A daily driver depreciates at a wholesale value by 60% at the 4 year mark but this market does not follow this depreciation curve.
So Banzai, my comments were simply to try to inject a bit of reality into the pricing that we are now finding in the marketplace. I am not trying to denigrate nor directly support a vehicle but in reality I am never the less making a value statement as to the depreciation curve.
With an IM-6 the car was at the top end of the scale and where you have yours is in the market place in my opinion.
IM's have sometimes been offered at what I consider is an astronomical price in this market.
10 years ago a new IM 2110cc probably went for $70ish new! Now 10 years later to ask the same price makes for an interesting marketing plan to say the least.
I mean a 10 year old car, unless preserved in a time capsule, will have to have pretty much all systems gone over and like it or not all things go from an ordered state to a disordered state ... they simply age and dry out etc. You cannot easily see this by a cursory look and a short drive.
Enough said but
2007/12 y.o. being offered at 70K, 4 cyl 2110cc.
then a 2008 IM-6 $70K 2.7L 5 speed
and a near new 2017 IM-Subie for $79K 4 speed
What is wrong with this picture?
At least one of the asking prices is out of range by a lot.