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I am not really sure if this is the appropriate place to post this, but here it goes. I have a 2000 Focus wagon with a bad engine (seized or something), and I am planning to try and sell it as is (the Ford dealer wants $5100 for an engine swap).

My question is, do you guys have any idea what I should be asking for it?

It has new tires, I just serviced the tranny (auto), and it has 142,000 miles on it. A mechanic at the shop offered me $750 for it.

Thanks, Bruce
 

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If it were me, I would say in the $8000-$1200 range, all depending on the condition of the car, besides the engine.
 

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Localy we can get used engines for $100-300 with low milage.
Local dude said he can do an engine swap in 2 hours cuz he did so many of them as he does a lot of accident repairs.
So should not be more then $500-600 total bill, maybe $700.
 

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The private party blue book is about $4,835 for the car in "good" condition. I wanted to get $2000-1500 since I figure that someone with more time and a garage (I live in an apartment) could do a used engine swap for under $1000 and still come out ahead.

If anyone lives in the Phoenix/Tempe area and wants a project car, let me know.
 

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Around here, thats too much. I just scored a hit in the front ZX3 (fixable) with 60k miles egg yolk yellow, tinted windows, 5speed, a wing, exhaust, etc etc for $500 other then the front damage the car is IMMACULATE But I guess it would vary by location.


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I'd just get an engine from kansasracingproducts.com and get 'er running again. Even if you don't want the car anymore you will increase it's value more than the engine cost you.
 

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