Re: How much is my 2001z really worth??
I work at a Dealer in Dallas Tx.
They are right, KBB is not accurate. The only useful purpose it serves is when you total you car, you can use it for insurance purposes.
Maheim is an accurate database and it is what we use.
Here is what I estimate your car would bring on trade anywhere from $18k-19K. (these are Manheim numbers) The reason they will not show you the Manheim number's is because they have to adjust the Manheim number in order for them to make money if they have to take it to the auction.
For example: if you car sold for $20,000 at Manheim, they would probably back that up to $18,000-$18,500 so the dealership could have a small profit.
Condition does matter for sure, i.e. paintwork, clean carfax, tires, etc.
Another note: Modifications do not add much value to the car. This is what I tell my clients, modifications is the owner personalizing his car toward his own tastes, not much more. I would sell those items separately on craigslist.
Last edited by lemans405; 09-08-2012 at 09:57 AM.