Fair trade in? 2009 GT 55K miles
Looking at trading in my 2009 GT, sport package, 55K miles. Completely stock except I removed the crap GM speakers and put in a set of Polk db651's. No door dings since I always park a mile away from everyone, the usual chips in the front fascia area that I'd guess we all have. For tires I still have the original 19s that I run in the summer and a set of Blizzak 17s (with TPMS) that I run in the winter. Might be able to get one more season out of each of those at best. Never had any engine problems or anything, car runs solid. No problems that I know of except yesterday I started having a problem with my drivers side heated seat, it doesn't want to stay turned on.
When I search online, it's telling me to expect a trade of like $17-$17.5K. Is that realistic? Dealers keep telling me that the trade in numbers on the web are total BS, and that they are always like $2K less than that. Seriously? I'd have a REAL hard time getting rid of my baby for 15K, that seems like a total rip off. Not looking to score a top dollar deal here, but I don't want to get scammed either. I'd go private party but I don't want to sit around for 2 months waiting.
Anyone else in SE Michigan area traded in a GT lately that could offer insight on what a "fair" price is?