Auto Price in Green Book?

I have heard that all the car dealers have something called "Green Book", which contain the price they paid for the cars they bought and they should show it to a car buyer if asked for it. My question is

Is there something like Green Book exist?

Thank you

J

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  • 1 decade ago
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    There is no book - green, red or other color - that tells you what price dealers actually paid for a specific car.

    There are lots of sites that use data to provide reasonable values for cars. One of the keys to pricing a car is to effectively rate the car as the price will vary widely based on condition and mileage. Mileage is pretty obvious. You should base condition on a Carfax report (which would also help catch any odometer fraud) and your own review. Before you buy your final step should be an inspection by a qualified mechanic - but that's too expensive to do on every car you look at.

    There are a bunch of places to check car prices on the Internet. NADA guides is one - but since they are owned by the car dealers association I never recommend them. KBB is another. Driverside.com is a new site and they have a couple of extras - great data showing price based on mileage; DriverSide Estimate where they search actual listings to find what cars are actually selling for in local markets; and estimates for trade in pricing.

  • strong
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Green Book Value

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    Auto Price in Green Book?

    I have heard that all the car dealers have something called "Green Book", which contain the price they paid for the cars they bought and they should show it to a car buyer if asked for it. My question is

    Is there something like Green Book exist?

    Thank you

    J

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  • Haha, Green Book, it is a Blue Book. Best known as Kelly Blue Book or www.KBB.com. If you are looking to do a trade in then take another couple thousand off the Book value and that might be what they offer you.

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  • 5 years ago

    Thank you. the older I get the smarter I hope to be. It is nice to know what guides that the dealer has to go by, then we are on even terms and it is a matter of haggling and give and take!! I have been told of black books, green books and blue books, it never stops! Naturally one can reap more on private sale then a scrupulous dealer!! I know every penny is food on their plate, but it is food off my plate!!!

  • ginny
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    That's an interesting question!

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