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  • tony78 05/23/08 2:04 pm PST

    Estimating the value of cars is not an exact science,,these books just give you a ball park figure,,,some cars are worth a little more,,and some cars are worth a little less

    As for the zip code,,cars sell for different amounts in different parts of the country,,and that affects the trade in value,,for example,,if i tried to get top dollar for a ford f-150 in the middle of a big city, people there want little economy cars,,not big gas guzzling trucks,,,then again if i was in the middle of nebraska,,in the heart of the wheat belt,,people dont want little economy cars,,they want trucks to haul around stuff on the farm,,

  • Stever@Edmunds 05/23/08 4:29 pm PST

    In a nutshell, Kelley is the dealer asking (or listing) price.

    Edmunds is the estimated average selling price.

    NADA supposedly inflates values to appease the bankers and state taxing authorities.

    More in the What is the "Kelley Blue Book" Price? article linked below.

    Source: http://www.edmunds.com/advice/buying/ar


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