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#1 2019-04-04 20:26:59

Redbeardmcgee
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What the right price for this 2006 5MT Aero with 102k?

I saw this one come up on the cool.craigslist.cars instagram.  https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/cto/d/ … 23053.html
Looks like its been on Craigslist for at least a week so its not exactly going fast.  He is ask $13k which abviously seems like way too much despite the fact that he claims it is one of 2 made with this color and options combination.  What do you guys think is a fair price for this car?  And to be honest the car I woudl rather have is quite a bit more rare and sought after than this car, a 2008 Subaru Forester XT 5MT.  The Foresters are gone with a day or two of coming up on craigslist.

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#2 2019-04-04 20:30:21

Redbeardmcgee
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Re: What the right price for this 2006 5MT Aero with 102k?

I told him I thought $6k was a more reasonable price to start negotiating and he responded back saying he already turned down an $11k offer.

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#3 2019-04-04 20:45:19

snowphun
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Re: What the right price for this 2006 5MT Aero with 102k?

Redbeardmcgee wrote:

I told him I thought $6k was a more reasonable price to start negotiating and he responded back saying he already turned down an $11k offer.

If I were the seller I'd ignore you and your $6k offer, and I'd certainly take the $11k one. Car looks very clean, if it is free from rust as he implies then it's worth the premium to the right buyer.

If you want to rustle his jimmies tell him he doesn't have all the factory options as he's missing the elusive 4EAT,

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#4 2019-04-04 21:54:14

Redbeardmcgee
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Re: What the right price for this 2006 5MT Aero with 102k?

snowphun wrote:

If I were the seller I'd ignore you and your $6k offer, and I'd certainly take the $11k one. Car looks very clean, if it is free from rust as he implies then it's worth the premium to the right buyer.

If you want to rustle his jimmies tell him he doesn't have all the factory options as he's missing the elusive 4EAT,

I am going to assume there was never really an $11k offer, otherwise I would think he would have taken it. 

What is a fair price for a car like this?  I see some scuffs on the front bumper (under the license plant and on the bottom of the bumper), some cracking on the driver seat, the faded paint on hatch, and a possible minor ding on the driverside quarter panel.  Also, the fins on the intercooler seem really bent up.  He doesn't mention anything about the timing belt.

A post from this forum in February was saying that $9k was a premium price for an example with only $50k miles

Last September there was a thread about a 2005 with 108k miles where they said the $9k asking price was way too high.

Last August was a thread saying $7k was reasonable for an 05 with 115k.

And there was another in May saying 8k was too high for an 05 with 101k even with a bit of rust.

The last thread I will mentioned was over a year ago saying $10k was too high from a dealer for an 06 with 88k and a poster said he paid $8k for his 06 with 120k.

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#5 2019-04-04 22:02:40

myzislow
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Re: What the right price for this 2006 5MT Aero with 102k?

Yeah, these cars are worth more than Kbb IMO. Clean, rust free, well taken care of examples are becoming increasingly more difficult to find.

That being said I'll sell you mine for 10k, located in Monterey county. Has well over 20k invested.

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#6 2019-04-04 22:04:36

myzislow
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Re: What the right price for this 2006 5MT Aero with 102k?

Personally I dont give a shit about the 2006 unicorn blah blah. I'd take a clean 05 over an 06 everytime.

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#7 2019-04-05 00:53:07

Redbeardmcgee
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Re: What the right price for this 2006 5MT Aero with 102k?

myzislow wrote:

Personally I dont give a shit about the 2006 unicorn blah blah. I'd take a clean 05 over an 06 everytime.

Why do you like the 05s better, is it the 2.0l engine?

Does your's have the factory HIDs and headlight level adjusters?

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#8 2019-04-05 02:10:20

myzislow
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Re: What the right price for this 2006 5MT Aero with 102k?

Redbeardmcgee wrote:

myzislow wrote:

Personally I dont give a shit about the 2006 unicorn blah blah. I'd take a clean 05 over an 06 everytime.

Why do you like the 05s better, is it the 2.0l engine?

Does your's have the factory HIDs and headlight level adjusters?

Yes, mine has adjustable HIDs.

Both the 2.0 and 2.5 have their respective issues, but I'm a firm believer that the ej205 is a better engine relative to the ej255. The 2.5 has pistons made of chalk that can fail out of nowhere, for seemingly no reason. The 2.0l has bearing issues, but that's mainly due to poor oil quality and or low levels. Keep up with your oil changes and monitor the level regularly and the 205 will treat you well.

I also like the 05 better because the ej207 is a direct drop in swap. I wanted to make power reliably and the option that made the most sense to me was to swap in a factory  jdm v7 ej207(forged from the factory, pretty much the best engine Subaru has ever made). I've never had an issue with the 207, and its putting out a reliable 400whp not even breaking a sweat. I've put roughly 50k miles on my swap since completion and it runs as good as ever to this day. Only reason I'm selling it is because we recently had a baby and I needed a more family friendly car. I've already bought a cts v to replace it so the saab is just sitting, being driven weekly around the neighborhood to keep it fresh. I'm probably going to part it out to be honest, that way I can recoup a large amount of what I have into it. If I can find a buyer at 10k I'll sell it, but I wont take a penny less.

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#9 2019-04-05 05:30:55

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Re: What the right price for this 2006 5MT Aero with 102k?

The cars are worth what a Subaru in the market is worth -1,000.  Why less?, because the body panels can be hard to come by so if you get in an accident it may be a write off even for minor damage....


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#10 2019-04-05 08:19:14

saabroo
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Re: What the right price for this 2006 5MT Aero with 102k?

No mention of the needed timing belt, water pump etc. change.


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#11 2019-04-05 10:26:42

snowphun
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Re: What the right price for this 2006 5MT Aero with 102k?

Redbeardmcgee wrote:

What is a fair price for a car like this?

To me a rust free/less rust car is worth a significant amount more. I would still need to inspect the strut towers but rust is the killer for these cars before anything else. Even 100k is low these days, if the seller can be patient he will find someone willing to pay the premium. But as noted, no mention of timing belt, car isn't perfect. Wait him out a few weeks then check it out.

Silver and leather are negatives in my book.

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