Should I trade in or scrap my old car?
I remembered that I can get some cash back by scrapping my car but I called several of them and they said no.
Dec 18th, 2020 6:58 pm
Dec 18th, 2020 7:17 pm
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Dec 19th, 2020 1:35 am
Dec 19th, 2020 2:09 pm
Ha yeah remember those ads from the 80s, 90s--there were common! Today they don't have such stuff aside from some once-in-a-blue moon events at places. Maybe it happens more in the US but definitely not here. Most stealers won't even touch a car that is 10+ years old, and cars that are more than 6-7 yrs old even if they give you trade value they don't keep those on their own lots they just send them off to auction for whatever they can get for them. Same thing goes for cars which were in heavy accidents, don't run, or have replaced major components like engines--they either won't take them at all or just send them to auction after giving you bottom-dollar for them.
Dec 28th, 2020 7:14 pm
Dec 28th, 2020 7:17 pm
Forget trading it in. If you can sell it privately that's your best bet. If it runs (I am not sure what you mean when you say doesn't work any more), you might want to risk driving it until the engine or transmission seizes. You'll be stuck with paying the towing charges unless you have BCAA or CT Roadside Assistance. I would look into to see how much the Kidney Foundation or other charitable organizations will offer for cars.
Dec 29th, 2020 12:50 am
Sell the vehicle privately using kijiji. List price of $500. "As is" is short for "as it is" which means there is no warranty as to safety or function. What you see is what you get.
Dec 29th, 2020 12:53 am
So my vehicle is "worthless". Not to me.
Dec 29th, 2020 2:18 am
Dec 29th, 2020 2:20 am
For a van especially if it's a rusty barely working Dodge Caravan? Assuming it's street value is $500 might be a stretch. In BC, most people prefer Craigslist over Kijji.
Dec 29th, 2020 2:22 am
Even then i'm not a fan of their aggressive marketing.
Dec 29th, 2020 5:42 am
Perhaps but those calls/mail come from every brand's dealerships - they want to sell you a new car. There is no new car dealership that truly wants a 10 year old car (yes, there are exceptions but they are few and far between). Oh, they'll give you a trade-in price for your old car but that price will most likely reflect what they think they will get out of it at an auction - which is likely where it's heading.
Dec 29th, 2020 6:17 am
Dec 29th, 2020 2:41 pm
No further comments. You asked for an explanation not justification.
Jan 2nd, 2021 9:50 pm