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Old 01-01-2009, 09:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
Moderate your Moderation.
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Around me, definitely. It could still sell for around $500-$800. Could.

By this time, just about everyone knows that engines are fairly easy to come by, and since the only person buying the car w/ a blown motor is probably somewhat mechanically inclined, they know where to get it and how to put it in, for the most part.

That means the vehicle isn't devalued to someone like me b/c of a blown engine, as long as the body is clean/straight, and the other systems are in working order.

That said, get it as cheap as you possibly can, and don't let anyone know that you intend to do the work yourself. Never volunteer information during a transaction.

If it's you selling the car, ask more than you think you can get for it. That way, if someone comes right out with the money, you're good, but you can still afford to negotiate some.
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