Super cheap Taurus cars for fun or parts

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  1. High on Ethanol

    High on Ethanol SHO Member

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    so I've noticed they have tons of Taurus cars for sale with 40k miles or less for 12 to 20k. Mostly 2018/19.
    Someone needs to do something with them.
    Just sayin
     
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    yaycandy Florida is too damn hot

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    Its a Taurus...
     
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    Well, used car prices have taken a dive due to the virus thing keeping people at home and many unemployed. This is worsened by all the rental cars that are currently being dumped into the market since Hertz, Enterprise, etc have seen the demand for cars fall off a cliff. That makes 3 year old lease returns into a lot less expensive than new cars at the moment because the old supply and demand thing really does work for something as close to a commodity as an automobile. When you add to that the consumers' current interest in suv type and lack of interest in sedan type vehicles, that makes lease return Taurus vehicles relatively inexpensive at this time. The only things that seem to be holding their value at the moment is light trucks, which figures since that is what I am looking to get next...
     
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    Jordan_R Stock Block Ready To Knock...er..Rock

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    You'd think used car prices have fallen but currently that's the exact opposite of the case. Auction prices currently are crazy and tons of cars being sold currently from the stimulus money. My job is advertising for dealers in Missouri and business has been insane so much so that we've had to stop advertising for some small guys because they are down to less than five cars. I think as far as the Taurus goes it's just because nobody wants them so there isa dip. We've seen how hard these cars depreciate but hardly ever do any of my clients and up with one and the one that do hate their lives.

    I will add though a month ago prices were dummy low like you are saying but this money bump is basically a secondary tax time for my clients
     
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  5. High on Ethanol

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    All the rental places have massive inventory check your local sports parking lots lol
     
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    rubydist SHO Master Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Maybe it depends how locked down the various areas still are, but auction prices are still down here in Denver.
     
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    Jordan_R Stock Block Ready To Knock...er..Rock

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    That's probably true as well. Missouri is basically open in comparison
     
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    6500rpm Quality Always Shoots Straight

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    Jordan to my surprise is right. We loaded up the auctions, but what I didn't know until I spoke with our guy that sells direct from the fleet to the dealers is that my company won't take a dime less than what they have the vehicle's valued at. Car rental companies normal profit margin (not on car sales) is only about 2%. For whatever reason there's not much love for the Taurus.
     
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    let's have a Taurus derby yeeeeetyeeeeet bardle skeet
     
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    Ok, Cleetus. :)
     
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    Then you have scammers trying to sell no title, lost title cars with liens on them that can't be checked because of closed DMVs, with out of state plates, without them on the registration, cars that can't go thru the DEQ to see if they pass...
     

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