I'm considering selling the above vehicle. I am the original owner and it has about 132,000 miles on it.
I have special considerations because I cannot paint the vehicle (severe clearcoat failure has occurred) due to my extreme chemical hypersensitivity to the auto body shop paint VOCs.... if I were to take my car into an auto body place for painting. I hate to part with my car, but because it looks extremely ugly and there are things that are "going to rot" slowly with it, I think I should upgrade. The car is almost 16 years old.
Should I have sold this car a long time ago?
A few months ago, I just replaced the front KY struts and got new Michelin Defender tires this year (because it was needed for safety and I didn't know what I want yet to do with the car). Almost $1000 altogehter (4 tires and struts).
I checked the Blue Book for it and in the condition that it is, I think it might fetch $1000? Am I being unrealistic about this?
The upholstery is going a little in the interior and a bit of it is hanging down from the ceiling near the top of the rear window, the left driver's side electric power window switch froze a couple times on me when I was rolling it up (is that a sign of electrical system failure for the power windows?). All the vinyl interior trim has shrunk and come off of the inside of the door frame, the upholstery in the ceiling is showing signs of holes and wear....
I probably won't be able to get another vehicle until around May.
But mainly wanted opinions about whether pricing this vehicle at $1000 is unrealistic. Thanks.