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Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Liam, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. Liam

    Liam

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    My grandmother has a 2003 Lincoln Navigator with 36K miles on it in perfect condition and with all the bells and whistles.....

    She doesn’t want to mess around with trading it in or selling on her own so she offer to sell it to us at $18K - it books at KBB.com, selling it to a PP for $27K...

    I almost feel bad buying it - here is the kicker, i just got off the phone with her and she offered to sell it to me for $16K:eek:

    The wife wants it bad, so what i think i will do is sell the 98 LC, buy the Navi, sell the Navi for a profit and buy a new LC...................

    This could potentially be a cluster **** or a blessing....

    what would you do??
     
  2. Gumby

    Gumby Supamod Staff Member s-Moderator

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    Buying it to sell is bad, bad juju.


    Sell it for her if you don't want it.
     
  3. Liam

    Liam

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    i told her that and she said she didnt want to do that......so i thought the next best thing was to buy it off of her and drive it until it sells......

    She full well knows what it is worth......

    update
    Danmit......my uncle just bought it out from underneath me..........
     
  4. spotcruiser

    spotcruiser Geezer SILVER Star

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    I've heard of a number of Navigators losing engines just beyond warranty. It would be a bitch to buy it for $16K, only to have the $9K engine take a dump on you. Don't know what the cause of the engine failures is. Just something to consider.
     
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    16k is HALF of Kelly wholesale book!

    With the gas prices as high as they are you could finance 5k over and buy a prepaid gas card!

    $30,150 is after the ad of $1,300 for low miles. Forget about retail and private party is average trade in. But you can buy them at the FMCC auctions for 8-10 back of W/S book. Either way its a great deal, or drive it and retail it for her.
     
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    The Triton engines blow the plugs out of the heads.
     
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    moot point, but Gumby is right, no good karma from buying and sellig it immediately...

    I HATE Navigators....great power, air conditioned seats.....but my fa-in-law had one that they lemoned lawed without actually having to report it...basically traded him one for another that had a clean service history...
     
  8. Liam

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    i am not a "fan" of Navigators either, but the deal is too good to pass up it seems......
    no bad Karma, I told her exactly what i was going to do with it and she said "you can do whatever you want with it, I know you like Land Cruisers better".....

    The deal was off, but now it looks like it may be back on..............
     
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    call yer unc and tell him to step the **** off...
     
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    Offer to blow it up for her!


    Sell tickets.


    You both win;)
     
  11. Liam

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    i told her i didnt care who gets it....if he wants it he can have it.......
     
  12. crushers

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    that plan stinks...
    buy it off her, sell it right away and give her the full amount. she is your grand mother for chist's sake...
     
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    Sneaky estate planning, maybe? :D
     
  14. Liam

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    she doesnt really care about the money.....she doesnt want to mess with it.......

    she sees it as more of taking care of her grandchildern....i think.....

    i told her i would sell it for her and she said no.....
     
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    the value of SUV's is plumeting, KBB and edmonds are behind they cannto keep up with the market,
     
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    I love your "sig" line.

    Haha that was a great episode.
     
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