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Old 02-06-2009 Friday, 12:51 PM
miss_mel miss_mel is offline
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Is is possible to do an "even trade" on your vehicle?

We have 2 cars- DH has a 2002 Ford F150 (which is paid off) and I have a 2007 Nissan Sentra- which I love, but never get to drive. We bought the Sentra thinking it would be more family friendly and it is good on gas. The problem is now DH has a really long commute to work everyday and I work from home, so I don't have to drive as much, so now he takes the car to work everyday and I'm stuck driving the truck.

Well, I hate driving it, it is so hard to get Maddie in and out of the car seat (it has an extended cab and I have to climb in the back to strap her in), it is very big and hard to park......basically, it's driving me crazy.

But, it is paid off, and we can't really afford another car payment right now. I wonder if it is possible to trade it evenly for something else that has around the same value? Has anyone done this before? Advice???
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Old 02-06-2009 Friday, 01:03 PM
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i *doubt* you'd be able to get an even trade. You'd probably still owe SOMETHING at the end. Otherwise the dealership wouldn't be making any money off you.
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Old 02-06-2009 Friday, 01:05 PM
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I think most people and dealerships are trying to sell for a profit. My dad has done even trades, but he's in the business of "classic" cars. Sorry I'm no help. Good luck though.

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Old 02-06-2009 Friday, 01:26 PM
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You would have to find a car that cost less then the truck in order to make it work.
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Old 02-06-2009 Friday, 06:26 PM
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You could try craigslist and see if anyone wants to trade you. You'd have to be a bit flexible in what you were looking for though. Not sure what you would do about the taxes part.
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