In a time when the economy is shrinking, you have to be flexible when it comes to the price that you are selling your car for, especially if you own a Ford. The only way in which you can command a high resale value for a Ford vehicle, particularly the Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, and the E-series van, is if your car is well maintained and did not have much mileage.
Ford is actually one of the big 3 US car makers that are experiencing a lot of financial difficulties at present, which means quality after sales support could suffer. When selling your car, one of the things that you should do is to check out the resale price of your particular vehicle model in the market. Many private car sellers either put a steep resale price for the vehicles, which can turn off a lot of potential buyers, or sell at a very low price. So what can you do to know the value of your car? First, you need to determine the year and the model of your vehicle. Look at statistics on the Net that tell about the competitors of the particular vehicle that you own. Also, check out articles and forums discussing the resale of your Ford F150, for example. Next, you have to consider the market for your car.and Chrysler Sebring convertible, but its depreciation value is much lower. If you are selling your car, a 2006 Ford Mustang for example, you can expect that the resale value of the vehicle will be around $16,000, just about $3,000 lower than its market price of $19,000. Mean while a 2006 Chrysler Sebring (which has a suggested retail price of $20,055) can only fetch a resale price of about $12,000.
As mentioned earlier, the Ford vehicles that may have low resale values include the Crown Victoria, E-series Van and the Mercury Grand Marquis. The reason for the low resale values of such automobiles is the fact that these types of cars are usually bought in fleets and used as taxicabs or police vehicles.
Thus if you have a Crown Victoria, for example, you should make sure to point out to the buyer the low mileage, great maintenance, or even some upgrades you put before selling your car.