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Old 12-16-2011, 05:21 PM   #1
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Trading in a car towards a car of lower value at a dealership.

So yah it's simple

Thinking of trading in my car towards a car that is priced lower at a dealership. Does this simply mean the dealership would cut me a cheque based on the negotiated difference in value? My car trade in value could range from $22k to $25k. The Car I want is advertised at $18k. Best way to negotiate on a sale like this?
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:25 PM   #2
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I think you should just sell your car privately, so you don't get lowballed by the dealership. That way you could sell it for more + more cash at the end of the day after you purchase that 18k car.
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:37 PM   #3
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yeah but selling privately take alot of time and patience. Out of 10 people that come see the car 8 are probably tire kickers but in this case i think its best to just sell privately if your not in a rush
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:01 PM   #4
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They will lowball you. Probably try to make you still pay cash on your end.
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:00 AM   #5
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they will definitely lowball you the price... if you have time, try sell it privately
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:45 AM   #6
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best is just try... and see what they offer you .. you obviously know what you want.
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Old 12-17-2011, 08:47 AM   #7
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They will lowball you a bit, but you get the plus of not paying any tax, and they will give you a cheque for the difference. I've taken in lots of motorcycles before that were worth more than the new one.
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:01 AM   #8
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Yes they will cut you a chk. I got $6500 from Honda when I traded my IS in.

You get the tax benefit and it's way less hassle and worth losing a bit of cash IMO.

Go to several dealers and see who will give you most for your car and negotiate freebies to make up for the lost cash.
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:37 PM   #9
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try to sell on your own if you have a relatively new, low mileage car. they tend to lowball you quite a bit with all sorts of odd excuses, but there are always exceptions.
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