Getting Rid of My Car: What's the easiest way that will make the most?
August 26, 2014 2:04 PM Subscribe
I inherited my mom's car three years ago, and since then my (old) car has been sitting in my driveway. I would like to get it out of my driveway, and if possible make a little money on it, but want to do it in the least time- or effort-intensive way.
I've been putting off dealing with selling the car and my boyfriend is getting tired of looking at it (and the space it takes up). It's a 2004 Hyundai Accent with only 64,000 but was keyed at one point, so it's not in the most impressive physical condition. No major mechanical problems that I know of, although it was in an accident and rebuilt years ago (and I haven't driven it for about two years). Kelley Blue Book estimates trade-in value at $1800 and private sale value at $2600 (for good condition. My car is probably between good and fair).
I have considered just donating it to my local public radio station, which is probably the easiest option, but obviously won't give me any profit (other than the tax write-off).
I have also considered taking it to Car Max (or some place similar), but I have no experience with that, and am not sure how it works (whether they would want my car at all, for example).
I could try to sell it on Craigslist, which would probably give me the most cash, but I really don't want to deal with that if it isn't absolutely necessary.
Are there any options I haven't considered? Are there aspects to each of the options I've mentioned that I should consider? Any advice/experiences appreciated!