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Trade in vehicle question

I know selling my vehicle myself is the better option (more money than I would get if I trade it in). There is a repair I apparently need that is going to cost over $1000. (Waiting on a second quote).

My question is I’m planning on getting a new vehicle and trading my vehicle in. Would it be wiser to fix the issue first or just do the trade in without the fix?

It’s the left leaf spring that apparently needs to be replaced but getting both the left and right done is being recommended.

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  1. Rhon Magyar Rhon Magyar says:

    I would trade if they’re willing to accept it needing an expensive repair and be done with it if your vehicle is an older one

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  2. Trade it in for sure!

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  3. Let the dealership fix it. Their cost is lower than yours.

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  4. Karen Proulx Karen Proulx says:

    I am a new vehicle sales manager at Northgate Chev. I would advise you to trade it as is. Your trade value will not increase by the amount you send to repair it. So let the dealer pay for the repair since it costs us less to repair.

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  5. The only problem with trading it in broken is the new buyer ends up fixing it

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  6. How much is it insured for? I have a friend with a box full of matches.

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  7. I would take it in as is. It should not change how much for your trade in by that much. It would cost you more to repair it yourself then what you would get back.

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  8. Purdy Travis Purdy Travis says:

    Take it in as is. I did that with my caravan a couple years ago. Was told didn’t matter if I fixed the transmission leak or not I would still have gotten the 12k trade in value.

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  9. If you’re willing to sell it privately, fix the issue first. It’s really hard to sell a vehicle that’s not in good condition, because buyers will be wondering what else will go wrong with it. I’m selling a car, and could easily get $10,000 for it, dealer offered me $4000 for a trade in

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  10. Shelley Lohr Shelley Lohr says:

    Trade it in 99% of the dealerships will fix all repairs before trying to sell it

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  11. Wait, I’m confused are you selling your vehicle privately or trading it in at a dealership? if you are selling it privately, then repair the front spring, do you want someone buying a hazardous vehicle? Plz don’t sell your vehicle without repairing it! But if you are trading in at a dealer, it would be very smart to let the dealership repair it, you won’t get face value for you vehicle either way. Trading it at the dealership is a wise option.

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  12. If you go to Eastglen highschool mechanic shop you only have to pay for the parts not the labour. Might be a good option if you don’t want to pay $1000

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  13. If the car has over 100000 kms on it you will do better to fix and sell privately or sell as is at a lower price if the car is under 100000kms then look at a trade in

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