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rate my craigslist ad #5284815 12/04/19 10:24 AM
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As the title state, I am looking for feedback on my Craigslist ad for my 2009 Ford Taurus.

Craigslist Taurus


2011 Toyota Avalon
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2009 Ford Taurus
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Re: rate my craigslist ad [Re: terry274] #5284821 12/04/19 10:30 AM
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Is the car currently parked at the Citgo? Is it the AWD model?

You should include the VIN number in the ad smile

Are you sure your price is in line with Edmunds?

Re: rate my craigslist ad [Re: terry274] #5284825 12/04/19 10:34 AM
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Looks good. I hate it when people list all the things that have been replaced on an older car. You nicely state all repair and maintenance is current.

Re: rate my craigslist ad [Re: Kestas] #5284827 12/04/19 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Kestas
Looks good. I hate it when people list all the things that have been replaced on an older car. You nicely state all repair and maintenance is current.

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Re: rate my craigslist ad [Re: terry274] #5284831 12/04/19 10:41 AM
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Looks good but I would skip listing all the options, or at least move them to the bottom. Too much reading.

What I found is people mostly want to know how old the tires are, percentage of brake pads left and if it has been smogged. So maybe include this info as well.

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Re: rate my craigslist ad [Re: terry274] #5284832 12/04/19 10:41 AM
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Looks good to me too.


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Re: rate my craigslist ad [Re: terry274] #5284846 12/04/19 11:10 AM
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Good ad. No BS. Plenty of pictures. All the relevant details.

Bummer it's got 138K miles... If it had under 130K you could put it on Turo and rent it out.


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Re: rate my craigslist ad [Re: terry274] #5284860 12/04/19 11:30 AM
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I would add a couple photos from under the hood. I like to see if there is major rust or damage that was fixed.

Other than that looks good.


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Re: rate my craigslist ad [Re: terry274] #5284867 12/04/19 11:41 AM
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Vacuum the floors real well esp. the driver's side floor mat.

Get rid of the word "FIRM" in the ad. If you really won't take less, price it at $4400 and take the first offer for $4k. Otherwise you will keep getting offers for $3500-3750 or so. Dealing with CL buyers, they're all going to want at least a few hundred off the asking price.

Expect to weed out some bad buyers. Don't respond back to those that want to help you sell the car. Otherwise agree with what others have already mentioned. Consider listing on others sites like Facebook marketplace, cars.com, autotrader.com, etc. Here are some more tips esp at the end of the article:

https://www.moneycrashers.com/sell-your-car-on-craigslist/

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Re: rate my craigslist ad [Re: terry274] #5284868 12/04/19 11:42 AM
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Yeah, include vin and a picture of the engine. Otherwise looks good. Nadaguide says full retail is $4775 and clean trade in is $2900. Stuff priced closer to clean trade in tends to sell. I would have gone for $3500.

Re: rate my craigslist ad [Re: terry274] #5284870 12/04/19 11:45 AM
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I would post pictures of the engine bay and the driver’s side leather seat. One thing I always check for when looking at a car is if there’s any bolster wear to the leather.


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Re: rate my craigslist ad [Re: terry274] #5284885 12/04/19 11:54 AM
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Ad looks good.


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" Hello. I am currently stationed in *****. I'm on a tight schedule and would like to have the item shipped to ***** asap. I will send you a cashier's check for the full price of the item+ shipping....".


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Make sure your top 5 points to convey are ordered as such. Maybe a space between that and the rest. It seems like some important stuff(maintenace) to me me lower but I am not your typical $5k car buyer.

People only read the first few bullet points and decide to read on.

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Hello. I am currently stationed in *****. I'm on a tight schedule and would like to have the item shipped to ***** asap. I will send you a cashier's check for the full price plus a few hundred for your troubles+ shipping....".


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