2009 G8 GT. What's it worth?
I went to look at a G8 GT today. It's a 2009 with the sport/premium package. 2 owner car. Mileage is 45k. It's procharged. Full American racing stainless exhaust from headers to tail pipes. Also has aftermarket wheels that are pretty nice. It has coil overs, I don't remember the brand. BMR sways and endlinks. RPM built transmission. Just over 500rwhp.
Interior is absolutely mint. Exterior is also very good. There's a ding in the rear passenger door but easily fixed with PDR.
Drives well. It's really fast. Transmission shifts a little more firm than what I prefer but I'm told it was done with the tune.
The bad: It has an accident on the carfax. Owner says the person he bought it from had a minor fender bender which involved the front bumper cover being replaced. I checked the carfax and it says front left and right damage so I'm guessing he rear ended someone. Air bags did not deploy. I could not find any chassis damage.
During the test drive a passenger airbag fault kept popping up. I researched the problem and it looks like $400 for the module plus whatever diagnostic fees a dealer will charge to program it.
Also hasn't had anything done with regard to the DOD. Not really too worried right now with the low miles but it's something I will probably address in the future.
Asking price is $22,000.
I don't want to beat the guy up but the accident does affect the value regardless of how bad it was. However I am saving money by buying the car with the supercharger already installed. That is something I would be interested in doing no matter what.
These cars seem hard to come by. I'm not sure if I'm willing to fly halfway across the country and drive one home like I've done in the past. This car is local to me. I've seen and driven it. It has been very well taken care of and everything works.
Carfax values the car around $16,000 private sale. But doesn't take mods in to account. I know mods don't add value though. I'm thinking maybe $19k? I don't want to low ball because he'll just keep the car lol But I don't think it's worth $22k either.