A car lawyer is taking a rare, but valuable piece of advice from a young car enthusiast who was forced to sell her 2004 BMW X3.
Car sex and jumping start car attorney John McBride, of McBride & Associates in Miami, told the Miami Herald he has helped thousands of buyers of new and used cars over the years.
The first time, McBride and his partner got to meet the young woman who was a few months shy of 18.
She had just bought a car for $20,000 from a friend and McBride wanted to get a better idea of how it felt.
The couple wanted to know how she was going to pay for it, what kind of insurance she had, what sort of car she had.
The car had no title and no title insurance.
They had never seen a car like it before, McBrides said.
“The car was parked in the driveway.
It was a BMW X1.
She didn’t have any credit card details.
She was renting a car from someone who had no credit.
She said she couldn’t afford the car.”
McBride says he has seen more than 700 cars that have been sold at auction, and every car he has sold has been for $2,000 to $3,000.
That’s an average price of about $30,000, he said.
A lot of people don’t have a clue what to expect, he added.
The car was probably worth more than it was going for.
McBride is not just doing this for himself, he is doing this to help the next generation of car buyers.
He says he’s helped thousands over the past year, mostly young people in Miami-Dade County.
In October, the couple sold their second car.
It had been a $1,500 loaner, and McBriders wife, Mary, had a new job.
McBride said they had to cut their losses, and she said she’d sell it for less than the loaner.
But then she said, “You know, I don’t want to get married.”
McBrides lawyer had been thinking about selling her car for a while.
He’s been doing the research and has talked to a few car dealers.
He asked if he could work with them on finding a buyer.
“She said, ‘No, I really want to do it myself.’
She said, `I want to be a car owner.
I don,t want a car to be taken away.’
I said, you know, you’re going to have to go back to your car dealer and talk to them and make sure they’re OK with this,” he said, referring to the fact that a buyer would have to have financial resources.
The dealer, he says, was fine with it, and it went back to him.
The next day, Mcbrides and Mary went to the dealership.
The dealer told them it was for sale, and they were excited.
But the car had a lot of scratches, and the seller didn’t want it back.
McBrays lawyer told the dealership they had about $200 to get the car fixed, and he was willing to work with the seller on a price.
The buyer said she could only get it repaired in Miami and that she would have a second opinion before they would let her buy it.
The seller was willing.
The lawyer told them they were going to go out and find another buyer.
But the buyer didn’t.
The lawyer was in town for a business meeting and he wanted to be alone.
He called a friend to tell him about the deal, and that’s when McBrangers lawyer called the dealership and told them he was selling the car.
McBrands car was sitting on the dealership lot for the last two weeks.
It wasn’t repaired and the buyer still didn’t agree to the sale.
But he didn’t sell it.
Instead, McBrians lawyer found another buyer for the car, and another one, and then another.
By now, the car is back in the dealership, but McBrands attorney has been able to find another one to help him with the car price.
His client, McBean, is the first person McBride has ever sold a car.
He told the Herald that he was driving down the highway, just like he had done in the past, when he saw the car parked in his driveway.
He took a photo of it.
He thought it was a fun thing to do.
He was thinking, you don’t do this.
But then he saw this lady come out of the garage, with her purse and all her stuff.
He was like, ‘Wow, this is nice.
I love it.’
She was very excited about the car and said she was just going to buy it for me.
The woman said, yes, I have this car, I need it.
She gave me her phone number.
She had bought it on Craigslist