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The thing here is "there is a buyer for everything, you just need to find him/her (or I guess today it)". I understand what smark is saying and agree to a degree. I just wonder what Mister_smart_LA would give the op as a trade in value at his dealership?

That said I would love to own it!!
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I'd probably replace the air filter, because it looks like it is slowly imploding.

I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to get it to pass a smog check around here, (I don't know the right people...)
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Originally Posted by Mister_smart_LA View Post
Is smark's only purpose here to troll the original seller?

The mods on that Brabus cabriolet are worth SOMETHING, regardless of the static opinions of Edmunds of KBB.
You are correct. Other forums I am on refer to this as thread crapping.
Totally NOT ALLOWED on the marketplace forum. As a matter of fact here is a sticky that heads the marketplace classifieds in other forums I'm on.

I think this should be adopted here.
Special Guidelines for the Classifieds forum use.
Finally this is a place for sellers and buyers to come together - it is not a place for third parties to query the stated selling price or otherwise rubbish the article for sale. Any posts not directly connected to the buying and selling between interested parties will be deleted.

As adults, I don't believe we need a Price Monitor for our ads.
Anyone agree?

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Everyone says that you can not add value to a car that has had modifications. You have to look at this a few different ways. Did they paint the rims Orange and wrap it with green shag carpet? This could add value to someone looking for just that kind of thing but for me no, it would drop value. Take a truck, lift it, rims and tires, did they add value? KBB gives a basic, here is what the vehicle is worth averaged across the board. I sold my Ranger for over what KBB said it was worth because to the gentleman that wanted it, it was worth the value (NOT MODDED). The only time you will have real problems purchasing a vehicle with mods is when you go visit the bank asking them for money. HI bank, I want to get a $12k loan for a car. They look at the car and say the car is only worth 6$k and we can not give you a loan for the vehicle. You can always pay cash or pay the amount down to where the bank will approve the loan. To me the Turbo adds value yes, but to my bank no. Nice car and good luck on your sale. There is someone out there looking for that car. I am but I'm not in a position to do so.
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I thank those that are responding positively here first off. Regardless... this car turns heads and ears wherever I go. It's a total blast to drive and paddle shift ( the only way to drive it IMO ) For the lucky one that does end up buying it, you will receive years of collected silver panels and many extra goodies. I might even thrown in a complete set of Schmidt Space Line rims and wheels for when you might want to change up the look. So whatever ANYONE else is saying about this car and it's value, I will say that your going to have fun with both the car and what's in it if you buy it.
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Would agree amosd70 about the turbo, not many have the skill or a local shop that could do a proper installation so having all the headaches taken care of is a huge bonus. Just too bad our Canadian dollar has tanked and bringing a car across the border can be a challenge sometimes otherwise.... ;^)

The added bonus is that being down in Atlanta it probably never got the salt bath our vehicles get up here which can kill them a lot quicker.

Hmm come to think of it my brother in law is working in Atlanta right now.... if only the loonie was doing better I think it's well worth the asking price given condition and upgrades.
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