What should I pay for this?

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  1. bobbylx

    bobbylx New Member

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    Hello all, well I am currently an 88 LX guy but have a good lead on 1996 Cobra. The guy selling it is the orignal owner, has kept it garaged, it's black and has about 8,500 miles on it. The car belongs to a co-worker of mines husband, and she told me to come by and look at it and make an offer. She said that they will give me a good deal. I have looked it up in NADA and Kelley Blue Book and they say anywhere between 10,500 and 12,000. I thought it would be more, but what do you Cobra people think I should offer for this car in the real world? :rolleyes:
    Thanks
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    budguy1967 New Member

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    If the car looks good, I would say its worth up to 13k.
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    BlkThndr66 New Member

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    Offer 'em 11,500, low ball 'em a bit, KBB puts it at 10,500. But with those low of miles, thats a good deal. I say offer 11,500 or 12K of course they'lll say 13,500 or 14K, but then you'll end up right in the middle, which is a good deal. Good luck on the snake huntin' Look forward to another 96 Snake on the board!
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    Sounds like it could be a nice car. 8,500 miles or not, the thing is still nearing TEN years old. Personally, the most I would ever pay for the car would be KBB value, but I dont really care for the 96-98 cars. If you really like it and would be happy owning it, well 12.5k or 13 wouldnt be too bad for it, given its mileage.

    But still- the thing is getting really old. Keep that in mind while you look at it.
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    Car is worth 13k easy
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    ShakeandBake New Member

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    That Cobra has some low miles!...I would expect the owners to ask AT LEAST 14K for it. Go luck!

    -Chris
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    If they want any more than 13K, forget it and buy a 99+ for a few more bucks. You get a newer car, with more power. Although I doubt you'll ever find a car with lower miles on it!
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    sorry for digging up an older post but I think you sould go for it if you have not. That is a very good deal and some poeple just perfer the '96-'98 snakes. I reciently bought a 1996 Mystic cobra with 45K miles on it for $13,000. It may be a nine year old car but if taken well care of and that low of miles, it should not matter. Mine drives like a charm
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    i just bought my 96 cobra for 13,500. the blue book on it was 12900. it has 37k miles on it and its mint condition.
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