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Dealerships have 2 tactics they will use on you when you go to trade the car in. Either they will offer to buy your car for what you owe on it and then you end up paying more for your new vehicle OR they will pay you blue book value for your car (whatever it's worth at the time) and give you a fair deal on your new vehicle. Best bet: sell your car person to person, then use that money to pay off your loan and get the title to sign over to the new buyer. When that deal is done, shop around for new vehicles. Trade-ins are almost never worth it. You are always going to be upside down when you come away.

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