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Daily Q&A: What tips do you have for negotiating a car trade-in?

What tips do you have for negotiating a car trade-in?

Here are some tips from Bankrate.com about negotiating a car trade:

Research the value. (You can check out such sites as Edmunds.com, Kelley Blue Book, AutoTrader and the National Automobile Dealers Association.)

• Spruce up the car. Give the car the equivalent of "curb appeal" so the potential buyer's initial reaction is positive.

• Show your records. If you've kept all the maintenance records on your car, take them with you and ask the dealer if you can get more for your car because of them.

For these and other tips, visit: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/auto/8-tips-for-negotiating-a-car-trade-in-1.aspx.

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Daily Q&A: What tips do you have for negotiating a car trade-in? 01/12/10 [Last modified: Thursday, January 14, 2010 2:48pm]
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