Having bought a Subaru in the first place means you are already likely to get one of the best resale values for your car anyway, but there are always steps you can take to do a little better.
In the Kelley Blue Book 2020 Best Resale Value Awards, Subaru took the title of Best Resale Value Brand with no less than five category champions. So how do you improve on what are already pretty good odds of getting the amount you are asking for?
There are a few fairly straightforward steps you can take to make sure you get the very best price when parting with your vehicle. Here’s what you need to be doing:
1. Make it shine
It may seem quite obvious to some, but not all, considering the state of some cars listed for sale.
Treating your car to the best wash and wax available will show it off to its full potential. There’s a reason car dealers display row upon row of gleaming automobiles.
Don’t forget to give the inside a full valet too. That new car smell is much more attractive to buyers than stinky gym kit or the aroma of the last thing you snacked on at the wheel.
2. Service it
Getting a full service will give buyers confidence that you take care of your Subaru and that there aren’t any hidden costs if they choose to buy it too.
Make sure you fix any issues, such as buffing out any scratches, dealing with dents, and replacing alloys if they are damaged – you can search for Subaru aftermarket parts to make any repairs affordable.
3. Properly presented paperwork
Getting all of your Subaru’s paperwork together will demonstrate to potential buyers any work you’ve had done and how well you’ve looked after the vehicle, including any services or replacement parts you’ve paid for. This also gives a good idea of anything that shouldn’t need paying out for in the near future, which is a great selling point.
4. Show it off
Make sure to list your Subaru in as many places as possible. The more people who see your ad, the more interest there will be in it. If there’s competition, there’s less chance you are going to need to come down from the asking price.
5. Take good pictures
Displaying lots of photos shows you have nothing to hide. Buyers will get a view from every angle, inside and out, and can get a good idea of what they would be buying before they come to view it.
Think about recording a video, too, which makes it even easier to see your auto’s condition. It also has the added benefit of sound, so if you’re particularly proud of the engine, why not fire it up on camera as an irresistible draw to potential buyers?
Talking about the Forester models, Subaru claims 97 percent of those sold in the last ten years are still being driven today.
With stats like these, you shouldn’t have a problem selling your Subaru, but following these simple tips will make sure you get the best possible price for it too.