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  1. Best time to mention trade-in?

    Shopping & Test Driving
    I have heard a couple of different things. Some say to tell the salesperson right away that you are going to trade in your old car, then negotiate the price. Others say to negotiate the price, then mention it. Still others say to wait until you go to pick it up and tell them at that time. Have...
  2. Tips when using "trade-in" ?

    Shopping & Test Driving
    hi All - I'm planning to buy a CRV. I have a used car worth ~4k to private party as per KBB. If I use Trade-in with a dealer to avoid the hassle of private party sale, what are some things I should keep in mind ? I understand dealer price could be ~2K only. Does this mean any difference here...
  3. Trade-in value to expect

    Shopping & Test Driving
    I've received a very appropriate (in my opinion) price quote for a new EX-L, using the Costco buying program, but when it came to assessing my current car (2013 EX-L Nav with 70k miles) they offered me what I consider a ridiculous price ($16k). The KBB site, dealer-trade in value, for 70k miles...
  4. Reasonable trade-in value for 1997 CR-V with blown head gasket?

    Shopping & Test Driving
    1997 CR-V with about 180k miles recently overheated when thermostat croaked. Replaced thermostat, but coolant continued to drip from engine. Auto shop said the head gasket needs to be replaced ... to the tune of about $1,800. Rather put that $$ into a new (used, actually ... but new to me) car...
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