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Here\'s my dilemna

I am in a quandry regarding RT vs GTS. Right now I have a 1996 RT, but I have been eyeballing a 1996 GTS.

My RT..... 38,000 miles, third owner, 2001 18" OEM wheels, the original wheels, Northwind Hardtop and windows..... complete Arrow rebuild 3,000 miles ago, Corsa 3" exhaust, no cats.

His GTS... 32,000 miles, I would be second or third owner, original wheels, he thinks it has Corsa 3" exhaust.

He wants to take my RT as a trade..... my RT plus $5,000 cash? I just cannot decide if that is a fair trade.... so I am looking to you all for some thoughts.

Yes... I get the Gen II engine, and roll up windows...... the airbags are not a draw for me (I don't like them)..... but I really like the Blue/White GTS.... and the roll up windows would be a convenience?

So what do you all think...... fair trade at my RT plus $5,000 cash? I am thinking that my fully Arrow rebuilt engine with only 3,000 miles is worth the same or maybe SLIGHTLY less than a 32,000 mile no warranty available GTS?

Am I thinking crazy?

Thankyou in advance.

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His car + $5K sounds great if he would go for it. His car on the market would be worth high $30's probably. Your car would be worth less. With these cars, miles plays a huge role and he has less, plus a more sought after car. Just make sure that the car does not leak and you should be fine.
 

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..... Just make sure that the car does not leak and you should be fine.

What do you mean by "leak".... are you referring to the engine leaking oil or coolant... or the windows/doors leaking water to the interior?

Doesn't the Arrow rebuild 3,000 miles ago increase my value even though I have 6,000 more miles??

And just to be clear he wants my RT and $5,000 from me for his GTS.

What if I just buy his GTS (he is asking high $30s for it) and sell my RT myself? What is a realistic selling price for my RT?

Thankyou again!!

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MYDRMKR said:
vipernathan said:
..... Just make sure that the car does not leak and you should be fine.

What do you mean by "leak".... are you referring to the engine leaking oil or coolant... or the windows/doors leaking water to the interior?

Doesn't the Arrow rebuild 3,000 miles ago increase my value even though I have 6,000 more miles??

And just to be clear he wants my RT and $5,000 from me for his GTS.

What if I just buy his GTS (he is asking high $30s for it) and sell my RT myself? What is a realistic selling price for my RT?

Thankyou again!!

Lance
I meant engine leaks, but it should not leak at all. The rebuild is nice, but it won't really increase value as the only people that know what that means are people already familiar with Vipers. If your state has the tax break for trades - i.e. - if you pay 5K more, then you only pay taxes on the 5K, then I would say go for the trade (that way you don't have to pay taxes on the total for the GTS). Realistic selling price for your Rt would be high $30's retail. It would be safe to say that you could pull $35K no problem.
 

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Go and look at the car and then if you like it , take the deal. I went from a 95 RT to a 97 GTS blue and white car. I love both cars , but needed a change!
 

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It sounds like a fair deal.

I would try to make the cash difference a little less if possible, but the GTS is worth more than your RT/10.

To people who know the story behind the Gen 1 Arrow rebuilds it's a plus to them, but doesn't really add any major $$$$ value IMO.

When I sold my 94 it had a fresh Arrow rebuild in it (500 miles on the rebuild), the funny thing was that some people took that a meaning the car had been majorly abused.

I loved my 94 RT/10, but I love my GTS even more.

You won't regret it if you make the trade.
 

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I think you should buy the GTS and then list the RT at $100K and see if it sells.
 

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Chuck 98 RT10 said:
I think you should buy the GTS and then list the RT at $100K and see if it sells.
Tell you what. I'll join your "two vipers" club..... if you join my "wife and child" club?









You crack me up! Just for that you get 5 Petes from me!!
 

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96 GTS will be more valuable in the long run, regardless of mileage. You could always get yourself into another RT down the road if you want both. If the car is clean and has no major mechanical problems, I'd grab the GTS. If not, let me know where it is, I may be interested /images/graemlins/supergrin.gif
 

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Check history of his car,he obviously didn't when he "think's" he has a Corsa exhaust. I'm sure you know from front to back on your Viper and is meticulous about it.
 

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If the car is clean, I think it would be a great deal! One that you shouldn't let slip away. The GTS is much more desirable and has lower miles. The Arrow rebuild is a plus, but it doesn't really make your car worth more money. Try offering less and see if he bites. Like 96 said, you can always go up, but you can't go down!
 
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