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I am usually the first one to tell people not to think of selling in the winter.....that the fun cars are meant for warm weather. But after I now have two teenage drivers in the house, insurance rates are killing us. Also, 11 years of nonstop CTS-V's and 35 years of V8 performance.....I may take a break (though I might hold on to the Mustang GT convertible for a while longer, since it is older and cheaper to own...and the top comes down).

What are actual sale prices of nice low mileage (22000) 2010 6M sedans these days? I see "book" values in the $34K-$38K range. When the snow melts I may drive it over to CarMax to see what they will give me for it....I am trying to figure out if a low mileage garage queen collects a premium over your "typical" cars.

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I like using CarMax. Great way to get a baseline. They offered me $43k for my '12 coupe with 10k miles back in Sept.
 

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Sorry to hear you are considering selling your V. Although I haven't been driving V's, or any other high power vehicles as long as you, I don't think I'll ever get tired of my V. Getting into and starting up my V coupe still brings as much pleasure as I first felt with my V sedan over 4 years ago.
Although I profess no brand loyalty, buying American whenever possible is important to me. No other American car maker currently produces, or is likely in the future to produce a high performance V8 that is also a luxury vehicle like the Cadillac V series.
We all have to make choices and family always comes first. Figuring your V is probably in pristine condition $40k+ shouldn't be hard to get in a private sell. No doubt whoever buys it will be very happy.
 

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I guess the winter doldrums have just the opposite effect on me (see my "Cabin Fever" thread). I am more antsy than ever to start driving my cars.

I wouldn't be too hasty. Wait another month or so. Assuming the financial side of things aren't putting more pressure on you.
 

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The cost of insurance must be nuts for what you've got...
I know you were referring to the OP, but this is what we have in hour house.

Me, my wife, and two boys (16 & 18)

2012 CTS-V Coupe
2011 BMW X5
2011 Mustang GT/CS convertible
2010 Ford F150 SuperCrew
2009 Mazda 6 Grand Touring (V6 Model)

I'm about to give the Mazda to my mom and replace it with a CPO 2014 Ford Taurus SHO.

We also have two accidents that occurred last year (Mazda & BMW)

Fortunately from a ticket perspective we've been able to dodge a few bullets. The tickets have happened but we've been able to go to court and get them plead down to non-movers. Still had to pay the fines.

I'm able to offset some of the insurance in the winter months by carrying only Comp with the V and Mustang while they're in storage. I also saved a bit this year as my older one is off at school. He didn't take his car so we were able to get a "distant Driver" discount.

It's going to feel like a third income when the kids are off on their own.
 

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I am usually the first one to tell people not to think of selling in the winter.....that the fun cars are meant for warm weather. But after I now have two teenage drivers in the house, insurance rates are killing us. Also, 11 years of nonstop CTS-V's and 35 years of V8 performance.....I may take a break (though I might hold on to the Mustang GT convertible for a while longer, since it is older and cheaper to own...and the top comes down).

What are actual sale prices of nice low mileage (22000) 2010 6M sedans these days? I see "book" values in the $34K-$38K range. When the snow melts I may drive it over to CarMax to see what they will give me for it....I am trying to figure out if a low mileage garage queen collects a premium over your "typical" cars.

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what color, options and where are you located??
 

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what color, options and where are you located??
I just sent you a PM since it was not my intention to make this a "car for sale" thread. I am honestly trying to assess value, and to give folks the opportunity to tell me that it is a mistake to sell it....which it probably is......
 

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I just sent you a PM since it was not my intention to make this a "car for sale" thread. I am honestly trying to assess value, and to give folks the opportunity to tell me that it is a mistake to sell it....which it probably is......
Wait until the weather turns. The time of year will still be in your favor if you still want to sell it, but my guess is you will change your mind.
 

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I would wait, the car is so much fun, I bought a new Buick Lacrosse AWD for the winter/DD and find myself still driving my old Eldorado because it fits me better. Think about trading in the Buick for the V3 and make the V3 my Daily Driver and plain on shoveling a path up the hill every now and then to get the V home in the snow. I just can't see selling the V2 for any reason.
 

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Do it...........Do it.......Do it............ As Starsky would say.
 

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I understand the situation you are in as I had two in college at the same time. But my one observation this weekend...I drove 250 miles on Friday then the same back home on Saturday, arriving home late. I got in my car to move it out of the garage on Sunday so I could wash it and I wanted to go for a long drive again. It is that much fun. Keep it.
 

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The pot holes are so bad, I haven't been able to drive mine in 2 months. If you're not in a rush, sell it privately. CarMax will low ball you badly, and is only viable if you're impatient. Selling privately takes lots of time. The right buyer will come along, but not immediately.
 

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To get the most money is to sell it Privately through Forum/ Autotrader/ Craigslist/ Ebay. Since it's consider "rare" for your low mileage CTSV , I would suggest to have the car full detail and take some Hi-RES Picture from a DSLR, it will helps a lot to get more attention from interest buyers.
 

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I just put car up in the forum's Classifieds section. No hi-res photos though....and didn't do any fancy staging. Maybe when he snow melts I will take some better photos, do the eBay and CL thing...... Obviously not feeling particularly desperate (or anxious) to sell it......
 

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Let the folks over on the regular CTS forum side know it is for sale. Market that puppy.
 
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