Might be nice to hear what a car ACTUALLY sold for - vice a lot of supposition. Few weeks ago - some of you advised a member who was selling an 82 GTSI - with 55k miles - that his thought of marketing it at $42.5 was a bit too ambitious. Others weighed in that $38.5k might be better. Some opined that $42.5k was too cheap. Anyway, with this VERY SAGE ADVICE under my belt I put my 82 GTSI - 33k miles - very nice shape - in Auto Trader for $41.9k. Sold at full price in 6 hours. Car was bought over the phone - sight unseen. No request for an Agent to inspect or drive. Nothing. Money wired in 8 hours. Car hauler took it to California (I'm in Chicago) the next day. Buyer says he wants it as daily driver. He has had 308's before. Took me 10 days to remember to cancel the ad. Had around 4 calls on the car in that time - so the phone was not ringing off the hook. I didn't develop the seriousness of subsequent callers - as the car had sold immediately. I did get one BS call prior to the sale. Right time - right buyer? Sometimes the first offer - is the best/last offer? I do think one or two of the other offers would have proven fruitful. So.....for what it's worth - I'm signing out of the chat room. Been great stealing tips from you guys. So what's an 82 GTSI worth? Well, what someone will pay for it. I know - the car should continue to appreciate very nicely. Mine did. But I made out...............very well But at 66 - I'm not going to hold any cars for 5-10 years at this point. And it had to go to someone who would use it. In Chicago, it's stored for almost 6 months yearly. Wasn't' fair to the car. She was too special for that. Without question, most beautiful piece of art I ever - or will ever - own. Been a pleasure.