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So I've got my car up for sale and have had a few people interested in it, but I cant get a feel for if its bad to have balding tires on the car.

On one hand, tires are a personal choice for some, on the other, people who buy a car dont usually want to have to get new tires for it.

I'm thinking about putting some new tires on it rather than discounting the car. The age old question is.... what tires should I put on the V for selling? Or discount the car, leave them with 20% tread and let the new owner pick them out.
 

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Why not give the buyer a choice for example:

$32k with new RSA Run flats or $31K with existing tires that need replacement.
 

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Thats probably a better wording. I like it. I tend to talk about things pessimistically, not the best methodology for a salesman, but it keeps the engineering honest.

I'm only asking $25k (what I owe) and I've got about a month before I go, but I also have the standard load of crap you have to take care of before leaving a country and moving to another. Just got my international motorcycle license yesterday. I should trade the V for a Ducati.... thats easier to bring to Japan.
 

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I like that ad. I would rather buy my own tires which give me a chance to play with the old ones and burn them up.

Good luck with the sale.
 

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Car buyers are funny, balding tires send the message that the car has been hot rodded or raced. This won't matter to someone who is familiar with the V and all of it's weak points.

You might be able to pick up a relatively cheap set of used tires with 50% treat life left.

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I would put on new tires. It gives the buyer 1 less thing to nit pick on your car :crybaby: and it is a selling point. If you don't have a spare put on RSAs.
 
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