I'm trying to get a handle on used car pricing and the difference between clean and average.
In my case I'm looking at a used VW Golf that looks like it has a scrape from a column in a parking garage. There's no dent, but it looks like they tried sanding/painting over it so the color doesn't match in the sunlight. It's a little hard to see in the photo, but it looks like not only did they sand the spot, they also tried spray painting a similar color over the whole area so it has a matte finish (about the area of a forearm).
I'm thinking it should be around $400 in value in my mind - is that fair? I'm asking because I'd probably resell the car in 2 years time and want to adjust the value appropriately so I don't lose out too much when I sell it.
Here's a photo:
How much should I discount/haggle off the "clean" value of the car for something like that? Does that mean the car is "clean" or "average" in terms of blue book or Edmunds TMV value?