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Old 01-16-2018, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default Should I trade-In or Sell?

Getting a new car for my wife. (Probably a 2017 Buick Regal Leather) She loves her 2002 L-200 with sunroof and it still looks like a new car. Knowing what a dealer will probably offer for her Saturn, should I try and sell it myself, or just take whatever they offer? I have upgraded the factory radio with Bluetooth unit from Clarion along with Alpine speakers and added Homelink transmitter in the overhead console. It almost has 54,000 miles and was never driven in winter until three years ago. It has (4) new rotors with low dusting pads and new tires too. The only spot on the exterior is a scratch on the rear bumper from garage door. Interior is perfect. What should I ask if I decide to sell it myself?

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Old 01-16-2018, 06:44 PM   #2
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KBB low balls that car for about $2600.....whereas a dealer by me is asking $4k with almost 244,000 miles on it. I would try to sell myself and might use the "ISEECARS.COM" site.

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Old 01-17-2018, 09:14 AM   #3
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Dealer might give you 500-1000. Sell it yourself...I would put it up for 4k and go from there.

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Old 01-17-2018, 05:47 PM   #4
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I would get the dealer to give you a trade in value of the Satty against the new car. Then if the offer is low ball, sell it privately. You then ask him what the sale price of the new car is without the trade in and that will give you some numbers to negotiate him down.

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Old 01-18-2018, 01:01 PM   #5
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Edmund is the one that you want see the value of your Saturn that would be the closet to what you should expect to get value wise for the Saturn. I use Edmund online and that gives a close to what your expecting value. Then you can use that to see what you want to do then.

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Old 01-18-2018, 07:59 PM   #6
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Default Re: Should I trade-In or Sell?

The dealer and I could not agree on the trade-in value on the Saturn, so I'm gonna try and sell her myself this spring. Hard to believe I will soon be down to just one Saturn in the stable. This is the first time in 24 years my wife will not be driving a Saturn.

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Old 01-18-2018, 10:24 PM   #7
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If you have CarMax in your area you might give them a try. I have a friends who has sold 4 cars to them. It's quick, easy, no pressure. They give you a week to accept the offer.

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Old 01-19-2018, 10:38 AM   #8
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I bet your wife will love the Regal. Since the L series is an Opel Vectra and the Regal is an Opel Insigna. In fact the Insigna replaced the Vectra line for GM Europe. She will feel right at home, enjoy.

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Old 01-20-2018, 01:51 AM   #9
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Youre better off trying to sell it. A dealer will hit you with a low offer because they don't want the car at all and they will probably junk it or send it to auction. With a dealer, youre essentially adding a middleman to you getting rid of the car. He takes it off your hands for you, but that comes with a cost (or rather, a huge lack of resale value).

Id say sell it firsthand. List it for 3-4k and let it work itself down. I'm sure someone out there can appreciate a good, low mileage car.

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