best way to sell my used car?

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  1. Earl J

    Earl J Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm trying to sell my wifes 94 Toyota Tercel and I'm not sure of the best way to go about it. Sure I'll put a sign on the window and probably advertise in a local paper, but are there specific printed car magazines/periodicals that anyone can suggest or web sites to try out?

    I live in the Southern California if that helps with any suggestions. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Denward

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    I just sold my Saab 900SE on www.cars.com
    My buyer saw the ad, asked me a few questions on the telephone, and drove 120 miles from Nashville to drive it and buy it.
    The ad cost $25 for unlimited time. I sold the car in 3 weeks.
     
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    I sold our last two cars without even placing an advertisement. I simply placed a sign in the car and parked it in a highly visible location. Both were gone within a week.
     
  4. Earl J

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    hmmm, autotrader or cars.com? Any opinions on which is better? It looks like cars.com is a bit cheaper but if autotrader is a more popular site, I think the additional money might be worth it. Hopefully I'll be lucky like Scott and sell it from the signs posted on the window.

    Thanks for all of your help.
     
  5. Denward

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    I went with cars.com because when I checked my local newspaper's online classifieds for automobiles, it kicked me into cars.com. I think they have some deal with many newspapers to be their online car ads. Since it's always easier to sell a car locally, you might check your local paper's online classifieds and see if they link to a particular used car site.

    FWIW, cars.com also appraised my car for a higher amount than other websites did. I figured if anyone used cars.com for their research, they would be willing to pay a higher price.
     
  6. Chris Smith

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    I sold my '95 Legend on autotrader.com very quickly and with no hassle. My friend sold his '95 Jeep quickly on autotrader as well. I didn't try cars.com becaues it wasn't for sale long enough for me to look around for more, but that was just my experience.
     
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    I used autotrader.com and got many inquiries about my car. I highly recommend it. Ultimately, it was the "for sale" sign I had posted on my car that did the job.

    Good luck.
     
  8. Earl J

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    Thanks again for all of the advice. I just placed an ad in autotrader.com. I hope it works!![​IMG]
     
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    I used ebaymotors.com. Worked great [​IMG]
     

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