Trading In Vs. Selling Your Car

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Pros and Cons of Trading In and Selling a Car

If you’re thinking about trading in the vehicle you’re currently driving or selling it outright, that means you’re probably in the market for a newer and more reliable vehicle. While buying a new car can be exciting, it also leaves you with the question of what to do with your old car. Your two main options for getting rid of your old vehicle include trading it in when you buy your next vehicle or selling it outright. There are advantages and disadvantages of both, so knowing what the pros and cons of trading in versus selling your car will help you decide what the right choice is for you. Below, you’ll find all the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Pros and Cons of Trading In Your Car

Pros of Trading In Your Car:

  • It’s easy to trade in your car when buying a new one.
  • You don’t have to worry about repairing your vehicle.
  • You can apply your trade-in money towards the purchase of your new car.

Cons of Trading In Your Car:

  • You may get a lower offer for your car.

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Pros and Cons of Selling Your Car

Pros of Selling Your Car:

  • You’re likely to get the most money for your car.
  • It’s now easier to sell your car on your own.

Cons of Selling Your Car:

  • You’ll need to do a lot of work to sell it.
  • You may not get the best price as you’ll have to negotiate with potential buyers.
  • Selling your car on your own isn’t always safe as you have to deal with strangers.

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When you’re ready to buy your next vehicle, we encourage you to contact Terra Nova GMC Buick to speak with a sales representative. In addition to helping you find the right new vehicle, they can help you decide whether you should sell or trade-in your current vehicle.

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