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Selling my 14-year old imported car

I need to sell my 2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T AWD that I brought with me when I relocated to Switzerland from the US. It has ~195'000km on it and in great condition. I want to sell it quickly, so any recommended car dealers to contact?

I tried Auto Steiner, but they don't take cars older than 10 years.
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Old 17.07.2020, 23:27
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I need to sell my 2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T AWD that I brought with me when I relocated to Switzerland from the US. It has ~195'000km on it and in great condition. I want to sell it quickly, so any recommended car dealers to contact?

I tried Auto Steiner, but they don't take cars older than 10 years.
I would put an add here, unfortunately it will be mainly export dealers that are interested & there bids will be very low maybe 1k. If it has a fresh MFK you should do better with a quick private sale.
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Car dealers give shit if you buy nothing in return, have a look on autoscout and some other sites. Take some of those prices since you want a fast sale, and keep some space to bargain, since 5K straight feels to many like a less good deal as bargaining from 6K down to 5K, and put it up tutti, FB groups, here.

If nobody wants it you can always "dump" it at a dealer, or directly at an exporter.
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Re: Selling my 14-year old imported car

What does it mean to "dump" it at a dealer? Give it away for free? Or I have to pay for this "dumping" action?
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What does it mean to "dump" it at a dealer? Give it away for free? Or I have to pay for this "dumping" action?
More as in. Drive up there, get a little amount of money and take the bus home.
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Re: Selling my 14-year old imported car

While we always say a Volvo is just "eingefahren" (kind of broken in) at 150K-km it will be difficult to sell it here. And due to it's age. If you need to do it for the money try to find an other way to make some. How much are you thinking of getting for it?

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What does it mean to "dump" it at a dealer? Give it away for free? Or I have to pay for this "dumping" action?
If you "dump it at a dealer", yes you would have to even pay to have it scrapped. But nobody really does that, I give even my dead cars to the "export guys" for a few Fr. 100.00. They take it apart and sell the bits.

I'd be a potential buyer but my car is still running smoothly.
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I need to sell my 2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T AWD that I brought with me when I relocated to Switzerland from the US. It has ~195'000km on it and in great condition. I want to sell it quickly, so any recommended car dealers to contact?

I tried Auto Steiner, but they don't take cars older than 10 years.
Does it have a valid MFK and are all the papers in order?
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Try Ricardo if you want to sell and EF if you're in for some entertainment.
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While we always say a Volvo is just "eingefahren" (kind of broken in) at 150K-km it will be difficult to sell it here. And due to it's age. If you need to do it for the money try to find an other way to make some. How much are you thinking of getting for it?


If you "dump it at a dealer", yes you would have to even pay to have it scrapped. But nobody really does that, I give even my dead cars to the "export guys" for a few Fr. 100.00. They take it apart and sell the bits.

I'd be a potential buyer but my car is still running smoothly.
This is not a car that in any way resembles a value of just a few hundreds or should be considered scrap material (if indeed in great/good condition these go for amounts of starting around 6K up to way over 10K depending on exact build)

Now surely a dealer will not pay a normal second handed price, but if somebody would put only a few hundreds on the table he should just laugh very loudly and walk away.
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This is not a car that in any way resembles a value of just a few hundreds or should be considered scrap material (if indeed in great/good condition these go for amounts of starting around 6K up to way over 10K depending on exact build)

Now surely a dealer will not pay a normal second handed price, but if somebody would put only a few hundreds on the table he should just laugh very loudly and walk away.
The problem is the OP needs to sell NOW, price discovery is an amazing thing.

When leaving I sold 4 vehicles the quickest one to sell sold on the forum in 4 hours at a 70% discount to what is being asked on Autoscout on vehicles that have not sold in 6 months. 3 months to sell a BMW 330ix at about 50% of 'market', it went to a forum members brother a dealer in Poland.
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