The only benefit to trading in is that you only pay sales tax on the difference. For example, I want to buy a $10,000 car and trade another car for $8000. I only pay tax on the $2000 difference. However, you will almost always get more for your ride by selling private party. Sometimes you have to be patient. Hell, I listed one of my first custom cars, a 92 Prelude, on Craig's list. It sat on there for a year before selling it for $10,500 cash. Kbb on the car was tops $4000. There is a buyer for everything. Patience is key.
03 TJ Rubicon