I’ve been thinking about trading in my car and buying another one. However, I was researching prices on Kelly Blue Book and I was really surprised at the large difference between the trade in value and the retail value of my 2002 Passat.
Kelly Blue Book lists $7,185 for my car in good condition as trade in value and $12,075 as the retail value. Are these figures accurate? Should I only expect around 7000 for my car.
Private party value is $9,180. Due to my schedule and location, I’m not really interested in going the private party route even though I know I could probably get more money.