No way you could build this car for under 25K, I know, I kept the receipts. Still, we all know that doesn't guarantee you the same amount in return. If the car had a nice paint job, it could easily fetch the 30 he wants. I traded that car for a 20k car and felt that was a fair exchange and honestly would have taken less in cash. That's just me though.
However, after spending some time looking online during my holiday downtime, I have determined there is nothing but junk out there!! (Aside from the high priced collector cars I don't look at or care about) . The driver market has a bunch of overpriced crap with a very, very small spattering of nice cars built with quality parts. I can see where he's coming from with the high price on the wagon...
2 kids and a dog