It depends. I traded in a wrecked 1991 Corolla (still drove great, it got t-boned at low speed) with the power steering blown and A/C not working, plus generally heavily worn interior... and got $1000 trade in value on it. I had already gotten about $1000 cash from insurance from the wreck. The dealer probably bumped up the price of the used truck I was buying a bit to compensate, but I felt I got a good deal on the truck considering it was from a dealer. Very clean, local trade, relatively low miles (115k or so). I easily sold the truck a couple years later for a decent price (not a big loss), despite the a big dent in the tail gate that happened while I had it, from a small trailer coming off the hitch ball and ramming the tongue into it. The guy was so pleased with it, he didn't even try to haggle the price.lannvouivre wrote:They're not going to take a trade unless they can profit from it. Used vehicles are the backbones of dealerships. They're businesses; they can't buy your car off of you at full retail price without a profit margin.
Good question. I just like a change every few years. If I keep the Vibe it will soon need battery, brake fluid flush, tires, and I would also change trans fluid and coolant change. I know, the last two are LIFETIME, but I would feel better changing them. I also know all that can be done at a fraction of the cost to trade.cptnsolo77 wrote:Why are you getting rid of the Vibe ? As others stated you are far better off selling the Vibe on your own
Not really. They say that because people treat cars like a disposable thing. Use 3-4 years, throw away and buy new. Toyota actually says to change IV ATF at 60k (normal) or 30k (harsh conditions), 60k to 75k for the WS ATF. The SLLC pink coolant is supposed to last 100k miles, but mainly what you're looking for is a change in pH that leads to corrosion.Vulcan05 wrote:trans fluid and coolant change. I know, the last two are LIFETIME
Yep, hit in the rear in January this year. The Vibe was totaled but we are okay. The other driver was cited and their insurance is paying.vibenvy wrote:Were you and the Vibe in an accident?beemerphile1 wrote:I just received $9,100 for my 2009 in an insurance settlement.
Sorry to hear that . Did you / are you going to get another Vibe?beemerphile1 wrote:Yep, hit in the rear in January this year. The Vibe was totaled but we are okay. The other driver was cited and their insurance is paying.