels for bb value: excellent, good, fair and poor. I wouldnt bank on the dealership basing your cars value above fair condition which is a lot less than excellent.

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      04-26-2012 08:13 PM #10
      Besides KBB, I would also recommend to look at the TMV (True Market Value) at edmunds.com.

      I have sold four cars in the near past and got deals closer to the TMV.

      KBB values are usually on the lower end.

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      04-26-2012 08:24 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by nodashi View Post
      So he called me today and told me that he'll buy my Passat from me at 30% more than the blue book value is because passats are in short stock. I might get a GTI now
      Dealer is there to make money. I don't think you'll ever get good $ from them even at kbb. So one way or other it's a catch to get you to showroom or to buy 2x more expensive vehicle from them....

    12. 04-27-2012 05:18 PM #12
      So true

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