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post #1 of 5 Old 12-02-2005, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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For whatever reason, my girlfriend owns a Crossfire and Cherokee Larado. She's planning on trading one in when she buys a Commander. Is this a good move or should she try selling them privately first? Both have low miles, etc.

checked both cars and the crossfire is worth 7K more in trade in value...kelly blue book suggests jeeps sell to private owners for 16K and trades in at about 13,300....says the crossfire is good for 24K to a private owner and 20K for a trade in...hmmmmm????

any thoughts? I bought my Wrangler without the hassle of all this garbage and I know little about trade in's.

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-02-2005, 06:41 PM
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The wise move seems obvious to me: sell them privately. You're talking about a total gain of $7,000 for both cars. If $7,000 isn't a lot to you or your girlfriend, sell them to a friend for the trade-in value and let them turn around and reap the profits. Or trade one in and sell the other to split the difference if you can't decide. But again, if thousands of dollars isnt' siginificant to you, then sell them privately but less than the kelley blue book value... you should have no trouble selling them then.
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Good to sell to a friend or relative. Set a price in between retail and trade in, then you both win, and everyone is happy. And better for someone you know to benefit, than a dealership.

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post #4 of 5 Old 12-09-2005, 05:40 PM
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Good to sell to a friend or relative. Set a price in between retail and trade in, then you both win, and everyone is happy. And better for someone you know to benefit, than a dealership.
Totally agree. I did that to buy my TJ. Sold my old car to my dad (actually for trade-in value).

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post #5 of 5 Old 12-09-2005, 07:31 PM
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You normally get more if you sell it yourself, but there is less hasle if you trade in. Best bet is to try and sell it and if you have trouble selling it you can always trade it in.

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