Help me sell a car
May 9, 2014 12:19 PM Subscribe
I have a car with damage that was returned to me as part of a divorce settlement. My lawyer says the damage is not worth pursuing in court, so I need your help to sell it and maximize my money.
posted by entropicamericana to Travel & Transportation (9 answers total)
The car in question is a 2010 Honda Civic w/ 27,500 miles. It has cigarette burns on the interior upholstery (front and rear), a large dent on the front fender, and various other dings and scratches.
I've priced it in KBB and Edmunds, but they seem to vary by $1000-2000 dollars. Is KBB still the standard? (I reside in California.) The car is also in need of new tires, front brakes, battery, and a new driver's side visor.
My questions are:
Should I sell it as-is, or is it worth repairing the exterior appearance given the damage to the interior? Estimates have ranged from $1200 to $3000.
I've been told I would be better off putting money into the appearance rather than the brakes, tires, etc. True?
Any advice would be appreciated!