These days, it appears with every passing day we’re getting hit with an increasing number of absurd vehicles being listed on the market. They both have absurd pricing otherwise you surprise why they’re even being listed on the market on locations like Deliver a Trailer. Even some dealerships have been getting in on the dumb pricing sport with outdated vehicles. The latest instance of this comes from a small dealership in Montana.
First noticed after randomly scrolling by way of a Fb group for low mileage vehicles, this 2002 Ford Focus sedan is listed on the market at a supplier referred to as Centsible Auto Gross sales in Kalispell, Montana. Somebody coming into this blind would assume “What’s so particular a couple of Ford Focus?” Properly this isn’t simply any Focus. This can be a Focus that was by no means pushed: it has simply 117 miles on the odo in line with the supplier. So how precisely has a Ford Focus not been pushed for over 20 years? There’s an fascinating motive.
In line with the submit by the supplier, the unique dealership the Focus was bought to went beneath. Centsible purchased the Focus and some different vehicles in a bundle deal and listed it and the others on the market. So apparently the supplier went beneath proper earlier than this automobile was capable of be bought. Or one thing. It’s unusual as a result of the automobile is virtually model new and is sort of a time capsule.
From the brand new Edge Styling of the inside with its bizarre angles.
To the aspect door that also has the unique window sticker on it. It’s positively the cleanest Ford Focus of this period you’ll most likely ever see. From that monroney, we are able to see that it is a Focus LX, which was the bottom trim on the time.
Meaning a 2.0-liter 110 horsepower I4, five-speed guide transmission and crank home windows! It’s fantastically simplistic. The window sticker additionally says this automobile had an MSRP of $14,000. You gained’t be paying that for this Focus although. Centsible desires $20,000 for this Focus.
The poster says on Fb that the Focus has had a lot of enhancements achieved to it because it basically hasn’t been pushed for over 20 years. He says the tires, battery, filters, gasoline pump and timing belt have all been changed. That $20,000 value additionally doesn’t appear to be agency with him saying he’s open to presents. “Clearly I do know it’s priced excessive, make me a suggestion. Should you assume it’s value a Hershey bar, that’s cool I most likely gained’t commerce, however no sweat — we simply don’t agree,” he says. Whereas that $20,000 value shouldn’t be far off what the unique MSRP can be accounting for inflation, we automobile individuals have to get out of this collective mindset of low miles = excessive worth.