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What kind of hit do you think I will take trading an 03 for an 04? 03 has 4800 miles w/prem. pkg, wood kit and is in perfect condition (albeit the bubble seat that is getting warrantied). Will get VPP pricing on 04.

Just want the new model!
 

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I'd say you'd take a nasty hit. Ofcourse that's all relative.... I suggest that you call your dealer and try to get an idea of how much your trade in is worth, if you're that serious.
 

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Follow-up

Well, Danny from Grubbs got back to me thru email saying that for a pretty much identical upgrade from 03 to a 04 model would be about $7k w/o TTL. I left him a message to get back w/me to discuss the details.

Everything I pull up on the 03 FX trade shows anywhere from 30-35k. The Black book shows $35k, edmunds shows almost $32. A new 04 with VPP pricing for a identical model should be about $35-$35.5k. Not sure how this ends up being $7. The tradein #'s on these sites must not be for real.

I was expecting maybe $3-4k max difference.

Find out more tomorrow.
 

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Wow! 7K??!? That's telling about our resale value. :(

Keep us updated.
 

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You think Danny is low-balling me? I mean all over the FA you here about how Danny made these guys great deals. Plus I'm not so sure VPP is better than just old fashion negotiation.

If I could find that **** "ticking" sound that seems to show up very frequently now when going over some of the more pronounced "seams" in the roads, I would probably drop this swap issue. I absolutely hate irritating noises. I'm pretty anal and have to have these operate just right.
I going to have them tear the dang window off and find out exactly where this noise is coming. I spend more time trying to find it that my kids think I am nuts.
 

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It looks like I can get an 04 FX35 RWD w/touring,splash guards,side moldings,Sirius and Aluminum pedals for $35,800. My trade-in of my 03 was valued at $33,000 for net of $2800. These cars will basically be identical except for the year swap. Would you guys do it?
 

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How long have you owned your FX? How many miles? Also that price - is it inclusive of TTL?
 

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I've owned it since early October. It has 5050 miles. All numbers were before taxes.
 

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Do you plan on keeping the car (either one) a long time?

In all honesty, if I was in your shoes, I'd just keep the car. Using NY taxes + $2800 net, I'm looking at a $5700+ loss on a 4 month old car. That's a supercharger right there ;)

If the enhancements on the '04s and getting a 'new' car are worth that much to you, then go for it... Personally, I'd look to upgrade the passenger seat seperately and save the money.
 

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Wow, I'm not sure I want to live in NY. The out the door price in Texas with TTL added would be about $3200.
 

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DOH! What % is state tax in TX?
 

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No state tax in TEXAS :lol: :lol: . Just 6.25% for federal!
 

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no state tax? grrr.

in cA i figured out that the 42K FX35 that i want fully loaded is gonna come out to almost 50k with taxes and regestration fees. thats' why I gotta wait until next year when my money in the stock market grows a little.
 

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:?: So let me get this straight.... 6.25%+cost of title/plates = $3200 or is that inclusive of your $2800 net loss on trade in??
 

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($2800 difference x 1.0625 tax rate)+title+plates = Drive out
 

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Oof. I guess I'm sort of clueless with this since I've never traded in a car....

You only pay tax of the difference? I thought you had to pay sales tax on the car itself...
 

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in NJ you only pay tax on the difference between the purchase price of the new car and the trade in value of your old car.
if you sell the car yourself so it does not show up on the bill of sale, then you pay tax on the full purchase price of the new car.
 

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Ok, so I'm an idiot. Thanks for helping me realize it ;)

So $3 grand.... I would consider it.
 

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I am considering it. thanks for the replys. Since my trade has SAT,aluminum pedals and side moldings - these will be in the included on the new 04 also. I will decide tomorrow.
 
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