Suddenly outgrew our brand new car. What to do?
January 1, 2011 9:29 PM Subscribe
We need to sell our almost brand-new car. How can we do it without losing too much money?
posted by zsazsa to Travel & Transportation (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
In July we found out we were expecting another child and decided to move up a bit in size and buy a new Toyota Prius. One month after we buy the car (and after the time we can "return" it to the dealer) we find out we're not expecting just one kid, we're expecting twins. All of a sudden, we've outgrown our brand-new car and we need to sell it. Three car seats and a stroller for everyone simply cannot fit.
Six months down the line, we're still trying to figure out what to do. Sell on Craigslist? I'm wary of flakes, especially after trying to sell a used car a couple years ago. The added difficulty of the buyer having to line up financing would complicate that as well. Sell to the Toyota dealer we bought the car from originally, telling our funny sob story? Sell to another dealer? CarMax (the closest one is over 100 miles away)? We're leaning towards buying a used car, possibly from a private party, so
trading it in is probably not an option.
So, any advice, experiences, or anecdotes?