If I buy the new (used) car that I’m thinking of, I don’t want to get a trade-in on my little Toyota Paseo, I’d rather sell it myself.
I notice that all the Paseo’s of my model year listed in my local car-selling paper have anywhere from 35 to almost 60 thousand miles more than mine does. But my car looks a little funky. The paint coating on top is peeling, the drivers seat has a rip, there are a few dings. Not cosmetically fabulous. But I have all the repair and maintenance records on it for the past 6 years, I’ve taken very good care of the guts, and it has very low mileage.
So, folks, if you have a limited income and you are looking to buy a small car like mine, are you going to give more notice to the low miles and good maintenance of the important parts of the car and pay for them, or will you only pay for spiffy looks?