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I went to the stealership where I bought my Rio because of 1 of their latest marketing campaigns. Come in & get a free oil change. Well, I've been thinking of getting an optima for a while now. I was just about ready to say, "well maybe today" instead of "the end of next week" when I found out how much they wanted to give me for my Rio. Here's what they said

The value of the car is $2900 to banks." (ok fine, I can accept that) "We'll have to take off the custom art work" (-$150, ok that's alright too) "You will likely need new brake pads & rotors this time since last time they only replaced the pads" (-$500??!?! WHAT!?!) And then detailing is -$200! I'll detail it myself, I wash, wax and deoxidize the finish on my cars at least once per year, always once with the rio because the paint is so bad. They couldn't have been talking about the interior because it's nearly perfect. I've seen their "detail" work and if they pay someone to leave dust in the vents and a sucker stuck to the console of the optima I test drove, they should ask for their money back. Anyway, they haphazardly arrive at offering me $1100 for a car with 47094 miles on it, good tires, no mechanical or asthetic defects, 6 months of bumper to bumper warranty remaining and no financial leins. I got that much for my 97 Ford Escort with 88,000 miles when I traded it in last year!! That thing was nearly twice as old!

I've resolved to: 1) not buy from that stealership & 2) Drive the rio until it absolutely croaks. Any thoughts here?
 

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Oh yeah, The Chrysler dealership I looked at for buying a Durango back in May offered me $4500 for it. I know they try to rip you off for trade ins, but 1100?? COME ON.
 

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That's pretty much what I figured when I bought mine. I plan on keeping it till' there's nothing left of it. Part of the better offer from Chrysler was that a Durango is a much higher profit car to sell, so they could offer a good deal, but mainly it's just because Kia dealers don't want their own cars like you said!
 
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