Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Snuff Gully, TX
If you check just the 5-year depreciation of most vehicles on KBB, Edmunds, NADA, etc you will find that the G8, in comparison, has faired well. Considering the current cost of equivalent vehicles eight years hence from when it was new in 2009, considering it still looks almost new with 72K on it, was garage kept, has no door dings from Walmart parking, and considering that I spent a disproportionate amount of my time taking care of it for its next owner, and it looks it, considering that it is quite possible that there are more Ferraris in North America than there are G8s left, considering all of that, and...just its curb appeal as you walk in and your eyes fall upon it, anyone who knows cars would see the value of it and would have no trouble stroking a check for its fair market value. Which is not $12,000. Far from it. Fair market value is an amount that the owner and the buyer would agree on when neither the owner or buyer are under any pressure to either buy or sell. Possibly the prices that you reference were produced by a seller who was under economic duress. Or the G8 was a piece of ****. Unfortunately, there are some of those out there. If for some reason I end up having to unload mine I still shall not have my hat in my hand. All you have to tell them is this: "If you don't buy it the next guy that walks in here will. And you don't want to have to live with that regret for the rest of your life, do you? Next person that speaks loses.
2009 MGM GT: VCM CAI, ARH LT headers (no cats), Vector Tune, MT drag radials
Procharger D1SC still powering the box it came in January 2010, hiding somewhere in the back of my man cave.
PB: 12.533 @ 111.45 w/ 1.951 60' CLAIMING THE INTAKE/LT/TUNE/DR RECORD
"There are but three true sports...mountain climbing, bull fighting, and motor racing. The rest are merely games." Ernest Hemmingway