This is part 2 of a 3 part series on buying and selling a car in Turkey as a foreigner. Click to see Part 1: Buying a Car in Turkey and part 3.
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SELLING A CAR IN TURKEY AS A FOREIGNER
After the miraculous success of my new van purchase, now I needed to sell my old van: an Hyundai 2001 H100 passenger van – the total multi-purpose van. I was sorry to see this gem go as it beautifully served our family of 8 so well, with 4 seats to spare for airport runs, or hauling 1.5 tons of rock (I don’t recommend this as I blew the shocks on that load!). My Turkish friends joked with me about it, calling “Gandalf” (the moniker my oldest son assigned to the white Hyundai) an “antique”. If they were calling my 12 year old van this, I wondered what they would think of me if I had told them that I was using the same hairbrush since high school, some 26 years ago!
When selling a vehicle you need two things, well, maybe three: the value, a buyer and the price you are willing to settle for, as this is a haggling culture, a people endowed from birth with the ability to sniff out your bottom price and then deep six you for another 10-15% off your price! Well, I didn’t have any of these at the beginning of the process, so here are some things to help guide you.