Hooniverse Asks: Are you trying to sell a car right now?

The other day, I asked if you were trying to buy a car right now. Some of you are considering it. Others are waiting to see what sort of deals are out there. While others know your current car is good for another decade or so. So there’s a range of buyers, fence-sitters, and contented folks out there. What about the other side of the coin though? Who is trying to sell a car right now?

Do you have a vehicle listed for sale? If so, what is it? And have you seen any interest?

I’m curious about what the atmosphere is like out there for those trying to sell used vehicles right now. The new car market ebbs and flows, but we all have a good idea of what’s going on there based on the current economic and global situation. On the used side, however, it’s a very different discussion. Some cars might be poised to move while others could fall stagnant. Bring-A-Trailer, for example, is seeing strong auction action. That doesn’t mean things are selling where they might be expected but metal is most definitely still being moved.

So are you trying to sell a vehicle right now? Let us know below.

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10 responses to “Hooniverse Asks: Are you trying to sell a car right now?”

  1. Zentropy Avatar

    Despite recent buyer interest in my E28 (a project for which my wife continues to refuse funding), I think the car is worth keeping just as a passive-aggressive, middle-finger driveway ornament. If I’m patient, I think I can break her.

    1. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
      dead_elvis, inc.

      Hopefully it’s comfortable to sleep in if her will is stronger than yours!

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        Sometimes I wonder how much of these comments are humour, but then I want to see a smartly built BMW RV, too.

        1. dead_elvis, inc. Avatar
          dead_elvis, inc.

          May I direct your attention to the Vixen Motor Home? http://www.vixenrv.com/History.php

          BMW straight six diesel in a sexy package like this should check those boxes, I think.


          Doesn’t look like the worst place in the world to land if you get kicked out.

          1. Sjalabais Avatar

            The perfect reply, of course, did just take a few hours. I was totally baffled when I learned on BaT that these had BMW engines. But if there ever was a sexy RV, the Vixen might be it.

  2. mdharrell Avatar

    The last time I sold a car was because someone spotted something they wanted parked behind my house and knocked on my front door to ask whether I’d consider selling it, therefore yes, I suppose I am trying to sell a car as much as I ever am. Why, what are you offering?

  3. roguetoaster Avatar

    Finally decided to sell the rather nice ’91 318i I’ve had for a decade, unfortunately, I only advertised it a week or so before MD went in to a relaxed lockdown. So, the car went the full 30 on craigslist, netting perhaps 6 maybe serious inquiries. It’s still on one forum, and made the rounds elsewhere, but it seems like it won’t sell any time soon as the locals who are interested are hedging and have not come to see the car in person.

    To add to that, the ’95 318ti I advertised at the same time sold the day after restrictions started, which left me with just the E30 to drive which hasn’t been the case in about 8 years. Was ultimately planning to replace both cars with an 04+ Ranger, but haven’t found the right 2.3L/manual one in over 2 months of searching.

    Oh bother. Just don’t want to get too attached to the 3er again as it’s really time for me to move on to other cars.

  4. Smaglik Avatar

    I loosely follow BaT, likely as with many of us here, and while I think the prices for the true rare and very high end vehicles haven’t changed much, there does seem to be less action on the more plebian vehicles of the BaT mix, such at the rad trucks, aughts bimmers, and the like. If I were looking to move something like that right now, I’d hold off if at all possible.

  5. wunno sev Avatar
    wunno sev

    I’ve got an 87 300D that I was hoping to move right about now, but it seems wiser to avoid contact until the apocalypse subsides a bit. I do feel like prices for oddball cars like this will be down when lockdown ends, so I’m using some of these weekends to clean up some of the rough edges to maximize its appeal. I’m not sure it’ll matter much, but I’ve got time.

  6. Ol' Shel' Avatar
    Ol’ Shel’

    I have a 2005 Nissan Armada on C’list right now; just fixed all the things that the PO lied about!

    It has generated huge interest among people who want to know my final, lowest price, and those make up stories in attempt to get me to give them my email. No offers yet, though. Huh.

    And I just put it at the local Park-and-Sell lot to get some eyeballs on it. I’m asking less than $1/lb. That’s Russet potato pricing, folks!

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