that is something to discuss with the buyer...who would want to be responsible for that (est.) $600+ repair??
If you choose to perform the 90k service that will not increase the "value" of the car....
KBB is based off mileage and overall condition...
If I were you I would have the buyer get a few estimates of the repair from local shops on
timing belt, water pump, spark plugs, wires, transmission flush, coolant flush...and if you choose not to take on that large bill before selling, then deduct the average of estimates from your sale price...that it how i do business and that is just my opinion.....let me know if you need further advice
〉 Answered on Aug 7th, 2007 by Amanda J. Pierce, MBA "AJ", Certified Mechanic, Project Coordinator; Primavera Scheduler at VIGOR Alaska Industrial Shipyard & BizzM3ch Solutions
No, the seller is not responsible to pay for any repairs or tune-up. Remember, You are getting rid of the vehicle! If the buying takes the time to get the vehicle checked over by a mechanic and knows how much they will need to pay for repairs and maintenance work, they will (rightfully) use this to negotiate a good deal.
I always like to make deals that are a win/win for everyone. Ask for a fair price and don
〉 Answered on Aug 7th, 2007 by Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd
That is really going to be a decision that you should agree upon with the buyer. If he/she wants you to tune it up, negotiate it into the price. It
〉 Answered on Aug 7th, 2007 by Suzanne Grego, Technician at City of Philadelphia Fleet Management