Help with what buyers look for when selling a jeep
I hope this is appropriate since it is technically a buyer's forum, not a seller's advice column.
I have a perfect condition 01 TJ with only 43k miles and am looking to post it for sale soon and need some advice. I have every single option avaialable (minus auto trans that I hate) and some aftermarket accessories. I looked on NADA and Kelley and they both say I should expect around $11k, but this seems high compared to what they are selling for on Craigslist in Boston, Detroit, and DC. I could sell in any of these cities due to relatives, but the Jeep is currently in Detroit and I am in DC.
Would anyone care to comment on any of the following?
1) Is AutoNation or Carmax a complete rip-off? Would eBay be better, or should I stick to craigslist and forums? I hate to stick my brother-in-law with handling the sale through craigslist, and I don't want to transport it to DC or Boston if possible.
2) Would it be better to seperate out the accessories, such as the hard top, add a trunk, hitch?
3) Does anyone really care that I used Mobil 1, waxed regularly, garaged it, and took perfect care of it since new, or is it simply a nice thing that isn't really worth anything in sale value?
4) What is the expected knock-off value when haggling-5%, $500? I don't want to list it too high and get no bids, but I also don't want to lowball it.
Thanks for the help