TRADE VALUE - WHERE TECHNOLOGY MEETS COMMON SENSE
One of the most contentious elements of a car purchase is the value of the trade. Let's face it, we all believe our current car is worth more than what it probably is or what someone else will pay for it. Valuing a trade is difficult work. It requires experience, use of technology, and just plain common sense. For example, trading in a Mini Cooper convertible in November will have less value than trading it in April. Also, vehicles will loose some value when there is a major design change for the same model. In some cases the sources above will vary by thousands of dollars. So what's the value of your trade? It's somewhere in between the five sources above less deductions for damage, repairs, etc. At Subaru of Keene, we will use all of the resources available to us to fairly and accurately determine the Actual Cash Value (ACV) of your trade and back it up with documentation
to show how we arrived at that number.
Some dealers will over-inflate the value of a trade (because that's what you want to hear) but then over-price the car you are buying. Remember, a GOOD DEAL is the lowest price on the new car and a fair ACV for your trade. Each should be considered separately.