Blurtie:That's fine - so you're a buyer in a market with multiple options. As others have said; don't go too silly if you like the car, but don't necessarily go full asking price either. Unless you really like the car, the buyer, and the car is price reasonably based on your research. There is no one rule - because there are multiple factors involved - price is just one of many.
Just looking at purchasing something boring for the family. A small economical runabout mainly used for short trips to and from the city. Budget is around the 10k mark, so looking for best bang for my buck.
Liking the look of a 2010+ Ford fiesta, which are being listed around 10-12k. Hence this post and trying to figure out what a realistic price to expect from a listing on TM.
I've paid full asking price before (as I did with my current car) because the car ticked the boxes, it was presented well, I got a good "vibe" from the buyer - and, most importantly, it was very reasonably priced at the start. The seller wasn't the type to bargain, and I didn't see a need to try.
Also, there'll be others out there "expecting" to drop their pants so will overprice their car accordingly.
Once you're happy with the car, the seller, and the price - go for it. Whether or not you have to negotiate like a demon to get their is ultimately irrelevant.