Disclosure when selling a car
August 27, 2005 3:34 PM Subscribe
How much disclosure is too much when you're trying to sell a car?
posted by Jimbob to Travel & Transportation (16 answers total)
I've got an 1989 Subaru Legacy wagon I'm trying to sell, but I don't know how much information about repairs etc. I should put on the ads, or even make a point of when people come to see the car. In particular, should I make a point that the car has, in the last year, been given:
- A new water pump
- A new radiator
- A new head gasket
I can see the positive side of pointing these things out - "Hey look at how much money has been spent on this car recently - look at all the brand new parts!". However, it could also say "Hey, look at all the shit that's gone wrong with this car recently!" I guess what's pushing me towards pointing these repairs out is that I've spent almost as much on them as I'm going to try and sell the car for - but is it really a good idea to reveal the car had a corroded head gasket?