Been there, done that with my sister's '04 Crossfire, after months of numerous repairs even the German's at the manufacturer, Mercedes, couldn't figure out and solve all the electrical problems.
A true buy back is where the manufacturer gives 100% credit of the original MSRP against deduction from the MSRP of an equivalent or greater priced vehicle, the buyer to make up any difference in between the two. In our case the MSRP of the new '05 Crossfire was $174 greater than the '04 so the final cost was $174 plus State taxes on $174 and costs related to title, registration and transfer of plates.
As a side note......be careful you don't get screwed by the State, i.e. some States require paying tax on the entire new purchase prices instead of the differential between the price of the new car against the trade. At time the '04 was purchased in MD which required full tax, but since it was a manufacturer's buy back good at any Chrysler dealer the '05 replacement vehicle was obtained in FL which only taxes the differential in purchase price.
Current Chevys -'19 Silverado RST;'18 Malibu LT Redline;'18 Traverse Premier Redline<br /><br />Previous Chevys:16 Silverado LT;16 Malibu LT2;'17 Impala;'16 MalibuLT;'15 Camaro LS;'15 Traverse; '13,'12 and '07 Avalanche LTs; '11 Tahoe LT; '13 &'11 Malibu LTs; '08 Trailblazer;'06 Colorado WT..... Chrysler era.....'80 Citation;'75 Impala;'72 Chevelle;'69 Camaro R/T;'65 Impala SS;'62 Nova
Last edited by Thomcat; 06-27-2019 at 08:08 AM.
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