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So I wasn't planning to buy a car but my passenger window got stuck down Thurs night, which impacts my roof functioning as well. I thought my warranty was til 75k miles but it was 74k, which I'm 700 miles over. They went ahead and plan to fix it under warranty anyway this time, but I know what the repairs I've had done would have cost if I'd had to pay.

Anyway, while at the dealership, I inquired about getting an aftermarket warranty and EEEKKK, redic. It would be almost six months of payments. I joked it would be a better decision to just get another car. Well...

Normally, I'd do tons of research but I'm on the cusp of the re-sale value cutoff point. I love my car and the only others I'd think I'd like are the hard-top BMW, Mercedes, or Audi. HOWEVER, those are more expensive and even then the lower-end don't have the features I want.

So, as of right now, I'm "test-driving" a 2012 VW Eos. It's silver with black interior. My current car is a 2007 Eos, black with tan interior. I LOVE black cars. They cannot get the color combo with the trim package that I want - I want black/black. They can only get the black/tan like I have.

The sticker price is $39,605. They're saying they'll give me $12k for my trade-in. Realistically, what numbers should I be looking at for this? I think they'll do a better deal if I do the silver that they have versus having to order the black one.

Huddle peeps, please help me negotiate this...

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is a hunk of perishable steel you don't live in worth forty thousand dollars to you? if so go for it.

i will drive my piece of crap truck into the ground and buy another one for a couple of grand when it's dead. but then i don't get invited to very many parties.

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I'm not paying that much for something that isn't EXACTLY like I want. If even the thread on the seat is the wrong color, its a no go. $12k is a pretty good trade-in for a 2007 with that many miles. If you get exactly what you want, then it could be safe to pull the trigger. You can build a VW Eos on the VW website with black on black on all 3 trims.

You pay the destination fee for a reason. Make the dealer earn it.

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Got dam, 40k for a VW? I'd at least shop around some before buying.

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Maybe you'd get better advice and opinions at a VW forum site where the folks there know more about the specific cars and their value that you are describing. Good luck.

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Do not buy without doing more research on what's available and what your current trade in is actually worth.

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So, you're going to buy a new car because your current one might need some repairs someday? Just enjoy the free repair and keep driving the one you have... You would need a lot of repairs to spend the amount of money lost by buying a new car.

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$ 40 K for a volkswagen ? youve got to be shi--ting me

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Take your car by carmax to see what they will give you for it...as a second opinion/offer. Look up to see how much wiggle room they really have. I know Lexus just released their 2013's so their might be some incentives to by a late model year car.

Your car is running so there is no rush to buy. Take the time and do the research.

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Get a consuner reports on line account. Lots of good info there.

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If you're going to spend that much money get a nice truck or something.

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Take your car by carmax to see what they will give you for it...as a second opinion/offer. Look up to see how much wiggle room they really have. I know Lexus just released their 2013's so their might be some incentives to by a late model year car.

Your car is running so there is no rush to buy. Take the time and do the research.

Thanks. That's m ore of the advice I'm looking for. I thought that the new model years may be coming out soon. I've been happy with mine so I do not pay attention what's really going on with cars. I didn't even know that they'd slightly changed the body style on the VW.

I will say that after driving this one around last night, I'm not going to be happy until I get an updated car. I just wonder how much I can get them down on price.

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