How to Sell a Non Running Car

If you have a broke down vehicle in your driveway that you want to get rid of or have ever wondered how to sell a non running car we will explore a few of the available options

Car not running, ways to sell it?

Hi, can you give me any options to sell a car thats not running, for example, is it possible a dealership will take a non running car as a trade in? I dont really feel good about selling it to anyone privately, its a good car but Ive had to put a lot of money into it- wouldnt want someone to have a lot of problems- any suggestions?

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First, thanks for being willing to NOT screw the next guy!

Second, yes, a dealer will take it on trade. Do you know what the problem is and how much it takes to fix it? They will take the true wholesale value and subtract estimated repair (more actually to be safe), and there’s your number. Most cars over 10 years old are really only going to get a grand or two as ACTUAL value, though they may ALLOW or SHOW you more. NEGOTIATE, NEGOTIATE, NEGOTIATE.

Also, look at giving it to charity if the writeoff would benefit you more than 1,000 or 2,000 in trade…


Tom LaPointe
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Thanks for taking your time to answer, great information and I appreciate it. Thanks to all!

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