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New member here - I am going to be selling soon a 2007 Solstice 5MT grey, leather interior, always garaged and covered and has only ~6000 original kilometers. The car belonged to my father in law who is recently deceased. He purchased the car new.

All service records ,keys, and original documentation are available and the car was always serviced at the dealer. All original, but I am not sure about all of the built-in factory options.

I am given the task to sell the car and will list it likely at the end of the week once I receive all of the paperwork. The car will be in Aurora
Ontario.

Thought I would ask the people in the know what is a reasonable ask for the car and also to provide a true enthusiast a first crack at the car prior to listing it formally. I will likely have the car in my possession next weekend.

Thanks for any opinions.

Bill
 

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Probably not the best place to try and sell your car as most if not all members have one . Your best bet is something like Craigslist , Autotrader , Ebay etc or the Canadian versions . As for price bottom line is what are you willing to take for it when you have an interested party $5,000 ,$10,000 ,$15,000 ? is it an NA (base) or GXP (turbo charged ) big difference in price a couple of thousand for similarly equipped cars . Another thing you have to take into consideration is this is the time of year when many people in the northern states start thinking of storing these cars for the winter and anyone who is seriously considering buying one now is looking for a deal because of that fact .Hard to give you any more specifics with out addition information Good Luck !
 

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I'm guessing this is a Canadian 2.4 and more than likely has most options? 6000 Kilometer = approximately 3728 miles, which as you know is very low. Pricing is difficult because while it's basically a new car it also is a 10 year old used car. I'd price it between 15 to $17,000 (USA). However, at that price you're going to be competing against turbo GXPs w/moderate miles. If you're looking for a quick sale, then I'd price it between 12 to $13,500.

If this was mine, I'd be highlighting that it's low-mileage, a one owner car, that comes w/all service records and documentation. I'd also take a couple dozen pictures top up, top down, front, side 3/4 views, engine, and underbody. Honestly, there's no such thing as too many pictures when it comes to selling a car.

Also, the Solstice is a niche car, and it may take several months to sell, plus winter is approaching which isn't the best time of the year to be selling a convertible. You might want to consider advertising it on Hemmings since that publication is geared toward collectors and auto hobbyist. In real estate the saying is location, location, location, w/selling cars it's about exposure, exposure, exposure, so I'd consider listing it on Ebay w/no expectation of it selling. Good luck.

2006, 12,000 Miles, $15,500
https://rochester.craigslist.org/cto/d/2006-pontiac-solstice/6278121458.html

2008, 17,026 Miles, $12,000
https://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/d/2008-pontiac-solstice-2dr/6297786365.html

2007, 8,500 Miles, $15,995
https://allentown.craigslist.org/ctd/d/2007-pontiac-solstice-8500/6312449124.html

2007, 6,000 Miles, $15,500
https://omaha.craigslist.org/cto/d/2007-pontiac-solstice/6301526575.html
 

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I'm guessing this is a Canadian 2.4 and more than likely has most options? 6000 Kilometer = approximately 3728 miles, which as you know is very low. Pricing is difficult because while it's basically a new car it also is a 10 year old used car. I'd price it between 15 to $17,000 (USA). However, at that price you're going to be competing against turbo GXPs w/moderate miles. If you're looking for a quick sale, then I'd price it between 12 to $13,500.

If this was mine, I'd be highlighting that it's low-mileage, a one owner car, that comes w/all service records and documentation. I'd also take a couple dozen pictures top up, top down, front, side 3/4 views, engine, and underbody. Honestly, there's no such thing as too many pictures when it comes to selling a car.

Also, the Solstice is a niche car, and it may take several months to sell, plus winter is approaching which isn't the best time of the year to be selling a convertible. You might want to consider advertising it on Hemmings since that publication is geared toward collectors and auto hobbyist. In real estate the saying is location, location, location, w/selling cars it's about exposure, exposure, exposure, so I'd consider listing it on Ebay w/no expectation of it selling. Good luck.

2006, 12,000 Miles, $15,500
https://rochester.craigslist.org/cto/d/2006-pontiac-solstice/6278121458.html

2008, 17,026 Miles, $12,000
https://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/d/2008-pontiac-solstice-2dr/6297786365.html

2007, 8,500 Miles, $15,995
https://allentown.craigslist.org/ctd/d/2007-pontiac-solstice-8500/6312449124.html

2007, 6,000 Miles, $15,500
https://omaha.craigslist.org/cto/d/2007-pontiac-solstice/6301526575.html
Looks like it is a CDN car add 25% to these prices to reflect USD exchange rate.
 

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I bought my 07 gxp last year with 30,000km.
Paid $14,500 Canadian in theToronto area. I felt it was a good deal
 

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Hopefully the, in limbo, passenger airbag sensor will not effect your sale. Good luck with your sale.
 

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But... but... but... what's a car if you can't drive it ;)
But we have snowmobiles and atv's for a change of pace plus we don't have to deal with earthquakes ,firestorms ,drought ,mudslides ,excessive heat ,ridiculous cost of living and the list goes on . One of the greatest pleasures I get is driving my car on a cool crisp fall day ,plus the winter months gives us time to work on our cars and in the spring when we break them out it's like driving a new car again .
 

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Steelmess. Problem is there has been no solution from gm on the passenger airbag sensor. It appear they won't let them across border with a outstanding recall.
 

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OK - so I got the car today. It is a 2006, 5100 kms on the odo, some minor damage to thr rt quarter from the parking lot unfortunately, but minor.
There is no airbag warning light on however there is a recall letter from GM stating that there is a partial correction to be performed followed by another permanent correction at a later date.

The car is loaded LSD, leather pkg, a/c, ABS, power pkg, 2.4L 5MT. and rust protection . Color liquid silver with ebony leather. Drives like a new car.

I am guessing that gettng the recall done would make sense before selling. Retail sale was $33,000 + tax. Thought I would offer at $15,000

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It depends on how quickly you want to sell the car. That price is okay, but not stand-out, and there is a lot of competition. Fall in Canada is not a great time either to sell a convertible car.

Here's a link showing other solstice prices in Canada. There is a range, naturally and this sorts the list from high to low price.
https://www.kijiji.ca/b-cars-vehicles/canada/pontiac-solstice/k0c27l0?sort=priceDesc

For example, there is a solstice base with less miles and no damage for under $14k. There are also some GXPs that have more mileage, but still low mileage for less than $15k.

Hope it helps and GL.
 

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I am guessing that gettng the recall done would make sense before selling. Retail sale was $33,000 + tax. Thought I would offer at $15,000Bill
I don't believe GM will do anything if the airbag light isn't on because even it it was on the fix is considered a stop-gap measure. I wouldn't worry about the airbag until a permanent fix is announced (if ever). The minor damage is something I'd consider fixing before selling. However, with the price of bodywork, even a minor repair could cost several hundred dollars, plus silver can be one of the more difficult colors to match. If you want top dollar the car should be as close to flawless as possible.
 

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KWTOX - I couldn't find any vehicles with less km's than five thousand. But I appreciate the multiple listings from Kijiji and will also list there.

Bill
 
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