My 2000 Metro winter beater is gone.
And I have NEVER seen so much interest when selling a car before (in several decades of selling about a car a year).
- 230k km = 143k mi.
- I was completely transparent in the ad: needs front exhaust w/cat, rotors, axle (CV joint gone), maybe an inner tie rod. Clutch has at least one broken damper spring. EVAP leak check-engine light. Summer tires have lots of tread, but cracks in the sidewalls.
Sold for: $750, non-negotiable.
Within 30 minutes of posting it on FB marketplace, I had several legitimate contacts, and several more legit contacts through Kijiji within the next couple of hours.
The buyer came to look at it within the hour with cash in hand. And I even said "no test drives" (it's not plated/insured).
I could have sold it 3 times over yesterday.
Clearly I could have asked for more money. But I didn't want to waste time with tire-kickers / negotiators.
Also, I only paid $1000 for it in 2017.
The buyer is a mid-20's car guy who showed up in a slammed old Lexus V8 sedan. He was SO excited, it was hilarious! "I've wanted one of these forever!"
Could it be that Metros are now seen as ironically cool old cars by a subset of today's yoots? Radwood influence, I'm thinking.