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I have a Dodge Neon 2001 SE mileage around 183,000 kilometres. Good condition. Would it eventually be considered a classic?

– Linda

Just wondering if my 1999 Cougar with 90,000 gently used kilometres is worth anything. Pristine condition, leather. Red. Is this a vintage production car? Hate to sell it for peanuts.

– Carol

These two vehicles certainly had their charms in their hey-day.

And while it is true that there is a collector for almost anything, I doubt that either car will be able to earn any significant dollar amount upon sale.

I checked with several vintage car valuation websites and did not find a listing for either vehicle.

Queries of similar models on autotrader.ca returned asking prices of around $1,000 each.

Any vehicle that can legitimately pass a provincial safety inspection and emission test will appeal to those looking for a cheap runabout or winter beater.

If your vehicle is in certifiable condition, then target and test this market with a local advertisement slightly above what you want.

If you receive zero interest from your add, then you are priced too high and need to adjust the price.

Lou Trottier is owner-operator of All About Imports in Mississauga. Have a question about maintenance and repair? E-mail globedrive@globeandmail.com, placing "Lou's Garage" in the subject area.

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