Why would cargurus.com post an "instant market value" of a vehicle that exceeds the original MSRP of the vehicle?

5

Asked by Aug 19, 2013 at 07:44 PM about the 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor SuperCrew 4WD

Question type: General

I'm looking at purchasing a Ford F150 SVT Raptor.  When I looked at new ones, the salesman said I should expect to say "sticker" for the truck (aka MSRP), as these trucks are highly sought after and limited production models.  To try and save a few thousand dollars, I've been searching used ones.  And, because I'm looking for specific options, I've been using a Ford labels website, along with the vehicles VIN, to see the list of options.  On this original window sticker is the MSRP, and some of the dealers with used trucks for sale have values that exceed this new MSRP.  

I'm doing my homework looking for a vehicle.  It's frustrating to see a dealer asking more for a used vehicle with 12k miles than it was brand new.  It might be even more ridiculous for cargurus to call this truck a good value, as it's under their "instant market value".  But what takes the cake is I've seen it on at least two vehicles today, and one says it's a great deal.  

For those out there who want to use the instant market value tool, beware.

1 Answer

75

im the internet manager at KENNY NEAL FORD ! I WILL SELL U A NEW ORDERED ONLY RAPTOR FOR $500 OVER INVOICE CALL ME AT 417-548-3341 ASK FOR MARTY

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Ford F-150 Questions

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 6,980
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,180
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,520
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,284 Great Deals out of 155,168 listings starting at $1,395
Used GMC Sierra 1500
938 Great Deals out of 62,274 listings starting at $1,395
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
395 Great Deals out of 45,079 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Tundra
582 Great Deals out of 30,721 listings starting at $2,637
Used Toyota Tacoma
614 Great Deals out of 35,124 listings starting at $2,155
Used Ram 1500
1,194 Great Deals out of 115,426 listings starting at $6,995
Used Ford Mustang
363 Great Deals out of 44,490 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Titan
223 Great Deals out of 16,971 listings starting at $3,999
Used Ford Explorer
936 Great Deals out of 73,994 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
775 Great Deals out of 28,451 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Colorado
263 Great Deals out of 19,418 listings starting at $1,995
Used Jeep Wrangler
392 Great Deals out of 19,082 listings starting at $3,000

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor SuperCrew 4WD For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 592 listings starting at $36,059