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Kelly Blue Book trade-in value on the 'Sploder is $1605.00. Private party sale value is around $2k.

Considering that it's got a complete new gasket set, new alternator, and new tires, that seems low.

Then again, if I get the Hybrid, I'm not keeping the 'Sploder.

Should I try and get a trade-in on it? Should I try and sell it outright? Should I do the donation thing?

Tell me O brave LJ land, whatchu thinkin?

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mle292
May. 22nd, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
Trade in is the worst possible deal.

The "private sale" price on all vehicles in every available source is low because those numbers include sales to relatives. Unless the buyer is your mom, that price is too low.

The "dealer retail" price at edmunds.com is pretty close to what private sellers typically ask for.

Look at similar models on carsoup. Sell it outright.
ignusfaatus
May. 23rd, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
trade in. you wanna honda accord stick shift
ignusfaatus
May. 23rd, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)
cause it never sells.

ha.
magicmarmot
May. 23rd, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)
I want a car I can fit in.
ignusfaatus
May. 23rd, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
you need to rethink all that. times are a changin.
magicmarmot
May. 23rd, 2008 08:32 am (UTC)
I'm not getting shorter.

Besides, I still need something that I can haul building materials and filmmaking equipment in, and can yank around a trailer.
azul_ros
May. 23rd, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
Trade in value is usually considerably lower than standard blue book. They won't/don't care if you just got new tires or anything else replaced. It's a bigger hassle to sell a used car & then go shopping for another one but you'll make more $!
azul_ros
May. 23rd, 2008 01:20 am (UTC)
I say this bc the dealer I went to when I leased my XTerra only gave me a $500 trade-in value on my '97 Chevy Cavalier. Granted, it was 2004 at the time, but I had under 10,000 miles per annum on that Chevy! I should have sold it!
sageincave
May. 23rd, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
If you can sell it, do it.

Donation...if it makes a real difference on your taxes, or if you know someone who could use it. Otherwise, I wouldn't.
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