Originally Posted by rraguilar09
I have been looking at trading it in for a while now but im going to have to pay it off a while longer bc they are only offering me 12k for it n i still owe about 14k on it plus the market here is definitely for 2wd and only a couple of 4wd show up. You guys think it would be easier just to hang on to it til i get out there? bc the 4x4 market seems to be almost everywhere i looked on autotrader.
Is 12k the dealerships first offer? That's about what they offered me for my old Infiniti, even though kbb and edmunds said it was worth 17k. It took me about a month and a half to get them to the right number on the trade and the new truck, but I got them up to what I thought the value should be.
Are you looking to get a new or used tacoma? Dealerships have more 'wiggle' room in used cars. I know you owe 14, but how much is it worth? You could also check with carmax. as long as it hasn't been wrecked, getting an appraisal from them might not hurt, and since they will buy your truck outright, you can look to purchase from an individual.
I would find out how much it's worth and make an offer to a dealership. Make sure the offer is fair for both parties involved. If they reject the offer (which they will do), walk out and tell them to call you when they are ready to make a deal.
Also, I've never lived there, but I do have family that does. You are definitely going to want 4 wheel drive.