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post #16 of 26 Old 12-25-2012, 04:48 PM
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[QUOTE=JACKAL0PE;14671385]One thing that people just constantly seem to forget or seem to ignore is that "sold at dealership" is not the same as "factory OEM".

Anybody remember the old "Firehawk" mods they used to do to Pontiac Firebirds? Great mods. Some had superchargers, custom wheels, some bodywork, all kinds of neat stuff. But these packages were expensive. They added some $4,000 - $5,000 to the new cost of the car. Today, if you can get anything extra at all for these mods it's unusual. Most seem to be viewe as non-stock modifications that lower the value of the car.

In this particular case, we're talking about an unknown vendor cutting the frame of a vehicle and then welding it back together. If I were to see such an expensive Jeep out there for sale after only being owned for two months, I'd conclude that the vendor did indeed not know what they were doing and had screwed up the install. Why else would someone be trying to sell a $48,000 vehicle after only two months?

I have to say, I find it difficult to accept that someone is bright and intelligent enough to make the money (or have the credit) to purchase a 2011 Challenger SRT8, then a $48K Jeep and just has no conception what "depreciation" is. I find it even more difficult to accept that someone would buy that 2011 Challenger SRT8, be unable to get the ECU codes and then turn around and buy another car from the same manufacturer. Who does that?[
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Supercharger on a firehawk? When was that? Most firehawks were just different hoods, small intake exhaust mods... In good condition they will bring more than a trans am.

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post #17 of 26 Old 12-26-2012, 02:06 AM
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2009.

But in poor condition, they bring less. In other words, the added cost didn't translate into big gains down the road.
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Thats a g8 firehawk... I was thinking of the 4th gen f-body hawks. I understand what you mean though.
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You're correct. That's a G8. I didn't specify which one. I was speaking in generalizations about the line.
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How to Not Lose 60% in Two Months --

I know it's been over a year since the thread, but if it took the dealer 8 months to sell. So makes me wonder if it's still around with a 4-sale sign hangin in the windshield? Anyone hear if he sold it ?
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about ten years ago there was an airline pilot that bought a new jeep and then replace everything in it, motor axles , atlas, big tire locker. he did that about four time, never ever taking it off road. he had over a 100 k in it, I remember seeing it on ebay for 60k.
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I have no clue how that post got there.....could be my daughter playing with my phone. Sorry
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post #26 of 26 Old 01-28-2014, 02:10 AM
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So why do you want to get rid of it? Most people that buy jeeps drive them until the wheels fall off, not sell it two months later. I am not surprised that CARMAX has no idea what they are talking about. If you want to sell in, and get your money back you are going to have to sell it yourself. I would guess that should be able to get closer to 35-40K if you find the right buyer.

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