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Old 05-17-2008, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Metro XFi sells on eBay for $7k. Are efficient used car prices going up?

Via ABG: Nerd Alert! Geo Metro: the new "it" car?

It's a post about how the gas misers of old are commanding higher and higher prices.

The example car is a '93 XFi with low miles (22k) - a little old lady car that sold on eBay for $7k. Wow. That's got to be close to what it cost new!




My '98 has less than half that many miles on it. Think I could sell it for 7 big ones?

See similar post of the eBay barn find: '89 CRX all original with 34k miles.

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Old 05-17-2008, 10:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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[/B][/B]My '98 has less than half that many miles on it. Think I could sell it for 7 big ones?
That would be a fun exercise to list it and see what you could get. You don't need a car anywho. Take the monies and get the insight you alway wanted.

You would have to put the alternator belt back on and get rid of the duct tape.
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Old 05-17-2008, 10:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There was that 4x4 truck ad (in a post somewhere here) that was like $5000 for the old truck, or would trade even for a Civic or Integra.

I definitely see a trend in other areas -- just check the used car ads or classifieds.

Either of you could get at least 7-large for your cars, I know it!

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Old 05-18-2008, 12:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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ha! Last year it was Diesel cars(man it sucked.. I wanted a wagon so bad but jeeze the prices were insane). Now, its small econo boxes that get like 50 mpg even if you flog them.
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The reason I got into Datsuns was because you could build a really fast car for little money; I think the same applies to hypermiling. For 7k I could build a car that would get insane mileage. Poor investment on somebody's part.
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The Geo metro is definitely a 90s pop-culture icon. Sort of like how the "K" car is for the 80s and the Pinto is for the 70s.
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Hhhhmm....If things keep going the way they are, I'll have to rip the Civic tags off my car and replace them with Geo Metro tags.

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Wow, I was ecstatic when my low mileage XFi brought $4k the other year. Only on Ebay
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I would not want to sell my Metro even if the offer was huge.
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Wow, Geo Metros must be in sudden demand. I had a random person message me on my cardomain.com page looking to buy my no-longer-owned car!

"it is a sharp little car" - umm what?!? I never have heard anyone say that about my Metro... or any Metro!

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